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Hack a Laptop Desk

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2008

Adam from Boston used an Ikea benjamin stool to hack a laptop desk. All you need to pull this off is the $20 benjamin stool and a $6 coping saw. Brilliant.


Via Ikeahacker.

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DIY Flower Garlands.

By: Chrisjob Apr 29, 2008

Amanda from Readymade, finding inspriration in The Darjeeling Limited, sought to bring a little springtime fun to her abode with some DIY flower garlands.

"Though the number of flowers you’ll need depends on how long you want your garlands to be, gather up at least a couple dozen blooms, as well as a needle and thread. Carnations are a good choice because they’re sturdy (and affordable!), but any locally… Continue Reading

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DIY Vinyl Wall Decals

By: Chrisjob Apr 29, 2008

Bold, graphic wall decals have been everywhere the last few years, but I've yet to see a DIYable option (have you? Post it below). Thankfully Danielle Thompson has taken the plunge, and done it up the DIY route.

She writes, "Really, you can create your OWN for much less money and that it's easy!

So I was like, "YES! i can do this MYSELF!" LOL. So I started searching stock photography sites a few weeks ago, found what… Continue Reading

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8 Free Photography eBooks

By: Chrisjob Apr 29, 2008

Knowing is half the battle...and not paying for it is the other half. Be sure to peep thess FREE e-books on one of Curbly's fave media, photography. These ain't no one page folded booklet pdfs, these are BOOKS, and they're FREE, and they're GOOD.

1. Tinker Tubes - Personal Lighting Systems by Dean Collins

2. Lighting 101 by David Hobby

3. JPG Magazine by 8020 Publishing

4. The Image-Space Tips and Tricks collection by JoeContinue Reading

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist.

By: Chrisjob Apr 29, 2008 has created the most extensive list on the web for sweeping out your post winter dirties and dusties. If you can accomplish at least half, you can consider yourself spring cleaned.


Working From The Top Down

   1. Ceilings
   2. Walls
   3. Windows
   4. Cupboards, Counters, Drawers, Shelves
   5. Furniture & Appliances
   6. Floors

Declutter & Organize… Continue Reading

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DIY DWR's ‘Tablo Table’

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2008

DWR’s Tablo Table ($200) is basically a metal serving tray/bowl perched on teak legs. To go the DIY route, I’d find an appropriate shallow bowl–metal or otherwise–and then construct the legs around it. For outdoor applications, I’d even consider using a large terra cotta saucer for the bowl.

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Coffin Couches

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2008

I don't want to post this. Really. I don't. It's just too macabre. However, in the interest of finding unique interior furnishings, here goes. A company is collecting used coffins that have slight imperfections from funeral homes in Southern California and turning them into couches. If you want to read more, go to Coffin Couches dot com. There, that’s it. Done. Ish.

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The Clock that Spells Time

By: Diy maven Apr 29, 2008

‘Clock’ by Christiaan Postma is nothing less than extraordinary. Its face consists of over 150 metal bars that move and align as time passes, ultimately spelling out the time. For instance, the word ‘three’ becomes completely legible when it’s exactly 3 o’clock. It then slowly disappears capitulating to ‘four’.  As for the’re on your own. To experience… Continue Reading

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When Red Isn’t Red

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2008

At my local Big Box store recently, I picked up a Dutch Boy Dimensions brochure which highlights the Dimensions’ red family. They categorize these luscious colors into five groups. They are defined as follows:

True Reds: These reds are ‘bright, saturated and classy shades that really pop next to their complementary color–green.’ Among DB examples are Fearless Matador-Red 02, Parrot Feather- Red 03, Tomato Bisque-DC316 ,… Continue Reading

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Outdoor Shed Oasis

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2008

Via Meterialicio: ‘French designer Jean Oddes created a nice backyard retreat for himself by joining two sheds with a central deck. Perfect for summer sleeping and dining al fresco.’

A lovely arrangement to be sure, but the picture of the center deck is inspiring for those of us without two sheds. The same idea–high tensile wires, fabric+grommets–could be used over patios, decks and balconies.

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