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65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

From pastas to salads to salsas, make these 65 tomato recipes all summer long.<p><b>It's tomato season!</b> Make the most of this ephemeral fruit with these summery recipes.

Unconventional Locomotion: The Cubli, a Freaky Self-Balancing Cube

Your cell phone is able to vibrate because there's a little motor inside that rotates a small, off-balance weight. We've all seen our phones skitter …

Colours User Interface Design

Colours is a User Interface designed by the Australian Simon Eramo. It's a great flat ui with use of basic colors, this can serve as great …

Touch Board kit combines an Arduino heart with touch sensors, conductive paint

Capacitive sensing isn't limited to your smartphone. In fact, you can use contact with human skin (or any other conductive surface) to trigger almost any circuit. And the Touch Board from Bare Conductive wants you to combine your DIY spirit with the ability to turn practically any surface into a …

The Pulse 'guybrator': A Darth Vader-style vibro-helmet for penises

"For as far back as I could remember, I had enjoyed making weird and wonderful sex toys out of everyday objects," says Adam Lewis, British co-creator …

Introducing The First-Ever Desktop Wire Bender

What could be better than 3-D printing? How about a tabletop printer that bends steel?<p>3-D printing can theoretically build anything you can imagine. Theoretically. But when designers at Pensa were prototyping a stylish chair with spindly legs, they discovered a problem: Since the printing was …

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Awesome Pattern Designs by Ben O'Brien

Ben O'Brien is a Illustrator and Graphic designer from UK and his patterns designs are just awesome. The ability to turn really cool illustrations …

Type:Rider, an app that explores the history of typography - The Fox Is Black

You could pretty much add typography to any game and I’d be sold. The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog (a type memory game with an obnoxiously …

Building a DIY Battery Pack for Capturing Time-Lapses with a Point-and-Shoot

There are advantages to shooting time-lapses using a cheap point-and-shoot camera — for example, if it gets stolen, you’re not out thousands of …

Shoe Wine in Paris

Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches

Refuel after a long workday with an easy meal made with quality protein, fruit, and spices. It’s the perfect middle ground between the kind of steak …

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DIY: Lunch Like a Catalonian

“I’m very classic and I like traditional food–nothing too fussy or complicated,” chef Meritxell Sabate explained the other morning as she wandered …

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Hip, Low-Key Kitchen in Topanga Canyon<p>by Annie Quigley<p>Steal This Look: A Courageously Colorful Kitchen for a New York Artist<p>by …

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

25 Gourmet Sandwiches for Guys

These 25 stacks may not be the healthiest, but they sure are delicious

Caramelised braised pork belly recipe

Marinated in fish sauce and shallots, and coated with a golden caramel sauce, this Vietnamese pork belly is simmered until tender.<p>Caramelised pork is a staple dish at our kitchen table, and in this recipe the slow simmering of the pork makes it deliciously sweet and tender.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>2 slices fresh …

Recipes to use up your garden glut

Summer brings with it a delicious super-abundance of vegetables, a time when too much is just enough.<p>I do love a glut. But then, too many plums, or tomatoes or whatever, loaded into bowls on the kitchen table makes most cooks positively gleeful. After all, that’s the best of seasonal eating – …