Man Made DIY


Aug 15, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: August 15, 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.

The Sock Covers recreates famous album artwork with some guy's sock collection.   … read more


Aug 14, 2012

How to: Make the Ultimate Old Fashioned...The Old-Fashioned Way

created at: 04/16/2013

Two years ago, I posted a basic recipe for making classic cocktail, the Old Fashioned, during ManMade's inaugural Cocktail Month festivities.

created at: 08/14/2012


And two years ago, I was wrong. Quite wrong, in fact. I was just learning about cocktails, and was operating with the notion of the Old Fashioned I'd had in bars and restaurants, … read more


Aug 14, 2012

Handmade Leather iPhone Wallets

With the evergrowing ubiquity of smartphones and tablets, designers and makers are having a ball coming up with ways to infuse some custom, handmade warmth to these digital devices. We've seen lots of smartphone/wallet combos before, but none have tempted my checking account like these designs by SakatanLeather.   … read more


Aug 14, 2012

Are You Riding the Right Bike? A Handy Flowchart

created at: 08/14/2012

Seattle-based outdoor recreation retailers REI offer a somewhat humorous but plenty accurate flowchart that double checks to make cyclists are "with the right bike."   … read more


Aug 13, 2012

Fun Fact of the Day: The Janka Hardness Scale for Wood

The Janka hardness scale indicates the relative hardness of a given species of wood. It ranges from 22 pounds-force to over 5000 lbf, determined by… read more


Aug 13, 2012

A Bat-Signal Made from Strings and Nails

Artist Stephen Ball has been experimenting with blending pop culture and retro crafting, creating a string art version of the Bat-Signal.  … read more


Aug 13, 2012

Gotye Parodies Remixed by Gotye Himself [VIDEO]

created at: 08/12/2012


Ok, I know, you've probably seen more parodies and covers of Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know than anyone should have to endure BUT this one is different. Why? Because Wally De Backer (a.k.a. Gotye) himself was so impressed by the outpouring of creativity that he created this remix of "Somebody" covers.   … read more


Aug 13, 2012

Ephemicropolis: A City of Staples by Peter Root

Artist Peter Root built this amazing micro metropolis using nothing but a standard issue staples - no fancy office supplies, no glue, no nothing. Just patience and a steady hand.   … read more


Aug 09, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Portable Grill from a Recycled Toolbox

created at: 08/09/2012

Imagine this: a self-contained, portable grill, complete with a locking lid and handle, sized perfectly for throwing in the back seat or trunk and heading out for a day or weekend of outdoor-cooked, char roasted goodness. Now, imagine it cost less than $20, and you can make it yourself.

Dreams do come true.   … read more


Aug 09, 2012

The Triple Distilled Diagram of Alcohols

Pop Chart Labs, who make cool, highly organized graphic posters about nearly everything ManMakers like, have released their latest effort, "The Triple Distilled Diagram of Alcohols," a "A boozy chart of every variety of alcohol, from fermented concoctions… read more

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