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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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May 31, 2011

Beer Can (and Should!) Be a Key Ingredient in Lots of Tasty Cocktails

Beer is meant to stand on its own. Whether it's ice cold or cellar temp, from a draft or a bottle (or, gah, cans), in a frosty mug or a fancy snifter, it doesn't ask to play well with others. It's not an ingredient, but a finished product.

Except, it does work well in cocktails. "Beer has taken on a new and nuanced role… read more

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May 27, 2011

Pop Culture Quiz: Play Name that Movie with Clockbusters

created at: 05/27/2011

Veer, a stock image company, has a fun new game - Clockbusters - that tosses up three related images from its collection, and then challenges you to name the movie which they… read more

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May 27, 2011

Literally Unbelievable: Fake News Stories Taken Seriously on Facebook

The Onion is well-known for its ability to create humorous fake news stories that still manage to comment on the truth of contemporary experience.

Though, not everyone knows that. Like these users on Facebook, who seem to honestly share Onion news headlines with their friends, who are equally… read more

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