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Nov 04, 2014

Fall Inspiration: The Blazing Block is a Portable Campfire

The Blazing Block

With fall in the air, it's best to enjoy the season around a blazing fire. This awesome piece of wood is a portable bonfire that's easy to transport and provides a nice solid fire, perfect for chilly nights.   

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Nov 03, 2014

The Art of Sports Architecture

Target Field PrintFrom the Roman Colosseum to the new Levi's Stadium, sporting arenas with all of their sights, smells, and local flavors, are a major part of the sports experience. Ballpark Blueprints LTD creates these original artistic renderings in an attempt to capture the beauty of sports stadiums.   

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Oct 31, 2014

Vintage Favorites: The Classic Rucksack

Ogio Ruck 20

I've always been a fan of vintage designs. Just a few decades ago, almost everything was made by hand and it showed. Designs were simple but durable, and had solid features without the flash. One of my favorite pieces of vintage gear is the simple rucksack.  

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Oct 29, 2014

Guy Creates an Amazing DIY Engagement Ring Box

Amazing Ring Box

Reddit user curtisabrina pulled out all the stops when he wanted to give his girlfriend a ring. He built the entire thing from milling the wood to machining the metal parts. This is one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen. Someone should tell Tiffany and Co. about this fella.    

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Oct 09, 2014

How to: Build a Totally Functional DIY Telescope for ~$200 in Hardware Store Parts

created at: 10/08/2014

Thanks to some epic solar flares and the resulting auroras last month, the annual time for me to procrastinate by downloading the NASA Astronaut Application came a little early this year. If the requisite 1,000 hours piloting a jet and/or relevant PhD isn’t exactly your jam, you might try exploring the universe through one of these spectacular homemade telescopes.   

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Oct 08, 2014

Free Download: The Periodic Table of Unspeakable Horrors

A little bit of slightly spooky fun for October - Cartoonist Adam Koford of @ApeLad has created a 

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Oct 06, 2014

Who Drew the Sriracha Rooster? Apparently, No One Knows...

As far as iconic food images go, the Sriracha rooster has gotta be in the top five. It's got all the style and positive associations of the product, but avoids the overt marketing images of a Tony the Tiger or Mr. Peanut or even the Kool-Aid Man. Oh yeah.    

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Oct 01, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: October 1, 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. 

A group of adventurers gathered for the annual International Highline Meeting, a collection of 18 slacklines hung up to 330 feet in the air in the Italian Dolomite mountains. 

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Sep 23, 2014

The Evolution of the Bicycle

I love this bicycle design evolution gif. It's awesome to see the wheels adapt, but my favorite is looping the handlebar/steering mechanism. 

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Sep 19, 2014

Army Men Doing Yoga

created at: 09/19/2014

Yoga fan [and, ahem, ManMade reader] Dan Abramson created Yoga Joes, a re-imagining of iconic little green army men who've traded their battle poses for yoga positions. You know, like "Drop and give me 20 dogs. Downward-facing dogs."   

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Sep 18, 2014

Clever: Beer Labels Matched to Corresponding Pantone Colors

Spanish creative agency Txaber created a series of beer cans and bottles where the labels match the brew's actual color and corresponding Pantone number. The picture kinda sums it up, really.     

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Sep 17, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: September 17, 2014

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



Burger King has launched a "black burger" in their Japanese markets.

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Sep 16, 2014

Guy Tries Simple Living Experiment By Building a Home in a Dumpster

Dr. Jeff Wilson, professor at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, has been living in a 36-square-foot dumpster. It's part research, part social experiment, and part to learn how to "to gradually transform the dumpster into 'the most thoughtfully-designed, tiniest home ever constructed.' "   

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Sep 10, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: September 10, 2014

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

Inside a dry lakebed in Death Valley National Park a set of rocks seem to move themselves "across the flat dirt in the heart of the hottest, driest place on earth." Many of the rocks are over 600 pounds, but leave trails as if they've snaked themselves across the dry lake bed.   

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Sep 03, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: September 3, 2014

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


Austin Beerworks has released an update on the multi-can beer container: the 99-pack. Yes, it's real.    

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Aug 27, 2014

DIY Typographic Clamps

You know those internet things where everything you love gets summed up in one place? This is one of those for me...

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Aug 05, 2014

An Alarm Clock that Wakes You Up by Brewing a Cup of Coffee

Over the weekend, the park down the street hosted a "Movies in the Park," and the main feature? Back to the Future. (Instagrammed here and here.) Fans and anyone in Sellwood park that night will recall the opening scene, pre-guitar amp blowout, 

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Jul 30, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: July 30, 2014

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

Colorado-based illustrator Ryan Putham pays homage to some of his favorite film characters by laying out their most iconic accessories 

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Jul 23, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: July 23, 2014

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

A chef's knife should be the sort of thing you buy once in your life, and use everyday.

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Jul 17, 2014

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History's Most Creative Minds

created at: 07/17/2014

When researching his book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, author Mason Currey discovered that many great writers, thinkers, and authors kept specific records of their daily schedules, and how they handled the work, administrative tasks, leisure, rest, and exercise balance that will always characterize the creative lifestyle.   

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