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Nov 30, 2012

3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters

If you haven't purchased your holiday gifts for the year yet, you can hang up your shopping list, and just buy these for everyone you know: 3D dinosaur cookie cutters.   … read more

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Nov 30, 2012

How to: Flip an Interior Door (Hinges and All!)

created at: 11/30/2012

As part of our ongoing house remodel (read more at our sister site, Curbly.com), we ended up with a bathroom door that swung in the wrong direction (well, not 'wrong' precisely, but just not the way we wanted it to). It opened into the bathroom, which was fine, but it swung from left to right, and we wanted it to swing the opposite way. So, with a few trusty hand tools I picked up at the local hardware store, I managed to get it flipped around. Read on to see how I did it.

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Nov 29, 2012

The Scandalous and Surprisingly Bloody History of Nutmeg

created at: 11/29/2012

Fall has its cinnamon and cloves, Thanksgiving its sage, but in my mind (nose?), the smell of the winter holidays is nutmeg. Baked into sweets, sprinkled over winter vegetables, and, most importanly, grated over real egg nog, it's the thing that invokes my sense memories the most.

And, apparently, its presence in North America holiday traditions? That's "one of the saddest stories of history," whereby sad means super violent and, really, kinda nuts. … read more

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Nov 29, 2012

How Bryan Nash Gill Makes His Amazing Prints from Cross-Sections of Fallen Trees

created at: 05/28/2013

If you've been around the design and craft blogosphere in the last five years, you've probably seen Bryan Nash Gill's "Woodcut" series, where the artist makes large-scale relief prints from crosscut sections of actual tree trunks and limbs.

Gill is about to release his first book of prints, … read more

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Nov 28, 2012

How To: The Trick to Perfect Stovetop Popcorn [Video]

Hands down, stovetop popcorn is my favorite make-at-home snack. It's relatively healthy (whole grains, right?!), can be diverse and customizable, and I simply never don't want some. I've become a proponent of the pop-in-a-stainless-steel bowl method, but after discovering this tips from our buddies at America's Test Kitchen, I might be converted.  … read more

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Nov 28, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: November 28, 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.

"Errors in Production" is a new website by Heike Bollig that features a fascinating collection of consumer products with manufacturing malfunctions.    … read more

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Nov 27, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Menorah

created at: 11/27/2012

There are two of us here at ManMade. There's me, Chris, and I handle the content of the site, publishing the daily posts and projects. The other half is my compadre Bruno, who works behind-the-scenes keeping everything running smoothly. It's a great team, and we compliment each other well. I'm a dedicated Christmas fan, and Bruno...well, his last name is Bornsztein. Guess which winter holiday he grew up celebrating...… read more

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Nov 27, 2012

The Fixer's Manifesto

created at: 11/28/2012Sugru, makers of the amazing hand-formable self-setting rubber clay that turns into a firm silicone after 24 hours (it's good stuff), have been working on version 1.0 of "The Fixer's Manifesto."   … read more

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Nov 27, 2012

Limited Edition Handmade Wooden LEGO Guys

Artist and woodworker Malet Thibaut has created twenty handmade wooden "art toys" modeled after the iconic LEGO mini-fig.   … read more

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Nov 26, 2012

How to: Make DIY Triangle Shelves

Creative couple Josh and Sarah whipped up these colorful geometric shelves using some clever cuts and basic lumber, and happily shared their how-to so you can whip some up at home.  

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