New York Systems

I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.
There is just something about “I have lost the ability to can” that can’t be captured by “this is so great, it’s driving me crazy” or any variation thereof. Internet language does this all the time. Sometimes “AODEHwhddhwdwebw” is far more eloquent than saying “I’m so overtaken with emotion, I can barely type so I smashed the keyboard with my forehead.” The phrase “right in the feels” may, in fact, express more than “wow, [insert name of most popular BBC show of the day] made me so sad that I felt the pain as one would a physical blow.”


I just made a gif edit of this amazing Rekindle Candle by Benjamin Shine and thought I’d share the non-animated version as well. 

"The Rekindle Candle is a candlestick holder which collects the melting wax to form a new candle.  As the candle burns, melting wax drips from the candle and accumulates inside the transparent stem where a length of wick is centrally located.  Once full, the new molded candle can be removed from the central section to start the process again."

Any candle that drips enough wax to make this feasible is a shitty candle! That’s an art project, not a practical design.

I want to buy all these totebags
but I already have too many totebags



after montHs of Asking (or Pestering us, PrettY much) aBout thIs beautiful, fRuity creaTure, tHe Delicious star of our blog hAs finallY returned: the nanneRpuss Is baCK! so we mAde a hilariouS video for The spectacuLar evEnt. enjoY!

click here to watch it!

this is not fucking happening

Today in #brands

6 years!

This is the first time I’ve received one of these emails, actually.

We got some ice last night.

Yelp earns 2½ stars on Yelp.

Later in the film, Samantha reveals that she’s been having conversations with other artificial intelligences. Theodore is a bit taken aback, and Samantha soon asks if she can disengage from her conversation with him so that she can communicate with the intelligence “post-verbal.” We don’t know what post-verbal communication is like (for obvious reasons), but I’d wager that it’s something close to telepathy. Something like, “Hey, let me share every thought process I’m having right now, and allow it to influence yours, and you do the same, okay?” There’s no way for creatures who think at the speed Samantha and the other AIs do to address ideas and concepts in a chain-like manner, the way we do when we engage in dialogue. For all we as viewers know, post-verbal means post-language.