I'm sorta on the fence with the mustache crafts. On the one hand, they're plenty trendy, and on the other, they sorta know their silly, and embrace it. Which is important, cause anyone that takes crafting too seriously is cruising for a glue gun-induced bruising. So, while I'll probably never create an original mustache-y craft how-to, I'm more than happy to share the clever work of others.
For years, ladies have had their unbelievably priced items of high design and haute couture: million dollar dresses worn to awards ceremonies ("on loan," of course), or jewel encrusted handbags sewn together with unicorn hair and phoenix feathers. Or something.
Now, the fellows have a chance to own a super, unbelievably expensive high-end product: the Iridium razor by Zafirro, which clocks in at a cool $100,000.
How's it get to cost twice as much as the yearly income of the average U.S. citizen?
"Virility didn't have a manual -- until now! Whether you rock the wise Fu Manchu or the classic Lumberjack, this book has instructions on the care, growth and grooming of 30 retro and modern 'staches as well as coordinating style tips for non-facial parts."
The mustache-on-a-stick has been a hipster classic for a few years, and cake pops are emerging in the not-as-cool-anymore wake of cupcakes and macarons.
Put them together and what have you got? Mustache cake pops. On a stick. Can you handle the trendiness?
I'm the only person with whom I regularly dine who likes to use straws. None of my friends, family, or other associates ever reach for that brilliant scientific breakthrough that is the drinking straw. I mean, it's less work, and when you're done, you get a perfect, ice-free mouth fulla beverage. But, at least it means I've gotten really really good at that blow-air-in-your-straw-and-wrap-it-around-your-fingers-then-have-your-friend-flick-it-til-it-pops-game.
It's March, and that means folks all over who know little about sports and are never otherwise into "gaming" are filling out their college basketball brackets, slowly eeking one team down the stairsteps to victory.
Illustrator Grant Snider created his take on a seasonal bracket, "Beard Madness", in which the final sixteen all-time facial hair masters battle it out for best beard. This year, there's the absurdist children's entertainer roundup of Raffi vs. Shell Silverstein, the wizardry of Dumbledore vs. Gandolf, Marx v. Darwin, and, my favorite, Fidel Castro vs. the winner of Osama bin Laden against a goat.
I decided to make all of my Christmas gifts last year. It’s really cool and personal, and, of course, saves money.
The only hole in my plan was my dad. He doesn’t do all of those traditional dad-ish things that you find in gift guides: He doesn’t hunt or fish or watch sports or even wear ties. To make things much harder, he’s an amazing craftsman and the best designer that I know, so I put off making a decision for a long time. (You know, fiddle-dee-dee and all.) One week before Christmas, I sat down to brainstorm. While browsing ManMade, I came across the Hierarchy of Beards. My dad has an awesome beard; I would probably classify it as a kitchen shelf.
I’ve never seen him without it, and I don’t really want to. I decided to pay homage to the greatness of his beard this Christmas, and create a bearded box to store all his goodies.
A few weeks ago, I shared Taraduff's incredible Etsy shop, which features these hilarious and very practical bearded stocking hats.
The ManMade community got plenty excited about them, so I was stoked to find an original tutorial that shows you how to make your own.
We at ManMade are big fans of beards, and as such, realize that sporting one is way more than just not shaving.
So, we love Valet magazine's "Beginners Guide to Beards" which contains helpful, real advice for managing facial hair of all sorts of lengths.
A seriously worthwhile read.
Perhaps you know someone planning to grow some epic facial hair in 2011. Or maybe you yourself need a bit of encourage to keep your hands off that Mach-3. Or, maybe you're a long time beard haver who just want to spread the gospel of whiskers.
Whatever the situation, you need to nab some of these "Don't Shave" postcards from Etsy seller I Made You a Beard. They're hand printed using vintage wooden letterpress type, and come on a nice rustic recycled kraft paper cardstock.
I Made You a Beard also sells these awesome felt and yarn options: