Man Made DIY


Nov 13, 2012

Infographic: How Beer Saved the World

created at: 11/13/2012

Indy Beers takes an interesting look on the unique and curious role that beer has played in the history of Western culture and politics … read more


Nov 12, 2012

DIY Idea: Make a Chalkboard Wall-Mounted Home Organizer

In my house, it's the half-wall between the landing and the stairs. So I certainly know that when your countertops, desks, and other flat surfaces are continually filled with mail, errands, and other "to do" related goodies, it's time for an official solution. And since horizontal spaces just aren't working, you gotta go vertical.   … read more


Nov 12, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Meat

If knowing is half the battle, then half the battle when it comes to cooking main course proteins is selecting the right cut, prepping it, and how'll you serve it before anything actually touches heat (or in some cases, stays uncooked).   … read more


Nov 08, 2012

Men's Hearts are Growing Smarter

Though many men struggle to admit it: relationships are important. Like, super important. And not just finding a long-term partner, but a sense of intimacy across all of one's life and activities.… read more


Nov 07, 2012

How Iwan Ban Shot that Photo of Post-Sandy New York in Partial Darkness asked Dutch photographer Iwan Ban how he managed to shoot this soon-to-be iconic image of New York City, in the midst of the post-Hurricane Sandy blackouts, which is featured on the cover of this week's issue of New York magazine.   … read more


Nov 07, 2012

Beautifully Crafted Miniature 18th Century Toolchest with Tiny, Working Tools

Artist William Robertson just completed this "astounding" miniature replica of the 18th century Hewitt Tool Chest, on display in Colonial Williamsburg. It includes tiny, functional tools - you can see the handplane shaving away the pencil in the photo above.   … read more


Nov 06, 2012

State of the Art: The Electoral College Explained in M&Ms

To remind you of exactly how the presidential elections work in the U.S., Christoph Niemann offers this little visual M&Ms.   … read more


Nov 06, 2012

Dutch Scientists Create Concrete that Heals Itself with Built-in Bacteria

Concrete is amazing stuff, and fun to work with in your own art and DIY projects. But, if it suffers a crack, the surrounding material will begin to disintegrate.

So, a team of scientists in the Netherlands have a created a new mix that can regenerate itself with the help of handy nutrient-munching bacteria.… read more


Nov 02, 2012

The Best Mustache in America?

created at: 11/02/2012

In honor of Movember, the Mustache Institute has given the 2012 "Mustached American of the Year" to … read more


Oct 31, 2012

How to: 3 "Dexter"-Inspired Blood Splatter Cocktails to Make for Halloween

Whether you've a fairly stocked bar to draw on, or you need to make a pit stop at the store before the Trick-or-Treaters arrive in a few hours, make sure whatever you'll be enjoying tonight is seasonal, tasty, and just scary enough to be these three "blood splatter" cocktail recipes that can be as eerie as you want 'em. A "Trinity" of Dexter-inspired drinks, if you will. (Get it?)

   … read more


Oct 31, 2012

Our Favorite Pumpkin of the Year: The TMNT Krang-O-Lantern

I haven't carved a pumpkin in years. I didn't really like doing it as a kid, and I especially don't like doing it now. Will I clean a sugar pumpkin out and cook with it? Absolutely. But a decorative job? For some reason...not for me.

created at: 10/31/2012

Which is why I'm especially appreciative when some inspired home squash… read more


Oct 31, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: Special Halloween Edition - October 31, 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.

Designer and artist Michael Pippo created a series of posters for everyone's favorite… read more


Oct 30, 2012

Amazing Spiral Family Tree of Greek Mythology

In college, I specialized in classics and Ancient Greek studies, so this beautifully designed "Greek Myth Family Spiral" definitely appeals to my not-so-inner antiquities geek, so please indulge me.… read more


Oct 29, 2012

The Ten Songs that Saved Your Life

created at: 10/29/2012

"But don`t forget the songs that made you cry...and the songs that saved your life"
- The Smiths, "Rubber Ring"

"Ten Songs that Saved Your Life" is a project that asks artists, musicians, writers, designers, and other creatives to pick the, uh, ten songs that saved their lives.… read more


Oct 25, 2012

DIY Idea: Make a Chalkboard State Map

created at: 10/25/2012

The use of chalkboard paint in design and decor projects has been seen over and over again since it became available, but I think this graphic map is particularly great example. Rather than covering… read more

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