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White House Photographer Releases Favorite Images of Obama Through His Presidency

As the end of Obama’s eight-year presidency comes to an end, official White House Photographer Pete Souza has unveiled a series of intimate …

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You'd Expect

Eating better isn’t about cutting out entire food groups, eating low-fat everything, or guzzling juices or shakes. Deprivation diets are no way to …

Clean Eating

Ingenious Pencil Design Includes a Built-In Sharpener

Ordinary graphite gets a sharper outfit with designer Andrew Pyza‘s pencil+, a pencil holder and extender that includes an eraser at one end and a sharpener at the other. The tool fits any average pencil from full-size down to 14mm long, and any time the tip breaks, all you have to do is unscrew …

15 Excellent Bartender-Approved Bottles Of Booze You Can Grab For Under $25

Ivy Mix, head bartender and co-owner of Leyenda, says, "Barsol is a great company, and quebranta is a good grape varietal that is not too floral. It makes a great utilitarian pisco that really can't be beat for the price."<p>By Chris Crowley<p>There are enough great bars (and cocktails) around the …

Fish

Meet the Bartender Making Wine Without Grapes or a Vineyard

Ryan Chetiyawardana of London’s White Lyan cocktail bar is making his own “wine” by fermenting herbs, tea, and fruit into an alcoholic drink that mimics the flavours of reds and whites—without grapes.<p>What makes wine, wine? "A truckload of grapes," surely, would be a reasonable answer. "Hailing from …

Tracing the grime invasion of America

Bars passed outside Lewisham McDonald’s, reverberating through the concrete tower blocks of Bow and riding the pirate radio airwaves booming out of tiny back bedrooms in E15. Grime couldn’t come from anywhere else in the world, period. It’s unapologetically British, with its veterans and burgeoning …

Inside ‘hardvapour’, the internet’s latest microgenre

Like post-punk, neo-Expressionism, or New Labour, ‘hardvapour’ defines itself in opposition to a preceding movement. If vaporwave (the Tumblr-beloved microgenre of pitch-shifted lounge music that sounds like a chopped-and-screwed mix of the Windows 95 start-up tone) sounds like glossy mall muzak …

Out of one bicycle, many

From trike to bike and beyond: The transforming-transport trend reaches its zenith with the multi-talented Infento.<p>Bicycles are modular, which is one of the reasons they’re Earth’s most popular vehicles. If you want a different gear ratio, or stronger rims, or more comfortable handlebars, there’s …

Akhal-Teke of Turkmenistan. The Most Beautiful Horse in the World. https://t.co/cev7d4h3am

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The 101 Most Beautiful DIY Projects of All Time - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

No one can complain of dearth of DIY ideas, for the web is littered with all kinds of DIY project ideas. Instead of helping, the abundance of project …

A history of the world in funny puns

Glowforge 3D laser printer could make mini manufacturers of us all

It finally looks like 3D printing is about to take off in a big way. But not all 3D printers are alike.<p>One clever new example is Glowforge, a desktop 3D laser printer that allows you to create a large variety of consumer items out of any material — from a leather handbag or wallet to hard wood …

Printing

The 'world's biggest' 3D printer will build emergency houses

The design team at WASP (World's Advanced Saving Project) will unveil what is being billed as the world's largest 3D printer on Friday in Rieti, Italy. Dubbed the "Big Delta," this enormous device stands roughly 40 feet tall with a 20 foot diameter. But despite its size, the Big Delta is extremely …

Largest 3D printing factory in Southeast Asia opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE — Southeast Asia's largest commercial 3D printing facility opened on Monday morning in Singapore.<p>The factory, owned by Ultra Clean Holdings …

South-east Asia

MIT Software Converts MRIs into 3D Printable Heart Models in Just One Hour

Cardiac-based surgeries are no walk in the park, even for the world’s top surgeons and doctors. Oftentimes, surgical plans have been mapped out on a …

Design your own actually fashionable 3D-printed jewelry

Forget diamonds; you can now 3D-print your own customized rings and bracelets.<p>Startup Trove allows you to design pieces of jewelry, try on plastic …

A Crimson-Colored Gin and Punch for Fall

In addition to improving the overall quality of the mixed drinks we consume, the craft cocktail movement has opened the American market not only to the storied classic cocktails of old, but also to once-thriving product categories. One such subdivision is sloe gin—a lower ABV liqueur (still hefty …

Neat

An In-Depth Guide To Launching Your Own Podcast

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Design Secrets of Ex Machina, This Year's Boldest Science Fiction Movie

Science Fiction

9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

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Simple Steps for Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Focus stacking is an effective way to achieve deep depth of field; it’s a technique that’s especially used in macro photography. The idea is to make …

How to Add Special Effects in Photoshop

Learn How to Add Special Effects in Photoshop in today’s episode! All it takes is a little practice with blend modes, Adjustment Layers, and Layer …

A Certain Slant of Light - Photographs and text by Fran Gormley | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Earth Awards 2015. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>Changing your perspective can reveal previously overlooked …

CamSwarm Turns Multiple Phones Into a Bullet-Time Camera Array

The “bullet time” effect popularized by the 1999 film <i>The Matrix</i> is generally done by arranging a large number of still cameras on a circular track, …

Video: An Intro to Polarizing Filters in Photography

If you’re unfamiliar with the subject of polarizing filters in photography, here’s an educational video that can bring you up to speed. Mark Ryan …

Why A Backup Plan is Invaluable to Photography

Recently, I’ve found myself improvising way too much just because things didn’t go as planned and too many unexpected variables came into play. So …