Articles by Lilybee


The Dollar Store Rental Kitchen Makeover – Again

Once upon a time, way back when, I became enraged with my ugly rental kitchen. Observe the horror: I cursed it, I cried, I shook my fists at it. Then I did what everybody does (surely?), I looked for a solution on the internets. What I found was Curbly. Inspired by the spirit of Curbly […]

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Lego Does Frank Lloyd Wright

Lego’s architecture series is perfect for those of us who had trouble giving up the blocks as kids. The collection now includes the Guggenheim in all it’s crazy-shaped glory (it looks particularly sci-fi in Lego). Falling Water is also in the range, (though not available yet) and it has me cooing like a lovestruck pigeon […]

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Pretty Pretty Paperclips!

I like having painty, mod-pogded hands with chipped fingernails and saw wielding calluses, they make me feel all curbly-ish and like I’ve been DOING stuff.  But girly? Not so much. BUT I reckon a pretty paper clip rose ring would make even my paws look dainty.  This slice of gorgeous was whipped up by

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Why Ms. Plastic Bag, You’re Beautiful!

I don’t know if Martha would approve, or even how they would look in the cold light of day. But at night? Pretty magical.   These 80 bags o’ light were a temporary art installation outside of the Museo Del Prado in Madrid. They would prob’ly be super-easy to recreate, even if you just jammed […]

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The Littlest Veggie Gardens

What’s better than chomping on food you grew yourself? Not a lot really. Except maybe chomping on food you grew yourself in a tiny space, without a garden, as if by MAGIC (like 8th-floor-balcony, middle-of-the-city Sweet Peppers). TheKitchn has a roundup of the loveliest, tiniest veggie patches for us urbanites looking for inspiration to play […]

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6 Alternate Uses for Aluminum Foil

  or ‘AluminIum’ foil for the Brit contingent. Real Simple has 6 things to do with foil, and very useful they are too. Though bizarrely, they haven’t added ‘use whole roll to make suit of armour when drunk’ or ‘fashion hat to thwart brain-wave stealing aliens’ to the list. But you can: use it to […]

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My Bloody Valentine, Make an Anatomically Correct Bleeding Heart

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a severed bleeding heart. Add a card and a ring embedded in the left Atrium and you’ve got just about the most romantic/mind-blowingly-gross Valentine I’ve ever seen. And you can make one to traumatise or enrapture your own sweetheart! There are very detailed instructions and even a video over […]

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Sayonara Domino Magazine

Domino Magazine is the latest casualty of the crazy economy (and arguably the rise of Internet journalism). March’s issue will be the last on newsstands and WORSE they’ll be turning the lights out on their awesome and always inspiring website. I’ll be heading over to the ‘site to peruse and grab inspiration before it’s gone. […]

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2 Ways to Make a Doormat Cooler

Doormats, they’re the first thing most folks will see as they step into your house, and in the winter they are the front line between horrid mud-melty-snowy boots and the rest of your place. So why aren’t they more awesome? Well they CAN be…. Martha has not one but TWO techniques to give a bog-standard […]

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