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Jun 10, 2013

A Self-Sustaining Tree House Community in Costa Rica

Inside the rain forests of Costa Rica, there's an entire "neighborhood" of tree houses... a full community complete with a cafe, community center, and, oh yeah: a network of zip lines, which residents use to move among the tree top properties.    … read more

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Jun 07, 2013

Inspiring Interiors: Maurizio Zucchi's Amazing Home

Inspiring Interiors - Maurizio Zucchi [http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2011/07/25/home-of-maurizio-zucchi-italy/]

When it comes to interior design inspiration, the Italian approach always tops my list. So, I'm grabbing a few tips from this inspiring home to spruce up my place.… read more

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Jun 05, 2013

Fun Fact of the Day: Why Coffee is Called Joe

Meet Joe. As in a "cup of..." I always thought this colloquial term was a corruption of "java" or the name's generality, the everyman. But it turns out, there was a very specific Joe from whom the nickname was derived:  

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Jun 04, 2013

A Felted TV Dinner

created at: 06/04/2013

Fiber artist LeBrie Rich created this fantastic vintage-inspired "TV dinner," complete with a rabbit-eared television, a nostalgic Hamm's beer, and a wooly turkey dinner.    … read more

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Jun 04, 2013

Design For Your Walls: The Tear Off Wallpaper by ZNAK

ZNAK Tear Off Wallpaper

Renters rejoice! A tearable wallpaper that' clean, stylish, and easy to use. Looky here:… read more

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Jun 03, 2013

DIY Small-Batch, Artisanal High Fructose Corn Syrup

Artist and designer Maya Weinstein engages both the industrial food complex and the artisanal handmade food movement with her "DIY High Fructose Corn Syrup" kit.   … read more

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May 31, 2013

That One Time When I Shaved My Beard and Made Silly Faces...

created at: 05/31/2013

I guess it's because it's basically summer. The weather is hot, I'm officially in the groove of bike season, so I decided it was time to say goodbye to the beard.   … read more

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May 31, 2013

The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men

This month's issue of The Atlantic features an article exploring how most contemporary men don't have much a relationship (either good or bad) to the "amoral virtue" of masculine charm.   … read more

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May 30, 2013

Have You Tried Your State Cocktail? 50 Drinks from 50 States

 This weekend, why not toast with a little regional flair?    … read more

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May 30, 2013

Modern Meets Heritage: The Kunsthaus Graz

Credit: [Eduardo Martinez, Nicolas Lackner, Christian Plach]

The Kunsthaus Graz is the perfect example that modern design and heritage buildings can coexist in the same area.… read more

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May 29, 2013

What to Watch on Netflix: A Flowchart

created at: 05/29/2013

With the television season winding down and the theaters full of mostly superheroes, summer is the time for going back into the archives, and catching a quality series or some films you may have missed. These days, that's easier than ever with online media streaming services, but with algorithms making recommendations, there are likely things that you'll totally love that have never showed up in your "Recommended" section.   … read more

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May 29, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: May 29, 2013

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. 

Just to be clear, what you're looking at right there is an actual 1953 Volkswagen Beetle that's been morphed into a perfect sphere. (!!!)    … read more

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May 24, 2013

A Note to Self...


A note to self - May 24, 2013:    … read more

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May 23, 2013

A Balanced Diet: Classic Recipes Deconstructed as Precariously Balanced Sculptures

Italian designer and stylist Elena Mora and photographer  Karsten Wegenerto created this playful series of still life images featuring meal ingredients arranged into carefully balanced structures.    … read more

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May 22, 2013

Stellar Brand Design for Meteor Merlot

Meteor Merlot

Drinking wine has never looked this good...at least not before the second glass and we get all starry-eyed (Get it? And I'm sorry).… read more

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