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“Let’s Put Pumpkin in Everything!” The Numbers Behind The Pumpkin Foods We Love and Hate

Thursday 10.30.2014 , Posted by
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The saying might not be “as American as ‘pumpkin pie’ ,” but it might as well be. With autumn comes the wafting scent of the famous desert, along with a growing cornucopia of pumpkin based creations, from sweet treats to alcoholic drinks. Not everything is making our mouths water, however. Microsoft Social Listening went to work, finding out what people loved and loathed, and what was getting discussed the most online this season. The numbers Microsoft uncovered are more than a little surprising. [Read more…]

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Stop Motion Video of a Creepy Lobotomy Pumpkin Carving (and its Ghastly Ending!)

Thursday 10.31.2013 , Posted by

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Just in time for Halloween – a seriously creepy pumpkin lobotomy time-lapse carving by Chris Soria. He spent 15 hours cutting in the ghastly details of this fantastic 360 degree illustration by Jason Smith. The talented duo teamed up to create a commission for Ford, who created the GIF. Check out the unexpected ending in the video below. [Read more…]

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Everything is Cooler With Lasers: Magnificent Pumpkin Carved With a Laser-Cutter

Tuesday 10.22.2013 , Posted by

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It’s that time again! Pumpkin-flavored everything means only one thing- Halloween is just around the corner. Aside from adding the delicious artificial aroma to coffee, oatmeal, desserts, and fragrances, real pumpkins are in season and ready to test your finest carving skills. DesignSponge held a contest to see what clever creations its readers could come up with this season and we are loving this one by Brooklyn-based artist Dan Funderburgh! Rather than using a knife, he deconstructed his pumpkin so that he could carve it by laser! He began by cutting 2 discs off the front of a medium smallish pumpkin with a flat face. For his pattern, he chose to layer a chose to layer a Mexican punched tin design against a Mashrabiya style geometric lattice. underburgh explains that he chose this design “partly for aesthetic and partially for architectural reasons. [He] wanted to something that would be hard to to do by hand, but would not collapse right away.” The result was pretty flippin’ awesome! [Read more…]

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Pumpktris: When Carving Pumpkins and Tetris Collide

Wednesday 10.31.2012 , Posted by

If you’re a creative, writing down all your crazy ideas and revisiting them later can spark some truly interesting and wonderful inventions. One of those awesome ideas Nathan from Hahabird had was to take a pumpkin and turn it into the classic video game Tetris. The combination of carving pumpkins and Tetris collide and turn into the fully realized Pumpktris! Fully playable, embedded in a pumpkin, and with the stem serving as a controller. [Read more…]

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