1. Look familiar? The house that Cameron Frye drives a car through in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is for sale.

    House hunting: 5 homes with Hollywood history

     

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  3. Hey guys, we’ve got a brand new look. What do you think?

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  4. Sex sells. And with many magazines struggling to compete with digital demands, some publishers have become more reliant on risqué cover art that might garner buzz and buyers. The latest subversive attempt comes from Conde Nast’s Vogue Hommes International, which features model Stephanie Seymour being choked and fondled by a rapturous Marlon Teixeira.

    9 sexually subversive magazine covers

     

  5. The Bang lamp ($299) is “as useful as the Clapper, but much cooler and more fun.” Instead of clapping your hands to turn this sleek, modern-looking light on and off, you aim a pistol-shaped remote control toward it and pull the trigger.

     

  6. Knives and spoons are ancient. But we’ve only been eating with forks for a few centuries

    "[S]uch was the luxury of her habits … [that] she deigned not to touch her food with her fingers, but would command her eunuchs to cut it up into small pieces, which she would impale on a certain golden instrument with two prongs and thus carry to her mouth."

    The history of the fork

    (via Slate)

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  7. Novelist and radio-show host Garrison Keillor had a writer’s studio built in River Falls, Wis. as part of an 11.5-acre retreat he created on the St. Croix River. The property includes a guesthouse, saunas, and a clay tennis court. The main residence features log-cabin style interior walls, soaring ceilings, reclaimed-wood floors, and a wood-burning stove. Photos: Inside authors’ homes

     

  8. minusmanhattan:

    Polar Ice by Atsuhiro Hayashi.

    Two silicon cups produce these unique ice cubes that depict a polar bear and 2 penguins standing on a glacier. Once in your drink, they gradually melt away, mimicking a real-life scenario that many arctic animals are currently facing.

     

  9. Classic toys with modern makeovers: The latest toy being reconfigured to appeal to a 21st-century demographic? The Easy-Bake Oven, first marketed in 1963. The redesign no longer cooks tiny cakes with the heat of a lightbulb, but functions more like a real oven. Also gone: The boxy aesthetic. The swoopy new device looks “like an Art Deco toaster with wings — a purple one.”

    More unrecognizable versions of the toys from your childhood

     

  10. Modernist minimalism

    Three cubes of rusted steel and glass cluster together to create this award-winning two-bedroom home, located on four and a half acres near Saguaro National Park. The interior features maple walls, floors, and ceilings throughout. The long metal sink in its half-bath seems to hover above the Tuscon home’s maple floors. (Asking price: $975,000)

    The McMansion movement is far from dead, but these days, less is more for some homeowners. They’re swapping the ornate for the basic, banishing clutter, and generally pursuing the stripped-down aesthetic known as modernist minimalism. The straight lines and clean angles of these seven homes, some of the most desirable on the market, give them a fundamental appeal without sacrificing luxury.

    View the full slideshow here.