How To Be Prepared in a Blackout (or other emergency).

by Chris Gardner

Fortunately, the Cold War is over. But unfortunately, there's no more swinging bachelor pad-ish bomb shelters floating about the suburbs.

Still, emergencies can happen, especially if you live in geographic area with a higher risk of natural disasters. Keeping a few items on hand will put you in the best place in case a blackout occurs. 

How To Be Prepared in a Blackout (or other emergency).

Matches. Get a whole box, and keep them dry. Keeping a couple candles nearby is always advisable. If you have a...

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DNA Art or Government Conspiracy?

by DIY Maven

DNA Art or Government Conspiracy?

Have you heard about DNA 11? They create very personal art from their customers’ DNA or fingerprints. They SAY that they are making ‘one-of-a-kind’ abstract ‘masterpieces’, or are they REALLY a front for the government to collect DNA and fingerprints from unsuspecting narcissists...hmmmm?

Fingerprint images start at $190; DNA portraits start at $390.

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DIY Dress Forms...Or How to Duct Tape Yourself a New Friend

by Chris Gardner
DIY Dress Forms...Or How to Duct Tape Yourself a New Friend

Your body is unique. Here's four tutorials from Threads magazine, with instructions to create an exact replica of your own torso.

  • Duct Tape Form #1
  • Duct Tape Form #2
  • Papier-mâché Form
  • Paper-Tape Form

Once finished, stick one on an adjustable microphone stand or an old floor lamp to mimic your own height. 

Even if you're not one to sew your own dresses, make one anyway. There's bound to be all kinds of uses. Post 'em in...

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Style Make Over: Country Conversion

by DIY Maven

The great thing about country-style furniture is it’s falling out of favor, which means you can pick it up for just about nothing. Another thing, it’s almost always made out of real wood–generally pine–which is more than I can say about most of the furniture at IKEA. The not-so-great thing about country-style furniture, is, well, it’s country–not that there’s anything wrong with that if that’s the way you roll, but if you don’t, you’re going to...

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Mid-Century Modern Home - Renovate or Remodel?

by Eichler

  

Mid-Century Modern Home - Renovate or Remodel?

Did you just buy the mid-century modern home of your dreams?  If so, congratulations!

Like most modern & mid-century modern home owners, you are probably considering renovations or updates to reflect your personal style.    Before jumping right into things, we strongly encourage folks to live in their home for at least 1 year before making any major updates or changes.   In doing so, you can get a better vibe for your home and also help define...

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