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uptown coolendar Mordreds Lullaby - Heather Dale | Sad Song | Lover of Sadness Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wrońska I’m really enjoying the use of structure and color by Poland-based watercolor artist Maja Wrońska who has captured some lovely scenes from Paris, Venice, Prague, and elsewhere. Catch more of her work over on DeviantArt and Behance. (via my darkened eyes) Ice Tube Clock Kit This is our first clock kit design, made with a retro Russian display tube!Cool glowing blue tube with 8 digits and alarm on/off dotAdjustable brightnessAlarm with volume adjustPrecision watch crystal keeps time with under 20ppm (0.002%) error (< 2 seconds a day) - its not an atomic clock but it will wake you up in time each morningClear plastic enclosure protects clock from you and you from clockBattery backup will let the clock keep the time for up to 2 weeks without powerSelectable 12h or 24h displayDisplays day and date10 minute snoozeIntegrated boost converter so it can run off of standard DC wall adapters, works in any country regardless of mains powerGreat for desk or night table use, the clock measures 4.9" x 2.9" x 1.3" (12.5cm x 7.4cm x 3.3cm)Completely open source hardware and software, ready to be hacked and modded!There is also a design document describing the hardware, which is worth checking out as there are a few cool hacks involved in this design.

Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin First: watch the video. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. The Sketchbook Project Brooklyn / Kansas City / Louisville / Columbus / Pittsburgh The Write, Right When You Get There Tour asks visual artists and writers to combine their thoughts on memory, permanence and nostalgia to create a unique traveling exhibition.

6 Summer Bunk Bed Rooms Whether you have a large family or a busy summer house, a bunk room is an ideal solution for accommodating lots of guests. Here are some of our favorites. This nautical-inspired bunk room in a Hamptons home by Steven Gambrel features lots of room for storage with built-ins and under-bed drawers. Custom netting provides safety for the top bunks. An absolutely gorgeous bunk room from the Lerer House in Park City, Utah. This bunk room in an Alys Beach, Florida vacation rental home features a unique L-shaped layout for the beds. Coastal Living's 2009 Seawatch Idea House at Sunset Harbor, North Carolina featured this amazing bunk room for children.

StumbleUpon — Down for maintenance. We love the convenience of streaming movies on Netflix Instant, but we don’t always love the navigating through the countless films in the service’s ever-expanding catalog to find something to watch. So we’ve compiled our list of recommended titles for you—whether you love classics, comedies, documentaries or just good ol’ fashioned kung-fu. The genres vary greatly here—and range in age from brand new to 87-years-old—but all 50 of these films come with the Paste stamp of approval. The list is up to date as of February 2013, but we’ll continue to update the list from time to time as Netflix Instant changes its offerings. 50. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. 44. 43. 42. 41. 40. 39. 38. 37. 36. 35. 34. 33. 32. 31. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 DaysYear: 2007Director: Christian Mungui With eerily realistic performances and stunning direction, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days combines an uncomfortably forthright discussion of abortion with long, virtuosic handheld camera takes.

10 Tips to Avoid Becoming Depressed | Sri Chinmoy Inspiration Is it possible to avoid depression? What is the secret of cultivating happiness and avoiding periods of unhappiness? To a large extent, we determine our own frame of mind; we shouldn’t feel that we are a helpless victim to depression. Depression is something that we can avoid by cultivating the opposite – happiness. Here are some tips for avoiding depression 1. If we seek to make others miserable how can we expect to be happy ourselves? 2. Thoughts play a very significant role in determining our state of mind. 3. If we struggle to detach from negative thoughts we should just throw ourselves into other activities. 4. If we have made a mistake, harbouring feelings of guilt will not help alleviate the situation. 5. In life we need to make room for different aspects. 6. If we expect to gain happiness from another person, at some time, we are bound to be disappointed. 7. Good friendships can offer tremendous help. 8. To avoid depression we have to focus on the alternative which is happiness.

40 websites that will make you cleverer right now The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. whizzpast.com – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. khanacademy.org – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. freerice.com – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects. artofmanliness.com – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights. unplugthetv.com – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch. coursera.org – An educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. mentalfloss.com – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking. feelgoodwardrobe.com – Find out how the world of fashion really works and what you can do to combat it. lifehacker.com – Learn to hack life!

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