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‘Designer’ Pet Crate Covers

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2008

created on: 07/23/08

Because of some behavioral problems, my very neurotic cat sleeps in a very large dog crate at night. It breaks my heart, as I’d much rather have her sleeping in our bed and specifically on my feet, which seems to be her preferred human body part/pillow. For any pet-parent that has to employ a crate, you know what an eyesore they can be. Crate Covers and More sells very pretty ‘slip covers’ (starting at $130) in various… Continue Reading

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Dorm Room Essentials

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2008

created on: 07/23/08

If you’re headed off to college or heading someone off to college this fall, here’s a great video that’ll get you thinking about dorm-room life and the challenges it presents. Even though space will–most likely–be at a premium, style doesn’t have to be!

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How to Make a Magnetic Art/Photo Display

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2008

Another installment in the art/photo display gallery here at Curbly is this option from Wendy at Wisdom of the Moon. 

Supplies she used:

a strip of flat metal with holes in it
metal primer
Clear protective enamel

What she did:

You can probably figure out, just by the list of materials, what Wendy did. Although she opted to paint the washers and metal strip, leaving them ‘raw’ for an industrial look… Continue Reading

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Camouflaged Satellite Dishes

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2008

Sqish’s custom made stickers will end the blight of goofy rooftop technology as we know it. How will they accomplish such a daunting task? Easy, the stickers are custom-made to blend into any surface upon which satellite dishes may be mounted. Just slap a sticker onto your dish and voila, the dish does a Casper. But before you jump for joy...the stickers are currently only available in the UK for customers using Sky or Freesat. So, we can… Continue Reading

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Curbly Video Podcast: How To Print Custom, One-of-a-Kind Apparel with

By: Chrisjob Jul 22, 2008

created on: 07/22/08 fulfills not only the American, but the ultimate, international dream of all humankind: to have anything you could ever desire printed on a t-shirt.

created on: 07/22/08Skreened's technique is efficient and durable full-color process that lays soft, water-based prints right onto the garment. So you can get just one, just for you, with no setup fees, or minimal orders. Plus, Skreened's approach uses sweatshop-free apparel, prints without… Continue Reading

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The ‘Sha-do Lamp’

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2008

Peter Buning has created a lamp that uses reflection to cast intricate designs upon walls and ceilings. The patterns of the styles available can be adjusted up to 3 meters in diameter. For more information, visit Via.


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The Edison Chandelier

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2008

(One word: covet!) Showing up in the pages of Pottery Barn is this ‘bare essentials’ chandelier. Wires, sockets and bulbs have never looked lovelier. The fabric-covered cords extend from a bronzed ceiling plate. Bare filament bulbs are included. It’s available for $399 through the catalog and internet only.

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Worry Less On Vacation

By: Lilybee Jul 22, 2008

The goober and I are heading to Ireland tomorrow for a week and a bit. My sweetie is sitting this one out which means I don't have to worry about the flat being empty.When leaving someone at home just isn't an option, there are plenty of things you can do to worry-proof your home they include:

  • giving your neighbours a heads up, and a contact number
  • using timers to turn on lights, radio's etc
  • turning the… Continue Reading
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Five Quick Tips for Kitchen Cleaning.

By: Chrisjob Jul 21, 2008

Don't just leave it for tomorrow...or for whomever you've suckered into washing the dishes. Just clean it up.

  1. Cracked Egg Cleanup: I
  2. Remove Oven Cleaner Residue
  3. Washing A Dishwasher or Washing Machine
  4. Refrigerator Cleaning
  5. Refrigerator Dust Bunnies
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How To: Hide Wires in Between Your Carpet and Wall.

By: Chrisjob Jul 21, 2008

This trick is a classic: Instructable-maker Condongolev highlights the basic, but clever, technique of sliding cables, cords, and wires in that tiny groove between the carpet and the wall. Just extend the wire, and use a pointed, but blunt object (like a broken pencil) to push it into the little space. Works great for speaker wire, coax cable, power supplies, etc.

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