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In this world we live in, there are wonderful crafts—the brilliantly executed, aesthetically pleasing DIYs we  long to get off of the internet to create ourselves with Popsicle sticks and hot glue guns  But for every amazing craft project, there is an ugly equivalent forged while someone was a bit tipsy on Cupcake wine.  Lucky Peach is no stranger to dualism: Bloggers Anna and Gabrielle have taken to celebrating  unfortunate  experiments with a monthly blog installation called "Deranged Crafts," in fact. Read More
The idea of matter neither being created nor destroyed is nothing new, but the Capsula Mundi Project is taking it to a whole new level: As in, if you live in Italy, you might soon have the option to bury yourself or your loved ones (post-mortem, of course) in biodegradable capsules instead of coffins. And that's not all—the pods give back to the environment by using the corpses inside as nutrients for trees planted directly above them. Read More
Did you shrink your favorite wool sweater? Dry your eyes; there may be hope for that sad little guy. With some baby shampoo, a hand steamer, a little cardboard, a few binder clips, and some elbow grease, you can loosen up the fibers enough to stretch the sweater back into shape. Not all sweaters can be saved—if it has become completely felted, then there may be no hope. However, if it just shriveled up so the arms are half of what they used to be and it’s now a belly sweater, you can give this technique a go. Read More
Ombré nails look so much more complicated than they actually are. We consulted with badass nail lady Fleury Rose about the best way to do it, and she gave us the the pro approach to getting the glam gradient nails of your dream. Follow these nine steps to get the look. You’ll need... Nail polish remover Base coat Two nail polishes (one lighter than the other) Wedge-shaped makeup sponges Clear nail polish Cotton swabs Top coat 1). Wipe your nails with nail polish remover to get them extra clean. 2). Apply the base coat. Read More
It happens every year: It's almost Valentine's Day and you haven't even begun to think about cards or gifts. Bully for you, Internet fandoms exist! Dozens—or, you know, thousands—of folks have taken to crafting some awesome Downton Abbey-inspired cyber cards, each perfectly encapsulating the world of our favorite post-Edwardian gossip hounds. Nothing says love like repressed sexuality and lots of death. Here are 10 of our favorites from across the interwebs; print 'em out for that Masterpiece Classic lover in your life. Read More
This isn't the first time you've heard us chatting about our awesome friends over at Speed Rack. The competing ladies stir up some great booze, but they also do it for a good cause;They've raised over 250,000 dollars globally for breast cancer research! Now, the ladies are at it again. On Saturday,February 8th,2015 Speed Rack will host another friendly competition in Seattle, Washington between 2:00-6:00 P.M.  Promoting female bartenders already has them on our good side, but now they're wooing us with these delicious, old favorites that have a new Superbowl spin. Read More
Ye Olde Beauty Before BB cream and lip balm, women in olden times used some, uh, creative products in their beauty routines, including squashed bugs, lead powder, crocodile dung, and arsenic. The cosmetics industry has come a long way, but there are some ingredients from way-back-when that’ve stood the test of time and are still available to slather all over yourself: Donkey’s Milk: Cleopatra bathed in ass’ milk in an attempt to reduce wrinkles, and it’s contained in creams sold across Europe today. Read More
Fresh linens, minus the chemicals Tips and Recipes For a Cleaner, Greener Wash Walk the laundry aisle of your local supermarket, and you’ll see images of snow-capped mountains, vibrant lavender fields, and serene rivers. That’s way more appealing than what they’re concealing: toxic chemicals and dyed animal fats. Fortunately, we’ve got choices when we wash our clothes, and it’s damn easy to whip up homemade alternatives that clean well, don’t harm the environment (or your skin), and save you money. Read More
Whether it’s a carton of chocolate ice cream at 2am or instant oatmeal from a coffee mug before work, we’ve all been there. Either we're too busy or too lazy to bring our dish of leftover Thai fried rice from the kitchen to the couch. Instead, we fumble and flail around our tiny kitchens forking at our lukewarm spaghetti, and the only thing you’re doing that resembles manners is sticking your chin out over the sink to avoid getting marinara sauce on your already-wrinkled shirt. These are our private moments, not our worst but certainly not our best. Read More
It’s less than a week to go until the Bust Christmas Craftacular London. There will be shopping galore and fab workshops you can get stuck into throughout the day. Join  N1 WI at 3.30; they will show you how to make that someone special a card to remember. There’s no need to bring anything, just your creativity! In the workshop you’ll be shown how to effectively make a lino print block design and be given all the tips to ensure it prints well (for freee). Read More