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Apr 18, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Sturdy Wooden Toolbox from Scratch

This weekend project is full of all the good stuff: it's practical, it's customizable, and it's a great way to practice and further your woodworking skills...with the tools that'll your store in it. The circle closed.… read more

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Apr 18, 2014

6 Classic Highball Cocktails that are Perfect for Spring

Spring isn't the time for making complicated drinks...infusing spirits and boiling special syrups. It's the season for getting outside as much as possible, enjoying the ever-later evenings, and embracing simplicity.… read more

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Apr 17, 2014

How To: Make a DIY Tree Stump Side Table

created at: 04/17/2014

There are plenty of tutorials to make reclaimed wood or stump coffee tables. Most of them just require for you to get a piece of wood, sand the ends, and call it a day...somewhat negating the need for a tutorial at all. But! This one… read more

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Apr 17, 2014

The Crossroads of Should and Must

created at: 04/17/2014

I've had this article open in a browser tab for over a week, and I just took the time to read it. (I'm horrible about following through on long-form stuff online...one of the casualties of blogging, perhaps. I wanna get better at it.)… read more

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Apr 17, 2014

The Many Varieties of Whiskey

Pop Chart Lab released their latest project, a categorization of all the styles, types, regions, and labels of whiskey from around the world.… read more

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Apr 16, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Folding Camp Stool

I never pass up an opportunity to share a full-on, start-from-scratch DIY furniture project, especially one that means you get to spend more time hanging out outside.… read more

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Apr 16, 2014

A Fix in Your Pocket: The 5 Best Multi-Tools

Oh, the multi-tool. I keep one stashed in several key places: my everyday bag, my glove compartment, at my desk, and an extra one that floats from my camping gear to my toolbox to a backpack for day trips. They're not all high quality - most were stocking stuffers or holiday presents from well-meaning family who snagged that 3-sizes-in-one-box from the "gifts" section of the department store that pops up in the aisle every December.… read more

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Apr 16, 2014

Classic Rock Band Names Simplified into Minimalist Icons

Madrid-based design and art firm Tata&Friends take a stab at icon design by creating these minimalist interpretations of some of their favorite rock and roll bands.… read more

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Apr 15, 2014

Simple and Healthy Spring Meal: Green Herb Couscous

Herb spring couscous

Even though there was unseasonal fresh layer of snow on the ground this morning, we're still smack in the middle of the spring outdoor season, and for me, that means finding plenty of tasty, energy-giving meal… read more

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Apr 15, 2014

For Men, Life Just Keeps Getting Better...Until It Doesn't

created at: 04/15/2014

We all know the stereotype of the grumpy old man. We've met him, we're related to him, he lives next door, some of us even have to work for… read more

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Apr 14, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Customized Gardening Tools

Even as an adult, I love playing in the dirt. Getting my hands dirty, nurturing a plant from a seed into something I can eat and feed my friends and family with...gardening, at least for me, is a not brainer for the guy living the "hands on" lifestyle.… read more

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Apr 14, 2014

Dudes and Decor: An Interior Design Primer for Guys

We all know the stereotypes for the ways guys "decorate" their spaces: outdated recliners, a nest of media and electronics cables, and movie posters tacked to the… read more

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Apr 11, 2014

How to: Make Your Own DIY Large-Scale Graphic Wall Art

Chalkboard Wall DIY

We love a bold, graphic wall treatment - whether type-based, a mural, or ever-changing chalkboard… read more

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Apr 11, 2014

Weekend Project: Turn Yard Waste into an Awesome Lounge Chair

With winter finally making its way out of our lives (for now), there's a whole lotta cleaning to do. Inside? Sure, but this also includes trimming all of those "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows"-looking branches and debris from your yard from all those record setting wind storms this year (yes, that happened… read more

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Apr 10, 2014

The Hair Care Bunch: An Introduction to Men's Styling Products

I have no shame in admitting it: I'm a hair product guy. Not a lot, of course, and if I do it right, you can barely tell, but it's useful. See, I have a rather short forehead and thick, heavy, straight hair that simply just falls forward and flat. It can't even hold a part without some help. So, lest I look bummed out (literally, flat hair on my forehead makes me look sad) or live with what my white (affectionately?) calls my "sick hair" [cause that's how I look on a sick day], I use a little help to give my face some… read more

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Apr 10, 2014

The Story Structures of Radio Programs...Drawn onto Cocktail Napkins

Head's up, fellow radio/podcast fans: Bradley Campbell did a bit of analysis into what it takes to put together a great piece of audio content, and diagrammed each show's structure on that most inspiring of canvases: the back of a… read more

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Apr 10, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Metallic Desk Organizer

Metallic DIY pencil holder

Somehow, at least at my office, it only takes five minutes to completely wreck my desk, but a good forty-five to clean it back… read more

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Apr 09, 2014

10 Essential Gin Cocktails You Should Try This Spring

created at: 04/09/2014

Any time of year, gin is a favorite spirit. It mixes well while retaining its character, and its aromatics complement a great range of flavors. But there's something so special, so obvious, about gin and springtime. If flavors had colors, gin's would be green, and it's a perfect chance to start putting ice back in our cocktails because the external temperatures are finally… read more

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Apr 09, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: April 9, 2014

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

British sculptor and environmentalist has been making organic art for more than four decades, and it looks just as contemporary as when he conceived… read more

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Apr 08, 2014

How to: Hang a Sliding "Barn" Door Anywhere in Your Home

created at: 04/08/2014

If I could have my druthers, I doubt I'd live in a house. I wouldn't go for a loft, necessarily, but some sort of converted work/live space filled with architectural and industrial details instead of a chair rail. But, likely, I'll end up in a standard single family home, hopefully with a great kitchen and a little yard. Doesn't sound so bad,… read more

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