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Artist Shepard Fairey on Colbert

By: Diy maven Jan 16, 2009

created on: 01/16/09

Even if you don't know who Shepard Fairey is, you've probably seen his work. He's the artist who created the Obama 'Hope' poster. And he was on Colbert last night (1/15/09), where the duo revealed a new work by Fairey, which is sure to become iconic for other reasons! You can see the segment on Colbert Nation's home page (the fourth clip in the line-up) or you can go to this page to see the entire episode. The interview begins at 16:46.

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A Stay at The Custom Hotel

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 15, 2009

 created on: 01/15/09

 A stay in LA can get rather expensive, so the frugal Mr. Mod found The Custom Hotel right near the airport for a very reasonable nightly rate. I'm still trying to figure out the place. It's billed as a boutique hotel. The grazing, stuffed sheep in the lobby, the painted black hallways and the oversized photobooth faces in the elevator just kept me wondering...what's the deal? Continue Reading

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Using Linen Packaging for Yarn Storage

By: Diy maven Jan 15, 2009

You know those heavy duty plastic bags that duvet covers, quilts, shams and etcetera come in these days? One way they can find a second life by keeping your yarn stash tidy.

If you currently keep your yarn stash in a big plastic storage container, you know that the individual balls or skeins find a way to become a tangled mess in no time.You reach in, dig around, balls unravel.

created on: 01/15/09

However, plastic bags that hold queen and king-sizedContinue Reading

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Could you do your 'business' in a see-through public toilet?

By: Diy maven Jan 15, 2009

Constructed by Monica Bonvicini, this public toilet, called 'Don't Miss a Sec.', is made of 2-way mirrors. In Monica's own words '"Don't Miss a Sec." is about the desire and failure to "see it all" which is a strong trait in modernism. This work absurdly pushes at the limits of what is public and what is private and offers a perfomative element in which inside and outside are blurred together.' But back to my question: Could you do yourContinue Reading

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Lamp/Earring Holder

By: Diy maven Jan 15, 2009

The Sophia Lamp by BabaAkcja is not only a lamp but a handy way to store your earrings too, thanks to its perforated shade. It reminds me of something...oh, yeah, thisVia.Continue Reading

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My Laptop Case on Discovery's PlanetGreen!

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 14, 2009

created on: 05/15/08

In the middle of three sunny, warm days in Southern California, I checked my email to find a request from a guy over at www.planetgreen.discovery.com to use Continue Reading

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The Audacity Of Soap...

By: Lilybee Jan 14, 2009

It's not often you find commemorative memorabilia that's actually useful (unless you count those gold-plated Royal Wedding commemorative plates, and who doesn't?!)

created on: 01/14/09

Well, now you can commemorate the upcoming presidential inauguration AND get nice and clean. (And chuckle quietly to yourself, Lemongrass roots support - tee hee.) MyObamaBar's soap is available in 8 aroma's and made in the US of all naturalContinue Reading

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How To: Fold a Dollar Bill Ring.

By: Chrisjob Jan 14, 2009

I really, really, really tried how to remember this cool parlor trick from my days of Klutz books for Christmas presents... I could not.

But, luckily, this cat from WikiHow knows the whole process to turn an ordinary dollar bill into a bit of bling.

 

  1. A former president (or Ben Franklin or Alexandar Hamilton) should be looking back at you.
    A former president (or Ben Franklin or Alexandar Hamilton) should be looking back at you.
    Place the bill on the table, face up.
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I am the King of Household Design.

By: Chrisjob Jan 14, 2009

This week, McSweeney's posted a narrative account of living and interacting with home furnishings and the world of interior design.

"You have come to me for a design. But you do not fully grasp my narrative context, my postmodern niche, my dinette oeuvre. Let me enlighten you. Superficially, I am a designer of home furnishings. But in the klieg-lit world of my imagination I rule a land where creative SWAT teams smash theContinue Reading

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Intro to Digital Photography: Week 2 (Messing round with f-stops)

By: Diy maven Jan 14, 2009

created on: 01/14/09

First, an update. Okay, so after being totally intimidated last week, I decided to do some research  and take the plunge. Ultimately, this review prompted me to settle on the Canon G10, which has become my Red Rider B-B gun of sorts. I would have slept with it the first night after I brought it home if I knew I wouldn’t roll over and break it. But I digress.

This week in class we focused on being out of focus. More specifically depthContinue Reading

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