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How to Make a Bailey's and Amaretto

Here's a great dessert drink made using a shaker. There's only two simple and ubiquitous ingredients involved, so no special preparations are needed. …

Liquor

4 Home-Brewing Mistakes Most Beginners Make

When you start home brewing, mistakes can be discouraging. But they don't have to be. What you see as a mistake could turn out to be a learning experience on the path to great home-brewed beer. Here are four of the most common brewing mistakes and what you can learn from them.<p><b>Neglecting …

How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …

How To: Repair and Restore a Thrift Store Chair

Thrift stores, garage sales, Craigslist... They're great sources for finding furniture. Sometimes (re: 95% of the time), though, this furniture has …

Thrifting

Basic #Turntable Setup Guide

Makerspaces Making a Difference: (Re)Making Town Park Sk8 Gallery

<i>This is a repost from the upcoming East Bay Mini Maker Faire‘s blog. While you should certainly go to the fair in Oakland, Calif on Oct. 20 if you are able, this post is more about what impact makerspaces can have on the broader community.</i><p>Douglas Kittredge is a carpenter, builder, set-builder, and …

How to Fix Up Furniture for a Garage Sale : Furniture Restoration

Life Hack of the Day: Turn an IKEA Stool into a Kid’s Bike

IKEA instructions can be difficult enough to follow as is, but what happens if you didn’t follow them at all and made something else instead? Samuel Bernier and Andreas Bhend spent two days reverse-engineering the Swedish furniture company's FROSTA stool into a kid-sized bike. According to the duo, the handlebars feel “a bit stiff” but the wheels “roll like a dream.” Wanna make your own? Check out Bhend’s step-by-step modification instruction on Instructables!

Penguin Great Ideas Series IV

I just came across some of the covers from the latest in Penguin’s Great Ideas Series, Volume IV (check out Volume III here). They’re not yet up on …

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3D Graffiti and Paintings by Peeta | Colossal

<p>Italian graffiti writer, painter and sculptor Manuel Di Rita (aka Peeta) lives and works in Venice where since 2000 he has risen to international …

Bracket: A High Back Sofa System by nendo for KOKUYO

Design studio Nendo has crafted a unique sofa system for KOKUYO, complete with high backs, that gives individuals and groups a place for privacy in …

Jack Hudson

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

“Diane Young” and “Step”, two new songs from Vampire Weekend - The Fox Is Black

I popped on to Rdio this morning and noticed that Vampire Weekend had a new single out called “Diane Young” (you’ll get it when you hear it) from …

 ‘Projecto Nuvem’ by Argentinean artist Eduardo Coimbra

Folding Wheel Design for Wheelchair by Vitamins Design

Carrying wheelchair when traveling by car requires some extra space, but this <b>folding wheel concept</b> offers an easy way to travel with a wheelchair. …

Industrial Design

Articles about comfy spot on Dwell.com - Dwell

As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from...<p>Today begins Dwell.com's Friday round-up series, in which the editors take a look back at our week in Web-reading and call out a...<p>For those seeking a hidden locale to …

Home Tours

The Exact Cellphone

Imagine using a smartphone that sports a bare minimum design and yet is functional enough to pass off as the latest high-tech device. The Sustainable …

Articles about asta lounger on Dwell.com - Dwell

While the papa-san chair adds little to an interior besides nostalgic references to college crashpads, it's still a comfortable...<p>If you chase long afternoons lolling by the pool, with longer evenings of the same, there is only one piece of furniture on your...<p>In the wake of InStyle Magazine's …

Baton Rouge

Articles about cottage on Dwell.com - Dwell

A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square feet.<p>The Hatch Cottage is both a gorgeous example of American modern architecture and a peaceful retreat located in a pristine...<p>On an eight-foot-wide site in London, architect Luke Tozer cleverly squeezed in a four-story …

Lake Erie

Articles about fedro colibri on Dwell.com - Dwell

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Home Tours

Articles about bill gates announces condom design contest on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 to the designer who creates a condom that's more pleasurable to...<p>Last weekend I headed down to the Big Easy as a judge for the first annual Billes Product Design Competition, where nine...<p>The votes are in! With your help, we have selected …

Bill Gates

Bray's Island home, South Carolina by SBCH Architects on design-dautore.com

Dora Bicycle Helmet Offers Better Safety for Its User

<b>Dora bicycle helmet</b> is one of ingenious modern industrial designs that provides safety for the user. The main problem with city transport for …

Bicycle Helmets

Erik Barthels on Buy Some Damn Art

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

Adagio Outdoor Swing by Francesco Rota

I’m pretty sure swinging is still a thrill no matter what your age is and it’s even better when you find one that’s not kiddie-size. Italian designer …

Andy Warhol Brillo Box Pouf

Fab.com has lauched their first line of products and they are hitting the ground running with their inaugural release: the Andy Warhol Brillo Box …