Man Made DIY


02029

Jul 18, 2012

A Papercraft Cheeseburger

If last week's nearly 100% bacon burger was a little too intense (as it should have been), then allow us to step back in the other direction - an expertly crafted burger made exclusively from colored construction paper, complete with all the trimmings.   … read more

02027

Jul 17, 2012

Why Is It So Hard to Make Friends After 30?

I don't think I ever officially announced this on ManMade, but one month ago today, I turned 30. I won't bore you with reflections (but if you wanna know how I feel about it, feel free to email me), but it certainly makes articles such as this great piece by Alex Williams much more engaging.

In "Friends of a Certain Age," Williams seeks to explore why it be tough to make new friends - real friends, confidants - after you leave college and other proximity-based experiences of early adulthood (roommates, casual dating, etc).   … read more

02026

Jul 17, 2012

Typewiches: A Site about Sandwiches and Typography

created at: 07/17/2012

Jackie, you and I are on the same page. That page being: some things are way more than just the sum of their parts. And in this case, those parts are two of our very favorites: type and sandwiches.

Typewiches is a new project by Jackie Ngo, a "hungry lady, who loves Sandwiches,… read more

02022

Jul 16, 2012

A History of Olympic Logos: From London 1948 to London 2012

created at: 07/15/2012

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London will be here before we know it. And I cannot wait! This is actually the second time that the Games have been hosted in London. The first time was in 1948. The world has changed a lot in 64 years, of course, and so has graphic design. It's fascinating to look at the logos for each of the Olympic Games and observe the changes in the world of design. So, here's a history of the Olympic logos from London 1948 to London 2012.   … read more

02020

Jul 13, 2012

A Naturally Occurring Bright Pink Lake

Lake Retba, in the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, is also known by another name - Lac Rose. Why? Well, for one reason, the entire lake is colored bubblegum pink.   … read more

02019

Jul 13, 2012

Cardboard Sculpture Installations by Bartek Elsner

German designer and art director Bartek Elsner makes this incredible, complex scultpures using corrugated cardboard. Some pieces work as street art, and others as gallery installations and decor.

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02016

Jul 12, 2012

DIY Idea: Make a Bearded Beer Cozy

Way manlier than a DIY mustache straw, Philadelphia-based Arms & Ink Studios presents the can beard cozy, the best way to fuzzface up your cold one.   … read more

02015

Jul 12, 2012

"Millefiori" by Fabian Oefner Mixes Watercolor with Magnetic Fluid

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner creates these bold, eye-popping images by mixing water color and ferrofluid, then puts it in a magnetic field. 

created at: 07/12/2012

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02014

Jul 11, 2012

7 Big Men’s Style Mistakes We’ve All Made

created at: 07/11/2012

Even if you've spent your cash on stylish pieces, well cut and tailored options, and just all around quaility clothing, you still have to put it together right...and therein lies the trick. You can own closets full of simple, classic style, but there's still plenty of room for errors.   … read more

02012

Jul 11, 2012

The (Basically) 100% All-Bacon Burger

created at: 07/11/2012

After experimenting with a pulled pork burger, a chorizo sausage burger, and a chili cheese Frtio burger, Southern California burger chain 50/50 now offer the 'Merica burger, which is essntiallly just bacon.    read more

02011

Jul 11, 2012

Warped: A Classic Axe Joke

Know any good lumberjack jokes? No, me neither.

But, did you hear the one about the guy from the city who spent his weekends at his cabin in the woods?… read more

02010

Jul 11, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: July 11, 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.

This is an aerial photograph of a "terraced rice field" in Yunnan province of China. The bold colors come… read more

02007

Jul 10, 2012

Photos of the Fantastic Machine That Found the Higgs Boson Particle

As you've certainly heard, last week, scientists annouced the discovery of a subatomic particle that is "consistent with" the Higgs boson, which may show how massless subatomic particles can acquire mass.

Equally fascinating is this incredible machine, the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, a four billion dollar "machine" which consists of 17 mile tunnel, whose "synchrotron is designed to collide opposing particle beams of either protons at up to 7 teraelectronvolts (7 TeV or 1.12 microjoules) pernucleon, or lead nuclei at an energy of 574 TeV (92.0 µJ) per nucleus (2.76 TeV per nucleon-pair)." Duh.  

 

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02006

Jul 10, 2012

You Might Be Knitting If...

created at: 07/10/2012

Professor Blastoff is a podcast hosted by comedians Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger that explores issues of philosophy, science, religion, and other phenomenon requiring informed (and humorous) reflection.

On a recent episode, comedians Randy and Jason Sklar joined the team, and the discussion hilariously devolved into the topic of what we explore on ManMade: men and crafting.   … read more

02005

Jul 09, 2012

Don't Be a Dick: The False Virtues of the Classic Alpha Male

Be a good man.

For many guys in the twenty-first century, aspiring to the "good" part is easy...it's the man part that seems tough. Those who've never been much moved by abstract virtues that aren't sensitive to one's specific context can find it tough to embrace their masculinity without becoming an arrogant jerk.   … read more

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