Man Made DIY


Oct 11, 2012

How to Eat a Cupcake Like a Gentleman

"Apparently," says FoodBeast, "we've been eating cupcakes all wrong."

In turn, they offer a "proper" technique that avoids all the jaw-unhinging and head-tilting awkwardness, and manages to establish a consistent frosting-to-cake ratio.   … read more


Oct 10, 2012

How to: A Guide Not to Sucking So Bad on Instagram

created at: 10/10/2012

"Instagram," says Casey Neistat. "You're doing it wrong."   … read more


Oct 04, 2012

Crafting a DIY Surfboard from Reclaimed Wood

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 10/04/2012

Schwood, makers of wood sunglasses and other especially cool bits, created a one-of-a-kind surfboard using reclaimed wood found of the beaches of the Oregon coast.   … read more


Oct 02, 2012

How to: A Quick and Easy DIY Method to Repair Your Own Denim Jeans

created at: 10/02/2012While 95% of the makeup of a pair of jeans will last for many years, a few particular points are much more vulnerable to wear: ripped seams, worn knees, or the big one, crotch blowout. Fortunately, even big tears can easily be repaired at home for little little money and just a few minutes.   … read more


Oct 01, 2012

How to: Make a Hexaflexagon - The Most Amazing Thing Math Has Ever Produced!

created at: 10/01/2012

Okay...I try not to get carried away with blog titles. And, yes, to all you engineers and mathnerds out there, I'm extremely right-brained, but this incredible thing is something about which everyone can agree. It's freaking amazing, and it'll definitely blow your mind, and probably even break it.   … read more


Sep 20, 2012

What Happens If a Color-Changing Squid Listens to Old School Hip Hop?

created at: 09/20/2012

Many squids, octopuses, and other mollusks (as well as some fish, amphibians, and reptiles) have chromatophores, specialized cells containing pigmentsthat can change the color of the skin. These cells respond to electrical impulses from the muscles, which means they can also respond to specific frequencies in the audible spectrum, namely 100 hz, or the bass frequencies of musical instruments.

Which means...a squid's chromatophores will react and change color with the beat of some deep, grimey beats! To see it in action, check out this amazing video:… read more


Sep 17, 2012

Behind the Scenes: How the iPhone 5 is Made

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 09/17/2012

If you have averagely functioning ears and/or eyes, you're well aware that the iPhone 5 was announced late last week. I was on vacation, retreating from technology and staying as far away from the internet as I could, yet still managed to catch the news (thanks, overzealous guy at the Japanese Garden).

Over the next few weeks,… read more


Aug 23, 2012

The ABC of Men's Fashion

"Clothes cannot make the man," argues Jeff Staple, the owner of Staple Design, a clothing collection, creative agency and retail store in New York City. Or, more positively, "Sometimes you just put something on and you feel like you can destroy the world with it."   … read more


Aug 22, 2012

What If Every Single Person on Earth Jumped at the Same Time?

created at: 08/22/2012

Michael Stevens of VSauce explores the idea of what might happen if every person on earth - all seven billion plus of us - jumped into the air at the same time.   … read more


Aug 15, 2012

Jack Daniel's Meets the Signpainter

Tennessee-whiskey juggernaut Jack Daniels (their Old No. 7 is the best selling whiskey in the world) is creating a new annual tradition where they team up with independent artists and craftsmen to create poster artwork and an ad campaign around the theme of "independence." 

They collaborated with Derek McDonald,… read more


Aug 15, 2012

A Video Supercut of Famous Movie Sunglasses

Our friends at Found Item Clothing just whipped up this supercut of their favorite movie sunglass scenes.   … read more


Aug 13, 2012

Gotye Parodies Remixed by Gotye Himself [VIDEO]

created at: 08/12/2012


Ok, I know, you've probably seen more parodies and covers of Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know than anyone should have to endure BUT this one is different. Why? Because Wally De Backer (a.k.a. Gotye) himself was so impressed by the outpouring of creativity that he created this remix of "Somebody" covers.   … read more


Aug 09, 2012

This is Going to Change Lives: The $9 DIY Cardboard Bicycle

created at: 08/09/2012

This is a bicycle. You got that much. But this particular bicycle cost a mere $9-12 dollars to make, and, except for the brakes and pedals, is constructed entirely from recycled corrugated cardboard.

Can you imagine the possibilities for developing nations and rural settings?

Check out this beautifully shot video to learn more:   … read more


Aug 08, 2012

A Lightbulb Version of Newton's Cradle


Newton's cradle (otherwise known as that swinging, hanging ball thing that people put on their desks and kids play with at the novelty gift store at the mall) demonstrates Newton’s third law of motion - "when two bodies interact by exerting force on each other, these forces are equal in magnitude, but opposite in direction."    … read more


Jul 24, 2012

Le Miroir: A Life Story as Told by the Bathroom Mirror [VIDEO]

created at: 07/22/2012


Le Miroir (The Mirror) is a short film by Antoine Tinguely and Laurent Fauchère (credited as Ramon and Pedro) that depicts the life story of a boy growing up into an old man. The unique part of this piece, however, is that the entire story unfolds as the man is standing in front of his bathroom mirror.   … read more

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