Angie Griffin

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Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Arduino

How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent Tabs

It’s been a long time since I have addressed the subject of homemade dishwasher detergent. I have written posts about a homemade dishwasher detergent …

16 Stylish Nightstands to Buy + DIY

If you have the space, it’s almost essential to have a nightstand by the side of your bed. Not only is it the best place to stash your alarm clock (or your smartphone that acts as your alarm clock), but it’s also where you keep all those things you need right before you go to sleep—lip balm, a …

Easy Peasy DIY Travel Bags (+ Make Something Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness!)

As promised, we’ve got a pink DIY project just made for jet setters. Before we get to the how-to, we’re pumped to tell you about how <i>you</i> can support breast cancer awareness by making something pink and sharing it with us right here!<p>Simply submit a photo of something pink (DIY, baked good, a super …

DIY Basics: Watercolor-Inspired Throw Pillows

Sometimes we see a technique that looks so cool and easy that we just have to try it ourselves. On today’s docket: re-making Radical Possibility’s “zero-effort” watercolor-inspired pillows using tools you can find lying around your home. Open your medicine cabinet to find cotton swabs and rubbing …

How to Make a Festive Fringe Photo Backdrop

What’s a party without a good photo backdrop? Whether this goes behind your dessert table or behind a photo booth, this fringed backdrop is just what you need to take your party to 11. Best of all, all you really need is tissue paper, poster board, and tape to make it happen.<p>Oh, and you’d probably …

Upholstery Basics: Circus Tent Kennel Cover

My cutemeter is on overload after a month full of cuddly cats and darling dogs on Design*Sponge, so when I started brainstorming this month’s …

20 Great DIY Wedding Backdrop Ideas

Last month I had the pleasure of being part of “Team Pom Pom” for my friends’ Clay and Lisa’s wedding. Along with Victoria and Anna, I helped create …

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<i>Wooden you like to learn something new? In this week’s How-Tuesday post, Australian designer Beci Orpin shares a tutorial from her bright colorful new book,</i> Find & Keep: 26 Projects to Spark the Imagination. <i>Read on for her creative tips on making painted wooden blocks full of personality to use as</i> …

Friendship Bracelets, All Grown Up

Beloved by summer campers, these knotted bracelets also make great adult accessories.

Friendship

Blog Crush: Mr Printables

When you’re on the hunt for a quick & easy paper craft for the kids to tackle, it doesn’t get much better than Mr Printables. The freshly redesigned …

DIY Project: Super Simple Knitted Bracelets

I love to knit, but I’m gunna be real: I’m no expert. Sure, I can knit a pretty long, beautiful scarf without too much error, but that’s basically …

Paper Flowers - Design Crush

NSA responsible for new breed of anti-spying smartphones and devices

When it comes to privacy it seems that the world is divided into two distinct camps. The “I don’t care, I have nothing to hide” camp and the “Privacy is a basic human right” lobby. Since the revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA’s spying antics, the ethical, political and technical questions …

Privacy

Useful Tools to Help Simplify Your Life As A Photographer

Let's face it, there are tons of little gadgets on the market all claiming they can turn your photos into brilliant works of art so long as you fork …

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Objekten Dock Tray

There are plenty of things that work regardless of whether or not they’re standing up, lying on their side or completely flat, but few of them are as …

Breaking Bad

Everyday Carry: Walter White

It may not have been called “everyday carry,” but men have always had a selection of gear they traveled with on a daily basis. When you’re Walter …

Breaking Bad

Terroir Pocket Knife

Forget slick color coated handles on your pocket knives, and get a bit manlier with the Terroir Pocket Knife. With a thick rosewood handle, the …

Knives

Rubber Band Machine Gun

Rubber band warfare just got a serious steroid injection. The Rubber Band Machine Gun will absolutely dismantle your coworker, friend or annoying …

Rubber Bands

Gear Patrol x DSPTCH Camera Straps

We know first hand how many pictures the guys over at Gear Patrol take. Let’s just say they might as well invest in few SD card companies. So this …

Cameras

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

It could be the fact that we all have so many of them of them, but we seem to demand more and more from our tools on a daily basis. That applies to …

H. R. Giger

Silverado Black Ops Concept

Pick your nightmare – Alien invasion, zombie apocalypse, or even government shutdown – Chevy has got you covered with the Silverado Black Ops …

Government Shutdown

Everyday Carry: 1920s

• Sunglasses – Link<br>• Pocket Memo Book – Link<br>• Comb – Link<br>• Tri-Fold Larger Leather Wallet – Link<br>• Cigarettes – Link<br>• Lighter – Link<br>• Colt Model M .32 ACP – …

Nest Protect

You’re probably familiar with the Nest Thermostat. If you’re not, it’s basically the most exciting thing to happen to thermostats, well… ever. The …

7 Tips to Make You A Cooler Photographer

Everyone has seen “that photographer” at one time or another. He’s the guy rocking his camera around his neck, gazing around his surroundings in a …

Photography

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started

It’s 2013, and there’s no way around it: you need to learn how to use GitHub.<p>Why? Because it’s a social network that has completely changed the way we work. Having started as a developer’s collaborative platform, GitHub is now the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in …