I don't know what it's like where you live, but the weather here has been utterly schizophrenic lately. Take yesterday for example: highs in the 60s during the middle of the day, then snow by 8pm! Madness. To make it through Winter's last desperate attempts to bring me down, I'm focusing my thoughts on all the sunny days of Summer that lie ahead. And, what could be more suitable for such a daydream than a roundup of 5 totally gorgeous, modern swimming pools? Not much.
Here's some of what has been catching our attention lately:
The Flux chair (clipped by Designspark), goes from flat to ... not flat ten seconds.
Mosaics, I love you. Let me count the ways.
- You are ancient. The oldest evidence shown in the archaelogical record indicates that mosaics date back to 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.
- You are seemingly universal. So many cultures and so many artistic traditions have adopted you as their own medium of expression. Each work is imbued with a unique look specific to the time and place of the maker.
- You are complex assemblages of small things. The...
I have far too many would-be-awesome-if-they-were-pieced-together panorama photos. I’ve done a few great treks and when I’m standing in front of an amazing vista, I can’t help myself - despite knowing that these have always ended up hidden away, not put together, and unappreciated. They’re difficult to frame and not terribly attractive due to the odd shape of the final product.
After some contemplation and planning, I framed these panoramic...
For whatever reason, the portfolio of New York-based photographer Chris Cooper is chock full of architectural images taken in Texas... and you can just feel the sun shining through. I promise, after a good browsing session of Cooper's work you'll be feeling inspired - and itching for Summer! Try it.
It's roundup time, my friends! Today we've got a collection of bedrooms that are nothing short of dreamlike. From minimal to colorfully eclectic, we've covered the scope of modern design, so sit back and enjoy the visual delights. The ride starts in 3... 2... 1...
Today I've got what I can only assume is a much-needed, mid-week, mid-winter pick-me-up in the form of some serious eye candy. Are you ready? Let's do this.
Marie Darby tells us how to make these absolutely wonderful photo lampshades. The supplies she uses are really basic and readily available, if we don't have them all on
It might seem blasphemous to take a scissors (and then FOLD) a perfectly good photo to make an ornament, but the outcome is perfectly delightful!
This week marks Curbly's fourth birthday! We're pretty excited, and so we're bringing you some of our favorite original DIY projects and how-to posts from the last four years. This one's from Curbly's most established Featured Writer, DIYMaven.
This is a really fun and effective way to make a little photo album--all without using glue or adhesive in its construction. It’s a great way to showcase your photography. It also makes a great ‘brag book’ for images of your favorite children--furry or otherwise.
Here’s some of the things you’ll need to make one:
- Medium weight poster board
- Card stock, two different colors
- 1/4” wide elastic or ribbon
- Small hole punch
- Decorative brad
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Flat-bed cutter, optional but very handy
So you have a photograph you'd like to have enlarged and framed, but you're not sure if it's quite right for the wall/room you have in mind in which to display it. Or perhaps you've found what you think might be the perfect print for that bare wall in your digs. These familiar situations are no longer conundrums
Jessica enlisted the help of her darling children to make this delightful distressed art. The way she gathered the letters is so clever and so elementary, you'll wish you had thought of it first! Here's what we'll need to make one for ourselves:
If you want your foodie photos to look as yummy as those in recipe books, follow these ten tasty tips. Here's the Cliffs Notes version:
Craftster Lufah is a fan of photography. Besides buying old cameras at thrift and antique stores, she buys slides too. One particular collection that she came across consisted of mostly Kodachrome slides from the 50's and 60's.
With the help of a Dremel
All I want for Christmas is some extreme holiday bokeh! Though not always easy to capture (here's some tips), when one gets it right, string lights are simple some of the most amazing things to place (or not!) in one's depth of field.
Gizmodo has assembled 107 beautiful photos of the phenomenon.
Photo Jojo shows us how to turn those cute, little airplane-sized liquor bottles into snow globe ornaments. Here's what you'll need to make some:
The best gifts are the ones you get to fiddle around with all day long on Christmas day and beyond. After figuring out this brilliant formula for gift giving success, it almost seems too easy. Whatever the interest, buy a gadget, a book, and materials or tools to go with it. You get tons of mileage out of one theme and the recipient can't help but get completely engaged in the activity it provides. Check out tons of links
But, no matter how carried away these holidaysters get - one Clark Griswold-disciple reportedly pays more than $5,000 in electricity each season - there's still a whole lotta black, and very little light, making for some tough shutterbugging.
Thankfully, plenty of master photographers have already thought through the...
Lion Brand is sponsoring a contest for which entrants have to submit pictures of their projects. To help contestants take the best pics possible, they've offered up some tips on how to take well-lit images without the aid of a light box or lights.