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Feb 07, 2011

A Single Guy Organizes His Closet

created at: 02/07/2011

Closets: A Logical Fallacy

Premise 1) Closets have doors that close

Premise 2) Normal human beings can not see through closed doors

Premise 3) It's not necessary to keep things clean that normal human beings cannot see

Conclusion :: P1 and P2 = mostly true; P3 = argument

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Feb 07, 2011

Shoot, That's Fun: Art Made from Bullet Holes

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 02/07/2011

Talk about the creative process...

Walt Creel creates original artwork with a deadly weapon. The Birmingham, Alabama-based artist uses a .22-caliber rifle to make pointilist portraits of southern wildlife onto 4x6-foot aluminum panels.

created at: 02/07/2011

"My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. To manipulate the gun into a tool of creation and use it in a way that removed it from its original purpose, to deweaponize it."

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Feb 04, 2011

Free Download: "Arrested Development" Paper Dolls

created at: 02/04/2011

Kyle Hilton got a bit distracted from an illustration project that was due soon. And by distracted, I mean he did what the best of us have: he started watching an entire season of Arrested Development. Inspired by his choice procrastination, he started another illustration project: paper dolls of the show's memorable moments.… read more

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Feb 02, 2011

Make a Guitar Strap from a Necktie

created at: 02/02/2011

When I got my first guitar at age of 13, I was all over that mid-90s loudness that I thought went with rock and roll: alien faces on my guitar picks, vending machine stickers all over my case, and a loud, bold guitar strap.

As I matured, and realized there were other options than those offered at my local mall-based music shop, I went the completely opposite direction: black or neutral straps, plain picks, etc, etc.

And now, fifteen years later (wow...), I think I'd like something in the middle. Perhaps a handmade, subtle, yet… read more

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Feb 02, 2011

Embroidery Fit for Fellows

This ManMade guest post was written by K. Faith Morgan

created at: 02/02/2011

Understandably, you’ve traditionally thought of embroidery as a mostly feminine pursuit, but I've gathered some awesome examples to change… read more

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Feb 01, 2011

Paul is a Serious Crafter

created at: 02/01/2011

Paul Einlyng is a serious… read more

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Feb 01, 2011

Fonts in Use Explores Typography in the Real World

created at: 02/01/2011

There are all sorts of way to expand your understanding of typography: great books,iPhone apps, online tutorials...Each are great, when you're into studying black text on white pages and copyright-free examples, or when taking the flash card approach.

But, what about real world examples? What about seeing the typefaces you love not in a menu somewhere, but on a billboard, in a magazine, or in a logo at the grocery store?

That, my friends, is where Fonts in Use… read more

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Jan 31, 2011

The Best Picture Oscar Nominees...In LEGO

created at: 01/31/2011

The King's Speech

LEGO pro and film fan Alex Eylar has combined his love to recreate scenes from each of the 2011 Academy Award nominees for Best Picture.

created at: 01/31/2011

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Jan 28, 2011

Behind-the-Scenes: The ManMade Office Gets a Makeover

created at: 01/28/2011

Six months ago, I left my then-current career to pursue creative work full-time. In doing so, I realized I probably needed an actual space beyond my couch to stay organized, and keep track of various projects, etc. So, for the last few months, I gave the spare bedroom in my house a 100% overhaul to become a functional craft studio and office.

Like a tour? Of course!… read more

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Jan 28, 2011

The Coenfographic

created at: 01/28/2011

I'll admit it. I'll probably never tire of seeing interesting information conveyed via good design. I mean, what kind of hater wouldn't wanna learn something and appreciate good layout and typography skills?

Designer Tom Muller created the "Coenfographic" a labor of love that details the actors and characters of the films of Joel and Ethan… read more

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Jan 27, 2011

Martin's Vintage Masculine Dreamhouse

created at: 01/27/2011

My buddy Kirsten spied the incredible home of Martin and Jenny in the Möllevången neighborhood in Malmö, Sweden.

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Jan 26, 2011

Masking Tape Graffiti

created at: 01/26/2011

I'm a huge fan of street art, but I do understand the arguments that liken some of it to vandalism. Not the impromptu installations of sculptures, or even yarn graffiti, but no matter how awesome, spray paint can do damage. And most graffiti isn't really art at all, just immature tagging that can leave permanent and unattractive results.

So they idea of impromptu public art that doesn't actually hurt anything? Well, that's just about as good as it gets.

created at: 01/26/2011

BUFFDiss is a street artist who creates his works on walls, floors, and public spaces, but works exclusively in masking tape, allowing his pieces to be… read more

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Jan 25, 2011

The United States of Shame

created at: 01/25/2011

Late 2010 and early 2011 have been all about the infographics, and topographic roundups of a state's signature ________. We've seen food, and favorite films, but this latest release takes a different approach: Identifiying some of the worst… read more

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Jan 20, 2011

Vintage Suitcase Doggy Bed

Brian started out with a red vintage suitcase very similar to the one Chris used in Make It! Secondhand Chic:

But he ended up with a very different result!

A couple of 1x4s for reinforcement and some stylish cone-shaped legs give this dogged old suitcase a new leash on life (sorry):

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Jan 17, 2011

The Beginner's Guide to Beards

created at: 01/17/2011

We at ManMade are big fans of beards, and as such, realize that sporting one is way more than just not shaving.

So, we love Valet magazine's "Beginners Guide to Beards" which contains helpful, real advice for managing facial hair of all sorts of lengths.

A seriously… read more

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