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18 Apr 18:30

Stylishly Store and Display Your Record Collection: Our Best Advice

by Adrienne Breaux
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A killer vinyl collection is a thing of pride — and an awesome way to enjoy and listen to music at home. But unlike its more modern digital brother, record collections can take up A LOT of space in a home, as well as need regular maintenance to keep clean and uncluttered. We've gathered our best vinyl advice for your record collections.

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17 Apr 19:40

Handmade Ceramic Steins and Mugs Featuring Sigils From the Great Houses in ‘Game of Thrones’

by Rebecca Escamilla
17 Apr 19:50

The LomoKino 35mm Movie Camera & LomoKinoScope Viewer, Tools for Creating & Viewing Short Analog Films

by Glen Tickle

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The LomoKino 35mm movie camera and the LomoKinoScope viewer are simple tools for creating short analog films. The camera works with any 35mm film, and lets users manually crank the film to shoot between three and five frames per second. Once the film is developed it can be loaded into the LomoKinoScope for viewing.

The LomoKino camera and LomoKinoScope viewer are currently available for sale together at 39% off the list price for a limited time in the Laughing Squid Store.

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photos via Lomography

17 Apr 23:35

Why Is Your Millennial Crying? A Guide for Parents & Other Concerned Parties by Gemma Correll

by E.D.W. Lynch

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Artist Gemma Correll has created Why Is Your Millennial Crying?, a handy guide for parents and other concerned parties. Some possible reasons your millennial may be crying: her skinny jeans are too tight, one of his tattoos is sore, and unpaid internships.

image by Gemma Correll

17 Apr 21:40

A Comfy Compact Camping Chair That Packs Away Into Its Own Legs

by Andrew Liszewski

Even if you’ve opted to spend a weekend car camping instead of truly roughing it with nothing but a pack on your back, you still don’t want to pack too much stuff. So in lieu of a couple of awkward folding lawn chairs for cozying up next to the fire, Therm-A-Rest has created the Treo chair which folds up into a pod as small as a thermos.

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15 Apr 00:18

A Giant, Creepy, Realistic Wool Cat Head You Can Wear as a Mask

by Rebecca Escamilla

Giant felt cat head
photo via Needle Felted Cats

Housetu Sato and his students at the Japan School of Wool Art created a giant, creepy, realistic needle-felted wool cat head that can be worn as a mask. The head will be on exhibit from April 18-23, 2015 at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. There are currently not plans to manufacture the mask for retail sale, but the artists may entertain the idea of rental or sale after the exhibition.

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photos via Cat Doll

Giant cat head collage
image via Housetu Sato

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photos via Cat Doll

via Kai-You, RocketNews24

07 Apr 13:30

Maryann's Creative Craftsman Bungalow in Bellevue — House Call

by Janel Laban
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Name: Maryann
Location: Bellevue neighborhood of Richmond Virginia

We purchased a 1926 Craftsman Bungalow - a 1 ½ story home that had not been renovated or updated in any substantial way. We did not do a period restoration; however, there are many period details that were integrated into the renovations.

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11 Apr 19:00

Michelle's Frankfurt Kitchen-Inspired NYC Kitchenette — House Call

by Adrienne Breaux
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Frankfurt Kitchen!

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Name: Michelle
Location: Upper East Side New York City, New York

The Frankfurt Kitchen of 1926 was the forerunner of modern fitted kitchens and had a unified concept to enable efficient work, consolidating a person's efforts and allowing them more time to spend elsewhere. Using the Frankfurt Kitchen for inspiration, Michelle began asking herself how the typology of the NYC kitchenette for her building, in the ‘S’ line, needed to be upgraded to fit today’s physical and aesthetic needs.

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07 Apr 17:38

A Full-Sized Walking Replica of the Robot TARS From the Film ‘Interstellar’

by Rollin Bishop
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Iain Heath–also known as Ochre Jelly–created a full-sized walking replica of the robot TARS from the film Interstellar over the course of three months. The replica was first unveiled at Emerald City Comicon in March 2015–where it won the costume contest’s “One To Watch” award.

The replica uses two iPads as computer readouts, and features a camera/monitor system to allow me to see in front of it. It also has an audio system, allowing me to talk to people or play sound effects. Everyone seemed enthralled by the thing, and we got a lot of love from the convention-goers. It was a great experience and I hope to lug TARS to other conventions over the course of 2015.

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TARS

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07 Apr 19:15

Teens React to the 1990s Fashion Trend of Oversized JNCO Jeans

by Glen Tickle

In a recent Teens React video by the Fine Brothers, the teens react to the 1990s fashion trend of oversized JNCO jeans. Not impressed by the giant denim pants, many of the teens were shocked to learn that the company will be releasing a new line of the jumbo jeans in the fall of 2015. There is also bonus footage of the teens mocking the pants.

The video also features a clip of Rafi Fine wearing JNCO jeans in a movie the brothers made in the 1990s.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

07 Apr 18:29

Everything about this 8-inch Lego Stormtrooper figure is perfect

by Andrew Liszewski

Lego can be used to build almost anything, although few people think to turn those bricks into action figures. But that's probably soon going to change now that umamen has crafted this incredibly-detailed and articulated eight-inch Stormtrooper figure that even includes a swappable head revealing a brick version of Han Solo underneath that helmet. Perfect. [Flickr via The Brothers Brick]

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09 Apr 15:30

The Perfect Alarm Clock Orders Pizza and Counts Down Its Arrival

by Andrew Liszewski

It turns out we’ve all been looking for the wrong features in the perfect alarm clock. Smartphone connectivity? An oversized snooze button? These stop being important once you realize someone has created an alarm clock that can not only be used to order a pizza, it can also count down its arrival at your door.

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09 Apr 19:30

Agabag, Handbags and Jewelry Made of LEGO Bricks

by E.D.W. Lynch

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Based in Krakow, Poland, agabag makes jewelry, handbags, and other fashion accessories out of LEGO bricks. The primary colors of LEGO bricks are particularly pleasing in the clutch bags and purses. agabag’s LEGO fashion accessories are available on their website and in their Etsy store.

agabag LEGO Fashion Accessories

agabag LEGO Fashion Accessories

agabag LEGO Fashion Accessories

agabag LEGO Fashion Accessories

photo via agabag

via Design Milk

10 Apr 00:10

Black Pearl, A Custom Motorcycle Powered by a Steam Engine

by E.D.W. Lynch

Black Pearl Steam Engine Motorcycle
photo by Marc Quinlivan

Back in 2014 Netherlands-based custom motorcycle shop Revatu Customs unveiled Black Pearl, a motorcycle powered by a functioning steam engine. The bike may look fierce but it is by no means a speed demon–it tops out at about 5 MPH.

Black Pearl Steam Engine Motorcycle
photo via Revatu Customs

Black Pearl Steam Engine Motorcycle
photo via Revatu Customs

Black Pearl Steam Engine Motorcycle
photo via Revatu Customs

Black Pearl Steam Engine Motorcycle
photo via Revatu Customs

via reddit, The Awesomer

10 Apr 13:00

How One Guy Restored This Vintage KitchenAid Mixer

by Dabney Frake
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KitchenAid mixers are a beloved small appliance and, at about $300 each, are the one of the most registered-for items on wedding gift lists. Reddit user LifeWithAdd found an old-school Hobart version on Craigslist for cheap and went to town bringing it back to tip top condition. He documented the whole process to show the rest of us how it's done, and the finished product is impressive.

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10 Apr 13:20

This Lamp Opens Like a Blossoming Flower to Cast More Light

by Andrew Liszewski

Mother Nature has had a lot more time to perfect her designs than we have. And since she hasn’t bothered patenting a single one, we’re free to not only use her creations as inspiration—but to straight up steal them. So if you’re trying to create a pendant light with an adjustable beam, there’s no reason not to just rip off how the pedals on a flower open each morning.

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10 Apr 13:40

Why Learning the Rules for the ‘Settlers of Catan’ Board Game Can Be Horrifying

by Rollin Bishop

Funny or Die has created an amusing short that looks at how and why learning the rules for the Settlers of Catan (now officially just titled Catan) board game can be horrifying. The terrifying nothingness of existence is made perfectly apparent through the rules regarding the movement of the Robber.

10 Apr 13:57

A Student Makes a Real-Life Version of Batman’s Armored Batsuit Out of Kevlar, Kydex Plating, & Impact-Resistant Foam

by Justin Page

Custom Batsuit
photo by Vaughn Photography

Philadelphia University industrial design student Gordon Jackson of Armatus Designs has used his set of skills to build an awesome real-life version of Batman‘s armored batsuit out of kevlar, kydex plating, and impact-resistant foam. The tough and mobile set of armor can withstand punches, hard kicks, baseball bats, and even knives. More photos and videos showing off Jackson’s batsuit are available to view on the Armatus Designs website and Facebook page.

Custom Batsuit
photo by Vaughn Photography

Custom Batsuit
photo by Vaughn Photography

Custom Batsuit
photo by Vaughn Photography

Custom Batsuit
photo via Armatus Designs

Custom Batsuit
photo via Armatus Designs

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10 Apr 16:01

This Multi-Headed Flash Drive Charges and Syncs All Your Mobile Devices

by Andrew Liszewski

It’s often the case that when a gadget is over-packed with functionality, usability is sacrificed and it ironically ends up being less useful overall. But the On The Go, which promises to replace your flash drives, portable chargers, and sync cables with a single multi-connector contraption, looks like it’s managed to strike the perfect balance between form, functionality, and ease-of-use.

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10 Apr 15:53

strawberry rhubarb soda syrup

by deb

strawberry rhubarb soda syrup

There are a lot of great reasons to make your own soda syrup. You can use real sugar, rather than the HFCS devil that lurks in most bottles. You can make flavors that make you happy, from real seasonal ingredients with complexity and intensity, and you can use up excesses of things in your fridge like, say, the time you assumed strawberries being on sale meant that you were going to eat a few pounds of them before they went bad. You can use the syrup as a foundation for cocktails, because it’s Friday and baby, you’ve earned it, and you can package bottles up as gifts for friends, because you’re just that awesome of a person.

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09 Apr 20:15

It's Hard To Tell These Quadcopter Speeder Bikes From the Movie Props

by Andrew Liszewski

It's not quite as thrilling as the original Endor chase sequence from Return of the Jedi, but Adam Woodworth has now created a Luke version of his speeder bike quadcopter allowing him and another pilot to recreate that scene while safely perched behind a pair of controllers.

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10 Apr 19:27

Creative Cook Creates a Recipe for Candy-Colored Homemade Mini Pop-Tart Cereal

by Rebecca Escamilla

Pop-Tart Cereal

Caitlin Lee of Public Lives, Secret Recipes has cooked up a recipe for candy-colored homemade mini Pop-Tart cereal. The 17-step process includes instructions on making the dough and glaze from scratch, with a variety of sugary filling options to imitate the vast library of Pop-Tart flavors.

More colorful food creations can be found at the Public Lives, Secret Recipes Instagram photo stream.

Pop-Tart Cereal with Cheerios

images via Public Lives, Secret Recipes

via Bustle, The Kitchn, Foodiggity

10 Apr 21:10

Marvel Reportedly Developing a Spinoff for the ABC Series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

by Glen Tickle

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Marvel is reportedly developing a spinoff for its ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., though the details of the series have not been specified. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the spinoff won’t receive a pilot episode during this season of S.H.I.E.L.D. the way The Flash was spun off from Arrow on The CW, but that story elements in episodes later this season will set up the series.

It is also unclear when the new series would begin to air, but it could be as early as Fall 2015.

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via Entertainment Weekly

09 Apr 19:00

Before & After: Just Try & Top This Card Catalog

by Tara Bellucci
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Vintage card catalogs are just one of those items you have to grab if you see them for a reasonable price. Beth snagged a pair that stacked, so she decided to give the lower one a top so it could be used separately.

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09 Apr 19:18

First Trailer for Season Two of ‘True Detective’ Features New Cast & Dark Story About a Bizarre Murder in California

by Justin Page

HBO has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of their gritty crime drama television series True Detective. The new action-packed season comes with a whole new cast — Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch — and a new dark story about a “bizarre murder” in California. The second season is scheduled to premiere June 21, 2015 on HBO.

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.

Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro in True Detective
Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro

Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon in True Detective
Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon

Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides in True Detective
Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides

Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh in True Detective
Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh

images via True Detective

08 Apr 14:35

SMFX Smart Bulb, A Long-Lasting Light Bulb With Millions of Color Options Controlled by a Smartphone

by Brian Heater

The SMFX Smart Bulb is a long-lasting light bulb that can be used for up to 40,000 hours that features a wide range of customizable features that can be controlled via an Android or iOS device. The bulb features millions of different colors, various dimming levels, and a “disco mode” that syncs the light up to musical beats. Users can also set the bulb to turn on and off based on their schedule. The bulb is currently available for 32% off at the Laughing Squid Store.

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SMFX

SMFX

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08 Apr 16:14

A Star Wars Space Slug Jack-in-the-Box Is the Greatest Toy In Any Galaxy

by Andrew Liszewski

The official Star Wars website has just given fans a sneak peek at all the exclusive merchandise that will be available during the upcoming Star Wars Celebration being held in Anaheim, California next week. And that includes this wonderful asteroid-themed hand-cranked Jack-in-the-box that features a pop-up space slug inside instead of a creepy clown. So it's definitely time to find some cheap flights to Anaheim. [StarWars.com via Nerd Approved]

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08 Apr 16:48

All Your Baby Needs To Know Can Be Learned From These Star Wars Blocks 

by Andrew Liszewski

Given how vast the Star Wars universe has become it's no surprise that finding an object or character for every letter of the alphabet wasn't that difficult a task. And if you're one of the thousands of fans lucky enough to be attending the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, next week, you'll actually have the chance to buy one of these colorful wooden alphabet blocks sets.

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09 Apr 12:00

3 Secrets People Who Always Seem to Have a Flawlessly Clean House Know

by Adrienne Breaux

You know the type. It doesn't matter if you're at their home for an event or just dropping by for an unannounced visit — their homes are always impeccably clean (and seemingly effortlessly). What do they know that you don't? We share three secrets of the impeccably clean.

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09 Apr 08:30

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