Lucky Dip – A Selection of Strange and Awesome Stuff – January 8th, 2015

LEGO kit by Thomas Poulson.

Tired of space ships and castles? LEGO occasionally opens up their design process and accepts submissions, which people can then vote on. This set of UK birds by bird enthusiast Thomas Poulson was the latest set on offer and the original release sold out on the first day. [Via This Is Colossal]

Stylish stewards – Braniff airline cabin crew dons the latest in designer fashions.

That time in the late-60s when a Texas-based airline hired Emilio Pucci to design their uniforms. I want all of this (I’d fist fight anybody for a pair of those green and orange go-go boots) but apparently it’s very hard to track down now. [Via Messy Nessy Chic]

Paper cut art by Maude White.

My hand cramps up just thinking about trying to do something like this, but paper artist Maude White creates some truly incredible pieces. [Via This Is Colossal]

Spider lady. Waiting for her prey?

In the days before TV and the Internet, you couldn’t beat a good fair, especially if it included a freak show. This collection of photos from a fair in West Virginia is creepy on many levels. [Via Dangerous Minds]

A door hanger from the Samburu Game Lodge in the Isiolo District of Kenya.

A tie or a sock over the door knob makes the point, but who knew there was real art behind the hotel “Do Not Disturb” sign? [Via Collector’s Weekly]


The New York Public Library has a massive collection of menus from around the world, 25,000 of which were donated by a single person. [Via Messy Nessy Chic]