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Dec 09, 2011

Amazing Photos of Paint Being Dropped into Water

The cover of my tenth grade chemistry book was amazing...it featured three graduated beakers full of blue liquid, into which bold, colorful liquids were being dropped, blooming and swirling wih clouds. I used to stare at it during tests when I'd forget my stoichiometry; perhaps to calm myself, or maybe because I was hoping I'd magically absorb the info inside.

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Dec 09, 2011

Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper Set

There's only one thing better than getting a nice, tall stack of gifts...getting a nice, tall stack of cheeseburgerly wrapped gifts. The project is the first effort of Gift… read more

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Dec 08, 2011

How to: Dry Age Steak at Home

created at: 12/08/2011

If you've ever had an expertly cooked, dry-aged steak at a restaurant, you can certainly tell the difference between that experience and those you can buy at the grocery store and cook at home. Dry aging removes up to 25% of the water, leaving behind all the flavorful compounds and concentrating the beef-y flavor.

Turns out, you can apply the same that steak houses use, at home, turning your supermarket cut into a thing of… read more

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Dec 08, 2011

50 Unexplainable Black and White Photos

Earlier this year, the internet begat a fascinating new web project, Black and White and WTF?

The site is a collection of very bizarre, and usually unexplained images from photography's earliest days, and it's charm centers on the fact that photos in those days were not commonplace and quite expensive. These images were just bizarre things that someone captured with a camera phone, but intentional situations captured or created by professional photographers...or, very weird and wealthy amateurs. 

Over the… read more

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Dec 08, 2011

Rapper Ice Cube Celebrates Charles and Ray Eames

You'll likely see this all over the art and design blogosphere in the next few days, but it's too cool not to share. Apparently, before becoming an emcee and actor, Ice Cube studied architectural drafting, and it turns out, he's a big fan of mid-century super couple Ray and Charles Eames.

You simply gotta check out the video… read more

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Dec 08, 2011

How to: Make DIY Spray Paint

I have fifty-four cans of spray paint. Seriously, I just went to the basement and counted. Years worth of specific projects, a couple of content campaigns with the awesome people at Krylon, and it's really become quite a collection.

And I still don't have all the colors I need. See, while spray paint is often the best tool for a specific task, your options are relatively limited. Compared to cans of wall paint, which you can get mixed in thousands of colors at the hardware store, and artist paints like oils and acrylics, the color of palette of spray paint is limited to those determined useful by the… read more

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Dec 08, 2011

Googly-Eyed Street Art

created at: 12/04/2011

I love how simple it is to transform mundane objects into hilarious, Muppet-like creatures. All it takes, really, is a set of eyes (in this case, styrofoam balls with pupils drawn on them).… read more

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Dec 07, 2011

The 7 Worst Tech Gifts to Give This Holiday

created at: 12/07/2011

While there are plenty of cool, affordable tech gifts to give your friends and family this season, there are a few you should avoid. Cause they're bad. Like, worse than… read more

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Dec 07, 2011

Weapons of Mass Creation

Illustrator Justin Kamerer has recently released posters of this amazing series of art: Weapons of Mass Creation. (You get it, right?) Featuring a clever treatment of visual art, music, and cooking tools, the works explore howread more

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Dec 07, 2011

How To: Make Edible Shot Glasses

Originaly, the "shot glass" was a measuring device - a means to figure out a 1.5 oz. serving of a spirit. Nowadays, it's been reduced to a cheesy collectible, or worse, a tacky means of throwing down liquor way faster than necessary.

But that's not the shot glass's fault. Sipping 1.5 oz of a single spirit is a great way to learn about its flavor, aroma, and complexities. Especially if the glass contributes to the experience. So, bring back the shot glass. And, while you're at it, why not make it… read more

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