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12 Asian Slow-Cooker Meals to Come Home to Dinner Served

Cooking

How to Make a Triangular Wall Storage System

In rounding up awesome geometric objects for the home, we came across this handy little kit for making your own geometric wall caddy. Naturally, we had to figure out to make it ourselves, and using materials we already had. The result? A playful collection of wall triangles perfect for storing …

Crafting
Coats

DIY laundry soap you can make in less than 5 minutes

The word is out: DIY cleaners are one of the biggest home trends for 2015, according to Pinterest. And we’re here to help you join the trend.<p>Not only can DIY cleaners be more cost effective, but they are also free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) frequently found in traditional cleaning …

Housekeeping

This 2-Step DIY Tote Is The Most Genius Use For Old T-Shirts

When a closet clean-out leaves you with a pile of old T-shirts, use this simple trick to (almost instantly) turn them into super-sturdy, re-usable tote bags.<p>DaveHax explains the no-sew, 2-step strategy: Cut off the T-shirt sleeves and neck, and tie the bottom for a tote that can serve as a BYO …

T-shirts

Life & Business: Ten Ways to Bootstrap a Sustainable Business

Brooklyn-based architect Emily Fischer founded Haptic Lab — an interdisciplinary design studio focused on using tech for craft — when she felt …

Fair Trade

DIY Clay Wind Charm

When I was younger I collected wind chimes. We would keep them in the garden hanging from trees and in the summer I was never happier than when I sat …

Crafting

Sailor’s Knot Handmade Quilt

A new Meg Callahan quilt is just what you need, considering the cold air that’s bound to make itself at home for another few months. And, unlike the …

Bring Back Snail Mail With These Modern Eye-Catching Envelopes

Yong-Hwan Shin, of NBDC (Nordic Bros. Design Community) in Seoul, Korea, gave the document envelope an eye-catching Memphis-y update that I’m dying …

Design

Before & After: A Broken Chair Gets Refurbished and Rejuvenated

It is far too often that I see pieces of furniture thrown onto the curb, still fully functional with just a few nicks, bruises and scuffs here and …

DIY Portable Hanging Wall Pocket

In this house, things tend to pile up quickly. Specifically, on my desk – I’ll spare you the “before” picture. Now that Spring is in swing, the …

Trompe L’oeil Constructions Made from Layers of Plywood by Ron Isaacs | Colossal

<p>Starting with layers of Finnish birch plywood artist Ron Isaacs builds elaborately designed constructions onto which he paints, in a trompe l’oeil …

Typography Mania #232

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at …

Typography

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer | Colossal

<p>In this recent series of digital artworks, Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer begins with dreamy landscapes of mountainous forests …

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Pop Romance: 11 High/Low Design Ideas to Steal from Hero in Paris<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design …

Coffee Table From Crates - FineWoodworking

This artistic and unconventional idea for your home will blow the brains out of your guests, especially when you mention you made it.<p>The making is …

Furniture

How to grow a lemon tree from seed

When life gives you lemons, grow trees!If you’ve ever seen a flowering lemon tree, you’ll understand why. For those of you who haven’t, allow me …

DIY Photo Clipboards

Looking for a unique way to display your favorite photos? Learn how to make these <b>DIY Photo Clipboards</b> to show off those gorgeous shots! You can also …

DIY Room Decor: How To Make Easy Paint-Dipped Jars

(Image credit: Thou Swell)<p>Sweet and simple: make these minimal bud vases with reused glass jars and spray paint.<p><b>Skill Level:</b> Easy <b><br>Time Required:</b> 1 …

Crafting

How To Make a Simple Scrap Wood End Table

If you have ever built a piece of furniture for your home, you know the unparalleled joy it can bring you (no matter how fancy or not fancy that …

Woodworking

Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony

Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food. Few things are more frustrating than being a garden lover trapped in a teeny-tiny …

Gardening

DIY Room Decor: Lace Doily Bowls

(Image credit: Melissa DiRenzo)<p>I'm an accessory junkie, it's true. I like to make, buy and hunt for new accessories and it's very hard for me to part …

Crafting

50+ DIY Project Ideas for the Bedroom

When you're renovating, redecorating or simply sprucing up your home, it can get really overwhelming to take on too much at once. So let's pare it …

Bedrooms

52 Brilliant Ideas for Organizing Your Home

<b>1. Turn old dresser drawers into handy-dandy hang-alls!</b><p><b>2. Recycle used mailer tubes into snazzy wine bottle holders!</b><p><b>3. Old leather belts? Scrap wood?</b> …

DIY Project: Leather Organizer

Leather has become one of my favorite materials with which to work. Even though tracking it down can feel like a pain (although I’ve shared some tips …

How To Make "Fold, Stitch & Stuff" Floor Cushions

Big pillows may be readily available, but what if you long for custom accessories that won't break your bank? My mock boxed cushions stuffed with …

Sewing

Photorealistic Steel Wire Mesh Portraits by Seung Mo Park

Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park never ceases to amaze us with his skilled craftsmanship in working with wire. In addition to sculpting three-dimensional figures with the malleable, metallic rods, he manages to carefully clip layered sheets of stainless steel wire mesh into …

Art