I Love These Artisan Block-Printed Textiles From India
Here are three ways to style them.
Aug 1, 2022
11 Hanging Planters You Can Make YourselfProjects & Improvements
Because we know you want plants EVERYWHERE. (We do, too.)
Jun 15, 2021
Get Started Now: 9 Stylish Gifts To Stitch, Knit or EmbroiderProjects & Improvements
The projects pair especially well with wine and Netflix.
Sep 2, 2020
A Disastrous Duplex Was Transformed into a Warm and Artsy Montreal HomeTours
When David and Ara bought this house in 2015, it was a duplex, and, more importantly, a complete disaster.
Jul 31, 2020
DIY Room Decor: Lace Doily BowlsOrganizing
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 with old ones. This simple DIY project is a great way to organize some of your trinkets, and also a great use for all those old doilies floating around in the universe. Whether they’re from your local thrift shop or passed down from your family, this project is a great way to give doilies a new fresh life.
Jul 17, 2020
DIY to Try: How To Make Your Own MudclothProjects & Improvements
My love affair with mudcloth is well documented. If you are unfamiliar with the stuff, mudcloth is a somewhat heavy fabric, sewn in strips, and dyed naturally with mud. It usually has a graphic pattern of geometric lines and dots, in high contrast black and white. Given the process of making it, it’s no surprise that the real deal is also somewhat expensive.
Jul 17, 2020
10 Impressive DIY Wall Art Projects from Our House ToursProjects & Improvements
“Decorative art isn’t necessarily created just by bona fide artists. Everyday folks can get in on the action too, and make custom work for their walls. We asked our house tour residents to tell us about their DIY art projects, and the results are endlessly impressive. 1. Above, a Southwestern rug-inspired painted canvas from Kathryn & Perry’s “Have Less Do More” Apartment: My proudest DIY has got to be our little dining nook/statement art wall!
Jul 16, 2020
One Minute Tip: Build Your Own Snowblower CabProjects & Improvements
At Apartment Therapy, we believe the more personal you make your space, the happier you will be in it (and that goes for the time you spend caring for the roads leading up to your space, too!). In today’s video, Grandpa Carl shows us his hand-built custom snowblower cab, which he invented and built for less than it would cost to buy one commercially.
Jul 15, 2020
DIY Project Idea: How To Make a Lamp Out of AnythingProjects & Improvements
The key to making a table lamp is finding the correct socket set-up and mount. Some readymade kits already exist but, otherwise, you have to figure out what works best for your chosen vessel-turned-lamp base. I myself had a random wooden vase/candleholder that perfectly accommodated a basic globe shade from the hardware store. It was screaming to become a lamp, and I was more than happy to oblige.
Jun 24, 2020
Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas: 10 Inspiring Succulent & Cactus GardensPlants & Yard
In lieu of buying my Mama cut flowers this year, I am thinking it would be fun to make her a sweet plant arrangement. Below are 10 potted garden ideas using succulents and cacti, which I especially like because not only are they pretty, they are also low maintenance. TOP ROW 1. Cactus Garden from From Ezter With Love 2. Pretty Lace Flower Pots, DIY from A Beautiful Mess 3. Hanging Kokedama Plant, DIY from Free People 4. Vintage Planter Cacti Garden from A Beautiful Mess 5.
Mar 11, 2020
Easy Wood Finish: Tung Oil and WaxProjects & Improvements
Finishing wood can take days and even weeks, but there are a few natural and easy wood finishes that Ben Light recommends as alternatives. Today, he brings us: Tung Oil and Wax. Finishing wood can take days and even weeks, but there are a few natural and easy wood finishes that Ben Light recommends as alternatives. Today, he brings us: Tung Oil and Wax.
Mar 11, 2020
Colorful Accents: Framed ScarvesDesign Ideas
I have a bit of an obsession with scarves. I can’t go into a shop without beelining toward the pretty folded squares or colorful looped displays. They’re a year-round wardrobe staple. Though the season for long knitted types will be here before we know it, I’m looking toward the silky square versions for inspiring wall hangings. I’m off to Brimfield for the final antique show of 2013.
Mar 11, 2020
Homemade Home: Great DIY Projects for Bedrooms from Our ToursDesign Ideas
Searching for some new solutions for your bedroom? Take a look at these projects from our house tours. Ideas include DIY artwork, making a pallet bed and building your own closet and nightstand.1. Hang old window panes 2. Make a pallet bed 3. Create your own collages and frame them4. Build your own closet5. Hang wall planters6. Put jewelry on display7. Use pegboard behind your bed to add texture 8. Turn an old mantel into a headboard9.
Mar 11, 2020
Before & After: Floorboards to Cheese BoardsProjects & Improvements
Brooklyn to West‘s Ariele has done it again. In my opinion, she’s the junkyard, dumpster diving, demo-ed house DIY Queen. This gal finds discarded household materials throughout Brooklyn and transforms them into artistic, thoughtful, and beautiful everyday objects. Most recently, she’s taken floorboards and changed them into cheese boards. Genius? YES!Ariele never ceases to amaze me.
Mar 11, 2020
13 DIY Ideas to Chic-Up Any KitchenProjects & Improvements
Don't let a blah kitchen get you down - pretty it up with one of these DIY projects.
Mar 4, 2020
Reuse & Recycle: 10 DIY Pendant LightsLife
These budget friendly pendants were created from things you just might have laying around your home: terra cotta pots, cardboard, wire baskets, hanging planters, pretty paper. You can find the tutorials below. I’m adding a couple of them to my fall to–do list.TOP ROW:1. Globe Pendant Light, DIY from Apartment Therapy2. Terra Cotta Pot Pendant Lamps, DIY from Urban Gardens3. Cardboard Pendant Light, DIY from Poppytalk4. Paper Starburst Pendant Lamp, DIY from 3 Rs Blog5.
Feb 27, 2020
How To Make a Magnetic DIY Frame for Artwork…in 10 MinutesProjects & Improvements
I’m on a DIY framing kick right now, and dealing with all the artwork I’ve accumulated in the past year. I’ve also discovered rare earth magnets, which are proving very handy for various projects (like this wall organizer). Put the two together and you get a cheap and custom way to temporarily hang artwork that’s easy to swap out when you’re ready to display something else.
Dec 19, 2019
Upholstery Project: How To Make a DIY Headboard with Fabric SlipcoverProjects & Improvements
I get obsessed with things I see on Pinterest, and this padded headboard (okay, the whole place) is one of my recent fixations. I like the modern, streamlined look of it— but that it’s also more relaxed than a lot of the tufted, nailhead DIY headboards I see all the time.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Project Idea: How to Make Easter Baskets from Sugar StringProjects & Improvements
These simple and sweet Easter baskets, made from sugar and string, are a great DIY project for the upcoming holiday. Reader Krys shows you how her grandmother used to make them when she was growing up. Read on to learn to make them yourself: 3 cups sugar Acrylic spray Lace or ribbon (optional) 1 spool crochet thread (350 yards) 3-9 inch balloon Approx.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Lighting Project: How To Make a Swing Arm Wall SconceProjects & Improvements
I’m a big fan of DIY lighting projects— once you get the basics down, an entire world of lamps, sconces and pendants open up to you. Here’s everything you need to make this industrial-style swing arm wall sconce. A pair would look really nice on either side of your bed, wouldn’t it? For this project, I purchased all supplies from Grand Brass.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Home Decor: Lego Family PortraitProjects & Improvements
If photo shoots make you cringe, then Lisa’s Lego-themed family portrait might be more up your alley. It’s cute, but not TOO cute. See how she did it…. Lego Minifigures IKEA Ribba Frame Heavy Cardboard Command Strips Scissors Glue Stick Hot Glue Gun 1. To make the mini figurine family, choose the right hair, heads, bodies and legs (and dogs!) from your Lego stash.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Home Decor: How to Make a Vinyl Chalk Cloth Wall OrganizerProjects & Improvements
I’m a bit preoccupied with black and white. While always a classic pairing, inspirational black and white images have been popping up everywhere recently — like this recent roundup of entryways. Lucky for me, my 1910 apartment has a fantastic vintage black and white bathroom. It also has a bit of an odd 18″ angled wall that was screaming for a DIY solution! I chose to create a wall pocket organizer using vinyl chalk cloth, in part because you can write on it (how fun!
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Home Decor: How to Make a Leather Valet TrayProjects & Improvements
When Paul’s not busy restoring vintage items, he’s down in his basement workshop crafting leather goods for his etsy shop. Most projects are made to fill orders but, every once in awhile, he makes personal projects as well, including this super simple valet. Here’s how to do it yourself: Skill Level: Easy Time Required: 1 hour Project Cost: $20-50 (depending on size and tools used) When choosing your piece of leather, pick something thick and firm enough to hold its shape.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Home Decor: How to Make a Rope Side Table from ScratchProjects & Improvements
Ashley loved rope-wrapped side tables, but didn’t like the idea of buying two for her living room. After some brainstorming, she came up with a cheap solution that: a) met the need for an accent table and b) mimicked the look of woven rope. Although not great for houses with cats, they’re an otherwise affordable and stylish alternative.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Project Idea: How to Make a Modern Pegboard Shelving SystemProjects & Improvements
As DIY projects go, this is one of my favorites. A photo of one popped up here on Apartment Therapy last year, and it’s been in my crosshairs ever since. I love this shelving system because it’s simple, yet pretty, and can be configured in multiple ways. It’s also very easy to make, with a little precision and patience.
Dec 19, 2019
Poke Acupuncture’s New Spot On MelroseDesign Ideas
Name: Russell Brown // Poke AcupunctureLocation: Los Angeles, CA The last time we visited Russell’s office at Poke Acupuncture, he was at his old location in West Hollywood. Just in the past couple months, he’s moved to an actual storefront and brought his DIY talent to this incredibly curated new office space. Succulents, fine art, books and hand crafted furniture are just some of the truly awesome elements of this acupuncture office.
Dec 19, 2019
We Just Discovered Overstock’s Hidden Section of Handmade DecorDesign Ideas
It's giving Etsy and Amazon Handmade a run for their money.
Aug 21, 2019
How To Make Vegetable DyeLife
I found a page from an old book all about creating vegetable dyes! The author and source are unknown, but the dyes are absolutely gorgeous! These are not just beet juice dyes, they are made to last and come from plants you might find in your own backyard or out on a nature walk. Let’s start with dyeing wool, since according to this vegetable dye elder, that is the easiest material to work with, before graduating to silk, linens, and cottons.
Jun 29, 2019
Adam & Daniel’s “Boclectic Craftern” LoftTours
Name: Adam Pogue + Daniel Aston (their dog Otto and two cats Sissy Spacek and Motorhead) Location: Downtown — Los Angeles, CA Size: 936 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years — rent Adam and Daniel have developed the perfect mix of bohemian and craft in their downtown loft. Everything down to the hand-stitched couch is thoughtfully designed and displays example after example of their incredible DIY fortitude.
Jun 5, 2019
Before & After: Trashed Hutch Turned Vanity DresserProjects & Improvements
When Sausha first encountered this hutch she thought it was too far gone to be worth refinishing. It had been repainted more than ten times and was in need of a major sanding effort, among other things. But instead of trashing it, she took it as a challenge and made plans to repurpose and refinish the piece…Sausha chose to work with just the lower portion of the hutch and began by sanding it down to remove the build-up of paint.
May 6, 2019
Before & After: Two-Liter ArtistryProjects & Improvements
One way to remove the evidence of my, er, I mean ANYONE’S serious Diet Coke addiction is the recycling bin. That way may be eco-savvy, but the neighbors can count, so it’s not terribly stealthy.Perhaps illustrator and character creator Eric Barclay’s way is better. And way more colorful than just green.“Ranjit and Indira,”Eric then applied gesso so that the surface had a bit of texture to it (acting somewhat like a high-adhesion primer).
May 6, 2019
Before and After: Decoupaged Child’s ChairProjects & Improvements
Take a little four-dollar thrift store chair. Add some cut-up bits of colorful paper and that magical elixir known as Modge Podge. Spend a few hours making it all come together and you get……a one-of-a-kind seriously fun seat! Erin at In Between Laundry made this basic thrift store find something special by getting busy with the colorful paper and the Modge Podge. We especially like how the botanical/butterfly motif echoes the natural texture of the woven seat.
May 5, 2019
Before & After: Box Spring Chair & TableProjects & Improvements
Of the many Before and Afters we have featured, this one may take the prize for the biggest blindside, meaning when you click through, you will in no way have figured out what was coming and the ‘After’ photo just may knock you flat. While you can sometimes predict how a thrift store dresser or end table will be saved and transformed, just try it with this box spring. You’ll be wrong. Trust us. Just go look.We told you!
May 5, 2019
Before & After: A Moroccan Pattern Stenciled BathroomProjects & Improvements
This relatively plain bathroom got a major face lift with something that looks as good as wallpaper, but is actually impeccably painted, DIYed stencil handiwork. While that has a huge impact on the space, there are a few other east improvements that A Pumpkin and a Princess implemented that helped transform the room — can you spot them?Crystal from A Pumpkin and a Priness set out to makeover her guest bathroom, all on her own.
May 5, 2019
Before & After: Boy’s Bedroom RedoProjects & Improvements
Michele’s son had outgrown his room’s decor, and everyone was sick of the orange, purple and red color scheme. It took a couple of weeks to re-do it completely, using a lot of what they already owned, plus adding a few new things to the mix. The goal was to keep it affordable and simple.This room might win the award for the most handmade things in one space.
May 5, 2019
Before & After: Retro Chair Reaps Benefits of ReupholsteryProjects & Improvements
Kaylei McGaw, Associate Editor at Lonny, inherited this ripped vinyl saucer chair from her Great Grandmother. Not wanting to get rid of it, she decided to hand it over to the talented folks at Chairloom. She picked fabric, they reupholstered it, and now the chair’s got another fifty years of life. See the transformation next…. Not only did baby get a new pair of shoes, she got a whole new wardrobe!
May 4, 2019
How To Make a Succulent WreathPlants & Yard
I took a trip to the craft store a couple of weeks ago with the intention of picking up a few Christmas decorations. On a whim I decided to DIY my own succulent wreath, and walked out with my arms filled with supplies. I love the idea of decorations that can easily be modified and used year round. When the season is up I plan to remove the bow and hang my wreath outside.
May 4, 2019
Christmas DIY Craft Project: How To Make an Etched Snow GlobeProjects & Improvements
Has it snowed yet where you live? No? Then here’s a quick and easy project to create your own Winter Wonderland, using glass etching cream and some tape. Faux snow globes are great for mantel decorations or the table. You get all the snowfall, without the boots or mittens! Here’s how to make one yourself… Materials Glass dome or cloche Etching cream Paintbrush Painters tape Hole punches (at least two sizes is ideal) Instructions: 1.
May 4, 2019
Try This DIY Art Project: How To Make a Handmade Bird MobileDesign Ideas
Here’s a great idea for a DIY art project you can make, inspired by the art of Mark Hearld. Hearld is a British artist whose gorgeous prints, illustrations, and ceramics depict British fauna and flora dancing with color and movement. His installation at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a huge flock of painted wood birds suspended over visitors— something I dreamed of hanging in my house. Alas, I’ll have to (happily) make do with this DIY bird mobile I concocted instead.
May 4, 2019
DIY Project Idea: How To Tie Dye Napkins with Permanent MarkersProjects & Improvements
Years ago my grandma gave me a huge stack of napkins and, even though I knew that those plain white ones weren’t really my thing, I politely took them. Fast forward to a recent afternoon of marker tie dye fun! I’m a little embarrassed to show you how easy it is and I can truly say I really had fun creating these little masterpieces. • Rubbing alcohol (min.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Boring Blank Wall Becomes UnbelievableProjects & Improvements
A long weekend to Amanda and her husband usually involves some sort of DIY project. Recently, they had an empty wall in their living room that was in desperate need of some attention, and more storage. Their project is pretty remarkable… In need of a solution that took up minimal space, but added more functionality to our living room, Amanda and her husband figured out how to build a wall mounted shelf and combined desk. Shelves can be moved around as needed.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Dull Door Gets Dressed Up DIY-StyleProjects & Improvements
I think AgaP. would admit that this wasn’t her “best” project in terms of ease and fun. But the finished result is pretty spectacular and inspiration to those of us with entryways whose doors have seen better days. Take a look and see how it turned out: AgaP. had a “bad craft day” and encountered every DIY problem in the book. But, armed with her list of dos and don’ts, you’ll learn from her mistakes, and it’ll be all smooth sailing from there.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Recycled Pallet Pops With New PurposeProjects & Improvements
As upcycled projects go, this one is pretty impressive. Using recycled wooden pallets, Jack created a piece of DIY furniture that barely resembles its former life as industrial supplies. It also has a special feature that’s as surprising as it is inventive! Jack deconstructed the pallets to create this modern, angled coffee table, complete with a glass top from IKEA. And not only is this table nice looking, it’s also collapsible, making it great for small spaces.
May 4, 2019
DIY Fall Decor: All Gold EverythingProjects & Improvements
Fall is officially here, and everything is coming up gold. From garlands and wreaths to pumpkins and pears, read on for simple ways to DIY this metallic into your home for the season. TOP ROW: 1. Falling leaves garland from 6th Street Design School. 2. Gilded acorns available to buy from Light of Day Creations on Etsy, but an easy thing to DIY! 3. Gold-painted branches from Popsugar. 4. DIY no-sew burlap table runner from Inspired by Charm. 5. Gold-dipped log candleholder DIY on the Etsy blog.
May 4, 2019
How to Live Like an Artist, According to Ceramicist Helen Levi (Hint: You’re Gonna Need Snacks)Design Ideas
If you fantasize about trading in your cubicle for a former-warehouse artist’s studio flooded with light, filled with plants, where snacks flow freely—then you’ll probably think Brooklyn-based ceramicist Helen Levi‘s life is pretty dreamy. We asked Helen to walk us through her daily routine and tell us about her beautiful studio. It didn’t disappoint. Don’t think you’ll get to live that artist life?
May 3, 2019
13 Cheap, Easy and Remarkably Ugly Christmas Sweaters You Can Totally MakeProjects & Improvements
Like the ongoing pumpkin spice latte craze, the ugly sweater trend isn’t going anywhere. Chances are, you will get invited to an ironic Christmas sweater party, and you will be socially shamed if you don’t wear something appropriately ugly. If the thought of spending money on an item you’ll only wear once makes your wallet cry, here are 13 DIY ways to ugly-up an inexpensive thrift store sweater. Leave it to Studio DIY to craft the cutest ugly sweater ever.
May 3, 2019
How To Make a Leather Bench with Only One Power ToolProjects & Improvements
I have a confession: Sometimes using power tools scares me. I know – that’s embarrassing for a DIY-er to admit. But I also know, deep down, I can’t be the only one who feels this way. So, what if I told you that you could make this bench with minimal tools and minimal upholstery skills? Seriously, there is no sewing involved.
May 3, 2019
Get Your Flower Fix Any Time of Year with these Faux TutorialsProjects & Improvements
Fall is a time to pile on comfy textures, introduce richer color palettes, have fun with Halloween decor or just fill your home with pumpkins. The downside? Fresh, seasonal flowers are now few and far between, unless you have a strong passion for mums. Ruffled This stunning paper magnolia bouquet by Lia Griffith was originally made for a summer centerpiece. However, the muted colors definitely are fall-appropriate.
May 3, 2019
Stylish DIY Projects To Make Your Dog Feel Right At HomeProjects & Improvements
If you’re one of the many who adopted a shelter animal this month (or even if you’ve had your trusty pal for way longer), it’s important to make sure your new family member feels at home. If you’ve got a crafty bent, you don’t have to rely on what the pet store has to offer — take a look at these diy projects which add style to your home and bring comfort and fun to your pooch.
May 3, 2019
Pull Back the Curtain With These Beautiful DIYsProjects & Improvements
Not everyone is a fan of curtain pull backs and that’s absolutely respectable. I myself am a fan of straight hanging panels. But if you’re drawn to this look or want to give it a try here are 7 DIY projects to inspire you. (Above) Let’s kick things off with these wood bead tie backs. They fit in with the popular Scandi design trend and will cost you less than $15 for the set. If you want to add a little more color, you can always paint or dye the beads before stringing.
May 3, 2019
Learn How to Block Print (The Easy Way)Projects & Improvements
Meet Liz Corkery, a Sacramento-based artist who founded and runs Print Club Ltd., an online source for fine art silkscreen prints. Through Print Club, Liz works with other artists to create and sell limited edition works on paper, but she also has a deep love for cooking and entertaining so has combined those interests in this beautiful set of hand-printed napkins.
May 3, 2019
Talented Makers Share What’s on THEIR Wish ListLife
Last week I asked favorite makers, designers and tastemakers to share their recommendations for splurge-worthy tableware to create the perfect holiday table setting. (And I want each and every item they suggested!) But I also asked them to share some gift-giving recommendations for those interested in giving the gift of handmade and well-made items. Below, some great suggestions to consider this weekend in between the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales frenzy!
May 3, 2019
30 Really Great Gift Ideas From Etsy For Every BudgetDesign Ideas
Looking for special gifts that will leave the giftee all warm and fuzzy? Skip the usual big box retailers and flashy tech items and consider the flipside of holiday shopping: the handmade, artisanal little guy. Etsy has more fantastic store fronts than we can even begin to count, so there’s basically something for everyone. If you want to save time by scrolling through countless regretsy-type products and go straight to the good stuff, read on for 30 of our favorite finds.
May 3, 2019
Treat Yo’ Self: 10 Luscious Gifts to Give Yourself This HolidayDesign Ideas
Who says you can’t sneak a gift to yourself in the midst of all the selfless shopping for everyone else? Before you choose that next perfect, thoughtful gift for your second-cousin-once-removed, head over to Etsy for a sweet little treat for yourself. For a tiny treat with big impact, pick up this luscious-smelling tube of coconut-oil infused bath salts and soak away the holiday stresses. Is this meant for kids? Maybe. But come on.
May 3, 2019
My Artwork Appeared on an Episode of Fixer UpperDesign Ideas
Seeing your face on TV can be an exciting and surreal experience — but if you’re an artist, seeing your work on TV might possibly be even more exciting. Apartment Therapy reader Lauren Williams is a textile designer and artist, and she recently had the honor of seeing her artwork featured on HGTV’s most popular show, Fixer Upper. Here’s how it all happened: Back in August 2017, Lauren was doing a little networking.
May 3, 2019
6 Artisan-Supporting Companies That Will Make You Feel Good About Your PurchaseDesign Ideas
In these visually stimulating days of Pinterest, Instagram, and oh too many platforms to name, it’s hard to know if that cool little dress or unique brass necklace you’re happily sauntering home with, is actually supporting the original artist or artisan who made them. Companies, big and small (ye shall not be named), are more and more on the hook for ripping off designs and art from artisans and designers who often don’t have the manpower or funds to fight back.
May 3, 2019
A Solar Eclipse Experience For Everyone: DIY Wall Sconce Using HEAT TrivetsProjects & Improvements
Whether you’re in a prime location to see the solar eclipse or not, this easy wall sconce is a sight to see, and it doesn’t require any protective eye wear. This project is the perfect way to add layers and depth to your home lighting (can anyone say hygge?!). To top it off, it requires absolutely no wiring, and no outlet. Count me in. With the simple push of a button (or remote) you can enjoy your own “eclipse of the home” for far beyond 2 minutes and 40.1 seconds.
Apr 30, 2019
Punch Needling Abstract Art: A Modern Twist On A Not So Modern CraftProjects & Improvements
If you’re the kind of person who loves the look of embroidery, but “can’t even“ with the time it takes to tediously work every single stitch into a project, punch needle might just be for you. Lazy crafter? Punch needle. Can’t ever seem to color inside the lines? Punch needle. Enjoys crafting while sipping a bottle of wine? Pick up a punch needle. Punch needle has been around for a very, very long time.
Apr 30, 2019
Terrazzo Attraction: Super-Easy DIY Magnet TutorialProjects & Improvements
Terrazzo is coming back in new and exciting ways! Love the modern takes but just want to take a tiny dive? Add some Terrazzo to your kitchen or desk with a mix of DIY Terrazzo magnets! Materials Polymer clay Wax paper Magnets Gel Superglue (like Loctite Gel or Gorilla Glue Superglue Gel) Tools Geometric cutters Step 1. Roll out your base color to approximately ¼-inch thickness on wax paper.
Apr 30, 2019
Cyanotype Fabric: The Easiest Abstract Art Project You’ll Ever TryProjects & Improvements
I’m seeing blue everywhere these days – kitchen cabinets and islands, sofas, and curtains, to name a few. What about adding those stunning blue hues to your walls? And no, I don’t mean with paint. You may have heard of an old technique called cyanotype printing. It’s been around, well, since the 1800s, and has since stretched from a practical means of making blueprints, all the way to various forms of art in the printmaking and photography world.
Apr 30, 2019
Balancing Act: A Simple & Fun Game Even DIY Rookies Can MakeProjects & Improvements
One of the greatest intersections of design happens when function and taste meet. Even more so is finding the sweet spot between functional kid-friendly toys and tasteful decor. In an age full of plastic, heavily-branded games, and now fidget spinners and glitter slime, it’s hard to imagine a world where toys and games can double as home decor. Unless, that is, you purchase an expensive artisanal alternative, or make your own.
Apr 30, 2019