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27 Aug 14:30

Before & After: A Dated Bathroom Goes Mid-Century

by Nora Taylor

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.


24 Aug 22:15

Kubo and the Two Strings: An absurdly beautiful, hand-made hero’s tale.

by Kirk Hamilton

can't waaaaaiiiitt for this

Kubo and the Two Strings: An absurdly beautiful, hand-made hero’s tale.


24 Aug 20:12

Wooden Desktop Arcade Might Be the Most Beautiful Retro Hardware I've Ever Seen

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.


24 Aug 16:03

Chess Computer

by Reza


19 Aug 14:44

Genius Clamp Ensures You'll Always Win the Bed Cover Wars

by Andrew Liszewski

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.


19 Aug 13:00

Make Your Own Backsplash with Wallpaper — Apartment Therapy

by The Kitchn
19 Aug 15:30

11 (3-Ingredient) Tomato Salads — The 3-Ingredient Fix

by Sheela Prakash
(Image credit: Jerrelle Guy)

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.


19 Aug 16:25

Colorful and Creepy ‘Day of the Dead’ LEGO Sugar Skull Sculptures

by Justin Page
15 Aug 16:00

Play GoldenEye's Multiplayer On PC

by Luke Plunkett

For over ten years now, a group of fans have been recreating GoldenEye’s multiplayer on the PC. Last week, the latest version of their efforts was released.


15 Aug 16:00

13 Killer Netflix Picks to Watch Right Now (Other Than Stranger Things)

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.


17 Aug 21:30

Serious D&D Player Chugs Wine Underwater To Settle Rules Dispute

by Cecilia D'Anastasio

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?


12 Aug 08:00

gods final command

Today on Married To The Sea: gods final command

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10 Aug 20:10

The MSTR KEY 20-in-1 Key-Sized Multitool

by Glen Tickle

MSTR KEY on Ring

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.

MSTR KEY Features


MSTR KEY Opening Bottle

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11 Aug 12:03

Track: Olsen Olsen (Live) | Artist: Sigur Ros | Album: Heima DVD

by Brian Ashcraft

Track: Olsen Olsen (Live) | Artist: Sigur Ros | Album: Heima DVD


11 Aug 13:15

Tested Enlists Movie Effects Artists to Create a Star Wars Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Refrigerator

by Justin Page

Tested editor Norman Chan recently joined up with movie effect artist Frank Ippolito to watch as he created an awesome Star Wars themed refrigerator that looks like Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Footage of Frank’s build was shot and edited by Joey Fameli.

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!

music by Jingle Punks

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06 Aug 15:45

How To Dry Tomatoes in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

by Meghan Splawn
(Image credit: Jeff Roffman)

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.


08 Aug 13:00

Before & After: The "We Had NO Idea" Kitchen Makeover — Renovation Project

by Janel Laban
(Image credit: Submitted by Sarah)

Renovation by: Sarah
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

I'll admit this up front: We had NO. IDEA. what we were getting into when we started demolishing our dining room wall back in November 2012.


03 Aug 19:18

NESPi, A Homemade Miniature 3D-Printed Nintendo Emulator Powered by a Raspberry Pi

by Glen Tickle


Maker Daft Mike has created the NESPi, a homemade miniature 3D-printed Nintendo Entertainment System emulator powered by a Raspberry Pi, and he detailed his project in a post on his blog. Just like the original NES, the NESPi uses cartridges, but in Daft Mike’s build miniature games contain NFC chips to tell the emulator which game to load.

Mike began work on his project several weeks ago, before it was officially announced that Nintendo would be releasing their own NES-inspired miniature emulator.

NESPi and NES Side by Side

NESPi and NES Comparison

NESPi Cartridges and Originals

NESPi Raspberry Pi and NFC Module

photos via Daft Mike

via Kotaku

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01 Aug 19:30

Stay Outside Longer: Backyard DIY Lighting Ideas

by Katie Holdefehr
(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

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.


01 Aug 16:02

Snow Fox

by Reza


31 Jul 16:00

Ghost Of A Tale Is A Cool RPG About A Mouse

by Mike Fahey

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.


28 Jul 18:42

Wait Out the Summer With This Discounted Cuisinart Soft Serve Machine

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.


28 Jul 20:45

Here is a Tiny Bed for Your Sponge — Design News

by Tara Bellucci
(Image credit: Ototo)

Sponge holders are an oft-overlooked item, utilitarian objects meant to prolong the life of this squishy cleaning tool. But not this one. This one is adorable.


29 Jul 18:15

Watch a Guy Chop Down a Tree and Make a Longbow Out of It

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Adam Clark Estes to Gizmodo
Watch a Guy Chop Down a Tree and Make a Longbow Out of It

Chop a tree. Wait three years. And then you can make yourself a longbow.


29 Jul 19:58

You Won’t Waste Any More Food or Money with These Discounted Produce Containers

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.


30 Jul 17:45

Crate & Barrel's New Partnership is Great News for Vinyl Lovers — Design News

by Tara Bellucci
(Image credit: Courtesy Crate & Barrel)

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.


27 Jul 16:00

Stop Worrying

by Reza


25 Jul 15:00

25 Slow-Cooker Recipes for Summertime — Recipes from The Kitchn

by Kristin Appenbrink

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.


25 Jul 21:00

This Herringbone Lattice Pie Crust Is a Buttery Masterpiece — So Hot Right Now

by Ariel Knutson
(Image credit: Serious Eats)

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.


25 Jul 18:00

Cocktail Recipe: Cucumber, Ginger & Prosecco Sangria — Farmers Market Sangrias

by Maureen Petrosky
(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

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.