Roundup: 10 Modern-Minimalist Desk Lamps under $100

By: Capreek Sep 12, 2012

created at: 09/12/2012

We're at that point in our office makeover where we're desperately searching for trying to find functional accessories that fit our aesthetic and our budget. Lighting is always a challenge in the affordability department it seems, so I made it my mission to hunt down 10 modern/minimalist/Scandinavian-esque desk lamps that don't break the bank!… Continue Reading

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Infographic: Bachelor vs. Bachelorette Pad Designs

By: Diy maven Sep 12, 2012

created at: 09/11/2012

The peeps over at ForRent.com sent over a fun infographic entitled The Bachelor Verus the Bachelorette Pad that includes the "must haves" for each based upon criteria compiled by nearly a dozen popular design sources, including Vanity Fair,… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Abstract String Art

By: Capreek Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/11/2012

String art is all the rage these days, though most projects tend to take more typographic forms. I'm a big, big fan of this abstract/geometric version though. Plus? It's way easy!… Continue Reading

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Round Up: 10 Crazy-Cool Upcycled Lamps

By: Diy maven Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

Have you noticed that people are turning just about anything into lamps these days? I'm not talking about plumbing supplies or tripods. No, I'm talking crazy-cool, I'da-never-thought-of-that-in-a-million-damn-years kind of stuff. So, without further ado,… Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 5: The BIG Reveal (and Fashion Week)!

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

Last week, I boarded an early morning flight and took off for a whirlwind trip to NYC for Fashion Week (OMG) and, most importantly, for the BIG REVEAL of all the HP Designer Matchup Challenge projects, including the Glo Planter by TUG Studio. It was a crazy adventure full of tiny food, incredible people, puppies, flair, and awesome design. Also? The Glo Planter -- IN REAL LIFE! Ready to see it for yourself? Read on!… Continue Reading

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Before & After: An Incredible Girls' Bedroom Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

This attic space, the shared bedroom of two sisters, was almost depressing in its starkness. These are teen and pre-teen girls, we're talking about: let's get some personality and life in here, STAT!… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: CD Clothes Rack Dividers?

By: Diy maven Sep 06, 2012

Closet Dividers Nautical Whale Baby Boy - Pottery Barn Kids Oceanside

The folks over at Fine Craft Guild discuss the notion of making DIY clothes rack dividers. They suggest buying dividers (they're really cheap, but they come in massive quantities, like 50 or 100 per), using cardboard or, my favorite, using… Continue Reading

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Dramatic Color-Changing Stairs

By: Diy maven Sep 05, 2012

created at: 09/05/2012

Wallace had a dark and dingy stairwell. He wanted to add much-needed light to the space, so he installed a color changing LED strip under the each of the 16 steps' noses. A hidden RGB controller… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Wooden Lampshade Tutorials!

By: Capreek Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're kicking off the new fall season with a whole month dedicated to illuminating ways to light your space. First up: a roundup of 10 awesome DIY wooden lampshades. Ready, set, MAKE!… Continue Reading

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A House INSIDE a House?? Yes!

By: Diy maven Sep 04, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

This is not something you see everyday. A serious DIYer in our neighborhood by the name of Brian is building a house OUTSIDE his old house. It's kind of hard to see in the picture above, but… Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 4: Glo Planter Sneak Peek!

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're heading out to New York Fashion Week (tomorrow -- OMG!!!) to unveil the final HP Designer Matchup Challenge product that you helped create! Goil and Tom from Tug Studio have been hard at work building the Glo Planter, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek before the big reveal!… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Paper Scrap Tray

By: Capreek Aug 30, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Got paper scraps? Put 'em to work sprucing up a plain wooden tray!… Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 3: Glo Planter Progress!

By: Capreek Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Last week, you voted to determine what Goil and Tom from TUG Studio would make for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Well, HUZZAH! The results are in and the TUG Studio boys are hard at work sourcing materials and starting construction of... the Glo Planter!… Continue Reading

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Kitty Litter Cartons Turned Tote Bags

By: Diy maven Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/29/2012

Pixie Dust Originals turns kitty litter cartons into the cutest tote bags. They also say that any similarly-shaped carton will do (like a detergent box). They're currently for sale on their Etsy Shop, but PDO… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Upcycled Leather and Wood Shelf

By: Capreek Aug 28, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Still have a few ill-fitting belts left over from that drawer pull project? Put 'em to work as part of a reclaimed wood bookshelf!… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Embroidery Hoop Cork Message Boards!

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

These DIY memo board hoops are perfect for craft rooms, home offices, or kids' rooms! Bonus? They're super easy to make and completely customizable!… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Stylish Master Bath Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

After completing their closet-turned-bathroom renovation earlier this year, the Chao family has been hard at work transforming their master bath from this...… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Striped Neon Vases

By: Capreek Aug 23, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

I love this DIY project! It's easy, quick, and -- like I'm always saying -- a great way to give thrifted glassware a kick in the pants!… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Modern Wooden Bathrooms

By: Capreek Aug 22, 2012

created at: 08/22/2012

Wood and water: It seems counter-intuitive to mix the two, especially inside a home, doesn't it? But you can! Here are 10 modern bathrooms that pull it off with some serious style.… Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum… Continue Reading

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