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.
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:
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.