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MAKE RENEWABLE ENERGY

Human activity and fossil fired power is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other harmful emission which trap heat, steadily drive up …

Charli XCX - Doing It (Ft. Rita Ora)

3 Things Holding You Back From Getting Started

Sometimes the hardest part of your venture is the simple act of getting yourself going.<p>Ideas are a dime a dozen. It doesn't matter if you have the best idea in the world for a business or any other endeavor, if you can't turn it into a reality. The only thing that really matters for any project or …

Shoji Screen Closet Doors

Carving a Giant Utility Knife (entirely Out of Wood)<p>Building My Own Butcher Block Kitchen Island<p>Dresser Restoration<p>PVC Class<p>Anyone know where I can …

Build & Organize A Corner Shelving System

Hi, it’s Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest. When my husband and I first moved into our ranch home two years ago, we weren’t quite sure how to …

Here are 89 Life Hacks That Will Make Your New Year So Much Better

As you go into the New Year, remember that things can be better than previous years. Maybe you'll get a raise, date someone new or even adopt an …

Build DIY Floating Shelves With Ana White

We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from Ana-White.com who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for anyone who’s ever …

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles are made from sound-absorbing "wood wool"

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The …

Family Business

Try This: Fabric Lined Built-In Shelves

You know those projects that you keep meaning to do, but they end up staying on the to-do list for a near eternity? This project was just that for …

Total off-grid solar powered RV

I came across this interesting You Tube video from a guy who calls himself “Master Luke.” It shows a 24 foot cargo trailer that he made into a …

Desktop Foundry

Here’s another “meta-project:” a DIY project that in turn makes other projects. It’s a miniature, working foundry that casts real metal parts safely on your desktop. Make custom jewelry, tiny trinkets, diecast-style game tokens — then remelt them and recast, again and again.<p>What makes it all …

The Classics: Roland SP-808 Groove Sampler

It wasn’t so long ago that electronic music production was the work of pioneers. Giorgio Moroder and Don Lewis synthesized monstrous Moog mainframes in the disco era; Roger Linn kick-started hip-hop in 1988 with the Akai MPC60. But making music on a computer was a dream just beginning to come true …

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 …

Sony SmartWatch 2 launches in the US for $200, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra tag along for the ride

In case you missed it, Sony's own smartphone-pairing wearable got a refresh earlier this year, and it's about ready to take America. The SmartWatch 2 launches today, and you can order one for yourself over at Sony's dedicated store. There's no camera, but there is a 1.6-inch "transflective" screen, …

How-to Paint Your Front Door - Love, Pomegranate House

YAY! I’m finally jumping on the painted door bandwagon! As long as people have been painting their doors bright colors, I knew I wanted to join in on …

Staining A Concrete Floor Is Easy, Just Follow Our Step By Step Tutorial

A stained concrete floor is a great and durable flooring option, and – good news! – staining one yourself is a surprisingly easy task (although …

From Up on Poppy Hill – review

The latest Studio Ghibli animation – adapted by Hayao Miyazaki from a comic by Tetsurô Sayama, and directed by Miyazaki's son, Goro – might usefully play as the restorative half of a double-bill with the recently revived Grave of the Fireflies: it's a light, breezy 1960s-set coming-of-age tale that …

Spike Lee’s List of Films All Aspiring Filmmakers Must See

Spike Lee's List of Films All Aspiring Filmmakers Must See<p>Spike Lee (who writes everything in title case but won’t tell you the title of the film …

IKEA's Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

Don’t have room in your yard for your own greenhouse? Never fear – Swedish retailer IKEA has a solution. Their adorable SOCKER mini greenhouse is the …

Watch A Real-Life Drone Get Piloted Through The Oculus Rift

The virtual reality headset goes in for real-reality instead.<p>The Oculus Rift is a virtual-reality headset that makes for a crazy-immersive experience. (Example: you can feel what it's like to get your head lopped off without actually getting it lopped off!) Turns out, it's a pretty cool gadget for …