Man Made DIY


03072

Jul 01, 2014

Video: The Craft of Creating Handmade Scissors

Scissors are a simple tool. When the work, they work beautifully, doing exactly what you ask, as they've done since you learn how to work a pair in Kindergarten. Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield, England is one of the last remaining hand-manufacturer of scissors - high-quality shears crafted from the best materials and designed for a lifetime of… read more

02904

Feb 25, 2014

A Mesmerizing Wooden Automation of a Drop of Water

Inspired by the work of Reuben Margolin, a sculptor known for his mechanically-driven kinetic sculptures of wave-forms, artist and model maker Dean O'Callaghan created "Water Experiment No.… read more

02864

Jan 30, 2014

The Gap: A Typographic Interpretation of the Creative Process

You're likely to see this all over the craft and design blogosphere over the next few days, but I loved it too much not to… read more

02788

Nov 20, 2013

The Process: Crafting a High End Kitchen Knife from Scratch

created at: 05/28/2013

Murray Carter is the 17th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith. He was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but and traveled to Japan when he was eighteen, inspired by a karate competition. There, he encountered the Japanese bladesmith tradition, and he stayed in Japan for half his life and apprenticed under a Japanese bladesmith for six years.

created at: 11/20/2013

Murray now works at his own shop just outside Portland, Oregon, and the Tristan Stoch and the Cineastas film crew visited his workspace to create this fascinating portrait of what actually goes into forging and shaping this precision tools by… read more

02726

Oct 15, 2013

Paint Bouncing on an Audio Speaker in Super Slow Motion

created at: 10/15/2013

I've admitted it on ManMade before: I'm a total sucker for liquids sloshing around in slow motion, especially thick, colorful ones like paint. And, I'm never not amazed… read more

02692

Sep 26, 2013

A Very Manly Day in the Life of Nick Offerman

created at: 09/26/2013

Actor, author, and all around masculine archetype Nick Offerman pokes a little fun at his cult status as the epitome of manliness. In this dialog-free video, Nick awakes in the woods and walks through his everyday routine of eating raw onions and drinking motor… read more

02680

Sep 17, 2013

Style Hack: How to Make a DIY Skinny Necktie from a Thrift Store Tie

Secondhand stores and thrift shops are filled with neck ties with all kinds of cool patterns and textures, and most go for only a dollar or two each. The problem? They're often way too wide to match the lapels of modern… read more

02648

Aug 20, 2013

Video: Take a Quick and Fascinating Tour of the Leatherman Multitool Factory

created at: 05/28/2013

Fun fact of the day: the Leatherman multitool company is actually named for its founder, Tim Leatherman. I'd always imagined it being a vision of some hardcore Platonic ideal of a rugged tinkerer with everything at the ready. Kat Bauman and Outlier Solutions took this totally engaging look at the Leatherman factory in Portland, Oregon, and the production and design process of its eponymous tools.

Check out the video below for some history and a look at how these tools are conceived and… read more

02530

Jun 26, 2013

Skeletons that Walk in the Wind: Strandbeests by Theo Jansen

Strandbeests by Theo Jansen [http://www.strandbeest.com/photos.php]

These "prehistoric beasts" are one of the coolest things we've seen. Craftsmanship, creativity, and passion, all come together in this epic, interactive work of… read more

02506

Jun 06, 2013

Waterfalls of the Columbia Gorge

"Experiment with Nature" is the excellent blog of Schwood Eyewear, makers of super cool handmade wooden sunglasses. They've started a new series called " 'Field Trip', a series of exploration… read more

02485

May 28, 2013

The Gear: How Reggie Watts Creates His Unique One-Man Music Experience

created at: 05/28/2013

Anyone familiar with comedian, musician, and performance artist Reggie Watts knows that his act depends on his  absurdist, postmodern sense of humor, amazing musical chops, and a unique microphone and gadget set up that allow him to create full arrangements using just his voice.created at: 05/28/2013

Gizmodo visited with Reggie during a soundcheck last… read more

02443

May 10, 2013

An Incredible Interactive Laser Forest by Marshmallow Laser Feast

Marshmallow Laser Feast

This video by interactive design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast is a much deserved escape from reality. It's a grown-up version of laser tagging, so buckle up,… read more

02456

May 09, 2013

Wyclef Jean and Jimmy DiResta Make a Functional Guitar from an AK-47 Assault Rifle

Something about this story really touches me. I've always been a fan of both Wyclef and Jimmy DiResta's work, and there's just something about the two of them talking about revolution that just presses all my… read more

02452

May 07, 2013

Video: A Bow Tie Teaches You How to Tie, Um, Itself

created at: 05/07/2013

The Hill-side, a Brooklyn-based necktie and pocket square company, created this sweet animated video where a bow tie teaches you how to tie itself. It's got a great old school Sesame Street-style vibe, and actually manages to be quite informative, cause there aren't any hands to get in the way.

Trust me, you want to watch… read more

02450

May 06, 2013

A Stop-Motion History of Typography

created at: 05/06/2013Graphic designer and media-maker Ben Barrett-Forest made this excellent animated video detailing the history of typography. It's plenty educational, and all kinds of fun to watch:    

read more
© 2010-2014 Curbly, LLC