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The DIY Spirit

Photo is a reproduction of Anni Albers’ original washers necklace taken from the DIY Anni Albers Washer Necklace Kit available here from San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design. For me, the DIY spirit boils down to crafting something meaningful out of accessible materials and reconfiguring everyday objects for a different (and perhaps inspiring) use.  […]

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Cleanliness is next to … impossible

It’s 8:03pm. I just finished getting my daughter, in all her awesome, hilarious, incomprehensible terrible-two-ness, bathed and to bed. Before that, I whipped up a dinner of questionable-vegetable lo-mein for the two of us (her mom was at yoga), while practically holding the child in one hand. Needless to say, the kitchen is a mess.  The […]

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Yea or Nay: Chandeliers in the Bedroom?

  There’s something about a chandelier in a bedroom that suggests decadence and romance. Both good reasons to have one, if you ask me. Here’s a few that might get you thinking about adding one to your boudoir too…or not. What do you think?  Yea or nay on a chandelier in your (or anyone else’s) […]

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My own glass planet.

Last week while perusing my local Pottery Barn, I spotted a reflective glass sphere in the holiday discount area. I picked it up and held it in my hands. The tag said it was mercury glass and there was a note inside that PB recommended inserting a strand of twinkle lights into the opening at […]

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Curbly Gift Guide: DIY and Home Improvement Tools

Making your home a better place doesn’t take a lot of money, and you should never let a lack of supplies or tools intimidate you from trying a home improvement project. Remember, you can always rent or borrow any special tools you might need (a drywall jack, for example, is one of those things you […]

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The Dremel Multi-Max is All Kinds of Cool

This week, Curbly is giving away a Dremel Multimax oscillating tool kit, so we thought we’d try one out and share our thoughts. I’ve had a Dremel rotary tool for years, and even though I have a whole basement full of big, fancy power tools, I still reach for my Dremel for all sorts of […]

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