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Apr 30, 2012

Seriously Unique and Creative Playgrounds by Monstrum

Danish design firm Monstrum, founded by Ole B. Nielsen and Christian Jensen, has dedicated itself to creating safe, stimulating, and beautifully designed playgrounds for children. They say, "playground design should be a reflection of the world surrounding us. We see the world as a place full of colour...Why only play on a monky frame and a sandbox, when you can play in a moon crater or a submarine or a giant spider or an enormous snail or a Trojans horse or a rocket or an ant or a princess castle. The fantasy is infinite."

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Apr 30, 2012

Hyrule Forever

If this doesn't make you smile,… read more

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Apr 30, 2012

Hungry for Knowledge: Brains Made of Food

created at: 04/29/2012

 

Italian artist Sara Asnaghi has remained the human brain through a medium of something that's always on our minds (no, not sex): food. The series, titled What Have You Got In Your Head, features brains made from a variety of foods like chili peppers, sugar, coffee grounds, bread and… read more

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Apr 27, 2012

The Whiskey Water Cooler

No, it's… read more

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Apr 27, 2012

This is My Favorite Thing of the Week

created at: 04/27/2012

Even after all these years, the… read more

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Apr 26, 2012

What I Did Over the Weekend: Salvaging My Family's Lawn

created at: 04/26/2012

My brother-in-law, Nathan, is a self-proclaimed, um, minimalist lawn care guy. He grew up in a house with a steep, turf-covered backyard hill, and as the youngest son, was the mower of choice as soon as he was big enough until he graduated from college. 

And now, in his own house, with the scars of his Sisyphean task of pushmowering up the world's steepest backyard, he's not the hugest fan of taking care of his turf. I mean, who would be, when you're an awesome dad and you're faced with the choice of hanging out with your totally rad kids or mowing the grass?

But, after nearly ten years in this house, with plenty of patches and a healthy collection of dandelions, crabgrass, thistles, and all sorts of other weeds, even Nathan realized his yard could use a… read more

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Apr 26, 2012

The 1̶0̶0̶ 7 Foods You Should Really Eat Before You Die

created at: 04/26/2012

There's a current micro-meme that's found its way all over Facebook and the blogosphere, in which there appears a relatively generic alphabetical list of somewhat less-than-dominant foods with the title, "The 100 Foods You Should Eat Before You Die."

In the words of Time magazine's Josh Ozersky, the list "looks like it took about six minutes to think up. You could have created the whole thing while listening to 'Aqualung.' It’s simply a bunch of unconnected foods, listed alphabetically, without any kind of… read more

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Apr 26, 2012

Typographic Bookworm Bookshelf

created at: 04/21/2012 This awesome typographic bookshelf by Rachel Ariyavatkul has got me thinking that I really need more typographic decor in my house. This piece, which she calls the 'Book Worm' shelf, spells out the word "worm".  

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Apr 25, 2012

How to: Make Coca-Cola Fried Chicken

Yep, Coca-Cola fried chicken. You've heard of beer-battered fish and chips, a baked ham glazed in Dr. Pepper, or Korean barbecued short ribs marinated in 7Up, so adding a bit of beverage to one of the world's greatest foods is sort of a… read more

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Apr 25, 2012

Free Download: No-Cost, Well-Designed Typefaces from Font Fabric

created at: 04/25/2012

There are tens (hundreds?) of thousands of free fonts available for download, but most aren't worth keeping around to filter through when working on a project.

And then there are these fine typefaces from foundry Font… read more

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