Mini St. Patrick’s Day Wreaths DIY

Here’s a little luck o’ the Irish for St. Patrick’s Day – sweet miniature wreaths that claim “Kiss Me, I’m Irish!” and “Lucky As Can Be.” These would be so sweet to give to your grandmother, teacher, friend – or any lucky person, really! Materials needed: mini grapevine wreaths, green paper, St. Pat’s Wreath Tags Template, scissors, miniature shamrock confetti, glue. Step 1: Download the St. Pat’s Wreath Tags Template, print out, and cut out the mini tags. Cut just inside the printed lines. Step 2: Glue confetti shamrocks onto the front of the grapevine wreath using the hot glue gun. Step 3: Glue the tag across the front of the wreath using the hot glue gun. Attach a bit of …

Bitcoin breaks past $8,000 to hit yet another 2019 price record

Bitcoin’s price is rallying, surpassing the $8,000 for the first time this year. According to CoinMarketCap, the digital currency last stood at around $8,000 in July last year. It comes after the world’s most famous cryptocurrency reached a new yearly high, pushing past $5,600 earlier this month. It’s difficult to ascertain what has caused Bitcoin‘s price to surge in recent weeks, but as always speculation has been rife. Just yesterday, Hard Fork reported on Bitcoin‘s upward movements, noting how its recent rise to $7,000 signified the strongest rally over a six-week period since the famous bull-run in 2017. Although Bitcoin‘s… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin Read more: thenextweb.com

Coil + Drift Launches the New Assemblage Collection

This month during NYCxDesign, Coil + Drift will open a temporary showroom where they will be launching their new collection – Assemblage. The showroom will feature the full Assemblage collection that is composed entirely of lighting, as well as furniture pieces from their existing collection, many with new finishes. June Floor Mirror The Assemblage collection came to be when founder and designer John Sorensen-Jolink took on the task of creating custom lighting for his first home, a pre-war apartment. The result was perfect for illuminating the lofty space, and Sorensen-Jolink decided to turn the designs into a full collection. Assemblage features the Yama table lamp, the Toam series, and the Pierce series, and has a vivid feeling rich with form and texture. June …

10 Wedding Planning Tasks You Can Check Off Without Leaving the Couch

We’re always looking for ways to make wedding planning easier. It’s an endless journey, for sure, but thankfully we’ve got friends in wedding-planning places to bring in the expert advice! And that is where the team at Be Inspired PR comes in. With plenty of rad inspiration — from 90s bachelorette parties to rose gold dinner parties — we knew these guys would have the tips to get the job done. They’re here to help us round out our list of 10 tasks you can check off right from home, all thanks to the magic of the internet. (top photo by Chandler Kim from this Home Tour) See the rest of this post → The post 10 Wedding Planning Tasks …

3D Printer CNC Makes 3D Illusion Pattern

This is how I modified the Creality CR-10 to an engraving tool! By using a small electric motor and a PWM controller attached to a 3D printer makes you able to create incredible 3D illusion patterns. I designed a motor mount which I 3D printed and after connecting the electronics the 3D printer was ready to be used as a CNC. I also 3D printed a base in which a sheet of acrylic was placed. With a strip of RGB LED lights the acrylic was illuminated and the engraved pattern would light up! Creality CR-10 3D printer: https://goo.gl/f6gTkb Components: Motor – https://goo.gl/yzULEC Chuck – https://goo.gl/ondH54 PWM controller – https://goo.gl/a3AtwB LED lights – https://goo.gl/x8oHP7 12V power supply – https://goo.gl/ApBd5F Pictures: https://goo.gl/WMz5Xt …

Why notification sounds send you emotionally reeling into the past

It sounds like someone accidentally hit adjacent keys on a xylophone. The understated double ping hits me with a jolt of excitement, a swooping stomach, and even a bit of relief. Whenever I hear the now-retired Facebook Messenger notification, I’m transported back to 2013, when I happily, gratefully, giddily got a message from someone I liked, who would later become my partner. Back then, we talked almost daily on, of all chat platforms, Messenger. As devices, software applications, and apps become omnipresent, the User Interface (UI) sounds they emit — the pings, bings, and blongs vying for our attention — have also started to contribute to the sonic fabric of our lives. And just as a song has the power …

Market map: the 200+ innovative startups transforming affordable housing

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. More posts by this contributor Innovations in inclusive housing How to save the third wave of technology from itself In this section of my exploration into innovation in inclusive housing, I am digging into the 200+ companies impacting the key phases of developing and managing housing. Innovations have reduced costs in the most expensive phases of the housing development and management process. I explore innovations in each of these phases, including construction, land, regulatory, financing, and operational costs. Reducing Construction Costs Reducing Land Costs Reducing …

Mini Leprechauns Cupcake Toppers DIY

What could be more charming than a row of these jaunty little leprechauns atop of plate of cupcakes? Miniature top hats (for miniature snowmen perhaps?) spray-painted green, make the perfect topper to these toppers! Materials needed: miniature black plastic Top Hats, green spray paint, orange bump chenille pipe cleaners, 1″ wooden beads, cake pop sticks, green sparkly card stock,  scalloped circle 1″ hole punch, regular hole punch, black pen, pink marker, hot glue gun. Step 1: Spray paint the miniature black top hats with green paint. Let dry. Step 2: Punch out a 1” scalloped circle. Punch the center with a regular hole punch. Step 3: Using hot glue, secure the bead to the cake pop stick. Slide the green circle …

Easy Gutter Fixes You Can DIY

Loose GuttersYears ago, spikes and ferrules were a common method for hanging gutters. They do the job all right, but eventually the spikes work themselves loose. Pounding them back in is a temporary fix at best. One way to make sure your gutter doesn’t fall off the house is to install fascia hanger brackets. Installation is simple: Just hook the bracket under the front lip of the gutter, and then screw the other side of the bracket to the fascia. Leave the old spikes in place—a spike head looks better than a hole in the gutter. If your shingles overhang your fascia by a few inches or you have steel roofing, buy the brackets with the screws built in (the …

HBO’s award-winning Big Little Lies is streaming free on YouTube all weekend

Weekends are made for spending time with family, taking in the great outdoors and, if you’re like me, spending time on the couch binging good television series. HBO has made that last option even better, making the entire first season of Big Little Lies available to watch for free on YouTube this weekend. Big Little Lies, a miniseries based on a book of the same name, follows a group of close-knit friends in Monterey Bay, California as secrets unravel and deadly incidents occur. When a murder takes place, everyone in town becomes suspect. As more information comes to light, it’s clear the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death are more dire than first thought. The show garnered attention when it first …

HTC isn’t dead yet, promises Android 9 updates this month

You’d be forgiven for writing off HTC’s smartphone business as over. The Pixel 3A that Google just released was developed by its Taiwan team, which Google acquihired from HTC over a year ago, and HTC itself has been quiet about new flagships since last summer’s U12 Plus. Well, HTC has shown some small signs of life this week by announcing its release schedule for the overdue updates to Android 9 Pie. The HTC U11 will be updated first, around the end of May, to be followed by the U12 Plus in June, and the U11 Plus starting at the end of June. Owners of other HTC phones are likely out of luck. There was once a time when HTC was …

Russian Mechanic Adds Giant Tank Treads to a Bentley Continental GT Turning It Into a Badass ‘Ultratank’

In August 2018, Russian car vlogger Kosik of AcademeG embarked upon an ambitious project to transform a Bentley Continental GT into a badass “Ultratank” of his own design. As Kosik added giant tank treads and made other adjustments to the Bentley, he carefully documented every step of the process in a series of progress videos until the final reveal on May 8, 2019. (translated) We have created real evil. This Bentley Ultratank is a real Bentley on tracks. It knocks down anything in its way and does it comfortably. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Константин (@academeg) on May 8, 2019 at 9:22am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Константин (@academeg) on Apr …

Product Of The Week: An Isometric City Poster That Imagines Iconic Companies As Buildings

Build is a Silicon Valley style city poster that serves as great inspiration for entrepreneurs. Look closely and you will find a lot of quirky details in here. $29BUY IT $29BUY IT $29BUY ITNetflix and Chill street? Seems like something big has escaped from pets.com! $29BUY ITIt is Godzilla! With a Russian submarine ready to intercept. Get it on Fantartic. Related Posts: Mid Century Modern Style Home In Silicon Valley A New Website From Home Designing! Inspiring Coworking Spaces A Gorgeous Home 32 Fabulous 4 Poster Beds That Make An Awesome Bedroom 50 Wooden Wall Art Decor Finds To Help You Add Rustic Beauty To Your Room Read more: home-designing.com

Jeff Bezos unveils mock-up of Blue Origin’s lunar lander Blue Moon

Today, Jeff Bezos unveiled the design of his spaceflight company’s lunar lander, the Blue Moon, which can take scientific payloads — and eventually humans — to the surface of the Moon. Bezos said that his company, Blue Origin, has been working on the design for the lander for the last three years. “This is an incredible vehicle, and it’s going to the Moon,” Bezos said after unveiling a mock-up of the Blue Moon lander at the Washington, DC Convention Center. Members of the press and space industry were in attendance to watch the reveal. The event opened with a video from the original Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon. “If that does …

64-megapixel phone cameras are coming

Samsung has announced a new image sensor for mobile phones with a higher resolution than anything comparable on the market. The ISOCELL Bright GW1 is a 64-megapixel sensor that uses the same 0.8μm-sized pixels as Samsung’s current 48-megapixel component, meaning it’ll be a physically larger sensor that can capture more light overall. The Bright GW1 will produce 16-megapixel images by merging four pixels into one, like how existing 48-megapixel sensors turn out 12-megapixel photos by default. Samsung’s new sensor will also be able to descramble the color filter for full-resolution 64-megapixel shots in good light. Sony’s IMX586 48-megapixel sensor has a similar capability, but Samsung’s doesn’t; today the Korean company is also announcing… Continue reading… Read more: theverge.com

Philips Hue bulbs can now be grouped together in ‘zones’

Philips Hue has been updated today with a new feature that lets you group individual Hue lights and bulbs together as a group — called a “Zone” — making it easier to control larger light setups, via Android Police. The update is available on iOS and Android starting today, and gives Hue the much-needed option to group multiple bulbs together. Hue lights could previously only control bulbs through the company’s app on an individual basis or for the entire room at once, but Zones will allow for both more granular control as well as for controlling groups of lights that are in different rooms. Most importantly, it’ll make having light fixtures with multiple bulbs easier to control together — previously, …