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
Ladies and Gentlemen! Presenting sixteen digitalized, geometricized, fabulously pixelated home decor and interior design creations.
- Pixelated Wooden Walls
- Pixelated Seats
- Pixelated Graffiti
- Scattered Accomodation
- Pixelated… Continue Reading
Dude...I thought shadow puppets were cool.
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but I think these unbelievable hand paintings prove that our extremities can be equally expressive. After all, our opposable thumbs make us human, right? Well, that and a penchant for complex and abstract reasoning, language, and introspection.
Yep, that's the title of this unbelievable bookshelf/installation by UK designer Ron Arad. I wonder if the specific titles coorespond to their state in any way, or if they're just there to look sharp. Which, oh my, they do.
Is your state occupied or empty? Mine is seemingly book-free, but no doubt houses some complex cleat system for hanging this beauty. Or, perhaps, not.
Artist Cheeming Boey has chosen to use an unusual canvas for his work: Styrofoam cups. He uses a Sharpie to create extraordinary images on the vessels. It started as a hobby back in '06 but now Cheeming sells the cups for several hundred dollars each.… Continue Reading
At the end of the day, they're still just noodles...but what student Alex Creamer has empowered this pasta to do? Simply incredible.
"I created this spaghetti packaging for a university project last year. The brief was to package one of 5 difficult items i.e. eggs, a rose, custard powder, spaghetti or marbles. I chose spaghetti. The spaghetti sits on a 3d model of the chrysler building that was modelled on CAD by my friend Ben Thorpe. And then modelled out of high density foam at uni. Creating a spaghetti model of the Chrysler building!"
From TimeOut New York, these lively framed paper silhouette in series interact with each other and the wall. A perfect use for a collection of thrifted frames (paint 'em black), and a great way to honor your friends that hate to be photographed, just print 'em, trace 'em, cut and frame!
• Old photographs or a camera and printer to make new ones
• Black construction paper
• An assortment of picture frames
Leslie handpainted some patterned paper, and so as to reuse her work, scanned it in, printed it out, and then made even more art with it. Armed with a square punch, she cranked out the graphic, geometric framed piece, perfect for complmenting with a lovely fall persimmon.
Photo Image: LuphiaLoves
Can you think of anything unappealing about the design of vintage typewriters? They evoke feelings of long, arduous hours of thinking and rethinking brilliant ideas, plunking along until the last page is yanked from the rollers with satisfied uncertainty. It's old school at its best. Even if you're not a writer, you can't deny the coolness of a vintage typwriter sitting there all "I still look so good, even if you prefer a boring keyboard". Grab one or two before it's too late. Plus, it's a darned clever way to add a splash of… Continue Reading
At the rate folks are cranking out DIY photostudio equipment (here, here, here, and here), it's entirely possible to create a fully functioning and incredibly lit studio shopping only at home improvement and craft store.
So, add this one to the list. A DIY collapsable photo reflector that looks identical to those sold commercially. Whether its reflectivity is as awesome isn't clear, but I can't imagine that shininess is for naught.
Pop Quiz! From where do corks come?
Why, from the Cork Oak, of course. The Quercus suber is a native to southern Europe and northern Africa, and considered an environmently friendly industry as the bark is stripped off every nine-ten seasons for 175… Continue Reading