Wearing an apron when making food at home doesn’t seem to be such a common practice anymore. Mainly because most of our food is pre-made, and heated in the microwave. It seems almost comical to wear such an old-fashioned piece of cloth, but if you’re making something from scratch, there’s a good chance that it will be your only hope of protection from a barrage of flour, egg, or anything else that might explode and get on everything.
If you’re not an avid chef, but do occasionally enjoy whipping something up, then you might enjoy the Apron Cooking Guide. It has defrosting times, conversions, and several other types of helpful tidbits that will prevent you from going to your smartphone for every little thing when following a recipe. If you are sneaky enough, it will seem as though you have remembered every conversion and cooking time there is. Of course, most of us don’t have that kind of talent, and will end up pulling the apron very close to our faces and inspecting the tiny bit of information that we need.
While this isn’t currently up for grabs, it will be soon and will cost $20. If not for yourself, this would be a great gift for friends or family who are new to the world of cooking. Just make sure you don’t get it so dirty that you can’t read the fine print. Putting in a tablespoon of salt when it only asks for a teaspoon can be a dreadful thing.
Available for purchase on suckUK, found via chipchick
[ The Apron Cooking Guide will make food preparation much easier copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Name: Becky and Jordan
Location: Northeast Grand Rapids, Michigan
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years; owned
Becky and Jordan live in a 1986 tri-level in northeast Grand Rapids. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood about five miles from downtown, the location is a happy medium for a couple from the country who wanted to be close to downtown, but not in the middle of downtown. Becky, an interior designer, is always thinking of renovation projects. Jordan, an accountant, keeps the budget in check and provides the sweat equity.Open House Tour
Movies are shown as unique nodes, while their influences are depicted as directed edges. The color gradients from blue to red that originate in the1980s denote the era of postmodern cinema, the era in which movies tend to adapt and combine references from other movies.
Although the visualizations look rather minimalistic at first sight, their interactive features are quite sophisticated and the resulting insights are naturally interesting. Therefore, do not miss out the explanatory movie below.
Via @albertocairo .
There are days when life wants to throw us a curve ball, and it’s always something we never expect coming out of nowhere. Usually you can recover from this sort of thing relatively easily, but it will knock you off-balance. Of course, there are also days where life fancies pelting us with rocks. This is the day that everything breaks, explodes, and just plain goes wrong. Most people aren’t going to carry every tool in the garage on them, however, it would be nice if we could shrink down those tools and bring them with us.
A miniaturized version of a screwdriver won’t actually do much good if it doesn’t fit the screw, but the Wallet Ninja can take on that task, and much, much more. This looks like a credit card that is half-way to being shredded, but can take on a variety of challenges. The Wallet Ninja is capable of performing the duties of 18 different tools. It can be a philips or flathead screw driver, bottle opener, ruler, phone stand, letter opener, 6 different sized hex wrenches, a fruit peeler, box opener, eyeglasses (what?), and a can opener.
It’s made of steel that has been heat-treated four times, which means it can take a beating from multiple uses in dicey situations. When not in use, it only needs to take up the space of one card in your wallet. For the convenience of having this many tools at the ready, you’ll have to be willing to part with $15 of your hard-earned cash. Seeing that having this sort of item around can sometimes save you a lot more, it’s usually worth having something like this on hand.
Available for purchase on Amazon, found via thisiswhyimbroke
[ The Wallet Ninja is a credit card multi-tool for sticky situations copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
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Middle Eastern magazine Brownbook presents its special annual fashion publication highlighting Middle Eastern wedding customs and fashion throughout the region and abroad. Aside from celebrating weddings in Morocco, Libya and Niger, topics of particular mention include Palestinian embroidery, Jewish henna and a Muslim wedding in Xinjiang, China. Releasing with a simple indigo cover, the 228-page issue is packed with beautiful photos and hand-drawn illustrations that offer a glimpse into the intricate detail of various wedding costumes. The "Weddings of The Middle East & North Africa" fashion directory is currently available at select shops including Magpile.
For a look at the magazine's previous issue on the region's evolving music scene, check out our post here.
Stone Island and its Stone Island Shadow Project once again display a penchant for military-inspired garb as the imprint presents a thorough look into its Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Featuring everything from suiting and sweaters to hoodies, scarves, down-filled vests, and parkas, Shadow Project's latest drop once again exhibits a unique spin on timeless military designs while incorporating the likes of sublimated graphics, all-over patterns, and seasonally-apropos hues throughout. "A synthesis between precision tailoring and the off-kilter silhouettes of sport and subculture," Stone Island's Fall/Winter 2014 Shadow Project collection is now available online.
I can't tell you how many times I have wished this toy would somehow appear back on the shelves. Maybe not as a child, but certainly now as a parent. And once you realize it ever existed, I can bet you will too. Curious? Click through to find out more.
If your home is more than one story and you are not able to leap ten feet in a single bound, you probably have a staircase. Maybe you resent your staircase because it is boring, or ugly. But instead of seeing your stairs as an eyesore, you could think of them as a giant blank canvas. Why not try out one of these ten creative ways to paint your stairs?
The venerable Air Max 1 has become one of Nike's best examples of timeless design. Almost three decades later, the Air Max 1 has seen some systematic changes in recent times as it embraces the latest and greatest in Nike's performance technology through hybridization. However, in a move based purely on aesthetics, the Air Max 1 receives a change in collar height to earn the mid-cut designation. The colorway's black and gray camo ensures a less contrasted unveiling but a bold one nevertheless given the shoe's legacy. The Nike Sportswear Air Max 1 Mid FB will be available soon at atmos and other select Nike Sportswear stockists.
When it comes to tablets, French company Archos is certainly not a newbie in this department, although one is unable to rank them in the same vein as that of South Korean conglomerate Samsung. Still, some of Archos’ tablets in the past like the Archos 70 Internet tablet has proven to be an interesting attraction, but time does fly, and here we are with the Archos 101 Oxygen tablet that will rock to the Android platform.
Archos intends to change the way one experiences an Android-powered tablet through the merging of power, features and design. The Archos 101 Oxygen tablet will run on a quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor, where it will be accompanied by 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. In other words, the Archos 101 Oxygen tablet packs enough processing firepower underneath the hood to be able to handle all of the normal apps and online activities, such as chatting via an IM to sending emails, updating social network statuses, and catching up on your online news, without being too bulky that you are unable to carry it in a purse.
The Archos 101 Oxygen tablet will arrive next month for $249 a pop.