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Aug 08, 2013

Video: Crafting Handmade Leather and Wood Bicycle Accessories from Scratch

created at: 05/28/2013

Tristan Stoch, a filmmaker from Portland, OR, created this look at Geoff Franklin, a PDX-based craftsman who makes leather and wood goods and accessories at Walnut Studiolo. 

created at: 08/08/2013 It's two minutes very well-spent. Watch it below:

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Aug 07, 2013

How to: Select the Best Sunglasses for Your Face

With summer in its twilight, and stores making space for the new fall styles, this season is actually a great time to snag a new pair of sunglasses. There are all kinds of 25-40% off sales happening now, and you'll still have months to wear them. (I'm sure I wear mine as much in winter as summer. The light bouncing off snow is bright, and the skin-damaging UV rays of the winter sun are just as strong."   … read more

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Aug 07, 2013

DIY Masculine Decor Idea: Use Vintage Wooden Crates as Planters

Created Succulents via [http://blytheponytailparades.typepad.com/my-blog/2013/07/crated-succulents.html]

Summer markets are still buzzing with fresh produce and local goodies - but what's gonna happen when they're gone? Well, maybe you can score a few wooden crates to use as planters.… read more

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Aug 06, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

created at: 08/05/2013

There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and bushes and tree trunks...Most of the time, you just sit and gaze at the caverns that form and crumble and then form again and gaze into the caverns that form and crumble and then form again between the incandescent logs. You build fantastic worlds among those pulsating walls and arches and colonnades. You sit, in other words, and dream. The East African has an almost limitless capacity for this masterly and delightful form of inactivity, and when his friends see him squatting there, lost, they understand and say in Swahili, poetically, Anahota moto - "He is dreaming the fire."    
 - Colin Fletcher, "The Complete Walker IV" (Knopf, NY:  p. 288)

   

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Aug 05, 2013

How to: Make a Smartphone Dock from a Vintage Camera

Whoa, dude. Yep,  analog and digital just got married and created a baby that combines the best of both worlds. Err, um, I mean: Learn how to make your own phone dock from of a vintage camera!… read more

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Aug 05, 2013

How to Look Sharp and Stay Cool when Dressing Up in Summer

A few weeks ago, I posed the question in our Ask ManMade column, "What the _____ are men supposed to wear to dress up in the summer?"   … read more

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Aug 01, 2013

DIY Idea: Make String Covered Pendant Lights

Bonbon by Ana Kras

I'm inspired by the look of these pendant lights; a great way to add some color and a bit of rustic texture to your home.… read more

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Jul 31, 2013

Breakfast for Dinner: Easy Skillet Huevos Rancheros Recipe

created at: 07/31/2013

You've heard it since kindergarten...breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And, for my money, has the potential to be the most delicious. 'Cept (you knew it was coming), here's the problem with breakfast: you eat it in the morning. When you've just woken up. Before you have to go to work. When the last thing you have time for is cooking.   … read more

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Jul 30, 2013

How to: Make Low Cost, Large Scale DIY Map Art

My buddy and fellow blogger Andrew came up with this great solution to make rustic, big impact artwork that can serve as the focal point of a room for less than dinner for two.    … read more

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Jul 29, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Puzzle Board - Perfect For Summer Snacks

Puzzle board

The perfect board that will allow you to eat, mingle, and hold your drink, all at the same time. We want 10 please.… read more

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Jul 24, 2013

How To: Make Your Own [Healthy] DIY Sports Drinks

Make Your Own Electrolyte Energy Drink via Everyday Roots [http://everydayroots.com/homemade-energy-drink]

Commercial sports and recovery drinks get an universally bad wrap: they're full of sugar, unnatural dyes, extra preservatives, and are overpriced. Some critiques are fair, though if you're doing extended cardiovascular exercise, you do need additional carbohydrates in your blood so you don't hit "the bonk."

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Jul 23, 2013

How To: Make a Custom Rug from Carpet Tiles

If you have one of those awkward corners in your place, where no store-bought carpet will work, then this DIY project is perfect for you. Don't worry, it doesn't have to be pink.… read more

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Jul 11, 2013

How to: Make a Handsome Wood and Leather Lunch Box

I wouldn't discount anything that has lunch hidden inside, but I'm particularly fond of this sharp, functional, and 100% handmade lunch tote project.   … read more

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Jul 11, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Side Table Out of an IKEA Hamper

We never tire of a clever IKEA hack, and this is one of our faves. What used to keep track of your dirty socks can now hold your coffee and magazines.… read more

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Jul 11, 2013

Roundup: 8 Doughnut Recipes That Will Change Your Life

Credit: Oreo doughnuts via Mess Makes Food [http://www.messmakesfood.com/mini-oreo-donut-recipe/]

Okay...maybe not change your life, but certainly motivate you to mix up some glazes and take on the fry at home. With creamy fillings to crunchy textures, this roundup will blow the ones from the grocery store out of the batter.… read more

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Jul 09, 2013

ManMade Summer Guide: How to Make the Perfect Ceviche

created at: 04/16/2013

Ce·vi·che: A Latin American dish of marinated raw fish or seafood, typically garnished and served as an appetizer, or, in my mind: the best summer dish one can make at home! 

How to make the perfect ceviche. Photo by Gabriel Cabrera

Ceviche has this rep of being a complicated dish, and it's "raw" preparation can be intimidating. Except: It's not complicated, and it's not raw, just unheated. So, follow this guide to master the basics, and you can adapt and rock it like a pro. Let's get (not) cookin'!… read more

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Jul 08, 2013

How to: Hammer Nails Like a Pro

created at: 07/08/2013

Even in the days of impact drivers, cordless, battery-powered nailers , and more kinds of screw heads that one can name, sometimes a hammer is still the best tool for the job. And while the process seems simple, anyone who's ever used will tell you: there's a lot to go wrong.   … read more

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Jun 27, 2013

How to: Give a Vintage Fan an Industrial Modern Makeover

created at: 06/27/2013

Vintage desk fans have great lines, and can bring and old world, industrial-vibe to any space. Most are made pretty well, and worth picking up for a few dollars at thrift stores and secondhand shops. … read more

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Jun 27, 2013

How to: Fold a DIY Paper Bow Tie

The cool kids at Fiber Lab came up with this playful paper bow tie project. You can download the free PDF templates, and fold your own from two standard sheets of paper.   … read more

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Jun 25, 2013

How to: Make a Rustic Shelving and Media Unit from Hardware Store Materials

You've no doubt familiar with that one aisle in the home center with the track shelving: the tracks and brackets that can be assembled in a variety of sizes. Which are great, except the finished product looks like a bunch of stuff from that one aisle in the home center with all the track shelving. 

Molly from Almost Makes Perfect figured out a cool way to update these easy-to-find affordable materials and give them a warm, rustic industrial look you'd actually be happy to have in your home.   … read more

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