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Jun 14, 2011

Typographic Movie Posters

created at: 06/14/2011

Hot on the heels of the minimal movie poster trend, artist Patrick Svensson has reduced the imagery even further by limiting his strokes to basic typographical characters.

Can you guess what they are, just by looking at the… read more

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Jun 14, 2011

Awesome People Hanging Out Together

created at: 06/14/2011

These days, our supermarket aisles are saturated with images of celebrities posing in the same places. Some reality TV contestant with some heiress, some basketball star and R&B singer smooching, etc. So many, in fact, that we forget the cool things that can happen when actual cool people know each other and hang… read more

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Jun 13, 2011

A Taxonomy of Wine Labels

created at: 06/13/2011

Most of us by wine by the label. I mean, sure, you look at the grapes and the region and the year. And the price, and perhaps that little piece of paper that the store tapes to the shelf if it scores higher than an 80 by Robert Parker or Wine Spectator. But, like with any food or drink, its usually the label that draws you in and gives you the info you… read more

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Jun 09, 2011

Infographic of the Day: The Psychology of Hoarders

created at: 06/09/2011

I was in the home of a hoarder once. In college, I went on a spring break service trip to the Rio Grande valley, and we were working on building a school playground. A woman came out and asked if a few of us would lend a hand moving some heavy objects. My buddy Justin and I agreed, and followed her to her home.

When we entered, it was stacked floor to ceiling with file crates, storage bins, and more than anything, plastic grocery bags filled with never opened items, and labeled with masking tape. The "heavy objects" she needed us to move were Rubbermaid bins, stacked six or seven high, because the item she thought she wanted was in the bottom bin. It turned out it wasn't.

She was a very sweet and gracious woman, and even offered to make us lunch. It was a pretty eye-opening experience, one that I'm actually thankful to have experienced… read more

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Jun 09, 2011

Bacon Ipsum: A Meatier Lorem Ipsum Generator

created at: 06/09/2011

Bored with Lorem Ipsum copy? Then you must give the Bacon Ipsum generator a… read more

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Jun 08, 2011

Glowing Balls Of Light Created in Camera (No Photoshop!)

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 06/08/2011

Austrailian photographer Denis Smith uses a moving light source to create these long-exposure shots, inserting a glowing sculptural element into traditional landscape… read more

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Jun 08, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: June 8, 2011

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.

From I Love Belgium, "Known as the painter of deserts, Jean Vérame’s work has taken place in the rocky wastes of uninhabited deserts in Egypt, Morocco and Chad…" You've got to see the rest of… read more

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Jun 07, 2011

Booze it Up! 13 Awesome Recycled Bottle and Craft Projects

Webecoist sez, "Got a recycling bin full of glass bottles? Why waste them when you could have a new table lamp, candle holder, shelving unit, hummingbird feeder – even a house? Reuse beer, wine and liquor bottles for these 13 fun and creative crafts and projects for the home and… read more

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Jun 06, 2011

The World's Best iPhone Photography

created at: 06/06/2011I carry my iPhone with me wherever I go, and often, my DSLR and at least two lenses. I often use my phone's camera for taking notes, quick photos to send to Twitter, etc, but I still like having the dials, controls, and depth-of-field provided my actual camera...

My heavy, bulky, likely unnecessary camera.

At least, so says Objective Scenes, a "a group blog dedicated to the art of mobile photography. All pictures are shot and edited exclusively on mobile devices (iPhones, Android, etc)."… read more

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Jun 06, 2011

ManMade Giveaway: Win a $100 American Express Gift Card from HGTV

created at: 06/06/2011

There's no better motivation to get started on a new project than some fresh materials, waiting to be cut up, glued, painted, or whatever awaits. And there's no better way to get fresh materials than for free!

So, ManMade is pumped to be joining up with HGTV to giveaway a $100 American Express Gift Card so that you can buy the things you need to get… read more

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Jun 03, 2011

Out!

created at: 06/03/2011

Friends, I'll be away for the next three days speakin' and learnin' at the Midwest Craft Caucus. It's a gathering of some seriously creative and talented people from around the handmade scene. 

It's already a blast, and is only gonna get better.

Follow the madness at #mwcraftcaucus

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Jun 01, 2011

Gummy Bearskin Rug

created at: 06/01/2011

Sometimes, I see things that confirm my faith in… read more

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Jun 01, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: June 1, 2011

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.

Artist Spencer Tunick creates large-scale assemblies of nude volunteers and takes amazing photographs of the… read more

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Jun 01, 2011

DIY Flood Levees in Action

If you've been hanging out on the internet for the past week or so, you've likely seen one of these images of homes surrounded with a heavy mounded ring of earth and sand, and that ring surrounded by miles of water. These photos are quite striking, especially seen in contrast with one another.

The Daily Mail has rounded up a collection of these amazing photographs that you simply gotta… read more

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Jun 01, 2011

My Life is Complete

created at: 06/01/2011

When the little notification thing popped up on my phone this morning, I was, err, a little… read more

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