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Surfer Stu Johnson duck dives underneath a wave at Cloudbreak, an outer reef in Fiji. Photograph by Lucia Griggi (@luciagriggi). To see more of Griggi's pictures, visit lightbox.time.com. #surfing #surf

Nearly finished sunset of My Jools Eyes...Street Art in my veggie patch thanks to @artbyeoin great job bro check out his feed if you love ink in tins ! big love #jamie Xxxxxxxx

How To Make a Knife From an Old Saw Blade | The Art of Manliness

Making a knife is a satisfying project on a number of levels. You’re creating a fundamental tool — one of the first tools ever made — and every time …

Heineken's Great Marketing Stunt Gave Travelers Free Flights To Random Destinations

All you had to do was press a button.<p>This was the challenge recently posed to travelers departing from New York's JFK International Airport Terminal 8, when beer company Heineken decided it was time to change some lives.<p>We won't spoil the results of the experiment (watch the video above), but we …

Next-Gen Ford Mustang Reportedly to Launch as 2014.5 50th Anniversary Model

New-car launches are a months-long rollout of new product these days. Fifty years ago, new cars were introduced in the fall and that was just about the end of it. So, 50 years ago, it was unusual when Ford debuted something called a Mustang in the spring, and called it a 1964.5 model. And, now, 50 …

Sports Cars

11 Hotels That Know How To Welcome Guests In Style

After a 13-hour flight from New York, and an additional hour-long jaunt from Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, guests are ready for a welcoming arrival.<p>Those staying at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora are greeted at the airport and receive a lei before boarding <i>Heinoanoa</i>, a custom (and …

Star Wars Rag Doll Plush

May the Force (of hugs) be with you<p>These plush toys make Star Wars cuddly<br>• Soft, huggable rag dolls in several designs<br>• All ages can cuddle their …

Secret court lets NSA extend its trawl of Verizon customers' phone records

The National Security Agency has been allowed to extend its dragnet of the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon through a court …

Obama weighs in on race, reluctantly

President Barack Obama’s agitation following the George Zimmerman verdict was apparent to people in the West Wing all week — so it was frustrating, if not surprising, to some in Obama’s circle that he waited nearly a week to express his feelings publicly.<p>Since his reelection, the nation’s first …

Machine Squeezes Drinking Water From Your Sweaty T-Shirt

Tasty<p>I think the question here isn't whether you'd drink your own, but whether you'd drink someone else's. One company has designed a system, called Sweat Machine, to wring sweat out of clothes and turn it into potable water.<p>The Sweat Machine heats and spins clothes to extract the liquid from them, …

Infinity: A Mind-Bending New Sand Sculpture by Carl Jara | Colossal

<p>Cleveland-based sand sculptor and woodworker Carl Jara (previously) just won fist-place at the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition with …

What Happens When you Mix Ammonium Chromate & Mercury(II) and Set it on Fire | Colossal

<p>This is what happens when you mix Mercury(II) thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) and Ammonium chromate (NH4)2CrO4 and then set it on fire. I was honestly …

55 Airy And Cozy Rustic Living Room Designs

Rustic style can be very varied and interesting, it combines very well with other styles from minimalist to coastal. This style is perfect not only …

Interior Design

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Torggler’s kinetic doors float through space with such fluidity that it is almost eerie.<p>…

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KeepSafe, The Private Photo Gallery App, Raises $3.4M And Grows To 13M Users

KeepSafe, which creates a password-locked photo gallery on people’s phones, just raised $3.4 million in a round led by Floodgate. They’ve also grown to 13 million users, 6 million of whom are active every month.<p>This is probably not a perfect way of putting it, but one could argue that KeepSafe …

EyeEm, ‘Europe’s Instagram,’ Picks Up $6M To Build Out Its Visual Search Engine And Crowdsourced Stock Photo Service

EyeEm, the free Berlin-based iOS, Android and Windows Phone photo app that has at times been referred to as the “Instagram of Europe,” is today announcing a new round of funding to help expand why it is in fact quite a lot different from Facebook’s photo app. EyeEm has raised a $6 million Series A …

Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future

Hello, and welcome back to today’s episode of “Why? LOL BECAUSE WE CAN.”<p>Tired of your dumb old microwave that just <i>shoots friggin’ radio waves at food</i> to cook it? Stupid thing probably can’t even play animated GIFs or send Snapchats or download the Fergie. What’s the point?<p>In the coolest mod I’ve …

Here's A Stack Of Anti-American Propaganda From North Korea

Every country in the world has a fair portion of its history steeped in bloodshed, war & a blatant disregard for human life - none of us are truly …

Racist Trolls Try to Stir Shit Up at Peaceful Racial Profiling Protest

Dozens of people gathered Tuesday outside the Towne East Square mall in Wichita to protest the arrest of a black man who was charged with criminal …

Just in Time for Comic-Con: Leggings That Look Like Armor!

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off today! Here are some cute attendees from last year.<p>Comic-Con International, the annual mega-gathering of comic book and fantasy aficionados, kicks off today—and even if you're not among the 130,000 who are making the pilgrimage to San Diego this week, you can still pay …

Fashion buy of the day: Carven x Michael Wolf office print sweatshirt

How To Make An Origami Business Card Holder

We’re always on the lookout for a cute business card holder, and this DIY fits the bill. Plus as you change your mind about the pattern, you can easily fold up a new one.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>patterned gift wrap (I like heavier-weight wrapping paper for a sturdier case), graph paper, a paper …

Crafting

Smeared skies, Lake Ontario | Canada (by Matt Molloy)

<b>Smeared skies, Lake Ontario | Canada</b> (by Matt Molloy)

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …

Throwable Panoramic Camera Squito Captures 360-Degree Views

Once you think you’ve seen it all, someone comes-up with the unexpected. If necessity is the mother of invention, then this new camera surely arrives …