I know, I know...I'm glad we're heading towards an increasingly paperless society. But still, our culture has develop with the medium, and it's still touching and amazing when we see people make something beautiful out of an item we use everyday.
In December, Curbly.com released its first publication - Make It! Mid-Century Modern, a how-to manual with twelve original projects and design inspiration from some of the greatest designers of the 20th century.
We had such a great time creating the projects and have received such positive feedback from the design community (click here to see some of the reviews), that we're ready to create the next installment in the Curbly Make It! series.
And so, we're interested in your thoughts! We've come up with three ideas that we think would all make great publications, and we'd love to know how you feel. Check out the options below, and then… Continue Reading
It's a legitimate problem - keeping a frame photo or piece of art level while balancing on two points of support. And it becomes especially important when hanging in a series.
Turns out - there's a trick. And as in many DIY projects, you've got to make yourself a… Continue Reading
It can't be avoided. Working from home gets to you after awhile. I'm uninterested in Christmas for some reason, so I'm daydreaming about what the wall in front of me could be. That has captured my attention. It's inspiration time and I've found two blog posts that have caught my eye. See what you think.
This project from Growing Up Creative was written as a craft for kids, but calling it a 'kid craft' sort of suggests that it's on par with gluing pasta onto paper, which it is not. I mean, I guess it could be, but in the right hands, the outcome is a lovely and sophisticated-looking art installation. To make your own toilet-paper-roll-flower wall art, you'll need this… Continue Reading
But, no matter how carried away these holidaysters get - one Clark Griswold-disciple reportedly pays more than $5,000 in electricity each season - there's still a whole lotta black, and very little light, making for some tough shutterbugging.
Thankfully, plenty of master photographers have already thought through… Continue Reading
What's better than sending a handmade card for the holidays?
Sending a handmade card with ink you made yourself, of course.
From Katherine Sharpe at Readymade: "Britt Browne’s materials are just as essential to her art as her designs. She makes her own ink using homegrown plants, then prints on handmade paper. Here, Britt shares the secret to making greeting-card-ready paper or fabric using the season’s most ubiquitous berry. Learn more about Britt and her work at The Paper Moon Project, and if you’re not in the mood to make your own cranberry dye, you can shop her limited-edition cranberry dyed cards… Continue Reading
These folded CD cases come to us from Studio Lo. The paper is provided, and you do the folding and arranging. As Studio Lo's site is primarily in French, I'm not sure if the cd cases are available for sale.
HOWEVER, I found a 6-sided folded paper CD holder how-to for a DIY attempt that… Continue Reading
Photo Image: Easy DiY at Home
Blank walls sometimes make us so nervous that we run out to Pier One or World Market and buy generic pictures to cover the blankness. Ick! If you're scared to pick up a paintbrush and a blank canvas, this simple idea from Easy DiY at Home shows you a simple way how to add metallic shine and bright repetitive pops (sorry, I swore I wouldn't say that anymore)… Continue Reading