Turn Tin Cans into Wall Art/Organizer

By: Diy maven Nov 20, 2009

created at: 2009/11/20

Tin cans are pretty. Especially when they're grouped together, as evidenced in the picture above. The maker saved a bunch of them up, peeled off their labels, arranged them into a pleasing… Continue Reading

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Students of Architecture See Marvelous in the Mundane

By: Diy maven Nov 17, 2009

These are perfect examples of utilizing the mundane for extraordinary effect. First up, architecture student Michelle Nicholls saved up foam vegetable trays and turned them into 3D… Continue Reading

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Hang Can Vases for Art

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 11, 2009

created at: 2009/11/11

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

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16 Pixelated Home Decor Items.

By: Chrisjob Nov 11, 2009

 

Ladies and Gentlemen! Presenting sixteen digitalized, geometricized, fabulously pixelated home decor and interior design creations.

Featuring:

  • Pixelated Wooden Walls
  • Pixelated Seats
  • Pixelated Graffiti
  • Scattered Accomodation
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DIY Coffee Stencil

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2009

Since my first whiff of coffee art, I've been hooked. I don't aspire to be as talented as my local barista, but THIS I could manage. Jessica over at How About Orange tells us how we can make stencils to decorate our… Continue Reading

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Best Hand Painting Art Ever.

By: Chrisjob Nov 09, 2009

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.

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Oh, the Farmer and the Cowman Should Be Friends.

By: Chrisjob Nov 07, 2009

us-bookcase

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.

Via.

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Styrofoam Cups as Canvas

By: Diy maven Nov 06, 2009

 

Art On Styrofoam Cups (11) 9

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

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The Art of Arranging Art

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2009

created at: 2009-11-05

Pick spot, pound in nail. That's what a lot of us do when we hang art. But did you know, there's actually an art to art-hanging? Rental Decorating shows-and-tells us all about it. Their lesson includes the… Continue Reading

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A Brilliance of Form: NYC Spaghetti.

By: Chrisjob Oct 31, 2009

Packaging 9

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!"

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Giant Cobweb Made of Coffee Stirrers.

By: Chrisjob Oct 28, 2009

One more artfully scary project just before Halloween:

According to the photos, it looks like nothing but coffee stirrers and glue.

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How To: Paper Silhouette Art

By: Chrisjob Oct 26, 2009

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!

created at: 2009-10-26

Materials

• Old photographs or a camera and printer to make new ones
• Black construction paper
• Scissors
• Tape
• An assortment of picture frames

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How To: Easy Paper Square Wall Art.

By: Chrisjob Oct 22, 2009

Color Me Pretty

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.

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Vintage Typewriters in Design

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 21, 2009

created at: 2009-10-21

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

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DIY Photo Reflector.

By: Chrisjob Oct 19, 2009

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.

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