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Feb 12, 2015

Win an Aeropress: The Best Coffee Maker on the Planet

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Last month we posted about the fascinating story of the invention of the AeroPress, a $25 plastic device that makes the best single cup of home-brewed coffee we've ever tasted. Well, you guys seemed to like that post so much, we reached out to Aerobie (makers of the AeroPress, and, yes, the amazing flying disc) and asked if they'd let us give away a few ... and guess what? They said "coffee". Ok, no they said "yes", but I presume they're pretty caffeinated over there most of the time.

Can't wait to see if you win the giveaway? Or just want to read all the reviews? Click here for the full product listing at Amazon. It has a 4.6/5-star… read more

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Feb 11, 2015

How to: Make a DIY Rustic State Map Wall Art from a Broken Pallet

Busted Up Pallet One of the great things about living in Northern California is the wide open spaces. There are so many great places to hike, climb, swim, and just enjoy in the expansive outdoors up here. Only a true Northern California resident can really understand how frustrating it is when people tell me how Northern California is San Francisco and then right above that is Oregon. Nope, there are hundreds of miles between SF and the border, and that expanse is my home.

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Feb 11, 2015

"God Made A Farmer": Is this the Manliest Superbowl Ad in History?

God Made A FarmerFor many design-oriented men, the best part of the Super Bowl is the commercials themselves. So I figured it was about time to highlight what is perhaps the "manliest" ad I've ever seen. Rugged and heartfelt, it'll make you itch to build things with your hands.   

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Feb 10, 2015

How to: Bind Your Own Book

Perhaps you want to make your sweetheart a little something special. Perhaps you've got an idea that you want to share with the world in paper form. Perhaps you simply haven't found the right notebook size and style. 

Then you, my friend, should learn how to bind your own… read more

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Feb 10, 2015

100 Years of National Geographic Maps: The Art and Science of Where

created at: 02/10/2015

This year, the cartographic department at National Geographic celebrates its 100th anniversary. And this write-up by Cathy Newman, and its choice image selections, is one of the more fascinating things you'll read this week. Especially for lovers of graphics and all things… read more

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Feb 10, 2015

Dapper Up Your Wrist with a Wooden Watch

The Garwood Angeleno

When I think of watches I think of crystal faces, stainless steel, and maybe just a bit of rugged rubber. But when it's time to relax a bit, why not strap on something a bit more organic, like a wooden… read more

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Feb 09, 2015

How to: Make Her a Simple + Elegant Hardwood Necklace for Valentine's Day

Handmade Olive Wood Necklace for Valentines

Fellas, it's that time of year! Skip the single-origin chocolate bars and organically sourced roses and get your hands to work on this elegant, modern necklace that is sure to stun your special someone.  … read more

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Feb 09, 2015

These Two Kickstarter Projects are Aiming for the Stars

Space Launch PhotoKickstarter is an incredible funding resource for the masses. With so many projects posted almost daily, it's easy to find something worth throwing a few coins towards, especially when the projects involve space travel.  … read more

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Feb 09, 2015

Gift Guide: 14 DIYable Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

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The best gifts come from the heart, and it's infinitely better if they can come from human hands as… read more

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Feb 06, 2015

Weekend Project: Make a DIY Army Canvas Headboard

This DIY headboard project makes a very fine way to add a little rustic texture to your sleep space. It uses a 5x7' canvas tarp (twenty bucks!) and, the best part, no sewing. Just some 2x4s, a bit of plywood, and some staples and screws to hold it all… read more

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