Rivan Zhang

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How to Gift Wrap Irregularly-Shaped Objects

Last-minute shoppers: So you've mastered the one-piece-of-tape gift wrapping method, which works great with rectilinear objects. But now you've got …

Crafting

BookBook for iPhone 5 - An iPhone case and wallet rolled into one.

<b>BookBook</b> for iPhone 5s / SE<p>An iPhone case and wallet rolled into one.<p>Designed for: iPhone 5s / SE<p>This hybrid wallet and iPhone case mimics a …

Mobile Technology

Personalized Monogrammed Engraved Notebook Leather Travel Diary Sketchbook Journal (024205)

Description<p>***We can engrave anything with no additional charge, this is just a sample.<p>Genuine cowhide leather 100 page travel journal, available in brown leather of varying grades, see photos. The entire cover can be monogrammed, laser engraved with a favorite artwork, clip art, company logo, etc. …

How to Build the World’s Simplest Electric Train | Colossal

<p>The AmazingScience YouTube channel demonstrates how to build a ridiculously simple electric “train” with the help of a few magnets, a battery, and a …

The First-ever Swinging Backpack!

No more strapping and restrapping over and over while you’re commuting. The Wolffepack is the world’s first and only backpack that swings your stuff …

Pregnancy Book Changes in Size with the Expectant Mother

Pregnancy is a special time for a woman, and <i>Mother Book</i> created by the advertising firm Dentsu Naoya documents it in an extra meaningful way. The beautifully designed publication is intended to promote Kishoka, an obstetrics medical service network in Japan, and it takes expectant mothers through …

The Goal Board Is A Calendar For Your Ambition

We all have goals beyond getting our job done. Here’s a tool to help reach them.<p>Emails. Phone calls. Deliverables. There’s always work to do. And somewhere, buried beneath all that logistical rubble, sit our careers, and beneath those, our grander dreams. But you know what? Dreams don’t show up in …

Turn Beautiful Book Covers Into Wall Art That Doubles As Storage

Book covers, often art in their own right, have finally been given a frame of their own.<p>Book Box is a shelving system by Aust & Amelung that uses hardcover books to create a sliding trap-door. The result is a whimsical wall of sideways covers, with storage space hidden behind the books’ open …

Feeling Disorganized? Try Mise-en-place, It Works For Chefs - The Fox Is Black

Mise-en-place is a French phrase which means “putting in place”, as in set up. For many chefs this phrase is not only a helpful saying, it’s a motto …

What Are “Nearables,” And Why Is Ideo So Excited About Them?

Bluetooth beacons enter a new interactive frontier with Estimote’s sticker-size hardware<p>Last week beacon technology–sensors which can trigger actions in devices that come within range, increasing their spatial intelligence–shrank in size and grew in opportunity with the introduction of Estimote …

Internet of Things

This Pop-Up Ring Box Will Seal The Deal On Your Engagement

Are you putting a $20,000 ring in a 2-cent box? There’s something wrong there.<p>Marriage proposals are horrifying, even if you know the answer is going to be yes. Where exactly do you do it? What exactly do you say? And . . . is there any way to hide this giant ring bulge in my pants? Seriously. A …

Engagement Rings

6 Flash Alternatives Beginners Should Always Keep in Mind

That pop-up flash on top of your camera can come in very handy, but if you’re a beginner, try giving these alternatives a shot to produce more …

The Real Power of Smart Objects

Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an …

Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography

Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

Breakfast

Mixbag Transformer Bag Review

Laptop bags are a tough thing to buy. We all have different everyday needs that don’t always associate with anyone else’s. And we don’t just use the …

Gear & Gadgets

The Only Popcorn You'll Ever Want to Eat Again

So, popcorn. I love it. These days, I take one night each week off from working. Typically Mondays. That's my TV and popcorn night. Lots of butter, lots of salt, and no work allowed. Okay, maybe I'm on Pinterest or Facebook a little, but that hardly counts. If it wouldn't make me fat, I'd eat …

Weekly Apps: Moment, Talloor, Shutter and more

We're always finding and testing new photography apps (at least I do), so today I'm featuring some nice examples you should give a try, such as …

Apps

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. These are also the three …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

How to Make a French Omelette

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today</i>: <i>Camille</i> …

Strawberry Cheesecake Donuts

In a glass measuring cup, combine warm milk, yeast and 1 tsp sugar. Allow to yeast to proof for 5-10 minutes.<p>Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer …

Buttery, Flaky Frangipane Puff Pastry Waffles Recipe

This simple, insanely addictive dessert is made by filling puff pastry with homemade frangipane (an easy buttery almond paste), then cooking it on a hot waffle iron until crisp, flaky, and utterly delicious.<p>For step-by-step rolling instructions, please see the photos in this post about puff pastry …

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Social Network "Game of Thrones" (Video)

War is coming among the kingdoms of LinkedIn, Facebook, Google and Twitter.<p>As social media matures, the different networks are marking their territory — each is putting up higher walls to make it harder to crosspost and harder to blend profiles. This jockeying for dominance between LinkedIn, …