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Sep 07, 2011

Macro Photos of Spray Paint Cans

Okay, so I try not to write blog posts that go like, "holy cow, look at these close-up macro photos of spray paint cans," but...

Holy cow, look at these close-up macro photos of spray paint… read more

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Sep 07, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: September 7, 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: 09/07/2011

Dinosaur light paintings. And there are a lot… read more

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Sep 06, 2011

Why Men Die Before Women... (14 Photos)

I know, I know...this is a little email forward-y. But, I've made a lot of mistakes when DIYing and making stuff, and have had to start over from silly errors, or being underly cautious. I guess it makes me feel better to know that at least I didn't do this:

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Sep 06, 2011

How To: Make Stitched & Stenciled Handmade Greeting Cards

created at: 08/31/2011

I may be a crafty guy, but my drawing skills are basically nonexistent. I can barely draw a stick figure that would be discernible to the average eye. Or, maybe it's just that my artistic skills are so abstract that no one understands them. Yeah, I'll go with that. Regardless, spray paint is much more my game-it's simple to use, and hard to screw up.

That being said, it can be frustrating to get crafty when spray painting is the extent of your artistic ability. I love my colorful aerosol cans, but they can only do so much. This is where my new best friend, stencils,… read more

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Sep 06, 2011

Incredible Handmade Paper Objects and Gadgets

UK artist Jennifer Collier creates "fabrics" from recycled paper, and then uses them to recreate household objects. "The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for my work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms."

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Sep 06, 2011

10 Insane Space-Saving Bike Couriers

When I prep for a bike ride, I always do the same song-and-dance: change clothes, put moleskin on foot, change shoes, fill water bottles, sync podcasts, find headphones, get bike, attach computer, stretch, struggle to fit both wallet and keys in my little seat bag, put on gloves, put on glasses, put on helmet, reset computer, go.

And I thought that was an extensive process. Then, there are these… read more

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Sep 05, 2011

How To: Make Bacon Popcorn

created at: 08/29/2011

I love bacon. No surprises there. It’s amazing and it goes with everything—eggs, brussel sprouts, waffles, relish; the list goes on and on...

The truth is: everyone loves bacon. And with good reason. It's salty, smoky, fatty, crispy...and straight delicious So, why not merge it with something equally awesome, like popcorn? That’s right. It's happening, and it's really effing awesome. So, loosen your belt a few notches and get ready to dig… read more

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Sep 02, 2011

The Art of Clean Up: Meticulously Arranging Everyday Objects

created at: 09/02/2011

One last bit of Friday inspiration for those who thrive on symmetry. We are with you. (I am you.)

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Sep 02, 2011

Reconsidering the Moon

It's there. Every night. Interacting with the landscape, shining some sort of glow... And the research about what we understand about the moon is still changing: it might be 200 million years younger than we thought. That's three times as long as the last dinosaur. No small potatoes.

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Sep 02, 2011

How to: Build a Custom Craft Table

created at: 09/02/2011

My friends Lish and Nick are one of those couples that just make sense. They're a great fit - he's a hacker, she's a crafter - and you can tell they really just like each other. Their home has gotta be just one of those places you wanna hang out, especially now that they just built this custom crafting table to house and work on all their… read more

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