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Apr 30, 2013

Roundup: 5 Awesome Gym Bags to Match Any Style

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Summer is fast approaching and, after long hibernation, you are working your butt off to get in shape. Protein smoothies? Check! Workout plan? Check! Cool gym bag?

Um, no? Worry not, friend. In this roundup you'll find fit different bags that will fit your budget and personal style.

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Jan 10, 2013

The 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time

Even if you're not a huge sports guy (I'm not), anyone can appreciate watching athletes do what they do best. Sports Illustrated has assembled a list of the "100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time," and each capture something unique. 

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Dec 17, 2012

Video: Wakeboarding Through a Cranberry Bog

Along with egg nog and fruitcake, cranberries are amoung the most divisive holiday foodstuffs. Those who like 'em like 'em, and those who don't will likely not change their mind.

But nobody not nobody won't dig on this mesmerizing video of professional wakeboarders Ben Horan and Brian Grubb being pulled through the flooded bogs of Wisconsin, filmed in all its high-speed, colorful wavemaking, undulating goodness.   

A crew from RedBull visited "[traveled] to Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, for one of the most aesthetically pleasing wakeskating sessions you will ever see. Watch what happens when some of the world's best wakeskaters take

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Nov 19, 2012

Stunning Photos of DIY Soccer Balls and Grassroots Football Culture Around the World

Photographer Jessica Hilltout has captured these fantastic photos of the unstoppable game of football/soccer throughout Africa. As part of her series "Amen," she seeks to document grassroots football culture - the homemade balls, goals, and shoes that allow these communities to play

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Oct 04, 2012

Crafting a DIY Surfboard from Reclaimed Wood

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Schwood, makers of wood sunglasses and other especially cool bits, created a one-of-a-kind surfboard using reclaimed wood found of the beaches of the Oregon coast.  

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Aug 14, 2012

Are You Riding the Right Bike? A Handy Flowchart

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Seattle-based outdoor recreation retailers REI offer a somewhat humorous but plenty accurate flowchart that double checks to make cyclists are "with the right bike."  

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Aug 06, 2012

A Day on My Plate: A Photography Project Visualizing the Meals of Olympic Athletes

Artists Sarah Parker and Michael Bodiam created this fantastic photography projects, which visualizes the diets created for Olympic athletes by nutrionists Dan Bernadot.   

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Jul 16, 2012

A History of Olympic Logos: From London 1948 to London 2012

created at: 07/15/2012

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London will be here before we know it. And I cannot wait! This is actually the second time that the Games have been hosted in London. The first time was in 1948. The world has changed a lot in 64 years, of course, and so has graphic design. It's fascinating to look at the logos for each of the Olympic Games and observe the changes in the world of design. So, here's a history of the Olympic logos from London 1948 to London 2012.  

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Jul 06, 2012

Exploded Photography of Everyday Objects

Photographer Adam Voorhes has been experimenting with exploded photography, and the results are this amazing series of images of each element of the whole object separated out into its component parts.

   

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Jun 19, 2012

The Process: How Major League Baseballs Are Made

created at: 05/28/2013

It seems strange to say it, but the process of creating baseballs that conform to Major League Baseballs standards is actually a pretty secretative process. Certainly, anyone whose played with a ball to deconstruction can admit that it's a leather exterior wrapped around a bunch of string and a bouncy ball in the center. But it's the precision cutting, curved stitching, and precise size

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Jun 04, 2012

Roundup: 9 Unique, Stylish Bicycle Accessories

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I'm proud to say, that after 5 years of living in NYC, I finally got a bike. Not only can I get around easily, but also I'm officially initated into the ManMade Brotherhood of Biking. I ordered a great single speed, fixed gear from State Bicycle Co. (check it out!) and I couldn't be happier with it. However, there is one thing missing from my ride: accessories. So, of course, I took to the internet and searched for some stylin' bicycle accessories. I could easily make this post ten pages long, but since I'm a strong believer in brevity, I narrowed my list down to nine cool items.  

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May 17, 2012

The 15 Best Sports Logos of All Time

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Earlier this month, the New Jersey Nets moved to the new Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, New York, and got a brand new logo by partial owner, Jay-Z. The logo is a basic black-and-white treatment, with the shield motif, basketball, and team name from the previous incarnation reduced to a two-dimensional plane inspired by old public transporation signs. It wasn't super well-recieved by professional designers, who explain, "the logo family is technically worthless and embarrassing.

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May 10, 2012

How a Bicycle is Made...in 1942

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May is National Bike Month, and I found this fascinating video of how bicycles were built in 1942. It's always awesome to watch old timey craftsman at work.

The best part? It's pretty

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Apr 30, 2012

Hyrule Forever

If this doesn't make you smile, then

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Apr 23, 2012

Vintage Baseball Logos from 1956

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Baseball fan site the Eephus League of Baseball Minutiae discovered these awesome illustrated logos of major league teams, circa 1956.  

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Apr 23, 2012

Reimagined Skateboards by Arthur King

French artist and art director Arthur King uses a simple pair of skateboard wheels and a series of non-skateboard objects for his unique series, "La planche a roulette."

   

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Mar 21, 2012

Artist Suspends 2,000 Tennis Balls Throughout Gallery Space

Artist Ana Soler suspended more than 2,000 tennis balls throughout the halls and rooms of the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain.

   

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Mar 02, 2012

Video: The World's Largest Rope Swing

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A bunch of brave souls went to Corona Arch in Moab, Utah and rigged up, presumably, the world's largest rope swing. The rope was anchored to the rock in five different places using some seriously heavy duty gear. The swing itself is 150 ft, and the intial free fall 130 ft. And the best part: they captured everything with stunning quality in this beautiful video.

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Click play to watch this amazing footage, and then be sure to check out the equally interesting making of below:  

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Feb 28, 2012

Cool Photos: Skateboarding in New York in the 1960s

Retronaut has curated a killer collection of photos of folks in New York City in the 1960s experimenting with the then latest trend - the skateboard.

   

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Feb 23, 2012

How to: Make a Secret Flask Inside Everyday Items

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Maker and artist Mike Warren has invented "the Gentleman's Ski Pole," a clever option to add a small, concealed flask inside the handles of his skiing stocks.

But what he's really done is show all of us how to secretly stash a DIY flask inside of anything you can imagine: a walking stick, a book, a portfolio or breifcase...

If it's got some solid material, you can put a flask in it. And, oh, should you put a flask in it.

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