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Otterly Adorable Teabags

Have you wanted to make your tea more enjoyable than it already is? Well, Ocean-Teabags has the answer for you with these teabags based on animals of the sea! Each handcrafted teabag is stylized after different sea creatures. When placed in hot water, it turns into a miniature ocean for your teabag. After numerous trials… Read More

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Kodak’s Moment

I commuted into Grand Central Terminal in the late 1980s. One of my daily pleasures included walking under the gigantic backlit photos (18 feet high and 60 feet wide) of the Eastman Kodak exhibit above the east balcony. I found out recently that fellow RIT alumnus Neil Montanus shot 55 of these Coloramas, more than… Read More

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Would You Live in a Shipping Container?

  I have always been a fan of minimalism and owning less things. I have learned to value quality over quantity. I came across tiny homes a couple of years ago and fell in love with them. I realized that I don’t need that much space for my belongings. I started researching how to build… Read More

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Gifted Griddle Master

Creative expression manifests itself in thousands of ways. Most commonly, people pick up a pen, pencil, chalk, or brush to doodle, draw, or paint. Paper, canvas, walls, and streets are some of the places where we expect to see these forms of creative expression. However, Brek Nebel, a field service engineer by day, has found… Read More

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A New Way to Take Polaroids is Here

Everyone loves a good old fashioned Polaroid photo, but nobody wants to carry around a camera aside from their cell phone these days. You probably have hundreds or thousands of photos saved on your phone, but how often do you actually pull them out to look at them? Pretty much never is my guess. If… Read More

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Precise Pie Perfection

Practically overnight, Lauren Ko went from executive assistant-writer-artist to Instagram culinary queen. With zero professional pastry training or experience, Ko launched herself to social media stardom with her first breath-taking pie post @lokokitchen in 2017. Ko grew up in a family of foodies—watching her mother and grandmother bake, though neither of them made pies. Her… Read More

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An Eye Cat-ching New Font

Cat food subscription service Smalls has revealed their new custom brand typeface— Adieu Smalls—to go along with their cat zine, Cat Talk. Using Adieu as a base, the custom typeface takes inspiration from the way cats express emotions with their tails, with the ascenders and descenders curling inwards and outwards to highlight that playfulness. Adieu… Read More

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Film is Not Dead!

I was packing for my trip to South Korea and Taiwan after graduating. I had the choice of bringing my Fuji mirrorless digital camera or my Canon P film camera. One used SD cards while the other used rolls of film. A hard decision, but I chose the film camera for my two week trip… Read More

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Just Enough

Sister City, a new hotel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has created a different standard for the hospitality industry called “compassionate hospitality.” Situated in Manhattan’s Bowery—a neighborhood which historically had been viewed as anything but compassionate—Sister City is beautifully modern, thoughtfully efficient, and affordable (by Manhattan standards). Atelier Ace, Sister City’s designers/developers, seemed to have… Read More