Feb 26, 2013

A ManMade Interview on the Pinterest Blog

Hello, ManMakers! This week has taken a bit of a surprising turn - I've traveled back to my home town for some unfortunate family business. My grandmother passed away, and we're currently planning the funeral, services, as well as beginning the work of dealing with her affairs, the estate, and her home, where she lived with my grandfather and her family since 1960. 

So, regular updates will be sparse for a bit, but I wanted to share this fun collaboration I worked on with the cool folks at Pinterest. 

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Feb 20, 2013

Video: Crafting a Handmade Chair from Scratch

created at: 05/28/2013

My friend Jamie of Design Milk got an awesome chance to share this look at designer/maker Daniel Moyer crafting a custom chair from a huge slab of walnut milled just for him. The video strikes a perfect balance: it's just long enough, the music's great,

and each scene walks you through the process of tree to final finish. With just enough workshop envy. Watch it below:   

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Feb 17, 2013

Daily Dishonesty: Typographic Illustrations of the Lies We Tell Every Day

"Daily Dishonesty" is a fun illustration series by artist Lauren Nicole Hom. Each features a typographic take on one of those little mistruths that we tell ourselves to make sure we enjoy our day. 

Sometimes they

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Feb 16, 2013

Infographic: 21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words

created at: 02/21/2013

You know when someone asks you what your thinking about, and you just can't find the term? Or, when you're asked how you feel about something, and you have to start it with a caveat or an "I don't know" before searching for the best approximation?

Chances are, there are words for those situation, they're just likely not in the English dictionary.   

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Feb 13, 2013

So, What's the Deal... Do You Actually Celebrate Valentine's Day?

created at: 02/13/2013

Last week, a great friend sent me a message asking if I could hang out this week, while he's on a bit of work break. I replied with a "Sure, I'm free on Tuesday and Thursday evenings." 

Him: Thursday is Valentine's Day.
Me: Oh, right. Are you going to do something?
Him: Yeah, aren't you?
Me: Let's make it Tuesday.        

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Feb 13, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: February 13, 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.

WTF, Evolution? is a new educational humor blog that shares some of nature's most unlikely creations, like this guy, the 

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Feb 13, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: February 20, 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. 

"Down for the Count" chart shows the number and means of deaths in Quentin Tarantino movies. And Pulp Fiction is among

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Feb 11, 2013

Knitting Behind Bars: How Crafting is Transforming the Lives of Male Convicts

created at: 02/11/2013

Here's a little man-crafting feel-good story for your Monday morning: Good.is reports on how knitting has had an incredible positive impact on a group of male prisoners. Whether you're well-versed in the fiber arts or not, this can't help but make you smile.   

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Feb 07, 2013

The Secret to Making Perfect Nachos at Home

Yeah, the Super Bowl is over. So what. Nachos are the perfect indulgent food and one of those things where if you know a few tricks, the homemade version will blow the pants off of the soggy ones at the local pub.   

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Feb 06, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: February 6, 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. 

Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi uses clothing and composition - not Photoshop trickery - for "Transform," a series of

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Feb 04, 2013

Panto'N'Roll: Color Swatches Meet Pop Song Titles

Panto'N'Roll is the clever new project from creative firm Chic & Artistic, wherein the sub Pantone swatches for colors mentioned in song titles and lyrics. It's part design joke, part homage to pop music, and all sorts of fun.    

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Feb 01, 2013

Amazing Aerial Photos of Colorful Fields in the Netherlands

For the same reason I get a kick out of this bright pink lake in Senegal or these colorfully striped mountains in China, the amazing colors and abstract geometric shapes of these aerial photos of

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Jan 31, 2013

Menswear Dog

There are likely tens of thousands of menswear blogs out there, and as the proprietor of a men's site, I try to keep up with them.   

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Jan 31, 2013

A Rare Historical Scotch, Back on the Rocks

In 1907, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out to reach the South Pole, taking all the gear, food, and fuel necessary to keep the team alive in the extreme climate. The Antarctic explorer also brought something else with him, cases 

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Jan 30, 2013

An Animated Gif that Shows How a Key Opens a Standard Lock

This might be old news to some, but I'll cop to the fact that I had more-or-less zero idea how a key and lock actually works. Something with tumblers and cylinders and somethingorother... 

And then, I watched this animated gif, and everything makes perfect sense, and I feel sorta silly for not knowing it before.    

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