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Mar 28, 2012

Beer for Dessert: 5 Tasty Beer Float Recipes

Root beer floats work for a very specific reason: they contain lots of complex bitter and aromatic flavors that balance not only their own sweetness but the creaminess of ice cream. Know what other drink has plenty of complex bitter flavors and aromatic notes? Actual beer.

Having just passed the St. Patrick's Day...season[? Is that a thing?], you know doubt saw all sorts of folks going on about a Guinness & vanilla ice cream float, which is actually pretty delicious. But with these five recipes, you'll be rocking variations on the combo all… read more

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Mar 28, 2012

Where Are They Now? Humorous New Photos of Horror Villains from the 70s and 80s

It's always fun to discover the child actors we knew as kids, and see how they grew up alongside of us. Or perhaps even envision what the characters they portrayed might be doing now. Photographer Federico Chiesa takes a similar route, but explores what might have happened to the bad guys from some classic horror and sci-fi movies. After all, you can't get stabbed and shot and caught on fire over and over again without some consequences.

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Mar 28, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: March 28, 2012

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.

Conceptual photographer Philippe Ramette creates these vertigo-inducing self portraits without the use of Photoshop or any other manipulation. All the perspective-shifting and world-turning happens in the camera.

Though, he says, if you… read more

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Mar 27, 2012

Roundup: 5 DIY Modern Easter Egg Tutorials

created at: 03/27/2012

It will come as no surprise that I'm not really into the imagery of Easter. In fact, I mostly hate it. I mean...I like spring (a lot), I'm into finding stuff, and I definitely like candy, but all the nauseating Paas (Paaseating?) chickens and bunnies, the pastel colors, and the bows (what about Easter recollects bows?) don't do much for me.

But...I absolutely love dying Easter eggs. Always have, since I was a kid. I imagine it's because my parents were both teachers that worked in the summer as well, so spring break was the only time we all had off, so Easter egg-dying usually happened while traveling and brought along… read more

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Mar 27, 2012

How to: Make Perfect Pork Belly in 3 Easy Steps

created at: 03/27/2012

For years, at least in the U.S., pork belly was simply understood as proto-bacon, that sumptuous, boneless cut from a pig's stomach that was destined to be cured, smoked, and sliced up for breakfast. And everything else.

But, we've finally caught up to the rest of the world, who've been taking advantage of this unique,… read more

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Mar 27, 2012

A Secret Compartment in the Stairs...Just for Alcohol!

When architecht Eric Schiller was inspecting the oak staircase in his Victorian-era home in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, he noticed a curious rectangle on the landing, an out of place solid slab amidst the planking of the floorboards. He located a small thumbhole, and lifted the slab to… read more

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Mar 27, 2012

How to Tie a Bow Tie: A Gentleman's Guide

created at: 04/16/2013

Unless you're Orville Redenbacher, you're more of an occasional bow tie wearer rather than a daily guy. 

How to tie a bowtie - diagram

Or perhaps you've never worn one, and have no idea what you'd look like in a real, hand tied deal rather than that ribbon-y thing from the tuxedo rental place.

Either way - you likely don't remember exactlread more

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Mar 27, 2012

Colorful Typographic String Art by Dominique Falla (Plus a How-to)

Australian artist Dominique Falla is exploring the world of "tactial typography," in which she combines digital creation with an analog output for exhibition and publications. Most recently, she's been exploring the interaction between type and string, such as the negative space in the image above, or using string to fill the letters, as in this… read more

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Mar 26, 2012

How to: Make 3D Papercraft Space Invaders!

created at: 03/26/2012

ManMade reader and all around good guy Jeff from Laboratory 424 in Spokane, WA wrote in to share this awesome retro-inspired papercraft project. He says,

"We like to be prepared for an alien invasion...Nerf guns loaded, extra rations of nachos packed away, and a Klingon dictionary in the back pocket. Unfortunately, such preparations tend to be forgotten in the routine of day-to-day life. As a subtle reminder, we created giant, 3-D, papercraft Space Invaders on our walls, and just so everyone is prepared, we show you how to build your… read more

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Mar 26, 2012

Infographic: If the World's Population Lived in One City...

Tim De Chant explores the question, "if the world's [seven] billion people lived in one city, how large… read more

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