The Differences Between a Budweiser and a Craft Brew (In GIFs)

We all sort of have an idea of how it works: craft brew is lovingly hand-coaxed into existence, while commercial brew is rattled around in big, scary machines, right? Well let's see with our own eyes. The good folks at St. Louis Public Radio have done a fun GIF series peeking inside the operations of both… » 7/07/14 1:40pm 7/07/14 1:40pm

Can a Big Brand Vodka Be Cool Enough for Craft Cocktails?

Once upon a time, way back in the 1990s, vodka was pretty much the coolest thing you could order. It was the It drink at clubs and bars, and its magical (dearth of) flavor swept the nation. But, in the last decade, the craft movement has exploded. "Small batch," "hand-made," and "craft" are the new buzzwords for… » 3/07/14 5:00pm 3/07/14 5:00pm

This $20,000 30-foot tapestry tells the entire Star Wars saga

This is some Jedi-level Star Wars tribute art: the Coruscant Tapestry is 30 feet of cross-stitchery chronicling every character, plot point, and detail from Episodes One through Six, framed with quotes in freaking Aurebesh. The Force is strong with Aled Lewis. » 2/13/14 5:24pm 2/13/14 5:24pm

Good Lord, This Pottery Zoetrope Is Absolutely Mesmerizing

Pottery can be described in many ways, but, unless Demi and Patrick are getting sexy at the wheel, mesmerizing is probably not one of them. That is, until you see this perfect little clip commissioned by the UK Crafts Council, which shows a lump of clay transform into an earthenware zoetrope. I could stare at this… » 12/20/13 11:20am 12/20/13 11:20am

How To Flavor Your Drinks with Fire

Drunk Prometheus. He stole fire from the gods, mixed it into a mojito, and drank it. We mortals can achieve the same effects without incurring any heavenly wrath. Today we're going to show you a simple method to add a little savory char to your drink. » 11/16/12 5:00pm 11/16/12 5:00pm

This Rustic Milk Crate Stereo Goes Hammer

Sleek angular speakers sharp edges and shiny finishes can be nice, but sometimes you need something more rugged and raw, something with a bunch of hammers on it. This one-of-a-kind milk-crate stereo and end table is a good fit for that niche. » 8/05/12 5:00pm 8/05/12 5:00pm

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Do Laundry Again

Etsy seller Ultramaryna has mistakenly positioned this fantastic felt shark laundry basket as being perfect for a children's room. Because there are certainly plenty of grownups who would happily feed their dirty laundry to a great white shark every night. » 7/24/12 10:20am 7/24/12 10:20am

The Angry Ginger: A Cocktail Tribute to Matt Buchanan

Creating your first craft cocktail takes a lot of trial and error, a bit of science, and a dose of creativity. Today, you're going to meet The Angry Ginger, Gizmodo's first (but certainly not our last) attempt and creating an original cocktail. We think you'll like the results. » 2/17/12 5:00pm 2/17/12 5:00pm

Foosball Midfielders Are Good for Goal Scoring and Coat Storing

If you're still reminiscent of your glory days between the ages of 14-20 when you could destroy anyone in a game of foosball, chances are you'll love this foosball coatrack. » 7/08/11 8:40pm 7/08/11 8:40pm

What Makes a Stradivarius Sing?

Stradivarius violins are rarely sold, but when they are, it's for millions of dollars. Earlier today, one specimen from 1721 sold at a charity auction for a record-shattering $16 million. Everyone knows they're the best in the world. But why? » 6/21/11 9:20pm 6/21/11 9:20pm

How a Moleskine Notebook Gets Tattooed

What's life like inside the Moleskine factory? Every bit as timeless and beautiful as the notebooks themselves. Here's a scrumptious look at how the debossing process works, deep in the heart of Moleskine. » 1/12/11 9:40pm 1/12/11 9:40pm

If You Love Something, Set It Free—Not This Amazing Paper Bird, Though

You've seen découpage before, but never like this. Cheong-ah Hwan's little paper bird, along with Obi Wan Kenobi, Monkey Magic, and countless other layered-paper creations are so much better than 3DTV. [Bite via Buzzfeed] » 1/07/11 6:00pm 1/07/11 6:00pm

Bitmap Balaclava: The Perfect Disguise For Bank Robbers

In the past week we've seen robberies with giant sticks, muskets and crossbows, but thanks to CCTV their identities were easily-discovered. Here's how to use Photoshop and a hacked knitting machine to create a bitmap balaclava. [Craft] » 12/31/10 2:00pm 12/31/10 2:00pm

Have Yourself a Very Star Warsy Christmas

Are you still making snowflakes like a five year old? Use some of the force this Christmas with some homemade paper snowflakes featuring the very festive faces of Darth Vader and Boba Fett/clone troopers. [Instructions via Geekologie] » 12/03/10 12:40pm 12/03/10 12:40pm

Samsung Craft is MetroPCS' First 4G LTE Phone

What a shame that the first LTE 4G phone is a bog-standard Samsung. It has a tiny AMOLED screen, runs on the TouchWiz OS, and that slide-out QWERTY? I just don't like the look of those buttons. Still... » 9/21/10 10:48am 9/21/10 10:48am

Lego Headphones Are the Instrument For Some Block Rockin' Beats

Think this Instructables DIYer created these headphones just by gluing a few Lego bricks onto an old pair of headphones? O, ye of little faith. Look closer—these illustrate some bona fide crafty skills. [Instructables] » 7/28/10 12:20pm 7/28/10 12:20pm

Wood-Framed Renovo Bicycle Reminds Us of Simpler Times

With all the technological advances, it's easy to forget how devilishly beautiful bikes are. Bike builders Ken and Stuart Wheeler of Renovo Bikes hope to change that perception with their new wooden frames. » 8/12/09 10:00pm 8/12/09 10:00pm

Spock Ears Make Me Say "Knit Long and Prosper"

This is a momentous day for me (I won't spoil the surprise) and what better way to celebrate momentous days than by knitting a pair of Spock ears for my lugs. If I were going to the New York meet-up you would be able to identify me by these furry little thingies—sod the fact that I would probably collapse from… » 6/27/08 6:40am 6/27/08 6:40am