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Mar 12, 2010

The Dog 'Stache Toy

As far as your dog is concerned, its a toy, and it feels good between the teeth. But for you, the tongue-in-cheek pet owner? Constant amusement.

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Mar 12, 2010

What's Next in Conscious Cooking? Testicles

knauer_deertesticles_3-10_post.jpgNose-to-tail cooking is a culinary movement dedicated to eating every part of the animal. UK chef Fergus Henderson and a few of his U.S. counterparts, such as Chris Constentino, are "staunch [proponents] of using virtually the entirety of any plant or animal being served up. Harking back to the days when very little went to waste, [they practice] what [they preach] with such victuals as Rolled Pig's Spleen, Duck's Neck Terrine and Roast Woodcock, which is cooked with innards and head intact, the latter providing a bit of "delicious brains." (From Publishers Weekly)

But, as Ian Knauer of the Atlantic points out, "very skinny-jean-wearing hipster with this month's issue of Edible Wherever tucked under his arm can settle into a pork jowl or trotter and take one for the Fergus Henderson team." Those who really commit, the true animal tasters (which, for me, put them way closer to vegetarians than just chicken breast and beef tenderloin eaters), do it all, and that means testicles.

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Mar 11, 2010

ManMaker: Dan Kenneally's Abstract Sandwich Art

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San Francisco-based artist Dan Kenneally has created Lunchbox, a series of 18"x18" sandwich paintings, that each use a minimal colored stripe to represent ingredients.

"Lunchbox presents a curious departure from an ordinary subject matter which is unprecedented in the art community. It communicates volumes though use of complex arrangement of color, and simplification. This ambitious feat achieves harmony through balance and composition."

 

I like that these are physical paintings with texture and drips, etc, rather than simple stripes drawn on the computer.

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Mar 11, 2010

ManMade Video How-To: Make a Custom, No-Sew Tool Belt from Repurposed Fabric

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The most efficient way to get your creative work done quickly is to keep your tools and gear within an arms reach. And if YOU move around, then so do your arms, so the best soiutions keep your goodies ON your person...like a tool belt.

And if your project is framing a house, then a traditional Bob Vila-style tool belt will do just fine. But if your arsenal involves items other than a hammer and drill, its often tough to find the perfect place to put  your tools.

So, make that perfect place. A tool belt is only as useful as its ability to store the things YOU use on your projects. ManMade went to hang out with fabric master Amy D. to see if we could create a durable, customized tool belt on the cheap.  

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Mar 10, 2010

Handmade Haiku: That I Make Always Trumps What I Make

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10 March 2010: That I Make Always Trumps What I Makecreated at: 03/10/2010  

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Mar 10, 2010

One Chicken, 17 Healthy Meals, 26 Bucks, No Mayo

Kristen Swensson of Cheap, Healthy, Good has accomplished an incredible week-long adventure: she created an entire weeks worth of healthy meals for two people with pantry staples, $25.00, and one whole chicken. "The stretchability of a whole chicken is a frequently discussed topic among food and frugality bloggers... [but] here’s the thing: sometimes, those dinners aren’t the healthiest meals in the world. There tend to be a lot of quesadillas and casseroles whenever these type of posts pop up, not to mention chicken salads drenched with full-fat mayo. Now, there’s nothing wrong with this whatsoever (except the mayo - blech), but I wanted to see if I could put a healthier spin on it. In a sentence: I wanted to find out if it was possible to create a gaggle of inexpensive, lower-fat meals with the leftovers from one big ol’ chicken."

And she did it! No repeats, and no waste, and only $0.86 over budget.  

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Mar 09, 2010

The Most Awesome iPhone Stand Ever Made... of Cutlery

Sure, it might be the ONLY iPhone stand made of cutlery, but that doesn't change its dopeness.

ForkedUpArt of North Salt Lake, Utah, sells two different options: ForkHead, pictured above, and his brother SpoonHead, seen below.

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Mar 09, 2010

The Breakfast Machine Brings PeeWee's Playhouse to Life

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With the universal adoration of OkGo's "This Too Shall Pass," March 2010 will forever be the month of the Rube Goldberg machine. So, feast your primed mechanical brains on this - an automatic breakfast machine.

Reminscent of the intro to 1985's Pee Wee's Big Adventure, the machine creates a complete breakfast of fresh-squeezed oj, an omelet, coffee and toast.

  

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Mar 08, 2010

How To: DIY Scratch-Off Business Cards.

DIY Scratch Off Business Cards

This day-in-age, a simple embossed logo and your name in a classic serif simply won't do. We're in the era of digital networking, and in order to make a business card work, it needs to stand out.

Bofthem has figured out a way to do just that: do-it-yourself scratch off printing. 

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Mar 08, 2010

Professional Beards

Clever...and suprisingly true.

professional beards. …wanna show yours?

Only thing missing is strained whisper-folk musician.

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