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Mar 24, 2011

Spray Can

I'm glad there's no commandment that states, "Thou shall not covet the idea of that guy you learned about on the internet that made a kickass paper sculpture of a spray can shooting a buncha… read more

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Mar 24, 2011

Hilarious Passive-Aggressive Office Notes

You've no doubt seen a few of these office flyer and note convos floating around the internet...the Comic Sans/lemonade one is particularly widespread. But this master collection is definitely worth a look.

Boy, I've never been so thankful that I work from home. Now, I just gotta stop leaving notes to myself to quit taking bites outta… read more

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Mar 24, 2011

How To: Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs

I eat a Cadbury creme egg about once every five Easters, just to see whether or not this might be the year I decide I like them. Hasn't happened yet.

I eat deviled eggs even less - I've had maybe three in my whole life. In some ways, they're the dish with the highest occurence of the five flavors I just can't get into: hardboiled egg yolks, things with mayo and sugar, and sweet pickle relish. (The other two being casseroles made with cream of anything soup and baby corn).

Yet, for some reason, I'm going to make these Cadbury creme deviled eggs this Easter...I… read more

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Mar 23, 2011

50 and 50: Your State's Motto, But Beautiful

created at: 03/23/2011

The Fifty and Fifty Project seeks "construct a handsome new way of looking at our country. Fifty designers, one per state, will illustrate their state motto, creating something steeped in history but completely modern and unique: a kind of designer's atlas."

So, pop quiz time! Can you name your state's motto?! No… read more

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Mar 23, 2011

How To: Make a Real-Life, Coin-Popping Super Mario Bros. Brick!

It was bound to happen, but I never thought the results would be this amazing!

Bruno made a DIY Super Mario Bros. coin block that emits legal tender when hit from the bottom, and even makes the classic da-DING sound! Wild, yes?

Even more amazing, he painstakingly documented the process so you can make your own.

See it in action… read more

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Mar 23, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: March 23, 2011

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.

How To: Fold a letter into its own envelope...it's like snail mail origami!

created at: 03/23/2011

Egg nutrition… read more

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Mar 23, 2011

An All-In-One Yard Care Tool

As a teenager, I was the yard care master. As the only son and grandson in my family, I managed lawns, shrubs, and trees for most of my family and half the block. It wasn't summer unless my entire life was stained with grass, and I learned to love music when listening to my bright red My First Sony cassette Walkman and the tapes I'd make from albums from the library.

Then, I got real summer jobs in college. And now, I'm an urban dweller, and don't even own a lawnmower, let alone a hedge trimmer, edger, weed whacker, and the like. But someday, I'll have a garage, and a yard to care for, and a whole pegboard full of powered lawn care… read more

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Mar 23, 2011

How To: Print Your Own Fabric

 

As I'm sure you've noted my lots of my original projects on ManMade, I'm a fan of projects with clean lines, but that were still made by hand. So, I'm big on printmaking, as it allows for a well-organized, consistent look on a piece that's still handmade.

And, of course, we're huge fans of craft projects that are handmade from start to finish, so the ability to print your own fabric, and then create an awesome project from it. Be still my crafty heart... (I, of course, never actually say things like that, but I'm trying some new stuff out. Whatcha… read more

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Mar 22, 2011

Toy Stories by Aled Lewis

As part of his Make Something Cool Everyday project, designer Aled Lewis has created this hilarious captioned photographs. 

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Mar 22, 2011

How To: Spray Paint Like a Pro

I just went into my basement and counted. The results?

I have twenty-eight cans of spray paint. Okay, that also includes spray primer, and probably a clear coat or two, but twentyeight? I was surprised.

So, what's it mean? That spray paint is awesome, and the perfect medium for all sorts of DIY and art projects,… read more

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