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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 …

Owe

What Your Favorite Color Says About You... and the World Around Us

Have you ever stopped to wonder why barns are red, pencils are yellow, or prison garbs orange? Even more than words themselves, we're awash in colors …

Data Visualization

Compact Bedroom Workstation

<b>Materials:</b> 2 Billy Bookshelves, Norberg Table, Lindmon Tabletop, Vattna Wall Clock, Sultan bed slats, drywall screws, wood screws, washers, …

Hilarious Photo Series Explains How to Make a Baby

If you were ever wondering how a baby is formed, Quebec-based photographer Patrice Laroche has created a easy-to-follow, almost instructional, series of photos. Of course, it's only a joke! Laroche and the soon-to-be-mother of his child, Sandra Denis, found a humorous and creative way to share …

Pregnancy

What Font Is Your Beard? Use This Chart To Find Out

The Typography Beard Guide pairs popular beard styles with their font brothers.<p>How sans serif is your beard? Are your chin whiskers more of a Bodoni, a Times, or a Comic Sans? Exactly what typographical allegiances does your facial ‘fro owe? And what is your favorite font’s beard brother?<p>These are …

How South Korea's New Road-Charged Buses Can Impact Electric Vehicle Design

At least two of the challenges of designing a current-day electric car are based on infrastructure limitations. One, electric cars need to have …

Can you not only live, but thrive, with less? http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house/thrive-with-less/

If Elon Musk's Hyperloop Sounds Like Something Out Of Science Fiction, That's Because It Is

Musk describes the hyperloop as something that is a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table," and that it could go from San Francisco to New York City in 30 minutes.<p>Sounds like something straight out of a science fiction story right? Well, that's because it is. Even before Rand …

Science Fiction

I came up with the idea for Casual Turtle Campers in the summer of 2010. On a road trip to Colorado, I noticed an abundance of truck campers, but a profound lack of variety or style. http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-concept/casual-turtle-campers/

How and Why I Built My Own Teardrop Camper Trailer

A couple of years ago, Colorado-based maker Werner Strama decided to make his own Teardrop Camper Trailer from scratch. It took him six months to build and the end result is beautiful and fully functional. Best of all, Werner documented his build in detail and shared his 26-step how-to with us …

Simple, Smart, and Wearable

First it was the desktop computer, then it was the laptop, and then it was mobile devices. What’s next in the progression? Many speculate the …

Building An App In 45 Minutes With Meteor

That would work, but I was afraid it would prove to be too much effort. <b>If I’ve learned one thing in my years as a designer, it’s that people are …

Web Development

Early Tumblr Employee Explains The Inconvenience Of Being Fabulously Rich

Or, he will soon. Yahoo's money hasn't hit his bank account yet. But when it does, Arment doesn't think his life will change drastically.<p>In a podcast with Casey Liss and John Siracusa, Arment explains he'll be a "terrible" rich person because he doesn't want to buy a lot of stuff.<p>Importantly, …

Mark Cuban

12 Tool Gifts for the DIY Dad

These are the tools that dads want and probably check out in catalogs or store shelves but might hold off on buying. They'll make his Father's Day. We started with the least expensive and worked up to the one that'll make you open your wallet a bit wider.

Woodworking

Play Skee-Ball using Chrome on a computer, mobile device

Up to three players can compete in some intense games of Skee-Ball using nothing more than Chrome.<p>Remember when Google demoed the Racer game at Google I/O a few weeks back? Well, apparently Racer was just the beginning of showing interactive games using nothing more than Chrome.<p>As you can see from …

EP2 Plywood Media Console ‹ HomeMade Modern

This project can be made in a few hours out of $40 of furniture grade plywood. The entire console is made from strips of plywood that are stacked and …

Woodworking

35 Cool Outdoor Deck Designs

We’ve already told you of some terraces, porches, ponds and fountains to design your garden. Now maybe you need a deck – a place covered with wooden …

Secret Spaces: Repurposing a Piano into a Hidden Workbench

As you might remember from earlier posts like this one or this one, an intense amount of woodworking used to go into furniture designed to hold …

August Smart Lock

We've seen everything from robots that work autonomously to clean your windows, to iPad apps that change your lights' hue, but the latest home improvement technology to deservingly catch our attention is the August Smart Lock. The most recent project from celebrated designer Yves Béhar, the August …

Home Automation

PS to Sideboard

<b>Materials:</b> Ikea PS, Wood, Stones, Saw, Colour<p><b>Description:</b> I had this hand made sideboard made by my self out of wood – you usually use in a kitchen, …

Success Story: One Year, 150 Pounds Down

<b>GIUSEPPE MANGIAFICO</b><b><br>Hometown:</b> New York, New York<b><br>Age:</b> 28<b><br>Height:</b> 6'1"<b><br>Occupation:</b> General Contractor<b><br>Weight Before:</b> 360-370 Pounds<b><br>Weight After:</b> 215</b> …

Success Story: Small Changes Lead to Huge Results

<b>MICHAEL SHILKUS</b><b><br>Hometown:</b> Ottumwa, Iowa<b><br>Age:</b> 31<b><br>Weight Before:</b> 525 Pounds<b><br>Weight After:</b> 215 Pounds<b><br>Duration:</b> 18 Months<p>“I’m at the gym seven days a week. I …

9 things you see and hear in every fitness success story

You've seen our stories of guys who achieved major body transformations—from beer belly to six-pack abs, from chainsmoker to marathon runner, from …

Success Story: Duncan Ryan

<b>DUNCAN RYAN</b><b><br>Hometown:</b> Gloucester, MA<b><br>Age:</b> 42<b><br>Height:</b> 5'11"<b><br>Weight Before:</b> 508 lbs<b><br>Weight After:</b> 215 lbs<p>Before<p>After<p>Millions of Americans are addicted to …

Success Story: On The Right Track

<b>Name</b>: Michael Arkous<b><br>Hometown</b>: Brooklyn, New York<b><br>Age</b>: 25<b><br>Height</b>: 6'4"<b><br>Occupation</b>: Certified Personal Trainer<p><b>Weight Before</b>: 335 pounds<b><br>Weight After</b>: 220 …

Fitness

Ingenious use of apartment space in the historic Malmesbury

Malmesbury is a hilltop market town that was established in 880 AD and it’s found in the UK. It’s a very beautiful town with old buildings and …

Interior Design

Westport Studio

I LOVE this little 775 sq ft apartment located in Malmesbury, UK (it's a unique hilltop market town established in 880AD!!!). This property dates to …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Swiss Army Key Ring

Most people have to keep track of at least a few keys. The easiest way to do that is to just keep them all on one key ring. But the more keys you have, the more they fan out on the ring. If you have a lot of keys, then your key ring can get pretty bulky and impractical to carry in your pocket. Here …

Swiss Army Knives

Stereo System with 4 Bland Matt bowls and 2 Lack Shelves

<b>Materials:</b> The Loudspeakers: -4 Blanda Matt 28 cm Bowls -2 full band 4″ speakers -4 binding posts -6 drawer knobs -Stuffing material ( optional ) …

This Pouch Ensures You Pay Attention To Your Date, Not Your Phone

Blokket blocks cell signals and keeps your phone screen hidden from view.<p>Forget body language–the most effective, ultra-modern way to show someone that you’re into them, you respect them, or you genuinely enjoy their company is to keep your darn hands off your darn phone when you’re hanging out. …