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The Flybrary Bookshelf

By: Diy maven Apr 10, 2008

Designer Satina Turner has created a unique shelf to hold your hardcovers. Canadian House & Home took it one step further and added a tray, an alarm clock and a petite vase of flowers to make a lovely and interesting bedside table. The Flybrary Shelf is available through Umbria.com for a rather reasonable $26.50. Via Poppy Talk.

Photo courtesy of Canadian House & Home

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15 Gravity Defying Homes

By: Diy maven Apr 10, 2008

Point Click Home has assembled 15 of the most extraordinary homes ever constructed, all of which defy gravity. Here’s some highlights, but for the entire portfolio, visit pointclickhome.com.

Floating Castle, Ukraine (photo credit: Microscopiq.com)

Cactus House, Rotterdam, Netherlands (photo credit ucxarchitects)

Cube House, Rotterdam, Netherlands (photo courtesy of kubuswonig.nl)

Wozoxo Apartments,… Continue Reading

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Make a trivet and coasters out of wine corks.

By: Diy maven Apr 10, 2008

Cute and simple to make, these coasters and trivet are a great way to re-purpose wine corks. All you need is about 5 or 6  natural corks, needle and thread, a utility knife, hammer, wire brad or nail and Modge Podge. Instructions are easy to follow as well. Go here for the entire tutorial. Via DIY Life.

 

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Curbly Video Podcast: How to Make a Handbag out of a Recycled Book

By: Chrisjob Apr 10, 2008

created at: 03/29/2013

I have a penchant for purchasing stuff that’s cool, but for which I don’t have specific plans or use. Case in point: I have piles of pulp and sci-fi novels from the 40s-60s. The art and colors are amazing, and the language provides for ridiculous quotes for ages. But after I slice out the illustrations, and force my way through the first and last chapters so I can say I ‘read’ them, these dimestore masterpieces don’t escape from their cardboard homes often.… Continue Reading

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Ikea Hack: DIY Mini-Pendant Chandelier.

By: Chrisjob Apr 09, 2008

John Brown and Kristie English are a creative couple who've complete some excellent DIY projects, and taken some great photos of the process. Their flagship effort is this Mini-Pendant chandelier, which they built using Ikea's KRYSSBO lamps and some speaker wire. And they created complete instructions to inspire you to do the same.

 

 

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Custom Paper Silhouettes.

By: Chrisjob Apr 09, 2008

I remember when I was four or five, and this old lady with a crazy haircut came to out house to draw my silhouette. I had to sit still for-ever... and she made my eyelashes way too long. Hanging on the wall at my grandma's house, always reckoned them sort of tacky, but this contemporary, DIY take from Stu and Janet could go in my house anyday.

Materials

- Good side profile photo
- Scissors or Xacto Knife
- Tracing Paper
- Glue… Continue Reading

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Twelve Amazing Transparent Glass Staircases.

By: Chrisjob Apr 09, 2008

Oobject has gathered twelves glass staircases that'll blow your mind. From a cantilevered case in the UK, to a "stairway to heaven" that goes nowhere, the ten minutes to check this out is truly worth your time.

Via.

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The RainPod.

By: Chrisjob Apr 09, 2008

MocoLoco highlights the amazing RainPod. "David L'HÔTE's Rainpod is an attractive standalone rain collector that uses small local tree trunks to stand up. The tree trunks makes each Rainpod unique and saves transport costs for the unit. Says David, "many people want to switch to rainwater [from tapwater] but won't buy water collectors that look… Continue Reading

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Shoot to Sell: Taking Better Photos for the Web.

By: Chrisjob Apr 09, 2008

Photojojo has assembled tips for taking better photos for the web. Their target audience is Ebay and Etsy sellers, but the principles translate easily to how-to articles and Curbly posts.

Tips are suggested for:

  • Lighting
  • Background
  • How to shoot
    • Macro settings
    • Lens selection
  • What to shoot and composition
  • Links

Check out the full article at Photojojo.

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Simpsons Cupcakes.

By: Chrisjob Apr 09, 2008

Everyone's favorite animated family get a fondant facelift. Veronica writes, "My niece Yana is celebrating her fourth, not fifth birthday (She's a giant!) on April 6, and as a present, I made some Simpsons cupcakes! I have never tried making traditional fondant before and was honestly intimidated by it. After 'bugging' Gel Colet with questions on gumpaste, royal icing and fondant (Thanks and sorry Gel!), I decided to not… Continue Reading

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