Meghan Toope

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The New Moto X And Moto G Are Incredibly Cheap Yet Powerful Phones

Motorola has just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones, the Moto G, Moto X Style and Moto X Play. While these phones are mostly updated versions of their previous iterations, Motorola is sticking with its key advantages — price, customization and less bloatware.<p>The Moto G is a 5-inch Android …

Richard Estes’s Paintings Appear More Real Than Photographs

A retrospective of Estes’s photorealistic paintings features panoramas more luminous and detailed than what many cameras can capture.<p>With so many art critics declaring painting dead, photorealism can seem especially unfashionable, if not downright outdated. But American artist Richard Estes has …

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

Rock Paper Scissors Crafts. 

• Rock crushes Scissors or crushes Lizard<br>• Scissors cuts Paper or decapitates Lizard<br>• Paper covers Rock or disproves Spock<br>• Lizard eats Paper or poisons Spock<br>• Spock vaporizes Rock or smashes Scissors

DIY Knockoff Lizzie Fortunato Bracelet Tutorial from Design Thrift here

<b>DIY Knockoff Lizzie Fortunato Bracelet Tutorial from Design Thrift here. Left Photo:</b> $105 Lizzie Fortunato 2-Strand Disco Bracelet <b>here</b>, <b>Right Photo:</b> DIY by Design Thrift. For 2 more really good Lizzie Fortunato knockoffs go here and for more DIY knockoffs of all kinds go here.

Android phones are everywhere, and are easier to hack than ever

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that's on 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Can't wait until the world ends and EVERYTHING looks like this.

Abandoned Buildings

Atlantic Ocean to Disappear in 200 Million Years?

Europe and North America could be joined, creating new mountain chains.<p><b>A newly discovered crack in the Earth's crust could pull North America and Europe together and cause the Atlantic Ocean to vanish in about 220 million years, scientists say.</b><p>A new map of the seafloor off the coast of Iberia—the …

24 Chic DIY Clutches

What season is <i>not</i> the perfect time to rock a clutch? For cocktail parties, wedding weekends, and the like, every stylish gal needs her go-to clutch. But maybe you’re up for a weekend project that doesn’t involve going to 10 boutiques all over the city to find the right one. Maybe you want to make …

DIY Roundup 9 Wire Jewelry Tutorials I’ve posted

• Roundup of Nine DIY Ear Cuffs I’ve posted <b>here</b>.<br>• Wire Heart Ring Tutorial by I Spy DIY <b>here</b>.<br>• Dainty Wire Wrapped Ring Tutorial from Wobisobi <b>here</b>.<br>• Black Bead Wire Wrapped Ring Tutorial from Around Wire <b>here</b>.<br>• Wire Heart RIng Tutorial from Maize Hutton <b>here</b>.<br>• Wire Ear Cuffs from Basic to Advanced from Shealynn’s Faerie Shoppe <b>here</b>.<br>• Wire Hair Rings Tutorial from Keep Calm and DIY <b>here</b>.<br>• Beginner Wire Wrapped Ring Tutorial from Lytha Studios <b>here</b>.<br>• Wire Wrapped Button Ring Tutorial from Jewelry Making Journal <b>here</b>.

How-To: Nautical Bracelet with Tassel

Ships ahoy! This nautical bracelet with tassel from Inspiration and Realisation works for both Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

July 4th

DIY Wall Art Anyone Can Make – Easy & Inexpensive

Easy and inexpensive wall art anyone can make.<p><b>DIY Wall Art Anyone Can Make</b> – We’ve lived in our new house almost a year and a half now. Like most …

Crafting

18 Unusual Ways to Style Up Your Sunnies

Summertiiiiime, and the living’s easy. We have to admit, we have a bit of a sunglasses addiction around here. From $2 faux Wayfarers to fancy Kate Spade sunnies, who doesn’t love a new pair of sunglasses?<p>Instead of letting your already mounting sunglasses pile grow too much this summer, why not …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

What Will We Look Like In 100,000 Years? Animé Characters

Artist Nickolay Lamm and scientist Alan Kwan team up to see what humans will look like in the future.<p>Science-fiction has a knack for predicting the future. Speculative weapons from swipe-based interfaces to unmanned aircraft were long sci-fi hallmarks before they became ubiquitous technologies IRL. …

How to Spray Paint Furniture

to Spray Paint Furniture<p>1<p><b>Choose the spray paint you will use.</b> Make sure it is the right spray paint for the type of furniture you are trying to …

The 40 Most Creative DIY Planters

If you haven’t already noticed, spring is in full swing here at Brit HQ. We’re rounding up gorgeous tablescapes, chowing down on the most colorful cookies ever, and swooning over neon spring style. And you know what spring means? Pretty plants! And what’s a super awesome succulent without the …

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

Bright Ideas for Incandescent Bulbs

The incandescent bulbs that shone so merrily in the Queen's palaces all her life and yours, Dear Reader, is going to be phased out by the federal …

Packing Tape Image Transfers

I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer …

Add Color to Your Kitchen with Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

Bored of your current glassware selection? Or maybe just want to add a temporary pop of color? Balloons to the rescue! With a couple strategic snips of any standard balloon, you can turn a jar into a classy color-dipped piece of glassware. Now all you need is the right cocktail to serve!<p><b>Materials:</b> …

20 Creative Ways to Make Your Own Pillows

From cool couches to candy cookies, this week is all about movies, vegging out, and getting cozy. How can you properly get all snuggled up without some good looking pillows?<p>Here are 20 DIY pillow projects to add to your homespun home decor to-do list. Stay tuned for our own pillow tricks later this …

Google forces Microsoft to remove new YouTube app for Windows Phone, claims lack of ad support

The updated YouTube app for Windows Phone turned out to be too nice for its own good. Google just issued a cease and desist order to Microsoft over …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Check Out This New iOS 7 & iPhone 6 Design Concept

A new design concept <i>published by Apfellike.com</i> shows yet another iOS 7 UI overhaul, as well as an iPad mini-like design for the next generation …

Breakfast, anyone? -- Hotel Monteverdi in Siena, Italy. Photo via Luxury Accommodations Blog