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Recycled Paper Furniture

By: Diy maven Jun 13, 2008

Molo Design’s Softseating Strips are made of recycled craft paper that has been formed into ‘flexible honey-comb structure(s)’. The honey-combs fan out into whatever shape you can imagine, including benches, stools and low tables. For longer pieces, the sections’ ends secure to one another with magnets. From eco-friendly Vivavi, Softseating comes in a variety of sizes from 9" h x 16" d to 18" h x 36" d and can range in… Continue Reading

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Just say NO to plastic produce bags and hello to BYO Bags!

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2008

So you've switched from paper or plastic and gone to reusable grocery bags. If you haven't yet done so, it's now time to ditch non-recyclable plastic produce bags for something a bit more earth-friendly too. A great alternative to them are the fabulous BYO Bags. They’re made of a lightweight nylon mesh that’s not only breathable, but durable, washable, quick drying and, of course, reusable. I found my set of 3–one small, one… Continue Reading

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Repairing Walls with LEGO?

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2008

Apparently, LEGO have been used to repair crumbling walls in Bocchignano, Italy, a village near Rome. The ‘repair work’ was part of the ‘20 Eventi’ project. Not sure if LEGO are the appropriate addition to a centuries old building? Me either, but it does make one wonder how cool they might look as a decorative element on an interior corner or two. Via.


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6 Easy Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2008

Some of these cabinet makeovers are simplier to do than others, but all of them are an inexpensive and easy alternative to replacing your cabinets entirely.


Add textured wallpaper to the center panels.

Adding molding and paint equals a significant change.

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Or, you could add some cork to the molding and paint.

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If you removed the center panel alltogether, you could replace it with beadboard,

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How to Make a Sun Jar

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2008

Sun Jars have popped up on several posts here on Curbly. They were the store-bought kind, but now, thanks to Not Martha, we can make our own! Supplies are minimal and include:

For the image-filled tutorial, visit Not Martha. Via.

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How to make a moss hanging basket.

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2008

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If assembling a moss hanging basket seems a bit intimidating, take a look at this video. The procedure is easy and the result is gorgeous!

How To Make A Summer Hanging Basket

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Mixko Design Mashups

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2008

As of today, Mixko is my new favorite place to be inspired. Design Crack sort of puts it this way: they’re into design mashups. They see things where others don’t. A whistle becomes a chair; a key from a key board becomes a stool; a deflated basketball becomes a serving bowl. Perusing their site should come with a warning, however. Once you do, you may never look at any object the same way ever again.

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Magic Lamps?

By: Lilybee Jun 11, 2008

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Lamps, powered by Dumbledore or possibly rechargeable batteries. Candela Glow Lanterns by OXO ($39.99 for two) sit on their base to recharge and light up automatically when removed, they last for 8 hours after a full charge and unlike candles you can leave them unattended (and not worry about still having a house to come back to). There are different sizes and shapes available including these funky little slug chapsContinue Reading

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Where the Candidates Stand on the Environment

By: Diy maven Jun 11, 2008

The environment and green issues are popular topics here on Curbly, so a review of where the presidential candidates stand on the environment seemed pertinent. Reuters FACTBOX gives a good review of their positions, and for the thumbnail approach, check out Green Daily.

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Glo Canvas Light Fixtures

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2008

Glo Canvas Light Fixtures are actually digital images of light fixtures printed on cotton canvas that glows from behind via slim flourescent lights. Available through Hidden Art Shop, the glowing images by Duffy London run between £55 to £195 and come in various styles, sizes and colors.




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