Bicycle Vanity

by DIY Maven

Benjamin Bullins mixed media discarded bicycle turned into a bathroom vanity

Just when you thought you'd seen everything in the way of bathroom vanities come this creation from artist Benjamin Bullins. Taking his inspiration from a single object--in this case a discarded bicycle--Benjamin then

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How To: Make DIY Urchin Starburst Sculptures for Under $5.00!

by Al40yearoldintern

How To: Make DIY Urchin Starburst Sculptures for Under $5.00!

Hi Curbly! I'm excited to be back again for the 3rd day in a row! OK so as the above photo suggests, Monday's successful wall art diy has made me even more obsessed with creating complimenting pieces in the starburst/urchin genre... and a recent visit to my local $.99 store made it easy for me to just go with it! I found the most amazingly shaped crystal picks (they have a very cool graduated triangular shape at the ends that adds so much more dimension than your usual bamboo skewer!). And you can't beat the fab price of ninety-nine cents for a pack of one hundred.  I think my little vignette (above) looks pretty awesome!

Here's what you need to create the same look:

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Clipped: Inspiration from around the Web

by Bruno Bornsztein

As usual, Curbly's Clippings page is full of great inspiring images from all over the internet this week. Here's a quick roundup in case you missed it:

Clipped: Inspiration from around the Web

This abstract acyrlilic block with scrap wood suspended inside makes a striking sculpture.

Possibly the best use of a Pantone color guide that I've ever seen. Ok, definitely.

I tweeted this one already, but still, I love the use of turqoise in this kitchen (and normally I hate it, even...

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How To Make Cement-on-a-Stick House Numbers

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

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It has been a cement factory over at Chez Larsson as she's been competing in the Panduro Cement Challenge. I'd explain more, but the Panduro site is written in Swedish, which doesn't happen to be my second language. I'll tell you what, this girl can make cement molds! I'd give her the award just for the molds. She explains the do's and don'ts and her entire process very clearly. As usual, she posts perfect photographs.

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Vintage Typewriters in Design

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Vintage Typewriters in Design

Photo Image: LuphiaLoves

Can you think of anything unappealing about the design of vintage typewriters?  They evoke feelings of long, arduous hours of thinking and rethinking brilliant ideas, plunking along until the last page is yanked from the rollers with satisfied uncertainty. It's old school at its best.  Even if you're not a writer, you can't deny the coolness of a vintage typwriter sitting there all "I still look so good, even if you prefer a boring keyboard". Grab one or two before it's too late. Plus, it's a darned clever way to add a splash of color...

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Making Burnt Brown Bag Sculpture

by DIY Maven

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Never in a million years would have I considered taking a match to a paper bag slathered in tacky glue to see what kind of effect would occur. But then again, I'm not in the habit of testing glue for flammability, which is exactly how this technique was discovered back in the 60's. It's a very cool way to get a metal sculpture look without the metal. To give it a shot, you'll need to gather up the following:

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How to Shape a Book

by DIY Maven

How to Shape a Book

That post title isn't nearly as clever as this tutorial, but it's kind of hard to describe. The results, however, speak for themselves. Basically, Sheila uses old paperbacks as a medium for sculpture. To make one of our own, we'll need....

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How to Make Hypertufa Garden Pots

by DIY Maven

How to Make Hypertufa Garden Pots

Okay, first let's define Hypertufa. According to The Artistic Garden, Hypertufa (hyper-toofa) is an artificial stone that was 'first created in the mid 19th century by mixing sand, peat, various volcanic aggregates and cement.' It's lighter than stone or concrete and if cured properly it's freeze-proof. Now to the fun part: Using hypertufa to make pots. Here's a video showing us how.

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