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Jun 25, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Wooden Desk Fan & Heater

created at: 06/25/2012

Not a day goes by that I'm not thankful that I get to work from home. Not needing to drive anywhere, the opportunities to eat healthfully when I need to, and the ability to keep up with small household tasks throughout the day are simply awesome. There's only one drawback (well, other than the ability to get away with napping anytime I please): heating and cooling all day. Whereas most folks can simply set the thermostat to catch up with them when they get home from work, since I live in a very temperate climate I'm at mercy of the blazing hot summer days and the numbing chills of… read more

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Jun 25, 2012

Free Download: Vintage Modern Desktop Wallpapers from Herman Miller

created at: 06/25/2012

Herman Miller, the design and furniture manufacturer behind such classics as the Eames lounge, Noguchi table, marshmallow sofa, and the Aeron chair, is giving away some seriously sweet free desktop backgrounds and… read more

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Jun 25, 2012

How to: Make Fried Chicken and Waffle Ice Cream

created at: 06/25/2012

As if it couldn't get any better, fried chicken and waffles - that ultimate combination of savory and sweet, salty and syrupy, crunchy and toothsome - just recieved the ultimate upgrade: frozen, and sandwiched between two cookies. 

Indeed. Check out how to make it at… read more

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Jun 25, 2012

Crazy Body Art: Skull Implants in Back of Hands

created at: 07/22/2012

I'm as intrigued by body art as the next guy, but this is taking it to a whole new (probably really painful) level. These are the hands of Jason Traeger, who had skull-shaped subdermal implants put into the back of his hands. Because, you know, a skull tattoo just wouldn't be creepy… read more

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Jun 25, 2012

ManMade Joins the 2012 True Value Blog Squad!

created at: 06/25/2012

Last year, ManMade was honored to be a part of the 2011 True Value Blog Squad, where we joined the ranks of talented DIYers, makers, and home improvers from around the internet, showing folks all the cool stuff you can do with supplies from your local hardware store.

Bruno and I had tons of fun last season, so we were very excited to be invited to participate again this… read more

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Jun 20, 2012

Big Appetites: Tiny People Interacting with Real Life Foodscapes

created at: 06/20/2012

For the past seven years, Seattle-based artist Christopher Boffoli has been creating these whimsical photos of tiny little workers engaging (relatively) huge food landscapes.

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Jun 20, 2012

Cool Site of the Day: Build Your Own Monster

created at: 06/20/2012

Polish design studio Hipopotam offers the coolest site you'll find this week: a custom, make your own monster generator called Bubols.

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Jun 20, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: June 20, 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.

created at: 06/20/2012

The More I Arty created original cocktail recipes to match each character from The Avengersread more

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Jun 20, 2012

Vintage Photos of the Hands of Workers and Artisans

created at: 06/20/2012

Whenever I go out of town, I'm always surprised by how different my hands feel and look after a few days off my normal schedule. I am by no means a manual laborer, but with all the cutting, woodworking, painting, cooking, instrument playing, bike riding, and other things to which I put my hands, there's always a cut, a callous, a scar, an abrasion, or non-human-skin-like coloring.

Weird Universe found these old photographs of the hands of laborers, artists, craftspeople, and factory workers… read more

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Jun 19, 2012

How to: Make the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies (No Joking...)

created at: 06/19/2012

If you search the world far and wide, you'll find no bigger chocolate chip cookie fan than me. As far as desserts go, I say cookies. As far as cookies go, I say chocolate chip. And, as far as chocolate chip cookies go, I'd always said classic Toll House, with a few slight modifications.

Until four years ago, when I discovered… read more

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