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Jun 28, 2012

Make like a Treehouse and Leave: 6 Droolworthy Arboreal Abodes

Even with the 100° temperatures, the unrelenting scorch of the sun and frightful humidity, I've still got a case of cabin fever. Like, the kind of fever where the only solution is an escape to an actual cabin, preferably one built in a tree.   … read more

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Jun 28, 2012

Awesome Aerial Data Maps Reveal Life in the United States

The new PBS series America Revealed explores the day-to-day lives and habits of 300 million U.S. citizens. "Viewers will discover a fascinating new perspective on the hidden patterns and rhythms of American life, by looking through the eyes of individuals who all play a part in keeping America fed, moving, powered and making goods."

Including this amazing takes on data visualization, highlighting trends, distributions, and travel paths of all sorts of fascinating topics:

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Jun 28, 2012

Fun Fact of the Day: Mister Rogers' Mom Knitted All of His Cardigans

created at: 06/28/2012

As if the guy couldn't be more endearing, here's something to warm your crafty heart: Mister Rogers' famed cardigans, which he pulled out of the closet to start each episode, were all knitted by hand...by his mom.   … read more

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Jun 27, 2012

The Anytime Summer Drink Generator

created at: 06/27/2012

The summer season invites us to try new things: visit new places, read a different kind of book, try a new recreational activity, see a movie we wouldn't otherwise be caught dead in simply because the theater cranks it's AC down to 65 degrees...

And, of course, new flavor experiences. Specifically, new cocktails. This Summer Cocktail Generator pairs three base spirits with just a few basic modifiers and mixers to create all kinds of classic cocktails, each of which are exactly what you want to drink during the warmer months.     … read more

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Jun 27, 2012

Real Hot Chocolate

Toronto-based photographer Dorota Pankowska wanted some hot chocolate. So, she made some.   … read more

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Jun 27, 2012

Humorous Travel Posters for Staycations

For those of you not planning a summer getaway this season, consider these humorous, vintage-style "travel posters" for lazy people, or for those who take their breaks at home. They seek to inspire you to check out the exotic locales and activities...of your own house.   … read more

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Jun 27, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: June 27, 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.

created at: 06/27/2012

In 2005, New York artist Jason Polan drew every single piece of art on display to the public in the MoMA...and in 2012, he did it again.   … read more

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Jun 26, 2012

Stunning Miniature Landscapes Made of Wool

Vancouver, BC-based photographer Eszter Burghardt creates these amazing micro landscapes of volcanoes, fjords, mountains, and glaciers using wool, allowing its unique fibers to give the photos texture.

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Jun 25, 2012

Crazy Body Art: Skull Implants in Back of Hands

created at: 07/22/2012

I'm as intrigued by body art as the next guy, but this is taking it to a whole new (probably really painful) level. These are the hands of Jason Traeger, who had skull-shaped subdermal implants put into the back of his hands. Because, you know, a skull tattoo just wouldn't be creepy enough.   … read more

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Jun 25, 2012

ManMade Joins the 2012 True Value Blog Squad!

created at: 06/25/2012

Last year, ManMade was honored to be a part of the 2011 True Value Blog Squad, where we joined the ranks of talented DIYers, makers, and home improvers from around the internet, showing folks all the cool stuff you can do with supplies from your local hardware store.

Bruno and I had tons of fun last season, so we were very excited to be invited to participate again this year!   … read more

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Jun 20, 2012

Big Appetites: Tiny People Interacting with Real Life Foodscapes

created at: 06/20/2012

For the past seven years, Seattle-based artist Christopher Boffoli has been creating these whimsical photos of tiny little workers engaging (relatively) huge food landscapes.

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Jun 20, 2012

Cool Site of the Day: Build Your Own Monster

created at: 06/20/2012

Polish design studio Hipopotam offers the coolest site you'll find this week: a custom, make your own monster generator called Bubols.

created at: 06/20/2012

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Jun 20, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: June 20, 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.

created at: 06/20/2012

The More I Arty created original cocktail recipes to match each character from The Avengers film.   … read more

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Jun 20, 2012

Vintage Photos of the Hands of Workers and Artisans

created at: 06/20/2012

Whenever I go out of town, I'm always surprised by how different my hands feel and look after a few days off my normal schedule. I am by no means a manual laborer, but with all the cutting, woodworking, painting, cooking, instrument playing, bike riding, and other things to which I put my hands, there's always a cut, a callous, a scar, an abrasion, or non-human-skin-like coloring.

Weird Universe found these old photographs of the hands of laborers, artists, craftspeople, and factory workers that detail… read more

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Jun 19, 2012

Awesome Dad Builds an AT-AT Walker Bunk Bed for His Son

created at: 06/19/2012

Young Caiden Dutilly had recently outgrown his toddler room, and was ready for his first "big boy" bed. So his dad built him one, and by "one," we mean, a scale model All Terrain Armored Transport bunk bed, complete with a secret compartment for storing Jedi supplies, LEGO displays, and a window for mid-sleep checkups.

Check out these cool photos to see how the whole thing was put together:   … read more

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