NYC Yarn Crawl

by Createcass

created at: 2009-10-08

Berrooco

Berroco is just one of the participating companies, in the NYC Yarn Crawl.  Which I hope to take a peek at this weekend, October 9th to October 12th.

Here is just a snippet of what is on the website:

The NYC Yarn Crawl is a free, self-guided tour for knitters, crocheters and other fiber artists to the city’s premier yarn shops. Featuring special demonstrations, exhibits, sales and promotions, the crawl promises to be...

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Bright, Cheery Glam Details to Make Your Kitchen Pop

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-10-08

Photo Images: Kevin Oreck, Architect Inc.

It's all in the details. Yesterday CocoCozy, my west coast go-to blog, featured knock out photos by her buddy, L.A. architect Kevin Oreck in her Architect's Tour of a Hollywood Regency Home. Decked out cabinet door trim makes these cabinets supremely cool, the three simple white bowls with red fruit add a colorful splash of friction (other subtle red accents below) and that green upholstery on those Regency chairs...lovely!!

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How To: Tile Over a Brick Fireplace

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-10-07

Photo Image: Susan Jablon Mosaics

A designer friend once told me that our brick fireplace with its' expansive raised hearth and built in bookshelves was "just too much for the room."  I decided I liked it and bid her adieu.  However, after I got a load of these artsy new tiles, I may have to rethink this.  It is getting chilly and that fireplace will soon be blazing for long cozy nights of t.v., entertaining, snuggling and reading.  Hmmmm......

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Put Her in a Pumpkin Shell

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-10-07

Didn't anyone else imagine, as a kid, what it would be like to live in a pumpkin shell or an oversized shoe? Boy, I did. Happily, I just discovered that dome builder, Steve Miller and I must have been on the same wavelength. In 1997, he, his wife and 1 1/2 year old daughter set out on a dome building adventure like no other. Today, their two story Vermont pumpkin house has been enlarged and improved upon more than once.

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San Francisco Rental Renovation

by DIY Maven

Back in 2007, renter and interior designer Grant K. Gibson offered his landlord a renovation for two months' free rent. Three thousand bucks later, Mr. Gibson is living large in his made-over apartment and his landlord owns some very nice-looking property. It's hard to believe that somewhere under all this loveliness was sea-foam green and lavender walls.

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The OfficePOD

by DIY Maven

pod

This is the OfficePOD. Think of it like a home office that you plop down in your back yard, kind of like a garden shed. Made of the highest quality and finishes, OfficePODs allow users to have a dedicated workspace at home, which means fewer distractions and fewer distractions equal higher productivity.

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How-To: Spraypainted Wall Art.

by Chris Gardner

Krylon.com offers a great DIY project featuring some of their less Crayolaish colors. A bit of tape, some actual leafs to stencil, and the result? A very fine natural modern print with a bit of glam.

http://www.krylon.com/images/projects/xlarge/LeavesWallArt.jpg

Materials:

Materials
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Gloss White 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Semi-Gloss Black 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Ivy Leaf 
  • Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel
  • Krylon...

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Converting an Old TV into a Chair.

by Chris Gardner

From Apartment Therapy Unplugged:

"We've seen vintage TVs turned into storage units and even aquariums to house our scaly friends, but we've never seen such a shag-a-licious chair like this before! It's an image from the 1986 architecture book "Freestyle: The New Architecture and Design from Los Angeles" by Tim Street-Porter"

I guess the how-to goes like this: remove the screen, remove the guts, applied shag, and sit!

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