What 1000's of Strips of Tape Can Look Like

By: Diy maven Feb 22, 2010

Tape Installations (6) 2

The other day we saw what 1000's of staples can look like; today we see what 1000's of strips of tape can look like. These installations created by Rebecca Ward are nothing less than amazing. To see more… Continue Reading

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What 1000's of Staples Can Look Like

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2010


Just when you thought every artistic medium had been explored, images like these come along. Artist Baptiste Debombourg created this portrait with staples. 

Via Craft.

Baptiste isn't the only one, however, creating… Continue Reading

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6 DIYable High End Artsy Coffee Tables

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 09, 2010

created at: 2010/02/09

All Photo Images: MossOnline

You know those High End/Low End photos in magazines that illustrate how you can get a high end look for a lot less? Well, these very high end, artsy coffee table designs sold by Moss could be DIY-able for  much much less. Granted, original designs are unbeatable, but what if you just need a statement making coffee table?

Above is a cast aluminum fruit box, by designer Andrea Salvetti, that sells… Continue Reading

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'Slim' Bookcase Turns Books Into Art

By: Diy maven Feb 04, 2010



As the saying goes, you can't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes the covers are so pretty. For the amount of effort that goes into producing such things, it really is a shame to hide them on traditional book shelves. With the clear acrylic Slim bookcase, available at Yanko Design, we can now flaunt all those covers. Yes, it's a bookcase, but it displays titles in a way that transforms them into… Continue Reading

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Data Storage Art

By: Diy maven Jan 26, 2010

created at: 2010/01/26

Artist Nick Gentry creates the most remarkable work out of the most mundane things: discarded media storage. It's sort of a cross between a mosaic and a painting, as the individual elements are assembled like a puzzle,… Continue Reading

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Edible Crayons from Luxirare

By: Chrisjob Jan 20, 2010


C'mon - admit it... you've tasted your Crayolas. And they taste like...well, the way they smell.

Not so with these edible crayons from fashion and food site Luxaire. The colors are just as bold, but the medium itself is totally… Continue Reading

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Paper Art: 100 Extraordinary Examples.

By: Chrisjob Jan 08, 2010

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.

Above, the work of Jen Stark. And 99 more lovely examples of paper art in this post at Web Designer Depot.

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Help Us Choose Curbly's New eBook Topic!

By: Chrisjob Jan 08, 2010


created at: 2010/01/06

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

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How to Easily Art with Two Anchors.

By: Chrisjob Dec 30, 2009

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

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A Mad Itch to Redecorate

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 15, 2009

created at: 2009/12/15

Image: Re-Nest

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.

One involves wallpaper from Angela Adams while the other is a large damask gray and black wall or a gray and black striped wall, both posted by… Continue Reading

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How to Turn Toilet Paper Rolls into Flower Wall Art

By: Diy maven Dec 14, 2009


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

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How to: Photograph Holiday Light Displays

By: Chrisjob Dec 13, 2009

On Friday, I'm headed to the infamous Dyker Heights Light Display in Brooklyn, and will be taking my new Nikon D90 in tow.

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

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Holiday How-To: Cranberry Dye for Holiday Cards.

By: Chrisjob Dec 11, 2009


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

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How to Make Folded-Paper-CD-Case Art

By: Diy maven Dec 07, 2009

decor de foret

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. 

decor imprimée

HOWEVER, I found a 6-sided folded paper CD holder how-to for a DIY attempt that… Continue Reading

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Ran Hwang's Button and Push-Pin Art

By: Diy maven Dec 07, 2009

created at: 2009/12/07

Artist Ran Hwang uses 'materials related to the fashion industry' to create her expansive wall installations. As you can imagine, their assembly takes vast amounts of patience, but Ran uses the process as a meditative practice that brings her 'inner peace'.… Continue Reading

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