Man Made DIY


Apr 09, 2013

Pick Your Poison Coasters

Designer Ross Moody of 55 Hi's, who last year brought us the birthday card that turns into a shot glass, now shares this cool typographic coaster set dubbed "Pick Your Poison." … read more


Apr 08, 2013

A Better Way to Screw: The Surprisingly Fascinating History of the Phillips Head Driver

created at: 04/08/2013

These days, there are a multitude of screw and driver styles lining the hardware stores: torx and square, and Supadriv and star-bit and the like. But less than a century ago, there was but one - the single slot. So begins the surprisingly interesting story of Henry F. Phillips, the Portland, Oregon-based inventor of the Phillips screw drive. … read more


Apr 08, 2013

Whiskey 101: A How-To and Primer For Beginners

Recently, I was invited by DIY and creative lifestyle site Brit + Co to create an introduction post for those who were interested in learning more about tasting and enjoying whiskey, but never quite knew where to start. Since Brit + Co has a largely female readership, I wrote it in the style of "a woman's introduction to whiskey" (hence the lipstick), but it works equally well for any novice who'd like to have a little more info.

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Apr 04, 2013

Wanna Be a Better Blogger? ManMade is Teaching an Online Workshop!

Hey, hey! If you're a blogger yourself, or you're thinking about starting one and wanna do it right from the get go, you should check out this online course I'm teaching on growing your readership and staying organized.… read more


Apr 04, 2013

What Good Shall I Do This Day?

In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin outlines a "Precept of Order," a single page in his journal and memoirs that outlines how he should spend his day, "the following scheme of employment for the twenty-four hours of a natural day."… read more


Apr 04, 2013

How to: Make Beer-Candied Bacon

Sarah Rae calls this the "one appetizer to rule them all." Is it the ultimate snack? Don't know yet, but it's worth finding out. … read more


Apr 03, 2013

How to: Have the Best Day Ever (Hint: It Involves Spending More Time Here...)

There are about 960 usable minutes in everyday, provided you get enough sleep, and a new study suggests there's a much better way to spend it. And the number one item on the list? If you wanna be happier, you should be having more sex.   … read more


Apr 03, 2013

A Duet: Music Made with Nothing But Leaves and a Turntable

created at: 04/03/2013

The notion of making real music with record players isn't new: DJs and turntablists have been creating everything from original scores to jazz-like improvisations for nearly three decades. But musician and artist Diego Stocco has created a new twist: he doesn't use the turntable to play and manipulate records, but to play with tree leaves.   … read more


Apr 03, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: April 3, 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. 

 If the world only had 100 people, it would look something like this.… read more


Apr 02, 2013

How to: Make an Easy and Secure iPad Wall Mount

Chances are, if you own an iPad or tablet, it's already spent plenty of time in the kitchen. A source for checking recipes and directions, watching your favorite series on Netflix while chopping broccoli, or just for listening to music or the news while cleaning up and washing dishes. … read more

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