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Oct 01, 2010

Colorful Modular Tetris Bookshelf

 

Homeowner Mario and his wife Tete, from Sao Paulo, got inspired by a Tetris bookshelf he saw online, and started designing. His piece was custom fit into his space, built by a woodworking friend.

The shelf is 2.20 meters wide, 2 meters tall and 30 centimeters deep. It's made of MDF wood and the colored parts are Formica sheets.

 

As you can see in some of the pictures, all the parts are independent of each other so it's a modular project. I can unscrew half of the shelf and use it at another place or I can re-arrange the parts as I see fit (and the holes match too, it's a very… read more

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Oct 01, 2010

On the Record - New-ish Music to Check Out, October 2010

created at: 10/01/2010

A fall friendly collection of five albums, totally worth your time.

 

created at: 10/01/2010

Hey Rosetta - Into Your Lungs (Sonic Records)

Canadians have been hip to this album since 2008, but its just been released in the U.S.

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Sep 30, 2010

Play Asteroids on Any Web Page

created at: 09/30/2010

Whether you want to get rid of ads, explode your Twitter followers, or just practice your skills, sometimes, you want to blow stuff on a webpage up.

Erik of Github has created a bookmarklet that will allow you to do that very thing. Simply drag the link below to destroy your Facebook friends' avatars, those emails you don't want to respond to, or any object on the page.

Seriously, this puts fun back in the internet. This is the coolest thing we've seen… read more

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Sep 30, 2010

How To: Make Easy Fabric Skulls for Day of the Dead

 

Shawnee of Life with Monkey whipped up this super quick pattern and technique for making fabric skulls. They're so easy to make that we can imagine these in bulk hanging from fishing line, or mixed in a candy bowl. We also think the shape would lend itself well to more anatomical skulls, or even Luchalibre masks.

 

Easy. Peasy.… read more

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Sep 30, 2010

Top 5 Green Gadgets for Guys

Eco-design blog Inhabitat has teamed up with Gilette to create this list of gadgets, each with style and a small footprint. Looking over the collection, I think most gents can safely say, "Yes, I'd want that." And while the care that goes into making each one is reflected in the fetching price, they're actually not completely unaffordable. Certainly, you'd get what you paid for.   

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Sep 29, 2010

How To: Make Dexter-Inspired Blood Slide Candy Pops

 

Inspired by the lovable neighborhood serial killer Dexter, which began its fifth season last Sunday, Andrea decided to update Martha Stewart's recipe for invisible lollipops by creating a series of blood slide candies for Halloween this year...way creepier than vampire or ghost-y treats.

She explains, "For any of you who aren’t familiar with the show, Dexter is about a serial killer of the same name, who works by day as a forensic analyst for the Miami police department, and by night, cleansing the city of the evil criminals who slip through the cracks of our faulty judicial system.  Every serial killer has to keep his mementos and Dexter’s trophy case, consists of a box of slides, each containing one drop of blood from each victim.

For this years gruesome Halloween treat, I decided to create a trophy… read more

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Sep 29, 2010

A Periodic Table of Creative Influences

If you read ManMade, its likely you consider yourself a creative person, or at least a connoisseur of all things awesome. And as all creative types know, inspiration comes from darn near everywhere. Photographs influence songwriting, movies translate into poetry, philosophy makes for amazing sculpture, etc. 

The folks at Mat Dolphin agree, and they've constructed a list of inspirational people modeled after the Periodic Table of Elements. "In the list are Film Directors, Musicians, Designers, Artists, Writers and anyone else that has inspired us." 

Click through to see the expanded version and find your… read more

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Sep 29, 2010

Photos from the New IKEA Cookbook

Artist and photographer Carl Kleiner created these fascinatingly geometric breakdowns of the ingredients for IKEA's new baking cookbook, Homemade is Best

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Sep 28, 2010

How To: Vintage Arrow-Inspired Decor

I'll admit it - it never occurred to me to source or make vintage arrows as a home decor accent piece, but why not? They're fun, colorful, and masculine-ish/tongue-in-cheek enough to totally make sense in lots of spaces.

Mom Danielle created these bold arrows while making over her sons' rooms. The shafts are made from dowel rods, and covered in patterned washi tape, fabric scraps, and acrylic tape. And note the erasers as arrow heads - would work quite well with the office supply crossbow,read more

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Sep 28, 2010

Make a DIY Bent Plywood Bicycle

Boy, do I love me some molded plywood. It gives my Eames lounge-ish chair its perfect shape, and is quite functional in my walnut magazine end table and this laptop riser I hacked from an IKEA stool.

And, as some industrious design students figured out, you can create a bike frame at home by learning to laminate and mold your own plywood elements. Brilliant! Even if you're not digging on building a bike frame, this is a great tutorial for learning how to mold and bend… read more

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