Groovy Headboard...as in lots of grooves, see? It was the express intention of the designers of this piece not to have a monolithic hulk of a headboard, so they decorated it with negative space. The grooves also highlight the edge strata of the plywood, adding depth and interest that change with your viewing angle. And if you really want to get groovy, you can install some hidden lighting in the back (letting the glow play through the slats or throwing bars of light onto the ceiling).
We love paper, we love independent designers, and we certainly love getting cool, handmade art in the mail. So for the Curbly crew, cards are not only a given, but one of our favorite parts of the holiday season.
To help find some of the coolest, most stylish holiday greeting cards of 2012, Curbly asked our friend and resident stationery expert Carina Murray of Crow and Canary to share her favorite picks this season. There's still plenty...
The process usually goes like this: you're careful with your measurements, make dead-on accurate cuts, properly attach and glue everything together, sand it as smooth as glass, and then ... you screw everything up on the finish.
If you've ever built or refinished something made of wood, you've probably experienced this headache: the end grain turns out much darker than the side grain.
I'll admit it: I'm an excitable guy. I get really energized by surrounding myself with inspiring things. And this DIY geometric mobile project combines three of my favorites: the combination of natural wood grain and solid color, kinetic, evolving art, and really inexpensive materials that come together to look like something I'd paid bundles for.
Curbly reader and all around creative guy Matt sent in this great original DIY project he just completed. And the best part? The only tool needed build your own is a handheld drill.
The ombrè trend is still going strong in the fashion and style words - with fabric, clothing, and even hair taking on lovely gradients and transitional colors. So, I asked myself - could I create this effect using wood and stain?
Hey, hey! It's August, and this month, we're all about those most used rooms in your home: the kitchen and baths! To start things off, we're sharing this bathroom cleaning cheat sheet and check list, which'll help you keep things nice and sparkly (and sanitary!) with just a little bit of effort every week.
Rachel, a Portland, Oregon-based artist who runs a mean Etsy shop (nebulas!) came up with this quick and easy way to make these charming little faceted plant pots.
In my house, white walls are de rigueur. Why? Well, mostly cause my landlord says so, but I also dig the fresh, clean Scandinavian vibe they lend. But, with pure white walls and lots of white furniture, I try to bring in pops of color with accessories whenever I can so I don't feel like I'm living in an art museum. So, I love to take store-bought materials and add a little extra color for a customized, handmade look. I've had these little...