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Feb 22, 2012

Video: LED-Covered Snowboarder Rides through the Dark of Night

created at: 02/22/2012

OK, this is just plain awesome. Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton shot this eerie video of a snowboarder in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France in the dead of night. But the snowboarder was wearing a specialized suit that was completely covered in LED lights.

The illuminated "waves" of snow carved by the snowboard are so surreal. This counter-intuitive way of lighting a scene (or rather lighting the subject and not the scene) is really incredible.

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Feb 21, 2012

How to: Make Tasty DIY Cocktail Bitters at Home

If you're not already aware, cocktail bitters are aromatic infusions that are used to give mixed drinks an incredible depth of flavor. Think of them as the spice cabinet for your home bar. Many of the standard flavors - Angostura, Peychaud's - originated as tonics to settle stomachs and cure sickness.

If you're also not aware, artisinal bitters have exploded on the cocktail and home mixology scene, and all the cool kids are mixing up their own. These make an awesome weekend project, as well as a great gift to give to your friends as favors or… read more

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Feb 21, 2012

Switcheroo: Couples Pose for Clothes-Swapping Photographs

Switcheroo is a project by Vancouver-based, and self-taught, photographer Hana Pesut, wherein she invites couples to pose for unique, clothes-swapping diptychs.

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Feb 21, 2012

How to: Make Your Own Typographic Scrabble Tile Coasters

Head to any thrift store or charity shop, and I guarantee you'll find an old worn out Scrabble game. Likely, it'll be complete with the board, but it's doubtful all the tiles will be present. Also likely? It'll be something like 91¢, which means you should totally get it and make something out of… read more

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Feb 21, 2012

Colorful Photos of the Real Life "Simpsons" House

A long, long time ago, before the advent of blogs and Twitter and Pinterest and other cool ways to share photos with your friends and followers...back in the time of silly things like email forwards and live chat rooms, somebody built a real life version of 742 Evergreen Terrace...the house from The Simpsons.   

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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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