Day: November 12, 2016

Brutalist Sandcastles

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Calvin Seibert makes modernist sandscastles on Coney Island. At Little Atoms, Caroline Christie interviewed him about his remarkable creations.

I like making things and tend to work with whatever is at hand. Building sandcastles at a beach to me is a very natural thing to be doing. As a child, I saw photographs of the French ski resort of Flaine. I was very taken by the brutalist buildings, designed by Marcel Breuer. Since then I have always gone out of my way to see brutalist architecture and when I build sandcastles I have them in mind.

Technique:

A five-gallon paint bucket is essential. Paint buckets are particularly rigid and have a nice sharp edge for digging with. Then it is used for carrying water. Lots and lots of water. The tools are all made of plastic. I have a couple that are nothing more than a small rectangle of 1/8-inch plastic with a beveled edge and then a couple of trowels of different sizes.

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ButcherBox will deliver a box of grass-fed meat to your doorstep

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ButcherBox is a unique subscription service that is offering an alternative to buying meat at the market. There’s no shortage of subscription boxes out there, but ButcherBox is the first I’ve found that speaks to health-conscious carnivores in this way.

Sign up for ButcherBox and they’ll send a box of hand-picked meats straight to your door each month. All of the meats are raised on small, family-run farms and picked by experts. Most importantly, the meat is 100% grass-fed and humanely treated, meaning you get all the nutrients you need without any of the toxins.

My immediate worry with this business model was freshness, but ButcherBox flash freezes their meat at the peak of freshness and delivers their boxes packed with dry ice. It’s incredibly fresh and delicious.

If you’re looking to try out the service without committing, you can get a great deal on your first box for a limited time. There are several combinations of meat you can pick from like chicken and pork, steak and pork, etc. Each box is stocked with a hefty amount of meat that I use for multiple meals.

If you love meat, I highly suggest you try it out for yourself or give it as a gift this holiday season.

Also explore the Best-Sellers on our network right now:

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ButcherBox will deliver a box of grass-fed meat to your doorstep

e9a1618e85c7c8f9205e9a4149b981d6331f6a75_main_hero_image

ButcherBox is a unique subscription service that is offering an alternative to buying meat at the market. There’s no shortage of subscription boxes out there, but ButcherBox is the first I’ve found that speaks to health-conscious carnivores in this way.

Sign up for ButcherBox and they’ll send a box of hand-picked meats straight to your door each month. All of the meats are raised on small, family-run farms and picked by experts. Most importantly, the meat is 100% grass-fed and humanely treated, meaning you get all the nutrients you need without any of the toxins.

My immediate worry with this business model was freshness, but ButcherBox flash freezes their meat at the peak of freshness and delivers their boxes packed with dry ice. It’s incredibly fresh and delicious.

If you’re looking to try out the service without committing, you can get a great deal on your first box for a limited time. There are several combinations of meat you can pick from like chicken and pork, steak and pork, etc. Each box is stocked with a hefty amount of meat that I use for multiple meals.

If you love meat, I highly suggest you try it out for yourself or give it as a gift this holiday season.

Also explore the Best-Sellers on our network right now:

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Nintendo's relaunched NES Classic sells out in seconds

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I was looking forward to grabbing the NES Classic Edition console today, but it was not to be: the box, a miniaturized version of the classic 1980s machine replete with dozens of classic games, sold out instantaneously.

At Amazon, countless negative reviews piled up as buyers rushed to check out the surprise hit, only to be shut down by error messages.

“Clearly thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of gamers were sitting on the product page hammering the F5 key and some random selection thereof got their wish,” writes Devin Coldeway at Techcrunch.

The instant evaporation of inventory from Amazon was repeated at other stores: top retailer GameStop reported being out of stock half an hour after opening.

They’re already popping up on eBay for ridiculous prices; Nintendo says it will have more on the shelves soon.


Previously:
NES Classic Edition looks like great fun—but will it hack?

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