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Jul 28, 2011

Home Tour: Antonio Ballatore's Masculine Downtown Loft

"Masculine decor" (whatever that means...) is often so serious: lots of dark colors, too much technology, and not a ton of fun. But, if there ever was a "manly" designer with a sense of humor, Antonio Ballatore is your guy. The fourth winner of HGTV's Design Star and star of The Antonio Project simply gets it, combining color, texture, and good times into some pretty inspired places. His is the only show I watch on HGTV, which, as a full time design and decor writer, is saying something. Dude knows his stuff.

He dubs his downtown LA spot, "Medieval cave dwelling meets modern loft living." And, sure, the guy has a pretty bigread more

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Jul 28, 2011

The 15 Best of Damn You Auto Correct!

Damnyouautocorrect.com is a website that catalogs all those funny, irreverant, and often embrassing things that happen when you send someone a message on the iPhone, and it corrects your spelling or word choice into...well, something you definitely didn't intend.

The editors of the site have rounded up the fifteen most popular from their archives. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of conversations with… read more

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Jul 28, 2011

Ultra Minimalist Children's Stories Posters

There's certainly a canon of beloved [Western] children's stories: those fairy tales, fables, and books that our parents knew, we loved, and are still ripe to pass along to the next generation. My niece and nephew know all about the Wizards of Waverly Place, but they still know what the Tin Man and the Scarecrow each wanted, or what Jack traded in for those crazy beans.

Chicago-based artist and designer Christian Jackson pays homage to that great history by creating, "hyper-minimalistic posters of the children's stories we grew up knowing andread more

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Jul 27, 2011

Rooftopping: Amazing, Vertigo-Inducing Urban Photography

Rooftopping, which the Daily Mail calls, "a new heart-stopping photography craze sweeping across the globe," looks mostly dangerous, and kinda the most awesome thing I've seen in a bit.

"Those brave enough to give it a try must go to the tops of the world's tallest buildings, shimmy to the side and then hang off the edge in a bid to capture the perfect picture.

 

Travel photographer Tom Ryaboi has spent his life dangling from buildings trying to achieve what he calls the ultimate rush. He said: 'When you climb to the top of a skyscraper and open its hatch for the first time, a pure rush of adrenaline hits you as you overlook… read more

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Jul 27, 2011

How To: Make Incredible Chocolate Mousse in Five Minutes, with Only Two Ingredients

I'm not a huge dessert guy. I mean, I like sweets as much as anyone, but I don't crave them often, and would much rather waste the calories on salty, savory foods than baked goods.

Well, except for one thing: pudding. Well, doughnuts, too, but those aren't really desserts. But pudding, mousses, chantilly creams, custards, and other whipped and airy delicious sauces in a bowl? Gimme please.

So, last night, I tried this chocolate mousse. It was the most amazing one I've ever tried, took me four minutes to make, and involved only tworead more

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Jul 27, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: July 27, 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.

Professional cyclist Georgie Hincapie leg after fifteen heats of the Tour de France.… read more

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Jul 27, 2011

A Handy Map of Hell

You know...in case you need… read more

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Jul 26, 2011

Superhero Dinosaurs

created at: 07/26/2011

Artist and Flickr user d.r3sto* has created a clever series of dinosaurs dressed up as superheroes, including Captain Ameritops, Paracyclophus, and AnklyTHORus. 

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Jul 26, 2011

Infographic of the Day: 8 Commonly Misused Words

created at: 07/26/2011

I'll admit it. I'm a grammar nerd. Well, at least a syntax geek. I'll often go quite far out of the way to avoid ending a sentence in a preposition, am pretty careful with my whoms, and am often misunderstood due to fact that I keep my lays and lies… read more

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Jul 26, 2011

DIY Idea: Rainbow Melted Crayon Art

Artist and designer Jessica Kerbawy creates these amazing rainbow wall art pieces by gluing a spectrum of crayons on foam core, and then strategically melting… read more

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