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Dec 10, 2012

So... I Got Married

created at: 12/10/2012

Hello, ManMakers! I thought I might share some good news: I got married on Saturday.  

Well, sorta. I actually got legally married at 8:30 on a Monday morning in April (tax day!), but two days ago, we threw a huge Christmas-y bash with all our friends and family to celebrate.

It was perfect. No stress, full of merriness and holiday joy, loads of tasty food and homemade goodies and cocktails, and plenty of DIY and hand-crafted decor. We held it in an art gallery space, and it was about as festive as could be. Ever since I was a little Chris, I've wanted a Christmas-y wedding, and this was exactly what we'd both hoped for.

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Dec 05, 2012

Gift Guide: 20 Unique Bottles to Give this Holiday

created at: 12/05/2012

For those who appreciate well-crafted spirits, a bottle of something new (or old, as the case may be) always makes a great gift. It gives the recipient a chance to try something else, an opportunity to entertain, and if your timing's right, an instant way to thank you by uncorking that guy and sharing a pour. Whether it's your boss, your new in-laws you want… read more

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Dec 05, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: December 5, 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.

Boulder, Co-based land artist creates this incredible balanced rock sculptures in landscape from found materials. Yep, those are real rocks. And this one: (!)    … read more

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Dec 04, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Beer Advent Calendar

created at: 12/04/2012

If you love the idea of the Whiskey Advent Calendar, but can't quite justify the (fair but not inexpensive) $240 price tag, why not try a DIY version with something you can easily procure single samples of: beer. Cause there are few things better than candy, and winter ale is definitely one of them.    … read more

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Dec 04, 2012

The Process: Crafting Handmade Wooden Eyeglass Frames

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 12/04/2012

Indianapolis-based artist and maker Peter Boerger hand crafts these amazing wooden eyeglass frames from scratch using basic hand and woodworking tools - no laser cutters or CNC routers needed.   … read more

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Dec 04, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Atomic Wreath

created at: 12/04/2012

This season, I was excited to team up with DIY Network to create a series of original how-to projects with the theme of "Christmas at The Jetsons." The rest of the… read more

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Dec 03, 2012

Gift Guide: 27 Stylish Gifts for Men

created at: 12/03/2012

While we don't publish any official "gift guides for him" during the holiday season, I'm always super excited to … read more

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Dec 03, 2012

Thumpety Thump Thump (I Made This)

created at: 12/03/2012

Last weekend, I made these faceted wooden gems from American rock maple.   … read more

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Dec 03, 2012

We Love: Bicycle Taxidermy

created at: 12/03/2012U.K.-based designer Regan Appleton came up with this brilliant idea while a student at the Royal College of Art.  … read more

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Dec 03, 2012

Free Download: A Vintage Western-Inspired Typeface Named "Dude"

Designer Dan Gneiding has released "Dude," a new "reverse contrast" typeface, inspired by country music legends: "Whiskey drinking, train hopping, fist fighting, hard loving, prison breaking, men and women, who poured their hearts out in song."   … read more

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