Author Archives: Chompsky

This morning.

Unspecified location (Dublin).

Thanks Gareth Butler

Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, last evening.

(Thanks Suzanne)

A short by Elli Vuorinen in which an optician grows tired of seeing the world too clearly as she comes to understand her inevitable involvement in its faults.


The Valpelline Bivouac –  an alpine shelter on a rocky peak in Italy’s Morion ridge – prefabricated offsite and dropped into place by helicopter.

Made from composite wooden panels and steel, anchored to the rock by cables, it offers a base for climbers trekking over the ridge, with cooking facilities, storage and stunning views of Becca di Luseney, Monte Rosa, and the Matterhorn.


A one-sixth scale Fallout 4 X-01 Power Armour action figure from Threexzero, standing 36.8cm tall and complete with light-up helmet, swappable head, detachable armour plates, Assaultron blade and 40 points of articulation.

Yours for about €335 (+P&P).

Previously: Your R2-D2 Action Figure Has Arrived


Ozzy Man’s  foul-mouthed review of unforgettable, occasionally regrettable moments from the year that was in it.


Scenes from this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival, featuring 29 light-based installations around the city’s canals and historic centre created by artists, designers and architects.

Above (from top): Gali May Lucas, “Absorbed by Light”; “Michela Bonzi, “Antenna Sud”; Peter Vink, “Mr. J.J. van der Veldebrug”; Jeroen Henneman, “Two Lamps”; OGE Group, “Light a Wish,”; Ivana Jelić & Pavle Petrović, “Starry Night” and Alicia Eggert, “All the Light You See”.


An addendum to yesterday’s post about the dollhouse furniture of Japanese miniaturist Kiyomi.

Namely, her insanely tiny model patisserie. 

Previously: The Miniaturist

An adorable, award-winning short directed by Jeremy Collins and Kelly Dillon of South African animation studio Triggerfish, wherein the adorable and persistent Penny learns to dive, unperturbed by the spotlight-stealing skills of a haughty older girl.


Behold: the McLaren 720S Spider – differing from its hardtop stablemate by way of a retractable glass panel roof that changes from clear to opaque at the touch of a button.

To offset the extra weight, the alloy wheels have been lightened and the rear spoiler recalibrated to adjust the relative aerodynamics when the roof is open or closed.

Yours for a mere €278,000.

Unless the aggressively finned Novitec 720S is more to your taste.