Safe for Consumption: The Gluten Free Museum Removes Bread and Cake from Classic Artworks

Bread has been a main staple of society since prehistoric times, and as soon as art and writing appeared, it was part of it. You’ll find bread featured on the walls of ancient Egyptian pyramids, Dutch paintings hanging in museums, and even a long held place as the main food group on the food pyramid. Now, times are changing. With a new focus on gluten intolerance, many people are leaving conventional bread behind in search of a healthy lifestyle… The Gluten Free Museum is here to re-write history to match.

Fashionable Handbags Made from LEGO Bricks

Fashion and building with LEGOs doesn’t usually go hand-in-hand, but when it comes to these quirky handbags it certainly does. Agabag is a Polish company using the iconic plastic bricks to build some completely original bags – from chunky clutches, to purses and wallets. Just think how easy it would be to attach accessories…

Surreal Illustrations by Michael Kerbow

Michael Kerbow is a San Francisco-based artist who explores the potential pitfalls of an unregulated society. He does this through his surreal paintings that depict such scenes as piles of cars, endless buildings, and industrial overload. His work is detailed, captivating, and at times scary.

Happy National Beer Day! Here are the States That Drink the Most

If there’s one holiday to remember, it’s National Beer Day. And just so you don’t somehow miss it, here’s a hint: it’s April 7th, and that’s today!

In honor of this celebration of America’s exceptionally well rounded (and growing) brewing tradition, we asked the question: which State would celebrate the best? While we don’t know numbers for this exact day, we tapped into a study by industry trade publisher Beer Marketeers Insights and found the ten states that consume the most beer on an annual basis. Who topped off the list? The Roughrider State, North Dakota, with a per capita beer consumption of 43.3 gallons per year. Do the math and that’s about 77 six-packs per person!

A Rechargeable LED Cork That Turns Ordinary Bottles into Lamps

Have a few empty bottles around? Turn them into table lamps. Check out bottlelights, a new cork-shaped LED light product that can be plugged (pun intended) into a bottle to illuminate it from within. It charges through a USB connection and gives three hours of light for every one hour of charge. The idea was developed by SUCK UK, a gift and home accessory company that seeks to create innovative products. This is the probably the coolest way to repurpose your bottle collection. 

53% of New Yorkers Face Major Disadvantage

New York: If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Unfortunately, the majority of New Yorkers aren’t making it. Beyond high rents, quality of life for the majority of residents is less-than-ideal.

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The Robin Hood Foundation and the Columbia Population Research Center have partnered to research the larger problems the city population is dealing with. From health struggles to lack of transportation, individuals of all ages are struggling to find quality of life. And, unfortunately, the metrics used to measure poverty by the U.S. government don’t account for many of these hurdles, preventing much-needed public funding.

This Chef Plates Up Junk Food Like it’s High End-Cuisine

If you’re headed out for a night of fine dining, you expect to have a well presented meal. Don’t forget the oversized plate, small portion sizes and flourishes of sauce and garnishes. But if that meal had a Pop-Tart as the centerpiece, your expectations would be a bit lower. Don’t tell that to Instagram chef Jacques Lamerde. He’s plating up junk food like it’s 5-star fare.

Man Quits Job, Converts Old Van Into Comfy Home to Travel the World

In the past, we’ve covered stories about tiny home building, alternative living spaces, and school-bus living. But living in a van to follow your dreams? That’s a new one. Meet Mike Hudson, a young English man who did what we all secretly want to do. In 2013, he decided to quit his job as a systems engineer and hit the road. First, he bought an old beat-up van on eBay, then he turned it into a comfortable space to live in for the next year.

The First and Last Frames of 55 Famous Films, Compared Side-by-Side

Out of the many shots in a film, the first and last are among the most considered. Filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney took 55 films and set those opening and closing shots side-by-side. In doing so, he reveals that many scenes are decidedly similar to one another, while others are absolutely different. What were the filmmakers trying to say with each of these beginnings and endings? Like the opening and closing of any story, each serves a purpose.

Fifty Fancy Photo-Realistic Food Drawings in Fifty Days

Creating photo-realistic drawings is no easy task, but CJ Hendry is a master. Using only black ink, she creates images that look like you could hold them in your hands. Starting in February she began an ambitious journey to draw 50 food drawings in 50 days, which she posted on her Instagram page as they were completed. Aside from the foods, she drew them on detailed designer dishware.