This is an upcycled box....it has been transformed into this crazy creature by my brother in law the carpenter.  
He hand carved the feet and the teeth...then covered the box with fur.  
How crazy cool is this thing?

Absolutely perfect for halloween.....

This is a brand new item made from used materials...and that's what I call "upcycling."
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Heading Back to School

If your feeling a bit overwhelmed by the new school year, try to remember that this too shall pass.
It is a right of passage, and millions of students have been through this....and so will you!

Try your best to enjoy yourself at school...learning new things can be exciting and life altering.
Let this school year be the best 
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By OSU Special Collections & Archives
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By OSU Special Collections & Archives
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The Best MC Hammer Cover EVER!

Check out Sam Westphalen performing Mc Hammer's classic "U Can't Touch This."
Sam studies music at the Australian Institute of Music.
You can watch Sam's other Guitar Percussion videos on this Youtube channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user/AimTVSydney
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Painting Old Mirrors..Fun Fun Fun!

I love to hunt through yard sales, craigslist, and thrift stores looking for funky old mirrors that people have discarded.
Why...you may ask?
Well...with a little bit of work and a vibrant can of paint you can make them awesome!
Check out these refurbished mirrors....then check back often for our new shop.
Yes...we are working hard here at Cool Like Pie to bring our upcycled, recycled, and refurbished products to our loyal Cool Like Pie fans.
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"The Safest Wall" in Seoul, South Korea

This fence is located at Namsan Tower, which is a giant observation tower at the highest point in the city.  
This place has become a place where young couples who are madly and deeply in love come to express their commitment to one another.
Couples lock two padlocks together on the fence and then throw away the key...how cute it that?


Umm....I wonder what you do when if it doesn't work out.
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"The Safest Wall in Seoul" Photo by hojusaram
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WWII Doodles


During WWII, American servicemen began spreading this doodle with the words "Kilroy was here" all across Europe and Japan.
This tag became extremely popular and soldiers did their duty to draw it everywhere they went.
In 1946, in an effort to find the real Kilroy, the American Transit Association determined that this drawing originated with James Kilroy from Massachusetts.
James worked in a shipyard during the war and, according to the legend, was in charge of counting rivets.
James carried with him a piece of chalk to help him keep a proper count.
He began to mark the ship with "Kilroy was here" to prevent the other workers from erasing his chalk marks.
After a while he added the little doodle and thus an icon was born.
When the ships were completed they were immediately filled with soldiers and sent overseas.
So...one of the first things the soldiers saw when they left the mainland was this image.
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"Engraving of Kilroy on the WWII Memorial." Photo by LR_PTY
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"World War II Display at 2011 Wings & Wheels" Photo by Lee Cannon
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"Kilroy" Photo by Mike Renlund
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The Hanger Hammock

British artist Joshua Notley created this super cool hammock using previously used materials.
I'm not sure how comfortable it is to take a nap in but add a cushion and this is one of the best projects I've ever seen using old hangers.
What could you design using used materials found around your house?
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"Readymade" by Joshua Notley
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"Readymade" by Joshua Notley
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"Readymade" by Joshua Notley
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All done by charcoal
wait until you see how realistic this portrait is. 

It is pretty amazing!


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Watch what you feed those cows

Did you know that cows' burps can be harmful to our environment? Believe it or not, it is true. A cow releases about 75 gallons of methane gas every day, mostly through brups. The combination of methane gas, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide may contribute to the greenhouse effect, which causes the earth to warm up. I knew pollution from our cars and factories can damage the earth, but burps?? 

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"Cow" by Sytse van der Weij

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