Man Made DIY


02077

Aug 13, 2012

A Bat-Signal Made from Strings and Nails

Artist Stephen Ball has been experimenting with blending pop culture and retro crafting, creating a string art version of the Bat-Signal.  … read more

02076

Aug 13, 2012

Ephemicropolis: A City of Staples by Peter Root

Artist Peter Root built this amazing micro metropolis using nothing but a standard issue staples - no fancy office supplies, no glue, no nothing. Just patience and a steady hand.   … read more

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Aug 08, 2012

Kiel Johnson's Amazing, Intricate Paper Metropolis

Artist and all around ManMaker Kiel Johnson uses paper for more than just sketches and designing ideas: it's the essential building block of his work. Recently, he's been constructing an entire paper cities from chipboard, tape and glue. The "cities are fully realized with stadiums and police chases, power lines and Times Square like culture zones. They have thousands of little stories contained in one piece and are just incredibly fascinating."   … read more

02065

Aug 08, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: August 8, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Vijay Pandurangan created this amazing data visualization of the general color trends of movie posters since 1914? The project began with an observation that recent film posters tend towards dark blue, … read more

02064

Aug 07, 2012

The Process: Interview and Studio Tour with Bread & Badger, Makers of Manly Etched Pint Glasses

created at: 05/28/2013

Last week, I sat down (well, you know, on the internet) with Bread and Badger, a husband and wife team from Portland, Oregon, who make excellent etched pint glasses, coffee mugs, and other drinkware, all with graphic, manly imagery.

created at: 08/07/2012

Tell us the story of Bread and Badger. What do you make? We etch glass and ceramic cups with my original artwork, focusing on designs that appeal to men. We mostly sell barware like pint glasses and scotch glasses, but our new line of ceramic coffee and travel mugs has really taken off. 

created at: 08/07/2012

From where did the idea for etched glasses… read more

02063

Aug 07, 2012

Test Your Movie Knowledge: Famous Film Character Outfits

Photographer Candice Milon created this awesome series for French men's magazine Sport & Style: she neatly folded and organized iconic outfits of male movie characters, shot against colorful backdrops.

Think you know manly movie fashion? Try to name them all.

   … read more

02061

Aug 06, 2012

A Day on My Plate: A Photography Project Visualizing the Meals of Olympic Athletes

Artists Sarah Parker and Michael Bodiam created this fantastic photography projects, which visualizes the diets created for Olympic athletes by nutrionists Dan Bernadot.   … read more

02056

Aug 02, 2012

The Process: A Tour of the Tanner Goods Workshop

created at: 05/28/2013

Recently, Andrew Chen of 3Sixteen and Self Edge fame paid a visit to the Tanner Goods shop, a design and craftsman team who produce heritage leather goods.

created at: 08/02/2012

His photos of their workshop are fascinating, and it's quite engaging to see how a small team turn full leather hides into handmade belts, wallets, boots, dog collars/leashes, and other leather goods.   … read more

02055

Aug 02, 2012

A Paint-Loaded Sprinkler Covers Any Space in Rainbows

created at: 08/02/2012

Dutch artist Edwin Deen had an idea. Like, an entirely genius, space program-worthy idea...What would happen if one armed an oscillating sprinkler with a ROY-G-BIV collection of water-based paint? 

And so he built it...and the results are colorfully spectacular.   … read more

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Aug 01, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: August 1, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

British designer Rob Rickett created this amazing retro-inspired graphic poster of popular beats created with one of the most famous, classic drum machines: the beloved 808.… read more

02051

Jul 31, 2012

Studio Tour: Andy's Nerd Cave

Andy DuCett is a Minneapolis-based artist and maker, who works in a variety of media, and has created an awesome space for all his tools and other goodies to live and work together.

Oh, and by "other goodies," I mean hundreds of toys and action figures, mixed in with high tech design gear, power tools, and all sorts of art supplies.   … read more

02047

Jul 30, 2012

Designer Turns Hoarding Obsession into Actual Art

Sara Cwynar, a designer at the New York Times magazine, is an admitted hoarder. Well, maybe not a category-level, unhealthy amasser, but certainly someone on the spectrum with some significant "hoarding impulses."

She recently sorted her collections in her Brooklyn apartment and for a new series called "Accidental Archives." The installations feature only items Cwynar actually owned (no new objects purchased), arranged by color.   … read more

02046

Jul 27, 2012

Oh My Gosh... I Actually Did It!

created at: 07/27/2012

Last week, I got a half-bushel box of peaches from a local farm. They were quite ripe, and some a little banged up, so they didn't feel comfortable selling them, as they needed used that day. I gladly accepted, and after eating at least ten from my hand, set about finding ways to preserve them.   … read more

02044

Jul 27, 2012

Minimalist, Vintage-Inspired Movie Posters

I'm a total sucker for vintage-inspired, "alternative" movie posters that are created by honest-to-goodness designers that are fans of the films, not to sell tickets. When I look at these, I start to have a little more understanding for why sci-fi and fantasy fans do things like create elaborate costumes and fan fiction. It's a way to giving one's skills to participate… read more

02041

Jul 26, 2012

Colorful Origami Graffiti on the Streets of Vietnam and Hong Kong

French paper artist Mademoiselle Maurice recently created these incredible rainbow street art installations in the the urban areas of Vietnam and Hong Kong.

   … read more

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