All People Should Make All Things All the Time

Launched in 2010 by Chris Gardner (editor-in-chief), ManMade explores the emerging independent craft movement through the lens of the postmodern male. We take movements in gender equality and inclusivity seriously - the “man” isn’t a generic term lumping together men and women. Instead, ManMade recognizes that all sorts of creative outlets can be realized by, for, and with men. Rosie can rivet, Chris can craft, and all demographics can DIY!

We feature original how-to content, videos, and design inspiration created by both women and men. It’s for anyone that says “Hey, I can do that”, and believes that sewing machines and tablesaws alike belong in the workshop. Our current era allows for an entire new spin on what it means to live the handmade life, and ManMade wants everyone to know: they’re invited. 

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Our Team

Chris Gardner - Editor-in-Chief

created at: 07/08/2016Chris is an artist, writer, and sawdust maker who’s passionate about seeking connections between creativity and community. He lives and makes messes in Portland, OR. 




Bruno Bornsztein - Publisher

Bruno Bornsztein - PublisherBruno is a home-improvement enthusiast who learned how to tackle DIY projects with the help of the Web.  He lives in St. Paul,  Minnesota.




David Skinner - Contributor

David SkinnerDavid is an editor at, and in addition to being an avid outdoorsman, he's a serial DIY guy. He has remodeled kitchens, built furniture, also enjoys home brewing. When he's not DIYing or adventuring outside, he loves spending time with his three daughters.



Justin Dobies - Contributor

Justin DobiesJustin is a Yale graduate, freelance writer, actor, stunt coordinator, backpacker, river-rafter, distance horseback rider, design junkie, movie buff, and literature fiend. He's been building and creating things all his life. His most recent DIY project was a raft he built and took down the Mississippi River.



Editorial - Chris Gardner: [email protected]

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