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Jun 27, 2014

This Song Has Been Playing Non-Stop in the ManMade Offices All Week...

Every year, on my birthday, my wife takes me to the record store and we pick out a new album as my official birthday present. It's something we did by coincidence the first two years we were together, and it's become our little tradition to make the day special and add to our LP library...the only physical media we keep in the house anymore, save for books.    

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Jun 20, 2014

The (Mostly) Official Drink of Every World Cup Nation

The gathering of nations for the 2014 World Cup has many, as often only international sports competitions actually can, learning about the cultural traditions of other nations.   

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Jun 18, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: June 18, 2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Sometimes, you're out and about, and you realize: you're not really looking your sharpest. An unexpected spill, a weird hair thing happening, or perhaps you're not smelling so fresh. In those cases, and plenty others, consult

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Apr 30, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: April 30, 2014

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.


A very thorough guide to the surprisingly not-so-simple act of: tucking in your shirt.   

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Apr 16, 2014

Classic Rock Band Names Simplified into Minimalist Icons

Madrid-based design and art firm Tata&Friends take a stab at icon design by creating these minimalist interpretations of some of their favorite rock and roll bands.    

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Apr 07, 2014

Classic Album Covers Placed in their Google Street View Locations

The concept of placing album covers with urban scenes in their original geographic context isn't a new one, but I think this take, which uses Google Street View and Photoshop rather than a handheld LP and a camera, somehow manages to add something novel to the genre.

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Mar 05, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: March 5, 2014

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

created at: 03/05/2014

Bartholomäus Traubeck has hacked a turntable to "play" the tree rings in slices of wood like a record.    

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Feb 27, 2014

A Tiny LEGO Figure Captures his Amazing Adventures in Photographs

For the past year, U.K.-based photographer Andrew Whyte has been snapping photos of "The Legographer," a LEGO minfig with a camera and a serious case of wanderlust.    

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Feb 04, 2014

The Typography of Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey"

created at: 02/04/2014"Typeset in the Future" is a new blog by Dave Addey that's "dedicated to fonts in sci-fi." For his inaugural post, he sets about dissecting the type in (what Chris thinks is) the greatest science fiction film ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Released in 1968, the film represents breakthroughs in both set design and typography, of which it takes full advantage.  

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Jan 27, 2014

Stunning 1860's-Style Portraits of the Stars at Sundance

Esquire photographer Victoria Will set up a tintype camera and developing production to capture these incredible 1860-70s-era portraits of the actors in attendance there. 

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Jan 22, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: January 22, 2014

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

created at: 01/22/2014

I ❤ Coffee took a look into the most effective time you should drink coffee, at least as far as the caffeine boost is concerned. Hint: It's not first thing in the morning.    

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Jan 21, 2014

Famous Movie Quotes as Minimalist Charts

Flowing Data has assembled 100 great movie quotes and visualized them as simple, black and white charts. The process works better with some than others, of course, but when they nail it, they nail it.    

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Jan 15, 2014

Java To a Whole New Level: The Coffee Project

the coffee project

Coffee fan? You and me both, bother. 

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Dec 11, 2013

My Dad was in a Band

My Dad was in a Band is a (relatively) new project dedicated to sharing the stories of the children whom, you know, had a dad in a band. Most of the bands experienced only regional success, but a few - Dee Snider

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Dec 06, 2013

How to: An Easy Way to Find Waldo (Almost) Every Time

created at: 12/06/2013

For many years, it was no longer about finding Waldo, but about turning the pages and pointing out where I knew he was, and trying to make it to the end of the book as fast as possible. Cause - between the ages of eight and ten - I had those suckers memorized.

But, that was decades ago, and my visual cues are all gone.

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Dec 04, 2013

Audio Infographic: 100 Years Of Rock Music in Less than a Minute

created at: 12/04/2013

Designer Brittany Klontz created an interactive infographic for ConcertHotels.com that maps 100 years of popular music styles, from the earliest pre-1900 folk music to the super subgenres you probably didn't even know existed. The mapping itself is cool, but the "most excellent" bit? Each of the entries are clickable, allowing you to listen to a sample song from the genre to get a better idea of how it came to be.    

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Nov 11, 2013

Super Minimalist Movie Posters by Michal Krasnopolski

Polish artist Michal Krasnopolski has taken the minimalist pop culture trend to its most, um, minimalist. Using only straight lines and a single circle, Michal summarizes dominant imagery of the film, or creates a reduced version on its (existing) iconic poster. 

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Nov 07, 2013

How to: Make DIY Star Wars Snowflakes (Free Templates)

Hey there! If you're new to ManMade, check out some of our original how-to projects, free downloads and templates, or other guy-friendly holiday content!


created at: 11/07/2013

Designer Anthony Herrera has released a brand new set of Star Wars snowflake templates, free for downloading and making en masse as you settle into the holiday season. 

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Oct 01, 2013

The 40 Best (Free) Streaming Documentaries to Watch on Netflix Instant

I shared last week that during October 2013, my house won't be buying anything other than food and utilities.  And while the month is certainly focused on what we're not gonna do, it's equally about what we are going to do... and what I'm going do is watch a whole buncha movies.    

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Aug 23, 2013

The Suits of James Bond

TheSuitsofJamesBond.com is an entire new website dedicated to exploring the clothing and style points of the 50+ year film franchise. Its got suits, yet, and James Bond, sure, but note that the site attempts to discuss all the men's style elements of the films, from a variety of characters including villains, henchman, and various MI6 staff, as well as other pieces from Bond's wardrobe: shirts, swimming trunks, and the like. 

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