This tree bookcase's creator, Shawn Soh, was inspired by a memory of folding pieces of paper and tucking them between the branches of a tree.
Don't get caught like this--table centerpiece is ready and the wall is still being painted--Yikes!
We're not even to Halloween and, from past experience, it's time get my Thanksgiving (House Projects) To Do list in order. Every year I'm caught at the last minute trying to spruce up the joint and make the most outstanding tablescapes (in the words of Sandra Lee) the world has ever seen.
We're five weeks out. There's plenty of time, if well planned, to whip the house into an entertaining mecca that will meet even your highest expectations.
Pure. Simple. Genius.
"The Mocha Dunk Mug is the ideal cup for you if you like a couple of biscuits with your tea or coffee.
With the original, dual purpose dunking mug there's no need to juggle with a plate and cup and of course, you also save on the washing up afterwards"
And, there's a southpaw version for left-handed dunkers!
Fact of the Day:: 20 October 2009.
The iconic "We Can Do It" logo, immortalized on t-shirts, posters, coffee mugs, and avatars everywhere, does NOT depict WWII cultural symbol Rosie the Riveter. From DocsPopuli:
“For the past 60 years, the popular image of the World War II-era female worker in the “We Can Do It” poster has evoked strength and empowerment. The American public identified the image as “Rosie the Riveter,” named for the women who...
LOVE this idea from ReadyMade: A deep thought chalk bubble. Think best in bed? Paint one above your headboard. How about while sitting on the toilet? Paint one above the tank. To create a deep thought bubble of your own, you'll need a few things. Here they are:
This glass sink and counter top combo from Exence epitomized minimalism. Storage, faucet and plumbing are hidden to the side, putting all the focus on the curvy glass, where it should be.
If 'Dragons' Den' is familiar to you, then you're a fan of BBC America, like me. The program--or should I say, 'programme'?--features five successful entrepreneurs who listen to pitches from those with an idea or product looking for investors. (If it sounds familiar, perhaps you've seen the American rip off, I mean, version called Shark Tank.)
At the rate folks are cranking out DIY photostudio equipment (here, here, here, and here), it's entirely possible to create a fully functioning and incredibly lit studio shopping only at home improvement and craft store.
So, add this one to the list. A DIY collapsable photo reflector that looks identical to those sold commercially. Whether its reflectivity is as awesome isn't clear, but I can't imagine that shininess is for naught.
Pop Quiz! From where do corks come?
Why, from the Cork Oak, of course. The Quercus suber is a native to southern Europe and northern Africa, and considered an environmently friendly industry as the bark is stripped off every nine-ten seasons for 175 years.
In my very first Curbly post EVER (almost 1,000 ago), I announced my love affair with the magical silver box that is my toaster oven. Way more effecient to run and way quicker to heat, the toaster oven is a great addition to small and large kitchens alike. The Kitchn has assembled 10 great times to opt for the tiny versions over the big dudes, and the comments are full of excellent additional options.
Plus, they're perfect for Shrinky Dinks. :)