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Apr 08, 2014

Filson Ages Gracefully

Last week, A Continuous Lean published this fascinating piece on Filson, the legendary Seattle-based outfitter. It begins, "The oldest person in the world is 115 years old. Filson is 116."… read more

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Apr 08, 2014

The Wonders Within Your Head

There's a lot going on in your head right now.  Your head, my head, all human… read more

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Apr 07, 2014

How to: Make a Wooden Vintage Bulb Lamp

Nothing beats a great lighting project, and I especially like the thoroughness of this original. It's more than just a "get an existing lamp kit and put it on some sort of structure;" rather, it walks you thorough not just the woodworking but also the easy electric work required to put something like this together.… read more

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Apr 07, 2014

Classic Album Covers Placed in their Google Street View Locations

The concept of placing album covers with urban scenes in their original geographic context isn't a new one, but I think this take, which uses Google Street View and Photoshop rather than a handheld LP and a camera, somehow manages to add something novel to the… read more

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Apr 01, 2014

25 Men You Should Be Following on Instagram

created at: 04/01/2014

Looking for some… read more

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Apr 01, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Wooden Welcome Mat

created at: 03/31/2014

This past winter was an intense one for most of us in North America...you know, you were there. It wreaked some serious havoc, including taking its toll on my welcome mat. After four straight months of boots covered in salt and ice and black sludge, it was time to say… read more

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Mar 31, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Swiss Army-Style Flip Out Key Ring

created at: 03/31/2014

The key bulge. That tangle of metal in your pocket that does no one any favors, and is usually more hassle than its worth...until you're out and you actually nread more

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Mar 28, 2014

Weekend Project: How to Make a DIY Hanging Garden

This weekend project combines the best of both worlds: it's functional, providing plenty of space to grow small culinary herbs or succulents or a safe place to start seeds indoors while it's still frosty outside, and its large scale allows it to fill a whole wall, providing color, texture, and a bit of pattern.    … read more

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Mar 28, 2014

Legendary Designer Milton Glaser Critiques Modern Beer Art

created at: 03/28/2014

Iconic designer and graphic artist Milton Glaser - the mind behind the I ♥ NY logo, that Bob Dylan poster with the colorful hair, and the co-founder of New York Magazine - takes a look at the bottle and can labels of contemporary beer… read more

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Mar 27, 2014

How to: Make Custom 3D Paper Letters

If you've been in the craft store during the last few years, you've seen the walls of chipboard or basswood letters. Which are cool, except for one thing: the typefaces are, at best, limited, and at worse...awful. (Curlz… read more

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Mar 27, 2014

25 Whiskey Quotes from the Famous Drinkers Who Loved It Best

created at: 03/27/2014

Most have heard, and can quote, the famous line attributed (probably inappropriately) to Benjamin Franklin, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." And plenty of us have likely created our adages to remind ourselves of experiences with tequila, wine, or some other overindulgence. But, throughout the last few hundred years, many of our greatest writers, thinkers, and humorists have dedicated their lines to that most aged and crafted of spirits:… read more

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Mar 26, 2014

How to: Make a Large DIY Worktable or Multi-User Desk

I'm digging this one: by embracing very affordable materials (OSB subfloor panels, pine 2x4s and 2x6s), this project pulls off a high/low aesthetic that actually benefits from its low cost.… read more

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Mar 26, 2014

EAT: Romesco Gruyere Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

gruyere romesco grilled cheese sandwich

This recipe to make a gooey, crunchy, grilled cheese sandwich is the exactly the kinda thing we want to eat on an early spring Saturday. Or, um, any… read more

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Mar 26, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: March 26, 2014

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.


I have no idea what the torque conversion is on these smiley face screw heads… read more

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Mar 25, 2014

Stylish Illumination: 6 Masculine Lighting Choices To Brighten Your Space

industrial lighting

Time to come out of the dark ages of winter and shine some light in your home with some sleek, yet guy-friendly lighting… read more

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Mar 25, 2014

Hand Carve Wooden Art Supplies by Camilla Barnard

London-based sculptor and illustrator Camille Barnard created this hand-carved "Pencil case collection," featuring wooden versions of her commonly used and carried art… read more

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Mar 25, 2014

DIY Idea: Make a LEGO Utensil Organizer

created at: 03/25/2014

There's nothing new to say about LEGO: they're awesome, they're fun, and they're surprisingly strong...as long as you don't ask them to bear much… read more

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Mar 24, 2014

How to: Properly Pour Beer in a Glass

created at: 03/24/2014

A beer "head" of foam is, like most things in life, an example of perfect balance; too much and its undrinkable, and if not enough, you can't full experience the unique compounds of a given… read more

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Mar 24, 2014

10 Ways to Improve Your Style Without Spending a Dime

There are times to add new pieces...to make investments, to research, to spend a couple hours in the dressing room. (Turn, turn, turn.) And then, there are times to get creative with what you already have, and improve your wardrobe and own personal style without spending a single cent.… read more

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Mar 24, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Geometric Photo Display For Your Wall

created at: 03/24/2014

Most of us have one: that big blank wall that you're saving for just the right piece to add some color, texture, and a bit of… read more

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