Debbie Zimmer from the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute does a little prognosticating on color trends for 2008. She suggests green might become the latest ‘neutral’ color for interiors. Coming on strong is also black and white accented with crystals, mirrors, metallics and even shots of subtle color such as soft pink or taupe. Another popular tend is something called ‘crewel colors’, which reflects peoples’… Continue Reading
My grandmother embroidered everything. She wouldn't have even considered using a dish towel unless she had embellished it with flowers or fruit or something. And although I doubt she would have been a fan of AZEdesign’s messy table cloth, I am.… Continue Reading
Don't be intimidated by the prospect of reupholstering an ugly or stained office chair with seemingly complicated mechanics. This office chair was purchased at my FAVORITE furniture store-Goodwill, for a whopping $6.99. I had oodles of a fabric remnant I purchased for $5.99 a yard. This chair took approximately one yard of fabric. I am waiting for a website adjustment to post the remainder of the pictures.
The CMYK clothing butler is the brain-child of CMYK Sweden. According the company’s website, it’s not yet available for purchase, but for a DIYer with a jig saw, who cares? It’s totally DIYable! Three-quarter inch cabinet grade plywood (because it doesn’t have voids in the laminations) would be my first choice.
Sculptor and welder Cal Lane has the ability to transform mundane objects like shovels, wheelbarrows, car parts and even I-beams into lace. Her work is all about contradiction, which she uses as ‘a vehicle for finding [her] way to an empathetic image, an image of opposition that creates a balance - as well as a clash - by comparing and contrasting ideas and materials.’ Inspiring. Via Craftzine.
Oil Drum Tapestry III, plasma cut… Continue Reading
Drawing a moving picture book, or ‘flip-book’, seemed to be out of my grasp until I stumbled upon Robert Truscio’s tutorial. And all you need to make one is a pencil, a pad of paper, a little patience and Robert’s great advice.
First, Robert suggestions you choose a subject that lend themselves to movement, like animals and vehicles. He also says stick figures work well too.
Next, determine how the action, or the motion of… Continue Reading
A clever designer found an innovative way to combat the soaring housing prices in Hong Kong; he built a home on the back of his tricycle. The 3' x 4' house might be small, but it features book shelves, a writing desk and a bed–although your legs stick outside when you use it. Via Reuters.