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Jan 28, 2013

Illustrated Conservative and Liberal Maps of the World

You could get lost for hours inside artist Sandow Birk's  hand-painted two-part series, "A Conservative Map of the World" (above) and "A Liberal Map of the World" (below). Seen in light of Birk's other work - such as "American Qu'ran," "The Depravities of War," and "The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles," these pieces become more than just humorous topography, but engaging illustrations exploring the postive and negative aspects of either viewpoint,… read more

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Jan 25, 2013

Celebrating 100 Years of the Erector Set

Many of my earliest creative memories are sitting on that awful burnt orange rug in our basement floor, listening to LPs on my brown plastic Fisher Price record player, and putting together [seemingly] elaborate edifices with construction toys. Honestly, though the specifics have been slightly updated, it's basically how I spent last evening - in the basement, listening to music, and putting stuff together.

See, both my parents were science teachers, and I always had many more engineering-style toys than action figures, and while many kids love their LEGOs, I was always into the (sadly discontinued) Construx and Ramagons, and that kinetic masterpiece, the Erector set.   … read more

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Jan 22, 2013

The Best Affordable Whiskey: 6 Top Shelf Bottles Under $40

These cold winter months, with their insane wind chills and 5:00 p.m. sunsets, are the season of curling up with a tumbler of, as Don Draper says, "something big and brown." No mixers, shakers, or bar tools required - just a heavy glass, and a quality whiskey that can stand up on its own for some serious sipping. And if you know what you're looking for, there's no reason you have to spend more than $40 a bottle. Single malts included.   … read more

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Jan 22, 2013

Minimalist Movie Posters Summarize Plots with Pictograms

Designer Matteo Civaschi of Milan-based creative studio H-57 just completed a series of movie posters, dubbed "Shortology", which use ultra-minimalist pictograms to summarize the film's story arc.   … read more

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Jan 21, 2013

How to: Roll Your Pant Cuffs...and Not Look Ridiculous

Whether you're going for a few extra style points, or just trying to keep your pants legs off the ground and prevent yourself from stepping on them, there are plenty of times you need to roll your pant legs. So, do it properly.   … read more

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Jan 21, 2013

A Visual Compendium of Famous Guitars

created at: 01/21/2013

The team at Pop Chart Lab has released their latest cultural compilation: famous guitars from throughout music history. … read more

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Jan 18, 2013

Weekend Project: Make a DIY Industrial Plumbing Pipe Table (Free Downloadable Plans)

When designer Fiona Richards needed to expand her studio space to include a dedicated table to pack and ship her work, she and her husband Doug hit the hardware store to scope out parts. They decided to build one from plumbing parts and a solid wood top, and hopped online to find plans... and found nothing.

So, they did what most DIYers would do and designed their own, and are happily sharing their original plans with all of us for free.   … read more

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Jan 18, 2013

How to: Make Your Own Tetris Cookies

Ready to feel old? The Nintendo Game Boy was released almost twenty four years ago. Nearly a quarter of a century. To pay homage to the obvious best Game Boy game experience ever (except maybe "Kwirk"), Francois came up with a technique to make these tasty, colorful, and grid-able iced cookies. … read more

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Jan 14, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Business Card Pad

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Even in the era of smartphones and digital address books, I still maintain a classy business card is a must for every guy. If you don't currently have a job where you need one, here's hoping you have passions or a lifestyle that needs communicated...and remembered. Especially when you meet somebody new, and pull it from a pad of stacked cards like a complete b***ss.   … read more

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Jan 14, 2013

Free Download: Make Your Own "Ernest Hemingway with a Shotgun" Art

My buddy Andrew was recently searching a site selling vintage, "masculine" art, when he stumbled across this captivating photo of all-around man Ernest Hemingway, shirtless and holding a shotgun. With a bit of clever searching, Andrew discovered the picture is actually… read more

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