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…You can live in your car?

Living In Your Car

Times are tough, and the economic crunch is definitely hitting a lot of people hard, so if you’re one of the unlucky ones that’s been forced out of your home by unfriendly foreclosure, then Motive is here to help.

They’ve put together a How-To that’s filled with tips for living out of your car, and with such gems as “screw fast food”, “keep clean to maintain your job and your sanity”, and “leave dryer sheets under the front seats to help mitigate the stink”, it’s an indispensable guide to mi casa es mi coche living arrangements.

[Motive – How To: Live In Your Car]

…It’s Website Wednesday: ClearlyClosed?


ClearlyClosed is a rather uniquely focused website the “captures storefronts in everyday neighborhoods that leave their ‘open’ sign on long after they’re closed”.

ClearlyClosed Sample

Since it’s a user-driven, collaborative and ongoing community photography project, you’re encouraged to submit your own photos that show buildings around you that are clearly closed, and there are even tips and guidelines for doing so if this is something you’d like to document too.

[Clearly Closed]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Mini will teach you how to drive like a pro?

Mini Driving Lesson

Take it from Mini: Despite what your driver’s ed teacher taught you, 9 and 3 always beats 10 and 2.

In order to help new Mini drivers get the most from the car, and to show off the racability of their line, Mini has put together a pretty thorough collection of introductory pro driving tips on their Mini Racing site.

All the basics are covered, like proper seat position and correct shifting technique, but they even show you some advanced techniques like heel-toe breaking and the proper cornering line.

It might not make you F1 worthy, but unless you’re already driving an F1 car, it’ll probably give you a few tips and tricks that will improve your car skills dramatically.

[Mini Racing – Pro Driving Tips]

…Vegan Etsy looks delicious?

Vegan Etsy

If you’ve recently taken a vow of veganity, then you’ve probably discovered one thing: It’s hard.

Thankfully, for the veganites out there, there’s Vegan Etsy, a blog by a group of Etsy users who use the online shopping site to hawk their vegan wares.

Featuring interviews with shop owners, links to shops, tips, recipes, links, photos and more, it’s a treasure trove of useful vegan info.


[Vegan Etsy]

[Via: Slashfood]

…You can design your own t-shirt?

T-Shirt Design Process

So you’ve seen the designs on Threadless, Design By Humans, or the numerous other t-shirt design submission sites that are out there and thought, “Hey, I can do that.”

Well then, chances are you probably can, but to do so, you’re going to need to know how.

To help you on this epic design quest, You The Designer has come up with a great guide called The Ultimate Guide to Designing Your Own Custom T-Shirts, and it’s filled with tips on all aspects of the submission process.

If you’re ready, then fire up Illustrator and click below:

[You The Designer – The Ultimate Guide To Designing Your Own Custom T-Shirts]