I don't know how to knit or crochet or anything like that, so handmade mittens are typically out of the question for me. What I can do, though, is use a sewing machine for simple projects -- like these felt mittens!
I had one of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments when I first spotted this project from Crafty Endeavor. I mean, it's ridiculously easy! And 100% customizable! And have I mentioned awesome?
Um. I love this. Can I tell you the ways? It's easy. It's a great DIY gift idea. It's customizable. Oh, and did I mention easy?? Yeah, that's the big one.
Whether you're a re-usable grocery bag kind of person, a fashionista, or someone who likes a bit of style with their functionality, this DIY leather bag project is for you!
Sure, there are earbuds available with a few pops of color on the ends, but the cords are always white or black. BORING. Add some personality and flair (and help keep them tangle-free) with this easy DIY project -- you may even find yourself wrapping all your gadgets in string!
Summer is in full swing and whether you're hitting the beach, the lake, or your local swimming pool, we've got the DIY project for you: a stylish mesh beach bag!
Pascal Mestdagh from the fabulous blog Between the Lines shares this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own beach bag, including an optional zippered pouch if you're feeling particularly ambitious -- check it out!
(My favorite part of this project? The brilliant and highly clever re-use of window screen material for the mesh!)
...or wallet, or pencil holder, or mouse pad!
Instead of "Foodie Friday", I thought I'd have some fun today and go with what I'm calling "Fabulous Friday" because, hey, it's the weekend! Why not? And also, this disco ball helmet is pretty much the most amazing thing I've seen all week; I simply had to share!
Using Linsi's philosophy that a home should be curated rather than decorated, we've rounded up a few of our favorite pieces from Redefine Home, pieces that we're sure you're going to fall in love with! Ready for our top picks? Read on!
Hey everyone, it’s my first time writing here on Curbly so I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Linsi Brownson, I’m an interior designer and owner of the online boutique Redefine Home. Today I’m here for a little designer Q&A session. Send me your questions, anything from how to pair your grandmother’s antique settee with your contemporary home to creative uses for everyday objects. I’ll answer these in a follow up post next week.
Please leave me your question(s) in the comments. Make sure to include a photo (or a link to one) where possible. If I choose your question to the answer next week, Curbly will send you a free copy of all three of their "Make It!" eBooks ($30 value)!
My design philosophy is all about creating a home that is curated rather than decorated.
Chances are there's at least one hip mama in your life. Why not celebrate that fact with a perfectly suitable - and stylish - gift this Mother's Day? To help you out, we've rounded up 20 gift ideas that we're sure any mod mom would love!
Mid Century Modern has been my style for about, well, umm...a long, long time. I've learned not everyone shares this passion with me. So, when I saw this post over on ApartmentTherapy, I thought using the word 'upgrade' may cause some commentary controversy since many would deny that Mid Century could even possibly be considered to be an upgrade.
Apparently, it can be done. From Materialicious: "HOME humidifiers are appearing with many new features and stylish designs as seen by the seven shown on this link. It's important to maintain a healthy balance of moisture and the hot dry air found in most homes during the winter months. The humidifier pictured is by Rocca."
I post not because I am completely enamored with the design, though I am. I'm more interested in the trend over the last...
Photo Image: Cisco Brothers Furniture
Recycled jewelry, furniture and art has hit a new level of chic, in my opinion. Not long ago, obviously salvaged items were not nearly as polished looking or acceptable as they are now. Some very cutting edge furniture designers are including well edited junk finds in their photo shoots, giving us all the go ahead to
Am I crazy or isn't Swedish Country just Shabby Chic tidied up a bit, pink fuzziness removed from the photographs and tighter fitting white slipcovers? From every photo and blog I've seen touting Swedish Country, it looks to me like Shabby Chic.
The Nest offers some handy worksheets to make life a bit easier. The one that caught my eye this morning was their Style File. Basically it's a take-with-you-when-you-shop worksheet
The fabulous flatpackers at Ikea are here to help you. With nine 'choose your fave' categories, they're offering to declare your design taste with the Stylemeter...at least in the three 'styles' they claim to provide. Apparently, I'm 80% Scandanavian, 20% Modern, and not a darn bit country. So, limited, yes, but fun, none the less. I wonder how "Stylemeter" translates from Swedish...
Have you read what decorating trends need to go in 2009? Oversized chairs (o.k. I exaggerated above), granite countertops, stainless steel....
Skreened.com fulfills not only the American, but the ultimate, international dream of all humankind: to have anything you could ever desire printed on a t-shirt.