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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


Core77

How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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The Design Flaws in This Otherwise Nifty Portable Cassette Player

Sometimes novel designs are not good ones, but have enough “wow” factor to create desirability in those who aren’t thinking it through. I’ll put this Elbow portable cassette player concept in this category. Designed to reduce a Walkman to the barest minimum, it consists of a biaxial arm and provides what initially looks to be a satisfying way to interface with and manipulate a cassette.

The first axis of the arm allows the user to clasp it shut, inserting a spindle into one of the cassette’s gears. The device is then rotated so that the magnetic head can read the tape.

Controls are provided by a single dial which regulates the volume, play, and fast forward functions.

Seems nifty, doesn’t it? But we see several problems that actually make this design a step backwards from Sony’s venerated Walkman. First off is the problem of directionality/orientation. Cassettes have two sides, and the user selects which side of the tape they’d like to listen to. With the Walkman and every other cassette player, this problem is solved in an obvious way: The desired side of the cassette faces outwards.

With the design of the Elbow, “outwards” is presumably the side with the dial on it. But the user is presented with one spindle and two cassette eyes that it could possibly be inserted into. Because the motor only rotates in one direction (there is no rewind functionality), the user must insert it into the correct hole, or risk unspooling the tape on one reel without the slack being taken up by the other reel. So right away, we’ve got the potential for operator error.

The second, more glaring problem is that the device appears to have been designed to make a neat photograph, rather than considering how the user will actually interact with it. Here’s what we mean:

Is the Elbow meant to be held in one’s hand for the entirety of the listening session? Or thrown in a bag? Either way the design, which leaves parts of the cassette exposed, presents a problem. Walkmen, while in use, were either held in the hand (while jogging, for instance), thrown into a jacket pocket, clipped to one’s belt or thrown into a bag. In all four of those scenarios, both eyes of the cassette and the exposed portion of the tape are completely enclosed by the Walkman; there is no danger that the user’s sweaty grip, or debris in a pocket or bag, will interfere with the tape or the cassette’s eyes. The relatively smooth outer shape of a Walkman also provided no sharp surfaces or undercuts which could snag on something. Those positive qualities are absent on the Elbow.

Nevertheless, we’ll probably continue to see these images being eagerly forwarded on social media, with folks proclaiming it a neat design. I suppose it is neat. It’s just not practical nor user-friendly.


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Tire sculptures by MLB player Blake McFarland | Autoblog Minute

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Artist and professional baseball player Blake McFarland uses recycled tires as materials for these cool sculptures. McFarland was contacted by Goodyear to create two tire sculptures for the 81st Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

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RokBlok: A Tiny Record Player that Drives Around On Your LP

There’s this dichotomy in woodworking about bringing the work to the tool (i.e. using a tablesaw) versus bringing the tool to the work (i.e. using a handsaw). A company called Pink Donut has looked at the act of playing records through a similar lens and developed RokBlok, a quirky product that reverses the typical equation. Rather than bringing a record to a turntable, they’ve created a player that you bring to the record:

Sure it’s silly, but it’s fun, and I really like the simple user interface of the lever. The device weighs 3.2 ounces and runs on rubber wheels, so as not to scratch your record.

RokBlok is a runaway success on Kickstarter: At press time 1,377 backers pledged $ 121,651 on a $ 50,000 goal, and there’s still 41 days left in the campaign.


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RokBlok: A Tiny Record Player that Drives Around On Your LP

There’s this dichotomy in woodworking about bringing the work to the tool (i.e. using a tablesaw) versus bringing the tool to the work (i.e. using a handsaw). A company called Pink Donut has looked at the act of playing records through a similar lens and developed RokBlok, a quirky product that reverses the typical equation. Rather than bringing a record to a turntable, they’ve created a player that you bring to the record:

Sure it’s silly, but it’s fun, and I really like the simple user interface of the lever. The device weighs 3.2 ounces and runs on rubber wheels, so as not to scratch your record.

RokBlok is a runaway success on Kickstarter: At press time 1,377 backers pledged $ 121,651 on a $ 50,000 goal, and there’s still 41 days left in the campaign.


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RokBlok: A Tiny Record Player that Drives Around On Your LP

There’s this dichotomy in woodworking about bringing the work to the tool (i.e. using a tablesaw) versus bringing the tool to the work (i.e. using a handsaw). A company called Pink Donut has looked at the act of playing records through a similar lens and developed RokBlok, a quirky product that reverses the typical equation. Rather than bringing a record to a turntable, they’ve created a player that you bring to the record:

Sure it’s silly, but it’s fun, and I really like the simple user interface of the lever. The device weighs 3.2 ounces and runs on rubber wheels, so as not to scratch your record.

RokBlok is a runaway success on Kickstarter: At press time 1,377 backers pledged $ 121,651 on a $ 50,000 goal, and there’s still 41 days left in the campaign.


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On the Street…Cricket Player, Mumbai

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Watching a pickup cricket match and finally found a real New York Yankee at bat!!!

 

If it looks like that hard red leather ball is coming right at me it’s because it was!!

 

Right after this frame I think I was hit by the ball, a fielder, and my guide all at once as we all tried to handle our respective duties but we all came through with no majors injuries !


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Hot Model And Professional Poker Player Travels Around America Posting Her Racy Pics On Instagram

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Sara Jean Underwood is an American model, television host and a professional poker player. She was also chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine. She is now traveling across America and taking provocative and racy pictures of her in different amazing places.

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Hot Model And Professional Poker Player Travels Around America Posting Her Racy Pics On Instagram

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Sara Jean Underwood is an American model, television host and a professional poker player. She was also chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine. She is now traveling across America and taking provocative and racy pictures of her in different amazing places.

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Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

Hot Model And Professional Poker Player Travels Around America Posting Her Racy Pics On Instagram

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Sara Jean Underwood is an American model, television host and a professional poker player. She was also chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine. She is now traveling across America and taking provocative and racy pictures of her in different amazing places.

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Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

Hot Model And Professional Poker Player Travels Around America Posting Her Racy Pics On Instagram

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Sara Jean Underwood is an American model, television host and a professional poker player. She was also chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine. She is now traveling across America and taking provocative and racy pictures of her in different amazing places.

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Code In Twitter Music’s Placeholder Page Shows Web Interface, Track Purchasing, Charts And Service Integrations

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Since we have nothing much to go on other than a static landing page for Twitter #music, some folks didfurther inspection within the CSS on the login page, and certain features and integrations became apparent.

We’ve reached out to Twitter to confirm what we’ve seen, and we’ll update our story once we hear back.

Until then, here’s what can be taken from the styling code itself, picked up on by desginer Youssef Sarhan:

– Both web interface and separate downloadable app
– Pull in Tracks from iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and Rdio
– YouTube and Vevo integration
– We Are Hunted’s charts feature
– Turn playing tracks on/off
– Track purchasing
– Tweet a track

.iconmusic-spotify-connect-btnbackground-position:-4431px -0px;height:32px;width:179px

.iconmusic-player-source-rdiobackground-position:-2801px -0px;height:19px;width:30px

.iconmusic-player-source-itunesbackground-position:-2751px -0px;height:19px;width:30px

.iconmusic-player-source-soundcloudbackground-position:- 2851px -0px;height:14px;width:92px

.iconmusic-player-source-vevobackground-position:-2963px -0px;height:9px;width:53px

.youtube-vid playerposition:absolute;padding:10px;height:200px

While this is in no way a finalized “feature set” for the Twitter #Music app, it is more information than we had before and confirmation of what we’ve seen others testing out on Twitter, which are basically embedded music players in Twitter Cards. And of course, since this is a Twitter-owned page, so the code speaks for itself.

Here’s a look at what the player will look like, again referenced in the CSS for the page:

Here’s that on/off switch for playing tracks:

These are some random graphical elements that point to what services will be included as well:

In addition to all of this, it looks like Twitter will be bringing in bios of musicians, perhaps from their Twitter profiles. All of this integration makes complete sense and perhaps the selling of music will be controlled by the artist themselves. If you’re listening to a track that someone shared from Spotify and want to purchase it immediately, it doesn’t matter which service Twitter hooks into, there’s a good chance that you’re going to follow through with your purchase. This could mean big bucks for Twitter as it marches towards going public, perhaps as early as next year.

This all gives us more of a sense of what the #Music service itself might look like, even though we have no screenshots to prove it. Much in the way that Twitter set up “hashtag pages” for brands such as NASCAR, Twitter is taking all of the data that it’s currently collecting and just showing it off in a different, more consumable way. If #Music becomes a full-featured service that artists can use to sell music, there’s a whole host of distribution metrics that Twitter is sitting on, which also means big bucks.

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Code In Twitter Music’s Placeholder Page Shows Web Interface, Track Purchasing, Charts And Service Integrations