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Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: Make Quirky Pumpkin Dioramas

by Alicia Lacy

Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We'll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.

The best school assignment in the world is the diorama. It's an indisputable fact: Gathering tiny objects and assembling them into a scene is...

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4 Design Secrets to Conquer the Tall Wall Challenge

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

When so many people are challenged with decorating small spaces, it seems odd that there are those who struggle with decorating their great big tall walls. Luckily, there are more ways to capture and utilize that space than hanging a giant quilt way up there.(Don't you love those three poufs?)

1. Shelve it and use your collections as art. Functional, decorative and it pulls the wall into the coziness of the room.

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6 Ways to Make Your Small Space Look and Feel Bigger.

by Chris Gardner

Until you master the art of knocking down walls without making your house collapse, or your stuck in a shoebox rental or dorm room, there'll always be the need to make your space seemer bigger than it actually is. Here's six tips from HandyManFixHomeRepair to do just that:

1. Use light colors.


2. Downsize your decorating.


3. Draw the eyes upward.


4. Use the right kind of lighting.


5. Make use of the flooring.


6. Don’t...

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Glow in the Dark Moon Table.

by Chris Gardner

Houston, we have storage!

"This design by Sotirios Papadopoulos for ENNEZERO is one heavenly creation...Created using ecologically safe paint (ELI ecolightinside), this “Fullmoon” sideboard furniture has the ability to “create special effects” in the dark. I assume that means it glows in the dark or maybe it shoots laser beams. The “Fullmoon” will be on-view at the SOHO temporary gallery in Milan during the “dEMOsign” exhibition April...

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Lunar Eclipse Photos: August 28, 2007

by Chris Gardner

Here's your ancient Greek lesson for the day: the word eclipse comes from the preposition ek (out) + leipw (to leave). Leipw also finds itself in such words as lend/loan and relinquish.

Yesterday's lunar eclipse wasn't perfect (at least as viewed from the MidWest), but awesome enough. Here's a few photos and videos that captured the phenomenon. If these don't inspire gots problems.



[From Monopole2006 @ Flickr] 


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