Crystal Van Wyk

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Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

A Look Into the Enduring Vision of the Iconic Artist Isamu Noguchi Photos

Perhaps best known for his stone sculptures and public gardens, Isamu Noguchi began his career in the early 1920s as an apprentice to artist Gutzon Borglum. He later traveled to Paris to work under Constantin Brancusi, where he developed his signature style combining organic materials, modernist …

You Won’t Believe How Easy It Is to Make This Quartz Necklace

Our love for gems and druzies is burning strong these days, so we thought: What better addition to our DIY jewelry collection than this awesome quartz pendant necklace! This seriously multi-purpose statement piece is already our #1 pick for work, weddings and weekend brunch.<p>We put together a …

Jewelry

20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

<i>Dream big. Success. Walk the talk. Challenge yourself.</i> When it comes to designing a motivational poster, the slogan is key. If you’ve spent any of …

How to use vanishing point perspective in Photoshop to add graphics to a surface

The actual title for the latest video tutorial by Phlearn is “How to create a Packaging Design Mockup in Photoshop”, but it’s so much more than that. …

The Faith Behind Aubrey Beardsley’s Sexually Charged Art

The drawings of the late-nineteenth-century English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley are so sexually charged that even a critic as generally snobbish and patrician as Kenneth Clark, in accounting for his youthful fondness for them, all but described the works, in a 1976 essay for <i>The New York</i> …

Art

We Built A Phone-Charging Lamp With Our Bare Hands And You Can Too

And we're not even electricians.<p>View this post on Facebook

3 Powerful Steps to Write Your Brand Story

Effective storytelling can make all the difference as you create your company's brand.<p><i>John Cinquina, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Perth, Australia, is the CEO of Red Meets Blue Branding--a brand strategy agency--and the author of</i> Build Great Brands<i>. We asked him about the best</i> …

Marketing

Making Color Grading Easy Using Color Palettes

Color correction and grading are probably amongst the most difficult parts of a retouching workflow. What seems to make it difficult in Photoshop is …

8 Companies That Help You Beautifully Hack IKEA Furniture

Change up a basic looks with these clever, ready-to-use embellishments.<p>Even though we're all about personalizing IKEA furniture with a little DIY savviness, we get that it can be a huge time suck. And some very smart companies understand that too — which is why they went into business to sell …

The Best 3D Printing Troubleshooting Guide

Simplify3D announced that they are releasing their visual troubleshooting guide for 3D printing. This guide could prove to be invaluable to anyone who’s a beginner, fine tuning their printer or software settings, or frustrated with annoying print issues.<p>Simply put, this is the best 3D printer …

3D Printing

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

Motivation

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Acceptance

The first time someone posed the idea of "acceptance" to me, I was chatting with my first therapist. We were discussing my relationship with my dad …

How To Make an Easy Wall Tapestry (from an Accent Rug!)

(Image credit: Made in a Day)<p>Here's a great tutorial from one of our readers who made this on-trend hanging tapestry from a store-bought rug. It's a …

Homemade DIY Natural Beauty Recipes

Cosmetics and beauty products are a major source of chemical exposure for most people. An average beauty product contains dozens of harmful …

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

13 Stylish Poufs That Will Completely Transform Your Space

These chic poufs make a beautiful addition to any room.<p>These chic poufs make a beautiful addition to any room, and can serve double duty as extra seating or a foot rest.

Home Decorating

The "Mountain Mural" Bedroom Makeover --> http://on.apttherapy.com/1CD3PC From a blank wall to a complete mountain scape, my bedroom feels larger and more inviting. The mural is like a mirage—it seems like the real thing and draws you in to look closer...

25 Light Fixtures That Will Transform Your Kitchen

Track lights and fluorescent fixtures? Please.<p>If you want to update your cooking space without shelling out serious money, you've come to the right place. Lighting is an easy way to make a big difference in your kitchen. These fixtures will make a statement, enhance your existing design, and …

Program Your Arduino With an Android Device!

Pocket Metal Locator - Arduino<p>3D Printed Hot Wheels GoPro Car<p>Awful to Awesome: Replace a Mechanical Alarm Sound<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>i have a few old …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Make-an-Entrance Party Doorbell

Let your guests choose their own sound effects, using clever wireless sensors and a Raspberry Pi.<p>Next time you host a party, wouldn’t it be great if your guests could choose what kind of entrance to make? The Make-an-Entrance Party Doorbell lets them do just that. It’s a wireless doorbell that has …

Fall 2014 Beauty Trend: Blue-Eyed Girls

Graphic liner and smoky shadow in shades of indigo, navy, cobalt and baby blue went from the fall runways to the red carpet. Click through for our favorite takes on the trend.<p>Graphic liner and smoky shadow in shades of indigo, navy, cobalt and baby blue went from the fall runways to the red carpet. …

That Obscure Object of Desire

In Luis Bunuel’s 1977 film That Obscure Object of Desire, the protagonist, Mathieu, is flummoxed by a femme fatale whose promise of sex teases and enrages him to the point of tears—yet she never gives in. Borrowing its title from Bunuel, a new show opening at New York’s Luxembourg & Dayan gallery …

From 3d Printed Part to Metal, the Lost Pla/abs Method

Damascus Steel Ring With Wood Inlay<p>Duct Tape Dispenser<p>DIY Outfeed Workbench With Torsion Box<p>PVC Class<p>When you burn out the PLA in your kiln does it …

Printing

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

The ONE Quick Change That Will Transform Your Dining Room

Renaissance Paintings Turned Into Confusing & Hilarious GIFs

It's hard to beat a good animated GIF, just look at these incredible cinemagraphs for example.<p>But despite living in a a meme-filled world, where …