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  • Don’t Ask Questions. You Need These Throwing Knives.

    Base Camp X, a company specializing in manufacturing quality wood and steel goods through rigorous outdoor testing has just created a set of three throwing knives, dubbed “The Furies”. You might have an hint of second thoughts running through your head when those impulse neuro-receptors start buzzing. Ignore it. You might even get to the point of reasoning with yourself, asking “Why do I need these throwing knives?”. Because you’re a man and sometimes men like to throw knives. Into a tree or inanimate object of course. The Furies Consist of 3 forged throwers and a hand crafted knife roll blended to a perfect balance and rugged aesthetic. 2 Frontier inspired knives and 1 Pro X Thrower. There will come a time in your life when you’ll need to know the mechanics of hurling a knife into something and when that time comes, you’ll have The Furies. Base Camp X The Furies

  • Ecuadorian Bachelor Pad Made From Steel [22 Photos]

    Architects José María Sáez and Daniel Moreno Flores constructed the Algarrobos House in 2011 in Ecuador using steel. 8 identical 18 meter long steel beams placed along the x y z axis frame the house. Identical wood pieces fill in the area and the repetition dilutes the structure so as not to take away from its surroundings. Giant glass panes, many of them movable, complete the structure and offer fantastic panoramas. Reflecting pools on the metal roof truly reflect by mirroring the surrounding landscape. The abstract form is at once a jarring sight in the setting while somehow managing to blend in.

  • 30 Vital New York City Travel Tips In GIF Form

    With warm weather just around the corner plenty of people across America (and the world for that matter) are planning their first trip to New York City. Graphic designer Nathan Pyle has lived in New York City for years and he created the following series of animated GIFS showing basic travel etiquette for NYC newcomers. If you you are a NYC pro these will probably make you laugh. Nathan is putting this travel guide into book form which you can learn about on his website nathanwpyle.com.

  • 30 Stunning 2014 MLB Spring Training Photos

    the 2014 MLB season is mearly upon us and over the course of this past offseason, a handful of trades, free agent signings and announcements have been made. Robinson Cano left his pinstripes for Seattle. Prince Fielder has taken his talents to the lone star state and Derek Jeter announced his retirement. But all that news is overshadowed by that spring time air feeling that baseball is back. Here are 30 spring training photos to get you back in the baseball swing of things. Chris Sale Hideki Matsui Guest Instructing Tanaka and C.C. Sabitha waiting for their turn in line Jason Giambi Russel Wilson in Texas Rangers gear Derek Jeter with Joe Namath Joe Namath Yu Darvish Russell Wilson Taking BP Russell Wilson taking field practice. Daisuke Matsuzaka Kevin Mattison Troy Tulowitzski Prince Fielder sporting a new Texas uniform Adam Eaton and Prince Fielder got close Derek Jeter Carlos Correa Jonathan Singleton reacts to a strike call Scott Feldman asks batter “Is this what you want? You want this? Well You can’t have it” The artist formerly known as Angel Pagan Johnny Gomes fields a tricky fly ball Submarine pitcher Shunsuke Watanabe Robinson Cano outside of his pinstripes

  • Here’s a Chart You’ll Want to Drink to

    Nothing quite like kicking back with a Sam Adams after a hard day’s work?  Think again.  Using 10 years worth of beer reviews (from Beer Advocate), Beerviz has created three sets of interactive charts–for lovers of light, medium, and dark respectively–to help you expand your beer-drinking horizons. The easy-to-use Beerviz graphics allow users to compare beers according to taste, aroma, and appearance.  If you know of one beer you like, there’s a similar beer out there that you might like even more.  Each beer has its own scouting report, complete with “style,” “ABV,” and “Average Rating.”  Casual and coed drinkers beware: you won’t find data or comparisons for Natty Light or Coors.  The infographic is targeted towards serious enjoyers of high-end hops. Here’s to finding the perfect brew for you!

  • How Big Is Space? [Link]

    BBC has put together a really cool interactive infographic to give you an idea of the vastness of space. Scrolling the length of the page will take you all the way through the solar system with facts along the way. If your index finger consider can survive the arduous journey, you justt might have what it takes to become an astronaut. I’m pretty sure that’s how it works.

  • A Century of Ballparks (Infographic)

    Part of a continuing exploration of information design using baseball as a core theme, this poster, by Lou Spirito, illustrates the current 30 MLB ballparks to scale. Each field is shown in a common green hue while surrounded by a color from the respective home team’s primary palette. Ballparks are arranged in ascending order by date opened. I00 years separates the first and last.

  • Classic Paintings Meet Google Street View [18 Photos]

    Last week we shared reddit user shystone’s photos of historic paintings superimposed over their contemporary London setting. Now they have returned with pictures from around the world, using famous paintings like Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks.” Google Street View was again utilized for the current photos of the locations that serve as the backdrop. Just like the last set, it is amazing to see how many of the paintings are able to fit so easily into the contemporary setting. For more background info on the paintings, check out The Guardian.

  • Ground Breaking True Detective “Yellow King” Theory That Brings Everything Full Circle

    For the duration of 7 episodes, Theories surrounding the “King in Yellow” have been circumnavigating throughout the internet’s research and theories department. Digging up old 19th century novels, tying Robert W. Chambers back to the plot somehow. Watching each episode with meticulous detail, hoping to find that one Easter egg that ties it all together. That one glimpse of light that would eventually bring detectives Cohle and Hart to the conclusion that we hope to see in this Sunday’s finale. Well I think that theory has finally surfaced. This ground breaking work done by David Sidorov could be the answer to the question the world has been asking themselves for two months. Who is the Yellow King?

  • The 1950s Nanny Who Was A Secret Street Photographer [32 HQ Photos]

    In 2009, John Maloof purchased a collection of negatives at a furniture and antiques auction in Chicago for $380. He soon found that he had purchased thousands of photographs taken in cities all over the world. He was amazed at the talent and set out to learn about the photographer. He found her name, Vivian Maier, written on a photo-lab envelope. A search of the name came up with a recent obituary where he learned she had lived in Chicago and worked as a nanny. Maloof came to learn that Vivian Maier’s photography was a secret she kept from everyone who knew her, including her employers and even close friends. In the years since the initial discovery, Maloof has turned Vivian Maier into a celebrated photographer, with gallery shows, an online portfolio, and a documentary to be released this month. The photos below are all of New York in the 1950s and 60s, but photos from Chicago, Canada, Florida, India, and Europe can be found at Vivian Maier. Find out when the documentary, “Finding Vivian Meier,” is coming to your city here.

  • South Park “Stick of Truth” Gameplay is Everything You Dreamed it Would be

    The highly anticipated South Park “Stick of Truth” Game has finally hit shelves and the reviews are tremendous to say the least. In the game, you control a new member of the gang and interact with the usual guys Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Randy and the rest of the lovable characters that have made their names over the 17 year history. The storyline plays off of last seasons Black Friday episodes, which surrounds itself with the release of a couple of new game console.

  • MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Award winners 2014 [21 Photos]

    The MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards, now in their 13th year, are the only awards exclusively for unbuilt or unfinished projects spanning 12 categories. The awards focus on creativity and showcase fine architecture while considering the impact on and contribution to the surrounding community. The winners and honorable mentions from the different categories are presented below. The overall winner will be announced at a convention in Cannes on March 12.

  • Sara Sampaio Crowned The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year [14 GIFS]

    Ever since we named Sara Sampaio to our list of 17 Victoria’s Secret Models You Need To Know In 2013 we knew that she would be a big star. Looks like we were right! The 23 year old Portuguese beauty received a huge career boost today when she was named the 2013 Swimsuit Rookie of the Year beating out 11 other gorgeous models that include big names like Emily Ratajkowski and Lily Aldridge. Check out a collection of her 2014 Swimsuit GIFS below and follow her on Twitter (@Sara_Sampaio‎).

  • Toilet Talk: Cell Phone Usage In Restrooms [Infographic]

    Although you may not admit, chances are you’ve used your phone in the bathroom. Don’t feel bad, most folks are equally disgusting. Just look at the numbers on this infographic. The best thing about this, is it gives you a good idea of whose phone to never borrow. Apparently if you use the Android phone of a Gen Y male, you might as well just put your face on a toilet seat. And as someone who falls into that demographic, I really wish I could dispute that fact…as I post this from my bathroom.

  • This Putt-Putt Video Will Hit You Right In The Feels

    Did you know that there is a Professional Putter’s Association devoted to putt-putt golf? And they’ve been sponsoring tournaments for 50 years? And in all that time there have only been 3 perfect rounds with a score of 18? This is the story of IT manager Rick Baird and his perfect game. But it’s also an eye-opening video that presents what may seem like a silly, childish sport as a skillful game that few have mastered. And the masters of it seem like really nice dudes.

  • China’s Air Pollution Is Out Of Control [22 Photos]

    China Premier Li Keqiang announced today that the nation will “declare war” on pollution. It’s probably a good idea seeing as how Beijing’s concentration of PM 2.5 particles, those small enough to penetrate the lungs and enter the bloodstream, recently hit 505 micrograms per cubic meter. To put that in perspective, the World Health Organization recommends a safe level of just 25. To help ease pollution, China plans to cut outdated steel production capacity by 27 million tons, cement production by 42 million tons, and shut down 50,000 small coal-fired furnaces. Until then, if you plan on going to China, don’t forget to pack a mask or two.

  • Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, The Most Beautiful Street in the World (7HQ Photos)

    Porto Alegre, the capitol and largest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul is home to Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho otherwise known as the most beautiful city in the world. The street has gotten much acclaim in the internet over the past few years, where the name originated for it’s shadowed streets under rays of sunlight and green leaf canopy. Over a span of 500 meters the sidewalks are lined with more than one hundred Rosewood trees, going up to the seventh floor of the buildings in some cases. According to some elderly residents, the trees were planted in the 1930s by employees of German origin who worked in a brewery in the neighborhood.

  • 6 Tips for Networking Success at #SXSW

    Networking is an art, and SXSW is one of the best places to hone your craft. So if you’re looking for a few ways to make the most out of your trip to SXSW, we’ve gathered some tips below to help break the ice, maximize your networking time, and have a lot of fun doing it.

  • First Marijuana Commercial Debuts On Network TV, Watch It Now

    MarijuanaDoctors.com is a new service that connects patients with physicians for medical marijuana recommendations and to help get the word out they produced a commercial that will begin to air of network TV. As laws around America change it is certainly a brave new world for this booming industry.

  • World’s Largest Aircraft Unveiled In Britain

    At 302 feet, the recently unveiled Airlander is the world’s largest aircraft. The helium-filled airship began as a joint project for the US Army from Hybrid Air Vehicles and Northrup Grumman, but after budget cuts last year, the vehicle was headed to the scrap yard. The Army offered to sell it to HAV for $44 million, but HAV didn’t have the cash. They eventually settled on $301,000, less than 1% of what the US Army paid for it. Hmmm…suddenly these budget problems are making a lot of sense. With the project back in HAV’s hands, it was renamed the Airlander and the prototype was re-unveiled in Britain. No longer an Army spy-drone, HAV now advertise its utility for humanitarian aid, providing communications, broadcasting sporting events, and surveillance. The Airlander can stay in the air for up to 3 weeks, carry loads up 11 tons, and set down on land, water, or ice. An even longer passenger version is planned for next year. And the coolest thing about the HAV Airlander? One of the investor’s is Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden and pilot of the band’s jet, “Ed Force One.”

  • Walk Around Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment with Virtual Reality Goggles

    Artist Greg Miller was new to 3-D modeling, so he sought out to give himself a simple project. A project that would eventually gain him internet glory in the form of Seinfeld’s famous New York City apartment. After sourcing a few initial projects Greg decided to use a platform that was simple and familiar to not only himself, but the audience he’d be sharing it with. Why not start with argualbly the most famous fictional apartment in NYC history, Jerry Seinfeld’s one bedroom. “I started by scouring the Internet for screen shots of Jerry’s apartment but that didn’t yield much. Eventually I resorted to screen-capping streaming episodes so I could get detailed images of the various items around the set. I tried to be faithful to the shows original props and it’s era, but some things were near impossible to Google. I did a lot of research and tried to find images of the original products used in the show, and modeled around those dimensions, rather than relying solely on blurry screen shots. I found lots of good footage of the bathroom in the episode “The Barber,” during the part that Newman enters Jerry’s bathroom to find a hair sample.” more »

  • Adidas Primeknit Cleat

    This month adidas will launch a revolutionary cleat that will revolutionize the game of soccer. The Pimeknit boot is made of weaved knitted thread creating a seemingly weightless boot. The limited edition boot (available from Monday March 17th) is the first football boot to have an upper that is knitted from heel-to-toe, providing a bespoke second-skin fit that retains the strength of a conventional boot. New levels of flexibility and comfort are provided by the one-piece knitted upper of the boot and the yarns used to construct primeknit provide stability and strength equal to conventional boots. adidas primeknit boot.

  • The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly From The Geneva Motor Show [32 HQ Photos]

    Each year in March, the International Geneva Motor Show is held at the Geneva Palexpo convention center. Since the first show in 1905, Geneva has been the show for automobile manufacturers to unveil their most ambitious concepts. Although exotic supercars usually get the most attention, the latest technological breakthroughs are also met with great fanfare. More so than other shows, automobile manufacturers worldwide consider the Geneva Motor Show a level playing field because the hosting nation, Switzerland, has no auto industry of its own. We’ve shared some of our favorites form the show below, whether it’s because we want to drive them or because they look so insanely ridiculous. The Volkswagen Giugiaro Clipper Concept is our current favorite. Which one do you want to take for a spin?

 
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