Kristina Chmielewski

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15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

Plan, measure, & more with your phone.<p>Whether you're planning, measuring, renovating or redecorating, we've rounded up the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.

Meteor shower and dancing planets to grace July night sky

Summer planets, constellations and a late-month meteor shower should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting.<p>The Delta Aquarid meteor shower graces the night sky at the end of July, and during the month, the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shine, pointing the way to …

Striking Images Of Obama's African Protesters

This happens to every president.

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

How To Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine: An Easy, Foolproof Method

This method for making ice cream in a bag is very popular with our readers, but honestly, I find it to be a bit of a pain. I think I've found a …

Ice Cream

Mark Bittman's Spicy Cheddar Shortbread

<i>This week,</i> <i>Mark Bittman</i> <i>is serving as a Guest Editor at Food52. He chose a Wildcard winner, answered our questions, and has been sharing recipes from his new Cooking Basics app.</i><p>No junk food snack comes close to these easy savory cookies, which make the perfect finger food. “Short" -- when it comes to …

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Shutter Speed

10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

5 Ways to Find a New Topic for a Photography Project and Beat "Photographer's Block"

It’s a well-documented ‘fact’ that writers encounter writer’s block. Photographers also run into that creative wall and it can be very discouraging …

Portraits of People Exposing Their Issues and Insecurities to the Camera

“Building Security Through Insecurity.” That’s the tagline of photographer Steve Rosenfield‘s “What I Be Project.” Each portrait in the ongoing …

DIY Stone Bathmat: Create a Luxurious Shower Experience

It is a sensation we associate with luxury resorts and remote beaches – stepping out of the water and onto smooth pebbles. It is also remarkably easy …

Scientist Figures Out How Those Big-Ass 'Sailing Stones' Move Themselves Across Death Valley

"Racetrack Playa" sounds like the screenname of an online teenager you're competing against in <i>Need for Speed</i>, but scientists recognize it as the name …

Death Valley

60 Ingenious Knot Designs From The “Man On Wire”

High-wire artist Philippe Petit’s rigging explained in Why Knot?, his new book on the art of knot tying.<p>When Philippe Petit stepped out on a high-wire illegally strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 and performed his act, his exploit became folkloric. But what the …

June 9th 2013

“The Phoblographer Weekly Recap” is a new feature where we recap the week’s most popular posts. Each weekend, we will present you the top ten posts …

15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

So You Want to Learn More About Lighting...

This week, creativeLive is doing their Lighting Toolkit workshop series. During the workshops, we’ll be sponsoring the giveaway of a pair of …

Making Snowmen... Inside!

<b>You know how we love a good messy sensory art project here at MPMK</b>.<p>So far we’ve tackled DIY finger paint, Jell-O Play Dough, DIY body Paint, and even …

Valentine Pom Pom Flowers

Valentine’s is a fun day to treat those special people in your life with love notes and secret surprises. I also personally LOVE the colors …

Yarn

Rollin Safari Animation

Created as part of the 18th edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, students of Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy have made funny …

Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids

Popsicle Stick Airplane from Parents.com<p>Parents.com has some great crafts to make with the most basic of kids art supplies. The popsicle stick! And a …

Kids Tent

What a lovely folding tent for kids from the <b>new Ferm Living’s collection</b>! And, there’s a matching <b>quilted blanket</b>, too.<p><b>Kids Tent</b>, $200.00<br>Available for …

A Day in the Life of a Squirrel Photo Series by Nancy Rose

Canadian photographer Nancy Rose’s backyard is full of squirrels. But instead of getting<p>a big, mean dogannoyed about it, she puts them to work as …

Cute and Clever Street Art of Alexey Menschikov

Penza, Russia-based Alexey Menschikov could easily be referred to as a jack of all trades. He's equally talented at photography as he is street art but it's the latter that's been garnering a lot of attention these days. Whether he's using existing cracks on the ground to turn into branches or he's …

Angry Birds

Make Pretty Paper Flowers in Under 10 Minutes

Have you noticed the pretty paper flowers available at stores like West Elm, Pottery Barn, and even our favorite place to swoon, Anthropologie? Well, instead of spending $5 or more per flower, why not make dozens for way under $10?! For today’s installment of DIY Basics, we’ll show you how to …

15 Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Colored eggs is the universal symbol of Easter, and the tradition dates back way to Mesopotamia. Some cultures today are more keen on buying colored …

Make a Free Little Library for the Neighborhood

Little Free Library is a creative idea, thought up by Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, that aims to promote literacy and bring communities together by putting up mini libraries in neighborhoods around the world. Started in 2009, it's a nonprofit that seeks to place these small, accessible book exchange …

Libraries

Egg Carton Rainbow Hats

With all the egg projects out in the blogosphere right now, Katey of Having Fun at Home wanted to find something cool to do with the egg cartons. I say she succeeded. These egg carton rainbow hats (or really, they look a bit like wreaths) are fun and adorable. The kiddos got to paint them, and then …

Wreaths