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Aug 11, 2011

Hilarious Movie Clichés

In honor of the upcoming International Latino Film Festival, NYC Ad agency Wing created these beautifully designed graphic representations of hilarious movie cliches.

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Aug 10, 2011

Sad Etsy Dogs

If a dog is a man's best friend, then Sad Etsy Dogs is the perfect companion to Sad Etsy Boyfriends.

 

 

It's not that the dog clothes themselves are awful...but the pups just… read more

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Aug 10, 2011

How to: Tell If You're a Hat Guy

Some men are hat guys. You know, like that friend who's hair you never actually saw until you both went to that wedding, like a decade into your friendship?

And some men are not. I'm certain I should never. I own but one, a stocking cap that I wear only in snowball fights... when everyone looks ridiculous… read more

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Aug 10, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: August 10, 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.

created at: 08/10/2011

Matthew Baldwin says, "Site administrators use CAPTCHAs to prevent automated scripts from performing certain functions, such as creating an account, sending email to a distribution list, or participating in a discussion thread. That's fine, as far as it goes. But, frankly, I'd also like to see certain people on the Internet prevented from doing certain things. You know, like: logging onto the Internet." He's created a series of solution to keep the less desirables… read more

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Aug 09, 2011

Social Media Propaganda Posters

Designer Aaron Wood has created a beautiful and hilarious series of vintage propaganda-style posters for contemporary social networks.

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Aug 09, 2011

Metropolis II: The World's Most Awesome Kinectic Sculpture/Matchbox Car Track

Metropolis II is kinetic sculpture by artist Chris Burden. It's 10 feet tall, 28 feet wide, and features more than 1,100 toy cars racing around 18 lanes of mini-freeway. It took the artist and his assistants more than four years to complete, and has now sold for millions of dollars and is available for public viewing at the Los Angeles Country Museum of… read more

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Aug 09, 2011

Home Decor Inspiration Roundup: The Single Guy's Space

Here at ManMade, we try to avoid cliched phrases like, the "man cave" or "bachelor pad." But, certainly, there are lots of awesome spaces inhabited by single guys. And, cream walls with hand-me-down furniture and wires everywhere these are not.

This collection features some bold, streamlined spaces with a strong sense of play and fun. All the best parts about being a guy, living on… read more

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Aug 09, 2011

Translucent Ants Turn Colorful after Eating Rainbow Liquids

created at: 08/09/2011

One afternoon, Dr. Mohammed Babu's wife, Shameem, directed his attention to a family of ants in their home, who turned up to sip on some spilt milk.

Interestingly enough, the ants had "turned" white, as their translucent bodies displayed the milk they'd consumed. So the scientist decided to get… read more

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Aug 08, 2011

Free Monster Movie Desktop Wallpapers for Type Lovers

created at: 08/08/2011Veer, an awesome stock photography and illustration site for designers, offers these free desktop, iPhone, and iPad desktop that reimagine vintage drive-in B-movies with the language of typography.         

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Aug 08, 2011

How to: Make a Carrot Darth Vader

Sushi chef Oki demonstrates how to turn three carrots into a mukimono Darth Vader. [Mukimono is the Japanese tradition of decorative food carving and… read more

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Aug 08, 2011

"Selected" Replaces Figures in Famous Paintings with Marching Ants

Michael Guppy, a recent design school graduate, has created "Selected," a series of reinterpretations of famous paintings.

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Aug 04, 2011

Romesco Sauce: It Goes Well on Everything

created at: 08/04/2011

Oh, romesco, you are the bestco.

I don't generally take pictures of my dinner or culinary creations and share them on ManMade. One, I figure there are thousands of food bloggers who are way better qualified; two, I usually cook in the evenings, and it's often too dark to take photos; and three, cooking serves as the creative thing I do where I don't feel required to blog about it. Which I like.

But, there are some things that just need to be shared, and I'll make an exception to preach the gospel of romesco sauce. This Spanish-standard is a showstopper, and tastes, well,… read more

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Aug 04, 2011

Free Download: Happiness is a Warm Glue Gun Poster

When I launched ManMade a year and a half ago (today's the eighteen-month anniversary!), I wanted to have something to give to the online handmade community to say, "Hi."

So, I whipped up this poster (in three colors! Yahoo!), and it's yours if you'd like it. Hang it in your office, your workspace, your home, on a telephone pole, wheat paste it onto a mailbox....whatever you… read more

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Aug 04, 2011

Censorship Tells the Wrong Story

Hmmm...I'm not sure how I feel about these strategically pixelated images from the ad campaign, "Censorship Tells the Wrong Story. "To make a point, the new anti-censorship ad campaign for Reporters Without Borders purposefully blurs the line between decency and reality... Created by the firm Ogilvy & Mather, each image features the text “Censorship tells the wrong story,” and uses strategic pixelization to alter perception and add new… read more

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Aug 03, 2011

How To: Truly Taste and Appreciate a Fine Whiskey with this Three-Step Technique

created at: 08/03/2011

There's a familiar song and dance to tasting wine: swirl the glass, stick your nose all in it, slurp it so it sprays into your mouth. But, other drinks can be equally complex, and also deserve an appraisal technique to get the most out of your experience. We've covered the five-steps towards fully experiencing your beer, and today, we're looking at the best way to taste a fine whiskey, be it bourbon, Scotch, or… read more

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Aug 03, 2011

Blow My Mindsday: August 3, 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.

George the Great Dane is the world's biggest dog. You definitely wanna see… read more

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Aug 03, 2011

Yep...That's a $100,000 Razor

created at: 08/03/2011

For years, ladies have had their unbelievably priced items of high design and haute couture: million dollar dresses worn to awards ceremonies ("on loan," of course), or jewel encrusted handbags sewn together with unicorn hair and phoenix feathers. Or something.

Now, the fellows have a chance to own a super, unbelievably expensive high-end product: the Iridium razor by Zafirro, which clocks in at a cool $100,000.

How's it get to cost twice as much as the yearly income of the average U.S.… read more

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Aug 02, 2011

10 Awesome and Hilarious Charts about Movies

Jason Oberholtzer, editor of I Love Charts, recently rounded up his ten favorite movie-related charts for humor site Slacktory.

"Nerds love movies. Nerds love charts. Nerds love combining their loves (bacon unicorns, zombie narwhals). Thus, we get tons of charts about movies at I Love Charts. Here are ten of my favorites."

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Aug 02, 2011

I Went to MoMA and...

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There are those museums or destinations that you visit once in your life: see the permanent collection, perhaps a few special exhibits, and say, "Yep, I'm glad I've been here."

And then there are those museums that necessitate multiple visits; you return there every time you're in a city, or perhaps even maintain a membership if you're close enough. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is certainly one of the later. You can visit the fourth and fifth floor and never get sick of seeing the actual Matisses and Monets and Jasper Johnses that you know so well from photos, check out the special exhibits, media and design pieces, etc.

It never gets… read more

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Aug 01, 2011

Before and After Photos of...Joggers

When you're the editor of a DIY decor website, you come across a lot of "before and afters" Like, a lot. Like, so many, if I see another shoddy, worn brown piece of furniture with the phrase "before" brandished across it in some curlicue typeface, I very well may just...well, really appreciate this photo series by French photographer Sacha Goldberg. 

In it, he asked random joggers at the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris if he could take a quick post-run photo. A week later, the same folks were invited to come to Goldberg's professional photo studio in their best for an "after" protrait. The results are strangely intimate and understandably… read more

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