FREE Amy Butler Snow Mum Pillow Pattern

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2008

created on: 11/18/08

Amy Butler has several free patterns on her website, but the Snow Mum Pillow Pattern is by far my favorite. It's fresh, delicate and modern. Available in PDF format, the pattern includes ‘instructions, measurements and pattern pieces.’

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DIY: Flaxseed and Lavender Eye Pillows

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 17, 2008

created on: 11/17/08

Who doesn't bend and stretch their way through yoga class for the promise of final relaxation and the eye pillow?  Its' sheer goodness should never be underestimated. This experience is so relaxing, everyone should have one of these next to their bed. It has never failed to soothe and calm my tension and fatigue. The fresh lavender scent and the weight of the pillow feel like a cool breeze in a dark room. … Continue Reading

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Sea-Urchin Chair: Made with Over 8,000 Zip Ties.

By: Chrisjob Nov 14, 2008

Studio Ooms fabricated a simply RVS frame and, presumably with the help of A LOT of interns, covered it in 8,000 cable zip ties to create this outstanding chair that looks exactly like its namesake, the Sea-Urchin.


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Play 'Spot the Sofa'

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2008


Where in the world is Rafael Simoes Miranda’s Hypnose sofa?



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Cardboard Furniture: Four Hour Stool

By: Lilybee Nov 09, 2008

Since spotting a cardboard cradle (yup the kind you put babies in) I've been thinking a bit about what other furniture you can make out of cardboard.  I had a quick cherche around the internets and it turns out the answer is ANYTHING... You can make pretty much anything out of cardboard. I spotted this Piano stool over at Instructables and am mighty tempted to give it a go, as it looks pretty simple and apparently it… Continue Reading

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How To: Pillow Form Workshop

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 06, 2008

created on: 11/06/08

Making the perfect pillow form is like buying the right bra; it determines if your handmade, custom pillow looks professional and smooth or wrinkly and tacky.  The right measurements and the even distribution of filling are the hallmarks of fabulous throw pillows.  Pillow forms can be cut out of almost any fabric.  Keep the fabric plain and preferably a light color.  Inexpensive muslin always works… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Perfect Cardboard Pillow Patterns

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 06, 2008

created on: 11/06/08

If you're planning on whipping up some custom throw pillows it can be such a time saver to make cardboard pillow forms in varying shapes and sizes. I have an entire set of these under my work table so I don't have to re-measure each time. For the sake of the reader's eyes, I covered a large piece of cardboard with green paper so you don't have to look at brown cardboard.

In order to make the perfect knife edge pillow,… Continue Reading

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M & M Sofa

By: Diy maven Oct 31, 2008

The Tantisassi sofa kind of looks like my favorite melt-in-your-mouth-not-in-your-hand candies. Designed by Matteo Thun for Rossi di Albizzate, the sofa consists of 'strategically positioned' foam cushions over a steel frame. The cushions come with removable wool covers. If you're more of a Mentos fan, it comes in white too. Via.

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Curbly Recession Busters: How To Spruce Up Your Own Digs For The Holidays

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 29, 2008

 created on: 10/29/08

created on: 10/29/08

  It's the time of year you turn a critical eye to the interior to see what needs to be spruced up.  Preparing for a packed house on Thanksgiving is a sure fire motivator to plow through a To Do list in record time.

This year you may want to rethink the outlay of money to get the house looking top notch.  You can save loads of dough by doing most  jobs yourself.  If, for some unknown… Continue Reading

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Growing a Crystal Chair

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2008

Her name is Venus. She is a chair. Her creator, Tokuji Yoshioka, submerges her 'polyester elastomer skeleton' into an aquarium and gradually grows her natural crystalline epidermis fit for the goddess she is. Glorious. Via.



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Recycled Plastic Bag Chair

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2008

South African designer Ryan Frank was inspired by a South African crafted chicken ornament when creating this chair. Named 'Inkuku', which is Zulu for chicken, the chair is 'made entirely from plastic shopping bags combining traditional craft techniques and recycled material.' The structure is made of recycled aluminum as well. To see more of Ryan's designs, visit his website. Via.

Chicken ornament inspiration:


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How To Choose An Office Chair

By: Lilybee Sep 20, 2008

Apparently there's more to choosing a chair for your home office than going to Ikea and picking the prettiest one they have.

According to Chiropractor Rodney Lefler, DC, there are some specific things to look out for when choosing a chair that won't hate your back.

  • Seat height. Office chair seat height should be easily adjustable. A pneumatic adjustment lever is the easiest way to do this. A seat height… Continue Reading
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Horse Head Pillow

By: Diy maven Sep 12, 2008

Insipired in that unforgettable scene in The Godfather where character Jack Woltz finds the head of his beloved racehorse in his bed, this pillow is the perfect cuddly for the wise guy wannabe. ($45 from Kropserkel.) I just have one thing to say: "ahhh...Ahhh....AHHHH!" Via.


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DIY ModUpholstery: Mock Tufting

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 06, 2008

created on: 09/06/08 

 The problem at hand was those annoying, yet luxurious, down-filled back cushions.  Everytime anyone would get up from the loveseat, the back cushions were smashed down, seams all askew.  My compulsive self had to walk over, re-fluff, straighten and then I could move on.

Don't the best solutions just come to you in the simplest of ideas??

My first thought was to make some covered buttons and pull… Continue Reading

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The Papa Chair

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2008

Designer Itay Ohaly’s Papa Chair was created to encourage ‘interaction between parent and child’ or Teddy Bear, as the case may be. Via.


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