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Nov 06, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: November 6, 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. 


So get this: apparently, thousands of unrelated people dream about the same guy, and nearly all of them refer to him exclusively as "this man." The dreamers even created uninfluenced artwork

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Nov 05, 2013

New Favorite Instagrammer: Whimsical Illustrations Merge with Everyday Objects

Ecuador-based graphic designer Javier Pérez uses Instagram's simple image-sharing format to wonderful creative effect, looking at the shapes of common household objects and using simple black lines to bring them to life.    

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Nov 05, 2013

Dinner in Minutes: How to Make Easy One Pan Pasta

One-Pot Paste Recipe

Dear friends: your weeknight meal prayers to the kitchen gods have been answered. A one-fits-all recipe for a delicious dinner with no mess, and no waste. 

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Nov 04, 2013

That One Time Where I Tried Not to Spend Money for a Month... and Failed.

created at: 11/04/2013

Just before the month began, I detailed my household's plans to not buy anything during the month of October. You can read the whole scenario here, but the summary is, simply: we wanted to take a break from consumerism, and attempted to use money only on bills, fixed costs, and two highly organized grocery trips. And, we did it. Except when we didn't. Here's how it went:   

 

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Nov 04, 2013

DIY Idea: Build a Minimal Corner Book Shelf

DIY inspiration: minimal shelf

There's plenty about Scandinavian design that's so appealing and lends itself to a masculine aesthetic: the clean shapes, and classic color combos, etc. And (but?) this book shelf idea though can fit almost any place, modern or not, and that's kinda what I love about it.   

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Oct 31, 2013

The $500 DIY Glass Home

The $500 DIY Glass Home

Meet Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz, a young couple from West Virginia who built this woodland retreat from (mostly) upcycled materials. Nick, a photographer, and Lilah, a clothing designer, embarked in their DIY adventure after from a desire to be "closer to the elements," and used as many materials found on the property that they could. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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. 

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