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Apr19 Happy Weekend 01/ Check out the Alphabet Sandwich – an A to Z of food between two slices of bread! 02/ If my dentist had an office like Horacek Dental I’d be there more than twice a year. 03/ Mutaro the hedgehog models masks made just for him. 04/ A poster that shows off the categorization of The Many Varieties of Whiskey. 05/ The Man Behind the Mountain, a look at the artist behind Salvation Mountain. 06/ Food Textures showcases texture, shape, and form rather than edibility. 07/ Plastic bags as art isn’t a new concept, but plastic bag landscapes are. 08/ An illustrated guide to the bicyclists of New York City. 09/ A world map using every country’s coinage. 10/ This week on Design Crush: If you missed it on Monday, have a listen to Mixtape #35: So Young and Full of Sparks. Have a hoppin’ Easter Sunday with these 17 projects!

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Fitness Advice, Workout Videos, Health & Fitness Hi BodyRockers, Today Freddy and I are starting to pack for our move and we are crazy busy. With everything that we have to do today, I didn’t have time for a full workout, but don’t worry because I put together this savage little 6 minute full body routine that will rock you out. I think that it is always better to do something than to skip your training completely, and this workout may come in a small package, but as you can see in the video, if you are pushing it at your max effort – full throttle – you won’t have anything left after 6 minutes.

Michael Kors Spring 2011 - Backstage Beauty The look at Michael Kors Spring 2011. Photo: Getty Images Backstage at the Michael Kors Spring 2011 fashion show at New York Fashion Week , the look was slightly tousled and just back from the beach. MAKEUP : Dick Page for Shiseido HAIR : Orlando Pita SNAPSHOT : Post-Vacation Glow Knotted hair at Michael Kors Spring 2011. Photo: Getty Images

ReubenMiller [image via designboom] Now that it's spring, there have been lots of around-the-house projects begging for attention. I've also been looking at a lot of fresh inspiration. Sculptures Popping Out of Paintings - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon Oh, to have been in Tokyo in June! Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way. He captures light in his paintings, showering the world, as we know it, with carefully placed strokes of it. "Every ordinary scenery in our daily lives, such as the rising sun, the beauty of a sunset or a glittering road paved with asphalt on a rainy night, becomes something irreplaceable if we think we wouldn’t be able to see them anymore," he told Yukari gallery. "I am creating works to capture lights in our everyday life and record them in the painting.”

A Beautiful Mess I love using cloth napkins to dress up our dinner table, and through the years I've grown even more fond of their sustainability and cost effectiveness. Though, I'm not sure how cost effective it is if you keep buying more and more cloth napkins each year! This holiday season I thought it would be fun to look at how I could dress up the napkins I already own to give them an extra festive vibe. Check out three simple ways you can give new life to your table linens. And hey! Two of them are even no sew! Easy Cat Eyeliner Tutorial Cat eyeliner has got to the most unpredictable thing in makeup. You never know what shape you'll end up with. One wrong move & you'll have to think of ways to make it look right.

42 Free Online Magazines for Designers Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing. Not only they have high quality content, each issue released is also free. Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! Tutorial time! I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! As you can see, even with a not huge tee, this will still leave a significant hole in the bottom of your bag, but for purposes like grocery shopping, this size hole shouldn’t really matter…

D.I.Y. Curls // How To Rag Roll Your Hair - A Beautiful Mess - StumbleUpon I love the look of naturally curly hair! My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! Enjoy... manic[ure] monday: “something borrowed” « A Pretty Penny Last night I suffered through watched Something Borrowed on DVD. I heard all the terrible reviews, but being the big Kate Hudson fan I am, I thought I needed to see it for myself. Unfortunately, I can’t get those two hours back, but I did spot a cute mani on Kate in one scene. It was a modern french manicure with a beige base, black tips, and a little bit of gold.

Code Magazine Issue 9 — Spring 2009 The cover:: Daniele De Baté. The artists: Paloma Blanco / Sofia Boubolis / Anne-Lyse Chopin / Nicolas Dhervillers / Simon Gush / Justin Morin / Mélodie Mousset / Stéphanie Nava / Ylva Ogland / Riond / Frederik Soenen / David de Tscharner. The contributors: Joëlle Bacchetta / Devrim Bayar / Nele Buys / Marianne Derrien / Liz Haines / Lars-Erik Hjerström / Je Suis Une Bande de Jeunes / Christophe Salet / David de Tscharner.

Photo Tips and Techniques for Beginners I remember the day I got my DSLR camera in the mail-- I had saved up for months to buy my little Nikon D40 and I watched the postal tracking code like my dog waits for her food in the mornings. (So. Excited.) :) When my brown Amazon box finally came, my heart was beating so fast that I could barely cut open the tape. I took out the Nikon and held it in my hands-- that weight and feel is so familiar to me today.

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