Mid-Century Furniture Magnets.

by Chris Gardner

 

Mid-Century Furniture Magnets.

Snowden Flood knows how much you'd love to own all those classic mid-century furniture pieces like an Eames rocker, Arne Jacobsen swan chair, or a Eerio Saarinen pedestal Tulip chair. And they recognize how much it'd cost to buy each of them. Even those mini-versions from Vitra cost over $100.

So they've offerend a different option: Mid-century fridge magnets. They offer each of the designs mentioned above, plus a 3 legged table that sort looks...

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Make a Super Mario "Goomba" Beanie.

by Chris Gardner
Make a Super Mario "Goomba" Beanie.

I was fortunate to snag a Nintendo Wii when I was out of the country (still not available in the U.S., right?) and I'm finally building some Wii-mote skills on the marvellous Super Mario Galaxy, which is everybit as fun as Super Mario Brothers for the NES.

And it includes plenty of these goombas for the smashing, but thankfully none of those ducks with the turtle shells. 

Grab the goomba hat pattern here.

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Inspiring Archives: House and Garden Magazines from 1959-1964

by Chris Gardner
Inspiring Archives: House and Garden Magazines from 1959-1964

Amy Shutt from Day-Lab DIY shares her recent find: mid-century issues of House and Garden Magazine.

"[I pick up] older issues when I come across them at an affordable price and in reading condition:



This particular group contains magazines from 1959 through 1965. And even though I have only had time to flip through them and just scan articles...I am already in love.

Articles can be found on:

-Amazing design and architecture, (house and...

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Get the 50s and 60s Scandinavian Look for Your Ikea Furnishings!

by Chris Gardner

The Bemz Metropolis Collection are Scandanavian modern furniture covers designed specifically for Ikea products.

Scandanavian Modern? "Warm, luminous gold tones and cool, winter hues of blue and green are paired with earth neutral colours to evoke memories of classic Scandinavian design during the 1950/60´s. Bemz´s new Prisma Stripe in Moss Green is the signature design for the Metropolis collection which invigorates the retro, moody atmosphere...

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Pac-Man Pumpkins!

by Chris Gardner

Check out these 8-bit gourds from EvilMadScientist.com. Truly, an example of the creative minds of Geekdom.

Pac-Man Pumpkins!

"Gourds like these have a hard shell, about 3 mm thick, that is rather hard to cut through. We used a loose drill bit (turned by hand) to make the initial cut. From there, a regular hobby knife (e.g., x-acto) works well. Once the soft flesh and seeds are scooped out, the hard shell can dry to make a semi-permanent display."

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For Hipsters Only: Retro-a-go-go!

by DIY Maven

Retro-a-go-go is a haven for hipsters everywhere. The site offers items such as picture frames, card holders and cigarette cases, among other things. All of their products are emblazoned with popular images typical to the 1920's to 1950's, when people drank, smoked and went to burlesque shows without feeling the teensy weensy bit guilty. You know...the good old days.

Devil Girl and Golden Robot card cases $24.99 each.

For Hipsters Only: Retro-a-go-go!

Palm Reader cigarette case...

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Pier 1 Goes Retro

by DIY Maven

Pier 1 Goes Retro

Peruse Pier 1's new arrivals and you’ll find this very sixties table lamp. The tear-dropped shaped Mosstone Ceramic Lamp comes with a linen covered drum shade, and it’s on sale this week for 99 bucks (regularly $125). If the sixties aren’t your style, jump ahead a decade for their Etched Honeycomb Table Lamp ($150), which is available in those oh-so-retro colors of orange, gold, avocado-y green, as well as the more timeless ‘clear.’

 

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Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

by Chris Gardner
Here's a quick an easy tutorial on making a cork bulletin board out of kitchen trivets!
Create an Op Art Bulletin Board

Materials:
  • 12 Cork Trivets (such as the Heat trivet from Ikea, $1.99 for three)
  • Sheet of Tempered Hardboard, luan, or other lightweight wood panel
  • 12 linear feet (two 6’ lengths) of pine trim 
  • Paint and supplies
  • Picture hanging hardware
  • Tape Measure
  • Miter Saw, Miter Box, or Crosscut saw
  • Wood Glue
  • Several wood clamps, and/or small, heavy objects...

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Fashionably Nostalgic Televisions

by DIY Maven

Fashionably Nostalgic Televisions

Vintage is big, no doubt, but if you want a retro look in your boob tube with 21st century amenities, you’re probably out of luck. Or are you? Enter Predicta TV by Telstar.

You choose the cabinet style, tube enclosure and colors, and then Predicta takes it from there, assembling a television with new components that looks like it came straight out of the McCarthy Hearings era.

With present day features, your Predicta TV will include all the...

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