This is Isis, a $200+ luxury puzzle that we carry at Marbles, the brainy games store where I now work. We got to learn a bit about this thing today and actually handle the floor model, which feels like it weighs five pounds. It moves with refined, watch-like precision and is exquisite, refined, and mysterious in every sense. It looks like the thing that you shouldn’t touch in every Egyptian-themed horror movie, only more beautiful.
Isis is the first in a series of five puzzles, only three of which are available currently - the last is set to be released in 2016. Each puzzle has a secret, because here’s where it gets really exciting. Even though Isis is one of the hardest puzzles in the world, once you open it, you’re only half done. Inside you find a serial number for a key (a physical key that the Isis manufacturers will send you) that unlocks a hidden pyramid in a secret global location. You can find money. Actual money. This is the closest to all of my sexy globe-trotting mummy-cursed archaeologist fantasies that I will probably ever get.
I think I might be sexually attracted to this puzzle.
I swear to christ I’ve never heard of this before but I actually had a dream where people kind of did something similar to this only instead of just a ball they were whole manufactured ruins built in the middle of the city and every year they’d unveil a new one and if you were smart enough to figure out the mysteries you could win ridiculous amounts of money.
it’s a fucking ace idea and I’m kind of terrified that someone had the same idea only in a more marketable way.
Shit, I know I’d steal this for a story hook.
We will show you such pleasures.
Holy jesus fuckballs I want this so badly.
My eight-year-old self just lost her shit. I will sell my soul for one of these.
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies’ Tinned Fear
Each tin contains the precise emotion on the label, prepared in the form of boiled sweets and these specially commissioned stories: “A Vague Sense of Unease” by Laura Dockrill, “The Collywobbles” by Nick Hornby, “The Heebie Jeebies” by David Nicholls, “Escalating Panic” by Joe Dunthorne, and “Mortal Terror” by Zadie Smith.
Your keyboard is now Daft Punk…
this is not a video, click on it
There are no words. Only tears. From the beauty of it all.
15 minutes well fucking spent
‘bani thani’, a recreation of the mona lisa by rajasthani artist gopal swami khetanchi
This is brilliant.
When the color “nude” doesn’t quite match you, you can refer to artist Pierre David’s Human Pantone, a redesigned version of the famous color chart that reflects the wide variety of skin types.
“The Gentlemen of Bacongo” is a book Released in 2009, by Photographer Daniele Tamagni. The book features a subculture in the Congo where men express their creativity through their clothing. They are part of a cultural movement called Le Sape “a clique of extraordinarily dressed dandies from the Congo. Despite years war and abject poverty, these men dress in tailored suits, silk ties, and immaculate footwear
This is Africa, our Africa
This is so damn powerful.
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Sweet baby jesus. Allllllllllllllllll the want!
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I DESIRE THESE
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