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Mar 17, 2010

BeardMe...Cause Everyone Should Have Access to Facial Hair

created at: 03/17/2010

No one, regardless of class, age, or gender, should be excluded from the opportunity or access to thick, radiant, and formidable facial hair. And with BeardMe, you can give it to them.

"Icons of wealth and class, beards and mustaches are status symbols of a bygone era. Establish yourself as your generation’s Abraham Lincoln by adding an urbane and elegant beard or mustache to your mug with BeardMe, the premier facial hair application for the iPhone and iPod Touch."  

You can select from a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and orientations, then save your results, and easily publish to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or send via email.

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Mar 16, 2010

How To: Hoodie Origami - Turn a Hooded Sweatshirt into a Computer Sleeve, Pillow, and More...

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Artist Antonio Scarponi remarks, "A hoodie is not just a hoodie. In a world full of stuff, smart items should be transformable, editable. They should engage the possibility to be transformed into something else. We do not need a new object. We  rather need to get rid of some of them, to reduce the complex network of things around us."

So, he's introduced Just undo it - a collection of reversible objects that can be made from a hooded sweatshirt. 

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The series includes a laptop bag, baby carrier, pillow, backpack and strap bag. Talk about a party trick!

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Mar 16, 2010

137 Years of Popular Science Magazine...Totally Free!

Popular Science, the oldschoolest of how-to magazines that continues to capture the mind of manmakers and lay tinkerers, has assembled their entire archives -that's 137 years - and made them available for free browsing. "Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements. It's an amazing resource that beautifully encapsulates our ongoing fascination with the future, and science and technology's incredible potential to improve our lives."

created at: 03/16/2010

Says RetroThing: "It's stunning to recall what a huge impact Popular Science had in the pre-internet days. I remember pouring over the "What's

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Mar 16, 2010

Fifteen Clever, Witty, and Well Done Illustrations.

Nothing tickles my funny bone like some well-concieved and tongue-in-cheek line art. Malaysian illustrator Chow Hon Lam is t-shirt legend, creating clever and unique images that show off his drawing and brains.

""I believe that everything should have a story behind it, no matter if they are an object, an animal or food. I always try to create a story for them. I guess they must have something to say, but they just can't speak. Trust me, I try to communicate with them!"

"Actually all the ideas don't come easy, I hope people can enjoy them and appreciate them. All criticisms are welcome. Thanks from deep in my heart."

  

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Mar 15, 2010

How To: Make Crunchy, Homemade Potato Chips in your Microwave

I never thought a microwave could produce crispy ANYTHING, let alone the airy crunchiness of of perfectly cooked potato chip.

But I'm happy to admit when I'm wrong, especially when me being wrong equals the ability to make quick and easy homemade potato chips without the mess of deep frying.

Ingredients and Materials:
1 russet potato
Non stick spray
Salt and Pepper
Slicing mandoline or sharp knife or vegetable peeler
Parchment paper or glass plate
Microwave  

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Mar 15, 2010

Reverse Graffiti: Artists Tag Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

If you simply must express your voice on a giant piece of public property, but can't get passed the illegality of defacing something you don't own, try scrubbing your design into the grime that already exists on the wall.

"Offering a refreshing and very welcome take on the contentious art form, is a group of ex Durban Vega Brand and Communications School students, who were inspired by the work of British street artist Paul Curtis (AKA “Moose”) who began pioneering his form ‘Green’ or ‘reverse Graffiti’ three years ago. Curtis (legend has it) first hit upon the idea while working as a kitchen porter in a restaurant scrubbing mountains of pots and pans. One dreary evening while trying to erase a grease stain on the sink wall before him, he discovered he had cleaned a large white patch onto the grimy surface. It didn’t take long before the aspirant street artist began conquering the cityscapes of London, applying his vigorous selective scrubbing to more prominent walls and bridges."

  

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Mar 12, 2010

How To: Guinness Ice Cream Float, Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

Mix Ice Cream, Stout, Dash of Luck

One glass. Two ingredients. One step. Delicious. And its probably healthier than milk, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream....  

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Mar 12, 2010

The Dog 'Stache Toy

As far as your dog is concerned, its a toy, and it feels good between the teeth. But for you, the tongue-in-cheek pet owner? Constant amusement.

created at: 03/12/2010  

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Mar 12, 2010

What's Next in Conscious Cooking? Testicles

knauer_deertesticles_3-10_post.jpgNose-to-tail cooking is a culinary movement dedicated to eating every part of the animal. UK chef Fergus Henderson and a few of his U.S. counterparts, such as Chris Constentino, are "staunch [proponents] of using virtually the entirety of any plant or animal being served up. Harking back to the days when very little went to waste, [they practice] what [they preach] with such victuals as Rolled Pig's Spleen, Duck's Neck Terrine and Roast Woodcock, which is cooked with innards and head intact, the latter providing a bit of "delicious brains." (From Publishers Weekly)

But, as Ian Knauer of the Atlantic points out, "very skinny-jean-wearing hipster with this month's issue of Edible Wherever tucked under his arm can settle into a pork jowl or trotter and take one for the Fergus Henderson team." Those who really commit, the true animal tasters (which, for me, put them way closer to vegetarians than just chicken breast and beef tenderloin eaters), do it all, and that means testicles.

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Mar 11, 2010

ManMaker: Dan Kenneally's Abstract Sandwich Art

created at: 02/11/2010

San Francisco-based artist Dan Kenneally has created Lunchbox, a series of 18"x18" sandwich paintings, that each use a minimal colored stripe to represent ingredients.

"Lunchbox presents a curious departure from an ordinary subject matter which is unprecedented in the art community. It communicates volumes though use of complex arrangement of color, and simplification. This ambitious feat achieves harmony through balance and composition."

 

I like that these are physical paintings with texture and drips, etc, rather than simple stripes drawn on the computer.

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