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The Bombshell Who Fought Bombs with her Mind - Hedy Lamarr Two Toned Mug - Arkadina.comHedy Lamarr was an incredible woman. In fact she’s the reason I’m able to post this blog to my website and you’re able to read it. Yes, she was an inventor and responsible for wifi. She invented the concept of packet switching during the Second World War, although I believe it had a different name then.

Born in Austria, Hedy fled the Nazi occupied country in the middle of the night (or so goes the story) and wound up under contract in Hollywood. Her beauty combined with the risk√© content of one of her early Austrian films, Ecstasy, meant she was typecast and not given much of a chance to develop as an actress. But that didn’t stop her developing her mind: she had a small silence lab on set and worked at inventions while shooting. All her life, in fact coming up with many inventions including one to help the US war effort. Unfortunately, her Austrian roots led to her being regared with suspicion by the America government and neither she, nor her collaborator, ever earnt a thing for their invention and she wasn’t even recognised for it until about 50 years later! Among many other things inventor’s mind even helped pioneer a lot of the cosmetic surgery procedures we see all around us now. A truly amazing woman.

What Would Hedy Lamarr Do? Two toned green mug

Hence the mug. I wonder what great ideas can come to us if we ask – What Would Hedy Lamarr Do?

I’m excited. I’ve made my very first actual physical product. And it’s out and about on the interwebz as we speak. Or rather as I type and as you read. Behold the awesome! It’s double sided and in Pink because it was Joan Crawford’s favourite colour. What do you think? Click the image, or this […]

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Marlene Dietrich was, I think, the classic movie star whose work lead me down the glorious Golden Age of Hollywood rabbit hole. She was my gate-way drug, you could say. There was a big season of her films on tv when I was young and I couldn’t get enough of them. I seem to recall […]

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Halloween is less than 10 days away! Eeeek! How did that get here so fast. If you’re not completely set for your spooky decorations, like me ✋️, here’s a little scary cushion I made for us both, referencing the 1922 German Expressionist classic movie version of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. It’s one of my favourite books, […]

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