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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 07, 2015

Behold: The Stuffmaker

Mac PremoMeet Mac Premo, an award-winning artist and self-proclaimed "stuffmaker." A visual artist with an obsession about our relationship with death, his somewhat off-kilter yet entirely sincere artwork is made out wood, resin, pipes, knicknacks, glue, paper, photographs, and anything he finds laying around.  

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Dec 22, 2014

Photography Inspiration: 40 Portraits in 40 Years

Brown SistersIt began in 1975 when Nicholas Nixon whimsically asked if he could take a photo of his wife and her three sisters. A year later, they were all together again when he suggested they recreate their poses for a new photo. They liked the idea and have been doing the same thing every year, FOR FORTY YEARS.   

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Nov 24, 2014

Quick and Easy DIY Project: Make a Faux Wood Grain Mouse Pad

created at: 11/24/2014

A super simple office project, requiring but two ingredients and ten minutes of work? We'll take it.    

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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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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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Sep 24, 2014

Famous Cartoonists Draw Their Iconic Characters... Blindfolded

In 1947, Life magazine asked the some of the most well known cartoonists and comic strip artists to attempt to draw their title characters - faces and lines they'd recreated for years - with a blindfold on. 

The results are pretty fascinating, and surprisingly consistent among the artists.    

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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 15, 2014

The 99%: Rotten Tomatoes' Highest Rated Movies Every Guy Should See

Movies every guy should see

Cool Material recently used a clever rubric to assemble a collection of films, and created a new take of "must-see" movies guys will enjoy. Rather than opting for the same ten films that have been postered on college dorm room walls with each new freshman class, they looked at 

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Sep 03, 2014

A Handmade Coffee Routine Can Seriously Improve Your Creativity

The act of making an intentional cup of coffee in the morning - not just pressing a button or grabbing a to-go cup from your neighborhood shop or street vendor - has, no doubt, benefits to the flavor of your coffee. But, like many good and simple things in life, it could have a positive impact on your creativity and productivity as well.    

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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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Jul 01, 2014

The Process: Crafting a Custom Wooden Snowboard from Scratch

Where I live, it's working on its way towards 100° today. It doesn't tend to get or stay that hot, so hardly anyone, including me, has air conditioning, and folks just tough it out on these rare days when the temps really crank.   

        

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Jun 24, 2014

Journeys

Over the past few weeks, I've really been enjoying "Journeys," a photo essay series from Experiment with Nature, the blog of Shwood Eyeware.    

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Jun 23, 2014

Surf Photographer Clark Little Captures Amazing Images of Waves in "Shorebreak"

created at: 06/23/2014

Surf photographer Clark Little didn't start out as a photographer. Instead, he was an avid surfer of the culture. He wanted some unique images to put up in his own house as display art. 

So, he began to look at waves as an enthusiast, not as a sports photographer, and you'll notice something unique about his images: no surfers.   

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May 06, 2014

DIY Project Inspiration: The Pack Series by Takehomedesign

pack series by takehomedesign

These simple images of the Pack series from Takehomedesign illustrates one of my favorite principles to create to make a huge difference in your decor:   

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Apr 28, 2014

DIY Idea: Make Your Own Rustic Modern Copper Planters

Copper Planters

This warm and rustic yet contemporary copper planters are killer. They'd work in any kind of space, whether you live in a lush home or a modest apartment.

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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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Feb 19, 2014

Design Inspiration: Bread From Scratch

bread from scratch

The backyard earth oven has been taken to a whole new (accessible) level...

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