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Custom ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Starfighter and ‘Star Trek’ U.S.S. ‘Enterprise’ Coffee Tables Handcrafted From Wood

X-Wing Fighter Table

Tennessee-based furniture designer Barry Shields has handcrafted two beautiful custom coffee tables from wood that look like an X-wing starfighter from Star Wars and the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek. More photos of Shields’ impressive creations are available to view on his website and Facebook page.

X-Wing Fighter Table

USS Enterprise Table

USS Enterprise Table

USS Enterprise Table

photos via Barry Shields Creations

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A Caffeinated Poster Mapping Out Over 300 of New York City’s Most Popular Coffee Shops

The Commendable Caffeineries Of New York City
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The Commendable Caffeineries Of New York City is a new poster by Pop Chart Lab that maps out over 300 of the most popular coffee shops located in New York City. Signed and numbered prints are available to purchase online.

We’ve brewed up a plotting of over 300 of New York City’s cream-of-the-crop coffee shops! An artful accounting of bean counters across three boroughs of the Big Apple—including Intelligentsia in Manhattan, Blue Bottle in Brooklyn, and The Queens Kickshaw in well, Queens—this cartographic charting of caffeine concessionaires is a lifesaver when jonesin’ for your next java fix. Complete with a color-coded key denoting bean source, this pinpointing of praiseworthy parlors to pore over is guaranteed to make any coffee lover’s cup runneth over.

The Commendable Caffeineries Of New York City

images via Pop Chart Lab

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Maymo the Lemon Beagle Helps His Little Sister Steal a Yellow Pepper From the Coffee Table

Maymo the Lemon Beagle (previously) comes to the rescue after seeing that his little sister Penny is having difficulty getting hold of a yellow pepper despite the numerous strategies she employs. Big brother generously knocks the brightly colored capsicum to the floor, thus making it easier for petite Penny to reach.

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An Explanation of the Best Times to Drink Coffee or Other Caffeinated Beverages to Get the Most Benefit

A recent episode of AsapSCIENCE explains how cortisol levels in the body have an impact on how it processes caffeine, and suggests that the best time to drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages is when cortisol levels are low. The episode includes specific times of day to avoid caffeine.

How to Build a Coffee Maker Out of Old Light Bulbs

Turin, Italy-based Rulof Maker created an interesting tutorial that shows how to build a coffee maker out of two light bulbs, a dropper, and a few small hardware odds and ends.

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Amazingly Detailed Coffee Cup Panoramas Posed in Front of Their Real-Life Inspirations

Amameria Espresso
image by Adrian Hogan

Friends Adrian Hogan and Mariya Suzuki created amazingly detailed coffee cup panoramas that they pose in front of their original inspirations. This method of comparison distinctly reinforces how well the illustrators understood and captured their subject.

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Cherry Blossoms
image by Mariya Suzuki


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Ikawa Home Roaster, A Digital Microroaster for Roasting Coffee at Home

The Ikawa Home Roaster is a countertop coffee roaster that lets home users roast their own coffee. The roaster’s digital interface allows users choose predefined roast recipes or program their own. Green coffee beans can be roasted in three to ten minutes. The Ikawa Home Roaster is available for pre-order on Kickstarter and is expected to ship in February 2016.

Ikawa Home Coffee Roaster

Ikawa Home Coffee Roaster

images via Ikawa

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A Vendor in Jordan Makes Turkish Sand Coffee That Appears to Brew Like Magic

A vendor in Aqaba, Jordan makes Turkish coffee using a heated bowl of sand in afascinating video posted by Ahmad Al-Zaben. While it almost appears the coffee is somehow filling from the bottom up magically from the sand, ground coffee and water are already in the pot (called a cezve), and the hot sand heats the water to a rolling boil that reaches the top of the cezve.

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An Elegant Wooden Coffee Table With an Elaborate Labyrinth Under a Glass Table Top

Labyrinth Table by Benjamin Nordsmark

The Labyrinth Table is a wooden coffee table by artist and furniture maker Benjamin Nordsmark that features an elaborate labyrinth under the glass table top. The labyrinth is populated by figurines that can be moved about via magnetic knobs underneath the table.

Labyrinth Table by Benjamin Nordsmark

Labyrinth Table by Benjamin Nordsmark

Labyrinth Table by Benjamin Nordsmark

photos via Benjamin Nordsmark

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