Daily archives: January 25, 2013

Daily Blog 01/25/2013

  • If you have kids – or even if kids visit you regularly – you know how quickly their toys can take over your otherwise-minimalist interior. Mother and designer Amy Whitworth noticed this problem when she was building cardboard doll houses with her three-year-old daughter, and she decided to create doll furniture that doubles as grown-up furniture.

    tags: ideas dollhouse

  • “The Earth is but a tiny and precious world floating in a sea of natural resources. The riches of the solar system offer humanity both unprecedented prosperity and an improved environment. The resource potential of space outstrips that of any previous frontier – without the environmental impacts.”

    That quote forms the vision for Deep Space Industries (DSI), which has announced a plan to explore and mine asteroids flying near the Earth.

    tags: space

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B-Movie Night: The Cabin In The Woods

I really enjoyed this film, but if I tell you some of the reasons why I liked it I’ll spoiler it for you.

The Cabin In The Woods is about a trip to a cabin. In some woods. Five friends- a jock, a stoner, a geek, a bimbo and a chaste good girl, take a trip to the holiday cabin the jock’s cousin has just bought. Despite meeting a creepy stranger on the road to the forest, they’re soon enjoying the lake, discovering one way mirrors in the bedroom and finding creepy secrets in the basement.

Obviously, it all starts to go horribly wrong from here on. I just can’t tell you how or why.

If you enjoyed The Evil Dead or any slasher movies then you’ll find loats of nods and in-jokes in a very clever homage/pastiche/reimagining combo.