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The Making Of: @arielealasko’s Repurposed Wood Furniture

The Making Of… Know any other Instagrammers doing something unique with their hands? Send us a note through Tumblr.

In the heart of Brooklyn, Ariele Alasko (@arielealasko) builds custom furniture out of repurposed materials and shares the process on Instagram. Originally from Monterey, California, Ariele moved to New York City to study sculpture and was soon drawn to woodworking. “I have always had a propensity for making sculptures that fit into houses…It felt great to start making things that people needed, wanted, and could use in their daily lives.”

Sharing photos of her woodwork on Instagram and documenting her processes on her blog allows Ariele to quickly share her work with audiences far from her studio in Brooklyn. “I love being able to share my building process in a quick moment without having to really stop what I’m doing,” she says. “Instagram has been a great way to feel connected to the outside world while I’m holed up in my shop, and it gives me a reason to document and share things that I may not have otherwise.”

Want to see more? Be sure to follow Ariele on Instagram: @arielealasko






one time when i was younger i had some of that no tears shampoo and i wanted to see if it was legit so when i was in the shower i squirted it into my eye and i think i went blind for like three days

i think you may be a bit retarded because no tears meant like no tears in your hair; no tangles….

Please tell me I’m not the only one who thought no tears as in crying too



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Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

 Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Tbsp unrefined granulated sugar, such as evaporated cane juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp beaten egg, preferably organic (cover & chill remaining beaten egg for tomorrow’s cookie cup… you will be making another one!)
  • tiny splash pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour (can substitute with 3:1 of cake flour and all purpose flour)
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • tiny pinch salt
  • heaping 1 Tbsp grain-sweetened chocolate chips, such as Sunspire


In a small ramekin or microwavable cup, combine softened butter and both sugars; stir well with a spoon. Stir in beaten egg and vanilla extract. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Microwave on high for 35-40 seconds. Let cookie rest at room temperature for about 10 seconds before devouring.

Nutritional Information:

253.2 calories, 13.8 grams fat, 8.4 grams saturated fat, 2.9 grams fiber, 17.5 grams sugars, 2.4 grams protein


If I don’t reblog this, I will regret losing the recipe.

What she said


RIGHT! off to try this

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