Man Made DIY


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Jun 13, 2011

How To: Make a DIY Hammock from Hardware Store Supplies

I've been scheming a DIY hammock for months. There's a set of trees in the green space near my building that's perfect for one, and I've been thinking through how to go about it? Sew a panel from outdoor fabric? Weave rope into a grid of knots? Then there's the supports? Wood? Does it need to be curved? Can't you just buy a kit… read more

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Jun 13, 2011

Hip Father's Day Card and Gift Guides

created at: 06/13/2011

I'm lucky to know such cool people. My good friends Capree and Carina are experts in their respective fields: Carina is a independent stationery pro, and Capree's tuned into all things modern… read more

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Jun 13, 2011

A Taxonomy of Wine Labels

created at: 06/13/2011

Most of us by wine by the label. I mean, sure, you look at the grapes and the region and the year. And the price, and perhaps that little piece of paper that the store tapes to the shelf if it scores higher than an 80 by Robert Parker or Wine Spectator. But, like with any food or drink, its usually the label that draws you in and gives you the info you… read more

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Jun 13, 2011

How to: Make a Mini S'Mores Grill

created at: 06/13/2011

Sometimes, when the summertime s'mores craving hits you, you can settle for a microwave or oven version. 

And sometimes, you can't. Which leaves you with the dilemma - do I turn on the gas grill, fire up some charcoal, or build an entire campfire, just for a few expertly toasted marshmallows?

No, of course not. You just need to build a mini… read more

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Jun 09, 2011

Infographic of the Day: The Psychology of Hoarders

created at: 06/09/2011

I was in the home of a hoarder once. In college, I went on a spring break service trip to the Rio Grande valley, and we were working on building a school playground. A woman came out and asked if a few of us would lend a hand moving some heavy objects. My buddy Justin and I agreed, and followed her to her home.

When we entered, it was stacked floor to ceiling with file crates, storage bins, and more than anything, plastic grocery bags filled with never opened items, and labeled with masking tape. The "heavy objects" she needed us to move were Rubbermaid bins, stacked six or seven high, because the item she thought she wanted was in the bottom bin. It turned out it wasn't.

She was a very sweet and gracious woman, and even offered to make us lunch. It was a pretty eye-opening experience, one that I'm actually thankful to have experienced… read more

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Jun 09, 2011

Bacon Ipsum: A Meatier Lorem Ipsum Generator

created at: 06/09/2011

Bored with Lorem Ipsum copy? Then you must give the Bacon Ipsum generator a… read more

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Jun 09, 2011

Woman Gets 152 Facebook Friends Tattooed on Her Arm

created at: 06/09/2011

You Tube user Suzyj87 has just completed months of tattoo sessions to successfully inscribe 152 Facebook friend profile pics onto her right arm.… read more

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Jun 08, 2011

How To: Make DIY Magentic Silly Putty

What's more fun than stretching an egg of silly putty, forming all kinds of weird orbs, cracking bubbles, and squishy shapes?

Goofing around with DIY magnetic silly putty, and encouraging it to behave all crazylike by pushing and stretching it with the power of the… read more

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Jun 08, 2011

Glowing Balls Of Light Created in Camera (No Photoshop!)

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 06/08/2011

Austrailian photographer Denis Smith uses a moving light source to create these long-exposure shots, inserting a glowing sculptural element into traditional landscape… read more

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Jun 08, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: June 8, 2011

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.

From I Love Belgium, "Known as the painter of deserts, Jean Vérame’s work has taken place in the rocky wastes of uninhabited deserts in Egypt, Morocco and Chad…" You've got to see the rest of… read more

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