02734

Oct 30, 2013

Food Preserving 101: An Easy Introduction to Process Canning

Easy canning guide

With fall in full swing, the world is full of harvest produce. And the best way to preserve that abundance? Canning time! Learn how to do it at home with easy step-by-step guide.

Continue Reading

02759

Oct 30, 2013

Amazing Pumpkin Arrangements at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

That there triceratops? Made totally of pumpkins. Well, and some welded steel armatures, I'm sure, but the body and details? All actual squash. It's one of several pieces from this year's "The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze" in

Continue Reading

02758

Oct 30, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: October 30, 2013 [Halloween Edition]

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.


Engineer, artist, and all around cool mom Cory Newton-Smith converted a $25 secondhand kid's pushcar into Delorean for a complete pint-size Marty McFly costume, red puffy vest and all.

Continue Reading

02750

Oct 29, 2013

How to: Make a Secret Bookshelf Stash and Storage Spot

created at: 10/21/2013

I still remember the first ManMade-ish project I ever made: a hollow book safe. I was about eight, and my buddy Nick had this awesome "how to be a secret spy"-style book to inspire us, and we snagged two big hardbacks from his parents' library and used a utility knife to carve away the pages. I remember thinking we probably shouldn't be cutting up books off the shelf, nor should we likely be using a utility knife without supervision, but - hey - we were spies, and spies don't ask permission. 

Continue Reading

02757

Oct 29, 2013

The World's Smallest Printing Company

Designer studio Letterproeftuin - a "traveling open-source...neo-craft workshop that emphasizes the creative process and exhibits its results" has created "The Smallest Printing Company," a tiny but fully functioning installation that produces tiny posters and books. 

Continue Reading

02741

Oct 29, 2013

How to: Make a Terrifying Zombie-fied Teddy Bear

Halloween Teddy DIY

If you're the kind of person whose sense of humor tends towards the dark and creepy, this DIY undead teddy bear project'll do nicely (terribly?...)

Continue Reading

02756

Oct 28, 2013

How to: Make an Easy DIY Pendant Lamp

This pendant lamp project has a cool retro-spaceship vibe that will work well in all kinds of spaces. And the best part? It's crafted from a less-than-likely material. Guess what it is:

Continue Reading

02736

Oct 28, 2013

Polyester Appliances by Do-Ho Suh

Polyester appliances by Do-Ho Suh

Like looking at your home appliances through an X-Ray... Don't you like when art takes you by surprise?

Continue Reading

02755

Oct 28, 2013

How to: Build a DIY Knife Sharpening Jig

Sharpening a blade at home - whether a pocket knife, a chisel, a kitchen knife, a hand plane blade, a pair of scissors - is a relatively simple process. In theory. In practice, it can be a bit difficult, since the essence of sharpening a blade is less about the ability to remove material and create/straighten a new edge. Rather - the trick is removing that material at the right angle to create the bevel that makes up a blade's sharp edge. 

Continue Reading

02752

Oct 24, 2013

7 Ways to Make Your Homemade Cocktails Taste Like Fall

created at: 10/22/2013

Summer is the season of fresh, lively cocktails: Collinses and flips and spritzes and 'garitas. But as the weather chills down, it's time to switch into a more subtle mode. Fall cocktails are all about deep, earthy, and woodsy flavors, those that match the smell outside and the sorts of rustic, homey dishes that taste so perfect on a cool evening. 

Continue Reading