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May 15, 2012

"Suspicious" Quotation Marks

created at: 05/15/2012

This one's for all the grammar and type nerds: you've seen it - on handmade banners, store signs, that one grandparent who always puts smart quotes around your name on your birthday card, as if they're not really wishing you the best this year, "Chris"

Unnecessary quotation marks. Or worse, suspicious quotation marks that … read more

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May 14, 2012

The Process: Meet Martin Greenfield, the World's Best Tailor

created at: 05/28/2013

Friends, meet Martin Green, the Brooklyn-based master of the custom suit, who's been called the world's greatest tailor, and has made a bespoke suit for nearly everyone who's in the business of needing a bespoke suit, including U.S. presidents and other government employees, and film and television departments, such as the vintage recreates

Martin's career began when he came to the U.S. in 1947 as a German concentration camp survivor, and began his apprenticeship in the garment industry as a "floorboy," running fabrics and patterns around the seamshop. He now owns that very company where he began, GGG Clothing, and tailors the best custom suits in the country.

He says, "Everybody is a perfect person. There are no two people alike that you'll meet in your lifetime...I have to make you a suit that fits you," as he describes the efforts he's able to make to accomodate for all kinds of body types and needs.

Watch this excellent video to learn more about this incredible man:   … read more

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May 14, 2012

How to: Make an 8-Bit Pop-Up Greeting Card

created at: 05/14/2012

In this era of ever-increasing electronic communication, paper mail and greetings have become ever more important and meaningful, when done well. Especially, if it's a custom card you made yourself.   … read more

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May 14, 2012

The 10 Best Instant Ramen Asian Noodles from Around the World

created at: 05/14/2012

Though they're not something you want to eat everyday, instant Asian noodles are a pretty helpful thing to have on hand. Whether you're working on a project late into the night and realize it's 10:00 p.m. and you haven't had anything to eat all day, or if you need to keep something in your bottom desk at work for when you forget to pack, or if you simply don't feel cooking, it's nice to have something small and inexpensive. Just add some actual nutrients with some frozen vegetables, a fried egg or leftover roast chicken, and some fresh herbs and sauces to make it sing.    … read more

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May 14, 2012

DIY Idea: Make a Wrench Bottle Opener

There are all sorts of ways to open a bottle, but dare we say, none as stylish as opening one with a homemade combination wrench bottle opener.    … read more

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May 10, 2012

Infographic: What Your Facial Hair Says About You

created at: 05/10/2012

Based on data from Holy Taco and AskMen, the ackwardly named but engaging "What Your Facial Hair Tells Her" infographic explores what your face fuzz, or lack thereof, communicates to women.   … read more

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May 10, 2012

The Birthday Card that Turns into a Shot Glass

Designer Ross Moody has turned the well-wishing birthday card into something the celebrated can actually use: a shot glass. As the card itself says, " No seriously. This card turns into a shot glass. Get to it." … read more

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May 10, 2012

How a Bicycle is Made...in 1942

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 05/10/2012

May is National Bike Month, and I found this fascinating video of how bicycles were built in 1942. It's always awesome to watch old timey craftsman at work.

The best part? It's pretty… read more

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May 10, 2012

The Metrocard Project

created at: 05/10/2012

The Metrocard Project is an ongoing collective art collaboration that experiments with redesigning the iconic New York City Metrocard in new, unique ways.… read more

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May 09, 2012

How to: Make Pad Thai Popcorn [Video]

Thai cuisine is all about the balance of four essential taste experiences: salty, sweet, sour, and piquancy (spicy heat). (Some would also add bitter to the list). This is well-represented by the most well-known Thai dish in the U.S. - Pad Thai (its name refers to its identity as a national dish of Thailand, with the pad coming from it's being cooked in wok - literally, stir-fried Thai-style).… read more

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