LEGO Coffee Tables Showcases LEGO Bricks as Pixel Art

In News Bucket, Video Bucket on February 7, 2011 at 12:31 am

LEGO bricks naturally lend themselves to creative 8-bit’esque creations thanks to their already blocky form. This clever coffee table decoration hack showcases how you can use the bricks to create pixelized messages (and includes an open source app for generation patterns).

Quentin, a French tinkerer from the blog Toki Woki, had a vision of his coffee table adorned with a LEGO brick message. Rather than just muddle through buying lots and lots of LEGO bricks and trying to make something out of them, he put together an open source application to covert his text message into LEGO bricks. Armed with the right parts list he could then buy just the right amount of bricks to completely tile his tables.

Watch the video above to see the process in action or hit up the link below to read up on his technique and use his free app to create your own LEGO text creations.


Chef Cooks Nude On Live TV

In Video Bucket on February 6, 2011 at 12:23 am

Gino D’Acampo said he’d be “the naked chef” if ITV1’s This Morning won a National Television Award. They won, much to the hosts’ embarrassment.

Cheif Cook

at 6.13 she has a quick look

Harvest Rain Water to Water Your Garden for Free

In News Bucket on February 5, 2011 at 12:38 am


Harvest Rain Water to Water Your Garden for Free

If you’ve contemplated setting up a rain barrel but weren’t sure where to start or how to properly maintain it this handy guide will help you get a low-maintenance system.

Sustainability blog Neighborhood Notes shares a great beginner’s guide to setting up rain barrels. They highlight everything from barrel size to methods of collecting and distributing the water as well as how to keep your barrels clean and mosquito free.

Hit up the link below to read more and make sure to check with your local laws regarding water collection—some areas have restrictions (as crazy as it sounds) on collecting rainwater.