Man Made DIY


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May 01, 2012

Infographic: The Beer Belly of America

created at: 05/01/2012

Armed with Google maps and the finely tuned research skills of a team of geography professors and graduate students, the curious minds at FloatingSheep set out to answer the simple question, "where can I get a drink."      … read more

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May 01, 2012

Zombie-fied My Little Ponies

created at: 04/29/2012

Looks like the zombie apocalypse has arrived and its unfortunate victims were none other than My Little Ponies. As an ardent fan of The Walking Dead, zombies are on my mind more often than they should be...however I hadn't really considered zombie animals before, let alone cute little ponies. Mexican artist Dianita Ceron created an entire series of pony zombies that she calls My Little Zombie.   … read more

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Apr 30, 2012

Flint and Tinder: Premium Underwear for Men, Made in the USA

created at: 04/30/2012

Flint and Tinder is a new "men's basics" project by Jake, who after researching, found that only one of fifty brands making men's underwear in the USA, and that brand is "poor quality, not hugely comfortable and falls apart in the dryer over time."

So, Jake created Flint and TInder, … read more

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Apr 30, 2012

Famous Movie Posters, Viewed from Different Angles

As part of a new ad campaign for LG's new 3D Sound Home Theater system, Brazilian ad agency Y&R Sao Paulo created these new takes on well-known movie posters. In order to evoke the technology's "every side of sound" capability, … read more

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Apr 30, 2012

Seriously Unique and Creative Playgrounds by Monstrum

Danish design firm Monstrum, founded by Ole B. Nielsen and Christian Jensen, has dedicated itself to creating safe, stimulating, and beautifully designed playgrounds for children. They say, "playground design should be a reflection of the world surrounding us. We see the world as a place full of colour...Why only play on a monky frame and a sandbox, when you can play in a moon crater or a submarine or a giant spider or an enormous snail or a Trojans horse or a rocket or an ant or a princess castle. The fantasy is infinite."

   … read more

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Apr 30, 2012

Hyrule Forever

If this doesn't make you smile, then… read more

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Apr 30, 2012

Hungry for Knowledge: Brains Made of Food

created at: 04/29/2012

 

Italian artist Sara Asnaghi has remained the human brain through a medium of something that's always on our minds (no, not sex): food. The series, titled What Have You Got In Your Head, features brains made from a variety of foods like chili peppers, sugar, coffee grounds, bread and candy.   … read more

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Apr 27, 2012

The Whiskey Water Cooler

No, it's probably… read more

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Apr 27, 2012

This is My Favorite Thing of the Week

created at: 04/27/2012

Even after all these years, the second… read more

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Apr 26, 2012

What I Did Over the Weekend: Salvaging My Family's Lawn

created at: 04/26/2012

My brother-in-law, Nathan, is a self-proclaimed, um, minimalist lawn care guy. He grew up in a house with a steep, turf-covered backyard hill, and as the youngest son, was the mower of choice as soon as he was big enough until he graduated from college. 

And now, in his own house, with the scars of his Sisyphean task of pushmowering up the world's steepest backyard, he's not the hugest fan of taking care of his turf. I mean, who would be, when you're an awesome dad and you're faced with the choice of hanging out with your totally rad kids or mowing the grass?

But, after nearly ten years in this house, with plenty of patches and a healthy collection of dandelions, crabgrass, thistles, and all sorts of other weeds, even Nathan realized his yard could use a season of TLC. … read more

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Apr 26, 2012

The 1̶0̶0̶ 7 Foods You Should Really Eat Before You Die

created at: 04/26/2012

There's a current micro-meme that's found its way all over Facebook and the blogosphere, in which there appears a relatively generic alphabetical list of somewhat less-than-dominant foods with the title, "The 100 Foods You Should Eat Before You Die."

In the words of Time magazine's Josh Ozersky, the list "looks like it took about six minutes to think up. You could have created the whole thing while listening to 'Aqualung.' It’s simply a bunch of unconnected foods, listed alphabetically, without any kind of qualifier.… read more

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Apr 26, 2012

Typographic Bookworm Bookshelf

created at: 04/21/2012 This awesome typographic bookshelf by Rachel Ariyavatkul has got me thinking that I really need more typographic decor in my house. This piece, which she calls the 'Book Worm' shelf, spells out the word "worm".   … read more

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Apr 25, 2012

How to: Make Coca-Cola Fried Chicken

Yep, Coca-Cola fried chicken. You've heard of beer-battered fish and chips, a baked ham glazed in Dr. Pepper, or Korean barbecued short ribs marinated in 7Up, so adding a bit of beverage to one of the world's greatest foods is sort of a no-brainer.   … read more

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Apr 25, 2012

Free Download: No-Cost, Well-Designed Typefaces from Font Fabric

created at: 04/25/2012

There are tens (hundreds?) of thousands of free fonts available for download, but most aren't worth keeping around to filter through when working on a project.

And then there are these fine typefaces from foundry Font Fabric,… read more

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Apr 25, 2012

DIY Idea: Wood Slice Turntable

8-Tracks never made it, cassettes are harder and harder to find, and CDs are certainly on their way out, but the vinyl record? Here. To. Stay.

If you head to any flea market, thrift store, or charity shop, you'll find plenty of functional, yet ugly and worn out, turntables and record players. What to do? Take them home, rip out the guts, and install on a nice slice of wood.   … read more

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Apr 25, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: April 25, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

created at: 04/25/2012

François Vautier installed an ant colony in a flat bed scanner, and scanned the resulting nest once a week. And then he turned the images into a amazing video exploring the … read more

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Apr 24, 2012

Why Every Man (and Every Person) Should Own a Cast Iron Skillet

created at: 04/24/2012

Over the last decade, there's been a hugh shift towards discovering the things that our grandparents knew. Post-Baby Boom adults everywhere are keeping chickens in their backyards, learning to can and preserve their own produce and cure their own meats, shaving with straight razors. … read more

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Apr 24, 2012

The 50 Most Beautiful Places on Earth

created at: 04/24/2012

In honor of the Earth Day celebrations over the weekend, Examiner.com collected some incredible photos of some of the most amazing natural landscapes, rock formations, and otherwise outdoor goodness.   … read more

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Apr 24, 2012

Vibrant Art Installation Created From 10,000 Meters of Colorful Yarn

created at: 04/21/2012

Artist Lee Baker used 10 meters (that's 32,808 feet) of colorful yarn to create this incredible installation called Refractive Monolith. Filling the corner of a room in a gallery, the colored yarn almost creates a sort of "three-dimensional drawing" against the gray walls and floor.   … read more

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Apr 23, 2012

Infographic: The Perfect Suit for the Modern Man

created at: 04/23/2012

If you back through old photos of dressed-up men, you'll like see a few wacky turns on the men's suit: the lapels of the 70s, the too-long, boxy jackets of the 80s, the baggy double-breasteds of the 90s. But, you'll also note that there's a basic look that hasn't changed much in nearly a century: the basic, well-cut, no-frills suit that has made men look like a million bucks for the last 100 years.   … read more

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