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Nov 23, 2011

Pop Culture-Inspired Pencil Sets

created at: 11/22/2011

(Classic Rap pencil set - $6.00)

These playful pencil sets created by One Up Designs made me laugh. The sayings on the side of each pencil, which are inspired by popular culture, are actually quite subtle. But those who spot "The Dude abides"on the side of your pencil will definitely get a kick out of it.  

created at: 11/22/2011      

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Nov 22, 2011

30 Great Tech Gifts Under $50

There's nothing like giving somebody something awesome that also helps streamline their life, help them be more productive, or enjoy what they have just a little bit more...and those, friends, are (say it with me) tech gifts!

Of course, most standard issue popular technology - your smartphones, laptops, iPods, Xboxes, etc - are often pricey, and more than you want to spend on the average gift recipient.

Enter this great roundup - thirty tech gifts under $50!   … read more

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Nov 22, 2011

A Poster Campaign to Help Save NBC's "Community"

I hadn't heard the news, but apparently NBC has shelved its current most creative and original series, Community. It hasn't been cancelled, but new episodes are not being produced, and it's time slot will be filled by the returning 30 Rock. And yes, Whitney is still airing, albeit not on Thursdays.

To show support for the inventive series, Vulture has created an old fashion poster campaign.… read more

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Nov 22, 2011

Whoa....Those are Wood?! Surreal Hand-Carved Sculptures

created at: 11/21/2011

Duramen is a series of hand-carved wooden sculptures made by Bonsoir Paris that looks like something out of Salvidor Dali painting or possibly a prop from the movie Aliens

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Nov 21, 2011

Roundup: 10 Cool, Design-y T-Shirts for Your Holiday Wish List

created at: 11/20/2011

Get Poor Quick by RAYGUN  $19.00

In case you haven't started yet, let this be a gentle reminder to begin working on your holiday wish list, unless you want to end up receiving another ugly necktie and a gift certificate to a gas station.

T-shirts are always a great item to put on your own list or to stick in someone else's stocking. Personally, I'm a huge fan of graphic tees…I just can't get enough of them (technically speaking, I could get enough, but there's still plenty of room in my closet for now). So I've compiled this round up of 10 funny and cool t-shirts that will hopefully give you some ideas for holiday gifts this year.   … read more

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Nov 21, 2011

Free Music Alert: Songs for Stuffing - A Thanksgiving Mix

Yeah, the grocery stores and commercials are full of standards for that other upcoming holiday, but this week, if you're not quite ready to jump to sleigh bells and mentions of misteltoe, try rocking out to NPR's "Songs for Stuffing," a collection of jams for Thanksgiving. … read more

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Nov 21, 2011

Back to the Future II: Recreates Photos from Decades Past (Again)

Buenos Aires-based photographer Irina Wearing has released a second installment of her amazing "Back to the Future" photo series, which "recreates vintage photos by placing the same [now older] subject in the same composition."

This time, her global vision has expanded to include Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and various U.S. cities.

Yeah, that was the Berlin wall. Powerful stuff, right?

Back to the Future 2 (2011)

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Nov 21, 2011

Christmas Stocking-Shaped Blood Donation Bags

Check out this brilliant idea that Martin shared on CMYBacon - stocking-shaped blood donation bags.

As he remarks, 'tis the season for giving! … read more

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Nov 18, 2011

Awesome Pedal-Powered Toy Forklift

created at: 11/16/2011

I don't shop for toys that often, so forgive me if this pedal-powered forklift by Linde is old news. One thing I can tell you, though, is that this beast definitely wasn't around when I was a kid, and man, I wish it had been.   … read more

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Nov 17, 2011

How to: Make a Mod Holiday Wreath from Trash!

created at: 11/17/2011

Okay, play along. Take a look at this space-y, sputnik-y wreath above. It's made from stuff likely in your trash can. 

Figure it out? Got it? Good.    … read more

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Nov 17, 2011

10 Amazing Masculine Bedroom Designs

Oh, the internet interior design scene. You could spend a lifetime just clicking around, looking at images of incredible homes, clever ideas, and beds you just wanna snuggle up in.

Or, you can wait for some blogger to sieve through all the junk, and compile an amazing top ten, and then just look at that.   … read more

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Nov 17, 2011

First Covers of Famous Magazines

created at: 11/16/2011

(Esquire - 1933)

Magazines might be struggling these days, but I still love 'em. There's something gratifying about flipping through the pages and ripping out pictures or articles that you want to save for later. Oh and did you know you can actually open a bottle of beer with a magazine? Try doing that with your iPad!

And then there's old magazines. You know, like Grandma's stash of 3 decades worth of National Geographic that gives you a peek into the lives of the Pygmy people back in 1950. Well rev up your time machines because here are the covers of the first issues of some of the world's most popular magazines.   … read more

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Nov 16, 2011

In 1969, Salvador Dali Illustrated "Alice in Wonderland"...and It's as Trippy as You'd Think It'd Be

If you imagined that surrealist artist Salvador Dali illustrated the nonsensical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1969, during the height of the psychadelic movement, you might expect some pretty crazy results.

And you'd be right. Cause he did. And they are.   … read more

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Nov 16, 2011

Brilliant Idea of the Day: Grilled Cheese Croutons for Tomato Soup!

As a child, my favorite kid-friendly food was grilled cheese and tomato soup. It was one of the few days I bought lunch at school, and it always hit the spot after a snowball fight, or when at home on a sick day. It was even the first meal I learned to cook, around age nine.

As an adult? My favorite kid-friendly food is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Kids today can keep their chicken fingers and mac and cheese triangles, I'll stick with this combo of classic flavors.… read more

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Nov 16, 2011

Moustair - Where Men Meets Mustaches Meets Hair Meets Mustaches...

I stumbled across Mustair early last week, and thought, "Yep, I love it when people come up with things that you think should already exist, but don't" and though I subscribed, imagined I wouldn't keep up with it frequently. But, I have... cause it's really, really funny, and keeps getting better.

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Nov 16, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: November 16, 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.

I dunno what's going on, but for some reason, all the women on iStockPhoto are having a very hard time drinking water...   … read more

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Nov 16, 2011

Super Mario Brothers-Inspired Map of NYC

created at: 11/15/2011

I'll admit it: I'm one of those New York City residents who can't get enough of NYC inspired artwork and maps. I also happen to be a bit of a pixel art obsessed nerd, SO I couldn't be more excited about a map than I am with this Super Mario Brothers-inspired map.… read more

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Nov 15, 2011

I Love Everything About This...

So, apparently there was a major internet event involving a little guy named Marcel, a sweet, confident mollusk with one googly eye and a pair of shoes. 

And. I totally missed it. Had no idea about it, really, until yesterday, when "Marcel the Shell with Shoes 2" hit, to accompany an actual print book and interactive iPad app. Along with partnerwith partner Dean Fleischer-Camp,Marcel was conceived and voiced by Jenny Slate, the former SNL featured player who never stood a chance after she swore during her first sketch ever, despite how awesome that doorbell character was. ("Jingle bell...jingle bell...answer your door")

If you're already familiar with Marcel, I'm sorry to be redundant, but if not yet, you most certainly need to know about this.   … read more

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Nov 15, 2011

Drinkify: An App that Chooses the Perfect Drink to Match the Music You're Listening To...

created at: 11/15/2011

Drinkify is new web app that makes a cocktail suggestion based on what music your listening to. Simply type in the artist currently cruising out of your speakers, and press "what should I drink?" (in lovely Futura), and it'll pull up the perfect drink to match.

created at: 11/15/2011

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Nov 15, 2011

Stunning Star Trail Photography from the Australian Outback

Photographer Lincoln Harrison has created the most amazing long exposure star trail photographs in the Australian Outback. Taking up to fifteen hours to capture each lens, Harrison uses standard, albeit high-end, photography equipment like the "Nikon D7000, Nikon D3100, and a wide assortment of lenses. Harrison captures a large number of exposures of the foreground and stars separately. He then combines the images (sometimes hundreds of them) into amazing photographs showing the sky dominated by colorful star trails."

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