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More Ways to Recycle Your Old Jeans

By: Diy maven Jun 26, 2008

A while back Chris posted links to some great denim recycling projects. Now, thanks to Life Hackery, here're even more ways to prolong the lives of those beloved blue jeans.

  • Turn the legs into door draft-stoppers.
  • Turn the legs into heating pads.
  • Cut the material into strips and use it to weave, knit or crochet something. LH suggests a throw rug, but my pick would be this denim bag.
  • Use jean pockets to make a hanging… Continue Reading
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Ammonite Concrete Sink

By: Diy maven Jun 26, 2008

One word: Swoon. From HighTech Design Products AG. Via.

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Tea Cup Pendant Lights.

By: Chrisjob Jun 24, 2008

A new Etsy shop, Domestic Construction, features these adorable upside down coffee and tea cup pendant lights. At around $60 for one, they're moderately expensive, but with some thrift store china, some Ikea pendant kits, and a bit of creativity, they're mos def DIYable.

Via and photo from Decor8.

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DIY [Removable] Vinyl Wall Art.

By: Chrisjob Jun 24, 2008

With a bit of contact paper, a scissors, and some creativity, you can cover your walls with these sweet handmade vinyl decals.

Materials:

  • ConTact paper (a brand of low-tack, self-adhesive vinyl, commonly used by grandmas as "shelf liners", has a very matte finish)
  • Tape (preferably easily visible and low-stick, like painter's tape or masking tape)
  • Writing utensil (marker or pencil)
  • Scissors
  • Large sized… Continue Reading
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Death Star for Kitties

By: Lilybee Jun 23, 2008

Looking for a sinister place for your feline chum to hang out and plan the downfall of the rebellion? Found!

This is the Litter Robot 2. (I'm assuming Litter Robot 1 got a taste for kitties and had to be shut down a'la Robocop)

created on: 06/23/08It's selling points?

  • It self cleans!
  • It's really really sinister! 
  • Apparently you can also "Say goodbye to those expensive special receptacles or waste bags, the Litter Robot uses regularContinue Reading
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How To Create Wall Art With Electrical Tape

By: Lilybee Jun 21, 2008

Electrical tape. My dad firmly believes that electrical tape can be used to fix anything, from lamps to broken hearts. I've used it here to give my balcony wall a temporary Mondrian kick. created on: 06/21/08

To do this you'll need:

  • A roll or two of electrical tape
  • a spirit level
  • a few coloured acetate sheets
  • a craft knife.

First give the wall a quick swipe with sugar soap or something, as stickiness and dirt are mortal… Continue Reading

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Teenage Mutant Sewing Turtles

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 21, 2008

created on: 06/21/08

Five Day Turbo Sewing Camp for teens just finished yesterday.  I say Turbo because they learned how to use the machine in two hours and spent four days (two hours each) sewing, jamming the machines, designing and giggling.  It was hard to keep them supplied with fabric.  Even though it was too short to teach them the perfect sewing skills, they got the feel of the machines and discovered they could create some sweet… Continue Reading

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Repurposed Twin Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 21, 2008

created on: 06/21/08

Repurposing a headboard: make a slipcover for it (as above), dog bed, a doll bed, a child's low platform bed, the back of a wide chair, a tabletop, cut an opening and use as a frame, a mirror frame, if it's slatted, upholster it, if it's solid, paint a picture in the center, decoupage a favorite image in the center.  It killed me but I cut off the legs of this headboard so it would sit on the floor.  I drilled holes for long… Continue Reading

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The New Charles and Ray Eames Postage Stamps

By: Diy maven Jun 20, 2008

On Tuesday of this week, the U.S. Postal Service issued 42-cent stamps honoring the work of Charles and Ray Eames. The 16 stamp sheet was designed by Derry Noyes and depicts all aspects of the Eames’s creative vision including architecture, furniture, film and exhibits. Your local post office should have these commemorative stamps; if they do not, you can order them from usps.com.

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The Round Around Clock

By: Diy maven Jun 20, 2008

Although it has the shape of a hockey puck, it's actually a clock. The dial rotates while the red wire indicates the time. Again, it’s not for the obsessive compulsive in that the exact time is a guess. But still...it’s very cool. From Lexicon ($45); via Gizmodo.

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