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Jul 07, 2011

The World Map of Useless Stereotypes

I'm an enormous fan of Christoph Niemann's work, and, were I less scrupulous, would probably post every nearly every update from his Abstract Sunday series for the New York Times.

But! I found this one particularly thoughtful, as it both comments on the actual truths it presents, and the crazy map-making infographic phenomenon that's happening about the internet.

Oh, and it's pretty funny.

You must see in full scale to to really… read more

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Jul 07, 2011

Creative Gift Guide: 77 Tools and Design Gifts for Makers and Artists

created at: 07/07/2011

For me, summer is that most creative and productive of seasons. It's a good 10° in my basement workspace, so it's not tough to head down there and start making stuff. Plus, the long days, good light, and warm weather means you can work outside more, paint dries faster, and everything's just a bit more… read more

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Jul 07, 2011

Read This. It's Funny: A Reflection on Rock, Paper, Scissors

created at: 07/07/2011

I bookmarked this weeks ago, and stumbled acrossed it this morning.

With the size of this sea of text, it's a bit tough to read, but give it a shot. It'll make you… read more

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Jul 07, 2011

Famous Works of Art as Face Paintings

20-year-old photographer Andy Alcala pays homage to notable artists such as Rene Magritte, Jasper Johns, and Banksy by reimagining some of their most famous works...on his own face.

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Jul 06, 2011

Light Painting with a Roomba

Long exposure light painting photography will never cease to be amazing. From Picasso's early experiments with a flashlight to current artists making hand drawn animations with LEDs, combining actual spaces with impossible images is simply captivating.

And it doesn't just have to be hand drawn, either. There's an entire Flickr group dedicated to creating light paintings with Roomba vacuum… read more

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Jul 06, 2011

How To: Make the Ultimate Bloody Mary with a Bacon Swizzle Stick

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The Bloody Mary.

While it certainly has its share of key ingredients: tomato juice, vodka, horseradish, Worcestershire, it's also somewhat of open canvas on which to cast all sorts of flavors. Do you like some briny olives or pickled peppers in yours? How about some fresh lemon? Do you opt for hot sauce or a few twists of black pepper? Does the celery flavor come from a fresh stalk, celery salt, or both?

But, mainly, when you get right down to it: why doesn't your Bloody Mary have a bacon swizzle stick? I mean, think about it: bacon and tomato are classic. Bacon and vodka have to be good together. And all those salty, savory umami flavors are a perfect match.

So, let's… read more

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Jul 06, 2011

A Stop-Motion Animation Making Machine for Kids...or Anyone

"Step-by-step" is a dedicated tool for helping children learn the basics of geometry through animation. It resembles an iPad with a lamp mounted to a beautiful wooden enclosure that allows kids to operate the tool on their own and film and view their own animated movies.

I know, it's kinda hard to explain. So, watch this video. It's pretty… read more

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Jul 06, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: July 6, 2011

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.

I do this… read more

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Jul 05, 2011

Monkey Steals Camera and Takes Hilarious Self Portraits

It sounds like an Onion headline, but it's actually true!

"Visiting a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, award-winning photographer [David] Slater left his camera unattended for a while. It soon attracted the attention of an inquisitive female from a local group of crested black macaque monkeys, known for their intelligence and dexterity.Fascinated by her reflection in the lens, she then somehow managed to start the camera. The upshot: A splendid self-portrait."

Most amazing to me: these things are all… read more

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Jul 05, 2011

IKEA Stonehenge

 

We may not know its original purpose, but thanks to the IKEA-alike HËNJ instructions, we at least know how it was put together. 

Surprisingly enough, not with giant allen wrenches. Though I like the connections that can be made here. "Where the lingonberries live, and they do jam well?"

Keep reading, though. The best… read more

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