And you thought the Windsor was the very apogee of sartorial chutzpah. Feh.
The fancy folk at Agree or Die have how-to videos and tutorials to help you
throttle yourself get your Barney Stinson on with the nifty Eldridge Knot, the impressive Trinity Knot and the mildly alarming Cape Knot.
None of us own ties here, but Bodger just Eldridged the laces of one of his rainbow-pattern Converse low-tops to the radiator.
Redditor mard86 received an email from a colleague explaining that he would be late for work because he was trying to ‘untie a squirrel tail knot’. When asked for a picture, the above snap arrived along with the following explanation:
I was pressed into squirrel rescue this morning on my way out. 5 young squirrels got tangled in Christmas lights in my neighbor’s yard. We got the lights off, but now their tails are one big knot, so I have to bring them into a rescue place to untie them, as I am unequipped to untie squirrel tail knots. I should be in this afternoon.
And you thought you had a lot of free time.
The Celtic Apple by the Art Repair Shop, a New York-based online recycling service that renders everyday objects into works of art. Kinda.
Sez the repair person:
In a way it made me think of the recent IT bubble in Ireland, and the whole myth of the Celtic Tiger, which turned out to be very expensive for the Irish people. I found some nice knot patterns on Youtube, further implicating the myth of the Celts in the modern digital age, and proceeded to turn the cable into a “Tree of Life” Celtic knot. I mounted the necklace I now had in a simple box frame to further separate it from the everyday and emphasise its mythical qualities.
Meanwhile, the Celtic Apple’s humble origins:
Celtic Apple, Object Number 2 (ArtRepairShop.com)
(Thanks Karina Bracken)
Aw. See what Christina Moralejo did there?