The Future of Fluorescent Fixtures

by DIY Maven

The Future of Fluorescent Fixtures

Nearly every office building in the entire world is plagued by ghastly fluorescent lights hanging overhead. Can’t you just feel them suck the jelly from your ocular cavities? I can. So why do people use them? Because of their energy efficiency of course. But why do they have to be so ugly? They don’t. At least Ross Lovegrove’s System X by Yamagiwa isn’t. Described as a modern, sculptural lighting system, the x’s are actually an ‘interconnected...

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How to turn an old crib spring into an office organizer.

by DIY Maven

How to turn an old crib spring into an office organizer.

Maybe you have an old crib collecting dust, or maybe you see them all the time at tag sales. Whichever, this is a great way to give them new purpose: Turn them into office organizers.

To get your project started you’ll need:
an old crib spring
a metal saw
screws
1" x 2" (These are needed if you are going to make your own frame, however, you could just as easily get your hands on an old, flat wooden frame and use that instead.)
drill
eye hooks
wire...

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How To Choose An Office Chair

by Lilybee

Apparently there's more to choosing a chair for your home office than going to Ikea and picking the prettiest one they have.

How To Choose An Office Chair

According to Chiropractor Rodney Lefler, DC, there are some specific things to look out for when choosing a chair that won't hate your back.

  • Seat height. Office chair seat height should be easily adjustable. A pneumatic adjustment lever is the easiest way to do this. A seat height that ranges from about 16 to...

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Inside A Black Apple's Inspirational Studio

by Lilybee

I love other people's offices and studios and Emily, artist and creator of The Black Apple has a studio that's so pretty it makes my paws all sweaty. Behold!

created on: 09/19/08

created on: 09/19/08
created on: 09/19/08
 

She's managed to fit all kinds of (awesome) stuff into a not very large space without making it look cramped. She also has some very steal/borrow-able idea's; like the oilcloth topper on her painting and drawing table and those uber-cute kid suitcases used as drawers on the...

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Componibili Stacking Storage.

by Chris Gardner

Componibili Stacking Storage.
Look what's on sale: The Componilbili storage system at DWR. Originally designed in 1969 by Anna Castelli Ferrier, the Componibili system has been featured at an exhibit at the George Pompidou Centre in Paris and is part of the permanent MoMA collection. And right now, this petite Italian masterpieces are about 1/2 off, so store up. Via.

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Ten Steps to Rejuvenate Your Messy Home Office.

by Chris Gardner

If you do any work at home, you've gathered plenty of stuff in your workspace: papers, office supplies, cables, books, etc. Keep these items organized and reduced with these ten tips to keep your home office effecient and less wasteful.

Ten Steps to Rejuvenate Your Messy Home Office.

1. Identify your needs
2. Start with an empty room
3. Go wireless
4. Keep the desk clean
5. Go paperless
6. Use the wall space
7. Get the perfect chair
8. Improve the lighting
9. Go green
10. Keep it fresh !...always!

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Make a Cereal Box Magazine Organizer.

by Chris Gardner

Make a Cereal Box Magazine Organizer.

I cringe everytime I put a cereal box in the recycling bin. Sure, it's better than tossing it in the trash, but there's such stiff yet pliable material in my hands, yet at that moment, I'm not clever enough to come up with a project for its re-use. Luckily, someone else is (though I bet it wasn't the mogul herself)...

Materials

  • Large, sturdy cereal box
  • Craft knife
  • Straight edge
  • Decorative paper
  • Spray adhesive

Simply cut the box to...

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How to Install a Phone Jack.

by Chris Gardner

No, the telephone is not a dead technology, and it's still a useful way to attach yourself to the web, send faxes, or, gasp, make a phone call. Danny Lipford, of the Weather Channel, offers step-by-step instructions to this apparently DIYable project.

How to Install a Phone Jack.

1.To disconnect the line, find the telephone interface box which is usually mounted on an outside wall where the phone lines runs into your...

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Goodwill Hunting Desk Chair

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Don't be intimidated by the prospect of reupholstering an ugly or stained office chair with seemingly complicated mechanics.  This office chair was purchased at my FAVORITE furniture store-Goodwill, for a whopping $6.99.  I had oodles of a fabric remnant I purchased for $5.99 a yard.  This chair took approximately one yard of fabric.  I am waiting for a website adjustment to post the remainder of the pictures. 

Tools:

Goodwill Hunting Desk Chair

Material:  1 yard fabric

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10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Home Office Cheaply.

by Chris Gardner

Whether you're writing your next novel, balancing your checkbook, or simply creating a killer Curbly post, it's essential to be inspired and motivated by your workspace. Here's ten ideas for making your home office a creative haven on the cheap.

 

10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Home Office Cheaply.

 

  1. Buy a Plant
  2. Get a Recycling System
  3. Tidy Up the Wires
    • Bind cords together
    • Clamp long running wires to walls
    • Get retractable cords.
  4. Add a Filing Cabinet
  5. Organise Your Desk
  6. Get some...

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15 Great Decluttering Tips

by Chris Gardner
  1. Declutter for 15 minutes every day.
  2. Don’t allow things into the house in the first place.
  3. Donate stuff you’re decluttering.
  4. Create a Joe’s Goals chart with decluttering on it.
  5. Start at the corner by the door and move your way around the room.
  6. Whenever you’re boiling the kettle for tea, tidy up the kitchen.
  7. Use the “one in, two out” rule.
  8. Make your storage space smaller.
  9. Clothing rule.
  10. The One-Year Box.
  11. Declutter one room.
  12. Keep...

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How to Organize Your Manuals, Warranties, and Instructions.

by Chris Gardner

Though stereotypes abound, I (a man) love to read the paperwork and manuals that come with a new purchase. I'll sit down and read the whole thing before I even mess with my new gear, somewhat for safety and know-how, but mostly to prolong the excitement.

    And I keep all the manuals. There's boxes in my basement, and it takes way too long to sort through all the nonsense just to reference a quick setting. So, though they're not rocketscience...

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