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Mar 21, 2012

Artist Suspends 2,000 Tennis Balls Throughout Gallery Space

Artist Ana Soler suspended more than 2,000 tennis balls throughout the halls and rooms of the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain.

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Mar 21, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: March 21, 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 the sun. Yes, that sun. Photographer Alan Friedman used… read more

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Mar 20, 2012

32 Truths for Mature Humans

created at: 03/20/2012

Sometimes, being a grownup means you have all kinds of additional opportunities. Sometimes, being a grownup means you have all kinds of additional responsibilities. But, most importantly, being a grownup means you get to learn some basic truths about how the world works and the nature of the human condition. Like:

I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computers history if you die.

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

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Mar 19, 2012

20 Men You Should Be Following on Pinterest

created at: 03/18/2012

To tell you that Pinterest is hot these days would be like saying football is a sport. Duh. We all know that. But one complaint I've heard from a lot of guys is that Pinterest lacks one thing: men.

According to Mashable, nearly 70% of Pinterest users are female. So, for many guys who are on Pinterest, that means they get flooded with recipes for fancy desserts, photos of hair, and a ton of jewelry and fashion pins.

Well fear not, fellow dudes, because I've compiled a list of 20 male Pinterest users that you should follow. These guys have good taste, pin often, and, like I said, are guys.… read more

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Mar 19, 2012

Famous Cartoon Characters Reimagined as Minimalist LEGO Art

Phew...what a weird post to try to title. But one look at these photos, and you'll get exactly what German ad agency Jung von Matt created for Danish toy brick makers, LEGO. (Yeah, they're from Denmark. Neat, huh?)

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Mar 19, 2012

Red Hong's Coffee Cup Ring Drawings

Shanghai artist "Red" Hong Yi, enjoys finding all sorts of interesting ways to draw...without any traditional drawing utensils. She previously created a portrait of NBA icon Yao Ming by bouncing a basketball dipped in paint, and recently perfected a means of using the rings left by a coffee mug.

The results are incredibly detailed, and her ability to find contrast in the color values and intensity is amazing:   … read more

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Mar 16, 2012

Infographic of the Day: Geek vs. Hipster

created at: 03/16/2012

Geeks and hipsters. Both wear glasses and t-shirts. Both are equally obsessed with minutiae, and are recognizable from a mile away. If only you could tell which is which...

Enter this infographic, which, … read more

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Mar 16, 2012

At Home with Steve McQueen: Newly Released Intimate Photos from 1963

In 1963, photographer John Dominis visited the Palm Springs home of Steve McQueen and his first wife, Neile Adams. Over the span of three weeks, the photographer shot more than forty rolls of film, capturing intimate photos of the couple daily life that reinforce why the actor continues to be upheld as an interesting paradigm of masculinity. 

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Mar 15, 2012

Why Grass Seed is Way More Interesting than You'd Think: Reports from the Pennington Seed "Seed for Yourself" Summit

created at: 03/15/2012

Over the past weekend, I was fortunate to be invited as a guest of Pennington Seed to attend the Seed for Yourself Summit near Albany, Oregon. As someone who lives in the city and is thankful I haven't had to care for a green lawn since I gave the responsibility back to my dad when I left for college, I admit I knew very little nothing about grass seed, how to grow it, or why some is better than others.
But now, I've been schooled, and I'm popping around the neighborhood goin' "See that? That's tall fescue, it goes dormant in the winter, which is why it looks like straw;" and, "Perennial rye grass right there, cause it has untoothed parallel sides and prominent parallel veins on the upper surface."

See? I learned something. And...grass seed is pretty fascinating stuff.   … read more

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Mar 14, 2012

Modern WPA Posters for GOOD Magazine

created at: 03/14/2012

For their latest issue, GOOD magazine invited designer and artist Dan Cassaro to create six full-page illustrations insprired by the WPA's Federal Art Project.

The designs incorporated motivating statements for these times, including,… read more

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Mar 14, 2012

Video: "Fresh Guacamole," a Charming Stop-Motion Short by PES

Adam Pesapane, known as PES, is a talented animator known for his use of real 3D objects to suggests the colors and shapes of, er, other actual things. You may know his excellent "Spaghetti Western," or the "Human Skateboard" commercials from a few years ago.

This week, PES, released another short, "Fresh Guacamole" in which a grenade filled with Play-Doh and a billiard ball avocado, a baseball/gaming dice onion, and Monopoly house jalapeño get mashed to become a tasty guac served with fresh poker chips.

Click play to watch the video:   … read more

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Mar 14, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: March 14, 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.

A boy with a lightning tattoo - a month ago, Winston Kemp was struck by lightning, and the mark of the electrical charge is still visible in his skin. This branching pattern is known as the Lichtenberg figure, … read more

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Mar 13, 2012

Modern Movie Posters for Classic Cartoons

For the past year, artist Tom Whalen has been working a series of new contemporary posters for some of the classic cartoons throughout the history of animation. Printed and sold by the Austin-based movie poster publisher Mondo, these works, "generally sell out within minutes of being offered online—these guys are literally printing money."

created at: 03/13/2012

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Mar 12, 2012

Infographic: How Do You Compare to the Average Man?

created at: 03/12/2012

ManMade was founded on the idea that there's no such thing as the "average man," at least as far as creativity and hobbies go... But, as a site and community dedicated to making fruitful lifestyle choices, it is interesting to see how our own lives and habits might stack up against our peers. Compared to the "mean" man, let's say.  

For example, check out this graph on average men's fitness to see how your health compares to others. Not like a locker room, howmanypushupscanyoudo sorta challenge… read more

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Mar 12, 2012

A 24-Hour Cupcake Dispensing ATM

Popular Beverly Hills, California bakery Sprinkles are poised to released the greatest technological accomplishment since PeeWee Herman's breakfast machine: a twenty-four hour cupcake dispensing ATM.

"The ATM will reportedly dispense cupcakes for both humans and dogs,… read more

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