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Hanna Nunn's Paper Cut Lamps

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2009

Inspired by nature, Hanna Nunn's paper cut lamps are as beautiful as their inspiration. Designed and handmade in her workshop, the lamps are available in the table variety as well as wall, pendant (lampshades) and fairy. Pictured above is 'Allium' and below is 'Goldenrod'.  Continue Reading

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THIS is what a 28 million dollar chair looks like:

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2009


Sold today a Christie's was Yves Saint Laurent's 'Dragons' armchair, circa 1917-1919. Its estimated price was $2,587,711 to $3,881,567, but in the end it went for 25 million more. The chair is just one of the items that belonged to Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge. All told, 733 pieces went on the auction block and brought in an astounding $262 million in the auction's first night. Among the other items sold was a work byContinue Reading

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How to Find the Right Canvas Wall Art for a Room

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2009

Sometimes you fall in love with art that doesn't quite 'go' with your decor. No, we're not trying to match the sofa, but we are trying to find art that will complement a space that we also happen to love, which is the best kind of relationship. Freshome plays canvas wall-art-matchmaker in a recent article describing just what we should keep in mind as we search for or create the perfect image for our interior. Their hints include:Continue Reading

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The perfect shower favors: Lip Balm Pockets

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2009

Although these lip balm pockets would be the perfect favors for that upcoming wedding shower, they could also be great little additions to birthday parties too. Simple, elegant, inexpensive and practical, it doesn't get much better than that.Continue Reading

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Turn an old sweatshirt into a remote-control pillow

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2009

No, the pillow isn't controlled by a remote, it holds your remotes. Julie used an old Virginia Tech sweatshirt that used to belong to her brother to make it. A bit of planning and sewing and this is the result:Continue Reading

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How to Bring Mardi Gras Home

By: Diy maven Feb 23, 2009

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday which means, for some people, it's the last day to party. Until after Easter, that is. If you're not able to make it to the Big Easy to celebrate the carnival properly, you can bring the festivities home with sights, tastes and sounds of New Orleans. First, cook up some tasty dishes, courtesy of Epicurious. From Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo to Oyster Po'boys to Vegetarian Red Beans and King's Cake, there's something for everyone.Continue Reading

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Lampshade Sweaters....?

By: Diy maven Feb 23, 2009

Studio Beelden Bouwers thought it would be a good idea to re-use old sweaters by turning them into lampshades. They were right. For knitters or crocheters, customizing shapes for lampshade slipcovers would be a snap. Pieced together with a blanket stitch....hmm. From 3rings.Continue Reading

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DIY: Corner Bookmark

By: Diy maven Feb 23, 2009

Don't you just love that occasional how-to that doesn't require lengthy written directions? Like this bookmark, for example. It's a corner cut from an envelope and cleverly customized. Via.

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How To: Faux Buck Wall Decor.

By: Chrisjob Feb 21, 2009

Getting in on the cruelty-free deer and antler craze has been a task for your credit card, not your X-acto knife.

Until now, that is. In May, Chronicle Books will release Dorm Decor, a collection of ideas to spice up college students' nine-months-of-the-year abodes. And their sneak peek project: a brightly colored faux deer head, handmade with foam core and wrapping paper.


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100 Things to Do with a Meyer Lemon.

By: Chrisjob Feb 21, 2009

Meyer lemons

Meyer lemons, a hybrid of a lemon and a mandarin orange, are in season throughout the winter and the early spring. From Julie O'Hara at NPR: "the Meyer lemon has smooth golden skin the color of a fresh egg yolk. It also has a thin edible rind, a high volume of juice and none of the tartness of a regular lemon — yet its potential in the kitchen went unnoticed. Today, the Meyer lemon is a darling of farmers markets andContinue Reading

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