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Aug 25, 2011

Free Printable: Disguise Kit

Quick! Download, print, and cut. Immediately.

Cause, you know, you're gonna need it at some… read more

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Aug 24, 2011

How To: Take 360° Photographs

Take a look at these awe-(and dizziness?) inducing 360° photographs, and you'll likely think it's the product of some multi-thousand dollar lens, or at least some very clever photoshopping.

Turns out, it's not. You can create the effect with even the most basic of point-and-shoot cameras and a… read more

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Aug 24, 2011

A Neon Tower Made of 30,000 Post-It Notes

There's been plenty of playing around with über office staple the Post-It, but none so...well, solid.

"Over 30,000 Post-its were assembled into a series of "bricks" and joined together into layers which were stacked on top of each other to create fluorescent towers. Amazingly, the pieces are only secured with their own adhesive; there's no additional glue in the entire structure. Even Shimada was surprised by how strong the Post-its were whenread more

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Aug 24, 2011

The Titanic Taxonomy of Wrestler Names

Pop Chart Labs, the design geniuses who brought us The Many, Many Varieties of Beer and the Splendifurous Array of Culinary Tools, offers a graphic exploration of 382 noms de guerre of professional… read more

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Aug 24, 2011

How To: Make a DIY R2D2 Scooter or Bike Helmet

The simple, giant Tic-Tac with arms shape of everyone's favorite astromech droid, R2D2, is ripe for translating the bleepblooper's visage onto all sorts of similarly shaped objects, such as desk lamps, pumpkins, and mailboxes.

But, my favorite, by far, is this clever (and safe!) R2D2 treatment of a scooter helmet. Like the best craft projects, it looks way more complicated than it is: some clever taping and spraypaint, and just a single addition of PVC pipe. Genius,… read more

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Aug 23, 2011

Crazy and Hilarious Vegetable Faces

In the late 1990s, there was the brief phenomenon of How Are You Peeling?, in which some guy realized that fruits and veggies sometimes look like faces when they unevenly spurt from the calyx of their flowers. Calendars and email forwards ensued. You remember. 

Then, Carl Kleiner, the mastermind behind those amazing photos of ingredients from the IKEA cookbook, decided to play with the above idea...but, you know, make it way… read more

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Aug 23, 2011

Alternate Histories Tell Real Story of Famous Events with Zombies, Aliens, Monsters, and Robots

Pittsburgh, PA-based Alternate Histories have decided to make famous events a bit more interesting by coming clean...about the fact that there were monsters and all sorts of crazy creatures present at the time. That's why they're famous events.

Portraying such events as The Defeat of General Frankenstein at Bunker Hill and The 1932 Zombie Killing Games in Los Angeles, Alernate Histories… read more

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Aug 23, 2011

How To: Create a Vintage-Inspired, Classic Man Room

I'm betting the psychologists have probably figured this out by now: guys need a space. A special space. A clubhouse, a workshop, a pub, a lounge chair, an office, whatever...men are simply wired to seek a spot for themselves that energizes them.

Of course, moving beyond the way-to-old-to-be-safe-and-most-likely-smelly furniture and the vintage metal signs look isn't always easy. But that doesn't mean a man room has to be done up only in the colors of a sports team or feature multiple neon beer… read more

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Aug 23, 2011

Day to Night Timelapse Stills of New York City

Photographer Stephen Wilkes has created a new way to photograph the passing of time. He's figured out a way to bypass the stringing together of single frames in an animation like sequence, and put everything into a singleread more

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Aug 22, 2011

Free Download: Design-y Activity Books for Creatives

created at: 08/22/2011

'Member when you were a kid, and you were about to go on a road trip or had to get your tonsils out, and you got those activity books from the grocery store magazine section with puzzles and word searches?

And, remember how when you're an adult, and the thought on going on a trip is so awesome, that you still head to the magazine section and get those activity books, just cause it feels like vacation?

Well, magazine section no more, my friends, cause I've spotted this awesome collection of design and typeography-themed activity books for creative… read more

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