How To: Make a Modern Geometric DIY Leather Mouse Pad

Capree K

created at: 09/30/2012

We're nearing the finish line of our office makeover (more on that later) and so I've turned my attention to some of the finer details... details like, you know, mouse pads. After a desperate search to find some that blended form and function in a way that made my aesthetic-loving soul happy -- and failing -- I decided to make my own. And I'm glad I did because, holy cow, I love them!     

These bad boys combine a few of my...

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How To: Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

Capree K

created at: 12/05/2011

Metallics have been all the rage for the last few years, but 2011 was the year they really shined (heh).  So, like any dutiful design blogger, I decided to apply the trend to a simple DIY project and even mixed in some paint dipping shenanigans to boot!  It's a regular ol' trend explosion up in this joint--but classy, of course.  Always classy.   

This faux-porcelain, (faux) gold-dipped bowl (well, it's more of a dish, really), is capital E-A-S-Y.  My clay molding skills haven't been put to much use since I was about the age of 7, and even I could pull this off.  If you're ready to dive in and start DIYing your way to trend heaven, here's what you'll need!

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How to: Make DIY Ombre Glowing Hurricane Glasses

Chris Gardner

Heads up, cool kids: ombre is all the rage these days. The term is French, simply meaning "shaded" or "dark," and the look was all over New York Fashion Week this year. So now, of course, it's time to bring it into your home with a little DIY ombre decorness.

To start, how about these glowing fall-inspired and very Thanksgiving-ready ombre hurricane glasses?  

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30 of the Hippest Hotels in the World

Diy Maven

I have a theory that anyone who uses the word ‘hip’ isn’t, but since this list of the Top 30 Hip Hotels in 2008 is coming from Trend Hunter, I’ll suspend my belief this one time. As for me, I’d pass on my local FantaSuite and book a stay at Airstream Europe, which is in rural France, near Mirepoix. For the entire top 30 list with links, visit Trend Hunter.

Image of the 'Full Moon' in Baku, Azerbaijan, aka the Death Star. The hotel...

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