Desk to Desk [via Nina Reznick]

Discover the hidden features and intricate interior of this cabinet. One of the finest achievements of European furniture making, this cabinet is the most important product from Abraham (1711--1793) and David Roentgen's (1743--1807) workshop. A writing cabinet crowned with a chiming clock, it features finely designed marquetry panels and elaborate mechanisms that allow for doors and drawers to be opened automatically at the touch of a button.

Owned by King Frederick William II, the Berlin cabinet is uniquely remarkable for its ornate decoration, mechanical complexity, and sheer size.

This cabinet is from Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens:

Footage courtesy of VideoART GmbH and Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Burger King | Whopper Neutrality [via Nina Reznick]

The repeal of Net Neutrality is a hot topic in America, but it can be very difficult to understand. That’s why the BURGER KING® brand created WHOPPER® Neutrality, a social experiment that explains the effects of the repeal of Net Neutrality by putting it in terms anyone can understand: A WHOPPER®
sandwich. This effort aims to help people understand how the repeal of Net Neutrality will impact their lives. The BURGER KING® brand believes the Internet should be like the WHOPPER® sandwich: the same for everyone.

Help keep Net Neutrality safe by signing the petition at "Actual Guests. Fake pricing for illustration purposes only. TM & © 2018 Burger King Corporation. All rights reserved."

Honor • Inspire • Ignite

Honor. Inspire. Ignite. These words epitomize the HERstory® Apparel mission - to honor the trailblazing women of the past, inspire the amazing women of today and ignite a future generation of girls through history and fashion. We created this brand to provide women and girls access to creative and empowering apparel, while paying homage to the incredible contributions of remarkable women largely ignored in history books. This brand is for badass women...young and old!

Where is Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster with Starman? [via Vincent Atchity]

On February 6, 2018, at 2045 UTC, the first Falcon Heavy was launched into space. It contained a very special payload- a Tesla Roadster with Starman.

 But where is this vehicle? 

The current location is 3,891,278 miles (6,262,406 km, 0.042 AU) from Earth, moving away from Earth at a speed of 7,391 mi/h (11,894 km/h, 3.30 km/s).
The car is 128,073,643 miles (206,114,612 km, 1.378 AU) from Mars, moving toward the planet at a speed of 42,079 mi/h (67,719 km/h, 18.81 km/s).
The car is 93,446,774 miles (150,388,051 km, 1.005 AU) from the Sun, moving away from the star at a speed of 10,622 mi/h (17,094 km/h, 4.75 km/s).
The car exceeded its 36,000 mile warranty 1,049.2 times while driving around the Sun, (37,769,895 miles, 60,784,773 km, 0.41 AU) moving at a speed of 71,614 mi/h (115,251 km/h, 32.01 km/s). The orbital period is about 557 days.
It has achieved a fuel economy of 299.8 miles per gallon (127.4 km/liter, 0.78467 liters/100 km), assuming 126,000 gallons of fuel.
Assuming the battery still works, Starman has listened to Space Oddity 5,799 times since launch in one ear, and to Is there Life On Mars? 7,814 times in the other ear.