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16 Nov 01:16

An Incredible Edible Roasted ‘Alien’ Facehugger Made Out of Chicken, Sausage and Snow Crab

by Lori Dorn

For Halloween 2017, the creative culinary blogger Necro Nom-nom-nomicon aka Tye Lombardi made an absolutely incredible, edible roasted version of the iconic Facehugger from the 1979 film Alien. The recipe is a bit complicated and requires a bit of time, but Necro Nom-nom-nomicon offered up easy to follow, step by step instructions on her site. Keep in mind, however, that the creator of this dish was warned by her family not to make this recipe for Thanksgiving.

Made from a full-sized roasting chicken, snow crab legs, and a homemade chicken sausage tail, this sweet slab of petrifying poultry is smokey, succulent, and has just enough bite from a secret ingredient to make you cautiously come back for more. In short, it’s damn good. …Now, before we get too far into this, let me say that yes, this can absolutely be done with a turkey as well and would make the perfect show-stopping centerpiece to any Thanksgiving meal. I just didn’t have the oven space for a full turkey face hugger. Maybe next year?!

via reddit, Nerdist

16 Nov 01:14

Simpler Times

by Reza

14 Nov 18:49

Move Over KonMari: We Finally Have an Organizing Bible for Design Lovers

by Taryn Williford

For the aesthetes among us, the journey of organizing doesn't begin and end with an approved checklist of what to get rid of. It's more than a mindful or tactile task; if you're a lover of design, organizing a home is organically something visual.


13 Nov 11:18

With the Humans

by Reza

maybe he's a god

09 Nov 15:21

An Adorable French Bulldog Is Completely Startled by His Own Reflection While Walking Past a Mirror

by Lori Dorn

French Bulldog Startled by Reflection

An adorable seafaring French bulldog named Bosun hilariously jumped at the sight of his own reflection in a mirror that reached down to the floor. Bosun was just going about his own business walking down the hall, when suddenly another dog appeared from nowhere. As soon as the little Frenchie realized the other dog was actually himself, he calmed down instantly.

When you see yourself in the mirror first thing in the morning

The talented Bosun has spent a lot of time in front of that mirror showing off his dance moves.

via reddit

08 Nov 18:17

A No-Fail, 3-Part Formula for a Non-Boring Bathroom

by Taryn Williford

There is absolutely no need for your bathroom to be blah. Grab these three things (you probably already have them around the house) and make this room stand out!


08 Nov 18:12

Among Us

by Reza

05 Nov 13:00

Humorous PSA Videos Promoting Device-Free Dinners Starring Will Ferrell as a Phone Addicted Dad

by Lori Dorn

Common Sense Media has put together a rather amusing series of PSA videos that encourage families to put away their phones at mealtime. Comedian Will Ferrell stars as a device addicted dad who, through a series of humorous vignettes, finds new reasons to pay more attention to his phone than to his family.

Will Ferrell brings his signature humor to #DeviceFreeDinner to push distracted parenting to the limit. Don’t be like Will Ferrell. Is your device getting in the way of family time? We’ve all been there. Try #DeviceFreeDinner tonight!

via The Drum, DesignTaxi

05 Nov 12:44

Does Your House Have a Name? Here are Some Suggestions...

by Taryn Williford

This feels like us?

Once reserved for grand estates and castles, house naming is a much more casual affair these days thanks to social media. House names can be like Twitter names or vanity license plates: Another place to define your identity and communicate your personality and humor.


05 Nov 12:42

For Sale Lovers: Stylish Furniture that's 50% Off or More

by Carrie McBride

We're about to enter "sale season" when every retailer touts their steals and deals to entice you to spend your hard-earned money at their store. I'm all for a sale, but get back to me when you have some real reductions to tempt me with. 10% you say? Sorry, that is definitely not going to make me walk across the room and dig my credit card out of my bag. 20%? I'm listening. 30%? 40%? 50%? Okay, you have my attention. If you're like me and can't really get excited unless you feel like you're practically stealing something, check out these furniture deals that are a full half off their original price.


05 Nov 12:42

We Love This Country’s Food, But Like Their Kitchen Decor Even More

by Nancy Mitchell

Greek food is delicious. Greek kitchens are, possibly, even more delicious. Feast your eyes on these spaces, and maybe take away a little inspiration for your own kitchen — or just go on a tiny virtual escape.


05 Nov 12:42

This Grocery Store Is Selling Furniture That You Might Mistake for IKEA

by Marni Epstein-Mervis

Honest show of hands, how many of you have made trips to IKEA not so much for any decor or furniture items, but for the meatballs or to stock up on lingonberry drink? Well, discount German supermarket chain, Lidl, is betting on the idea that Americans enjoy grocery shopping where we buy our decor.


05 Nov 12:38

Listen to the Maori-Language Version of The Great Villain Song from Moana

by Julie Muncy on io9, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo

Jemaine Clement turned in a winning performance as Tamatoa, calling in a Tim Curry vibe to perform the dangerous collector deity who held onto Maui’s hook. Now, hear Clement perform the song in the language of the Māori people on which the narrative is based.


05 Nov 12:36

Why I Stopped Drinking Almond Milk & Went Back to Regular Milk Instead — Strong Opinions

by Anjali Prasertong

I've never been a big milk drinker, but I pour it over cereal or granola, add a splash to black tea, and order the occasional cappuccino. A couple years ago I discovered almond milk, and making the switch from cow's milk to non-dairy milk felt like a no-brainer. It seemed like everyone around me was giving up dairy for health reasons, and since I wasn't particularly attached to milk I joined in.

But then I learned a little more — and stopped drinking alternative milks altogether. Here's why I made the switch back to cow's milk.


03 Nov 14:38

How To Make the Best Macaroni and Cheese on the Stove — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

by Emma Christensen

This is the macaroni and cheese recipe I grew up on — creamy sauce, chewy pasta, and plenty of cheese. It always felt like a special treat to us kids, although I suspect my mother liked it more because it was an easy stovetop dish that required almost no thought to pull together at the end of a long day.

Whatever the reason, whatever the occasion, a bowl of this mac and cheese will always spell comfort. Here's the best, most classic recipe I know, with step-by-step pictures to guide you.


02 Nov 00:06

Anthony Bourdain Shows Us How to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs — Kitchen Heroes

by Sarah Rae Smith

Scrambled eggs are one of those foods that could cause the next world war. Maybe you love the method you grew up with, or the way you learned to eat them when you were older (if your parents butchered them while you lived at home). Some like them cheesy, some like them fluffy, some like them loaded with sour cream. Then there's Anthony Bourdain's method. And he wants none of those things!


02 Nov 00:05

Vampire Lessons

by Reza

02 Nov 00:01

Chocolate Florentine Cookies

by Irvin Lin
Chocolate Florentine Cookies

There are a number of cookies that I try not to make too often. This is not because they are difficult or time-consuming, but because they get consumed way too fast in our household!

Florentines fall into this category. These nutty, toffee-like cookies sandwiched with a layer of dark chocolate are basically everything my partner and I look for in a cookie. Thus, they disappear like magic once made. A total danger for our waistline.

Continue reading "Chocolate Florentine Cookies" »

28 Oct 16:07

​How to Get Your Old Sweaters in the Best Shape of Their Lives

by Shifrah Combiths

It's that wonderful time of year affectionately dubbed "sweater weather." But those sweaters that have been sitting in storage for two to three seasons could probably use some freshening up. Here's how to care for your sweaters so they can keep you warm and looking your best year after year.


28 Oct 15:45

Star Wars Coaster Set Featuring Cross Sections of the Millennium Falcon

by Justin Page

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Coaster Set

ThinkGeek has created an officially licensed set of six Star Wars coasters that each feature a cross section of the Millennium Falcon. When the clear coasters are stacked up on top of each other, they reveal a 3D image of the popular Star Wars spacecraft.

Bring the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy to your place with this Star Wars Millennium Falcon – Coaster Set. A set of 6 glass coasters, each features a cross-section of details from the Falcon herself. When stacked together, they build the ship in 3D. And individually, they protect your surfaces from condensation. That’s a win either way in our books.

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Coaster Set

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Coaster Set

28 Oct 15:38

The Post-Apocalyptic Stop-Motion Animated Film Junk Head Just Got a Trailer

by Germain Lussier on io9, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo

Though I’m not sure if anyone will ever get to see the insane film I saw last month called Junk Head, there is some good news. First up, there’s a trailer for the film. Second, a prequel is in the works.


28 Oct 15:37

First Star

by Reza

12 Oct 10:15

British Tile Company Creates an Amazing Curving Floor Optical Illusion for Their Showroom Entrance

by Lori Dorn

Casa Ceramica Tile Company has created a wonderfully wild if not slightly dizzying Alice and Wonderland themed, tile floor curving optical illusion welcoming guests to their Manchester, UK showroom. As guests come in, the floor in the entrance way appears to swoop downward and then upward again. Per a video posted by Casa Ceramica, this is an illusion made entirely of tiles. This entry way became very well after Duncan Cook, the owner of Casa Ceramica, replied to a tweet about a dizzying carpet pattern.

via New York Magazine, Digg

12 Oct 10:14

John Carpenter Is Dedicating His Life To Destiny 2

by Luke Plunkett

You may be into Destiny 2, but you are not as into it as horror master John Carpenter, who is very into Destiny 2.


12 Oct 10:00

About the Money

by Reza

11 Oct 12:40

Talented Artist Carves Pumpkins to Look Like Celebrities and Pop Culture Characters

by Justin Page

Talented artist Alex Wer (a.k.a. “The Pumpkin Geek“) has been carving pumpkins since 2009 and, since then, created a brilliant collection of pumpkin designs depicting celebrities and characters from pop culture. Wer shared more of his work on Instagram and his website.

via My Modern Met

10 Oct 19:51

How to Fit a Whole Lot of Storage Into a Foot or Two of Wall Space

by Caroline Biggs
(Image credit: IKEA)

Believe it or not, a sliver of wall space can still offer some serious storage potential. Whether it's a short bedroom wall or a cramped bathroom corner, even a narrow foot or two of free wall space can wind up being a total storage game changer for your home.


10 Oct 18:04

10 Easy Weeknight Dinners to Make in Your Dutch Oven — Recipes from The Kitchn

by Sheela Prakash
(Image credit: Joe Lingeman/The Kitchn)

A Dutch oven is a real workhorse in the kitchen — it can boil water for pasta, slow-cook a pot roast, and do just about anything in between. That's why I find myself reaching for it multiple times a week to get dinner on the table. These 10 recipes prove just how useful it can be, even on the busiest nights of the week.


10 Oct 15:53

Surreal Storybook Style Black and White Line Art Tattoos by Susanne König

by Justin Page
10 Oct 13:49

8 Ingenious Ways to Decorate Pumpkins (Without Carving!) — The Great Pumpkin

by Alyssa Longobucco
(Image credit: Country Living)

Creating a killer pumpkin doesn't have to require whipping out your sharpest cutlery. This Halloween, craft a standout gourd with hot glue, paint, balloons (seriously!), and a few other random supplies.

Here are a few ingenious ideas to inspire you.