Man Made DIY


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May 24, 2011

Pencil vs. Camera

created at: 12/01/2010

It's been said that some of the best songs are those that sound like you've heard them a thousand times upon first listen. Reliable, fresh, yet totally familiar and I-wish-I-thought-of-that invoking.

Belgian artist Ben Heine's series "Pencil Vs. Camera" is sorta the visual equivalent. We've all played with subsituting objects in photos, but it's never been done like this, or thisread more

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May 23, 2011

Scott Allen Hill's Animal Alphabet

created at: 12/01/2010

I stumbled across Scott Allen Hill's Illustrated Animal Alphabet at the exact same moment the clouds broke and the sun came out.

It was magic. And a little bit Thomas Kinkade… read more

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May 23, 2011

How Spam Actually Works

created at: 05/23/2011

No one will argue that spam in your inbox is just junk, not because it never actually says anything, but because it's impossible to imagine that anyone can actually make money of misspelled words for medicine and penis-enlargers.

Turns out, that's not entirely true. People do click, send money, and actually get products.… read more

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May 20, 2011

Funny Hundred Dollar Bills

Meet Your Franklin seeks to be an "international, bearer of a cultural reflexion." As such, it invites you to re-create a symbol of modern society: the $100 bill, y'all.

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May 19, 2011

The Quarter Life Crisis?

It hits you hard. One day, you've realized those things you've clung to for the last decade aren't actually what you're going for. Perhaps, for previous generation, such enlightments really didn't come until middle age, when there are often kids, mortgages, and stock options involved.

But for an increasing number of young adults, mega-life changes hit in your… read more

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May 18, 2011

When the What? Hilarious, Clever Hand Drawn Timelines

When the What? is an outstanding collection of hand drawn timelines created by Jim Darlington. My fave? The Time-Traveling Fictional Bar… read more

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May 18, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: May 18, 2011

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.

created at: 05/18/2011

Lexadecimal defines words made from hexadecimal color codes. I know, it's hard to explain, but just go there and check… read more

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May 17, 2011

The Cardigan Abides - The Dude's Sweater is Back

The Dude's Sweater

Remember the first time you saw The Big Lebowski, and all your friends hated it and thought it was boring, but you couldn't stop laughing? Remember how, two years later, in college, it was suddenly everyone's all-time favorite movie?

Yeah, me too. I also remember thinking, "Where can I get that sweater?" Well, now you can; the original was made by Pendelton Woolen Mills, and this year they're bringing it back:

Who is this dude?

Could they have chosen a less 'Dude'-like… read more

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May 17, 2011

Super Duper Sick

created at: 05/17/2011

Friends, I've worked my way through some serious sniffles, tummyaches, and flu bugs over the last few months, but today, the germs have gottent the best of me.

You don't want me writing anything today. Trust me.

Hopefully, I'll be back with you tomorrow. Enjoy your Tuesday!

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May 16, 2011

The 2011 World's Best Beards!

The 2011 World Beard Championships were held yesterday, and the winner was this one: Of course it features a Norweigan flag and a reindeer!

 Also, don't miss this other amazing beards,… read more

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May 13, 2011

Am I Wearing Pants?

created at: 05/13/2011

Okay...so, this is not necessarily for men. In fact, it's specifically not addressed to guys. But as passive observers of the crazy places that women's bottom-oriented clothing are going, it's a good 101 to learning about what in the world is going on.

And it's really… read more

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May 13, 2011

Depressing Tax Returns Become Beautiful Rolled Paper Art

Artist Nava Lubelski creates these organic, molecule-like rolled paper installations from tax return… read more

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May 12, 2011

Before and After: Casey's Masculine Loft Makeover

Casey recently bought a unit in the Minneapolis loft where he'd been renting, and gave it a very fine… read more

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May 12, 2011

Man Builds an Entire Home Gym from Car Parts

Perhaps you're there for the standard oil change. Maybe you need new tires, a timing belt replaced, or worse, major engine work. Whatever the reason you're visiting the auto body shop, you're stuck there for the time being. Those dudes in the blue jump suit are holding your car hostage, until they've had their fill of upcharging you and overpriced filter changes.

So, what to do when you're hanging out, hoping the parts and labor will still allow you to eat this month.

You… read more

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May 11, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: May 11, 2011

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.

Dude crafts himself into aread more

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