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Feb 20, 2012

How to: Make the Ultimate Lasagna Bolognese

There are few dishes with such a broad quality/identity spectrum as lasagna. Done well, it's an epic experience: layers upon layers of noodles, meat ragu, bechamel, and just the right amount of cheese. Done poorly, it's just some wide pasta with hamburger, Prego, and ricotta. Or worse...frozen, with eighty grams of saturated fat per serving and three days worth of… read more

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Feb 20, 2012

"Star Wars" Characters Meet Street Fashion

He Wears It is a mashup project by Hong Kong-based designer John Woo. The artist illustrates your favorite male Star Wars characters wearing stylish mens clothing from fashion designers and labels. 

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Feb 20, 2012

How to: Take Amazing Photos with Your Smart Phone

created at: 02/20/2012

These days, with the large storage spaces, cloud syncing, and incredible quality of smartphone cameras, there's every reason to use your phone to capture ideas and memories. And if you're anything like me, that means all the tasty food your making at home, creating with friends, or finding when you're out on the town.

Chicago-based food photographer Stephen Hamilton offers some great video tips for getting the best images possible with your smart phone, and making sure they look great, and become as blog/Facebook/Twitter/Flickr/Pinterest/Instagram worthy as… read more

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Feb 20, 2012

Toy Vehicles Made From Their Own Packaging

created at: 02/19/2012

Tube Toys are little toy vehicles created by London-based designer Oscar Diaz that are assembled from their own packaging. Inside each package are components like wheels and stickers that are inserted into pre-cut slots in the package.… read more

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Feb 17, 2012

6 DIY Workbench Projects You Can Build in a Weekend

created at: 02/12/2013

No matter what you make, you've gotta have a place to do it. And while you're dining room table might work for light projects, I say any serious maker, crafter, or artist needs a proper… read more

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Feb 17, 2012

Cooking with Beer: 14 Recipes Featuring Stouts, IPAs, and More!

Beer = excellent for drinking with food. Right? Yes. Okay...

But, it also had unique properties that lend themselves to many awesome cooking techniques and recipes. It's carbonated brings texture, the bitterness of hops can cut through other strong flavors, and the maltiness is a perfect match for lots of proteins, like beef, cheese, and many beans.

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Feb 17, 2012

Stunning Trompe L'Oeil Alphabet Photography

New York-based photographer Bela Borsodi uses clever perspective to create trompe l'oeil typography inside these brilliant installation images.

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Feb 16, 2012

How to: Make Kimchi - An Easy, At Home Recipe

created at: 02/16/2012

Over the last few years, I've become fascinated with fermentation. I love the idea that you can purposefully use little microbes to make food taste awesome, and that many foodstuffs are actually only possible by can actually encouraging bacteria and yeasts to grow in your food. 

Nothing represents naturally fermented foods like kimchi, the family of fermented vegetable pickles from Korea. The most familiar is napa cabbage kimchi, or baechu, which is quite easy to make at home using mostly supermarket ingredients and a few Asian specialities. It's loads of fun, requires no canning equipment or special yeasts, and can be made easily in your home kitchen. If you've got a batch of kimchi in the fridge, you've got dinner.

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Feb 16, 2012

Awesome Photos from the World's Largest Dodgeball Game

created at: 02/16/2012

For the third year in a row, the University of Alberta has broken the Guiness record for the world's largest dodgeball game. Nearly 5,000 (4979) participants gathered on February 3rd, beating the previous record of 4,488. I think the yellow team… read more

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Feb 16, 2012

How to: Make a Penny Desk!

created at: 02/16/2012

I've long admired this floor tiled with pennies, and prayed for the guts to create a similar installation in my house. First step: save some pennies. Second step: buy a house. Until then, I might try the technique on something a little less permanent, like a tabletop...or my desk!… read more

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