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Oct 21, 2013

Dozens of Old Wood Type Alphabets

created at: 10/21/2013

Type foundry Hoefler and Frere-Jones recently tweeted a link to this

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Oct 18, 2013

Weekend Project: How to Make a Leather Strap Shelf

Leather Strap Shelf DIY

This weekend, whip up a little rustic storage project with a few simple materials and just an hour or two of work.    

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Oct 17, 2013

How to: Make a Hand Carved Wooden Spoon

In most kitchens, including mine, wooden spoons are treated as more of an ingredient than an investment piece of cookware. Sure, we hop to get a year or two of meals out of them, but they get burned, or stained with wine or beets or turmeric and the wood gets all fuzzy and we toss them after some use and then

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Oct 17, 2013

Why Do We Eat Popcorn at the Movies?

created at: 10/17/2013

They seem to go hand-in-hand. Whether on the couch with your latest Netflix mailing and a bowl, or a buttered bucket at the multiplex, popcorn and movies are...well, as classic of a combo as peanut butter and jelly. 

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Oct 17, 2013

How To: Make a DIY Mason Jar Porch Light (in 30 Seconds)

Mason Jar Porch Light DIY

A 30-second DIY that will make your boring porch light look super cool? Yes! 

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Oct 17, 2013

IKEA Furniture or Death Metal Band Name?

created at: 10/17/2013

A fun site for your Thursday: IKEA or Death? invites you to choose between Scandinavian furniture and Scandinavian black metal band names. 

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Oct 16, 2013

What Scary Movies and Books Do You Find Actually Scary?

created at: 10/16/2013

Anyone who knows me can probably guess: I don't much get into Halloween. I haven't worn a costume since age ten (gorilla in a trench coat and pork pie hat) and I do nothing to decorate but buy a pair of those little gourds at the grocery store and put them on the coffee table. 

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Oct 16, 2013

How to: Make a Hammock from Scratch

Summer seems like the obvious hammock season, but I actually love to spend evenings outside during autumn. Sure, it gets dark early and it might be a bit chilly, but that's part of the fun. 

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Oct 16, 2013

A Sleek and Masculine iPhone Fold Wallet

Sleek and masculine iPhone Wallet

Take your calls and text in style. This take on the phone case/wallet combo is perfect to protect your (inseparable?) companion and look pretty sharp in the process.

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Oct 15, 2013

How to Step Up Your Whiskey Sour: Make a Bourbon Renewal

A sour is one of the original families of cocktails, and, done properly, is pretty straight forward: base spirit, an acid to create complexity and brightness, and a little sweetener to tame the sourness and round things out. Which means: a whiskey sour is a perfect cocktail to make at home, without any need to buy an overly sweet commercial sour mix.

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