This bathroom looks like my childhood, and while that may be heartwarming for me, Tanya was not that wild about the dated look of her space. After saving up and getting down and dirty and doing a lot of work themselves, Tanya and her husband have a stylish and timeless bathroom in their forever home.
by Andrew Liszewski on Gizmodo, shared by Riley MacLeod to Kotaku
8Bitdo, the company behind those Bluetooth SNES and NES controllers
that let you play classic 8 and 16-bit games without annoying wires, is teasing this gorgeous wooden retro desktop arcade on its Facebook page, and at the Gamescom convention currently underway in Cologne, Germany.
Do you find yourself going to war every time you climb into bed at night? Fighting with your significant other over the sheets and duvet, trying to ensure you stay covered all night? The Cover Clamp permanently tips the odds of victory in your favor, ensuring you’ll never again wake up uncovered and cold.
Slice up a peak-season tomato, eat it plain, and it will be a glorious thing. But tomatoes play extra well with others. Toss two more ingredients in the ring and you've got the kind of salad that only summer can bring. Take, for example, the caprese: Pair fresh mozzarella and basil with those tomatoes and everyone is happy. Here are 11 ways to mix up your tomato salad routine. Running through them all before the juiciest, sweetest tomatoes have left the farmers market for the season is highly encouraged.
by Cheryl Eddy on io9, shared by Riley MacLeod to Kotaku
As everyone in the universe is aware by now, Stranger Things is amazing and well worth watching over and over. But maybe you need a break from #TeamBarb and the Demogorgon for a spell. There are some surprisingly awesome genre movies on Netflix right now, and we have some recommendations.
Game Masters can be nit-picky sticklers with wands up their butts. It’s a respectable mode for navigating the endless charts and dice rolls and idiosyncratic mechanics of tabletop RPGs. Seriously, I respect you, stickler GMs. Without you, I wouldn’t know the difficulty class for reaching across the table and grabbing a Cheeto. Is that a Dexterity check?
The MSTR KEY by the MSTRMND Collective is a 20-in-1 key-sized multitool that easily fits on a key chain. At just half an ounce, the MSTR KEY adds a lot of functionality without adding much bulk or weight. The MSTR KEY can be used as a wrench, screwdriver, bottle opener, wire stripper, and more.
MSTRMND Collective is raising money for the MSTR KEY through a Kickstarter campaign with discounted tools being offered as incentives.
Frank Ippolito unveils another dream build! His Han Solo in Carbonite refrigerator is exactly the kind of brilliant idea that’s not easy to execute. We walk through the build process and show how Frank sourced accurate parts from the Star Wars replica prop community and added awesome features like glowing lights!
These oven-dried tomatoes are nothing like their sun-dried cousins. They aren't the ultra-dry, chewy tomatoes you find jarred at the supermarket. No, these oven-dried tomatoes are luscious, tender, and — forgive me for saying this — completely obsession-worthy. Trust me, I've eaten through two batches already this summer.
Beyond being a no-fail method for preserving a bumper crop of plum or Roma tomatoes, oven-dried tomatoes stored in olive oil make a lovely hostess gift and are equally at home in your morning scrambled eggs as they are on pasta. They'll also do double duty as an appetizer and a topping for toast. Making these tomatoes only requires three ingredients, a little bit of aluminum foil, and time.
If you're lucky enough to have an outdoor space, maximize it with lighting that lets your summer gatherings continue late into the night. Simple supplies, like an empty wine bottle or a hardware store rope light, are all you'll need to whip up a few homemade lamps. Pick one of these projects and your backyard or balcony will be glowing by sundown.
In 2013, Lionel “Seith” Gallat got our attention
with footage of his one-man game, featuring a tiny mouse on a big adventure. Three years later, Ghost of a Tale is a playable Steam early access game, and it’s even more impressive.
by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Gizmodo
It’s too hot to even leave the house for ice cream, but it’s easy to make it yourself with this Cuisinart soft serve machine. The ICE-45 even includes three mix-in dispensers that automatically add sprinkles, chocolate chips, or other small extras to your treat. The sweetest part? $71 is the best price Amazon’s listed in 2016.
by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Gizmodo
We’re all probably a bit ashamed of the amount of produce we allow to spoil in the fridge, but these Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers use a few neat tricks to extend your food’s lifespan, and avoid unnecessary waste.
Audiophiles, time to geek out. This week, Crate & Barrel announced The Listening Room, a collection that includes furniture, audio equipment, and a collection of classic albums on vinyl in partnership with Capitol Records.
There's a good chance that your slow cooker is gathering dust at the back of some cabinet or shelf at this moment. If that's the case, it's time to dig it out and get it cleaned up. Summer is actually one of the best times to use your slow cooker because you can make a range of meals without having to turn on your oven or stove, which means your kitchen will stay cool and your family won't suffer from salad fatigue.
So next time you're prepping for taco Tuesday, need a way to make a batch of baked potatoes without heating up the house, or want to use up those berries — reach for the slow cooker first. And don't forget to check out our guide for the best tip and tricks to help you do it well.
Creating a delicious pie can be hard work. Creating a delicious pie with a perfect lattice top requires some level of genius. So this week when Serious Eats introduced the world to the most next-level lattice pie crust, we had to bow down. The intricate pie crust utilizes a classic herringbone design and it is absolute perfection.
Farmers markets offer so much more than just fresh fruits and veggies. These days you can find everything from local cheeses to honey, and this sangria recipe was inspired by all of the above.
On a recent trip to my local market, I stopped for chats with a cheesemaker, a farmer, and an apiarist (beekeeper), and left with a bag full of cucumbers, a log of fresh goat cheese, and a jar of local honey. A quick pit stop for a bottle of chilled Prosecco and I was well on my way to a refreshing happy hour.