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How To: Make a DIY Asterisk Clock (for under $10.00)

By Chris Gardner

How To: Make a DIY Asterisk Clock (for under $10.00)

There's nothing like an iconic mid-century classic to set your home apart. Your home can be as contemporary as can be, but add even one Saarinen or Eames piece to your space, and you've connected with a movement. You've invested in a piece that, fifty or sixty years later, looks as elegant, playful, and amazing as it did when it was first unveiled.

'Cept, here's the deal: these guys can be expensive. While you're paying for comfort and style, you're also paying for the time of some of the most talented artists of the 20th century, quality materials, and, true, some copyright.

So, get creative, and make your own mid-century classic!  

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Silhouette Cuckoo Clock

by Craftmel

How to: Make a DIY Modern Silhouette Cuckoo Clock

In my bedroom I have a small, awkward wall.  Nothing fits there but my vintage library chair, and it has become the neglected space in the room. I recently decided that I needed a clock in my room; not just any run-of-the-mill time keeper, but one that would make my wall of woe a little more interesting while keeping with the modern feel of my bedroom.  I looked everywhere, and nothing was in my taste and in my small budget, so I decided to make exactly what I wanted.

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DIY Clock Idea

by DIY Maven

DIY Clock Idea

This clock, available at The Museum Shop of the Art Institute Chicago, is called the Do-It-Yourself Flower Wall Clock. The DIY thing about it is that you arrange the petals in any way you choose. However, those petals really reminded me of the

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Clipped: Inspiration from around the Web

by Bruno Bornsztein

As usual, Curbly's Clippings page is full of great inspiring images from all over the internet this week. Here's a quick roundup in case you missed it:

Clipped: Inspiration from around the Web

This abstract acyrlilic block with scrap wood suspended inside makes a striking sculpture.

Possibly the best use of a Pantone color guide that I've ever seen. Ok, definitely.

I tweeted this one already, but still, I love the use of turqoise in this kitchen (and normally I hate it, even...

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How To: Calm Your Alarm Clock's Display and Sleep Better for 25 cents

by Chris Gardner

How To:  Calm Your Alarm Clock's Display and Sleep Better for 25 cents

I'm a terrible sleeper. I struggle with falling asleep, and staying asleep. I got it from my dad, and I've tried meditation, different levels of mattress and pillow softness, earplugs, heavy curtains, and everything I can think of. And I've learned a few things over the years of trying to feel rested: I need a little bit of distraction to occupy my mind to fall asleep, and once I'm there, I need an absolutely black and silent room to stay that...

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