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May 02, 2012

How to: Make a Puzzle from an Apple

created at: 05/02/2012

When you work from home, you look forward to little things that help break the day up: the mailman coming, the tornado siren test on Wednesdays at noon, the kids skipping along the sidewalk walking home when school lets out, and, most importantly, snack time. Often, it's just a handful of nuts, a bit of leftovers, but usually, a simple piece of fruit.

Which, after I saw this video last week, I've been turning into puzzles. Every… read more

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May 02, 2012

The Process: How Oak Street Bootmakers Create their Handcrafted Leather Boots and Shoes

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 05/02/2012

"I think we're all done with living in a disposable era. Most people are seeking out quality that comes from our country."

So begins this fascinating and, (I'll say it), hopeful look into the process of making sturdy, well-made and hand sewn shoes and boots from Oak Street Bootmakers, which are designed in Chicago and handcrafted in… read more

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May 02, 2012

How to: Make Salted Margarita Cream Popsicles (with Tequila!)

created at: 05/02/2012

There's an ice cream shop in my neighborhood with a "margarita sorbet." I tried it once. By "margarita," they mean lime. Perhaps a bit of orange...but basically only one of the essential flavors that make this classic cocktail continue to stick around.

This recipe for salted margarita cream pops, on the other hand, has all the goods: lime, yes, but also plenty of tequila and salt.

It's May 2nd today, so you've got a cool three days to whip these up for Cinco… read more

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May 02, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 2, 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.

A man who calls himself "Captain Auburn Beard" had a dream...a dream to one day have facial hair in the shape of the Batman… read more

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May 01, 2012

A Postcard-Writing Rube Goldberg Machine in a Vintage Suitcase

"Melvin the Mini Machine" is a suitcase- (well, two suitcase-) sized Rube Goldberg machine that, when executed, creates a postcard, sending well wishes from Melvin himself.

It is, like all kinetic art, better viewed in motion, so take a look at the video to see it in all it's adorable… read more

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May 01, 2012

The 100 Greatest Cooking Tips of All Time

created at: 05/01/2012

I'm sure that most of us, given the ideal opportunity (hassle-free admission, a full scholarship, and a magical year away from other jobs and responsibilities) would happily attend culinary school, and learn the knife skills, cooking techniques, and classical traditions developed over the centuries to turn good ingredients into great meals.

Until that likely opportunity arises, most of us will have to glean the tips from the masters when… read more

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May 01, 2012

Infographic: The Beer Belly of America

created at: 05/01/2012

Armed with Google maps and the finely tuned research skills of a team of geography professors and graduate students, the curious minds at FloatingSheep set out to answer the simple question, "where can I get a drink."  … read more

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May 01, 2012

Zombie-fied My Little Ponies

created at: 04/29/2012

Looks like the zombie apocalypse has arrived and its unfortunate victims were none other than My Little Ponies. As an ardent fan of The Walking Dead, zombies are on my mind more often than they should be...however I hadn't really considered zombie animals before, let alone cute little ponies. Mexican artist Dianita Ceron created an entire series of pony zombies that she calls My Little Zombieread more

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Apr 30, 2012

Flint and Tinder: Premium Underwear for Men, Made in the USA

created at: 04/30/2012

Flint and Tinder is a new "men's basics" project by Jake, who after researching, found that only one of fifty brands making men's underwear in the USA, and that brand is "poor quality, not hugely comfortable and falls apart in the dryer over time."

So, Jake created Flint and… read more

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Apr 30, 2012

Famous Movie Posters, Viewed from Different Angles

As part of a new ad campaign for LG's new 3D Sound Home Theater system, Brazilian ad agency Y&R Sao Paulo created these new takes on well-known movie posters. In order to evoke the technology's "every side of sound"… read more

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