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.

Posts tagged #what


Holy fuck

Is that one of the Manhattan tunnels?!

The local shawarma place now accepts bitcoin and dogecoin #wow


if this is some sort of long troll or performance art, it has long since ceased to be funny

haha two votes

seriously though she appears to have lost her goddamn mind.

The world we live in.

I’ve got mixed feelings about this. It’s tasty, but at what cost?


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.

So that’s what that feels like.


Holy god, Mother Russia is weird.

What a way to go.

"What are you doing in there? It sounds like you’re regrouting the tile!"
“I’m moistening the hermit crab’s sand so he can burrow again!”