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Feb 09, 2012

Miniature Everyday Items Made from LEGOs

With the availability of different shapes and sizes of bricks these days, LEGO contruction has broke out of the square building and/or specific-kit-with-which-you-can-only-build-one-thing mold to empower users to create incredibly detailed pieces.

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Feb 09, 2012

Free Download: Vintage Graphic Design Desktop Backgrounds

created at: 02/09/2012

The design team at Fossil is well-known for their warm and worn vintage-inspired design aesthetic...and they're freebies. They recently posted a great collection of thusly inspired desktop backgrounds for your computer, smartphone, or… read more

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Feb 09, 2012

"Mad Men" Subway Posters Get Humorous Tags, Alterations, and Mashups

A few week's ago, AMC released an advertising campaign in New York City's subway system to promote the latest season of its beloved Mad Men. Keeping with the show's minimalist intro, the art contains a giant white canvas with a falling silhoutted man, with the words "March 25"

That's right. A giant white piece of paper inside subway stations. You can imagine what… read more

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Feb 08, 2012

Guess the Process: Phil Cuttance's Faceted Lamps & Vases

created at: 02/08/2012

Phil Cuttance's Faceture series is incredible to simply look at, but learning how they're created is even more facetnating. (See what I did there?)

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Feb 08, 2012

Wood is Good: Candy, Sandwiches, and Other Hardwood Must-Haves

Designer David Stark has recently collaborated with Haus Interior to produce, "Wood Shop," a temporary collection of all-wood art, accessories, and...you know, basically everything you want made our of hardwood.

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Feb 08, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: Special Anniversary "Blow My Yearsday" Edition

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.

So, it has been 52 weeks since the Blow My Mindsday series began, and it's easily the most popular weekly post series on ManMade. It's also the only weekly post series currently, but I've gotten so much good feedback about it, I've been hesitant to start another to compete. So today, I thought it'd be fun to look back over the last years worth of blown minds, and pick some of my very favorites. (See the first ever Mindsday here)

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Feb 08, 2012

Internet Memes as Vintage Minimalist Movie Posters

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Feb 07, 2012

What I Made and Did Over My Totally Awesome Weekend...

created at: 02/07/2012

You know how there's those weekends when it's Sunday night, and you look up, and you're like, "Man, what did I do with my time?" This was definitely not one of them.

Some weekends are for resting, and some weekends are for doing awesome stuff and making all kinds of things. This was (as I'm sure you're guessing) the latter.

Friday was one of the first nights of 2012 that it actually felt like winter...which, seeing as it was February, I kinda like. I like it when my spine aches from shaking cause… read more

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Feb 07, 2012

Baby Octopus

created at: 02/07/2012

If you've been waiting for someone to give you that one blog post that's gonna make today a great one...this is me,… read more

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Feb 07, 2012

Nerd Valentine: Thoughtful Gifts You Actually Wanna Give and Get

created at: 02/07/2012

It's full on February, which means it's time for Nerd Valentine, the best curated V-Day site on the internet.

Over the next week, every blog and their brother will post a roundup of Valentine's Day gift ideas, and they'll likely not include a single thing you'd be proud enough to give, or interested in recieving, or buying for yourself cause that's what you do on Valentine's Day, cause why should only the partnered people get to have all the… read more

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