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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

How to Make Magazine Nunchucks

John Austin, author of Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons (out now), tells you how to turn your old issues of Popular Mechanics into an excellent training weapon.<p>John Austin, author of <i>Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons</i> (out now), tells you …

Handmade Heathered Kimono

Slurp-Worthy: 16 Ramen Soup Recipes

Packaged ramen. It served its purpose as a quick and budget-friendly meal as we studied away in our dorm rooms throughout college. Then we learned a few hacks, and transformed the instant noodles into so much more than just soup. Now, it’s time to come full circle and bring ramen back to its roots. …

How to make Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters

Guest Post: Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters<p>13. Aug. 2012<br>• /<br>• 69 Comments<p><b>Time</b>: 2 Hours including dry time <b><br>Materials:</b> Ceramic tiles, alcohol ink (try …


Tutorial: Companion Pouches, a bag you can customize on the fly

Tutorial: Companion Pouches, a bag you can customize on the fly<p>I may have several purses in my closet, but really I’m a one bag girl. I’m never …

Shibori Tie-Dye Sweater Tutorial

If you have the money there is an Azul Dye Pullover at Anthropologie for $145! Compare the picture above and see the Shibori Tie-Dye Sweater we can …

The Annual Tomatina Festival in Spain

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

Tom Hanks

Cropped Jacket Tutorial

Print Your Own Fabric

Print your own fabric with an ink-jet printer. Re-produce this Harry-Potter inspired fabric or any look with this quick tutorial.<p>394<p>1833

12 indie shorts patterns that include tween sizes

I find it difficult to find sewing patterns to fit my tween daughter, especially indie patterns. Most girl’s clothing patterns go up to a size 8, …

DIY Neon Striped Clutch

Add a pop of neon to any outfit with this super-cute clutch -- just follow these easy instructions to make your own!<p>236<p>1317

How-To: Office Hammock Chair

Quit messing around with rolling, swiveling, office chairs and start doing some serious hanging out at work in this clever Office Hammock Chair from Instructables creative content creator amalkhan.


Diy Origami Paper Vases

10 Ways to Jazz Up Your Sunglasses

Hayyy, summer! The dog days are here, and that means sunglasses all day every day. Are you getting a little bit tired of wearing the same pair of …

Tutorial: No-sew fringed kimono cardigan

A Pair and A Spare shows how you can make this fringed kimono cardigan, with no sewing required. The kimono is made from a large, flowy scarf. And …

Freebie: Sewing Cheat Sheet

Quilters, you need this nifty cheat sheet printable created by Marzi of Made by Marzipan. Visit her blog to get your free downloadable Sewing Cheat …

DIY Leather Bracelets

How-To: Jell-O Marshmallow Fondant

Making a decorative cake? Why not whip up some colorful marshmallow fondant with this handy tutorial from Instructables contributor Penolopy Bulnick.

DIY Indigo Shibori Scarf Tutorial

HOW TO: Upcycle an old Step 2 car into a shiny new Batmobile!

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Save a Wall, Hang a Poster: 20 Ideas for Alternative Art Display

If you are like us, it is much more fun to buy art than it is to actually hang it, especially if you are renting and aren’t allowed to put nails in the wall. Even if you aren’t constrained by the all-powerful rental deposit, frames can get expensive and a bit boring. But never fear, we are here to …


Did you know you can use your clear acrylic stamping blocks as stamps themselves? Apply some Distress ink and spritz on some water and then stamp for …

Save Time in the Kitchen

Getting dinner on the table every night isn't easy -- there's planning, shopping, and cooking, not to mention clean-up -- but that doesn't mean it has to take up hours of your time each day. Here's how to streamline your routine so you spend less time in the kitchen, and more time with your family.

This Online Service Gets Designers to Compete to Revamp Your Space

That living room of yours is due for an upgrade. From the half-finished paint job to the garage sale coffee table, it might finally be time to get serious about your living space. But where do you start? Answer: With Laurel + Wolf, an online interior design service powered by a select group of top …

Living Rooms

Summer Sandals 2 Ways

<b>Summer Sandals 2 Ways</b><p>If your favourite sandals are looking a little worse for wear, then get out your craft box and get to decorating! These two options are high impact but easy to create. My So Called Crafty Life uses fabric flowers and Live It Love It Make It made some bright neon tassels. Click on the links below for more info!<p>Left: <b>Floral Sandals</b> | <i>My So Called Crafty Life</i><p>Right: <b>Neon Tassel Sandals</b> | <i>Live It, Love It, Make It</i>

Design Your Own Playing Cards

Dress Your Windows With These 10 Curtain Alternatives

Finding the perfect window treatments to protect your privacy and add just the right note to your room isn’t always easy. But while curtains and blinds are both great, there’s a whole world of options out there. Here are 10 creative ideas for dressing your windows that are anything but ordinary.<p><b>1.</b> …