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April 24, 2014 Reblogged from honeythistledesigns


I recently cleaned up my design for the Lunar Explorations earrings, and have brought them back into the shop. I don’t do asymmetrical earrings often, but I love them :) Click through here for the etsy listing with more material and process details.

These are prob my favourite pair of earrings that I’ve made to date :) 

April 23, 2014 Reblogged from unconsumption


Taiwanese design factory Fabcraft … wanted to find a way to bring 3D printing to the average person. They wound up getting some design plans and open-source software off the internet to build their own 3D printer, which they strapped to a bicycle and called Mobile Fab.


It has a workstation that grinds plastic cups (currently only No. 5 grade plastic) into a powder that is put into the 3D printer. The 3D printer converts the powder into an ink that is used to create gear-shaped tokens that are later fitted with LED lights and can be placed in bike spokes. The whole process takes about 2 hours.


The Fabcraft team bicycles around town asking people for their used cups and giving demonstrations on how the Mobile Fab works. They explain the many benefits of their creation, including reducing carbon footprints and pollution.

(h/t CNET)

More: Bike Turns Plastic Cups Into 3D Printer Ink - PSFK

Love this initiative :)

April 22, 2014 Reblogged from archiemcphee


Today we learned about a species of moth made of cotton candy.

Okay, not really, but these beautiful creatures are still awesome, even if they aren’t made of spun sugar. This is the Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda), a small North American moth most often found in southern Canada from Ontario to Nova Scotia. They live in deciduous forests and feed mainly on maple trees, but we suspect that some specimens prefer to follow traveling carnivals where they hover over the cotton candy machines.

Photos by Svdmolen, Rhododendrites, Kristi Decourcy, Patrick Spurlock, Ezra S F, MacroscopicSolutions, and Lynette Schimming respectively.

[via Neatorama]

What a gorgeous creature! 

April 22, 2014 Reblogged from explodingdog


Go Forward

words to live by

April 21, 2014 Reblogged from jessschultz


This is an entry I made for Helpful Bear Productions’ Kaiju Design contest.  (which is still ongoing, btw, if you want to enter!) Rather than design one full kaiju, I wanted to try playing around with bigger interlocking shapes and see if I could squeeze various creatures together. 

oh man, this is gorgeous but it sure stirs up some deep dark fears…

April 19, 2014

We had to take our cat to the emergency animal clinic today ‘cause we noticed him hobbling around on 3 legs as well as some bite marks on the foot he wasn’t using. Turned out he was bit, but there was nothing serious thankfully.

We walked away with a week’s worth of antibiotics for $500. That’s right, five hundred big ones. The antibiotics only cost $80, the rest of the fee was the check up fee, the xray fee, and the shaving the foot fee. Needless to say, we’re feeling just a tad cheated and infinitely poorer, but definitely less anxious.

I imagine this is what it feels like to not have a universal health care system… obviously expecting one for pets might be a little too far advanced for our society today, but this really puts the health care situation in the US into perspective.

April 19, 2014 Reblogged from archiemcphee


California-based Yarnboming artists Jill and Lorna Watt of Knits For Life (previously featured here) recently transformed a pair of unassuming benches near the San Francisco Ferry Building into adorably ferocious monsters, complete with six awesome orange feet. The irrepressibly inventive sisters created this delightful yarn installation for an upcoming episode of CCTV America’s new show Full Frame.

[via Laughing Squid]

those eyelids really get me