The Zipper Cup.

by Chris Gardner

Zipper Cup

The modern interlocking zipper was perfected in 1914 by Swedish-born Gideon Sundback. "Sundbäck developed a version based on interlocking teeth, the "Hookless No. 2", which was the modern metal zipper in all its essentials. In this fastener each tooth is punched to have a dimple on its bottom and a nib or conical projection on its top. The nib atop one tooth engages in the matching dimple in the bottom of the tooth that follows it on the other...

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Styrofoam Cup Art.

by Chris Gardner

death coil by Boy Obsolete.

Whenever you have the unfortunate occassion to be at an event that still serves hot beverages in styrofoam cups, you either 1) say "no thank you, it's 2009, and I won't use polystyrene any more, where's the drinking fountain"; or 2) suck it up, feel bad for compromising, enjoy your cocoa, then proceed to impress teeth marks around the top rim, and, if you're really bored, around the bottom angle.

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How to Make a To-go Coffee Cup Tissue Pop-up

by DIY Maven

How to Make a To-go Coffee Cup Tissue Pop-up

There’s a company out there called WeGo, that sells facial tissues in a take-away coffee cup. In the interest of DIY-ism, I bought one of these cups of 50 sand-paper-rough tissues for 3 bucks so I could pop off the top, rip the guts out and figure out how to make them. Here’s my easy, no-cost version.

What You Need

A cleaned, small to-go coffee cup and appropriately-sized lid to fit (the cup in the example is 4 ½" high with a 3 ½" top diameter)

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The Designer’s Cup

by DIY Maven

The Designer’s Cup

Anyone who has attempted to put pencil to paper in an effort to bring to fruition a spark of inspiration will appreciate this witty mug available at World Market.

The cup, embellished with the preliminary schematic of its own design, would be a great addition to the desk of your favorite engineer or designer. And at only $3.99, you can treat yourself to one as well.

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