Man Made DIY


May 09, 2013

How To: Make a $2 Nautical Knotted Rope Bracelet

The sun is out, sleeves are getting short, and that means: it's time to update your look for the season.

We have created two easy DIY projects that will add a nautical touch to your wardrobe without breaking the bank or having to buy a boat. Learn how to make your own knotted bracelet and...come sail, um, away.… read more


May 09, 2013

Wyclef Jean and Jimmy DiResta Make a Functional Guitar from an AK-47 Assault Rifle

Something about this story really touches me. I've always been a fan of both Wyclef and Jimmy DiResta's work, and there's just something about the two of them talking about revolution that just presses all my buttons. … read more


May 09, 2013

The Mutant Bicycle Hackers of 1948

The Time Life archives are featuring this fascinating story from the December 27, 1948 issue of Life magazine - "Hell on Wheels: Life on Mutant Bicycles" It highlights these hilarious/awesome/inspiring photos from a group of Chicago bicycle enthusiast who were experimenting with frames, wheels, and DIY bicycle accessories. You know, like this two person job, the "Gangbusters Bike" which "mounts 13 shotguns, two revolvers, six bayonets, flare gun." Just in case?    

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May 08, 2013

Stellar Branding by Bureau Rabensteiner

Bureau Rabensteiner

If you’re thinking about revamping your brand, whatever it might be, you should consider doing something that's completely out of the ordinary. This identity and stationery design by Bureau Rabensteiner is the perfect example. … read more


May 08, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: May 8, 2013

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.

Belgian-based photographer Manon Wethly shares these awesome photos of airborne beverages and other liquids through her Instagram account. … read more


May 07, 2013

Video: A Bow Tie Teaches You How to Tie, Um, Itself

created at: 05/07/2013

The Hill-side, a Brooklyn-based necktie and pocket square company, created this sweet animated video where a bow tie teaches you how to tie itself. It's got a great old school Sesame Street-style vibe, and actually manages to be quite informative, cause there aren't any hands to get in the way.

Trust me, you want to watch this:    … read more


May 07, 2013

From Digital to Analog: Turn Your Vine Videos into Flipbooks

created at: 04/23/2013

A few months ago Vine took over the short-video scene with its social platform that allows users to create mini clips of pretty much anything; cats, recipes, incessant harlem shakes, even fashion shows. Great, so "what's next?" you might ask. Well, now you can turn your videos into flipbooks!… read more


May 06, 2013

How to: Make a Simple, Rustic Tripod Lamp from Wooden Dowels

I loves a DIY lighting project, and particularly dig those that can be crafted up from easy-to-find hardware store materials. Inspired by a high-end… read more


May 06, 2013

A Stop-Motion History of Typography

created at: 05/06/2013Graphic designer and media-maker Ben Barrett-Forest made this excellent animated video detailing the history of typography. It's plenty educational, and all kinds of fun to watch:    … read more


May 06, 2013

How To: Wear Camouflage in Your Everyday Wardrobe

Menswear Style

Wearing camouflage is one of those things that you need to know how to do well, or you’ll look like a bad 90’s throwback picture. Fortunately, there are a few sartorialists out there that can help you get the look.… read more

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