Of course we're always fans of creative reuse and this is no exception. Used bicycle rims, twine and a bit of conduit or plumbing pipe make for a functional and really cool trellis to support pea plants. More
As soon as I saw the photo of the completed project, I thought, "Hmm, this reminds me of a ceramic Shane Powers planter I saw awhile back at West Elm." I'm not sure if that was the inspiration behind this DIY, but regardless, it's super-crafty upcycling on the cheap. $4.32 to be exact. More
After our recent move to Mexico City we were looking for flowerpots for our new plants and some friends recommended we look up Macetas Genaro. They mentioned they were great looking pots, but there was no further explanation. When I found Macetas Genaro on Facebook I was surprised to see that these flowerpots are made out of recycled tires! More
For city folks and cold-climate dwellers that want a taste of the outdoors — meet the PicNYC table, an agri-industrial design concept by Dutch architect Haiko Cornelissen (by way of New York City). With this novel idea, it's acceptable and even encouraged to spill a glass of water on the table! More
The story behind a handmade item is often just as interesting as the physical item. Whether it's an artisan who puts their passion into a single quilt or art print, or a small company who refuses to lower their standards or lessen their vision, handmade goods are more than just a pretty face: they've got a lot of soul. Check out some of our favorite handmade offerings from 2011:
From reinterpreting picture frames to repurposing bar stools into plant stands, this year we've seen some amazing projects that show how a healthy imagination and some solid DIY techniques can completely transform tired objects into stylish centerpieces. Check out some of our favorite home accessory makeovers after the jump.
My friend recently sent me an article on household tips, and after mumbling, "What a great idea!" for the tenth time, I knew I had to share it with you. Some of these ideas are wacky, some are ingenious, and some are from our very own Apartment Therapy sites! So if you missed any of these cool ideas the first time around, here they are again along with some new tricks to add to your bag. More
What are you doing with all those garden-y gadgets and tools now that the cold has set in? Perhaps instead of hiding them away until the days get longer, they can be put to a different use as holiday decorations. Here are a few ideas: