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Recipe: Guinness Chocolate Cake

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line the bottom of a 12-inch round springform pan with parchment paper.<p>2. Make the cake: Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until melted. Stir in the Guinness, then remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa.<p>3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the …

Is Your Creative Director A Douche Bag?

The Creative Director Douche Bag Detector Device (or C.D.D.B.D.D.) is a strangely cathartic online quiz that promises to tell you what category of douchebag your favorite boss falls into, with stunning 32.7% accuracy. Twist some digital knobs and flick a few switches to get results like the …

A Lamp That Uses Steel Marbles As A Light Switch

Light switches are boring, so we’re always on the lookout for a more novel way to turn on our lamps. And the Mercure Lamp certainly has that going for it: the bulb is filled with steel marbles which function as the switch. When you incline the Mercure Lamp, the ball bearings tumble to the base of …

IKEA launches furniture that wirelessly charges smartphones and tablets

<b>News:</b> Swedish furniture giant IKEA has incorporated induction-charging stations into products from its latest collection, which will allow users to …

Furniture

Tiny Landscape in a Coffee Cup

Japanese designer and artist Yukihiro Kaneuchi has created a tiny landscape in a coffee cup.<p>This cup was created using the concept that as we grow …

The Hand – Handwritten Font Family by La Goupil

Hand Drawn Type Family : The Hand.<p>Do you like natural hand drawn typefaces? <b>The Hand</b> is another outstanding handwritten font family designed in 2013 …

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13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Watermelon

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Matcha-Almond Layer Cake with Meringue Mushrooms

I've been having disorganized pantry shame for a few months now, so last Friday I decided to do something about it. I went in armed with a roll of …

Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov | Colossal

<p>Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov who is probably best known for his experiments in liquid typography just released this experimental video …

Students Design 22 Playful Wooden Toys For Kids

Though it seems counterintuitive, limitations can be the best thing to happen to the creative process. Narrowing down parameters–think form, function, color, size–often brings focus to an otherwise overwhelming chaos of opportunities around what to do and where to begin.<p>The Rochester Institute of …

Classic Bauhaus Designs, Reimagined In Food

A pair of food stylists imagine what the Bauhaus cuisine would have looked like.<p>The Bauhaus was active for a scant 14 years–from 1919 to its closing in 1933–but its influence continues to haunt design. An incubator for interdisciplinary design and study, the Bauhaus that we all know and shell out …

jean-luc-cornec-installation-in-museum-of-communication-frankfurt on design-dautore.com A creation of artist Jean-Luc Cornec, it features old rotary telephones, and yards of telephone cord, fabricated to resemble grazing sheep.Incredibly resourceful, they mimic the woolen texture amazingly well.

Yarn Bombing Helsinki (j) Granny Square Afghans on the steps outside Helsinki Cathedral, Finland. via Vintage Culture Melbourne

A Furniture Collection Made Entirely By Wind Power

Merel Karhof has been using the breeze as muse for years, finding new ways to spin airflow into creative gold. Most notable, perhaps, is the London-based designer’s Wind Knitting Machine, which united a metal mill and loom to make one-of-a-kind scarves. Her ongoing Energy Harvesters series (I, II, …