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Jun 18, 2012

How to: Make a Super Easy iPad Stand from a Cardboard Box

My favorite kind of craft project: Useful, stylish, and built for free from recycled materials. And, it involves an iPad.   … read more

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Jun 14, 2012

8-Bit T-Shirts Inspired by Retro Video Games and Movies

created at: 06/13/2012

I've long been a fan of 8-bit/pixel art. It's retro, geeky and just plain fun. So, I see no reason why the 8-bit world shouldn't cross over into my wardrobe, don't you think? These awesome pixelated t-shirts designed by Luke Morgan look like they'd be the perfect!   … read more

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Jun 13, 2012

Nick Offerman Reflects on His Obsession with Woodworking

Actor Nick Offerman has written a evocative meditation on his first passion, fine woodworking. "The list of useful implements that can be crafted from wood is infinite and amazing, and I am spellbound by the ancient practice of woodworking, … read more

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Jun 12, 2012

Bottle Cap Blues: Unique (and Dangerous) Ways to Open a Beer

What do a nail gun, machete, wheelchair, dead animal skull, holiday tinsel, and your belly button all have in common?

Easy. They're all clever and potentially very, very unsafe ways to open a bottle of beer.

Filmmaker Chris Sumers got together with his buddies and filmed dozens of unlikely ways to pop a bottlecap.… read more

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Jun 12, 2012

The Wes Anderson Bingo Card Generator

created at: 06/11/2012

Whether you're excited for Moonrise Kingdom to show up in your local theater, or frequently pop in your beloved DVDs of Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums, the next time you watch a Wes Anderson film, you simply have got to bring these Wes Anderson bingo cards along.   … read more

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Jun 12, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Lego Key Holder

created at: 06/11/2012

I've been seeing various DIY Lego key holders pop up on Pinterest and around the blogosphere lately and I think it's a brilliant and super easy idea. First of all, everyone loves Legos. Second, we're all misplacing our keys, right? Well this DIY project will add some geeky-chic flair to your home and, hey, if you're still looking for a Father's Day gift for Dad, why don't you make him one of these?   … read more

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Jun 12, 2012

How to: Make a Cruelty-Free Wooden Deer Head

created at: 04/19/2012

ManMade reader William an I have a lot in common: a love for crafting with power tools, a desire to reuse and repurpose scrap, and the goal of enjoying the trappings of classic "masculine" things like the mounted deer head, without.... you know, having to kill anything.   … read more

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Jun 12, 2012

Talk Nerdy to Me: Pun-Filled Sentiments for Geeks

"Nerdy Dirty" is a delightful collection of science-y but sweet illustrations by Nicole Martinez, filled with clever, pun-filled captions.

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Jun 11, 2012

How to: Make 8-Bit "Breaking Bad" Perler Bead Pixel Art

created at: 06/10/2012

If you're looking for a new craft project, might I suggest making pixel art with Perler beads. Remember those things from when you were a kid? The little plastic beads that you arrange on a pegboard and then fuse together with an iron? Perler bead pixel art is great fun because it's geeky, nostalgic and it's a blast to see how realistic you can make things with just a few colors and beads.

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Jun 11, 2012

Hanging Typographic Installation Made from Colorful Drinking Straws

Thai design studio Farmgroup. created this fantastically fun and colorful hanging installation using standard plastic drinking straws. The project was… read more

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Jun 11, 2012

An Astronaut’s Incredible Photos of “Star Trails"

Space. It's mysterious, possibly infinite, and as captured in these photographs by NASA astronaut Don Pettit, absolutely stunning.   

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Jun 11, 2012

Infographic: Which Men's Style Blogs Should You Be Reading?

created at: 06/11/2012

Over the last few years, there's been a significant movement to provide a diversity of content for men, and ManMade is excited to be a part of it. One of the biggest outcomes has been all the fantastic men's style and clothing sites that have popped up, provided solid advice, great deals, and tips for dressing like you know what you're doing.

But of course, keeping up with all of them is quite a task, so complex created a flowchart to help you pick just the right ones for you, so you can get the kind of advice and inspiration you're looking for.   … read more

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Jun 06, 2012

Bandwiches: Sandwich Recipes Inspired by Your Favorite Musicians

created at: 06/06/2012

McSweeney's contributor John Peck imagines over seventy new sandiwches designed after famous musicians, their backgrounds, and lifestyles.    … read more

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Jun 06, 2012

A Map of the Breweries of the United States

There are a very many ways to map out the United States: topography, the highway system, state captials, and the like. But none are nearly as fun as this new map from Pop Chart Labs: The Breweries of the United States.   … read more

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Jun 06, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: June 6, 2012

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.

Guitar Pee is a musical urinal that allows you to create music while...at the urinal. It's kinda like that Les Paul Google doodle, except you pee on it.

Watch this video to see how it works:   … read more

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Jun 05, 2012

Delicious Deep Fried Gadgets

Brooklyn-based photographer Henry Hargreaves teamed up with food stylist Caitlin Levin to create Deep Fried Gadgets, a series of photos of, um, deep fried gadgets.   … read more

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Jun 05, 2012

How to: Make DIY Infused Spirits at Home

I'm always down to try a new cocktail recipe. But, it can be a pretty big investment to go in for a whole bottle of flavored vodka or special liqueur when you're not even sure if you like the drink in the first place. And, often, many of them taste like candy, artificial extracts, or weird chemicals.

So, make your own. They're much less expensive, taste way better, and you can make as little or as much as you want. With all the fresh summer produce coming to the markets, there's every reason to give it a shot.   … read more

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Jun 05, 2012

24 Gift Giving Ideas for Father's Day

 

created at: 06/05/2012My friend Ez is straight fantastic. Her site, Creature Comforts, is among the best of the girl-y lifestyle/craft/food/beautiful photography/things the internet was made for blogs out there. And, it turns out, her fantastic taste can be applied to manly things too.   … read more

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Jun 05, 2012

Pin Portraits of Famous Faces by Philip Karlberg

Swedish photographer Philp Karlberg came up with this rather clever means to sculpt some famous faces using colorful pins and carefully placed lighting. 

He says,

A couple of months ago I came up with an idea I have had… read more

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Jun 04, 2012

Roundup: 9 Unique, Stylish Bicycle Accessories

created at: 06/01/2012

I'm proud to say, that after 5 years of living in NYC, I finally got a bike. Not only can I get around easily, but also I'm officially initated into the ManMade Brotherhood of Biking. I ordered a great single speed, fixed gear from State Bicycle Co. (check it out!) and I couldn't be happier with it. However, there is one thing missing from my ride: accessories. So, of course, I took to the internet and searched for some stylin' bicycle accessories. I could easily make this post ten pages long, but since I'm a strong believer in brevity, I narrowed my list down to nine cool items.   … read more

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