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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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Make It! Mid-Century Modern Giveaway #3

by DIY Maven

Make It! Mid-Century Modern Giveaway #3

In this, the final and grand-daddiest giveaway of our “Make It! Mid-Century Modern” release party, we’re giving away an Alexandar Girard-inspired ottoman. That’s right – an ottoman! This beauty was hand-made by ModHomeEcTeacher especially for the book, and now you have a chance to own it. She describes it like this:

created at: 2009/11/30

The 24” round ottoman stands 15" high on sturdy shiny chrome legs. Constructed from reclaimed wooden circles and rescued new foam being disposed of by a furniture company, this five button ottoman covers all the bases with mid century style and modern sensibility.

 

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Make It! Mid-Century Modern Giveaway #2

by DIY Maven

Update: Contest is now closed. Stay tuned for contest winner announcement, and a new contest starting this week!

Make It! Mid-Century Modern Giveaway #2

The release of "Make It! Mid-Century Modern" (a mid-century-modern how-to manual), is fast approaching! And here at Curbly, we continue to celebrate its imminent arrival with another fantastic giveaway. This time the prize is everything you need to make Chris’s Atomic Ball Clock and a free download of “Make It! Mid-Century Modern”.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT "Make It! Mid-Century Modern"

created at: 2009/11/23
Chris pays homage to George Nelson with this contribution to “Make It! Mid-Century Modern”, which is just one of twelve MCM how-to projects you’ll find within its pages.

To win the materials needed to make an Atomic Ball Clock and a copy of “Make It! Mid-Century Modern”:

- Leave a comment below saying where and how you would use the clock.

- INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING by including in your comments a link to a tweet or blog post you make telling people about this contest (must link to this page).

Sunday at midnight (CT) — that’s November 29th, 2009 — we’ll gather all the entries, including those in the comments here AND those on your blogs and in your tweets and pick a winner. So go forth and comment, blog and tweet, tweet, TWEET! And, once again, GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Update: Contest is now closed. Stay tuned for contest winner announcement, and a new contest starting this week!

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Make It! Mid-Century Modern Giveaway #1

by DIY Maven

Make It! Mid-Century Modern Giveaway #1

To celebrate the upcoming release of Make It! Mid-Century Modern (a mid-century-modern how-to manual), we’re starting three weeks of fabulous giveaways! This, the first giveaway of the series, is my very own Mondrian Pillow, which is just one of twelve fabulous DIY projects featured in Make It! Mid-Century Modern.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT "Make It! Mid-Century Modern"

created at: 2009/11/16
Inspired by Piet Mondrian’s Composition with Red, Blue, Yellow, the...

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