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May 17, 2012

The 15 Best Sports Logos of All Time

created at: 05/17/2012

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Nets moved to the new Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, New York, and got a brand new logo by partial owner, Jay-Z. The logo is a basic black-and-white treatment, with the shield motif, basketball, and team name from the previous incarnation reduced to a two-dimensional plane inspired by old public transporation signs. It wasn't super well-recieved by professional designers, who explain, "the logo family is technically worthless and embarrassing. … read more

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May 17, 2012

Incredible Photos of Gale-Force Winds Directly to the Face

Fun fact of the day: the term "gale-force" refers to winds scoring betwen 8 and 10 on the Beaufort windspeed scale, or about 40-65 miles an hour. That's tree-uprooting strength.

Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern has gathered more than one hundred individuals, blown these gale-force winds in their faces, and snapped a still photo of their visages going all wacky.

And it's awesome.  

 

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May 17, 2012

Tiny Boats Sailing on a Sea of Bedsheets

The work of Guatemalan photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma explores his mixed Latin and Mayan heritage. In his latest series, Ara Solis, he explores the relationship of colonialism and the draw towards exploration and adventure. "The photographer retains his center of attention on his cultural background through these figurative representations. It appears to be symbolic of the European migration to the west and settlement in the Americas with a dream.

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May 16, 2012

25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English

created at: 05/16/2012

By some estimates, there are around 170,000 words in current use in the English language. The latest, twenty-volume edition of the Oxford English Dictionary records 171,476 words in current use, with 47,156 outdated words, and countless techinal terms, neologisms, and common words borrowed from other languages.

And yet, there are still those ideas that you wanna express, and simply can't find the right term...cause it doesn't exist. In English, at least.

But other languages have all kinds of interesting concepts and vocab words for things you just need to descibe. These terms don't have an English equivalent, but after reading this list, you'll sure wish they did.    … read more

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May 16, 2012

I Love Having You at Home...

A lovely illustrated… read more

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May 16, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 16, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Dutch design firm Elroy Klee built these handmade LEGO "wigs" out of monochromatic bricks, customizing each piece to the models head, who then had to balance the work… read more

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May 16, 2012

A Skull Chandelier Made from Freely Hanging Crystals

created at: 05/15/2012

Sometimes I worry that writing too many posts about skull art will make me seem like a…morbid weirdo…but I couldn't help it this time. This skull chandelier by Kelly Lamb was just too cool to pass up.   … read more

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May 15, 2012

Why Did Men in the U.S. Stop Wearing Hats in Public?

created at: 05/15/2012

A hundred years ago, men didn't leave the house without a hat. Example: the image above, a rally in Union Square in NYC, full of people, full of hats.

created at: 05/15/2012

One hundred years later: Union Square in NYC, full of people, very few hats.

What happened?   … read more

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May 15, 2012

"Suspicious" Quotation Marks

created at: 05/15/2012

This one's for all the grammar and type nerds: you've seen it - on handmade banners, store signs, that one grandparent who always puts smart quotes around your name on your birthday card, as if they're not really wishing you the best this year, "Chris"

Unnecessary quotation marks. Or worse, suspicious quotation marks that … read more

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May 14, 2012

The Process: Meet Martin Greenfield, the World's Best Tailor

created at: 05/28/2013

Friends, meet Martin Green, the Brooklyn-based master of the custom suit, who's been called the world's greatest tailor, and has made a bespoke suit for nearly everyone who's in the business of needing a bespoke suit, including U.S. presidents and other government employees, and film and television departments, such as the vintage recreates

Martin's career began when he came to the U.S. in 1947 as a German concentration camp survivor, and began his apprenticeship in the garment industry as a "floorboy," running fabrics and patterns around the seamshop. He now owns that very company where he began, GGG Clothing, and tailors the best custom suits in the country.

He says, "Everybody is a perfect person. There are no two people alike that you'll meet in your lifetime...I have to make you a suit that fits you," as he describes the efforts he's able to make to accomodate for all kinds of body types and needs.

Watch this excellent video to learn more about this incredible man:   … read more

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May 14, 2012

The 10 Best Instant Ramen Asian Noodles from Around the World

created at: 05/14/2012

Though they're not something you want to eat everyday, instant Asian noodles are a pretty helpful thing to have on hand. Whether you're working on a project late into the night and realize it's 10:00 p.m. and you haven't had anything to eat all day, or if you need to keep something in your bottom desk at work for when you forget to pack, or if you simply don't feel cooking, it's nice to have something small and inexpensive. Just add some actual nutrients with some frozen vegetables, a fried egg or leftover roast chicken, and some fresh herbs and sauces to make it sing.    … read more

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May 14, 2012

DIY Idea: Make a Wrench Bottle Opener

There are all sorts of ways to open a bottle, but dare we say, none as stylish as opening one with a homemade combination wrench bottle opener.    … read more

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May 10, 2012

Infographic: What Your Facial Hair Says About You

created at: 05/10/2012

Based on data from Holy Taco and AskMen, the ackwardly named but engaging "What Your Facial Hair Tells Her" infographic explores what your face fuzz, or lack thereof, communicates to women.   … read more

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May 10, 2012

The Metrocard Project

created at: 05/10/2012

The Metrocard Project is an ongoing collective art collaboration that experiments with redesigning the iconic New York City Metrocard in new, unique ways.… read more

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May 09, 2012

How To Spice Up a Dull Landscape Painting: Put a Monster On It

created at: 05/09/2012

Slate reports of an emerging, curious inspiration phenomenon shared among diverse artists. Upon spying dated landscapes gathering dust in stacks in thrift stores and antique shops, likely never being sold but for their frames. A collection of artists have all independently come to the same conclusion about what’s missing: monsters.   … read more

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