Man Made DIY


Jul 09, 2013

Surreal Digital Illustrations by Tebe Interesno

I'm completely entranced by these digital illustrations by Tebe Interesno. I think what draws me is the contrast … read more


Jul 09, 2013

Inspiring Workspaces: The Mozilla Factory in Japan

Mozilla Factory in Japan []

Mozilla's new space in Japan is what our interior design dreams are made of: bright open spaces, pops of colour, and a minimal aesthetic that allows for ideas to grow.… read more


Jul 08, 2013

Furniture Design Inspiration: The SPOOLSTOOL

The SPOOLSTOOL by Joe Levy []

Whoa... Part coffee table, part extension cord, part desk lamp, part stool, part piece of functional art. Indeed, good things come in small packages.   … read more


Jul 03, 2013

Incredibly Realistic Acrylic Motorcycle Paintings by Kenji Shibata

Acrylic paintings by Kenji Shibata []

We are not kidding - these are paintings! Incredibly detailed acrylic paintings on cotton cloth. Damn good art for all of you motorbike lovers!… read more


Jul 01, 2013

Brand Awareness: Decoding the Fascinating History and Imagery of Cattle Branding

I know we all know this, but it's never not interesting to me to recall that our modern notion of "brand" - small companies and giant corporations, logos and awareness and identities - were born from those literal brands: distinct identities burned with a hot iron stamp.   … read more


Jul 01, 2013

Underwater Typography by Ich Bin Kong

A clever way to get you to jump in the water without freaking out...and looking like you're in a Mr. Bean's summer episode. (You guys watch Mr. Bean too, right?)… read more


Jul 01, 2013

Modern Canadian Design: The Label Chair

The Label Chair by Félix Guyon & La Firme []

As ManMade's resident Canadian, I don't want to toot our own horn, but seriously, how awesome is this Label Chair? Vintage inspiration and modern design at its finest.… read more


Jun 28, 2013

Who Made That?

created at: 06/28/2013

This morning, I totally got caught up exploring this stunning interactive article from The New York Times Magazine "Innovations Issue." Entitled "Who Made That?" it's a fascinating… read more


Jun 27, 2013

Great Product Design: The Jet Pack by Tessel

Jet Pack by Tessel []

If you're tired of carrying around a bulky backpack that feels like a sack of potatoes, you should then upgrade to one of these bad boys.… read more


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


Jun 25, 2013

Konstruktor: The DIY SLR Camera You Make Yourself

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Lomography has caught up with the DIY trend by creating a brand new 35mm camera that comes in bits and pieces, ready to … read more


Jun 24, 2013

______ as______: Food Idioms Recreated as Edible Typography

Designer Christine Kawasaki-Chan recently embarked on this clever project: a collection of food idioms recreated in dish-based type. … read more


Jun 19, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: June 19, 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. 


This camp cobbler on a mountaintop recipe video by Shaun and Kelsey of Happyolks is doing everything it can… read more


Jun 18, 2013

Intention: There Are a Thousand No's For Every Yes

Intention - Designed by Apple []

Forgo your stance on technology and brands, and take note of the message in this video by Apple California.… read more


Jun 18, 2013

Take the Quiz: Who is Your Design Alter-Ego?

created at: 06/18/2013

The Open University, a YouTube channel devoted to providing free education to all, have a created a series of videos under the heading "Design in Nutshell," each sharing a cool ninety-second intro to design movements of the last two centuries.

As an added piece of discovery, the series includes a fun quick quiz to help determine your design "alter ego."   … read more

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