Articles by Bruno Bornsztein

The Fix Its: On The Road at No Coast Craft-O-Rama

Well, it was a busy weekend for Alicia and me with a disappointing trip to the Target Center and a not-disappointing trip to the No Coast Craft-O-Rama, the Midwest’s premier independent craft extravaganza! Ben joined us as we browsed the amazing assortment of local crafty vendors and got the low-down on this grassroots gathering (see […]

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Curbly Podcast Interview is Up!

Last week we had a chance to talk to our friend and fellow Minnesotan Garrick Van Buren on his First Crack Podcast. You can listen to the interview online. We talked about our reasons for starting Curbly, our process for developing the site, and some of our plans for the future. check it out! Related: […]

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The Fix Its: DIY Magnetic Flower Vases

Alicia found these great magnetic flower vases that amaze your dinner guests by balancing implausibly on the table-top. Unfortunately, the price tag was also implausible ($42 dollars!).  So, in true Curbly fashion, we decided to do it ourselves. Here’s the video, details and links are below.   Like this video?   For those of you […]

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More Easy Wall Art (in CD frames!)

Alttext’s post on creating easy wall art out of simple, cheap materials generated a lot of interest. Here’s another method that produces some pretty spectacular results: DIY Jewel Case Frames: Wonderful Wall Art Faster than you can say Polar Bears! “We found a clever project that uses CD jewel cases to make rearrangeable, refillable, photo […]

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Living in a Comic Strip

The Art Hotel in Berlin (Arte Luise Kunsthotel) prides itsef on the eccentric and unique interior design of its building. Every room is different and original: The concept of this somewhat different hotel – “art instead of grandeur, poetry instead of room service” – is winning guests over. Let’s take a tour… In the ‘Comic’ […]

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The Fix Its: How To Revive Your Dining Room Chairs

Are your dining room chairs on their last legs? Mine were. They were already looking bad three years ago when I bought them for $40 at a thrift store. Well, this weekend, Alicia and I decided we’d had enough: Thanks for watching our first-ever installment of ‘The Fix Its’ (that’s me and Alicia); we plan […]

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Are Americans Getting Hip To Design?

Immigrants, expatriates, and airline-stewardesses have known it for a long time: there’s a startling gap between American and European attitudes toward design. Entering the U.S. after spending any length of time in Europe (or, for that matter, practically anywhere else) is eye-opening. Everything looks bigger, more imposing, like the world has been outlined with a […]

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