Fancy Pancake Printer Makes The Future Look Tasty

I’ve never met a pancake I didn’t like. Ever since Mickey Mouse ear pancakes at Disney Land, pancake shapes have thoroughly impressed me. But I’ve never been able to pull off the pancake designs that Pancake artists like Nathan Shields can. In fact I’m lucky when my pancakes are even perfectly round. That’s why this new invention by Norway-based food enthusiast Miguel Valenzuela gets my heart pumping. This man created a pancake printer for his daughters and although it’s not for sale yet, the future is looking tastier already.

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A Magical Look Inside Utah’s Ice Castle, Captured by Photographer Sam Scholes

Like a mythical yeti’s cave or a home fit for the ice queen, this Ice Castle in Utah is something beautiful and mysterious to behold. Photographer Sam Scholes visited the hand built ice structure to capture it as the sun went down and the lights came on. Simply incredible.

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The Atlas of Beauty: Photographer Seeks Out Gorgeous Girls All Over the World

Could you be the most beautiful girl in the world? Prince wondered it and many of us joined him in his pondering, but Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is proving that holding the title “most beautiful girl in the world” is an impossible feat. There is so much beauty everywhere- in every country across the globe and trying to compare would be a shame. Noroc has been focused on finding this beauty and has backpacked the globe with her camera to document her findings in The Atlas of Beauty.

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Magnificent Bookstore with a 19th Century Interior Opens in Romania

If you are a book lover, than this beautiful bookstore is the place to fall in love. Cărtureşti Carusel (“The Carousel of Light”) is a new store opening in the center of Bucharest. Built inside the cavernous interior of a 19th century building, the entire space features ornately detailed columns, stairways and balconies. With everything painted a brilliant white, its name is perfectly fitting.

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James Dyson’s ‘Impossible’ Uphill Fountain

You probably know the name James Dyson because of his unusual cyclone vacuum cleaners or his seemingly impossible bladeless fans, but you probably didn’t know the famed industrial designer also built a fountain. For the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show way back in 2003, he created an M.C. Escher inspired fountain that looks like it convinced water to flow impossibly uphill. The reason we write about it here is because its trick is decidedly clever. How did he do it?

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Pee Wee Herman is Coming Back in a New Movie Produced by Netflix!

If you grew up in 1980s America, there’s a good chance you saw an episode or two (or forty five) of the wild TV show, Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Hosted by actor Paul Reubens, (aka “Pee Wee Herman”) there were a myriad of bizarre friends and guests who would visit his funky playhouse. There was Chairry the talking armchair, Jambi the genie, and a bohemian animal jazz band just to name a few. Now it has been officially announced that Netflix will be releasing a new movie with Pee Wee called “Pee Wee’s Big Holiday.”

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Your Favorite Car Brand Histories, Illustrated With Just the Front Grill

If you’re anything like most car aficionados, you can name a car’s year and make just from a tail light or bumper. Chicago-based architect and designer Jerome Daksiewicz of NOMO is playing off that wheeled obsession with a series of 4 screen printed posters featuring only the front grill, bumper and headlights of iconic cars from the beginning of automotive history up to the modern day.

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More Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations from Erik Johansson

The world is not as it seems in Erik Johansson’s mind-bending photograph manipulations (featured previously). Here is a world where mirrored ‘M.C. Escher stairways’ really exist, where land flows like water, and where small towns float on the sea in glass bottles. Each illustration is a detailed masterpiece to behold.

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Vanity Fair Instagrams Their Sexy, Sophisticated A-Lister Academy Awards Photo Shoot

The red carpet isn’t the only place A-List celebrities posed for photographs yesterday at the 87th Academy Awards. World-class photographer Mark Seliger invited them to commemorate the night in Vanity Fair’s classy portrait studio. With vintage furniture, checkered floors, and dim lighting, the famous faces in their designer duds bring light to the images, for a star-studded sophisticated series.

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Charting the Downs and Ups of US Income Inequality

NPR recently released an interactive chart which clearly demonstrates the growing US income inequality over the last 100 years. But what it shows best is the two major trends the century has followed.

The scatter plot charts average income for the bottom 90% of earners on one axis, and the average income for the top 1% on the other. (For comparison purposes all figures are inflation adjusted to 2012 dollars)

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