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Customized Eames Shell Chairs.

By: Chrisjob Feb 26, 2009

For my money, there is nothing better than an Eames fiberglass (now plastic) shell chair. Eiffel base, with/without arms... I'd take them all.

But, sometimes, vintage versions have seen better days. So rather than let these stained and worn masterpieces remain untouchable, artists and otherwise creative folk have transformed them into something new. Apartment Therapy has gathered a few:

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Nuclear Grade Duct Tape.

By: Chrisjob Feb 26, 2009

It may be a case of "why..." or it may be one of "why not?!" 3M has gone all out, and upped the ante with their 3M™ Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979N Nuclear Grade in a lovely slate blue. The difference? According to its sales tag on Amazon, "The 3M 48-millimeter-by-54-meter slate blue performance plus nuclear duct tape is designed for permanent and temporary use and can be applied both indoors and outdoors. It offers clean removalContinue Reading

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How to: Sew a Custom Drawstring Favor Bag

By: Chrisjob Feb 26, 2009

Vane Becidyan, the Brooklyn Bride, in collaboration with Etsy's How-Tuesday, offers this video tutorial for making fabric drawstring bags for big impact for party/wedding/shower favors. And when they've pulled the string and discovered their goodies, the wrapping still remains part of the gift: a reusable, handmade, colorful gift.



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Intro to Digital Photography: Week Eight, Or why I'm re-taking the class.

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2009

created at: 2009-02-25

So yesterday was the final session of my eight-week intro to digital photography class. Because I had enjoyed every minute of it and learned more than I could have imagined, it might have been a sad occasion. However, upon talking to fellow students and my astute instructor, I decided to re-take the class. Although it might sound odd–it did to MWT when I first broached the subject with him–it really makes perfect sense. Consider potters orContinue Reading

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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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