Roundup: 5 Images of Protest

By: Diy maven Jan 18, 2012

Man Being Arrested Protesting at the Democratic National Convention Photographic Print

In solidarity with SOPA and PIPA protesters today, I thought I'd round up some classic images of protest. These black and white photographs couldn't have much better composition if they had been planned. As it was, they weren't. That spontaneity adds to their story. (All prints are available in a variety of sizes and prices, as well as on stretched canvas, at All Posters.) 

The image pictured above of a man being arrested is from the LIFE archives. It was captured at the Continue Reading

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DIY: Biggie Size Photos for Under $20

By: Craftmel Jan 17, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012
We all know how cute miniature photos are, but let's talk about how awesome BIG can be.  If you want to really make a visual impact with your photos, but don't want to pay beaucoup bucks for a 48" x 36" print (plus the cost of a frame), this is the way to go.   Continue Reading

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How To: Set Up a DIY Photo Booth Using Your Computer (Free Software Download Included)

By: Alicia Jan 05, 2012

In the spirit of the new year, we're taking a look back at some of some favorites from the archives. Because old acquaintance should not be forgotten, we're bringing some inspired projects back to mind. Today, take a look at a DIY photo booth that is sure to be a hit at any 2012 bash!

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6 No-Sew Fabric Display Ideas

By: Craftmel Jan 04, 2012

created at: 01/03/2012

Who says fabric is only for sewing?  I, a self-proclaimed fabric hoarder, have lots that I don't see myself cutting into any time soon since I am waiting for the perfect project for it.  In the meantime, that beloved print can still make a statement in my home!  Framing fabric, like the photo above from Cape 27, is a great way to use fabric as art.  How about more easy ideas?   Continue Reading

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Eclectic Starburst Mirror

By: Craftmel Jan 03, 2012

created at: 01/02/2012

I have a starburst mirror hanging in my bedroom above the bed, and my husband is always making some comment on how he is sure he will die from being impaled by one of the "rays" in the middle of the night.  He's so supportive of my home decorating.  I also love utensil art, as we've seen in my kitchen before.  You can imagine, then, that I'd appreciate this DIY utensil starburst mirror!   Continue Reading

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How to Make a GIGANTIC Pencil

By: Diy maven Dec 30, 2011

 created at: 12/30/2011

Perfect for an office with a sense of humor or a kid's room, this gigantic pencil is a snap to DIY. Michell fell in love with the idea when she saw one in a Pottery Barns Kids catalog and Continue Reading

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Painting on Water

By: Diy maven Dec 28, 2011

created at: 12/28/2011

Call it marbling; call it painting on water. Either way the outcome makes for some very interesting art. Some examples remind me of the sky in Van Gogh's Starry Night. The unnamed artist in the video below makes Continue Reading

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How To: Make New Year's Resolutions Subway Art

By: Craftmel Dec 27, 2011
created at: 12/26/2011
Whether it is spending more time at the gym to get rid of that last bit of baby weight (hey, it is a little harder after the third baby!) or organizing your photos, we all tend to make resolutions at this time of year.  But how good are we at keeping them?   Here's an idea to help us in the making and KEEPING of our resolutions.    Continue Reading
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Best of Curbly: Top 10 DIY Wall & Art Projects of 2011

By: Diy maven Dec 26, 2011

created at: 12/26/2011

Starbursts and typography. Two words that were oh-so-hot for artwork in 2011. Another two words that came to mind rounding up our hands-down-favorite art/wall projects were 'unusual uses.' From cupcake liners to shoe polish, the materials used by these creative individuals was nothing less than inspirational. And did we mention that the resulting artwork was outstanding as well?   

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Typographic Walls

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2011

created at: 12/12/2011

Located at the James Hotel in NYC, the permanent installation pictured above was created by artist Sarah Frost. Can you tell what she used to created it? Here's a picture of Continue Reading

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Design Blogger Wish List: Ez Pudewa of Creature Comforts

By: Chrisjob Dec 08, 2011
created at: 12/08/2011

created at: 12/08/2011This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they'd like to receive this year. Today, we're excited to welcome Ez Pudewa, the founder and editor of Creature Comforts, one of our favorite handmade lifestyle and design blogs.

Hi there! My name is Ez (pronounced ee-zee) and I am most often found on my blog Creature Comforts where I write about DIY craftiness, share my photography, and post design inspirations...as well as any other thing that strikes my fancy. For me the holidays are all about the time you spend making memories with your friends and loved ones. It's fun to dream about presents under the tree, but even more than the gifts that will be unwrapped, the laughter and craziness of my huge family squeezed into one small house are what I look forward to most of all this holiday season. (Okay...and an iPhone. I'm hoping someone in my family will grant that one holiday wish for me). ;-)   Continue Reading

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Guess the Medium!

By: Diy maven Nov 29, 2011

Candy Sprinkles Art by Joel Brochu

You will never, ever guess the medium of this artwork created by Joel Brochu. I'll give you a clue: it's sweet. Have a guess? Here's a slow reveal:Continue Reading

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5 Modern 'Home Sweet Home' Signs

By: Diy maven Nov 25, 2011

Mid Century Modern Print Danish Modern retro art    Typography  print   -  Home Sweet Home  - A3 retro

If you're like me, the thought of a 'Home Sweet Home' sign conjures up images of women in petticoats sitting in a sewing circle. Quaint, yes. Modern, no. For those of us who love the sentiment but not the antiquity, check out these very modern 'Home Sweet Home' alternatives.

How fabulous is the image above? From Etsy seller handz, the 11-ish by 16-ish print will set you back a paltry 23 bucks.

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How To: Make DIY Liquid Watercolors!

By: Capreek Nov 22, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

Three simple ingredients, folks, that's all you need... then you'll be on your way to custom watercolor heaven!   Continue Reading

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Decor 101: Why White Walls are Not Boring!

By: Al40yearoldintern Nov 08, 2011

created at: 11/08/2011

No sir, I don't think white walls are boring... they are merely just a canvas for something awesome!

I am a big fan of stark white walls filled with colorful collages of artwork.  I appreciate it in my own home as well as others.  For me they evoke the feeling of a light and airy space and I love pops of color scattered throughout. Today I was crafting with a friend who has a fab little bungalow in the Venice Canals part of LA and she also loves her bright white walls... And her place still has lots of personality from the interesting and colorful artwork and accessories throughout. Continue Reading

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