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Jun 24, 2014

How To: Make a Wooden Log Fireplace Screen

Winter is gone, friends. Time to put that fireplace to sleep for a while, without losing the vibe! And this clever wood facade is just the… read more

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Jun 24, 2014

Journeys

Over the past few weeks, I've really been enjoying "Journeys," a photo essay series from Experiment with Nature, the blog of Shwood Eyeware.… read more

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Jun 23, 2014

Surf Photographer Clark Little Captures Amazing Images of Waves in "Shorebreak"

created at: 06/23/2014

Surf photographer Clark Little didn't start out as a photographer. Instead, he was an avid surfer of the culture. He wanted some unique images to put up in his own house as display art. 

So, he began to look at waves as an enthusiast, not as a sports photographer, and you'll notice something unique about his images: no… read more

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Jun 20, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Cheap and Easy Bike Cargo Trailer

I've gone on before on ManMade about my love of simple machines that work well, and that the bicycle is the most perfect and useful example. And for years, cyclists have been trying to figure out safe and efficient ways to move more than just human bodies from one place to… read more

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Jun 20, 2014

The (Mostly) Official Drink of Every World Cup Nation

The gathering of nations for the 2014 World Cup has many, as often only international sports competitions actually can, learning about the cultural traditions of other… read more

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Jun 18, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: June 18, 2013

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.

Sometimes, you're out and about, and you realize: you're not really looking your sharpest. An unexpected spill, a weird hair thing happening, or perhaps you're not smelling so fresh. In those cases, and plenty others,… read more

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Jun 17, 2014

Before and After: An IKEA Dresser Gets a Custom Makeover

created at: 06/17/2014

The DIY blogosphere is rife with dresser makeovers. Like, completely full of them. And most involve some rescued thrift store piece, dinged up and the wooden finish too 70s to bear, which gets sanded, painted, and perhaps something graphic or colorful applied to the drawers. It's a great trick, practical, useful, and affordable, and you can find a million tutorials on how to go about… read more

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Jun 16, 2014

Bring the Outdoors In: How to Make a Driftwood Coat Rack

I'm digging this rustic, cabin-look wall hanger DIY project, which adds some vibe, visual interest, and plenty of storage. The how-to comes from The Effortless… read more

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Jun 16, 2014

Men's Style: The Case for Fewer — but Better — Clothes

created at: 06/16/2014

In the first half of the 20th century, the average U.S. citizen spent about 12-14% on clothing. Today, we spend only 3%, and yet we own about 5x the amount of clothes. In the vein of fast food, economists are calling this "fast fashion," and like that extra value meal, it's not very good for… read more

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Jun 13, 2014

The Process: Crafting a Wooden Beer Tap Handle from Scratch

created at: 05/28/2013

Industrial designer and maker Mike Cheung took a handmade approach to creating a custom beer tap handle. His design is made from hardwood - maple and walnut - with plenty of graphic details and type to convey the branding aspects of the client, P’unk Ave, a design agency in Philadelphia.

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Jun 12, 2014

Art: Columns Made Out of Suspended Charcoal by Seon Ghi Bahk

Columns Constructed from Suspended Charcoal by Seon Ghi Bahk

Whoa. Optical illusion? Nope! This is all made by hand using nylon threads and charcoal pieces. Fascinating? Definitely! Check out the rest of the images of this awesome… read more

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Jun 11, 2014

How to Throw a Great Father's Day Lawn Party (Everything You Need!)

How to throw a perfect father's day party
This year we teamed up with Lowe's to throw an early Father's Day lawn party for our friends and family. Today I'll share the nitty gritty details, all the pretty pictures, and (hopefully) inspire you to pull together a few last minute DIYs for this weekend's Father's Day celebrations. Read on to find out what we did, and download everything you'll need to throw a party of your own.

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Jun 10, 2014

This Video Will Teach You Everything You Needed to Know About Steak Cuts

created at: 06/10/2014

With grilling season in full swing, it's time to head to the butcher shop, see what looks awesome, and build those fires. And while the flavor and luxury of beef is relatively straightforward, buying the right cut for grilling, and cooking it to perfection actually isn't. Steak is expensive, and anyone who's tried to cook a too-thin cut or one with too much connective tissue only to cut into a dry, chewy mess can tell you: you gotta know what you're doing, which means knowing what you're buying. 

This video from NYC butcher extraordinaire Pat LaFrieda "explains every "steak" you'll likely see, where they come from, what they look… read more

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Jun 10, 2014

From School Bus to Cabin: A Traveling Vacation Home Makeover

created at: 06/10/2014

This isn't the first multi-person transit vehicle-turned-personal road trip travel home makeover project I've shared, and it probably won't be the last. Why? Cause I always think this is a great idea.… read more

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Jun 09, 2014

DIY Inspiration: A Bottle Ceiling Light Installation

Shustov Brandy Bar

Now there's something else to look at instead of all those… read more

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