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Nov 20, 2013

The Process: Crafting a High End Kitchen Knife from Scratch

created at: 05/28/2013

Murray Carter is the 17th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith. He was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but and traveled to Japan when he was eighteen, inspired by a karate competition. There, he encountered the Japanese bladesmith tradition, and he stayed in Japan for half his life and apprenticed under a Japanese bladesmith for six years.

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Murray now works at his own shop just outside Portland, Oregon, and the Tristan Stoch and the Cineastas film crew visited his workspace to create this fascinating portrait of what actually goes into forging and shaping this precision tools by hand.    

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Nov 20, 2013

Guy Creates Homemade Camera Rig to Capture These Amazing DIY Macro Snowflake Photos

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov created a surprisingly simple homemade macro photography rig, with which he was able to shoot these incredible images of intricate snowflakes. The setup involves a basic point and shoot camera, a piece of scrap wood, some black tape,

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Nov 20, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: November 20, 2013

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Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

 

A fascinating looks at what it took to create the A7L number 056, the space suit worn by Neil Armstrong during the moon landing. It was made, turns out and in of all places, by a bra manufacturer, specifically the division "that manufactured Playtex bras and girdles, ILC had engineers who understood a thing or two about rubber garments. They invented a bellowslike joint called a convolute out of neoprene reinforced with nylon tricot that allowed an astronaut to bend at the shoulders, elbows, knees, hips and ankles

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Nov 19, 2013

The Bourbon Family Tree... and What You Can Learn from It

GQ shares this fascinating chart excerpted from the new book The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Drink and Make Whiskey by Colin Spoelman and David Haskell. 

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Nov 19, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. 

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Nov 19, 2013

How to: Make Edible Spoons - The Perfect Holiday Treat!

Edible Spoons DIY

A utensil that can be eaten = less cleaning and more food. Sign us up!

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Nov 18, 2013

Gift Guide: 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Stylish Guy On Your List

created at: 11/18/2013

Whether you're actually looking to buy some clothing and gear for a man, or just fulfilling your mom's wish to "send her a list," here are my (Gabriel's) ten picks for style-oriented holiday gifts.

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Nov 18, 2013

New Epic Study Reveals What Men Need to Live a Happy Life

Seventy-five years ago, in 1938, Harvard University began a study following the lives of 250+ young men to see how the various ups and downs of adulthood would affect their experience. As Feelguide summarizes, "The study’s goal was to determine as best as possible what factors contribute most strongly to human flourishing.  The astonishing range of psychological, anthropological,

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Nov 15, 2013

Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe

Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe has been experience with shapes and texture inside of different color families. In this series, she takes on candy, gum, and other sweets. 

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Nov 15, 2013

Fieldwork: A Guide to Making Things

created at: 11/15/2013

To celebrate their one year anniversary, design and branding firm Fieldwork created "A Guide to Making Things."

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