Esra Petursson

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Inception Dish Drainer is a Flexible Little Manhattan

In the movie <i>Inception</i>, a strip of New York City rolls up on itself, with the streets and buildings ripping themselves from their earth-bound …

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen from Helsinki, Finland, is one such artist. With experience in both photography and painting, he uses long camera exposures and a variety of lights to create images that straddle …

How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Why you should start brining your meat -- and how to start.</i><p>Have you ever suffered the travesty that is a dry, tasteless chicken breast? Or tried to cut …

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

Cocaine boogie: James Booker, the tragic piano genius of New Orleans

It was the legendary Louisiana musician Dr John who memorably described James Booker as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced". Though Booker – who died from hard living in 1983 at the age of 43 – would have undoubtedly approved of the description, it does …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

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26 Albums To Get Excited About This Fall

The next few months are going to be insane for new music. Drake, Lorde, Haim, Gaga, Katy, JT...and that's just the beginning.<p><b>Release date:</b> Sept. 17<p>If you were hoping that MGMT would keep getting weirder instead of going back to the glossy sound of their debut, you'll find a lot to like in their …

What’s Left? 40 Albums to Anticipate for the Rest of 2013

This year has already seen new releases from (ahem) David Bowie, Daft Punk, My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay Z, Nine Inch …

Fuck You Ministry of Sound

Today Ministry of Sound decided to sue Spotify for copyright infringement, over user created playlists 'copying' its compilations. Their thinking is …

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

This century has been a golden age for cover songs. Thanks to YouTube, we’re always there whenever a band plays a must-hear version of some recent …

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The Bed That Uses Robotic Arms to Make Itself

After a full day of operating mill machinery in Spain's Basque country, Ascensio Zubeldia used to fall into bed drained. Each morning he mulled over the perfect bed—one that makes itself—and then he finally built it. Sensors under the mattress detect when the sleeper rises, and three seconds later, …