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This Custom Northwest Wine Room Oozes With Mid-Century Vibe

What’s your impression of a wine cellar? Dark and musty smelling tiny room, with narrow passages, tuck away in a godforsaken corner of the basement that looks straight out of a horror film? Well, not quite and it don’t have to be, as wine cellar customizer Sommi Wine Cellars has proven. Sommi is a specialist that will turn any space into a custom home wine room. Note the keywords: any space. What Sommi can do is beyond cellars. Continue reading This Custom Northwest Wine Room Oozes With Mid-Century Vibe

Someone Made A Chainmaille Octopus Hood Because, She Can

Well, someone has decided to make a wearable Chainmaille Octopus Hood much to our bewilderment. There are a few reasons why we are amused by it. Firstly, it wouldn’t be practical as a protection (chainmaille AKA chainmail is, you know, medieval stuff) and secondly, it looks like it will hinder the wearer in a fight, which is what chainmaille is essentially designed for, because of those tentacles. However, if Davy Jones ever decided that his head should be protected, this would probably be it. He will likely the only beings who will appreciate what Chicago-based artists, jewelry and fashion designer Vanessa Walilko has created. Continue reading Someone Made A Chainmaille Octopus Hood Because, She Can

Here Are Some Unique Interests You Can Explore Online

With so much access to unique and interesting things on the Internet these days, it’s a shame that many people limit themselves to traditional hobbies and are still afraid to take a more open-minded look at their lives. You can truly explore yourself and expand your interests in amazing ways today, and all it takes is to reach out and look for those opportunities. Continue reading Here Are Some Unique Interests You Can Explore Online

6-minute Video Of Daredevil Wingsuit Flyers Gave Us The Cringe

Here’s a 6-minute plus video of daredevil wingsuit flyers doing their things. I am sure most people will be familiar with wingsuit. If you don’t, here’s what Wingsuit is about: it is a flying squirrel-like suit that lets its wearer glide through the air when dropped (or jumped) from height instead of plummeting straight down to Earth. A parachute on the wingsuit flyer’s back, activated when nearing the ground, provides the daredevil a cushioned landing. Continue reading 6-minute Video Of Daredevil Wingsuit Flyers Gave Us The Cringe

Japanese Youths Don’t Eat Tide Pods, They Make Shiny Aluminum Foil Balls

Unless you have been living under the rock, deep at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, you would have heard about a recent challenge of turning aluminum foil into a solid-looking, shiny aluminum ball. It is quite an amazing stuff, really. Something which I never knew can be done, but as one Japanese youth, YouTuber SKYtomo, shown us, it is totally possible. To cut long story short. SKYtomo is a Japanese youth who posted a video of him turning regular aluminum foil into a shiny, aluminum ball. The process was, naturally, not easy. Continue reading Japanese Youths Don’t Eat Tide Pods, They Make Shiny Aluminum Foil Balls

Believe It Or Not, This Knife Is Made From Regular Plastic Food Wrap

There is a Chinese saying that goes like “if there is perseverance, even a rod can be grounded into a needle” (basically, “as long as there is perseverance, strokes fell great oaks”). Well, you know what? It couldn’t be more true as demonstrated by Twitter user Kiwamikouba (YouTuber Kiwami Japan). Not only did Kiwamikouba prove that with perseverance, he can turn pretty much anything (including food!) into very sharp knives, he also demonstrated that everything in the kitchen has the potential to be turned into a knife – with a lot of time, that is. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, This Knife Is Made From Regular Plastic Food Wrap

Alexa Became Awesome When It Can Help You Trigger A Fire Blaster

I am sure we are all familiar of Amazon voice-activated assistant Alexa. It (or she???) is everywhere to help you to do a myriad of things, ranging from turning the faucet on/off to starting/stopping a car to bolting down the front door – in addition to more mundane stuff like reading news, checking the weather and buying groceries. OK. Maybe all those are mundane things Alexa will gladly do for you, but as it turns out, with a little coding and hack, it can also ignite a fire chucker. Yes, really. It can and it has been proven by our all-time favorite YouTube tinkerer, Brit plumber-turn-YouTube celebrity (of sort), Colin Furze. Yes. Indeed, Furze has done that. Continue reading Alexa Became Awesome When It Can Help You Trigger A Fire Blaster

Today’s Science Lesson: Can Saltwater Really Drives A Boat?

While scientists dream of making the world less polluted with electric propulsion, one dude in the 1950s dreamed of using seawater to power boats. His bold dream was featured on Mechanix Illustrated Aug. 1954 issue. Using saltwater and different metals to generate electricity is a theory that has been thrown around for a while now. Over the years, someone from somewhere had mooted the idea (which wasn’t original in the 1950s, btw), but we have yet to see a real life example after Ralph E. McCabe bold experiment. But thanks to YouTuber/Tinkerer Peter Sripol, you can see it for yourself if the theory holds any (salt)water. Sorry for the lousy pun. Continue reading Today’s Science Lesson: Can Saltwater Really Drives A Boat?

5 Cool Gardening Tips That Will Let You Do More With Less

We love setting up and tending to our gardens, but we only have so much free time to do so. Usually, this involves getting busy on the weekend with some weeding and planting and watering where necessary, to help flowers grow successfully. Given the lack of time busy working people have to devote to their beloved gardens, here are five cool gardening tips to help out. Continue reading 5 Cool Gardening Tips That Will Let You Do More With Less

This Midcentury House Is Not An Architectural Model, It Is A Birdhouse

What you see here is not a model of a midcentury house. Well, OK, it is, but, but… it isn’t an architecture model. It is actually a birdhouse. Yep. A house for birds. I bet some of our houses don’t even look half as good. Damn, lucky birdies! Created by furniture maker and entrepreneur, Douglas Barnhard, under the brand name Sourgrassbuilt, these miniature homes for birds drew inspiration from midcentury works by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler but with a dose of skate and surf culture of Santa Cruz where Douglas is based in. Continue reading This Midcentury House Is Not An Architectural Model, It Is A Birdhouse