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Feb 04, 2015

Free Download: Vintage-Inspired Printable Typographic Calendar for 2015

At this point, five weeks into the new year, your resolutions are set. You either embraced that new food or exercise plan, or you didn't. You've kept up with your promise to save more or drink less or go to bed earlier, or you haven't. And, to be fair, that's okay. You know yourself best. 

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Jan 28, 2015

PlanetQuest: Vintage-y Graphic Space Tourism Ads From NASA

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I dunno how you boys feel about interstellar travel, but I'm a hardcore sucker when it comes to anything relating to the subject. Whether it's a comical take on its treatment in movies or a serious treatise on the realities of the universe, I check yes every time. So you can imagine my excitement when NASA's subsidiary computing project, PlanetQuest, came out with these fake, retro travel advertisements for recently discovered planets.    

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Jan 28, 2015

Blow My Mindsday: January 28, 2015

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


Apparently, video game addiction is a very serious problem, and it's destroying people's lives. 

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Jan 27, 2015

6 Tasty Inforgraphics about Your Favorite Beverages

Mixology of Martinis

Who doesn't love information beautifully laid out into a colorful infographic? I've wrangled up some of the best charts regarding our favorite beverages of the adult kind for your viewing pleasure. Heck, you might even learn something!

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Jan 22, 2015

Design Inspiration: We Love Antique Typewriters

Blickensderfer Typewriter

Once upon a time the typewriter was as beautiful as the words it pounded out. Take a look at these exceptional examples of beautiful antiques that put our current tech to shame.  

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Jan 21, 2015

Blow My Mindsday: January 21, 2015

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

This, my friends, is a jacuzzi suspended from Gueuroz bridge in Switzerland. Cause if you're gonna dangle

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Jan 20, 2015

20 Unique DIY Ideas for Those Vinyl Records

Vinyl ClockCollecting vinyl records is an art in and of itself, and I've been on the lookout for DIY project ideas beyond the basic wall-mounted art since I came into possession of a handful of old records.   

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Jan 20, 2015

Taking Tree Forts to a New Level

Blue Forest The majority of the injuries I sustained as a boy (and they were many) came from jumping (or falling) out of trees and poorly-constructed tree forts. If you were ever a tree fort lover, this post is for you.   

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Jan 14, 2015

Blow My Mindsday: January 14, 2015

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

created at: 01/14/2015 Finding the right pocket square is the first task, but then you got to know what to do with it... 

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Jan 07, 2015

When Crafts Collide: A Sewn Wooden Ottoman

Sewn wood veneer ottoman

Designers Anastasiya Koshcheeva and Oya-Meryem Yanik have done the impossible by creating a simple, stunning piece of furniture with a sewing machine. Ok, sewing wood isn't impossible, but it certainly is an incredible idea with possibilities that these two designers have only begun to explore.

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Jan 06, 2015

Craft Breweries are Running Out of Names to Call Their Beers

How many sound-alike ways can your local craft breweries incorporate "hop" or "rye" in their pun filled beer names? Apparently...not enough.    

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Jan 05, 2015

DIY Inspiration: Handmade Wooden Tech Accessories

Oree Keyboard and TouchpadIt's not everyday you see something ordinary revisited so well. The Oree Wooden Keyboard is a piece of excellence that immediately inspires the maker in me. This custom wood keyboard and touchpad are incredible.  

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Dec 18, 2014

A New Type Of Linguistic Tree

Linguistic MapI've always believed that it's impossible to truly understand a culture without having a firm grasp on the language. Natural linguistic differences lead to differing linguistic thoughts and perceptions of the world, and those differences can have lasting impacts on the evolution of cultures. For the brief period of time that I was a Classics major in college I put a lot of time into my Ancient Greek and Latin, with the exciting result that I was able to maneuver my way through Italy speaking nothing more than bastardized Latin. 

Linguists tend to draw a basic language tree to chart out the evolution of languages over time, but the image

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Dec 10, 2014

Students Build a DIY Wooden Roller Coaster in Center of Campus

A group of MIT students designed and built a handmade roller coaster in their East Campus to demonstrate the physical principles like g-force and the engineering considerations that make these kinds of things actually work...and safe.

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Dec 05, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Typographic Advent Calendar

created at: 11/28/2012

As a kid, I loved making those paper ring garlands to help count down the days to Christmas. They weren't much, just strips of red and green construction paper, one looped inside another and held together with a swipe of glue stick, but, buddy, I loved the ritual of ripping those suckers off as soon as I woke up every morning.

So, for this holiday season, I wanted to embrace the idea of a countdown craft, but update it to something a bit more adult, a bit more masculine, and reusable season after season.  

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Dec 03, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: December 3, 2014

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

created at: 12/03/2014Scientist take a serious look at what's actually happening when you mix orange juice and toothpaste, and why it tastes so very, very bad.    

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Dec 01, 2014

Super Flemish: Modern Superheroes as 17th Century Portraits

Super FlemishIf you're a comic book / sci-fi junkie with a penchant for period garb / historical re-imagination, this art exhibit will be right up your alley. Behold: Super Flemish - a new series of photographs by French photographer Sacha Goldberger depicting our favorite superheroes and villains re-contextualized through a 17th century lens.   

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Nov 21, 2014

Seriously Awesome Film Posters for Non-Existent Movie Sequels

"Sequel" is a project on Iam8bit where designers and graphic artists create movie posters for imagined sequels to some of their favorite films.   

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Nov 12, 2014

From the Desk Of... : A Peek at the Workspaces of Designers, Artists, and Makers

Hand-Eye Supply, purveyors of fine work inspired goods, tools, and gear, recently released their new collection of awesome workplace photos, and the people that create there.    

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Nov 05, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: November 5, 2014

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


To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first Matternhorn climb, the Mammut team headed to the top of the legendary Alpine summit equipped with bright red lights.

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