Man Made DIY


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Sep 19, 2011

Handmade Wooden iPod

created at: 09/19/2011

No, no. That's not a protective case. And it certainly isn't CNC-milled or cut with a laser. It's a handmade wooden iPod Nano.

When Josh got a new iPod for Christmas, he couldn't just throw the old one away. So, he did what anyone would do - made it a wooden enclosure, complete with contrasting click wheel.   … read more

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Sep 19, 2011

On the Importance of Commas

created at: 09/19/2011

My friend Tim has just completed a first draft manuscript of a book, and I'm reading it to provide initial feedback. The content is great, but we definitely disagree on a stylistic difference: the Oxford comma. You know, that last one before the and in a series. He says it's outdated, but I'm all for it. Though its usefulness was debated this summer, it's still here to stay. And here's why:   … read more

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Sep 15, 2011

You Look at Me Like You've Never Seen a Neo-Hipster Before...

created at: 09/15/2011

Literary journal McSweeney's imagines a level of post-trend, neo-hipsterism, they likes of which can't even be imagined by the current tank top wearing generation. "The reality is just that I’ve reached a new level of meta-irony that will take you awhile to understand, that’s all."   … read more

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Sep 15, 2011

Vintage Posters for Modern Movies

It's a match for the ages. Accessibility to powerful digital creative tools, exposure to amazing design inspiration, and a generation raised on pop culture have produced the inevitable - thoughtful, and better designed posters for beloved contemporary films thataren't intended to sell tickets, but honor the film and be beautiful as original works of art.

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Sep 14, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: September 14, 2011

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

High speed photos of impacts and stuff blowing up will never get old. Yep, that's an apple, and there's more where that came from:   … read more

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Sep 13, 2011

Typographic Birdhouses

created at: 09/13/2011

Not only does this go in my "Why didn't I think of that?" file, it belongs at the very top. I've often made cool, mod places for birds to hang out (like this contemporary birdhouse, a more complex mid-century modern one, and this minimalist bird feeder). I love making stuff with a bold, typographic punch, and I certainly have all the tools and knowhow to pull these off.   … read more

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Sep 12, 2011

50 Documentaries to See Before You Die

Filmmaking, as an artform, is a powerful medium. It combines visual compostion, photograpy and exposure, dialog, acting, music, symbolism...kinda everything art is about. It can portray mindbending subject matter, like snakes on planes, hot tubs that are actually time machines, and what happens when cowboys meet aliens.   … read more

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Sep 12, 2011

ManMade Giveaway: Win a Sprocket Rocket and Fritz the Blitz Flash Camera Kit from Lomography ($150+ Value)

In the world of DSLRs and Instagram followers, panaromic stitching software, and Hipstamatic apps, it's easy to forget that the world of contemporary photography still seeks to be endless exposure interpretation of traditional analogue photography.created at: 09/09/2011

"The evolution of mankind has brought with it a whole host of technical achievements; the light bulb, the first car, the power of flight and even putting a man on the moon – but none of these can be compared to the unveiling of the Sprocket Rocket! ...Lomography is proud to present to you a sleek and retro miracle in analogue photography! We're pushing the boundaries of technical evolution with the world's first panoramic camera dedicated entirely to sprocket holes.

But wait, there's more! The Sprocket Rocket is the first analogue camera to be fitted with a reverse gear, allowing you to rewind and remix your photos! Travel back in time with our ultra-convenient dual scrolling knobs. Feel like overlaying a brand new moment on top of that beautiful shot you took last week? The Sprocket Rocket can make it happen! Dance, dart and flutter between frames to your heart's content. As if this wasn't enough, it's also fitted with a super wide-angle lens enabling you to open up your world and snap those breathtaking panoramas. Don't be fooled by its small and compact shape, the Rocket can fit more in a single frame than you ever thought was possible!"   … read more

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Sep 09, 2011

Deep Fried Bubblegum. It [Too] Is a Thing.

This year, the summer State Fair continues to outdo itself. First deep fried Kool Aid, then deep fried sticks of butter. And now? Fried bubblegum. As award-winning deep fry master Abel Gonzales remarked upon inventing the butter trick...."Where do you go from here?"

Apparently, to the dime store candy aisle.… read more

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Sep 09, 2011

You Are Not a Photographer...

You Are Not a Photographer is a relatively new Tumblr blog that finds images from folks who've bought themselves a DSLR (or not) and have decided to create a "photography business" on Facebook. Not just post photos, but considered themselves professional photographers. For hire.

You've kinda got to take there word for it, but they do go out of their way to include warnings like, "Before you ask, yes, this is on a Facebook page of someone advertising their photography business and no it’s not a contest entry or something," with this photo:… read more

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Sep 08, 2011

9 Way Guys Pee

There are a lot of things that make men and women unique: the way we make decisions, the ways we're percieved in culture, the best ways to exercise for our bodies...and, of course, the way we go to the bathroom. And just because men can use their flies doesn't mean it's easier.

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Sep 07, 2011

The World According to an Alcoholic...

...Or, at least to someone that doesn't know a lot about geography and likes to imbibe. Often.   … read more

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Sep 07, 2011

Macro Photos of Spray Paint Cans

Okay, so I try not to write blog posts that go like, "holy cow, look at these close-up macro photos of spray paint cans," but...

Holy cow, look at these close-up macro photos of spray paint cans.   … read more

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Sep 07, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: September 7, 2011

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: 09/07/2011

Dinosaur light paintings. And there are a lot more where … read more

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Sep 06, 2011

Why Men Die Before Women... (14 Photos)

I know, I know...this is a little email forward-y. But, I've made a lot of mistakes when DIYing and making stuff, and have had to start over from silly errors, or being underly cautious. I guess it makes me feel better to know that at least I didn't do this:

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