Man Made DIY


Sep 05, 2012

The Process: Crafting a Durable Bag

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 09/05/2012

John Cho Moore creates men's bags and briefcases from sturdy canvas, leather, and shaped bamboo. Really. As Michael of Those Who Make says, "After working for companies that embraced a disposable state of mind, John aimed to create a product that would get better with age. Follow along as John utilizes durable, quality materials – waxed canvas, leather and bamboo – to craft a timeless bag."   … read more


Sep 05, 2012

The Evolution of the Batman Symbol

All the Batman symbols, ever. My favorites are:   … read more


Sep 05, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: September 5, 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.

Spanish design studio Lo Siento used standard shipping bubblewrap to create this… read more


Sep 04, 2012

How to: Make a Rice Krispie Treat Milkshake

Last week, I confessed my love for the ready-to-assemble dessert classic, the Rice Krispie Treat. Then, over the holiday weekend, ManMade reader Aaron sent me a recipe that combines that munchie with my other favorite easily assembled sweet, the milkshake.   … read more


Sep 04, 2012

Ale to the Chief: The White House Unveils Its DIY Beer Recipes

Ten days ago, I shared a story involving the White House's custom homebrewed beer, and how several enterprising individuals were creating petitions and invoking the Freedom of Information Act to get access to the recipes. But it turns out, all citizens had to do was ask,… read more


Sep 04, 2012

The RGB Colorspace Atlas: All the Colors in the World in a Single Book

Move over paint swatch fan decks... Tauba Auberbach has designed a book featuring, supposedly, every single color possible, ever.  

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Aug 31, 2012

Campbell’s Releases Actual Pop Art Soup Cans to Celebrate 50 Years of Andy Warhol

created at: 08/31/2012

Campbell's is releasing four brightly colored soup cans to celebrate the fifty year anniversary of Andy Warhol's famed tomato soup screen print, 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans. And the best part? You can actually buy them, in a store, for only 75¢.   … read more


Aug 31, 2012

Kevin Van Aelst turns Ordinary Objects into Extraordinary Art

Cincinnati-based artist Kevin Van Aelst has developed a fantastic ability to reënvision everyday items and manipulate them to communicate something deeper.

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Aug 31, 2012

Who Gets the Last Slice of Pizza? A Flowchart

created at: 08/31/2012

It's one of life's inevitable questions. Unless you're sharing the pie with someone you also share both the bank account that paid for it and the exact same appetite, eventually it's going to come up: Who gets the last slice?   … read more


Aug 30, 2012

How to: Make Booze-Spiked Fruit Loop Bars

Normally, I don't get too excited by dishes made up from a bunch of pre-packaged ingredients. I have a strong aversion to anything made with a cream of anything soup, and party dips and snacks made from combining bottles and envelopes of factory-made stuff just don't do it for me.

And there's one exception - The Rice Krispie Treat. It's a magical no-bake combo of premade magic: a box of cereal, a bag of marshmallows, and a bit of butter. That's it. It's as more of a textural pleasure than a flavorful one, but for my money calories, it's hard to improve.

Well, except for these. Cause they're made with alcohol.   … read more

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