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Oct 17, 2011

7 Types of Creative Block...and What To Do About Them

Whether you're a full-time creative professional, a passionate pastime artist, or simply a dabbler, it's gonna happen. The creative block - that blank page, empty canvas, one-line melody, uncut yard of fabric, that time where all you wanna do (or have to) is create something, and you just can't get started...or worse, finished.

But not all creative blocks are equal. They could come from a lack of ideas, but also from your own health or emotional wellness, work habits, or even communication. So, in order to become more productive, you first gotta understand what sort of block you have. Which, to me, recalls this classic interchange from Empire Records:

Mark: Hey, Lucas. I've decided I'm going to… read more

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Mar 23, 2011

How To: Make a Real-Life, Coin-Popping Super Mario Bros. Brick!

It was bound to happen, but I never thought the results would be this amazing!

Bruno made a DIY Super Mario Bros. coin block that emits legal tender when hit from the bottom, and even makes the classic da-DING sound! Wild, yes?

Even more amazing, he painstakingly documented the process so you can make your own.

See it in action… read more

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May 06, 2010

8-Bit End-Grain Cutting Boards

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At ManMade, we love a nice big end-grain hardwood butcher block. In fact, we love 'em so much that we've made our own and use it three meals a day. It took me about 12 hours of work, so there's no way I'd ever replace it.

Until I saw these guy. Playing off the pixel-like qualities of glued-up butcher blocks, Etsy artist 1337Motif has created retro electronic inspired cutting boards, like PacMan (above) and Space Invaders… read more

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