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Oct 17, 2013

IKEA Furniture or Death Metal Band Name?

created at: 10/17/2013

A fun site for your Thursday: IKEA or Death? invites you to choose between Scandinavian furniture and Scandinavian black metal band names. 

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Oct 08, 2013

How to: Make Your Own "Artisanal" Branding Logo

created at: 10/08/2013

Designer Tim Delger created this humorous graphic and poster called

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Sep 26, 2013

A Very Manly Day in the Life of Nick Offerman

created at: 09/26/2013

Actor, author, and all around masculine archetype Nick Offerman pokes a little fun at his cult status as the epitome of manliness. In this dialog-free video, Nick awakes in the woods and walks through his everyday routine of eating raw onions and drinking motor oil, 

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Aug 28, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: August 28, 2013

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


So, "baguetting." Wherein one takes a photograph, substituting baguettes....oh, you get it. 

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Jun 12, 2013

A Bulletproof Gentleman's Pocket Square?

Let's say you were headed to a cocktail party, and you'll be sporting a jacket and tie. And let's imagine, for some reason or another, you suspect that you might either find yourself in a tussle in which someone may end up firing a bullet on you, or that you're quite certain there's a hit on you, and this cocktail party might be the very location in which said gun for hire may take its opportunity. No judgment here. 

Or, let's say you were headed to a cocktail party, and you're sporting a jacket and tie, and you might like a small anecdote to share with that guy you'll end up in an awkward silence with about forty minutes in.

Either way

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Jun 04, 2013

A Felted TV Dinner

created at: 06/04/2013

Fiber artist LeBrie Rich created this fantastic vintage-inspired "TV dinner," complete with a rabbit-eared television, a nostalgic Hamm's beer, and a wooly turkey dinner.    

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May 31, 2013

That One Time When I Shaved My Beard and Made Silly Faces...

created at: 05/31/2013

I guess it's because it's basically summer. The weather is hot, I'm officially in the groove of bike season, so I decided it was time to say goodbye to the beard.   

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May 22, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: May 22, 2013

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

 New York creative studio Vault 49 came up with these incredible typographic designs hand-painted onto vintage handsaws.     

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Apr 02, 2013

Stylish Mammals: Fashion Portraits of Zoo Animals in Menswear

Barcelona-based artist and designer Yago Partal, who previously gave us Menswear Dog, offers this wonderful series of portraits of animal dressed up in all kinds of men's style pieces.

   

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Mar 14, 2013

Pantone Pairings: Classic Flavor Combinations as Color Swatches

David Schwen, a Minneapolis-based designer and art director, has been experimenting with a new theme on his Instagram feed, featuring commonly paired ingredients as Pantone swatches.    

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Mar 06, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: March 6, 2013

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

Just the way I like it.

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Mar 05, 2013

Life Advice from Ron Swanson: "People Who Buy Things Are Suckers"

created at: 03/05/2013

Ron Swanson - TV's favorite craftsman - offers some tongue-in-cheek inspiration for makers of all sorts. 

Click play to watch the video below:   

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Feb 17, 2013

Daily Dishonesty: Typographic Illustrations of the Lies We Tell Every Day

"Daily Dishonesty" is a fun illustration series by artist Lauren Nicole Hom. Each features a typographic take on one of those little mistruths that we tell ourselves to make sure we enjoy our day. 

Sometimes they

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Feb 13, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: February 20, 2013

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

"Down for the Count" chart shows the number and means of deaths in Quentin Tarantino movies. And Pulp Fiction is among

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Feb 06, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: February 6, 2013

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


Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi uses clothing and composition - not Photoshop trickery - for "Transform," a series of

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Feb 04, 2013

Panto'N'Roll: Color Swatches Meet Pop Song Titles

Panto'N'Roll is the clever new project from creative firm Chic & Artistic, wherein the sub Pantone swatches for colors mentioned in song titles and lyrics. It's part design joke, part homage to pop music, and all sorts of fun.    

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Jan 31, 2013

Menswear Dog

There are likely tens of thousands of menswear blogs out there, and as the proprietor of a men's site, I try to keep up with them.   

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Jan 22, 2013

Minimalist Movie Posters Summarize Plots with Pictograms

Designer Matteo Civaschi of Milan-based creative studio H-57 just completed a series of movie posters, dubbed "Shortology", which use ultra-minimalist pictograms to summarize the film's story arc.   

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Jan 08, 2013

How to: Make DIY "Manly" Wooden Teething Toys

created at: 01/08/2013

Last month, my nephew turned one, and he's suffering the pains of little ones everywhere - new teeth and very sore gums. He's sticking anything he can in his mouth to try to relieve the pain, so my sweetheart asked me if we could make up some dedicated teething toys, made from natural materials, for his birthday gift. And since his parents are both hilarious and always up for a laugh, we decided to go all out and avoid the monkeys and giraffes common in infant toys, and make them in humorous, tongue-in-cheek "manly" shapes.

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Dec 13, 2012

"Phrenology of a Gentleman" and Other Vintage-Inspired Manly Posters and T-Shirts by Maiden Voyage

A ManMade Twitter follower just sent me a link to this great Etsy shop, Maiden Voyage, who sell tongue-in-cheek graphic illustrations inspired by humorously outdated notions of manly things.

The team describes their brand,

The term "maiden voyage" conjures up images of massive floating zeppelins, prop driven planes and towering ships embarking on their initial journeys. With these vessels came adventurers and their desires to discover the unknown. Their expeditions were retold in countless enchanting tales. More often than not, recounts of these stories became embellished, adding to their mystery and intrigue.
It is this mixture of truth

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