First thing’s first: I need to apologize for being MIA lately. CMYBacon has been a bit of a ghost town. I recently started a new job that’s taking up a surprising amount of time, plus I’m in grad school, so my “free time” has been stretched very thin. The job is very exciting, though, and I’ll be announcing a really cool app that we’ve been developing soon.

Thank you to those of you who have checked in with me via email or Twitter…I’m still alive. And I plan on jump starting CMYBacon again.

Anyways, on to today’s post: The Wardrope, designed by Veronika Wildgruber and Susanne Stofer, is a really unique storage device. Porcelain hooks mounted on a rope, which can be adjusted by sliding them, form a novel, hanging coat rack. The Wardrope screws into the ceiling (or can be hung from another hook) and has a weight at the bottom of the rope to keep it under tension. Such a fun twist on the traditional coatrack, don’t you think?

Available for purchase from Authentics

Dip dying marshmallows with food coloring! What a great way to liven up otherwise boring marshmallows. The food coloring is mixed with water, FYI (20 drops of food coloring for 2 teaspoons of water).

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(via You Are My Fave)

I came across these giant, colorful wooden blocks made of reclaimed wood on Filth Wizardry and thought it looked like a neat idea. These would be a unique decoration for a patio (or indoors for that matter), plus it looks like a fun project for kids!

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As part of a how-to post I wrote for ManMade DIY today, I made this set of Breaking Bad themed Perler bead pixel art. Figured I would share with the CMYB crowd. Clockwise from top left: Walter, chemistry beaker, Jesse, ziploc bag of blue meth.

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The current state of foster children who age-out of foster care at age 21 is grim. Here are some stats: Nationally, 1 in 5 will be homeless. 1 in 4 will be incarcerated within two years of aging out. About 1 in 2 young women will be pregnant within one year. Only about half will graduate high school. It’s an epidemic, really, and few people are aware of how dire the circumstances for these young people are.

There’s a lot that needs to be done to fix the system, but first and foremost, this sobering issue needs to receive more attention before anything will actually happen. My good friend, Maggie Soladay, spearheaded a project by Salaam Garage in which a team of photographers, videographers and journalists dedicated to brining forth positive social change have spent the better part of a year documenting the lives of young adults who have aged out of the foster care system at 21.

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To raise awareness for the issue, Soladay and team have launched a Kickstarter to fund a book and a photography exhibition at The Long Island Children’s Museum.

This is a worthy cause that deserves more attention, so do what you can and become a backer of their Kickstarter campaign. It ends in 5 days!!

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Garth Britzman’s installation, called (Pop)culture, is a colorful canopy made recycled soda bottles that are filled with a little bit of colored liquid. The bottles, which are suspended by strings, create undulating waves of color that almost remind me of the Dale Chihuly ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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Dublin-based creative agency Boys and Girls has once again made me insanely jealous. You may recall seeing their amazing LEGO boardroom table (check it out if you haven’t). Well the newest addition to their incredible office is this great reception desk.

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On one side, the desk rests on giant-size Jenga blocks and on the other it’s suspended by balloons. That’s right…balloons are holding up the desk. But these are no ordinary balloons, mind you. They’re made of a special rubber composite that allows the balloons to be truly air-tight and they’re filled with a Helium/Hydrogen hybrid gas with an atomic weight 150 times lighter than Helium alone.

And if that weren’t enough, the ribbons are reinforced with Carbo-Titanium and secured to the table on an aerospace grade titanium cleat.

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Yep, this is one badass desk.

So I’m pretty excited for Ridley Scott’s new movie, Prometheus, which comes out on June 8. I guess I don’t typically get so excited for most sci-fi movies, but this one has me hooked already. Those of you who are as excited as me for Prometheus will surely get a kick out of this vintage B-movie style poster for the movie created by Cucaracha Borracha.

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