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May 22, 2012

Take the Think Invisible Challenge: Can You Recognize These Pop Culture Images?

Think Invisible is a playful new challenge developed by Adri Bodor & Mark Szulyovszky that challenges you to recognize popular images revealed through three circular "portholes."

   

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May 22, 2012

New Collection of Star Wars Cufflinks

I maintain that all men should have at least one dress shirt with link cuffs, single for the minimalists and French for the snazzier. I also maintain that on said dress shirt you should wear cufflinks beyond simple metal or glass buttons, something with a sense of humor. Like, perhaps, this brand new line featuring all things Star Wars.    

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May 22, 2012

Concrete Business Cards

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I've long been a fan of business cards that are so unique that they become, essentially, impractical. The blogosphere is rife with interesting business cards, but this is the first time I've seen concrete business cards. Impractical? Maybe. But the awesomeness of these makes them total worth it.  

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May 21, 2012

How to: Make a Captain America Tie Dye T-Shirt

created at: 05/21/2012

Have you heard? They made a movie about The Avengers. It's called The Avengers. People seem to like it.

To celebrate, my buddy Alexa shared this custom Captain America tie dye t-shirt. Since the 90s are

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May 21, 2012

Infographic: 37 Years of Saturday Night Live

created at: 05/21/2012

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live finished it's thirty-seventh season, including a heartfelt goodbye dance for Kristen Wiig.

To honor the many, many cast members from the past four decades, CableTV created what is likely the world's loooooongest infographic, featuring

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May 21, 2012

Colorfully Painted Manhole Covers from Japan

created at: 05/21/2012

A few years ago, I discovered the amazing tradition of graphic and painted manhole covers in Japan

Over the weekend, I found the mother lode.    

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May 18, 2012

The Process: How Denim Jeans are Made, By Hand

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Ande Whall is one-man shop and independent denim designer from New Zealand. He recently posted his process of making a pair of jeans, from receiving the rolled denim from Japan, cutting each piece by hand, sewing the pockets and stitches and fastening the rivets and buttons.

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May 18, 2012

DIY Idea: Handmade Steampunk Shaving Box

created at: 05/18/2012

If you're going to take the time and effort to learn to use classic shaving equipment like a safety razor and lather brush, then you need an equally classic box and storage system.

So thought Zorwick, a maker from the Netherlands, who whipped up this hardwood, brass, and copper shaving kit using materials from the hobby shop, and an old thermometer, copper bowl, leather

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May 18, 2012

Happier Meals: Chefs Turn a Big Mac into Five-Star Cuisine

Four Toronto chefs embraced the challenge to turn McDonald's most famous dish into high-end haute cuisine. They were given a combo meal: Big Mac, french fries, Coke, and plenty of free condiments, and could add no extra ingredients other than oil and water.

   

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May 17, 2012

The 15 Best Sports Logos of All Time

created at: 05/17/2012

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Nets moved to the new Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, New York, and got a brand new logo by partial owner, Jay-Z. The logo is a basic black-and-white treatment, with the shield motif, basketball, and team name from the previous incarnation reduced to a two-dimensional plane inspired by old public transporation signs. It wasn't super well-recieved by professional designers, who explain, "the logo family is technically worthless and embarrassing.

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