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Starbucks Customer Draws a Detailed Map of Middle-Earth From ‘The Lord of the Rings’ & ‘The Hobbit’ on a Coffee Cup

Middle-earth Starbucks Cup

Starbucks barista and redditor Carpe_Natem was recently given an inspirational boost during their shift after discovering that customer Liam Kenny had created an an extremely detailed map of Middle-earth on his coffee cup. Middle-earth is the fictional setting found in most of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s fantasy novels and the films based on them–The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. More photos of the unknown artist’s coffee cup are available to view on Instagram.

Middle-earth Starbucks Cup

Middle-earth Starbucks Cup

photos via reddit

via reddit

‘Latte Motion’, A Stop-Motion Animated Love Story Featuring 1,000 Cups of Coffee

“Latte Motion” is a touching stop-motion animated short created by Japanese company Ajinomoto General Foods using 1,000 cups of coffee to promote its latte drink flavoring, Maxim Stick. The “world’s first latte art animation” carries the decidedly pro-coffee tagline, “Latte warms the world.” The company has also posted a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the making of the short.

via The Presurfer

A Memory Chip Coffee Table With an Illuminated Infinity Screen

Memory Chip Coffee Table

reddit user DarrenDK created a wonderfully nerdy coffee table based on a UV erasable EPROM memory chip. In place of the chip’s quartz window, the table has a two-way mirror infinity portal filled with the Internet’s glowing “tubes.” The table is inspired by the 555 Timer Chip Footstool created by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.

Memory Chip Coffee Table

Memory Chip Coffee Table

photos via Darren

via reddit, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

A PlayStation Controller-Inspired Coffee Mug

Game Over Mug

The Game Over Mug is a ceramic mug by Craziest Gadgets that is shaped like a PlayStation controller. Once the beverage inside has been fully consumed, the words “game over” appear at the bottom of the mug–a helpful reminder to anyone pulling an all-nighter that it’s time for a refill.

The mug is currently scheduled to be available for purchase in February 2015.

The best part about this mug? When you get down to the end of your coffee it has a little hidden message for you written on the bottom of the cup: Game Over. Wah wah wah. Don’t worry, you can get a bonus life refill over at the coffee pot.

Game Over Mug

images via Craziest Gadgets

via Gizmodo Toyland

A Fully Functioning Nintendo Game Controller Coffee Table Designed After the Classic NES Controller From the 1980s

Functioning NES Controller Coffee Table

Logan Miller of MillerWoodshop has created an impressive and fully functioning NES game controller coffee table designed after the classic Nintendo Entertainment System controller from the 1980s. The table, which is available to purchase online from Miller’s Etsy store, comes equipped with a built-in retractable cable for plugging into any original NES console.

This table was built to scale with the original NES controller. This fully functional controller’s buttons have been tuned up for easy play. A heavy coat of clear polyurethane has been added to protect the table from scratches or rings from a glass. It’s a great item for children and adults. The NES coffee table has a modern style and a retro feel. It also comes with 6 spacers that have matching gray paint and gray felt on top and bottom of the cylinder shaped spacers.

Functioning NES Controller Coffee Table

Functioning NES Controller Coffee Table

Functioning NES Controller Coffee Table

Functioning NES Controller Coffee Table

photos via MillerWoodshop

via Spending It All, Design You Trust

Conan O’Brien Takes His Associate Producer Jordan Schlansky Coffee Tasting

On a recent episode of Conan, host Conan O’Brien took his associate producer Jordan Schlansky to Intelligentsia Coffee for a coffee tasting after Schlansky bought an unauthorized espresso machine for the office. O’Brien questions and mocks Schlansky about his coffee preferences as Intelligentsia employees talk about their roasting and tasting process. O’Brien has a history of picking on Schlansky in past segments on the show.

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‘The Silver Age of Comic Book Art’, A Beautiful Hardcover Coffee Table Book Celebrating Classic Superheroes

Silver Age

The Silver Age of Comic Book Art is a beautiful hardcover coffee table book by graphic designer Arlen Schumer that celebrates the classic work of legendary artists like Jack Kirby, Carmine Infantino, and Steve Ditko. The Silver Age of Comic Book Art is currently available via Amazon.

Some of the greatest comic book artists of their generation, who created some of their greatest work during The Silver Age of Comics (circa 1956-1970). They not only drew definitive versions of the medium’s greatest characters — including The Flash, Batman, Captain America, Superman, Thor, Green Lantern, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Green Arrow and more — but set trends in the art of comic book storytelling.

Silver Age

Silver Age

Silver Age

Silver Age

images via Arlen Schumer

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