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Awesome Things (39 pics)

Awesome Things (39 pics)
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Master Sword: Zelda Twilight Princess Master Sword : Zelda Twilight Princess This replica of Link’s Master Sword from Zelda: Twilight Princess is a perfectly accurate cosplay and collector prop. The sword was made with durable resin and reinforced with aluminum or fiberglass rods for structural support, making it well balanced for carrying as a cosplay prop. The paint was custom automotive paint for a metallic and mirror-like shine, and to resist minor scratches. The sword measures about 42" long, and weighs about 3lbs. Back to Blades

ol Halloween Pumpkin 'Jack O' Lanterns' Designs Showcasing amazing artistically carved Halloween pumpkin designs or 'jack o' lanterns'. Also there's a video below showing how pumpkin carving is done. Let us know which one of these Halloween pumpkins is your favorite by commenting below. Did you know that Jack o' lanterns originated in Ireland as hollowed out turnips with candles packed in them to keep away evil ghosts and spirits on the Samhain holiday. The first 3 pumpkins here are taken from the amazing Ray Villafanes website The correct spelling halloween is in fact Hallowe'en Joke O Lantern Check out this amazing joker inspired Halloween pumpkin or 'jack-o-lantern' carved by Andy Bergholtz. Bergholtz used traditional clay sculpting tools to carve down the pumpkin and glued pieces he carved out back on for the hair. Creative Pumpkin Carving Video Here is a video demonstrating how pumpkin carving is done.Halloween House Check out this cool Halloween House which is covered with huge number of pumpkins during to celebrate Halloween!

Gadgets SOOOOooo…yes I know that is all grammatically incorrect and yes I am a TEACHER! AHHHhhhh! Anyways, usually most people don’t worry too much about grammar when we are communicating what we might say in person to someone else in writing on the internet, not a term paper. Have you read a published book with dialog in it? I thought the internet was a place for freedom of expression? ANYWAYS, a lot of this commentating explains a lot about human interaction in general to me. I am predicting either someone will come back with another insult to this or ignore it altogether because they aren’t sure what I am talking about….oooorrr we could start an equally engaging conversation and discussion (not argument) about what we think about all this wonderfully engaging art! Every one have a blessed day or at least a better one than some of the above appears to be having. I would also say….. that I agree that some people in some countries sometimes have better graces than some Americans.

Street Art by Pavel Puhov | HypeDot Amazing pieces of street art by Russian artist Pavel Puhov . I absolutely love this playful interaction with urban surroundings. More pieces at Street Art Utopia . before & after: trolley depot renovation It’s always been my dream to live in a home with airy, open rooms and lots of exposed bricks, so when this renovation project from Amy came across my desk, I was instantly smitten. Located in Atlanta, this building is about 100 years old and originally served as a trolley depot. Thankfully, Amy and her husband did a wonderful job preserving many of the original details while adding some modern touches that complement the overall aesthetic beautifully. Have a Before & After you’d like to share? Read more about Amy’s renovation after the jump! Time: 1 year Cost: $500k Basic Steps: The basic steps we took to achieve the look were to preserve the original space as much as possible and use the existing lines (like the arched windows) in other elements, like the niche, and the arched doorway — even the arch of the armoire.

What Do You Do With Old Bumper Cars? - Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. They run on either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we've seen in too long. There are seven of these little monsters floating around California , and they're all the creation of one man, Tom Wright, a builder in the outskirts of San Diego who figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap. They were originally powered by two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines but they rattled like heck because of the two cylinder vibration and Tom replaces them with four cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750's and a couple have been measured as capable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyingly fast in machines with such a short wheelbase. By the way, they are almost indestructible in accidents!

The System 472: Road Sage UPDATE: The Quirky Nomads Podcast has made this comic into a radio production! More info here » ALSO: Now avaiable as an 11×17 print! Check it out here. This is a followup to one of the more popular comics in the archive, famously featuring “figure out purple”. Hitting conflict in the face with more conflict never seems to help, as both sides immediately identify the other as the enemy and shut off any ability to listen to reason. I’d like to point out where this comic starts, “when someone yells at you from their car”. UPDATE: Thanks for all the love on the comic! You can also buy this t-shirt about biking:

Kitchen Special – Only The Best Tools Will Do! Kitchen Special – Only The Best Tools Will Do! The festive season is a time when your entire family comes together for the holidays. With a house full of hungry tummies to feed, the kitchen ends up being the hotspot for all to hang out. Here are some ideas to spice up your kitchen and make it feel warm, inviting and elegant. I bet you’re cooking up a handsome feast for all! Trinity Holder by Lisa Hilland Having a bowl full of savories for the munchies is a very good idea. Colors: Black & White Price: $59 Tom, Dick & Harry Thabto Tea, coffee or me? Price: $49 Pipette Vinegar Bottles by Camilla Kropp This condiment container set presents a very scientific way of flavoring your meal. Price: Set of 2 for $59 Magnetic Spice Stand by Zevro Besides being a space saver, the Magnetic Spice Stand does your kitchen proud by displaying all the exotic spices you’ve invested in. Price: $49.00 SmartSpace Food Dispenser by Zevro This is such a clever way of holding grains and pasts or breakfast cereal.

Button Statment Rings « It’s September and that means it’s time to add another statement piece to your collection…. obviously! I heart almost every piece Nicole Richie designs for House Of Harlow 1960, especially her oversized rings. As amazing as these rings are they’re also an easy DIY. My friend Jenni, from I Spy DIY, did a project a few months back where she transformed buttons into earrings. #SuperFab This got me thing…let’s transform buttons into statement rings! Buttons, buttons everywhere!! Materials: Buttons, Clippers, Glue, Rings With Flat Tops (available at the jewelry supply store) Use your clippers to remove the shank from the back of the button. Once you’ve made the back of the button flat, use an ample amount of glue to secure the ring to the back of the button. Here’s another hint: If you can’t find a flat ring base, Ring Pops are a fun alternative. Once the base has dried, glue on the button. I now thing I have enough new statement rings to get me through the month.

Chalkboard Wall Calendar - Martha Stewart Home & Garden Thanks to paint that dries into a chalkboard finish, your board can be whatever size you desire and placed wherever you like. Store-bought formulas come in traditional green and black. But you can also follow our recipe to mix your own batch in any shade. Cleverly applied chalkboard paint means new places to track appointments, keep lists, and leave messages. Or simply use the surface to draw or doodle, which will appeal to kids and the kid in everyone. Tip: Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. Wall Calendar A home office is the ideal spot for a family planner. Mudroom Mural The bottom half of a mudroom wall is just the right height for pint-size Picassos -- when coated with store-bought green chalkboard paint. Message Center Write-on paint needn't be applied only to walls. Pantry Reminder Covered with chalkboard paint, a pantry door serves as the perfect place to keep a running shopping list.

Double-Sided Design Solves Painfully Universal USB Problem Sometimes something begs for a simple solution. The nearly-ubiquitous USB port is perhaps the technological poster child for an obvious failure to work both ways (right-side-up or upside-down) despite looking perfectly symmetrical on both sides. Thankfully, and finally, this has been tackled from two directions (appropriately enough): one more idealistic, one more realistic, but both ingenious. Ma Yi Xuan is a student designer who has solved the problem in theory, and in reality by UltraTek‘s new Flipper. These answers have been a long time coming. This author, for example, has bend more than one USB plug (and port), though fortunately only destroyed one to date. In the student version, there is a piece on either side of the interior that slides out of the way to reveal a data connection – which half moves depends on what way the plug is placed into the accepting slot.

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