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May 06, 2014

DIY Project Inspiration: The Pack Series by Takehomedesign

pack series by takehomedesign

These simple images of the Pack series from Takehomedesign illustrates one of my favorite principles to create to make a huge difference in your… read more

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May 05, 2014

So... I'm About to Move Across the Country

created at: 05/05/2014

You might notice things slowing down here a bit over the next few weeks. I'm about to embark on a serious new adventure and move 2500 miles away.… read more

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May 05, 2014

For Design Lovers: A Free Printable For Your Living Room

Eames Chair printable

A staight forward, classy way to add a touch of modern design to your living room: print and… read more

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May 02, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Paper Airplane that Flies Forever

A little science-y paper craft project to give a shot this weekend (or to goof off at work on a Friday): a perpetually flying… read more

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May 02, 2014

Make These: Ron Swanson-Inspired Maple Bacon and "Egg" Cupcakes

Ron Swanson Cupcakes DIY

These Ron Swanson-inspired treats are an attempt to make "masculine" cupcakes. Which could end up badly, but these went far enough past the point of stereotype into humorous fun. 

This recipe combines salty bacon, sweet white chocolate, silky cream cheese, and oaky maple syrup in one delicious baked treat. Extra added points for the Ron Swanson toppers, which you can print and stick on a skewer.

If baking is not your thing, this is the perfect excuse to get your food geek friends over and make it a party. Why not? Some beers, some butter, and some cupcakes at the end? That sounds like an evening well-spent. 

For the full… read more

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May 01, 2014

Roundup: 6 Masculine Ways to Use Plywood in Your Home

Plywood DIY Ideas

Plywood. We love it. It's affordable, it's easy to work, and brings all kinds of warmth and texture into any masculine-friendly… read more

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May 01, 2014

Incredible Photographs of Landscapes Made Out of Mold

Swedish artist Hans Jörgen Johansen creates these stunning landscape photographs...made out of mold that he grows in his own studio using bread and flour.… read more

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May 01, 2014

Win a $1000 Gift Card from Lumber Liquidators!

Now through May 31st, Lumber Liquidators and Family Handyman are running an awesome giveaway: a $1000 Lumber Liquidators gift card! All you have to do to enter is go to the giveaway Web site and choose your favorite style of flooring!

Here's the Bellawood, our favorite. The other options are "Virginia Mill Works Co." and "Casa De Color" (pictured below). Entering the giveaway is easy, just fill in your info and choose your favorite style (you can enter once per day!).

When the giveaway ends on May 31, three separate winners will be chosen (but remember, you can enter once per day). So head over and check it out, and of… read more

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Apr 30, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: April 30, 2014

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 very thorough guide to the surprisingly not-so-simple act of: tucking in your… read more

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Apr 29, 2014

The Process: Crafting a Handmade Surfboard from Scrap Wood

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 04/29/2014

ManMade reader and filmmaker Alessandro Rodrigues got together with his buddy to create "Against the Grain," a film documenting the process of making a wooden surfboard from… read more

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Apr 28, 2014

DIY Idea: Make Your Own Rustic Modern Copper Planters

Copper Planters

This warm and rustic yet contemporary copper planters are killer. They'd work in any kind of space, whether you live in a lush home or a modest… read more

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Apr 25, 2014

Weekend Project: Perfect the Perfect Homemade Pizza

created at: 04/16/2013

It's that time of year when our special dinner nights are in that "in between" phase. Gone are the chili nights, the slow-cooked soups, and the long braises of winter, but it's not quite time for all day cookouts, the throwing together a plate of summer produce and bread and just embracing the simplicity of the season.   created at: 04/25/2014

To which we say: good. Use this transitional time to nail down something technique-based, like perfecting homemade… read more

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Apr 24, 2014

Low in Calories, High in Wool: Knitted Comfort Food by Jessica Dance

Artist and 3D illustrator Jessica Dance has collaborated with food photographer David Sykes for "The Comfort Food Series," a collection of knitted tableaus that are "low calorie, high in… read more

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Apr 23, 2014

Beautiful (?!) Photos of the Bathrooms and Kitchens of America's Bachelors

Photographer Michael Rababy set about capture an interesting subject: the dirtiest rooms in the homes of some of the United States dirtiest people:… read more

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Apr 21, 2014

Site of the Day: The Stupid Trendy Cocktail Bar Name Generator

created at: 04/21/2014

We've all seen them. We're walking around some urban gathering of boutiques, restaurants, and the like, and we stumble across some new bar with an aesthetic that inspires us to say..."Man, that's going to look so 2012 in a couple of years." You know the place: the bartenders arm garters, everything's served in mason jars, and there's probably a meat cleaver in the… read more

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