Oh, I am impatient for spring! Since I live in San Francisco where one season blurs into the next, my main craving is for more sunlight. And spring vegetables, spring dresses, and lots and lots of bunnies..
Lola Madrid, a Spanish creative agency, is working on a project that turns old cars into new bicycles. Each bike is hand built by bicycle shop owners using materials that are sourced from junkyards: car metals are recycled to build the frame, transmission belts become bicycle chains, turn signals are used as reflective lights, and the bike seat and handlebars are covered with car upholstery. More
I bet the makers of Post-Its didn't realize the impact they'd one day have on the world of simple, affordable art. It just so happens that they are also great materials as a kids activity. This weekend, use some of these designs as inspiration, or make your own one-of-a-kind projects using these everyday objects.
A fourth-generation builder, Mark Jupiter was practically born into woodworking. However, it was Mark's first professional experience designing and building a timber frame home in the Catskills that Mark really gleaned his skill set. Today he uses those skills to create handmade furniture using reclaimed materials.
For the last few decades, sewing was not seen as a valuable asset. Gone are the days when sewing was a mandatory skill in home economics class and so there are fewer men and women in their twenties and thirties who know how to sew than in generations past. More
After learning about the substantial wood waste created from the manufacturing of wooden furniture, London based designers Marjan Van Aubel and Jamie Shaw teamed up with the American Hardwood Export Council and Benchmark Furniture to research the development of a new material made from wood chips. The result: the Well Proven Chair. More
I love train sets, but we don't use ours nearly as much as we could — mostly due to the hassle of setting it up and the inability to leave it up (lest someone trip and fall.) This solution is the perfect answer to the sprawling train set dilemma! More
Drew Waters has a goal of seeing a chicken coop in every back yard. To make that happen, Drew has introduced a flat pack coop with the urban chicken farmer in mind. As part of our Meet the Maker series, Drew answers questions about his inspiration, his background and the one item he wishes he had designed...