Man Made DIY


Aug 28, 2012

How to: A Quick and Easy Way to Reattach a Book or Notebook Cover

created at: 04/16/2013

created at: 08/28/2012

Last week, the unthinkable happened: the pages of my notebook separated from the cover.

Okay, well, it's not really unthinkable...I'm pretty tough on it. It goes everywhere with me, falls off the workbench daily, gets covered in sawdust and paint, regular interacts with power tools and sharp things, and I'm pretty sure this is the one I threw across the room when I just couldn't get the math right for a project.I've had this one for nearly two years, and it's spine has been covered and reinforced by layers of duct tape for more than half its life. So, unthinkable? No, but discouraging, nonetheless. This thing still has at least 20%… read more


Aug 28, 2012

Seven $300 Suits that Look Like $3000

created at: 08/28/2012Sometimes, a man just needs to look like a million bucks. But, of course, no one can actually afford to spend a million bucks, nor for most of us, a thousand bucks. But, like with all things, some smart shopping can net you a very sharp suit for around $300, while looking like you spent ten times as much.   … read more


Aug 27, 2012

How to: Add Texture to Vector Illustrations to Make Them Pop

Digital design and drawing tools are amazing, but the fact that they're created inside a computer and not created from physical media can leave them a little...flat.   … read more


Aug 27, 2012

The American Craftsman Project

created at: 05/28/2013

The American Craftsman Project is a new series by Tadd Myers, dedicated to capturing, honoring, and celebrating the work, skills, and products created and built by true craftsmen and artisans.   … read more


Aug 27, 2012

How to: Carve Your Own Wooden Spoon

In contrast to the rough, stainable, and seemingly disposable wooden spoons you can snag at the discount store for $6.99 for a three-pack, a hand-carved, hardwood spoon is a practical, heirloom item that can be used and cherished for generations. But, because they do take time to create, a hand-carved wooden spoon can be pricey.

Which is why you should make one yourself.   … read more


Aug 23, 2012

The ABC of Men's Fashion

"Clothes cannot make the man," argues Jeff Staple, the owner of Staple Design, a clothing collection, creative agency and retail store in New York City. Or, more positively, "Sometimes you just put something on and you feel like you can destroy the world with it."   … read more


Aug 23, 2012

The Compendious Coffee Chart Poster

created at: 08/23/2012

"The Compendious Coffee Chart" is the latest poster by one of ManMade's most loved design teams, Pop Chart Labs, and it may be our new favorite as well.   … read more


Aug 23, 2012

The White House Brews Its Own Beer...and the Freedom of Information Act Might Get You the Recipes

File this in your huh folder: The White House brews its own beer, and President Obama has been sharing it along the campaign trail. Apparently, the good citizens of this country are pretty curious, and they want a taste of it themselves.   … read more


Aug 22, 2012

How to: The Best Way to Fold a Suit or Sport Coat for Travel

created at: 08/22/2012

Whenever you're flying and need to take a jacket, often it's best to wear it on the plane since all kinds of craziness could happen to it if packed away. But sometimes, it just doesn't make sense to wear while traveling, and you need to figure out a way to pack a suit or sportcoat in your luggage.   … read more


Aug 22, 2012

Free Download: Handwritten Typeface "Mountain Retreat"

created at: 08/22/2012

Mountain Retreat is new(ish) handwritten printed typeface from designer Andew Clark...and it comes from the wilderness.   … read more

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