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20+ Studio Ghibli Tattoos Inspired By Miyazaki Films

For some, Studio Ghibli's beautiful animated movies have been just as influential as Disney's childhood classics, if not more so. For those of us who …

Delicate Resin Flowers Bloom with This Unusual Technique

These beautiful flowers may look like they are made of glass, but they are actually made from wire and liquid synthetic resin. Japanese Kanzashi (hair ornament) artist Sakae is the Maker behind this craft which she calls “dip flower.” It involves bending a wire into a desired shape and then dipping …

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This Couple Had The Best Compromise And Went With A ‘Two-Face’ Wedding Cake

When a comic book buff and his fiancée got married, they decided to treat their guests to a ‘Two-Face’ wedding cake that would satisfy both the …

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

The way most students study makes no sense.<p>That's the conclusion of Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel — who've spent a combined 80 years studying learning and memory, and recently distilled their findings with novelist Peter Brown in the book <i>Make It</i> …

Delicate Fish Paintings Express Artist’s Elegant Vision of the World

Painter Niharika Hukku‘s captivating work will make you realize that ordinary fish possess an innate beauty. More often than not, the artist uses simple, white pottery (which she constructs herself) as a functional canvas for her aquatic designs. “Starting with an idea, my work is an expression of …

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These amazing trees grow up to 40 different types of fruit

In all the time I’ve spent cruising around my quiet Seattle neighborhood for fallen sidewalk fruit (the semi-bruised apples are <i>delicious</i>), I’ve never …

Playful Paintings on the Streets of Tokyo Pay Tribute to Japanese Culture

Spanish street artist Pejac recently finished a tour of Asia, where he decorated the streets of cities in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan with whimsical paintings and installations. Tokyo, one of his destinations, became the canvas on which he unleashed his praises and critiques of Japanese …

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DIY Cookie Monster Christmas Tree

Now that Santa’s had first dibs on the milk and cookies, you can safely turn your blue Christmas tree into Cookie Monster with nothing but a pillowcase and a couple of styrofoam balls, just like Redditor enhydra-lutris did this year.<p>As someone who can’t have a real tree for health reasons, …

Fashion Inspiration: Thread-Wrapped Sandals

Step up your warm weather accessorizing, DIY style! Dress up a pair of plain sandals in cool custom colors with this fun thread-wrapped sandals project idea from Alisa Burke!

Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Mocktail

Whip up a refreshing and patriotic summer drink for your Fourth of July cookouts, picnics, and celebrations with this red, white, and blue mocktail recipe from Manda at The Merrythought!

Tiny People’s Big Adventures In A World Of Food by William Kass

Playing with food is not just for kids any more, as Brazilian artist William Kass proves with his imaginative “Minimize – Food” photo series. He …

Is your cat a "Game of Thrones" fan? Maybe he just loves sitting in your lap for 55 minutes straight while you get your fix. Either way, you can prepare him for the season 4 finale with this handsome feline battle armor. http://makezine.com/craft/cat-battle-armor/

Recipe: Birthday Cake Jell-O Shots

I think the title of this post pretty much says it all. Because, doesn’t this birthday cake Jell-O shots recipe from A Beautiful Mess sound like a brilliant way to welcome a new year?<p>Adorable Jell-O shots + birthday candles = a fun and boozy birthday!<p>Click here to whip up a batch for your next …

Scrapbook Inspiration: Watercolour Paint and Doodles

This craft project combines two of my favorite things, watercolor paint and black felt tip markers.<p>I love to doodle when I’m gabbing on the phone, or am enjoying a bit of downtime hanging out in the office. I find it very satisfying to watch watercolor paint dry on the paper. It’s dead easy to …

How-To: DIY 2-Ingredient Fabric Softener Crystals

Battle hard water and crispy clothes the DIY way! Make your own 2-ingredient fabric softener crystals with this easy-to-follow tutorial that Lindsey from Cafe Johnsonia shared on Henry Happened.<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to get started.

Sewing Tip: 3 Neckline and Armhole Binding Techniques

Finish those summery tops with maximum style and minimum drama with these three handy neckline and armhole binding techniques from Sarah at Pattern Runway!

Sewing

Summer Wardrobe: Knit Tulip Tank Top

Add some simple knitted elegance to your summer wardrobe with this gorgeous tulip tank top tutorial from Laura’s Loop on The Purl Bee!

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Efficient Cake Cutting Techniques

A video about the most mathematically perfect way to cut a cake has been making the rounds lately. It’s very informative and worth a watch, if you haven’t seen it already.<p>Even though the math seems to check out, and the logic behind this method of preserving a cake’s freshness for as long as …

Crochet: Patterns, Articles, eBooks, Magazines, Videos | Interweave

You have arrived! This is the place to learn how to crochet or discover a new crochet technique or tip, be inspired and shop for crochet magazines, …

Crochet

Embroidered Art Dolls From Recycled Materials

Tumblr user jthatcherarts created these incredible art dolls that are completely covered with colorful embroidery from found thread and dolls.<p>[via Pardalote]

These Inspiring Surreal Photos By Instagrammer Nois7 Will Brighten Your Day

We absolutely love every single surreal photographer/artist that we write about, but much of their work tends to be rather melancholy or down-right …

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health And Productivity

This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though your life ultimately hangs in the balance.<p>No, going to the gym today isn't urgent, but it is important for your long-term health.<br>• No, you won't die from stress today, but if you don't get it …

Time Management

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Photographer Takes Magical Photos Of Kids And Animals In The American Midwest

Jake Olson, an award-winning professional photographer and graphic artist from Nebraska, takes breathtaking photographs what are dripping with …

Fairytales Come To Life In Papercut Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti

Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker, two artists collectively known as Hari & Deepti, create beautiful and detailed dioramas out of paper that look …

Food & Wine Pairing Method

A great infographic for National Drink Wine Day (February 18), the Food & Wine Pairing Method is a new poster from Wine Folly that shows all of the …

Behold Lux: The 100% Do it Yourself, 3D-Printed Medium-Format Camera

“Do-it-yourself” can mean a lot of things, but for camera dweebs, it’s usually entailed some degree of scavenging and recycling parts from …