Man Made DIY


Oct 22, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Leather Cup Jacket

My pal (and amazing craftsman) Matt came up with this cool project to transform an ordinary Kerr canning jar into a stylish vessel for serving warm drinks without burning your hands.    … read more


Oct 18, 2012

26 Men's Style Blunders You Should Avoid

created at: 10/18/2012

On ManMade, we love to offer simple tips to look your best on a budget: basic advice to spend money wisely, wear things well, and invest in quality pieces that will never go out of style.

And then there are those other kinds of lists: the ones that detail the… read more


Oct 18, 2012

The Most Powerful TV Shows of the Past 25 Years

Mental Floss just published a fascinating look at television from the last two and a half decades. But rather than just mention all the great cable dramas and 90s powerhouses that you might expect, they take a different approach in their selection. A process that, interestingly, means you've probably never heard of most of them.   … read more


Oct 18, 2012

A Leaf Falls from the Cheeseburger Tree

When I grow up, I want… read more


Oct 17, 2012

Beyond Toilet Paper: How to Treat Shaving Nicks and Cuts

I'll never forget the first time I saw my dad with a clump of toilet paper stuck to his face. It was a Saturday, a day he usually worked, and we were at home getting ready for some formal occasion...I think a wedding, or perhaps a funeral. I was watching The Jetsons in the living room, and here comes my dad, all clean and shiny, in his Sunday best, with not one but three little white mounds with a bright red center on his chin. I immediately ran to my mom to find out what in the world was going on.   … read more


Oct 17, 2012

Where the Internet Lives: The First-Ever Look Inside Google's Data Centers

This week, for the first time ever, Google shared their insides. The company allowed photographer Connie Zhou to capture the tubes and boxes and servers and wires that make up a whole heap of the internet.    … read more


Oct 17, 2012

The Basic Principles of Design: An Introduction

Art and inspiration blog Fuel Your Creativity argues,

For the masses, the internet is both a valuable resource, and possibly the source of a design epidemic. People have flooded the internet looking for design content, and while you might not need to learn the basics before attempting a stellar gradient in Photoshop, there will come a point where this style is left behind and a new style reaches popularity. The fact is, the fundamentals of design will never change. They are the glue that holds the design industry together and to reach success, we need to learn these from the very beginning.

And with that, they offer a minimalist introduction to those basic fundamentals: The Lost Principles of Design   … read more


Oct 17, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: October 17, 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.

Artist Mike Boon created an alphabet from candy, in which each letter is built from a sweet that starts with the same.… read more


Oct 16, 2012

How to: Make DIY Vintage-Style Cage Lights

These "vintage" cage lights have character for days, provide plenty of functionality, and help to fill that most often empty space in any room: the ceiling and upper walls.

And, of course, they're sorta pricey. Unless, of course, you make your own.    … read more


Oct 16, 2012

Which Pumpkin Beers Should You Be Drinking This Fall?

created at: 10/16/2012

Once you've made your way through ManMade's picks for our favorite fall beers, it's time to turn to something even more season specific: pumpkin beer. These seasonals are brewed "in all sorts of ways--using raw, roasted, macerated, or juiced pumpkins, and sometimes with pumpkin extract or flavoring added post-production."

And, then, the most important question: how do they taste?   … read more

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