Meredith Arnold

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This magnet-powered bike light may be genius

Battery-powered bike lights are a pain. If you’re regularly commuting in the wee hours of the day or night, it feels so wasteful to go through …

San Francisco Bay Area

The ink-less pen that writes forever!

This pen is literally timeless. In the sense that it will run forever, that too without a single drop of ink. Coming from the one company that knows …

How to DIY, Recycle, and Upcycle Plastic Shopping bags.

21st Apr 2016<p>200,000 plastic bags are dumped in landfill every hour!<p>That's four million eight hundred thousand a day and one billion seven hundred …

Living Fences – How To Make A Living Fence For Your Garden…

Fences on your farm or homestead define property boundaries and separate production zones (garden, pasture, orchard). They provide privacy and …

Gardening

How to Create a Danish-Cord Seating Surface

You've got to see it to beweave it<p>A bench is a great entry-level piece of furniture to build. It's useful and not as difficult to make as a chair. …

Now Anyone Can Build Ikea’s Experimental Garden

A few months ago, Ikea’s innovation lab Space10 released a garden structure called the Growroom. Aimed for neighborhood use by city dwellers who don’t have backyards, the spherical wooden planter is meant to be a way to grow food locally and sustainably.<p>On Friday, Space10 published the entire set …

Prefabricated garden retreat snaps together in less than a week

If your dream garden look like something from a fantasy world, you’ll love this Dragonfly Pavilion built for a backyard in Hoboken, New Jersey. Built …

5 Tips For Providing Feedback To Creatives (Without Making Them Feel Criticized) | Inc.com

Giving feedback to creative individuals is difficult. I would know. I spent 4 years working at a creative digital marketing agency, and I played both roles: the account handler responsible for communicating with the client, and the creative individual you wanted to retain some semblance of creative …

Creativity

How Ikea's New Joinery is Advancing Their Design

The Lisabo does more with less<p>Let's get into table design for a second. If you look at your average dining table, you'll see most have aprons. The …

Woodworking

These Unmatched Socks Are Designed To Stop Sock Waste

When your socks don’t match, losing or ruining one doesn’t mean throwing out its perfectly good partner.<p>On average, you probably lose at least one sock a month–and over 1,000 in a lifetime. Each time a single sock is sucked into the void, the matching sock eventually ends up in the trash. The same …

Clothing

Sleek, Well-Priced Shelf Brackets, Handmade in Montreal

Montreal-based Mathieu Domingo Trempe of MDT developed an interest in steel after working in a bicycle repair shop for five years. Operating out of a …

VIVO Walls' Plant Holders: Wood and steel meet repurposed glass liquor bottles in these functional art pieces

Philadelphia-based videographer/photographer Rocco Avallone often has his lens focused on musicians. His documentary collective Out of Town Films has traveled the world to capture live sets, often in intimate spaces, from indie bands. When away from the camera, however, he makes striking, useful …

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

Purposeful Designs and Concepts

Stool in two stumps and metal... the ring ties and squeezes the two pieces of wood together... Inspired by Brancusi's...<p>Chaise No. 1 in #linen upholstered cushion and #wood.<p>Console No. 2 - Closed #glass box with #wood opening for one cable box.<p>Another shot of Coffee Table no. 3 in #alabaster and …

Furniture

Review | Impeccable stupidity

Occasionally, a comedy show enters the public consciousness so far as to become a ‘cultural resource’. It happened in the 1960s and 70s with <i>Monty</i> …

Bucket Toilets: Our Verdict (and Advice) After a Year of Using Ours

At first I was very skeptical about using a bucket toilet. I was sure it would stink the house out - I mean come on, we were going to be living in a …

Gardening

Get A Classic Swedish Backpack Design, Now Made With Recycled Water Bottles

Turns out it’s easier than expected to turn trash into fashion gold.<p>The classic Swedish “Kånken” backpack hasn’t changed very much since it was first designed for schoolchildren in 1978, with one new exception: Now it comes in a version made from recycled plastic water bottles.<p>“Our goal was to …

Sustainability

Shelving Design Idea - Shelves That Wrap Around Corners

Having shelves that wrap around corners in your home is a great way to maximize space. They also keep things easily accessible and add a unique …

Inside a couple's compact, self-built holiday home for rent in Scotland

It’s part of a cluster of three homes designed by Rural Design<p>Though this 30-square-meter, or 323-square-foot, compact holiday home located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland is not quite a tiny house, its ethos certainly is. Designed by local architects Alan Dickson and Gill Smith of Rural Design for …

A House Built For Aging In Place

A prefab house in the Pacific Northwest belies the stereotype that accessible design compromises on aesthetics.<p>When Judi and David Cornis, who is a wheelchair user, enlisted the Seattle-based prefab company FabCab to build their residence in Port Townsend, Washington, they asked for a space that …

The design world is obsessed with shiplap — the rustic material that's taking over America's homes

If you've watched an episode of HGTV's wildly popular "Fixer Upper" recently, you know it well.<p>It looks like this (more below):<p>Shiplap has seen a resurgence in recent years.<p>On "Fixer Upper," Joanna Gaines (host and shiplap master) uses the material to give homes a rustic, comfortable feel. Older …

Meet and eat: characters made from fruit and veg – in pictures

Photographer Emily Dryden and sculptor/actor Zahydé Pietri combine theatricality and organic produce to compose the photographs for their series <i>Fresh Faces</i>. The portraits are made from a wide range of fruit and vegetables and aim to highlight humanity’s diversity – Pietri is from Puerto Rico and …

Puerto Rico

The Tinhouse by Rural Design is a self-built corrugated-metal dwelling on a Scottish island

Scottish architecture studio Rural Design has completed a shed-like holiday home on Scotland's Isle of Skye, featuring corrugated aluminium walls …

How To Make Room For The Dog Dish

There is nothing quite so unpleasant as stepping in a dog’s water dish… well… except stepping in a dog’s poop. Like any good pet owner, I keep my …

Pets

The most stylish outdoor furniture

A chesterfield sofa, a Saarinen tulip table, a Patricia Urquiola designed chair... a wish list of desirables for the stylish contemporary living room you might think. But actually, let's take this outside because these statement pieces are now available in all-weather forms, thanks to new …

Furniture

Top 20 Roof Types: Costs, Design Elements, Pitch, & Shapes

The value of the roof over your home cannot be overstated. Sure, we all know it’s primary purpose is to protect us from stormy weather and prevent …

Home Improvement

11 signs you're a stellar employee — even if it doesn't feel like it

Of course, you don't want to be arrogant, but it's also important to know your worth. Requesting feedback is a good idea, but, depending on your circumstances and your boss' managerial style, this can sometimes be difficult to do.<p>How, then, can you tell if you're just doing OK, or killing it at …

Flickr

Inspiring Norwegian Family Lives in a Sustainable Glass Dome in the Arctic Circle

Inspired by a vision to create a sustainable and healthy home and way of life for their family, Benjamin and Ingrid Marie Hertefølger have built a …

Arctic Circle

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Wallace modular shelving offers flexible, mix-and-match storage option

Installing shelving on the walls can be a real hassle. To get it right, one may need a stud-finder, anchors, various kinds of screws, and a prayer …