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Feb 23, 2010

How To: Make an Eight Pack of Crayon Rockets!

John Coker loves rockets, and couldn't help but notice the similarities between a rockets aerodynamic shape - long skinny body, pointed nose cone, etc - and a classic Crayola crayon.

So he got to thinking...And after ten years, he finally figured it out.

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Feb 23, 2010

Knitted Frog Dissection

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I love thinking about the lab instructions for this knitted biology project: "Okay now find the mesentary and the pancreas...use your scapel to cast on, and then your number 5 needle to lift up the purled oviducts."  

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Feb 23, 2010

What Type are You? Determines Your Characters Based on Your Character

created at: 02/22/2010

Graphic design giants Pentagram have built an impressive, European-accent fueled exploration of determing one's typesetting based on personality...a typography typology, if you will.  

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Feb 22, 2010

ManMaker: Michael Johannson

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Michael Johansson is a Swedish artist who works with recognizable found materials and secondhand objects, but rather than welding and gluing items together, simply organizes items with a natural, Tetris-like connectable affinity for each other into geometric shapes.

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Some experts from his artistic statement:

"I am fascinated walking around flea markets finding doubles of seemingly unique, though often useless objects I have already purchased at another flea market...

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Feb 22, 2010

Code Organ Turns Websites into Sweet, Sweet Music

created at: 02/21/2010

Ever wondered what your website SOUNDS like?

CodeOrgan analyzes the content of a website, and then uses a complex algorithm to select synth lead, chord, and drum loops to match.

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Feb 22, 2010

Sriracha Embroidery

Nothing says brand loyalty like some full scale embroidered logo art.

created at: 02/21/2010

Sriracha, or "Rooster sauce" (as the servers in my favorite local Vietnamense joint love to call it) is a hot condiment made from ripe, red chiles, garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar, and has achieved a  cult-like status in the U.S., and in Christ(ine)'s house, who "[eats] it on pretty much everything."

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Feb 19, 2010
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Feb 19, 2010

Fashion Label French Connection Offers a Stimulating Study of "Man"

http://www.indiaprwire.com/downloads/photo/201002/12070.jpgFashion retailer French Connection have launched an ad campaign made up of 60-second spots that will air before feature films in the cinema. These commercials are divided into two efforts - one for women, and one for men. Those for men will air before films which will most likely appeal to men, and those for women before those films.  

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Feb 18, 2010

Wood Whittling 101

Whittling \ˈhwit-liŋ, ˈwit-; ˈhwi-təl-iŋ, ˈwi-\ trans. verb.

a. to pare or cut off chips from the surface of (wood) with a knife.

b. to shape or form by so paring or cutting

c. One of those cool old school dude things that should totally come back into fashion.

  

Knife wielder Kyle Stetz offers some tips on the gentlemanly craft of yore: wood whittling.

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Feb 18, 2010

R.I.P Ikea Fira...and So Long Perfectly Hackable Storage.

The IKEA Fira drawer unit - the awesome little wooden box deal that everyone loves to customize - has been cancelled...like, already. Like there's no longer any mention of it on their website.

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Lame. Sure, they were among the most difficult of Ikea products to assemble [read: nearly impossible], but they were crazy useful, and could be made to match nearly any room or function.

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