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9 manageable DIY projects you can try this weekend

The words<p>DIYandfundon't always go hand-in-hand but today we're injecting a little whimsy and enjoyment into your home improvement endeavours as we've …

DIY Recipe: Rosemary Shortbread

I met Blue Bottle Coffee pastry chef Caitlin Freeman when the founder of the wildly successful Miette bakery and sweets shop in San Francisco came to …

Tag: Garden Visits

Letter from California: Lotusland Survives Fire and Fury in Montecito<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Before & After: An Airy Gravel Garden for a Midcentury British …

Tasty Homemade Garden Veggie Pasta Sauce Recipe

As the summer heats up, our tomato plants start to go crazy, kicking out more juicy, red fruits than we can power through fresh. We’re forced to …

Italian Food

12 Garden Weeds To Know

What do dandelions, burdock and plantain all have in common? They reside in this container garden <i>and often</i> in my own. I’m not a huge fan of weeds. In …

Beginner's Guide to Growing Lavender and Using Lavender - Plant Profile

By itself, a lavender plant doesn’t look like much. Its foliage is skimpy and gray, its flower stalks lanky, its growth habit unremarkable. The …

Lumenati CS1Cinematic Smartcase for iPhone

Holy. How much fun will you have with this cinematic smartcase? Loads, I’m sure. Simply slide your iPhone into the Lumenati CS1, pull the trigger, …

Mobile Photography

Articles about japanese inspired backyard tiny studio portland on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.<p>A "chashitsu," which literally means “tearoom” in Japanese, is a …

Pacific Ocean

11 DIY Ways to Use Concrete as Decor

The surprisingly versatile industrial material is part of a trend towards modern simplicity.<p>The surprisingly versatile industrial material is part of a trend towards modern simplicity.

9 Cool Things You Might Not Know About Sunflowers

There's a specific time of day when these classic yellow blooms are at their peak.<p>When it comes to these classic yellow blooms, there's way more than meets the eye.

How-To: Carved Heart Stone Jewelry

Transform small flat stones into heartfelt handmade gifts with this fantastic carved heart stone jewelry tutorial from Carissa at Creative Green Living!<p>So simple, so lovely.<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see the full how-to.

Jewelry

DIY Felt Flower Wreath

It’s full-blown wreath season out there, so if you’d like to put together your very own circular arrangement of flora this year, this lovely felt flower wreath tutorial by Rubyellen over on A Beautiful Mess seems like a great place to start!<p>Maybe you just want to do all white flowers and green …

How-To: Make a Magnetic Knife Rack

I think we can all agree, handmade gifts are the best. And this DIY rustic wooden knife rack is among the most rad gift ideas I have seen yet!<p>You may end up making this, and like it so much that you decide to keep it for yourself. Fair enough, but I hope you plan ahead and get enough materials to …

Kitchens

DIY Quick Corner Bookmarks

Giving someone a book for Christmas this year? Give your gift a quick, customized touch with this handy corner bookmarks tutorial from Instructables member advaym.<p>Of course, if you want to spend a little more time on it you can always use felt, or embroider some fabric, or use some more decorative …

Crafting

Baked Pear and Apple Fries Recipe

Whether you don’t happen to have the proper ingredients to make crust, or just aren’t a big fan of pies, you can get you fill of sweet seasoned fruit with this simple and satisfying baked pear and apple fries recipe from a zesty bite!<p>[via foodffs]

French Fries

Pop Secret: Easy Paper-Bag Microwave Popcorn

When it comes to homemade snacks, nothing beats a freshly popped bag of popcorn. But if you don’t have the time or wherewithal for the stovetop variety of this crunchy delight, then why not make your own microwave popcorn in a brown paper bag? Says Daniel Gritzer of Serious Eats:<p>Recently one of my …

Flavors

DIY: How to Care for Aloe Vera, the Plant of Immortality

Growing up in a beach town, I saw my fair share of sunburns. (We were a bit more lax about sunscreen in those days). Luckily my stepmother always had …

10 Floating Shelves to Create Contemporary Wall Displays

Floating shelves are a sleek, contemporary solution to dress up a blank wall while adding a little extra storage or display space. Affordable and …

Hardscaping 101: Hog Wire Fence

What I’ve noticed more and more lately (and admired) are hog wire panels: used for fences, gates, and trellises. A mainstay on ranches for decades, …

Dwell

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Home Tours

​Savory Marinated Tofu

Introduction: ​Savory Marinated Tofu<p>Truly Tasty Tofu. This tofu is anything but squishy and tasteless. It is sweet and salty and a little bit sour, …

How to Make a Guitar Rack

If your guitar collection is getting out of hand, this is the project for you.<p>Materials and Tools:<p>1-by-3-inch and 1-by-8-inch pine or poplar …

Woodworking

Print Out Your Own Free Vintage Style Posters (Yes, Free!)

Like many of you, I often struggle with finding artwork I like versus artwork I can afford. For example, I love vintage posters. But good, …

Posters

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ISPs

12 Sneaky Storage Tricks for a Tiny Bathroom

There's more room in those slim spaces and tight corners than you think.<p>Keep everything you need right at your fingertips — but off your countertops.

12 Sneaky Ways to Hide Household Eyesores

Camouflage your home's ugly (but necessary) spots.<p>Camouflage your home's ugly (but necessary) spots.

DIY: A Holiday Fire Escape

Supplied with fresh garlands and white lights, we brought holiday cheer to a fire escape in Manhattan’s East Village. And we have a few ideas for …

Guest Post: Jenny Meese

Hello everyone. As a huge fan of Aristocrafty, I’m so excited to guest blog today. Like many of you, I have taken to Pinterest for inspiration. Every …

Make Your Own Fly Trap: Death to the Pests!

I, Stephanie, have a personal vendetta against flies. I can't stand the way they sound. I can't stand the way they look---all hairy and buggish. I …

To Bee: Compact Beekeeping Kit for Urban Gardens

Backyard beekeeping has never been more streamlined than this. ‘To-Bee’ is a compact beekeeping setup specifically designed for urban and suburban …