Improvised espresso portafilter handle


The handle on Superstaar's portafilter cracked, and he couldn't get a replacement: "Luckily, my son keeps a good collection of sticks. Sawed one off, drilled a hole, stuck in the portacafe, fixed the crack with tiewraps, et voila. Works better than the original, and is insanely stylish."

Form Follows Function (via Boing Boing Flickr Pool)

Only in India: ill-advised bodges from the subcontinent


Aurovrata Venet's Only in India blog is a bit like a subcontinental version of There I Fixed It, a catalog of improvised (and sometimes absurd) bodges and fixits, salted with funny malapropisms on signs, and downright dangerous "fixes" for everyday problems.

Only in India (via Beyond the Beyond)