I missed the origami lesson growing up and still don't really know how to do it. But after seeing this cool origami lamp, I'm game to go scour the web for all the shape-y tutorials!
After spotting this idea on random roundups without links to the original project, I decided to go on a how-to hunt. Turns out the Bubble Lampshade tutorial comes form Lydia Pudel and the technique, although easy enough, involves more than just
Happy Back to the Future Day. (The day Marty McFly travels to in the second installment of the franchise.) The talking heads have been going absolutely tweaky pointing out the successes of the movie's prognostications (visit Gawker to see 14 things that came true, and, yes, there's a hoverboard on the list). Such discussion does make me wonder what things might look like in Oct 21, 2045. As for decor, who knows? But these designers definitely have/had an eye to the future. But how will their creations be measured by the test of time?
Kata Monus's "experimental hybrid storage furniture" is a lovely confluence of hard and soft, woodworking and knitting.
Sawaya & Moroni's "Fei Fei" chair sports some super sexy lines.
Shaun Milburn's Babycotpod looks like it might take off--either flying or walking--at any minute.
Say hello to "Shelly," an aluminum chair created by Peter Donders.
No word on who designed this concept piece. It might make eating a bit messy; however, a board room would never be stuffy with one of them.
More sexy lines from designer Svilen Gamolov in this figure EIGHT bar stool:
Kris Van den Berghe created a bed with a built-in canopy that serves as a screen for a projection TV. The canopy, by the way, can be removed, washed, and even used in other ways, like as a room divider.
Martz Edition's Gamme Tube is as much a sculpture as a chair.
For a little sci-fi flicks mix, check out this floor lamp by Life Goods, which looks like an Imperial Walker. Want to dim it? Simply close the door.
And, finally, this gorgeous piece of furniture-flesh--a bent plywood wood chair. But wait! It was created by Joe Colomobo in 1965...which just goes to show that superior design can be ageless. Will the others in this roundup be so fortunate? You tell us.
I wanted my house to be a fun place for trick-or-treaters of all ages to come. My son loves Batman so I decided a bat was probably on the non-scary side of halloween. I have been loving the neon light trend starting to happen in the design world, but I didn't like the price tag. I decided to attempt a neon-llke Bat sign out of pegboard and flex LED lights.
I don't know what I was doing back in 2011 when this leaf lantern tutorial was posted, but I totally missed it. I mean, seriously...leaves, wax
We are big on lighting in our home. It's a necessity, sure, but that doesn't mean it has to be dull. We're always keen on creating our own lighting when we get the chance, and it's a great way to add personality. Many might think dealing with electricity and wiring is too complicated or even expensive, but this DIY pendant light project is so simple to make and minimal in design, anyone can do it. Did I mention this light only costs about $25?
- Lamp cord set
- Crystal bulb
- Hot glue gun
1. The cord was intended for a shade, so you will have the icky socket showing. Simply cut a strip of leather that will fit around the circumference of the socket.
2. Hot glue your leather to the socket area a little bit at a time. You don't need to use a ton of glue, just enough so the the leather and plastic stick securely.
3. Remove the pin from the pulley and release the wheel. Place the cord in the groove of the wheel.
4. Place the pin back onto the pulley.
5. To hang, simply hook it to an eye hook on your ceiling. Our eye hook was a bit too small, so we attached the pulley to a wire and then the wire to our eye hook.
6. Place your bulb into the socket, adjust as necessary and enjoy!
The minimal design allows the light to fit into the rest of the room seamlessly. It isn't too loud, but it still has enough personality to catch your eye! The pulley allows me to adjust the height of my light, so if I'm working at my desk, it's easy to lower. If I want to brighten up more space, I can easily pull the light higher up and so on. The crystal bulb also gives the overall light a unique look - especially at night when the mesmerizing shadow hits the walls!
Interior designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt had a HUGE pallet with which to work when confronted with this bedroom. The odd thing is, in the "before" picture, it looks smaller. (Perhaps the furniture placement? The angle of the photograph? Both??) After, we see the room in all its square footage glory. Seriously, how many bedrooms are large enough
Kelly's washer and dryer looked kinda sad in their old living quarters. Did she paint them with a bright color to cheer them up? Nope. She just changed everything around them to make them look like a million bucks--and it only cost $125! From top to bottom--including an amazing DIY pendant light to painting the vinyl flooring--nothing
I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, spray
Pipes are one of those versatile materials that can be used in so many different ways... for lighting, furniture and even jewelry storage! Click through to check out ten of our favorite DIY projects using the hardware store classic.
It's that time of year to shift into cozy mode. And, for me, cozy goes hand in hand with rustic, so that's the thread that runs through all these fall decor ideas to
Interior design trends can be overwhelming because they seem to be constantly changing and are often labeled as too expensive. Today I want to share with you 10 interior design trends that I believe will not only be around for a while, but are also surprisingly affordable.
I often will go in someone's home and ask where they got something really cool and the answer will be Etsy. Then, I will go to Etsy and become really overwhelmed with where to start. The great thing about Etsy is not only are you supporting handmade artists, but you are also getting something really unique. Here are some of my favorite Etsy stores.
For those who can't sew or for those who just don't feel like it, these 15 no-sew decor projects are must-tries. From windows to floors and everything in between, there's something
Nineteen thousand dollars doesn't go far when you hire someone else to do the work. That's why this kitchen makeover is considered a budget job. When the owners of the kitchen went to Design Edge, they had a check list that included replacing the cabinets, buying new appliances, installing a new countertop, adding a backsplash, adding new light fixtures and a hardwood floor. They got it all--including granite countertops.
Will stainless steel appliances come along in the future? Who knows, but for now the fresh white pieces suit the space just fine.
For more pictures of the makeover, visit this page on Porch.
White Residence [Porch]
It might LOOK like a garden shed, but it's not. Not by a long shot! Can you guess what might be inside? A child's playhouse, perhaps? Nope. How about a studio space? Not that either. Give up? Take a
We don't really need to forgive the varying light conditions in this living room's before and after images to fully appreciate its dramatic transformation. Whether its blinds are closed or open, it's apparent that the layering of
Neon signs are all the rage in decor right now. I've seen them resting on fireplace mantles, hanging over the bed, and as large scale art pieces in the living room. But what about a DIY version? Well, it turns out, making a neon sign / light of your own isn't quite as hard as you may think. In fact, it's pretty simple with the right tools.
Aziz LIGHT! Instructabler, The Antagonizer (who've I've made sound like a superhero and rightly so) constructed The Fifth Element elemental stones out of blocks of wood to fashion candle holders much to the delight of fellow Leeloo lovers everywhere, me included. (Obviously.) If we'd breathe
In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projects