Posts tagged japan

Advanced Toasting

I was pretty intrigued by the Balmuda, a highly-sought Japanese toaster that claimed to produce the perfect slice of toast. Three years on and Japan's specialization in extreme attention to detail and perfection has produced the Mitsubishi TO-ST1-T bread oven, an even more ludicrous single-slice toaster. If you're outside of Japan, you'll also need a transformer to supply 100V at 930W to make it work. I'll let you know how it goes.

Japan in 1.8 Million Bricks

This recreation of Japan in a mere 1,800,800 Lego bricks is pretty impressive. With 5000 builders, that's only 360 bricks each. With a relative scale, most of these buildings would be in space.

Reminds me (in scale, if nothing else) of the Lego house from the BBC's Toy Story series.

16th April, 3:40 pm

cheathco points out the kobe lie. you should read all 3 parts

19th March, 2:23 pm

google streetview isn't evil at all! this little guy works day and night to hide all your faces

25th October, 10:10 pm

in my mind, all japanese poeple are just like this

12th February, 2:51 pm

nice photo journal of the making of japanese knives. anyone know of a US reseller?

7th February, 7:40 am

awww. keepon dancing to another spoon track

16th October, 2:27 pm

salty points out this lovely article interviewing some original japanese game creators. "q: how difficult was it to make the game back then? a: it was very a difficult process. the hardest part was the development of a microcomputer."

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