ManMade reader William an I have a lot in common: a love for crafting with power tools, a desire to reuse and repurpose scrap, and the goal of enjoying the trappings of classic "masculine" things like the mounted deer head, without.... you know, having to kill… read more
Part of my modus operandi on ManMade is playing with those iconic, and often stereotypical, images associated with men, masculine decor, and craftsmanship. Certainly, taxidermy goes in that category, and I did my own spin with a faux bois deer head silhouette project last… read more
Last summer, a Flickr photoset of Spudnik, a handcrafted, Steampunk-style Mr. Potato Head, made its way onto ManMade. Now, even more excitingly, its creator, Sarita, shows you how to make your… read more
Your mom may have threatened that she had eyes in the back of her head, but if Wafaa Bilal has kids, he'll be telling the truth.
The assistant NYU photography professor is about to have a camera implanted into the back of his head. The thumbnail sized camera will be thread through his skin in a similar manner to a piercing.
"The project is being commissioned by a new museum in Qatar. But the work, which would broadcast a live stream of images from the camera to museum visitors, is sparking a debate on campus over the competing values of creative expression and student privacy. [He] intends to undergo surgery in coming weeks to install the camera, according to several people familiar with the project.
For one year, Mr. Bilal's camera will take still pictures at one-minute intervals, then feed the photos to monitors… read more
Sarah received a challenge at her local design/craft swap - "old toy" as a material, and "steampunk" as a theme. So, she snagged a used, old-school Mr. Potato Head and created Spudnik using found materials from around her house.
Then, Sarah created an attached 'telescope' to house a series of clever, original documents that tell the story of Comrade… read more