France-based photographer and videographer Micaël Reynaud created these amazing animated GIFs. Since 2002 Reynaud is working as a creative freelancer while maintaining many personal projects involving motion, photography and music. You can scroll through many more of his creations over on Google+.
Illustrator Ido Yehimovitz from Tel Aviv, Israel created this collection of vehicles from movies and TV shows that he used to like in his childhood to present day. He will keep adding more cars but the set that he put together already is quite nice. For more of his works, click here.
All images © Ido Yehimovitz
Can you serve the meal on an oven pan or coffee table book? I’m allergic to plates.
Illustrator and designer Jaco Haasbroek shares his wonderful sense of humor through his illustrations. The artist’s creations feature adorable little characters that offer a new way of seeing the world. Full of whimsy and witty puns, Haasbroek’s art presents a dose of comedy that creatively plays with language just enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. Visit his Shop if you’re interested in purchasing a print.
We’ve already introduced you to Aled Lewis’ Toy Stories quite a while ago. When we were browsing through his website the other day, we still couldn’t help but smile over his charming and humorous arrangements and thought it was time to provide you with a little update.
We’ve discovered some new works that we’ve not seen before and if you still can’t get enough, you should take a look at the book Toy Confidential: The Secret Life of Snarky Toys which documents Lewis’ favorite 100 images in the Toy Stories project.
All images © Aled Lewis
[Picture] It's Mothers Day... And make it meaningful and tell it to your mom personally instead of just tweeting or putting a life up on Instagram.
An Imgur user created these incredible animated movie GIFs that could be a peek in the future of movie posters in the digital age.
The GIFs take brief scenes from films, superimposing them onto movie posters. The movies depicted range from cult classics like Pulp Fiction and sci-fi standards like 2001: A Space Odyssey to recent Hollywood blockbusters like Drive and The Hobbit.
All images © Imgur
[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]
Negimaki—grilled beef rolled around scallions and grilled with a sweet and savory teriyaki-style glaze—is one of my favorite Japanese appetizers. Here we've Super Mario mushroom'd it to full main course-sized proportions, stuffing a butterflied flank steak with an aromatic scallion-ginger oil before grilling it over hot coals and serving with a teriyaki sauce.
Read more details on the rolling and stuffing process here!
Why this recipe works:
- Butterflying the flank steak allows you to stuff it more easily, and doing so with the grain ensures that the steak will be sliced against the grain into serving portions.
- Securing the rolled flank steak with a combination of butcher's twine and wooden skewers helps them hold together as they cook on the grill.
- We cook the steaks first over a hot fire to help the fillings build up a crust that will prevent them from leaking out when we then transfer the steaks to the cooler side of the grill to finish cooking, freeing up the hot side for vegetable sides.
About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.
Special equipment: Butcher's twine, wooden skewers, grill
serves Serves 4 to 6, active time 45 minutes, total time 1 hour
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus 2 teaspoons if finishing indoors
- 2 cups thinly sliced scallions (about 24 scallions), plus more for garnish
- 3 tablespoons minced or grated fresh ginger
- 1 whole flank steak, 2 to 2 1/2 pounds, trimmed of excess fat
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 recipe Basic Teriyaki Sauce
Heat vegetable oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering (a scingle scallion dropped into it should sizzle immediately. Meanwhile, combine scallions and ginger in a medium bowl and season well with salt. When oil is hot, pour over scallions and ginger. It should sizzle for a few seconds. Allow to cool.
Lay steak on a cutting board with grain running parallel to the edge of the counter. Trim left and right edges to form a clean rectangle and reserve scraps for another use. Hold steak flat with your non-knife hand and, with a sharp boning knife, carefully butterfly the steak, leaving the back edge attached by 1/2- to 1/4-inch of meat. Open up steak and flatten the seam gently with your hand to form a large perfect rectangle.
Season steak on exposed side with salt and pepper. Spread scallion-ginger mixture over steak, leaving a 1-inch border at the top and the bottom.
Carefully roll the steak away from you (the grain should run width-wise), tightening as you go until it is rolled into a cylinder. Let it rest with its seam-side down.
Tie the beef tightly with twine, spacing the ties evenly every 1 1/2 inches. Insert a skewer through each piece of twine. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut between the ties to make the pinwheels. Season with salt and pepper.
To Finish on the Grill: Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over half of coal grate. Alternatively, set half the burners of a gas grill to high heat. Set cooking grate in place, cover gill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Place the pinwheels on the hot side of the grill and cook without moving until well charred on first side, about 3 minutes. Flip steaks and char second side, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer to cooler side of grill, brush with 1 to 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce, cover, and cook until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center registers 120°F for medium-rare or 130°F for medium, flipping once half way through cooking and brushing with more sauce. Transfer to a platter, let rest for five minutes, brush with more sauce, sprinkle with scallions, and serve.
To Finish Indoors: Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 400°F. Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat until lightly smoking. Add steaks and cook, turning occasionally, until well browned on both sides, about 4 minutes total. Transfer to a wire rack set in a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Brush with sauce and transfer to oven. Cook until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center registers 120°F for medium-rare or 130°F for medium, flipping once half way through cooking and brushing with more sauce, about 2 to 5 minutes total. Transfer to a platter, let rest for five minutes, brush with more sauce, sprinkle with scallions, and serve.
I’m actually curious now to see if lemon juice would kill foot odor/bacteria. Will report back in one week. comments/banter.
In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope.
Spanning nearly 800 completely handwritten (and painted) pages, Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau, was probably the most comprehensive guide to paint and color of its time. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel who translated part of the introduction, the color book was intended as an educational guide. The irony being there was only a single copy that was probably seen by very few eyes.
The entire book is viewable in high resolution here, and you can read a description of it here (it appears E-Corpus might have crashed for the moment). The book is currently kept at the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France. (via Erik Kwakkel)
Danish writer/artist duo Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler create comedy cartoons and graphs depicting our everyday struggles and irritations. Official-looking graphs show unofficial statistics from our daily lives that are at once unexpected and glaringly obvious.
Their satirical creations are published on Wumo, their webcomic and newspaper cartoon strip.
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