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Dark Chocolate Malted Milkshake Jumbo Dark Chocolate Cookies These dark chocolate cookies double the chocolate delight. allrecipes.com Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups Soooooo… you know that episode of Sex and the City where Miranda has to dump dish soap on top of chocolate cake just so she will stop eating it?? Uh. Yeeeeeah. These are like… of that caliber. A Closer Look We so rarely look at everyday objects that, when they are pictured under an electron microscope, they take on a new - and sometimes disgusting new life. Used dental floss. Mascara brush. Salt and pepper. Postage stamp.

Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle Artist Adam S. Doyle who recently relocated to Hong Kong creates beautiful gestural paintings of birds, where the seemingly incomplete brushstrokes form the feathers and other details of the animal. In some strange way it reminds me of the story of the Renaissance painter Giotto who is rumored to have been able to draw a perfect circle without the aid of a compass, as if Doyle just picks up a dripping paint brush and in a few seconds paints a perfect bird. In reality his work demonstrates a profound control of the paintbrush and careful understanding of the mediums he works with.

Lascaux The discovery of the monumental Lascaux cave in 1940 brought with it a new era in our knowledge of both prehistoric art and human origins. Today, the cave continues to feed our collective imagination and to profoundly move new generations of visitors from around the world. To celebrate this prehistoric wonder, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication's is pleased to present its latest multimedia publication – an update of the original Lascaux website, which was first put on line in 1998. The new site has been entirely reworked in both form and content, reflecting the latest advances in archaeological research. perfect winter photo Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru

The microhydro plant My little paradise has a stream that provides enough water flow and head to run a small turbine, to provide electricity to my home. While writing this, the microhydro plant is being implemented, and here are some photos of the process. Since I usually like to start at the end, the first thing I built is the controller: It is an implementation of Jan Portegijs' "Humming Bird", with some changes and adaptations. The largest cost of the plant, by far, is in the piping for the rather long penstock. When the purchase was made and the truck arrived, we unloaded the pipes at different places, to get them as close to the installation area as possible.

YOUCH Piranha Plant Earrings - StumbleUpon Super awesome accessory for any Mario fan! This Piranha Plant earring set made of polymer clay will sure put a bite in your day! Wear these anywhere and your sure to get a second look! Piranha Plant earrings have the appearance of having quite the grip on the ear. That’s a scary thought but don’t worry these adorable earrings will cause you no pain, maybe tears of joy though!

Surreal Paintings by Paco Pomet Loving these delightfully bizarre paintings by Grenadian artist Paco Pomet. (via hi-fructose and laughing squid) 1220: Beaded Cow skull : Lot 1220 Description Contemporary beaded cow skull, length 18" width 32", excellent condition 100 inspirational quotes to celebrate 100 blog posts 100 quotes - to inspire, challenge, encourage, remind, enlighten, reassure, soothe, and delight. In celebration of 100 blog posts at Always Well Within! Many thanks to my wonderful readers and subscribers. It’s such a privilege and a joy to write for you. I am also deeply grateful to all those who have supported, encouraged, and taught me along the way since the inception of Always Well Within. The connections I’ve made in the blogosphere have greatly enriched my life, more than you will ever know.

40 free things to do in New York City Seeing the bulk of New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of a trip's budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $27. The Met? The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - StumbleUpon Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010)“Oyster” DressIrere, spring/summer 2003 Ivory silk organza, georgette, and chiffon Courtesy of Alexander McQueen Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce Andrew Bolton: One of the highlights in this gallery is a dress called the “Oyster” Dress, which is made up of hundreds and hundreds of layers of silk organza, almost like a mille-feuille pastry. And the collection told the story of a shipwreck at sea and the subsequent landfall in the Amazon, and it was peopled with pirates, conquistadors, and Amazonian Indians. And I think that what’s interesting about this particular dress is you see how McQueen evolved as a designer in terms of the fact that he was always well known as a tailor.

Brooding Cityscapes Painted with Oils by Jeremy Mann San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann executes these sublime, moody cityscapes using oil paints. To create each work he relies on a wide range of techniques including surface staining, the use of solvents to wipe away paint, and the application of broad, gritty marks with an ink brayer. The resulting paintings are dark and atmospheric, urban streets seemingly drenched in rain and mystery. Mann’s work is in no way limited to cityscapes, he also paints the human figure, still lifes, and landscapes. He currently has work at John Pence Gallery and you can see many more of his cityscapes here.

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