Man Made DIY


Apr 23, 2012

Vintage Baseball Logos from 1956

created at: 04/23/2012

Baseball fan site the Eephus League of Baseball Minutiae discovered these awesome illustrated logos of major league teams, circa 1956.   … read more


Apr 23, 2012

Reimagined Skateboards by Arthur King

French artist and art director Arthur King uses a simple pair of skateboard wheels and a series of non-skateboard objects for his unique series, "La planche a roulette."

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Apr 23, 2012

DIY Idea: Wood Slice Wall Art

created at: 04/21/2012

Looking to spice up your living room walls on a budget? Well I cam across Debra Pagel's wood slice wall sculptures on Etsy and thought to myself, "Wow that's really cool stuff. And that's actually something I could make!" It's not often that such realizations come to me (my tiny NYC apartment isn't exactly conducive to many sculpture projects).   … read more


Apr 20, 2012

50+ Awesome, Creative Ways to Display and Store Books

Say what you want about the decline of the bound paper book, but, as a someone who spends most of each day online as part of my full time job, I believe the internet, at least the parts where I interact, loves books and print media. Every day, I've see folks talking about books, making stuff with them, sharing their experience of reading them, and most interestingly, sharing awesome ways to store and display them.   … read more


Apr 20, 2012

The Science of Why "The Cinnamon Challenge" Is Nearly Impossible

created at: 04/20/2012

In case your not a teenage boy at a sleepover, or some college kids with a webcam, the "cinnamon challenge" is the inheritor of plenty of betyoucan'tdothis dares: eat five saltines in a minute, or drink a gallon of milk in an hour. The task sounds simple: eat a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, without drinking anything to wash it down. And now, in the era of the internet, it's become both a trend among junior high and college kids and an online meme.   … read more


Apr 20, 2012

Knit Motorcycle Cozy

created at: 04/19/2012

We've all seen yarn bombing, I know, but have you ever seen anything like this done to a motorcycle before? Theresa Honeywell's hand knit pink motorcycle cozy essentially renders the bike useless (even if it does look cool). So if it's no longer a working motorcycle, what is it?

Sculpture.   … read more


Apr 19, 2012

For Those Who've Dreamed of Furniture Made from Waffles...

created at: 04/19/2012

...You wish has been granted. Created by artists Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira, "Sapore dei Mobili [Furniture Tasting]" was "born as a reflection about the velocity of the contemporary furniture industry,… read more


Apr 18, 2012

Tiny Little Worlds on the Edge of Destruction

NYC-based artist Thomas Doyle creates beautiful miniature sculptures teetering on the brink of disaster. "The pieces in Doyle's 1:43 scale series feature demolished, buried and over-the-edge houses, pristine green landscapes, and tiny human figures. Domestic yet catastrophic, these intricate miniature worlds reminds us the power of nature and how small we really are."

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Apr 18, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: April 18, 2012

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.

The Collective Snapshot by Pep Ventosa is a series of images that “blend together dozens of snapshots to create an abstraction of the places we’ve been and the things we’ve seen.”    … read more


Apr 17, 2012

Beautiful Still Life Photos of Rotting Food

"Nobody likes to see good food go bad. But Klaus Pichler's photography series One Third, which portrays food in advanced stages of decay, is a feast for the eyes — even if it turns the stomach."

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Apr 16, 2012

30 Alternatives to the Traditional Nightstand

The nightstand or bedside table is an essential. Regardless of how minimalist-y you live, everyone needs a place to store a few essentials: your alarm clock, your glasses, a glass of water, some books and magazines. Except, it's pretty rare, at least among young adults, to have a pair that actually match your bed as set. So, you've gotta find ones that are similar in wood tone and details and hardware and trim...or you can just skip the traditional nightstand altogether, and opt for one of these alternatives instead.   … read more


Apr 13, 2012

Take a Tour of Don Draper's New (Not) Bachelor Pad

The current season of Mad Men finds Don Draper married, and far away from his Conneticut colonial of yore and pathetic, dreary one-bedroom from last season and finally living in what mid-century fans and men everywhere have been waiting for: a warm and colorful bachelor-ish pad with a sunken living room, deep walnut cabinets, a built-in TV, a very, very impressive home bar.   … read more


Apr 12, 2012

Handmade Wooden Nintendo Controller Coffee Table, Actually Works

Venice, CA-based woodworker Charles Lushear has completed a noble undertaking: he's built a 42" x 18.25" all hardwood coffee table in the visage of an original NES controller. Maple, walnut, and mahogany provide for natural color variation (light, dark, and medium, respectfully), and the whole case is held together by strong, perfectly cut dovetail joints.

Oh, and it also functions as a WORKING NES CONTROLLER.   … read more


Apr 11, 2012

Beards, the Infographic: Get a PhD in Facial Hair

created at: 04/11/2012

Friends and ManMakers: I present an infographic. About beards.      … read more


Apr 11, 2012

55 Inspiring Typographic Quotes for Creatives

created at: 04/11/2012


Usually, I don't care much for things that are full of what they are: Hollywood movies about Hollywood, hip-hop songs about being a rapper. But, I have a soft spot for all the great type-based 'motivational' sayings that have all over the design blogosphere. I think it's mostly because I'm surprised that I can be moved by such visuals, actually inspired, certainly more than cheesey script-y phrases from the craft store or those photos of mountains with some definition that hung in everyone's office in the 90s. (Okay some of these have mountains too, but they're awesome mountains.)   … read more

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