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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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May 09, 2012

How Much Money You Need To Realistically Recreate The Scrooge McDuck ‘Gold Coin Swim’

created at: 05/09/2012

When I was a kid, I loved nearly everything about Ducktales - the myth and culture-based plotlines, that guy that could count everything really fast then turn into a robot, to the oh-so-evil and impossibly named Flintheart Glomgold. But, even as a five-year-old, I was a skeptic about the famous Moneybin. I even remember asking my dad how it was possible to land on a giant pile of coins and sinking in, instead of just going splat on the surface. I even got out a jar of pennies and jammed them with my fist to see if I could break through.… read more

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May 09, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 09, 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.

Designers Philippe Stark and scientist David Edward have invented WA|HH Quantum Sensations, an alcohol spray that gets you instantly drunk.     … read more

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May 09, 2012

A Camera That Prints Text Descriptions Instead of Photos?

created at: 05/08/2012

Matt Richardson created a very unique camera that manages to be both technologically sophisticated, yet lo-fi enough to make pinhole cameras seem advanced. When a picture is taken with this camera you actually don't get a picture at all…the camera prints out a description of the picture instead. Confused? Stay with me for a second and I'll explain.   … read more

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May 08, 2012

The Avengers and the Dogs That Look Like Them

created at: 05/08/2012

I have not seen The Avengers film yet. I probably couldn't even name all of them if I tried. (Thinks about it...) Nope, I can't.

I do, however, think this is very funny.    … read more

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May 08, 2012

Roger Ebert Chooses the 10 Greatest Films of All Time

created at: 05/08/2012

For the past forty years, the U.S.'s most well-known film critic has keep a list of the ten greatest films of all time. Once every ten years (1972, 1982, 1992, 2002), he updates the list to reflect the releases of the last decade. He says, "To add a title, I must remove one. Which film can I do without? Not a single one."    … read more

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May 08, 2012

The Periodic Table of Meat

Jeff Wysaski, the author/humorist behind A Handy Map of Hell and The United States of Scary Things, offers The Periodic Table of Meat.   … read more

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May 07, 2012

Tiny Bug Memorials Pay Homage to Fallen Insects

Take a look at the above photo. It'll take you a second to realize what you're looking at, and then, you will love it.   … read more
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May 07, 2012

Timewaster of the Day: Translation Party

created at: 05/07/2012

As if you needed something else to play with on the internet, Translation Party is a fascinating look at how there continues to be plenty of tasks that machines can't do as well as the human brain. You simply type in a phrase, and… read more

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May 07, 2012

Flowcharts of Beatles Lyrics

Artist and designer Sarah Emerson is having a blast creating this graphic diagrams of Beatles lyrics. The last level of this… read more

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