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What The Afterlife Holds For Your Washing Machine Drum!

Laundry appliances are pricey to replace, but before you begin mourning the loss of your machine, check out the Rewashlamp to see what the afterlife holds for your clothes-cleaning machine.  The  recycled lamps are a project of a Portuguese designer Tó Martins, that finds a funky use for the inner barrels of conked-out washing machines. The base of the polished pieces are made from a tripod, allowing the user to adjust the lamp to the desired height, and it is topped off with a snazzy shade that wraps around the old stainless steel drum. The unique bulb-covers are decorated with a variety of embellishments, from ping-pong balls and measuring tape to AstroTurf and wine corks, but still manage to look like fashionable furnishings.

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Ok Chinas We Hear You – Delicious Massaman Curry Is Back!

Ok Ok,  Chinas we hear you loud and clear…the Massaman curry is back.  Come and get it!

For those who are interested and may not know Massaman curry is a Mild Tamarind, Peanut and Coconut Milk Based Chicken Curry served with Steamed Jasmine Rice.  The flavoring for Massaman curry is called Massaman curry paste (nam phrik kaeng massaman). The dish usually contains coconut milk, roasted peanuts or cashewspotatoesbay leavescardamom pods, cinnamonstar anisepalm sugarfish saucechili and tamarind sauce. Traders brought spices such as turmericcinnamonstar anisecumincloves and nutmeg from Indonesia to the south coast of Thailand. The dish is served with rice and sometimes with pickled ginger or “achat” (อาจาด [aːtɕàːt]), an accompaniment made with cucumber and chili peppers macerated in vinegar. Via

 

 

 

What The Fuck Should I Make For Dinner?

Have you ever been to the website whatthefuckshouldimakefordinner? Well if you don’t know what to make for dinner you should give it a visit!  Now there is also a book out with 50 different recipes in a choose-your-own-meal style format, along with entertaining prose that helps guide you to a tasty decision.  Besides getting inspiration on sorting out dinner if you are still stuck, there is always Mooki!

Weird And Wonderful Food

At Mooki we firmly believe that when your Mother told you that you shouldn’t play with your food she was very wrong to say that!  Food should be fun to eat, look at, and fiddle with, so we thought we would find some unique creative people who like to play with food.

If you really dig some of these items you will see that there are even instructions on how to make some of them!

      

Oakland-based artist Scott Hove has created cake sculptures complete with gaping toothy mouths as part of his upcoming “Your Deadly Desserts” show at Modern Eden in San Francisco, October 8 to November 4.

      

      

Jim Belosic’s new book, OMG Pancakes!: 75 Cool Creations Your Kids Will Love to Eat, will be released On October 4, 2011.

            

Over the past decade, the Internet has exploded with obento fanatics. Personal blogsFlickr pools and instructional videos feature elaborate obento, replete with Pokemon-shaped race balls and spaghetti-armed octopi!  This is uber cool lunch.

Meaghan Mountford shows you step-by-step how to make your own frightening Frankenstein Marshmallows for a ghoulishly glorious Halloween treat!

Edible Books by Hungry Happenings

This year’s winning entry for the Most Creative award at the 2011 State Fair of Texas Seventh Annual Big Tex Choice Awards was deep-fried bubblegum. Well, to be fair, it’s just called deep-fried bubblegum, it’s really “a marshmallow dipped with bubble gum extract then dipped in pink bubble gum flavored batter and lightly fried”. No wander they say people in the South are overweight!

Darla Wireman of Bakingdom whipped up a fantastic batch of cookies representing the crew of the Starship Enterprise in honor of the 45th anniversary of the orginal Star Trek series.

Teabag Skull by Noah Scalin, from his Skull-A-Day project. Ummm don’t think you could actually put this in boiling water without the tea leaves exiting the bag, but who cares it looks really cool.

Pancake, Bacon and Egg Cupcakes by Katalina.

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