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31 Dec 03:26

French Toast Casserole

by Lisa Lin
French Toast Casserole

With this French toast casserole, you skip the hassle of standing by the stove and pan-frying each individual slice of French toast.

Instead, you just throw everything into a dish and let the oven do the work! You can even assemble the casserole the night before and bake it the next morning.

You still get all the best parts of a slice of French toast, but with far less effort: soft and custardy middles, cinnamon-infused edges, plus an extra-crunchy toasted topping.

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31 Dec 03:25

Coconut Whipped Cream

by Sabrina Modelle
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If you are dairy-free, you might have thought whipped cream was a thing of the past. Surprise!

It turns out that you can whip the heck out of a can of coconut cream and make yourself an extraordinary topping for pie, hot chocolate, or any dessert.

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20 Dec 12:49

Drone Footage of Inquisitive Tigers In the Snow

by Glen Tickle

Filmmaker David Etienne Durivage used a camera drone to film an ambush of majestic and inquisitive tigers in the snow at the Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien in Quebec, Canada. The tigers showed keen interest in the drone, and tried to attack it.

The zoo also has a live feed of the tiger enclosure, although it is not filmed by drones.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

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18 Dec 04:36

Online Calendar Featuring the Best Memes of 2016

by Scott Beale

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New York Magazine’s Select All created a fantastic online calendar featuring the best memes in 2016 by date. The calendar can be sorted by topic or randomized and each date links to more info on the meme.

The internet-meme model of cultural consumption — seizure, transformation, distribution — is now applied to news and stories of all kinds, not just odd viral images and videos. The year’s most widespread and long-lasting meme wasn’t a silly viral image or memorable catchphrase but a news story: the tragic killing of Harambe, a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo into whose cage a toddler had fallen.

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18 Dec 04:10

A Mesmerizing High Definition Video of M&M’s Chocolate Candies Dissolving in Water

by Lori Dorn

Yan Liang from Beauty of Science captured through mesmerizing high-definition video, the absolutely beautiful images that unfolded when colorful candy shell of M&M’s chocolate candies dissolved in water.

We dropped m&m chocolate in water and discovered something really wonderful!
This 4K time-lapse video was shot with a Sony A7R M2 camera to capture the beautiful details of m&m dissolving.

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18 Dec 00:59

13 Stair Design Ideas For Small Spaces

by Erin
18 Dec 00:53

Rolling Images of San Francisco’s Fog Against Neon Skies Shot by Nick Steinberg

by Kate Sierzputowski

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Photographer Nick Steinberg has been capturing the thick fog common to the San Francisco area for the last eight years. His works, all produced in-camera and without Photoshop, bring out the neon hues found in the morning sky, colors which deeply contrast the blue and grey fog rolling over the forests below. To ensure consistency in his photography, Steinberg checks cams, satellites, and other data forecasts—tools that allow him to peak into the upcoming days’ weather patterns.

“What amazes me most about fog is the fact that no two shots are ever the same,” said Steinberg to Colossal. “This is what I call, ‘subtlety of movement’ where there are small windows of opportunity with fog as it evaporates, moves in, and undulates. This requires decisive action, tests your photographic skills, and requires one to be ‘present’ in the moment, and ‘ride’ along with [the fog].”

You can see more of Steinberg’s fog waves and other nature photography on his Instagram and Facebook. (via Arch Atlas)

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13 Dec 22:24

A Guide to Worrying and How to Get Really Good at It

by Glen Tickle
10 Dec 01:37

Precisely Stacked Coin Towers That Defy Gravity

by Kate Sierzputowski

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Using common household props, Twitter user @thumb_tani stacks gravity-defying towers that rely on precise and calculated balance. Coins, toothpicks, and silverware are positioned to play off of each others’ weight in ways that might crumble with the slightest of touch. The sculptures go beyond experiments many might have seen before, ranging in shape from thick twirling cylinders to horizontal pieces that balance coins at the very edge of a knife’s blade. You can see more of his feats of balance, and incredible patience, posted to his Twitter. (via My Modern Met)

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10 Dec 01:29

Gremlins Ceramic Tiki Mugs From Mondo

by Justin Page

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Mondo has released a rad collection of Gremlins ceramic tiki mugs for their new and ongoing series of pop culture inspired tiki mugs, titled Tee-Kis. The Gremlins themed mugs were designed by Michael Bonanno and sculpted by Ramirez Studios. The green, candy cane, and microwave melt glaze gremlins mugs are available to pre-order from the Mondo shop and are expected to ship during the first quarter of 2017. A brown version is available exclusively at Alamo Drafthouse theaters.

Mondo will be releasing Aliens and Iron Giant mugs for their Tee-Kis series in the near future.

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via Inside the Magic, That’s Nerdalicious!

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02 Dec 15:42

The Fondoodler, A Reloadable Hot Gun That Lets You Doodle, Draw, Decorate and Design With Cheese

by Lori Dorn
Jesse

this is awesome dumb and I've seen it before, but as I still have not gotten one I'm putting it on the list a second time. Yes I will cheese doodle on everything.

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The Fondoodler by the newly established BuzzFeed Product Labs, is a super fun food-safe reloadable hot gun that melts most types of string, shredded, block or sheet-style cheese in a cylindrical canister, just like a hot glue gun. From there it’s easy to draw, decorate, doodle or design with cheese.

BIND, BUILD, BITE – It’s hot cheese. Do with it whatever you please.
READY TO CHEESE IN 3-2-1 – Start doodling in less than 3 minutes out of the box.
CHEESE PROPULSION VALVE – A proprietary cheese propulsion valve allows complete control of cheese-flow with minimal tasty mess.
NO CHEESE LEFT BEHIND – All three parts exposed to cheese are removable & dishwasher safe.

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02 Dec 15:42

A Simple and Totally Redundant Wall Clock

by Justin Page
Jesse

Aaaahhahah. This is awesome.

New York graphic designer Ji Lee has created the Redundant Clock, a “simple and totally redundant” wall clock that comes equipped with redundant instructions on how to read the Redundant Clock. Lee is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for manufacturing costs.

This is a redundant clock, and this is a redundant description.

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via The Awesomer

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29 Nov 20:09

Bertrand Russell

Jesse

This is sort of my personal philosophy

"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge."
29 Nov 20:09

Hansell B. Duckett

"What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to."
29 Nov 19:50

15 Thanksgiving Salad Recipes to Brighten Up Your Meal

by Rabi Abonour
Jesse

Another collection of great recipes. I can't wait to 'em


Thanksgiving is a holiday for heavy dishes—a little extra butter in the mashed potatoes never hurt anyone, right? But with so many rich dishes on the table, salad is crucial. It refreshes everyone's palates with bright flavors and crisp textures, balances out all that richness, and makes a pretty and colorful presentation. From winter greens with sliced beets to warm Brussels sprouts with bacon, we've rounded up 15 recipes in an effort to convince you to take salad seriously come Thanksgiving. Read More
29 Nov 19:49

The Food Lab: 18 Comfort Foods, in Case You Need Comforting Now

by J. Kenji López-Alt
Jesse

Great collection of recipes here. Excellent for those cold fall and winter nights!


You don't ever really need an excuse to want to feel comforted, so go ahead and indulge in these cheesy, creamy, carb-filled, fat-packed comfort classics, and take a break from the real world for a little while. Read More
29 Nov 19:14

Golden Cheddar Cheese Crisps

by Sally Vargas
Golden Cheddar Cheese Crisps

These lacy little crisps are just what you need for an easy and stress-free holiday party.

Serve them as an appetizer with a glass of wine or at the table alongside a bowl of soup. Or just snack on them all by themselves.

Be warned, however: It’s impossible to eat just one.

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29 Nov 02:51

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat.

by swissmiss

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I have been doing a lot of controlled breathing exercises in the past 48h.

29 Nov 02:42

How to Turn Coconut Husk Fibers Into Rope Without Any Tools

by Justin Page
29 Nov 01:20

Clickclickclick.click, A Site That Humorously Awards Achievements for Interacting With It in Various Ways

by Glen Tickle

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Clickclickclick.click is a site created by the Amsterdam design studio Moniker, in collaboration with Studio Puckey and VPRO Medialab, that humorously awards achievements for interacting with it in various different ways like scrolling, mouse clicks, and time spent both on and away from the site.

via Waxy.org

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29 Nov 00:26

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Building Taller Buildings

by Glen Tickle

The Real Engineering video “Why Build Higher?” explains the advantages and disadvantages of building taller buildings. The video argues that financial and technical challenges of building super tall buildings like the Burj Khalifa and Taipei 101 are offset by more efficient use of water, energy, and other social and environmental impacts.

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28 Nov 22:59

Stair Design Idea – 9 Examples Of Built-In Handrails

by Erin
28 Nov 22:57

The Elevated Swimming Pool At This Hotel Has A Window In It

by Erin
25 Nov 02:41

Synchronized Cat Jumping

by Miss Cellania
Jesse

OMG this cracks me up so much

The takeoff gets an 8/10, but the awkward landing was something they'd never prepared for. It takes this team a minute to analyze the situation and devise a workaround. The judges might give them points for their poker faces, or even for not falling under the circumstances.

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Not exactly a champion performance, but an entertaining one. The cats might eventually get over the embarrassment if they don't find out that their performance was being recorded. Don't tell them. -via Metafilter

25 Nov 02:38

An Adorable One-Year-Old Snowboarder

by Zeon Santos
Jesse

I want my kids on the slopes this early!

The simple act of sliding around atop the snow on a board, also known as snowboarding, isn't all that difficult in itself, so it's not that surprising to see a little kid on a snowboard.

But Sloan isn't technically a kid in this video- she's a 14-month-old who started snowboarding around the same time she started walking.

Sloan's dad Zach Henderson took her out to Park City Mountain Resort in Utah for the first time earlier this year, where she proved age ain't nothin' but a number when it comes to snowboarding.

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Sloan will be just over two years old in January 2017, so hopefully her dad will take her out again and shoot another vid so we can see if she's gotten any better in the last year!

-Via CountryLiving

25 Nov 02:00

10 Places You Can Visit for Under $25 a Day

by Jill Harness

Traveling is great, but it's also expensive -at least, most of the time. If you don't have a big budget though, you can still visit nice places. In fact, this Travel and Leisure article has 10 different places that will cost you under $25 a day to visit. Of course, you have to pay to get to the destinations, but the site was even kind enough to include an average cost to fly to the locales from either Los Angeles or New York City. 

24 Nov 05:11

This Solemn Forest Chapel in Japan Imitates Two Hands Clasped in Prayer

by Kate Sierzputowski

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Located in a forest just beyond a nondenominational cemetery sits the Sayama Forest Chapel, a three-year-old building designed by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP (previously). From a bird’s eye view the chapel appears to form both a star and two hands pressed together in prayer, which is a traditional Japanese structural form called “Gassho-zukuri.”

“For those who are in deep grief and inconsolable, how can architecture nurture them? With this in mind, I designed buildings that gently surround them and support their intentions,” explained Nakamura to Yellowtrace.

The building was also built in a way to promote growth around its exterior, with walls tilted inward to leave room for the forest to grow around its shape. The chapel’s floor and patterns of its slate also lean toward the forest, subtly asking visitors to concentrate their mind on the surrounding elements of nature.

The chapel was named as a winner in the religious buildings and memorials category in this year’s Architizer A+Awards, an awards program that celebrates the year’s best in architecture and products. (via Yellowtrace)

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24 Nov 01:32

Cute Animation Imagines How Day Turns into Night

by Christopher Jobson
Jesse

Cute!

Here’s a fun short from Lithuanian animator Ignas Meilunas who imagines nighttime as a giant character who moves around the world turning things from light to dark in Mr. Night Has a Day Off. (via Sploid)

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24 Nov 01:21

Artist Vincent Bal Turns the Shadows of Everyday Objects into Ingenious Illustrations

by Christopher Jobson

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Belgian filmmaker and illustrator Vincent Bal works within the confines of long shadows of everyday objects resting in the sunlight to create a wide range of whimsical doodles. The shadow of a film canister becomes a forbidding tower, or the filaments of a lightbulb cast a dramatic backdrop as a staircase for a daring escape. Bal makes many of his images available as prints over on Etsy, and if you liked this, also check out the works of Christoph Neimann and Thomas Lamadieu. (thnx, David!)

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24 Nov 01:21

Folded Aluminum Lamps Project Feathers and Antlers When Illuminated

by Kate Sierzputowski

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When Tel Aviv-based designer Chen Bikovski was growing up she was fascinated by pop-up books, especially engaged with the immersive experience that came with the turn of each page. Interested in transforming this idea to work with her design practice, Bikovski founded Popup Lighting, a series of lamps that turn into magical creatures like deer and peacocks when illuminated.

“The idea behind Popup Lighting was to create a permanent light fixture that would bring a magical ambiance to any space,” said Bikovski on her website. “A multi-dimensional light that would inspire the senses and ignite the imagination.”

Bikovski’s fixtures seem like minimal aluminum sculptures until their light is switched on—the origami-like works suddenly appearing as deer or peacocks. Streams of light behind the lamps create the effect of horns and feathers, subtly casting patterns that make each work come alive.

Both of her designs can be found on the Popup Lighting shop in an array of colors. You can see more on her Instagram, while also taking a look at some light experiments with cacti that may soon join the shop! (via My Modern Met)

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