How To: Make a Modern DIY Copper Mobile

By: Capreek Dec 13, 2012

created at: 12/12/2012

This is by far one of the coolest DIY mobiles I've ever seen. It helps that it's in über-on-trend copper, of course, but it would look awesome in any color or finish! Check out how to make it below.… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Neon Fabric Coil Bowls

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2012

created at: 11/06/2012

I remember making a coil bowl from scrap fabric as a kid -- it turned out terribly. Now that my dexterity and attention to detail and general craftin' skillz have increased, I really want to give this trendy neon version a go.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Geometric DIY Leather Mouse Pad

By: Capreek Oct 01, 2012

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!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Ways to Decorate with Washi Tape!

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2012

created at: 03/30/2012

Ahh, washi tape.  The craft-o-sphere's wunderkind!  This seemingly all-purpose material can be found gracing the surfaces of everything from Easter eggs to vases and now... walls!  Check out a few of our favorite unexpected decorative uses for this craft supply… Continue Reading

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

By: Capreek Dec 06, 2011

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… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Ombre Glowing Hurricane Glasses

By: Chrisjob Nov 02, 2011

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… Continue Reading

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Are Wall Decals 'So Over'?

By: Diy maven Sep 21, 2011

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Crusing through the usual sites recently, I came across a post at one of my regular stops. (No, I won't mention which one.) The poster said that we were over wall decals, which made me ask two… Continue Reading

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30 of the Hippest Hotels in the World

By: Diy maven Jun 27, 2008

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… Continue Reading

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The "It" Christmas Tree for '07

By: Diy maven Nov 26, 2007

The 'it' Christmas tree for '07 is, I'm told, is pitch black. As classic as a black tuxedo or a little black dress? Time will tell; but if I were a bettin' dame, I'd say, 'no'.

A 6 1/2 foot, pre-lit black Christmas tree from christmastreeforme.com will set you back about $280.

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