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May 04, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: May 04, 2011

created at: 04/17/2013

Weezer: The 8-bit Album: Download it for… read more

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May 03, 2011

Remember How Awesome and Weird It Was to Be a Kid?

Sara from The Spotted Fox highlights these amazing photos from the 1977 book The Family of Children. She remarks, quite thoughtfully, "They remind me how weird it was to be a kid. When you’re that young, the world seems utterly bizarre and so you act accordingly."

I couldn't agree more. And the photos are… read more

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May 03, 2011

10 Amazing iPad Case Mods

No, I don't have one yet, but buddy, if I did, I'd be finding all sorts of cool and crazy places to install an iPad. And for inspiration? Why, I'd turn to these clever mods and… read more

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May 03, 2011

Brutal Knitting!

Tracy Widdess has got to be one of the most talented fiber artists out there. Her knitted creations are equally inspiring and terrifying, the actual definition of "awesome," or, for you intellectuals, mysterium tremendum et fascinans. It's a thing; look it up.

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May 02, 2011

How to Match Your Tie to Your Shirt, Sweater, or Suit

I've gone on record multiples times, in which I've shared that publishing ManMade has giving me a whole new appreciation for the necktie. As a full-time writer/crafter/artist/blogger/guy-who-technically-doesn't-have-to-get-dressed-most-days, its fun to have an excuse to get a little snazzed up and throw on a tie. (To you who have to wear one everyday, keep fighting the good fight).

And, whether you wear one daily or just a few times a year, it has to match the rest of… read more

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May 02, 2011

30 Free Design-y Desktop Wallpaper Calendars for May

April showers bring...May desktop wallpapers?

Sure, why not? It's officially spring, so its time to air out your house, give your closet and cupboards a good onceover, so why not update your desktop as well. To do so, I suggest these thirty awesome May 2011 calendar wallpapers from graphic design experts Smashing… read more

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May 02, 2011

Tiny People Interacting with the Real World

created at: 12/01/2010

Photographer Vincent Bousserez has created "Plastic Life," a photo series featuring tiny people trying to make their way in an extra-largeread more

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Apr 29, 2011

Taxidermy Gone Terribly, Terribly Wrong

Sarah from Curbed.com recently stumpled upon Crappy Taxidermy, which catalogs, you guessed it, crazy taxidermy projects from around the world. She rounded up ten highlights, which simply must be… read more

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Apr 29, 2011

Top 5: Awesome Sites for Crafters

The internet is wonderful thing. Ten years ago, if you wanted to learn how to do something, you'd have to go the library to research, or take a class, or (gasp!), call someone!

Now, all you have to do is hop online, and you can get step-by-step instructions and tool reviews so as to make nearly anything.

But, of course, anyone can get a website, and so you need to plow through all the options to find the most helpful, reliable… read more

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Apr 28, 2011

Your Parents on Facebook: 24 Hilarious, Embarrassing Examples

created at: 04/28/2011

With more than 500 million users, and its emerged status as the only online networking site that matters anymore, your parents are probably on Facebook. Mine are. Nothing too awful, though I'm still teaching my dad about the Inbox.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for these twenty-four unfortunate… read more

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Apr 28, 2011

Moby Has a Castle: The Musician's Masculine Mid-Century Style

created at: 04/28/2011

Moby, once the epitome of urban, NYC musician type, has a new home: a castle in the Hollywood Hills. And? It's pretty awesome.

It has a turret built for the original owner's pet monkey, the Rolling Stones slept here for a bit, plenty of adult films have been shot around the pool, and possesses a killer tiki bar.

"There is also what he calls the “penultimate” Hollywood view, for which you have to go up the stairs to the master bedroom. Be careful: Moby’s one rule is no shoes on the rug. O.K., now plop down on the rumpled bed. Looking through the window straight ahead, you can see the canyon fall to the Hollywood Reservoir; to your right and up the hill is the famous Hollywood sign. If he were a Hollywood producer and wanted to impress some actress, Moby says, he’d useread more

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Apr 28, 2011

Styrofoam Cup Typography

I'm the last person to recommend the use of polystyrene, but I can't help but smile at this stylish, clever update on the high school classic. Our local schools didn't have chain-link fences when I was a kid, and this wasn't a tradition we embraced in high school. (Maybe cause there weren't any girls?) So, this is a relatively new tradition in my eyes, and from now on, it's gotta look like this. Class presidents and rally girls: take… read more

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Apr 27, 2011

Why Many of Us Work Best at Coffee Shops

created at: 04/27/2011

I'm typing these very words at a local bookstore/coffee shop. Whenever I have "just-computer" work to do, I try to get out of the house/workshop as much as I can, and often, those days are my most productive of the week. (Provided the wi-fi is reliable). For me, working in public provides just enough distraction: the low din of coffee grinding, the unique and often boring conversations, moms trying to keep their kids from screaming or getting them to eat lunch.

Turns out, there are lots of folks just like me. The Atlantic reports that while telecommuting is a relatively new phenomenon, the need to write and get work done away from the office is not. The author states,

There is... a long history of people - especially writers - working from a favorite coffee shop or cafe rather than an office. Today we tend to associate the phenomenon with the Paris of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, or the coffeehouses of Vienna at the turn of the 20th Century. The poet Peter Altenberg was even known to have mail delivered to hisread more

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Apr 27, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: April 27, 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.

created at: 04/27/2011

Toddler Barack Obama dressed as a pirate for Halloween, in an NYTimes feature on his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.  

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Fully working,… read more

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Apr 27, 2011

The Differences Between Mac and PC Users: An Infographic

created at: 04/27/2011

The folks at Hunch have been researching the different ways the Mac OS and Windows users understand themselves and the computer products they use everyday. They've presented their findings in a fascinating infographic that's definitely worth checking… read more

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