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Vintage Suitcases that Go Boom

Oct 26, 2010 by Grace<p>I’ve always had fantasies of being a DJ, and if these BoomCases had existed in my college years, I may have just traded my …

The Curious Phenomenon of Chinese Housing Blocking Roads

The country's forced relocations cause town planners to get creative.

How Video Games Revived The Dying Art Of Japanese Woodprinting

A successful Kickstarter campaign that depicts classic video characters like Mario and Zelda in medieval Japan has injected new designs into an ancient but stagnating craft.<p>Whether Hyrule or the Mushroom Kingdom, we’re used to video game heroes saving their own respective pixel worlds. This is the …

CALL for ENTRIES: Lucky 13

lucky <br>lucky <br>LEMON DROPS<p><i>I’ve always been lucky in the kitchen.</i> Most of my experiments work. I often get it right the first time I try. Maybe that is …

Bombing Syria won't make the blindest bit of difference, Tony Blair

Talk of armed intervention in Syria is all about western powers satisfying their desire not to look impotent<p>His comment piece in the Times today (<i>paywalled link</i>) is vintage Tony Blair: "Western policy is at a crossroads: commentary or action; shaping events or reacting to them." In other words, we …

A Brief Argument Against War in Syria

The consequences of intervention are unknown because they are unknowable.<p>Reuters<p>In Washington, D.C., most politicians have a terrible track record anticipating how wars will unfold. Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf War, Vietnam: As often as not, America's wars of choice proceed in ways that no …

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Toyota Prius with A Wooden Rear End

Redditor HoleyBody spotted this beauty at a Home Depot in Milltown, New Jersey. It's a classic Woodie look with modern fuel efficiency. But as some …

Handpresso Auto Espresso Maker | HiConsumption

Posted in Food, Tech<p>Coffee is an essential part of our morning routine, but with everything we have going on, who has time to whip up a cup of coffee …

A Lampshade That Magically Floats In Midair

Take a quick survey of today’s best and brightest in lighting design, and there’s nary a lampshade in sight. Lamps today are more likely to resemble pill capsules, or even Stewie from <i>Family Guy</i>, than anything we grew up with in our living rooms or with any component a drunk guy could put on his …

Ring Clock

Whether you're averse to wearing things on your wrist, or you're just looking for an interesting way to start a conversation at parties, the Ring …

Raindrops Geneva Award 2013 Poster Competition

Category: Illustration <br>Deadline: October 31, 2013 (expired!) <br>View/print as PDF: A4 size - A5 size <br>Contest's Website: [link]<p><b>780 million</b> people still …

Posters

CALL for ENTRIES: The Road Not Taken

THE BOLD <i><br>and the delicious</i><p><i>If this blog has an underlying, non-food theme, it would be “be brave”.</i> I use suggestions that you eat <i>uni</i>, or maybe …

When Hollywood Needs Shiny Instruments of Death, This Blacksmith Delivers

Tony Swatton is the most famous blacksmith in Los Angeles. But he's not forging horseshoes. Rather, Swatton has banged out a place in Tinseltown as …

Creative and Beautiful One Page Websites

Posted on 22nd August 2013 in DESIGN, DESIGNERS, INSPIRATION with 1 Comment by Gavin<p>A website is usually defined as a collection of web pages under a …

Web Design

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental …

Recipe: Edible Chalkboard Cake and Candy Chalk

I’ve got five months to go before my next birthday, but I’ve already decided on the cake thanks to this awesome tutorial for making an edible chalkboard cake and candy chalk to go with it from Victoria at A Subtle Revelry.<p>I thought maybe I was getting over the whole chalkboard thing, but this cake …

Dessert

Golden Arches: Human Feet More Flexible Than We Thought

The notion that sport shoes and inserts should keep the human arch stiffly supported is a decades-old assumption that could use some rethinking, according to a British gait analyst who has closely studied more than 25,000 footsteps of healthy people.<p>Robin Huw Crompton, a physical anthropologist at …

The Difference between Who and Whom

You use <b>who</b> for a subject and <b>whom</b> for an object. Matthew Inman explains at length using delightfully horrifying examples. You can read them all at the …