New from the Spoon Sisters are these paper 'Dress for Dinner' napkins, so even the t-shirt loving male population can look presentable at the table with minimal effort. A package of 20 will set you back about 6 bucks, but how about taking squares of cloth, finishing the edges and then embellishing them with fabric paint? Or applique cloth in tie-like prints on to them?
Most rotating floors of a high rise are relegated to the topmost floor, which is usually a restaurant. Not so for David Fisher’s Dynamic Tower. EACH of its 80 floors rotates. It will take up to 3 hours for a floor to make its 360 degree trip. The tower will generate its own power from photovoltaic solar cells and 79 wind turbines, one of which will be located between each floor. The estimated cost for one of these buildings clocks in… Continue Reading
It's called Smart (Actually it's got those dot thingys over the 'A' but I don't know how to do them on my computer) and it is...
I Found this fellow whilst perusing Ikea for a desk lamp. I was astounded. It doesn't look like a 20 Dollar lamp. It looks well, designery. It comes in various different patterns and it's mouth blown, and awesome.
Independence Day is just around the corner, and if you’ve run out of time to indulge your holiday craftiness, Martha has two free download-able templates of the red, white and blue variety.
First up are her two charming Fan Templates. The instructions on how to assemble them are on the Stars-and-Stripes Fan Template.
Next are her cute little can cover templates.
Making our own liquid soap out of regular old bar soap is easier than it might first sound, according to Casa Sugar. We can leave out the chemicals and add our own custom scents. Plus, it’s a great way to use up those soap slivers that disintegrate down around the shower drain.
Props you’ll need:
one 4 oz bar of natural soap
a food grater
1 gallon of distilled water (or rose hydrosol)
1 large pot
a hand mixer
essential oils for scent,… Continue Reading
Tip Nut has an excellent list of 20 things you can use before you throw them away. Some of my favorites are refrigerating butter wrappers to use to ‘grease’ baking pans, using tissue boxes as plastic bag dispensers and turning plastic strawberry baskets into totally awesome homemade bubble machines! For the entire list–including links–visit Tip Nut.
This paper flower by Dozi Design is super fast and easy to make. And, best of all, it's beautiful!
- a square of 4" x 4" paper
- a pencil
- a scissors
- draw a spiral on the sheet of paper
- cut out the spiral
- starting on the OUTSIDE, roll up the spiral and keep rolling until there's no paper left
And you're done!
The Night Owl illuminated headboard was crafted by Lucky Luke Design with small spaces in mind as it eliminates the need for bedside lamps. Each side of the headboard has a dimmer independent from the other. No info on the price, which we all know is code for a lot, which leads me to wonder...is it DIYable?? My vote is yes.