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Aug 16, 2013

Friendly Advice to a Lot of Young Men

In 1957, poet, author, and "laureate of American lowlife" Charles Bukowski wrote a poem entitled "Friendly Advice to a lot of Young Men."   

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Aug 15, 2013

DIY Inspiration: Top Drawer Stair Storage

Storage / Interior design. Photo by Osamu Abe

When it comes to smart, minimal design, Japan often takes the cake. If you are going nuts due to the lack of storage space, you gots to take at look this!

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Aug 15, 2013

Video: Turning a Fallen Tree into a Handcrafted Skateboard

created at: 05/28/2013

ManMade readers and filmaker Josh Brine created this cool video featuring Jacob and Luke Cowdin, two brothers who turned a tree that fell in their backyard into something they could skate.  

created at: 08/15/2013

The wood appears to be a a trunk of spalted

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Aug 14, 2013

The Best Dressed Film Characters of All Time

created at: 08/14/2013

Ever look to the silver screen for style inspiration? What looks get you going? James Bond, sure, but are you more of Steve McQueen or James Deen? How about Woody Allen (seriously)?   

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Aug 14, 2013

A Serious Case of House Envy: 23.2 by Omer Arbel

23.2 Home. Photo credit: Omer Arbel

It's hard to believe that this Vancouver property is actually a home and not the set of a perfectly styled magazine cover, but people actually live here. Want to see the rest? (you do). Click through to get a mini tour.

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Aug 13, 2013

The Evolution of American Barbecue

If there was ever a truly American food tradition, my vote goes to barbecue. This unique culinary tradition is quite a hot button issue in the "barbecue belt," which extends from the Carolinas through Tennessee and Georgia then into Missouri/Kansas and Texas. 

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Aug 12, 2013

The Subtle Mysteries of Dinosaur Sex

Look...I'm totally willing to admit that this has nothing to do with crafting...or men...or DIY stuff. But, it's one of the more fascinating things that's captured my attention in a long while, and I think you'll enjoy it too.

The question is: If dinosaurs ruled the earth for 130 million years, they had to reproduce. And since they have some of the least babymaking features, how, exactly, did they do it?    

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Aug 12, 2013

How to Entertain Like a Modern Gentleman [Infographic]

created at: 08/12/2013

A few weeks ago, the team at Gascón wines invited ManMade to share some of our favorite guy-friendly entertaining tips. So,

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Aug 12, 2013

Inspired by Nature: KUSA Grass Flip Flops

KUSA Grass Flip Flops

Just when you thought you've seen it all, then along comes a grassy pair of flip flops that will make you feel like an urban flower child.

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Aug 08, 2013

Swimming Pool Photography Series by Franck Bohbot

Swimming pool series by Franck Bohbot [http://www.franckbohbot.com/series/album/swimmingpool?p=1]

French photographer Franck Bohbot has elevated the concept of an indoor swimming pool to gallery-worthy heights.

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Aug 08, 2013

Video: Crafting Handmade Leather and Wood Bicycle Accessories from Scratch

created at: 05/28/2013

Tristan Stoch, a filmmaker from Portland, OR, created this look at Geoff Franklin, a PDX-based craftsman who makes leather and wood goods and accessories at Walnut Studiolo. 

created at: 08/08/2013 It's two minutes very well-spent. Watch it below:

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Aug 07, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: August 7, 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.

 

A look at how much caffeine is actually in a storebought cup. Apparently, "the milligrams of caffeine per ounce vary from chain to chain as

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Aug 06, 2013

Roundup: 6 Mouthwatering Burger Recipes

Porcini Mushroom burgers by Use Real Butter [http://userealbutter.com/2013/07/14/porcini-mushroom-gruyere-burgers-recipe/]

Try not to drool all over the keyboard while your eyes feast on these amazingly flavourful burger recipes. Fire up the grill and join us in the kitchen!

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Aug 05, 2013

How to Look Sharp and Stay Cool when Dressing Up in Summer

A few weeks ago, I posed the question in our Ask ManMade column, "What the _____ are men supposed to wear to dress up in the summer?"   

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Aug 01, 2013

5 Ways to Wear Colorful Shorts without Looking like a Weirdo

Photo via [http://www.gq.com.mx/galerias/los-mejores-shorts-para-vestir-en-el-verano/1078/image/28655]

The ManMade approach to style has always been to seek out the classics. And true, layered and subdued works in the winter, but summer's the time for embracing the season and trying new things. So, go out on a limb and check out these ideas for wearing colorful/patterned shorts so you can step up your style for the summer...while still feeling like yourself. 

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