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  • These Classic Art And Magazine Cover Mash-Ups Work Better Than Expected

    Eisen Bernard Bernardo is a Philippines-based digital artist whose work often demonstrates a deep knowledge and appreciation of classic paintings. Five years ago he created a series for FHM Philippines where the magazine’s covers were placed on classic paintings to often comedic effect. It was a great idea, and Eisen decided to take it to the next level by using all sorts of magazine covers, resulting in many funny and also some thought-provoking images. We’re no art experts, but Miranda Kerr as Eve? Who wouldn’t sacrifice a rib for that? Be sure to check out the rest of the series and other awesome work from Eisen at Behance.

  • Jessica Bueno Is A Stone Cold Spanish Fox [15 Photos]

    Where do we begin with Jessica Bueno? This 24 year old former Miss Seville is wildly popular in her home country of Spain… she has over 250,000 followers on Twitter (@jessica_bueno90) and a growing Instagram following @jessica_bueno… yet there is not one article written about her on the internet by an English speaking website. Not even one. She literally has not crossed the Atlantic yet and we’re here to change all that.

  • Whiskey And Caramel Combine In This Ultimate Steak Sauce

    Labor Day Weekend is upon us, which means that summer is officially over. Kids are going back to school, baseball is winding down, football is starting up…it’s a very emotional time. What better to enjoy this last weekend of being outside than with a big, fat grilled steak? And what better to top your steak with than a caramel whiskey concoction? Chef Adam Perry Lang, whose delicious barbecue we were able to sample at Meatopia in San Antonio last fall, has teamed up with George Dickel for this sweet and smoky sauce that’s versatile enough for use on your steak or bowl of ice cream. Adam shared the sauce with Jimmy Kimmel this week and sent us the recipe. You’re welcome.

  • New York’s East Village Then and Now

    30 years ago, New York’s East Village was like another world. It was the center of the city’s music and art scenes, a place both Madonna and Jean Michel Basquiat called home. But the East Village could also be a dangerous neighborhood, with high crime rates and drug dealers on every corner. Like most of Manhattan, the East Village has since been reborn, with coffee shops, brunch spots, and unaffordable housing. In fact, it’s now one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city and the country. Photographer Daniel Root recently came across photos he took of the Eat Village in 1984. Realizing its been 30 years and the significant changes in the neighborhood, he has been revisiting the locations and posting the series on Tumblr. There’s no commentary cheering or jeering gentrification, its simply a juxtaposition of then and now, allowing you to make your own conclusions. But there’s no denying that Tomkins could sure use a bandshell again.

  • SoHo Coffee Shop To Open “Central Perk” for ‘Friends’ 20th Anniversary

    Eight O’Clock Coffee will be completely remodeling their SoHo coffee shop into a pop-up shop made in the image of “Central Perk” from Friends. The fully functioning pop-up Central Perk coffee bar will be located at 199 Lafayette Street (at the corner of Broome Street) in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. It will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, September 17, following a special media preview Monday and Tuesday, September 15–16, and will remain open through Saturday, October 18. The shop’s business hours are Mondays–Fridays, 8:00 am–8:00 pm, and Saturdays–Sundays, 10:00 am–8:00 pm. Highlights of the Central Perk pop-up shop include: Select special appearances by Friends’ James Michael Tyler, who guest starred on the series as Central Perk’s infamously deadpan barista, “Gunther” Photo ops on the re-created Central Perk set, including the actual orange couch from the show — perfect for “sofa selfies” Weekly in-store performances akin to Phoebe’s improvised songs; who can forget “Smelly Cat”? Contests and giveaways throughout the month, featuring prizes that include Friends on Blu-ray™ and DVD (all 10 seasons!), the limited-edition Central Perk Roast from Eight O’Clock Coffee, branded gift packs and more! Friends-themed merchandise and Eight O’Clock Coffee’s Central Perk Roast and other bagged varieties available for purchase more »

  • 15 Secluded Get-Aways You’ll Wish Were Yours for LDW

    Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, a new book from Gestalten explores a rarely seen look at some of the most remote habitats of humans on the planet. Hide and seek features highly individual cabins, hideaways, and summer homes completely hidden from the lights, noise and chaos of urban civilization. These imaginative structures meld traditional architecture with modern living in fascinating and surprising ways. Whether located in the forest, on the water, or in the mountains the homes incorporate their natural surroundings as part of the structures integrity.   

  • This Bike Transforms Into Its Own Lock

    If someone wants to steal your bike, they will. With enough time or the right tools, dastardly thieves can destroy any lock and are then rewarded with your bike. But it doesn’t have to be this way. What if the destruction of the lock meant the destruction of the bike? The Yerka Project is based on the idea that if a bike transformed into its own lock, its security is guaranteed, because if the lock is destroyed, so is the bike. The down tube on the Yerka folds out so the bike can be wrapped around objects and locked into place. Now you know your bike will be secure AND you when it’s not locked up, you won’t have to lug around a heavy lock. It’s an interesting design although if the down tube is as heavy duty as many bike locks, it could add some significant weight. And you can forget about running derailleur cables down it. But at least if a thief cuts through the tube, he won’t be able to ride off! Keep up with the project and give the designers your input at the Yerka Project. via Core77

  • THE MAJOR CHARACTERS AND THEMES OF EVERY SIMPSONS EPISODE [Infographic]

    If you’ve watched TV at all in the last 9 days, chances are you’ve watched a few (hundred) episodes of The Simpsons. After a few days of binging, you probably noticed how certain themes repeat themselves every few seasons. Beutler Ink decided to graph how often a “Sideshow Bob” or “Simpsons on the Go” themed episode occur and presented their findings in this oddly captivating infographic. If you’re a Simpsons snob, you may have some issues with how the themes of the episodes were decided, but there’s a thorough description of the process at The Ink Tank.

  • The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

    In 1994, the distinction between “mainstream” and “alternative” evaporated. Green Day and the Offspring brought hook-heavy punk to the Billboard charts, middle-of-the-road acts such as Soul Asylum and Live helped calcify “alt-rock” into a blockbuster radio format, and Nirvana’s fate as future classic-rock legends was sealed with Kurt Cobain’s death. Beck rebranded “loser” as a badge of honor and Trent Reznor said he wanted to… well, you know. Plenty of songs had a hand in making ’94 alternative’s biggest year — we’ve ranked the 100 best.

  • NAVY’S Uniforms Will Have Each Player’s Rank On their Sleeves vs OSU

    Under Armour recently stole Navy away from Nike, amongst other top schools, and is turning the college uniform game on it’s head. While Navy was signed wit Nike, they had some of the crispest uniforms in NCAA football. Yes, I said Crispest. After their recent change of sponsor it was up in the air whether UA would live up to expectations, well they didn’t disappoint. Their 2014 season opener uniforms will be inspired by the iconic Navy Summer Whites military uniform. “For the first time, uniforms will slightly vary from player to player, with each athlete wearing their specific rank on the field, depicted in the shoulder board and pant leg design of each uniform. Freshmen will be wearing uniforms that only have the anchor on the shoulder and pant leg, but no stripes, while sophomores will have one diagonal stripe. Juniors will have two diagonal stripes and seniors will have one parallel stripe. Navy captains Noah Copelandand Parrish Gaines will wear a star and three parallel stripes, the rank of a midshipmen lieutenant.”

  • The Most Expensive Movie Props

    Who woul’ve thought there was so much money in movie props. Well some of the most iconic movie set props and clothing are sold for a hefty sum to say the least. Hey if you’re a movie buff and have those kinds of assets lying around why not buy the ‘super solider serum’ from Captain America for $3,959 or James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 for $4,00,000? Here is a list of the most expensive movie props that ever hit the silver screen made by ebay blogs.

  • Jordan CP3.VIII

    For Chris Paul’s eight edition of the Jordan CP3 show, the Jordan design team went for a minimalist look that defines speed and quickness with maximum response. Jordan notes how involved Paul is in the actual design process, comparing his strengths to that of a superhero with his sneakers being his secret weapon. “I take designing the shoe very seriously. I like the testing process, refining the details and pushing the limits on performance,” said Paul, who will be wearing the shoe throughout the upcoming season. “From the cushioning andFlight Web lockdown system to the rubberized outsole that helps me stop on a dime, I know what these shoes can do for me, and when my opponent sees them, they know too.”  Along with it’s aesthetic that resembles a smooth sports car, the shoe was built around Paul’s style of play.  The TPU chassis provides this type of supreme stability for the rapid directional moves that Paul is known for.  A unique 5/8-height, coupled with an innersleeve, delivers a sock-like fit in a model that is made for players with an up-tempo game.

  • IKEA-Inspired Instructions Show How Thriller Characters are Assembled

    Graphic designer Ed Harrington has created a series of IKEA instructions based on thriller movies. built just like an Ikea instruction manual, each one of these designs features included parts as well as do’s and don’ts for bringing these characters to life. The Human Centipede, Jason Vorhees and Edward Scissorhands are some of the characters portrayed in the series.

  • When Life Hands You Tomatoes, Throw Them At Each Other [12 Photos]

    Each year, on the last Wednesday of august, the Spanish town of Buñol holds a huge tomato throwing festival known as La Tomatina. It all began in 1945 when a fight during a parade ended with the crowd pelting each other with produce from a vegetable stall. The next year a group brought tomatoes from home and repeated the process. The tradition continued to grow in popularity each year and was actually banned in the 50s, with participants jailed. But the tomato throwers would not give up, and the town eventually conceded. This year 22,000 participants threw 125 tons of ripe tomatoes at each other. Apparently, the town wants ants, because that’s how you get ants.

  • The 5 Best Burgers in NYC According to the Gotham Burger Social Club

    It’s National Burger Day, you guys! The one time of year you don’t have to feel guilty for hawking down a delicious greasy hunk of beef smothered in grease, gooey cheese and bacon in between two pieces of carbs. In ten years eating a burger of this unhealthy magnitude might be as taboo as smoking a cigarette in a bar, but for now WEEEEEE! Here at the RSVLTS we consider ourselves burger enthusiasts more than connoisseurs, mostly because the entire burger is inside of us before we can tell you how good it was, but the gents over at Gotham Burger Social Club, however know a thing or two about how to rate the best burgers in the (un-)official burger capital of the world, New York City. Their mission; eat & rate great burgers and have a little fun! The GBSC has been around for about a year and made up of a group of men who congrigate at NYC’s best restaurants known for their take on the iconic burger, where they rate, rank and review each burger complimented with a few drinks. Over the past year the club has been to over 50 burger joints and reviewed 15 of the best. Of those 15 here are more »

  • These Are The 15 Most Expensive Burgers On Earth

    Why eat a burger with cheddar and bacon when you could eat a burger with cheddar and bacon…and gold flakes, a poached quail egg, truffled and topped with caviar? The second option doesn’t even sound good but in today’s world of self obsessed status, restaurants are in a race to jump on the trend of hyper-expensive culinary creations. With the internet celebrating National Burger Day we pulled together the 15 most expensive burgers on Earth.

  • You’ll Want To Book A Vacation After Watching This Time-lapse Journey Through Greenland [Video]

    Ah yes, Greenland…that large, icy island where…uh…I know nothing about Greenland. Nearby Iceland  is always getting attention for all of its natural beauty while big ol’ Greenland shies away, like the awkward fat kid on the side of the pool, afraid to remove his t-shirt. But just as that fat kid eventually grows a pair, this video removes Greenland’s hypothetical t-shirt, revealing the grandiose pale belly that is its untouched landscape. Travel from Nuuk to Qaqortoq to Kangaatsiaq and other places with names that look like they resulted from a cat running across a keyboard and witness the beauty that is Greenland.

  • Beer In A 99-Pack? Yes, Please!

    Austin Beerworks wanted to get the word out about their Peacemaker Anytime Ale. Since it’s so light that and refreshing that you can drink it anytime (I get it!), you and your friends will probably go through more than a few. Would a 12-pack suffice? Pfft! A 24-pack? What are you a temperance advocate? Austin Beerworks decided a beer like this required something never attempted by man—a 99-pack, proving yet again that everything is bigger in Texas. Unfortunately, the 99-packs will only be available in Austin in limited quantities. Can you hear our cries from Hoboken? They’ll retail for the low price of $99 and will the first 20 will hit stores tomorrow. But thanks to Internet buzz and the unquenchable thirst of Texans in the summertime, more are on the way. If you’re lucky enough to be in Austin (or are looking for a great excuse for a road trip), you can find out where you can purchase a 99-pack of Anytime Ale by checking out Austin Beerworks on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer Looking As ‘merican As It Gets [Photos]

    Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer go together like pickles vanilla ice cream and chocolate cake. Since 2010 Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer have been the queens of UFC holding the title of Ring Girl of the Year for the last four years; Celeste 2010-2011, Palmer 2012-2014;. As we seen in these new patriotic photos by Alan Dawe there is no reason one of them shouldn’t lock it up in 2015 too.  

  • These 30 Photos Might Change Your Perception of Burning Man

    By now people have their own conception of what Burning Man is. A hippie driven desert rager, a millionaire driven dessert circus, an expressive congregation of artists and freethinkers. Whatever your judgements are on the event, you cannot disregard it’s surreal visuals. I’m writing this post, still wildly confused about it, my thoughts; expressive desert exhibition that looks like Alice in Wonderland meets Mad Max with beach cruisers instead of motorcycles. Besides those random thoughts running through my head from photos I’ve seen, I can’t pass any more judgment. the festival is based around the values of community and self-expression hosted in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA. Photographer Trey Ratcliff has been a Burning Man entusiast over the past few years and has shared some of the most visually stunning photos from past festivals you’ll see to date. His close perspective of the event might give you a bit of insight into the only festival of it’s kind.

  • Why You Should “Trust” No One On Venmo

    There is an insane loophole in Venmo that could cost you hundreds, maybe even thousands, without even knowing it. Anyone we’ve ever met who uses Venmo loves it. Just do a search for “Venmo” and “Love” on Twitter and you see a stream of rave reviews but this quick and easy way of sending money to friends has a major flaw. When you fire up the Venmo app it encourages you to “Trust” friends who you often do transactions with. But what does that actually mean. You might assume this is like their version of Friending someone of Facebook   or Following on Twitter but that is not that case. Let’s look into what is means to “Trust” someone in Venmo and then we’ll tell you how this can go horribly wrong for you and your bank account. From their T.o.S.: Trust is a setting that allows your friends to pull funds from your Venmo account without your approval. When you trust someone on Venmo, you no longer have to confirm charges requested from that friend. If your friend charges you, the money will be automatically deducted from your primary funding source or your Venmo balance if there is enough to more »

  • 10 Illuminating Photos Of The Milky Way

    Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne specializes in landscape photography and as a native of Colorado, he knows all the best spots to capture amazing vistas. But his talent isn’t just limited to the terrestrial world. Matt also captures incredible photos of the Milky Way from the mountains and lakes of the western states. As city-dwellers who are lucky to see any stars in the night sky, it’s hard to believe that such scenes exist anywhere on Earth. It really makes you look up at the blinding advertisements in the night sky of Times Square and wonder what else you’re missing out on. Check out more of Matt’s landscapes, including equally impressive photos shot during the day, at Matt Payne Photography.

  • These Nude Portraits Are Not What You’d Expect [5 Photos]

    Utah-based photographer Trevor Christensen found that while shooting portraits, his subjects always seemed uncomfortable due to the imbalance of power that exists between photographer and subject. How could he bring the people on both of sides of the camera to the same level? With a nude photo shoot, of course! Obviously, having the subjects strip down would not help even out the balance of power, but what if the photographer was the nude one? That’s just what Trevor did, thus creating a situation where both parties were equally vulnerable. The series is off to a great start and we hope Trevor is able to find willing subjects to watch him strip down behind the camera. You can keep up with his work at his website and on Instagram. 

  • Conquering the Arby’s Mountain, A Tale of Regret and Perseverance

    A tale of regret and perseverance, by Heinrich Harrer. My day started like every other, drinking my coffee and listening to a morning radio show driving my daily commute. Little did I know that what I heard on that radio show would change the direction of my day towards something I never expected.  The radio hosts were talking about an article they had emailed to them from the Washington Post about a secret menu item that Arby’s was leaking out, the Meat Mountain. I didn’t think much of it at first, but further research in my cube rumored the sandwich to contain 3 Strips of Pepper Bacon, 1.5 ounces of Arby’s famous roast beast, 1.5 ounces of Angus steak, a 1.5 ounce brisket, 1.5 ounces of Corned beef, 1.5 ounces of ham, and 1.5 ounces of roast turkey all topped with 2 chicken tenders and then placed between two slices of cheese – cheddar and Swiss- then ceremoniously placed between a sandwich bun. After seeing a few pics online I decided that I was going to go potentially embarrass myself by asking for the mythical sandwich during my lunch hour. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical at first, having been scorned and more »

  • 14 ‘Time Sliced’ Photos of Global Icons Show Astonishing Results

    English photographer, Richard Silver is taking his time with his newest project. A photo series called ‘Time Sliced’, a collection of iconic landmarks around the world transitioning from day to night in one layered image. In the series Silver takes a look at The Colosseum, India gate, Easter Island, Milan Shanghi and other landmark buildings around the globe. The rest of his series can be seen on his Flickr Page. Flickr page         

  • Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea Is Now A Thing [15 Photos]

    Although we should know better by now, we are still somehow amazed every time we come across a Tumblr with a bizarre theme. Such is the case with “Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea.” Why would someone devote time to this? How does it go so popular? Why does it make us laugh? Maybe these questions aren’t meant to be answered. We should just sit back, look at pictures of Iggy Azalea side by side with various cuts of chicken, and giggle.

  • We Can’t Stop Laughing At These Portraits Of People Being Tasered [21 Photos]

    As members of the global family that is the human race, we should feel hurt when watching our brothers and sisters getting shocked with a 300,000 volt stun gun. But we don’t. Instead we laugh. Because it’s funny and it’s not happening to us. Photographer Patrick Hall usually tries to make his models feel as comfortable as possible when he captures their portraits. But that can get boring and probably leads to lots of pent-up anger. Hall found his release in this “Taser Photoshoot,” utilizing the aforementioned 3000,000 volt stun gun. The result is over 50 portraits of people laughing, crying, and sometimes both that make up one of the funniest photoshoots we’ve seen and a nice change from all those sappy “strangers meeting for the first time” shoots that go viral. For more info on the technical aspects of the shoot, you can read Patrick Hall’s write-up at Fstoppers. To view the rest of the series, check out the Taser Photoshoot.  

  • A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.

    Is your town a carbon criminal? This interactive carbon footprint map from the CoolClimate Calculator will help you find out how your town compares to local averages. We took a look at the east coast of the United States and the New York City region and things are not looking good. This map should be a clear indicator as to why we need Tesla’s electric technology to become the vehicle standard in the 21st century.   See the full interactive map here>> 

  • We May Not Have Hoverboards, But Hoverbikes Are On The Way

    2015 is almost here and the hoverboards Mattel promised us in Back to the Future II are still nowhere to be found. But while we just sit around feeling sorry for ourselves, a group of innovative Englishmen are working on something even better—a hoverbike. Malloy Aeronautics is currently raising money for their work on the Hoverbike helicopter, the world’s first flying motorcycle. Using four rotors placed in a unique overlapping manner, the Hoverbike offers a smooth ride in a compact package. It will also be able to be controlled remotely, like a traditional drone. And as much as it looks like a fun toy for millionaires, it actually has real applications. MA is hoping that their Hoverbike will replace the Robinson R22 helicopter for everyday one-man operational areas like rounding up cattle and land survey. So far they have a 1/3 scale version completed and you can check out the flight test below. The test flights of the full scale model are coming, but until then you can keep up with the progress and donate a few bucks at Malloy Aeronautics.