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Jun 03, 2014

The ManMade Guide To Better Product and Tabletop Photography

created at: 04/16/2013

There are sorts of reasons a guy would wanna take great photos at home: an artist or crafter, online shop owner, Instagram power user, or just an everyday documenter extraordinaire.

Manmade Guide to Better Product Photography

 No matter your focus, these easy and affordable tips will help you dramatically improve your photography… read more

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Jun 13, 2013

A Papercraft BBQ Grill Fest by Zim and Zou

French designers and paper artists Zim and Zou (Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann) handcrafted this amazing paper featuring all kinds of grilled goodies and outdoor dining… read more

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Jun 04, 2013

A Felted TV Dinner

created at: 06/04/2013

Fiber artist LeBrie Rich created this fantastic vintage-inspired "TV dinner," complete with a rabbit-eared television, a nostalgic Hamm's beer, and a wooly turkey dinner.… read more

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Jun 03, 2013

DIY Small-Batch, Artisanal High Fructose Corn Syrup

Artist and designer Maya Weinstein engages both the industrial food complex and the artisanal handmade food movement with her "DIY High Fructose Corn Syrup"… read more

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Apr 22, 2013

The Human Printer: Artists Create CMYK and B+W Halftone Images by Hand

created at: 04/18/2013

The Human Printer is nothing like your average office machine. This one - as the name says it - consists of a group of artists that "prints" images in CMYK and B&W… read more

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Aug 27, 2012

The American Craftsman Project

created at: 05/28/2013

The American Craftsman Project is a new series by Tadd Myers, dedicated to capturing, honoring, and celebrating the work, skills, and products created and built by true craftsmen and… read more

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Aug 14, 2012

Handmade Leather iPhone Wallets

With the evergrowing ubiquity of smartphones and tablets, designers and makers are having a ball coming up with ways to infuse some custom, handmade warmth to these digital devices. We've seen lots of smartphone/wallet combos before, but none have tempted my checking account like these designs by… read more

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May 03, 2012

Roundup: 15 Awesome Handmade Mother's Day Cards from Etsy

created at: 05/02/2012

Let this be a reminder: If you weren't yet aware, Mother's Day is less than 2 weeks away! We don't want you to be that kid who buys mom a last-minute Garfield card from the gas station (she doesn't like that...I know from experience). How about this year you get mom a nice, handmade card? No time to make a card yourself? No big deal, because we've compiled a roundup of 15 great handmade cards from Etsy that mom will surely love.… read more

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Jan 30, 2012

Shwood and Huf Make Cool Sunglasses from Recycled Skateboards

Shwood, makers of handcrafted wooden sunglasses, teamed up with San Francisco clothing company Huf to spend a day skateboarding through downtown Los Angeles. When one rider broke his deck, the Shwood craftsmen took the trashed plywood, laminated up, and created these amazing recycled skateboard-version of their awesome sunglasses design.

They film the whole process, showing how these beautiful pieces are glued up and made by hand. Accompanied by T. Rex's "Mambo Sun," this video's a must… read more

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Jan 12, 2012

Free Magazine: Makers in the Modern Era

Hand-Eye Supply, the Portland, OR/online store selling "tools for making, designing, building, doing" have released their first magazatolog, called Makers in the Modern Era, which you can get can...for free.

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Dec 15, 2011

Gift Guide: Awesome, Handcrafted Gift Ideas for Guys

created at: 12/15/2011

My friend Brittni maintains an amazing handmade marketplace and blog called papernstitch, and while I regularly appreciate her updates and the amazing artisinal objects, the picks are unabashedly, well, girly.

Except for this week, where Brittni's prepared a great collection of handmade and independently produce gifts for… read more

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Sep 19, 2011

Handmade Wooden iPod

created at: 09/19/2011

No, no. That's not a protective case. And it certainly isn't CNC-milled or cut with a laser. It's a handmade wooden iPod Nano.

When Josh got a new iPod for Christmas, he couldn't just throw the old one away. So, he did what anyone would do - made it a wooden enclosure, complete with contrasting click… read more

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Sep 06, 2011

Incredible Handmade Paper Objects and Gadgets

UK artist Jennifer Collier creates "fabrics" from recycled paper, and then uses them to recreate household objects. "The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for my work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms."

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Dec 16, 2010

Great Handmade Gifts for Guys

 

created at: 12/16/2010It's true - it isn't easy to find cool gifts for guys. Roundups and wish lists are generally reduced to practical clothing items (the standard tie), video games and media (which are cool, but expected) or tools and gadgets. And handmade items? Even more difficult.

But, if you know where to look, there are lots of cool items out there, all of which can still show up at your house before Christmas Eve. Tomorrow's free shipping day for plenty of places, so make those decisions… read more

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Sep 09, 2010

Pony Farts: Yo-yo How-To with Bay Area Renaissance Man Doctor Popular

By Polly Conway, Guest Blogger

created at: 09/09/2010

Doctor Popular, aka Doc Pop, is a true renaissance man here in the Bay Area. As a person with a lot of interests myself, I'm always excited to learn about other dabblers who have a laundry list of skills and pursuits. The good Doctor describes himself as a "game designer, illustrator, tailor, rapper, and super nerd." Excellent. I've also met the man and can attest to his niceness and enthusiasm about the yo-yo lifestyle. 

At my house, we're proud owners of a Doc Pop yo-yo, and while my own skills are questionable, my bf can walk the dog like a pro. I'd like to get my hands on the above… read more

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