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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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
Recycled? Check. Glowing? Check. DIYable? CHECK.
Australian artist Tracy Johnson has created these glowing sculptures from stacks of reused wine crates. And you can too.. so head to salvage shop, grab a jigsaw and a flood light, and recreate!
Dateline February 2008: Polaroid announces they're getting out of the Polaroid business.
Dateline October 2009: No, they're not.
"After all the difficulties and changes of ownership during the last years, the new management of Polaroid now understands the source of the brand's attraction - which is surprisingly not based in digital cameras but in Dr. Edwin Land's groundbreaking 1948 invention of Instant Photography, which he… Continue Reading
Whenever you have the unfortunate occassion to be at an event that still serves hot beverages in styrofoam cups, you either 1) say "no thank you, it's 2009, and I won't use polystyrene any more, where's the drinking fountain"; or 2) suck it up, feel bad for compromising, enjoy your cocoa, then proceed to impress teeth marks around the top rim, and, if you're really bored, around the bottom… Continue Reading
In certain parts of the world, the earth is being blanketed by fallen leaves. Leaves so beautiful, they deserve framing. Country Living gives us some ideas on how this might look. If you'd like to create some art using leaves as a medium, here are a few things that will make your project a… Continue Reading
Oh my goodness, rugs are such a pain to purchase. They're either 1) crazy tacky, or 2) crazy expensive.
So, make your own. Begin with a preprimed canvas, and get creative. The result is a surprisingly durable floor covering that can be as graphic or demure as you design it.
Sometimes, you simply can't have what you want. That one-of-a-kind painting, or that original handbuilt Shaker side table, a whole room of attractive party-goers?
So, take a cue from Charlotte Mann, and doodle your own. Her complex black line drawings liven two-dimensional white walls into explosions of texture and scale.… Continue Reading
Krylon.com offers a great DIY project featuring some of their less Crayolaish colors. A bit of tape, some actual leafs to stencil, and the result? A very fine natural modern print with a bit of glam.
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Gloss White
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Semi-Gloss Black
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Ivy Leaf
- Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel
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Earlier this month, Apartment Therapy Chicago featured a home with a pixelated portrait of Lincoln, which the owners created "by pixelating a photo and boiling it down to 9 shades of gray (both done in Photoshop). [Then they] built the canvas, gridded it off in 2 inch squares, and mixed the different shades of paint. At that point it basically became a paint by number."