Twenty hours on the road can leave your car filled with the likes of fries, spilled drinks, wadded up napkins, pillows, blankets, maps, newspapers and sticky, gooey messes. The best way to avoid stains is to not eat, drink or do anything in the car but ride. Since that's impossible, here are 15 tips from Road & Travel Magazine to get things straightened up after your vacation.
Who can forget the comforting, "everyone is dearly loved" tunes sung by Fred Rogers in his surreal little undecorated house and his painted cardboard neighborhood? Boing Boing reminds us of our favorites like
The Giddyup Rocking Stool by Tim Wigmore snagged my attention because it combines two of my favorite seats, a rocking chair and
Delight.com's fun 2008 Holiday Gift Guide got us thinking about how to get through all the Holiday Gift Guides out there. So here's a comprehensive summary to the best 2008 Holiday Gift Guides we could find, organized by topic, just for you!
Use it as a "guide to gift guides", to help find what you're looking for. I've started with the obvious interests of Curbly readers. If you're looking for foo-foo-y girly gifts or a nice warm robe for Grandma, you'll need to do a little online research.
If you have other obvious categories you'd like to have reviewed, feel free to leave a comment for consideration.
First, there was just plain old semolina yellow. Then, they got fancy (tacky?) and developed the tri-color by using spinach and tomato products to tint you rotini. Now, embrace the rainbow by coloring your pasta ANY shade you may choose with vibrant, punchy results. This is a great medium for kids, or for some tongue-in-cheek nostalgia...perhaps some macaroni macrame?
- food colouring
- dried pasta of any shape ...
Wow. Creativity, beauty, and a bit o' function...everything great design is all about. Michael from Spool Sewing offers a free how-to and pattern to create this amazing mobile from fallen twigs, some fishing line and eyehooks, and leftover fabric scraps. The fabric bird pattern alone is worth a million. Via.
The hottest thing for sidewalks this season is Crayola's new 3D sidewalk chalk and paint. Each package of chalk and squeezable paint comes with instructions and 3D glasses that makes sidewalk and driveway art come alive! From $3.99 for a 5 count package of squeezable glitter to $12.99 for a complete activity kit, you can order on-line and get more information at The Crayola Store.
Hemi Housewife wasn't quite satisfied with the baby blue and orange of her son's Little Tykes cruiser, so she spiced it up. Twice.
Then, check out the other models, particularly this Hawaiian coupe.
Via Crafty Crafty.
From glitter to sidewalk chalk, to edible peanut butter play dough, to disappearing paint and multi-colored crayons, this list covers just about every artistic medium known to kid-dom. A great way to stretch a dollar and spur creativity, this page is defiantly worth a bookmark!
'Cesco in Sidewalk Chalk' by Sakurako Kitsa, via Flickr.
It's never too soon to educate on the brilliance of modern design...
Here's Blue Ant Studio's Modern Classics Alphabet, milestones in modern architecture and furniture from Aalto to Zeisel.