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Spot the Brilliant Balcony...

By: Lilybee Aug 13, 2008

created on: 08/13/08

created on: 08/13/08

created on: 08/13/08

Well done my neighbours for making the world a bit better with green. I suspect the folks who live here are actually elves, as they have been able to create a lovely green spot for themselves (and us snoopy neighbours) on their North-facing, 11th floor balcony. Their dash of green vastly improves what may be the worlds ugliest building.

 

 

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How To Buy and Sell Mid-Century Furniture Online

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 13, 2008

created on: 08/13/08

Why gas up to drive around looking for vintage modern furniture and art when www.lushpad.com is right at your fingertips.  I feel like I've just been on a little jaunt downtown to my favorite vintage furniture stores and I never left my well-worn computer chair.  Owner Melanie Carlson has brought together a design gallery, auction house and design magazine, all in one.  She saw the need for an… Continue Reading

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How To: Dye Pasta For Crafting.

By: Chrisjob Aug 13, 2008

First, there was just plain old semolina yellow. Then, they got fancy (tacky?) and developed the tri-color by using spinach and tomato products to tint you rotini. Now, embrace the rainbow by coloring your pasta ANY shade you may choose with vibrant, punchy results. This is a great medium for kids, or for some tongue-in-cheek nostalgia...perhaps some macaroni macrame?

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Make Your Own Fabric Softener

By: Lilybee Aug 13, 2008

created on: 08/13/08

 

Some people firmly believe that fabric conditioner is very bad news.  According to the these folks it's full of scary chemicals that don't biodegrade and it's bad for your health. Now, I have no real standpoint on this, I just don't like the way it makes things feel, I like my towels CRUNCHY.

Here's a recipe on how to make your own fabric softener from Wikihow:

You'll need:

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Turn old skis into a shelf.

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2008


Neal over at Five Whys grabbed a pair of old cross country skis, a couple of wooden shelf brackets and some screws and drywall anchors to fashion this very clever shelf. It took him only four easy steps to complete the project. For the full tutorial, check out Five Whys.

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How to make a toilet paper roll fruit bowl.

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2008


Start saving your toilet paper and paper towel rolls and make this–dare I say, stylish?–fruit bowl. Besides the cardboard tubes, you’ll need:

a pencil
rubberband
scissors
paint
paintbrush
water-based sealant (like Polycrylic)
glue gun or a long piece of ribbon

For the complete directions, pop over to RePlayGround.

(Instead of painting the outside of the rolls, you could cover them in a pretty paper or even fabric.)

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Cloned Eyes Lamps

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2008

French Design Group 5.5 Designers want your eyes. To clone that is. You simply fill out a form stipulating your primary eye color as well as submitting a close-up picture of your peepers. Glassblower Livio Serena then uses the information to create some creepy lamps. Give a set to the object of your affection, throw in a copy of ‘Every Breath You Take’, and you’ll make stalker of the year. Via.

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Lace Chair... The Beta Version

By: Lilybee Aug 12, 2008

I wanted to share a project that didn't work out as well as I hoped, but that I still think has potential. 

So. I saw one of these chairs in a furniture store window and instantly fell in love. In real life they are even prettier, they're translucent, so it looks like the lace is just hanging there in the air. Beautiful.

So beautiful, in fact that I was prompted to drag myself and the kid's buggy up a great big… Continue Reading

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I, Googly.

By: Lilybee Aug 12, 2008

created on: 08/12/08

Meet Mr. Electro Vox. His Likes include 'Listen', 'Talk', and 'Door'. His dislikes are New Fangled Entryphone Systems and smokers.

The obsolete entry system in our hallway had been bothering me for a while. It's in rather an awkward spot and I had been thinking about putting a picture or something over it, until I spotted Matt Kirkland's Googly-Eyed Project (Matt is the chap behind In Vestimentis Ursum the… Continue Reading

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The Container Store Does Canada

By: Lilybee Aug 12, 2008

Joy. Organise-y joy. The Container Store, fine purveyor of all the stuff that I imagine might finally be the solution to the aforementioned messy closets now delivers to Canada. And thusly directly to my heart. And there's a SALE. mmmmmm. Containers. created on: 08/12/08

See this shoe box? He's now on sale.

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