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Yummy Gummy LEGOs

Make Your Own Stackable LEGO Gummies

filed under: LEGO
Reposted from mental_floss
May 26, 2015 – 6:00am
gummy legos

The brilliant minds behind YouTube Channel King of Random recently shared a video (http://mentalfloss.com/article/64340/make-your-own-stackable-lego-gummies) explaining how to make gorgeous and functional LEGO pieces that you can eat. Mixing Jello powder, gelatin, and corn syrup on the stove creates a liquid concoction that can be poured into any mold—even ones you make yourself. That’s how you can cook up LEGO gummies that can be used to build delicious architectural wonders. They’ll probably also hurt a lot less if you step on one.[h/t: ThisisColossal.com]

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I Am Chewbacca…Hoodie

The I Am Chewbacca Hoodie. Ships June 1st.




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Kitty Rock & Roll Over

What If Kittens Were on Your Favorite Rock Album Covers?

Read More:  http://ultimateclassicrock.com/classic-rock-cat-album-covers/?footer&trackback=tsmclip

Reposted from ultimateclassicrock.com

Cats on Album Covers
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Mashin’ for Mom

article-1299868-0A9EE06D000005DC-704_468x305Still haven’t picked up a gift for mom? Take a looksee at these upcycled items for inspiration. Her gift may be closer than you realized!




























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Rubik’s Cubecake

Want a puzzling culinary experience? Here’s the perfect answer: Rubik’s Cubecake. Reposted from http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubiks-Battenburg-Cake/


Why make this cake?
The Rubik’s cube is close to my heart as I am a child of the eighties and the Rubik’s cube always brings me back to a time of joy and wonder. It’s hard to imagine kids today being as fascinated as I was by such a simple but clever toy. I wanted to make a cake that epitomizes this ingenious and timeless invention. I knew it would have to be a clever cake that would make you question how it was made. Thankfully I had the help of my other half and his engineering brain to assist with the planning and general maths of this cake. It took an entire day to make but was definitely worthwhile, especially when we cut the first slice.

Materials List
One Basic Battenberg – White coloured and Yellow coloured cake
– 6 oz. of butter
– 6 oz. of castor sugar
– 3 eggs
– 6oz of self-rising flour
– 2 drops of almond essence (optional for the white)
– Zest of half an unwaxed lemon (optional for the yellow)
– few drops of yellow food colouring

One Basic Battenberg – Red coloured and Orange coloured cake
– 6 oz. of butter
– 6 oz. of castor sugar
– 3 eggs
– 6oz of self-rising flour
– few drops of red food colouring
– Zest of half an orange (optional for the orange)
– few drops of orange food colouring

One Basic Battenberg – Blue coloured and Green coloured cake
– 6 oz. of butter
– 6 oz. of castor sugar
– 3 eggs
– 6oz of self-rising flour
– few drops of blue food colouring
– few drops of green food colouring

To finish
– 14oz of blackcurrant jam sieved
– 14oz. of plain white marzipan to cover the entire cake
– 2oz of icing sugar for rolling out the marzipan

– Weighing scales
– Electric beaters
– Large mixing bowl
– Battenberg Tin
– Wire rack for cooling
– Large Serrated knife
– Saucepan
– Sieve
– Rolling pin
– Pastry brush
– Ruler

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Hoppy Holidays!


www.candyblog.net, image by Marie Tess

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Playful Seating

One Artist Imagines A Sci-Fi Salon, Beautifully Warped Chairs And All

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Imagine you’re attending a Gertrude Stein-style salon. And you’ve arrived at the gathering only to find yourself facing a set of chairs, beckoning you to sit, as one is wont to do at a salon. But as you grow closer to the inner sanctum, you begin to notice the strangeness of the chairs, draped in fabric that looms bigger and brighter with every step you take. You start to see the pustules, tendrils and spikes that, from a distance, might appear like part of a pattern, but are in fact three-dimensional features that prevent any human being from planting her body.

No, this is not a Dalian nightmare. Your very fictional, intellectual host has adorned her home with the work of Margarita Sampson. Those chairs are art. Please don’t sit on the art.

The above work is part of Sampson’s series “Infectious Desires,” on view now at Stanley Street Gallery in Sydney, Australia. The imaginary salon idea is hers, only in her universe, the textile growths are more violent, warping and mutating and giving birth to colonies that turn love seats into war zones. The outgrowths mimic the exchange of ideas, competing and compromising in ever changing combinations.

“Natural patterns are warped, the man-made crumbles under an invasive eco-system in flux,” she writes in a statement. “Built structures are warped, broken, reconfigured, re-imagined… the invented dichotomies are brought into collision – the chaotic, organic, changeable, exterior ‘other’ comes to bear upon the ordered, the known, the interior, the safe.”

Sampson admits the pieces are sensual too. The chairs are chaotic and messy in a way that bleeds into decadence and luxury like punk couture. “Glamour is the strict control of the body or the environment,” the artist adds, “sublimated to an ideal — there’s no body fluids or stains in glamour. It’s about boundaries, zones of comfort. We feel we are betrayed by our bodies — a lot of this work is about my own aging, my body, about death and disease, about fear and surrender, tightening and release.”

While Yayoi Kusama’s 1984 “Pollen” piece, a polka-dotted chair littered with protuberances, caught the attention of passersby at this year’s Armory Show, Sampson takes the tension between the natural world and humanity to new heights. Installations mime dying ecosystems and works of interior design give way to artsy infection. As she noted in a press release for Stanley Street Gallery, “there is no safe place.”

Margarita Sampson’s “Infectious Desires” was previously on view at Stanley Street Gallery.


  • Margarita Sampson, Anemone Incursions, Bev & Eli, 2014
  • Margarita Sampson, Anemone Incursions, Kiss Kiss, Florence 2013
  • Margarita Sampson, Anemone Incursions, Klaus, 2012
  • Margarita Sampson, Anemone Incursions, Klaus, Web
  • Margarita Sampson, Anemone Incursions, Whatever happened to Baby Jane, 2013, 90x105cm
  • Margarita Sampson, Anemonie Incursions, Bev & Eli, 112x79cm
  • Margarita Sampson, Marlon, 2015, 109x85x80cm, Back
  • Margarita Sampson, Marlon, 2015, 109x85x80cm
  • Margarita Sampson
  • Margarita Sampson, ZsaZsa, 2013
  • Margarita Sampson, ZsaZsa, 2013


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Cowabunga Chewies!

Yum! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles….delish!


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No Separation of Church and…uh,….Play!

Martin Luther becomes Playmobil’s fastest ever selling product

Billy Langsworthy

By Billy Langsworthy

Reposted from: http://www.toynews-online.biz
February 24th 2015 at 11:34AM
UPDATED February 24th 2015 at 11:52AM

Martin Luther becomes Playmobil's fastest ever selling product

34,000 Martin Luthers sold out in three days.

Playmobil has revealed that its Martin Luther figure is the fastest-selling product to date.

34,000 Martin Luthers sold out in around three days and new orders won’t be sent out until April.

Martin Luther challenged the Catholic Church and helped start the Protestant Reformation back in 1517.

BBC reports that Nuremberg has started its preparations to mark 500 years since the Reformation in 2017, and  the Martin Luther figure is being sold as part of the celebrations, hence its boom in popularity.

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‘Anatomy Of A Recipe’ Is The Stunning Game For Foodies And Art Lovers Alike

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Food is a multifaceted, sensual experience that extends far beyond the taste buds. A beautifully prepared meal is easy on the eyes, a treat for the nostrils, oftentimes soothing to the chef’s touch, and a ripe subject for bonding and togetherness. Netherlands-based designer Leonie Anholts explored the many ways food brings us together, literally and symbolically, with a delicious game titled “Anatomy of a Recipe.”



slide_398718_4912766_freeslide_398718_4912768_freeThink of the game as a revamped version of classic dominoes, with each tile containing within it a food ingredient locked in resin. However, the gorgeous game pieces feel more like exotic specimens to be shown in a museum display than your average spotted domino tiles. Every tile corresponds with a particular recipe, all of which are included in a cookbook with the game. The first player to use all of her tiles is the winner, and her final played piece is the chosen recipe. Anholts’ creative vision combines the communal nature of food with its many aesthetically pleasing qualities, transforming the stress of dinner time into an opportunity for beauty.

Is it dinner time yet?

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Michael Keaton is a shoo-in to receive an Oscar for his role as Birdman. Just wonder if he could also snag an Oscar for BatMini? Hmmm….



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Lego My Academy Award!

When the Academy Awards denied The Lego Movie a Best Animated Picture nomination, below, is the awesome way its co-director responded. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all responded to rejection like this…with humor, creativity and a great toy mashup like this?

Reposted from Mashable 1/15/15:
“Everything is not awesome in Oscars-land.
The Academy Awards snubbed The Lego Movie Thursday morning, denying the brick flick a nomination for Best Animated Picture. Lego Movie co-director Phil Lord responded to the snub on Twitter with perfect, plastic grace.”

Lego Oscar

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