Archive for June, 2013

Lava Pour No. 5

“Syracuse Lava Project

On January 22, 2011, the fifth lava pour took place using the #700 gas fired tilt furnace operated by the SU Sculpture Program. This 610lb pour was the most successful to date in terms of material consistency, volume, duration of pour, viscosity, duration of flow, structure”

Gee whisk: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s meringue recipes


“Today I’m going to harangue you to make meringue. If you can make meringue, you can always make an amazing pudding. And anyone can make meringue. Well, anyone with a whisk.”

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

“Last week BuzzFeed named eight food additives that should be banned in the US. Here are six equally deadly ones they missed Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world.”

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

“At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and population. With fifty states (48 contiguous) and a special district, the United States is an extremely diverse country in both geography and climate.”

A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

“What do you do when a flash mob of a million homeless refugees shows up to your third world country from the neighboring third world country? Make them sleep on the hot (or cold) ground and wait for the United Nations to show up with crappy tents, of course.”

How to make the perfect banoffee pie


“Are you a fan of banoffee pie, or does it make your teeth ache just to think of it? And where do you stand on the great biscuit v pastry base debate? Sometimes, food falls out of context.”

Why Bill Gates Is Investing In Chicken-Less Eggs

“The egg of the future may not involve a chicken at all. In fact, in the high-tech food lab at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco, the chicken-less egg substitute has already been hatched. Hampton Creek’s egg substitute product is called Beyond Eggs.”

Artist Creates Incredible Pop-Up Cities Cut From Single Sheets Of Paper

“And now for some 3D-printed models that might still impress the Internet: Dutch artist Ingrid Siliakus has been designing and building “paper architecture” ever since she began studying the work of Japanese architect Masahiro Chatani, the alleged founder of this origami-like model-making pro”

DIY Stone Bathmat: Create a Luxurious Shower Experience

“Susan Wasinger from Natural Home (via LifeHacker) spells out the simple steps and materials, but essentially: (1) make the frame, (2) add a wire mesh screen, (3) add the stones. And voila, a free foot massage every day. The tools are elementary as well: a basic saw, pliers, screws and glue will do.”

Quebec soccer federation defends turban ban

“Quebec’s soccer federation has defended a turban ban for players in its youth leagues, saying Sikh boys “can play in their backyard”. On Monday, a spokeswoman for the group said turbans were a safety hazard.”


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