Man Made DIY


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Aug 06, 2012

How to: Make a Rustic Wood and Leather Hanging Shelf

created at: 08/06/2012

Often, the hardest part of creating and designing DIY projects is sourcing the right materials. Finding something strong yet workable, with just the right amount of visual character can actually be harder than you think. So, what I love about this rustic storage project is its embracing of its worn materials… read more

02061

Aug 06, 2012

A Day on My Plate: A Photography Project Visualizing the Meals of Olympic Athletes

Artists Sarah Parker and Michael Bodiam created this fantastic photography projects, which visualizes the diets created for Olympic athletes by nutrionists Dan Bernadot.   … read more

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Aug 06, 2012

The Best Time of Day to Do Everything

created at: 08/06/2012

Time management is unbelievably important essential for any man trying to be his best. That doesn't mean you have to fill your day with as many tasks as you can or build out your schedule with nothing but hustle. It means that in order to be the guy, the husband, the friend, the father, the boyfriend, the employee, the maker, the athlete, the citizen, the artst, the buisness owner, the scholar, the volunteer, the brother (you get where I'm going...), you've got to create the balance that allows you to fit in all the tasks and roles you've incorportated into your life.

And a great way to create that balance? Be mindful… read more

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Aug 03, 2012

Destination: Cocktails - The Traveler's Guide to Superior Libations

Many travel for beaches. Some travel for mountains, and others for architecture, art, or anonymity. And then there's me, and others of a similar ilk, who when we pick our next destination or pass through a new region, though we're happy to take in a museum or two, travel for local food and drinks.   … read more

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Aug 03, 2012

How to: Make a Chick-Fil-A Sandwich at Home

Atlanta-based restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A has been in the news lately, and the U.S. is discussing more than just how delicious their signature, two-pickled chicken sandwiches are. I have plenty of thoughts on the subject, but I shan't share them here, cause this post is about sandwiches. (If you are curious what I think, feel free to email me. I'd be happy to chat about it with you.)

Regardless of the politics, it is true that Chick-Fil-A produces a unique take on the chicken sandwich, and their signature flavors and textures are worth figuring out how to recreate at home. So, whether you'll never go again, can't seem to break through the demonstrations, or are just craving a super tasty chicken sandwich on a Sunday, check out this recipe for making one at home.   … read more

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Aug 02, 2012

How to: An Easy Way to Make a New T-Shirt Feel Vintage Soft

created at: 08/02/2012

There's nothing like a well-worn t-shirt, faded just so and perfectly soft from repeated wearing and washing. Many new shirts try to mimic this effect, with pre-cracked screen prints and ultra thin fabric just of the verge of tearing...but those end up looking like, well, brand new shirts with pre-cracked screen prints and ultra thin fabric just of the verge of tearing.

Fortunately, there is a better way to get your new shirts ultra soft.   … read more

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Aug 02, 2012

The Process: A Tour of the Tanner Goods Workshop

created at: 05/28/2013

Recently, Andrew Chen of 3Sixteen and Self Edge fame paid a visit to the Tanner Goods shop, a design and craftsman team who produce heritage leather goods.

created at: 08/02/2012

His photos of their workshop are fascinating, and it's quite engaging to see how a small team turn full leather hides into handmade belts, wallets, boots, dog collars/leashes, and other leather goods.   … read more

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Aug 02, 2012

A Paint-Loaded Sprinkler Covers Any Space in Rainbows

created at: 08/02/2012

Dutch artist Edwin Deen had an idea. Like, an entirely genius, space program-worthy idea...What would happen if one armed an oscillating sprinkler with a ROY-G-BIV collection of water-based paint? 

And so he built it...and the results are colorfully spectacular.   … read more

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Aug 01, 2012

The Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer Can, Um...Open a Bottle and Reseal It

I'm totally digging on this tiny little piece of brilliant design. First, it's a classic, perfectly-sized chrome bottle opener that'll easily slip into a pocket, backpack on the handle of a cooler. But more interestingly, it also allows you to reseal a beer bottle to preserve its freshness, fragrance, and taste.   … read more

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Aug 01, 2012

How to: Bill Nye the Science Guy Teaches You to Tie a Bow Tie

created at: 08/01/2012

There are those men who have completely incorporated the bow tie into their public persona, so much so that when they wear anything else, they look quite strange. Can you imagine Orville Redenbacher in a crew neck sweater, or James Bond in a polo shirt?       

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