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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

Popsicles for Grown Ups: 6 Booze-Infused Frozen Treats on Sticks!

It's officially ice cream season, as well as time to switch from the warming, darker spirited drinks to the cool, freshing cocktails of summer. 

Or, if you do it right, both at the same… read more

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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 The latest, twenty-volume edition of the Oxford English Dictionary records 171,476 words in current use, with 47,156 outdated words, and countless techinal terms, neologisms, and common words borrowed from other languages.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… read more

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May 16, 2012

I Love Having You at Home...

A lovely… 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… 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… read more

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May 15, 2012

How to: Make Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders

It's the sort of post that needs no introduction: it's a burger, on a mini bun, with barbeque sauce, and whiskey. And! The pre-pattied meat in the process photo looks like a… read more

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May 15, 2012

Kids Recreate the "Sabotage" Music Video by the Beastie Boys

created at: 05/15/2012

To pay tribute to Beastie Boys Adam "MCA" Yauch, filmaker James Winters, along with wife, kids, and nephew, made a shot-by-shot recreation of one of the 90s most iconic music videos, the Spike Jonze-directed "Sabotage"...starringread 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.

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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… read more

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