Scout says these unassuming elevator doors are hiding something that is anything BUT. Located in an office building in Queens (the old Macy's warehouse), the doors open to reveal a world of wonder.
Have you ever found yourself jonesing for a Jamba Juice late at night? How about a Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino? You'll be happy to know you can satisfy those cravings without leaving your pad. What's great about making the drinks from scratch, you know exactly
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 (it's like a perfect storm of awesome
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 at I Make Projects
- One heart-shaped mold (find one here.) You could use a use a Valentine heart-shaped cake pan for a less restraining order inducing response.
- 1 large package Strawberry flavor gelatin (6oz, or 170g)
- 1/2 can evaporated skim milk
I am such a sucker for a swirly design gracing my coffee. Hearts, bunnies, feathers or apples make a good Colombian taste better somehow. Here's how to make your own impressive foamy creations.
You can also find detailed written instructions on steaming milk and making Latte Art here.
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A few packs of push pins, a pin board, a dash of inspiration (and possibly a little too much time on your hands at work) And Voila! Gloriously geeky wall art! It's Mario. And push pins. And genius. Golf claps and whoop whoops to you, clever chaps at the Student Computing Center at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Personally I just don't think I'd have the pushpin-application chops to do this freehand like these guys, but maybe some square lined paper would keep things from going wonky.
Have a peek at the close ups, they really are pretty awe-inspiringly marvelous
Your mum is nearly always right. Remember when she told you not to play with fire? She had a good point, but she'd obviously never seen these.
Blok Candles by Hyock Kwon, soon to be available at emporium-of-hip Charles & Marie. Simple effective awesome.
You mum was right however about running with scissors and waving pointy sticks, you really could take someone's eye out with that thing
Creepy aren't they? To make your very own genuinely unnerving jars o' ick you'll need
- a good (gross) imagination. According to their creator "the most important thing is to think of a story behind each creation, once you have a concept in mind the jar will pretty much make itself".
- jars or bottles
- Plastic skeletons, enormous plastic spiders, expandable foam toys. Use your imagination, pretty much anything will look yuckier when it...
NES. Super NES. Warm gooey Nostalgia.
Now I am in love too. It combines a few of my favorite themes and things; old school consoles, coffee, storage (what?), and DIY. If you put a wienerdog and a pygmy goat playing cards next to it and shifted the whole thing to Bermuda... well, that's what heaven looks like...
Although this PVC Sprinkler Water Toy has been dubbed ‘Kidwash 2', it’s totally awesome for adult-types too! Inspired by Kidwash, this version uses mister jets. For supplies, you’ll need to head to your hardware store for 3/4" pipe and the following fittings:
2 ten foot lengths of PVC
3 end caps
1 threaded female chose connector (slip fit)
2 elbow joints (90 degree)
2 T connections
1 pack quarter mister jets (12 count)
For assembly instructions, head...
Designer John Nouanesing’s Fix It On The Wall Furniture is a piece of art and, when you need it, a coffee table and four cushions, and I’m thinking it’s DIYable. Picture it, you fabricate your cushions, table top and legs, and then you trace their images on a piece of plywood. (Maybe even sandwich two together to get some depth.) You cut out their shapes with a jigsaw and then apply that to another piece of plywood. A couple coats of paint and...
"More than 30 years since Roger Moore's 007 put the idea into every guy's head, someone has finally replicated the underwater auto experience. Swiss design company Rinspeed has created the sQuba ($1.4 million), the world's first submersible car. Based on the Lotus Elise (it was a Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me), the all-electric convertible can drive you to the lake in style and then dive underwater to a depth of over 30 feet. The car's...
Watch this very cool light fixture in action! Via fresh creation.
It's official: Things that glow are better than things that don't. Make some.
- A box of non-safety matches
- A tomato
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Small container
The blades of Think Geek’s oh-so-fabulous LED Art Fan are outfitted with 42 LEDs, which, when they spin, create images. The images displayed are entirely up to you as the product includes software that enables importation of animated GIF files or 128 of your own individual images. Some of the features of the product include, 5MB of storage, 85 diameter pixel resolution surrounded by chrome art-deco styling. Not cheap at $389.99, but what a cool...
Tech blog PC Tips Box offers three tips to keep your lap and fingers cool as you work on your laptop, perhaps as you write your Curbly post masterpiece?
1. Clean the fan
2. Monitor the vitals
3. Work using a ergonomic fan riser.
Read the full article here.
Salt and Pepper Shakers by Lola Goldstein- $22.00 @ MOMA store
Corkies by Jansen & Co. 11.95 GBP @ Dutch by Design
Magnito by Josh Owen - 9.95 @ Random Accents
Lego Man Shakers- 4.99 @ Lego Store