How To Scan Your Favorite Dress to Make Wallpaper

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 26, 2010

created at: 04/26/2010

The first time I used fabric to make "wallpaper" was when I was working on a nightstand for ApartmentTherapy's January Jumpstart project. I realized I could photocopy the fabric I was using to upholster the outside, and adhere the paper version of it on the inside of the nightstand.Continue Reading

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How to Make a Hubcap Clock

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 20, 2010

created at: 04/20/2010

Photo: StevenShaverDesigns

Speaking of Secondhand Chic, can you get any more chic than a Mercedes hubcap clock? This particular hubcap might be a scarce commodity at a flea market, but if you do come across one, by all means grab it up. Hubcap art isn't especially my taste, but this Mercedes clock is smart! I especially like it that the artist used the open circle, mod hands which tie in nicely to the cutout edge of the hubcap. Here's all you need to make your own hubcap clock:Continue Reading

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How to Use Art as a Focal Point

By: Diy maven Apr 15, 2010

Have you ever walked into a room with a very large piece of art that seemed made-to-order for the space? It probably wasn't. The person who chose to displayed the art just knew how to make it work within the room. The good news for us is it doesn't take an advanced degree in picture-display to use art as a focal point in our own homes; the tips from Art Hound will do the trick. Continue Reading

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String-Art Chairs

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2010

created at: 04/13/2010

Jessica Carnevale's collection dubbed 'Stretch' is reminiscent of 1970's string art. The chairs are made using latex, rope and bungees for a very springy and comfy effect. I dunno about you, but they make me wanna find a chair and take a saw and drill to it.Continue Reading

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Art Deco Before and After

By: Diy maven Apr 05, 2010

52-54 Iris: The Original Facade

Usually before and after images elicit a positive reaction. This one may not. Located in Laurel Heights, (San Francisco) the art deco two-unit building pictured above underwent a major renovation a few years back. Here's what it looked like after the remodel:Continue Reading

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He's Found His Balance

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 26, 2010

created at: 03/26/2010

Photo Images: Paul Octavious

           "Bored with his reading, Paul pushed away from the table, stood up and  began stacking 

           and balancing books. Thus it began. He soon discovered his real calling."        Continue Reading

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MoMA Acquires @

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2010


Have you heard? With its inclusion into its collection, MoMA has solidified the notion that @ is a work of art. (And # is furious about it!) What does this mean in art circles? Quoting MoMA's website, the acquisition "relies on the assumption that physical possession of an object as a requirement for an acquisition is no longer necessary, and therefore it sets curators free Continue Reading

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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 of

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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 stunning images withContinue 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 for $2,695.00.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 wall art. 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 edible.


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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, 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 click to vote!

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