I have a deadly weakness for clothes from Volante Design, the “streetwear for superheroes” company in Chicago whose jackets, coats and vests I’ve been wearing since I found them at a Comic-Con in 2014.
The company’s just announced its first waterproof piece, “The Tracer,” a waxed-cotton jacket “inspired by the fighter pilots of the 20s and 30s,” available in women’s and men’s cuts, in three color schemes. They’re taking pre-orders now for early July shipping.
This kind of design is total catnip for me — and waxed cotton is pretty much my favorite textile. As with all of Volante’s designs, there’s a lot of understated, thoughtful stuff going on with these jackets, from the contrasting panels and stitching to the collar strap and the fold-back cuffs.
Paul from Yog Soggoth Dot Com writes, “To celebrate 19 years of the YSDC web site we’ve released a Limited Edition Wax Cylinder recording of one of our podcast shows on 19 cylinders. Yes, there really is a podcast on it. Fewer than 19 cylinders are available from the set as some people already have […]
There are plenty of extremely talented young women who make good money running social media feeds of their fantastic makeup artistry, but they don’t have a patch on the artistry of the women and girls who specialize in horror makeup effects, perfecting and sharing techniques for the grossest, greatest prosthetic-and-paint monster and gore effects.
Corie J Weaver writes to tell us that Dreaming Robot (previously is kickstarting its latest science fiction anthology for kids, The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, “the fourth collection of science fiction stories for middle grade readers, with a focus on diversity and representation.”
COGZ is a game where up to six players compete to see who can fix a mad scientist’s color-coded machine, and it’s currently available in the Boing Boing Store.In this Mensa-endorsed tabletop game, players take turns laying gear tiles to connect like-colored segments. Points are scored when complex paths are finished, but your unfinished arrangements […]
Whether you desperately need to locate your wedding ring in the sink drain or accurately determine how much hair is clogging your shower, this Waterproof Endoscopic Camera will give you a clear window into your home’s tightest crevices.This rugged camera comes with an adjustable LED lamp to illuminate the situation. Its 720p HD resolution provides […]