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Jan 04, 2010

Wooden Figures by Jean Jullien

I don't really know what these are, and I don't care. The website calls them "wooden figures" and the index files them under toys. We'll simply resituate our dropped jaws, and file them under crazy good inspiration.

  

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Jan 03, 2010

Rock and Roll Silicone Spatulas

Okay, lemme try...

"Hey, man, can you whip me up some rockin' flapjacks?"

"How about taking a solo on some face meltin' scrambled eggs?"

"Let's try turning that stir fry up to eleven!"

Nuts. I got nothing.

  

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Jan 02, 2010

How To: Fused Plastic Belt

Here's a fresh take on the fusing plastic bags/DIY Tyvek trick: creating a strong base with opaque white plastic bags for durability, then adding an attractive top layer for some graphic punch!

Materials:

  • 1.5" cotton webbing (or polyester or nylon)
  •  Plastic grocery bags or other plastic packaging
  • Fray Check or thread glue
  • Belt buckle (I took one off an old belt)
  • 3/16" metal eyelets and eyelet tool (make sure your belt prong will fit through this size)
  • Coordinating thread (and heavy duty thread if you have it around)
Tools needed: sewing machine, scissors, and hammer

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Jan 01, 2010

Cut Your Hair Business Cards

Wanna attend Glammer Education Institute? Here's the contact information...now prove your skills.

Top Cut Card

Designed by Y&R Thailand, the cards feature line drawn faces and a bevy of textured blackspace, allowing the user to create a custom hair style with a pair of scissors. A little bit paper doll, a little bit Wooly Willy, a whole bit awesome.

  

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Jan 01, 2010

Knitted Michael Jackson "Thriller" Doll

Dude, I don't know what it is.

I don't have a particular slant towards or against Michael Jackson... I appreciate him perfectly well.

I don't have an enormous interest in knitted celebrity softies...At least, I imagine it to be an average amount.

Perhaps it's the tiny little white socks.

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Whatever it is, I can't stop looking at this knitted Michael Jackson doll, decked out in his infamous red leather getup from the Thriller video. (Recently added to the Library of Congress' U.S. Film Registry along with Dog Day Afternoon.)

From Colette.Fr  "Michael is back! He resuscitates in the form of doll thanks to Soso creator. In her hands Michael

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Dec 31, 2009

Graffiti Warfare

So, first, a quick primer. King Robbo was a pioneering graffiti artist in London in the 1980s. He painted this piece at Regents canal in Camden, London in 1985, and it's remained untouched since:

  

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Dec 30, 2009

Bleach Printed Hooded Sweatshirt

Whether Derek "Bones" Boe intended this sweatshirt hack - an anatomical(ish) skeleton handpainted with bleach - or it began as a mistake, the results are incredible, and exponentially better than a tradtional screen print.Derek

  

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Dec 27, 2009

Excellent, Free Photography How-To Videos

Even if you're not a devoted Nikon disciple, they're offering some great free how-to videos that appeal to anyone interested in digital photography.

created at: 2009/12/27

My three faves are these by Joe McNally, who's the kinda guy from whom you just wanna learn.   

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Dec 26, 2009

Hand Knits for Men

I haven't quite wrapped my rightbrain around all the math of the wefts and wales of knitting, but when I do, I'll be getting my hands on a copy of this: Hand Knits for Men, spied by Gina of Doe-C-Doe.

  

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Dec 21, 2009

Gingerbread Mad Men

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Serious Eats has found the perfect holiday cookie: tasty gingerbread done up in early 1960's flair, perfect to hold you over until Mad Men Season 4 starts in the summer. "Shaped to resemble man-about-town Don Draper, his repressed housewife Betty, and voluptuous secretary Joan, these spicy cookies have a depth of flavor as rich as the depth of these television characters. While this take on gingerbread did the trick, I'm sure any recipe will work—it's the martini glass and briefcase accessories that matter."

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Oh! Just got it. Cloud of smoke. :)

Get the recipe.

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