This 1930s how-to on making novelties out of mice heads is perfect for the 21st century Internet

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 18

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, #17

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Head Hunter String Holder: a craft from the final gasps of the ethno-human-novelty era of racist tchotchkes

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, part 16

Indoor Shooting Gallery: Because guns are fun, it’s just that simple.

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, part 15

Pantyhose Casserole Carrier: Potluck be a lady tonight.

The beauty of Scandinavian design

A stupefying collection of design from the patchwork of Northern European nation states vaguely known as “Scandinavia,” Scandinavian Design is both eye candy and an education. Read the rest

Time traveling through the post-war glory days of Cuba’s most exciting destination

Until free-and-easy legal travel between the U.S. and Cuba becomes a reality, Havana Before Castro is your second best bet. Read the rest

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 14

Pill Bottle Gifts: Rainy day projects for a crafting addict.

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 13

Nut Shell Critters: Fun with food waste.

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 12

His & Hers Bedding: for the couple who needs to be reminded of their genders, even while they’re asleep. By Matt Maranian.

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 11

Tin Can Cannibal: Because people eating people makes for fun kid’s crafts. By Matt Maranian.

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 10

As we all know, arts and crafts should be tedious, painstaking, and (of course) ultimately boring as hell. Matt Maranian presents some Maker Mayhem

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 7

Automobile-Sized Refrigerator: When a cooler just isn’t cool enough. By Matt Maranian

Jazz: New York in the Roaring Twenties – an illustrated, aural, and written history of Harlem’s early jazz scene

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Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 9

Radiant Heated Dog House: Because shoving Rover’s paw in a light socket wouldn’t be cruel enough. By Matt Maranian

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 8

Burnt Matchstick Easter Decorations: When celebrating the Resurrection means looking no further than your ashtray. By Matt Maranian

Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, Part 6

Tin Foil Pigtail Wig: Because mom waited too long to buy you a Halloween costume. By Matt Maranian

This chili sauce tastes great even on chocolate ice cream

Not as hot as it looks. Good on anything. Cures all that ails you. A recipe by Matt Maranian.

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