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Nov 29, 2011

Jaw-Dropping 3D Street Paintings

I don't even understand perspective enough to make a 2D drawing look like it's disappearing into the horizon, so I'd have no idea where to even start to conceptualize these amazing, mind-bending 3D street paintings.

But, thankfully, the very talented team 3D Joe and Max have mastered the technique. 

Recently, the artists teamed up with Reebok to break two Guinness World Records for the longest and largest 3D painting. Here are the… read more

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Nov 29, 2011

Free Download: Paper-Stachios - A Collection of Crafty Paper Mustaches

Okay...get this. Not only is paper artist Tommy Perez offering a collection of free, downloadble paper mustaches, but paper artist Tommy Perez is offering a collection of free, downloadble, crafting-inspired paper mustaches.

It gets no more ManMade than this, my… read more

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Nov 29, 2011

DIY Idea: Turn a Vintage Camera into a Stylish Nightlight

created at: 11/29/2011

If you regularly visit secondhand shops, flea markets, and thrift stores, you've run across hundreds of those little plastic Kodak cameras - the Brownie, the Starflex, or my favorite, the Ansco Cadet. While they look great on a shelf, and, once filled with weight, make great bookends, and can produce some really interesting results using the "Through-the-Viewfinder" approach with a DSLR, they're also great fodder for making into other… read more

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Nov 28, 2011

Incredible Collages of Movie Poster Cliches

French pop culture blogger Christophe Courtois has seen a lot of movie posters. So many, in fact, that he began to notice a few trends.

No, not just the over use of Trajan, but the fact that a lot of them are, well, exactly the same...

Most interesting, Courtois notes the similiarities in types of movies, like the abundance of yellow in art house… read more

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Nov 28, 2011

How To: Make an "Industrial Chic" Plumbing Pipe Shelf

Who wouldn't wanna participate in a movement who dub themselves an "Open Source Laboratory for the Development of Sustainable Furniture?!"

Dosuno Design is a collective that maintains, "We as industrial designers have been privileged to recieve a great education, and we feel it is our personal responsibility to give back to the community. In this case the return comes in the form of our intellectual capital which we push forth to develop low cost furniture solutions that anyone can manufacture for themselves."

And give back they have! They've release a PDF including step-by-step instructions for creating three original pieces of DIY furniture… read more

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Nov 28, 2011

Amazing Zoetrope-Style Bicycle Wheel Animation

British graphic designer Katy Beveridge has created something, if I may, f$%*ing genius.

She inserts cut paper designs into bicycle wheels, creating a zoetrope, the "spinning device that typically produce the illusion of a moving animation from a series of static picture."

The results are really amazing. Click play below to see it in… read more

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Nov 28, 2011

The World's Smallest Working Camera Takes Tiny 1/2" Images

created at: 11/24/2011

Believe it or not, this camera isn't an accessory for Hipster Barbie, it's a wet plate collodion camera made by Kevin Klein that's about the size of a quarter. Oh, and I should mention that it actuallyread more

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Nov 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from ManMade and Debbie Downer!

created at: 11/23/2011

Hello, hello, friends. I'm happy to wish all a Happy Thanksgiving. This year, I'm struck by how thankful I am to have a job that I love, exploring the handmade and design scene, making cool stuff, and sharing them with the ManMade and Curbly audiences.  I was able to make my dream come true before I even hit thirty, and I'm incredibly, incredibly grateful.

So, thanks to all of you for reading our sites, and for allowing me to do this full time. 

Here's an old favorite of mine; enjoy it, and be grateful that all of your friends and family aren't so negative.… read more

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Nov 23, 2011

A Very Tasty Seasonal Idea - How to: Make Pickled Cranberries!

I've gone on record on ManMade (multiple times...too many to link) about my love of pickling. Not just kosher dills from a jar, but the act of changing the entire experience of fruits and veggies by treating them with salty, acidic solutions. I especially love "quick pickles" and "fridge pickles," which have all the flavor and brightness, but don't require the dance of sterilization and preservation of process canning.

Over the summer, I pickle everything from peaches to beans and peas, and in the fall, pumpkin, apples, and squash. So, during this unique time of year...why not pickle its seasonal signature - theread more

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Nov 23, 2011

Beardo - The Beard Typeface

Designer and art director Drew Vanderveen has created "Beardo," a facial hair typeface.

You'll wanna click through, zoom in, and check out the details on this. What he's pulled off is truly… read more

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