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Jordan Voth Photography

Jordan Voth Photography

Most men know how to do a lot of things but are only exceptional at a few of them. We're really good at finding cool stuff on the Internet, but calculus is an instant migraine. We could write about the newest gadgets and gear until the sun comes up, but writing about an amuse...

The Casper Pillow Is Designed for Every Sleeping Position

The Casper Pillow Is Designed for Every Sleeping Position

How do you sleep? On your back? Side? Whatever position you land in after a long day? No matter how you rest your head, Casper has your perfect pillow. The Casper Pillow stays supportive, cool, and comfortable all night long—no matter what position you wind up in. Every aspect of the unique pillow-in-pillow design has been meticulously engineered for perfect sleep. It provides the perfect balance of squish and support, stays cool so you never need to flip it, and can even be tried out for 100 nights. Don’t get the best sleep ever? Send it back for a full refund. It’s time for better sleep.

Steve Jobs Patents

Steve Jobs Patents

Even if you don't have a device branded by the fantastic digital fruit, it's hard to argue that Steve Jobs didn't change the world for the better with his time in our little slice of the galaxy. He touched a lot of lives in a lot of ways with his special brand of technical ar...

Who . . . Is . . . Hanksy?

Who . . . Is . . . Hanksy?

Call us suckers but we love a good mystery (as long as it doesn't involve Nicholas Cage). We try to solve every crime on Law & Order, we look for life's meaning at the bottom of every bottle of booze (wow, that sounded depressing) and we've diligently scanned "Exit Thr...

Post-It Wars

Post-It Wars

Post-It notes are one of the greatest accidents in history. You can use them to remember everything from conference call notes to birthdays to what page you left off on in your book without damaging personal, or business property. Clever Parisians are taking the unassuming no...

Typography Portraits

Typography Portraits

Using typography to create cool, wall mountable images of other things is really nothing new in the world of design. Time and time again we've seen talented artists throw the adage "a picture is worth 1,000 words" out the window in favor of using the same words to create pict...

Derek Gores Collages

Derek Gores Collages

Sometimes, the most deliberate of things come together based purely on their randomness. The collages of Derek Gores are a perfect example. With subject matters ranging from femme fatales to 5.0L cammer engines, Gores isn't afraid to tote the line between dream and reality. A...

Art That's Off the Wall

Art That's Off the Wall

The idea that art can only be created using brushes, paints and canvases is as ridiculous as a world without the Internet. We're not quite sure about how we feel about a wall-mounted urinal being considered art, but there are plenty of artists making ridiculously awesome work...

Desserts for Dudes: Fried Chicken Cookies

Desserts for Dudes: Fried Chicken Cookies

Right now, we're in the middle of a dude renaissance. Dudes know how to sew - even if it's only to fix a button. They know how to cook - even if it's only to impress a lady. Some might even know how to bake - clam style. In this world of think for yourself-ers and DIYers, isn...

Video Game Classics

Video Game Classics

Regardless of where you stand on the whole "video games as art" debate (for the record, we're for it), they involve some aspect of art - even if it's only the cover. If movie posters (which usually end up becoming some aspect of the DVD or VHS jacket) are considered art, why ...

The New Art

The New Art

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Graffiti has existed for decades as simple gang tags on street corners, illegible writing on subway cars, or bathroom stall words of wisdom on...

The Tapestries of Erin M. Riley

The Tapestries of Erin M. Riley

Back before everyone knew it wasn't such a good idea to post debaucherous pictures on Facebook, you couldn't even log on at work without seeing pictures of bong rips and girl-on-girl action. We've all grown out of the phase where we thought any of that was a good idea (postin...

Diederick Kraaijeveld’s Reclaimed Relief Art

Diederick Kraaijeveld’s Reclaimed Relief Art

Walkabouts frequently lead to found treasures. Images of native populations (we're talking girls obviously), tiny trinkets and fun souvenirs are commonplace, but nothing like what Diederick Kraaijeveld does with what he finds in Holland. Using reclaimed, genuine wood that he ...

Miniature Urban Sculptures

Miniature Urban Sculptures

Miniature versions of things will always have a place in our heart. It doesn't matter if it's Estes Rockets or Revell cars or Micro Machines or even Lego, we've been playing with miniature models for as long as we can remember. Alan Wolfson has turned what we thought was only...

Superheroes Throughout History

Superheroes Throughout History

Ever wonder how history would have been affected if it was a little more super? What if Batman was at Greenham Airfield on June 5, 1944 giving the orders to paratroopers about to descend on Europe? Is Darth Vader secretly the one responsible for the Viet Cong deaths on the pe...