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Jun 01, 2011

Gummy Bearskin Rug

created at: 06/01/2011

Sometimes, I see things that confirm my faith in… read more

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Jun 01, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: June 1, 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.

Artist Spencer Tunick creates large-scale assemblies of nude volunteers and takes amazing photographs of the… read more

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Jun 01, 2011

DIY Flood Levees in Action

If you've been hanging out on the internet for the past week or so, you've likely seen one of these images of homes surrounded with a heavy mounded ring of earth and sand, and that ring surrounded by miles of water. These photos are quite striking, especially seen in contrast with one another.

The Daily Mail has rounded up a collection of these amazing photographs that you simply gotta… read more

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Jun 01, 2011

My Life is Complete

created at: 06/01/2011

When the little notification thing popped up on my phone this morning, I was, err, a little… read more

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May 31, 2011

Beer Can (and Should!) Be a Key Ingredient in Lots of Tasty Cocktails

Beer is meant to stand on its own. Whether it's ice cold or cellar temp, from a draft or a bottle (or, gah, cans), in a frosty mug or a fancy snifter, it doesn't ask to play well with others. It's not an ingredient, but a finished product.

Except, it does work well in cocktails. "Beer has taken on a new and nuanced role… read more

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May 27, 2011

Pop Culture Quiz: Play Name that Movie with Clockbusters

created at: 05/27/2011

Veer, a stock image company, has a fun new game - Clockbusters - that tosses up three related images from its collection, and then challenges you to name the movie which they… read more

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May 27, 2011

Literally Unbelievable: Fake News Stories Taken Seriously on Facebook

The Onion is well-known for its ability to create humorous fake news stories that still manage to comment on the truth of contemporary experience.

Though, not everyone knows that. Like these users on Facebook, who seem to honestly share Onion news headlines with their friends, who are equally… read more

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May 26, 2011

Infographic of the Day: Sitting is Killing You

created at: 05/26/2011

Here at ManMade, we're big proponents of not sitting all day during work hours. Especially as bloggers and editors, where we're more naturally inclined to...sit all day during work hours.

We've covered the dangers before, even offering this easy solution to create a standing workspace.

But in case you're not quite convinced, take a look at this… read more

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May 26, 2011

ManMade Joins the 2011 True Value Blog Squad

When the people at True Value got in touch with us about joining their DIY Blog Squad for 2011, we were psyched. Last year's group included some heavy hitters like DesignMom, DIYdiva, and The Lettered Cottage, so I knew we'd be in good company.

Chris and I have a list of fun projects lined up for the summer, including, but not limited to, so don't hold us to this list in court, ok?:

- A Nelson-inspired slatted bench
- Raised garden beds
- Etched copper plant labels
- A sloped garden re-lanscaping project
- Some other miscellaneous fixer-upper projects

Of course, if there's a particular project you'd like to suggest, please let us… read more

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May 25, 2011

World's Weirdest Looking Bike is Also the Fastest

The SplinterBike is made of nothing but wood - no screws, metal, gears, rubber, etc. It also kinda looks like a cow.

But, apparently, it's hella fast. The creator, Michael Thompson, "says that because some hardwoods are known to naturally excrete oils, certain components will effectively be self-lubricating. For example, the "metal bearings" are made from the naturally-oily ironread more

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May 25, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: May 25, 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.

The Neon Boneyard is where lighted signs go to retire. The photos are… read more

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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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