• Feather DIY

    Free flyin’ feather D.I.Y

    tisdag, oktober 16, 2012

    I’ve been experiencing somewhat of a writers block lately, meaning no posts on the blog for a while. However, I’ve been pinning daily doses of D.I.Y onto Pinterest and Facebook, so make sure to connect over there to stay tuned! Anyways, what better way to celebrate ridding the shackles of writers block than with some [...]

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  • Cross Stitch DIY Ideas & Tutorials

    Itchin’ to be stitchin’

    onsdag, september 19, 2012

    Oh boy have I gotten the itch for cross stitch! In my quest to find a cure, I’ve stumbled across the most amazing Cross Stitch DIY projects and tutorials, 10 of which I’ve gathered below. As awesome ideas tend to come from equally awesome people, tapping in to the stories behind the ideas comes highly [...]

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  • Cut-in-half table DIY

    The great DI(-Y)VIDE

    tisdag, september 18, 2012

    I gotta tell y’all, the D.I.Y blogosphere is indeed where the magic happens! The round-up of ideas in this post aims to prove my case by gathering of bunch of projects that I refer to as 2-in-1 magic makeovers. The featured projects shows how to make the most out of less (with a little help [...]

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  • Hacky hanger

    Hacky Hanger D.I.Y

    fredag, september 7, 2012

    Coat hangers are super easy to come by, you’ve probably got a bunch of old ones stacked at the back of your closet or in a dusty box in the attic, am I right? Instead of leaving them to that drab destiny, plunge into the pool of inspirational D.I.Y ideas featured in this post! The [...]

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Inspiration

DIY Inspiration - Neon Renewal
Mar
12

Neon Renewal – 5 D.I.Y ideas

Let a dash of D.I.Y neon spruce up your spring. I’ve gathered 5 doable examples to inspire some neon renewal and revamping of an old pair of shoes, a clutch, a purse, some glass bottles and your hallway mirror. Link to tutorials under each pic – Enjoy! D.I.Y Nail polish Painted Neon Sole High Heels [...]

DIY Tripod Lamps - Inspiration
Mar
12

Tripod Lamps – 3 D.I.Y Ideas

Sculptural (and pricey) designer tripod lamps have been around for a while. Thanks to a couple of hacky D.I.Y bloggers you can create fancy looking tripod lamp in no time at all (and at a fraction of the price). This post features inspiration and 3 stylish D.I.Y hacks which will most definitely get your hacker [...]

painted stones
Mar
10

D.I.Y – Painted Stones

Rocks and stone are, literally, the building blocks of our civilization. Their solid nature means they’re perfect for building robust things. Yet, in being solid, they don’t exactly open up for hacking – no basic hand-held tools can change their properties. The fact that stones are abundant in backyards, on beaches, in forests and just [...]

Cork DIY Ideas
Mar
9

Cork hacks – 6 D.I.Y ideas

Weekend’s coming up, and perhaps some festivities along with it. Parties are awesome, but cleaning up after them can be a bore. Sneaking in some D.I.Y into the mix will make it a whole lot more enjoyable. Corks are awesome raw material for hacking, so I gathered 6 easy DIY ideas on how to un-cork [...]

Washi Tape DIY Inspiration
Mar
8

Washi Tape – 10 D.I.Y ideas

Explore your visual universe using Washi Tape. The genius ‘papery’ tape allows for instant creative expression, up your walls, on your floors, onto practically anything. I’ve gathered 10 D.I.Y friendly Washi Tape ideas to inspire some D.I.Y action – Enjoy! Washi Tape Tree Via ApartmentTherapy   ” Washi comes from ‘wa’ meaning Japanese and ‘shi’ [...]

DIY Collar Inspiration
Mar
8

D.I.Y Collars – 10 ideas

Today is International Womens Day…today is also the day of the H&M and Marni designer collaboration global launch. I say celebrate girl power and Marni by letting the collection inspire some D.I.Y action. There are lots of goodies among the Marni pieces, a personal favorite is the Sequin Peter Pan collar… It so happens that [...]

christopher bettig
Mar
7

Inspired by Chris Bettig

Christopher Bettig is a U.S based French multi-disciplinary designer whose work I love. Always with raw edge and buckets of punky attitude, his pieces still come out in awesomely sleek executions. He’s done a series of eye-catching spiky wood installations featured at retailers like J.Crew and San Fransisco based CandyStore Collective. You’re also likely to [...]

DIY Polka Dot Ideas
Mar
7

Dot-ify your life – 5 Ideas

I´m a huge fan of polka dots – always have been, always will be. In my mind, the graphic black & white duo goes with anything, anytime…I’ve gathered a bunch of ideas (and links to awesome tutorials) on how dot-ify and reinvigorate whatever you’ve got lying around the house…Hope these tips will inspire some hacking [...]

Clothespin Art
Mar
2

I ♡ Clothespin Art

Seeing overlooked everyday items turned into something cool and beautiful fills me with hacker joy. The ‘Peg Carpet’ creations by Dutch studio ‘WeMakeCarpets’ does exactly that…and more. The tactile, intricate pieces, commissioned by the Graphic Design Museum in Breda, The Netherlands, stick out with their graphic argyle pattern made entirely out of clothespins, mimicking the [...]

DIY Plate Wall Ideas
Mar
1

DIY Plate Wall Ideas

Plates are a dime a dozen in thrift stores which creates excellent upcycling potential. One awesome way to let them shine anew is to create a plate wall. Grouped together plates create a lot of sculptural drama, adding an edgy focal point in any room of your home. However, you don’t want to throw up [...]

Upside Down Planters - DIY Inspiration
Feb
29

DIY Upside Down Planters

Sometimes a tiny tweak from a designer presents a giant leap for the design thinking of mankind…Oki, so ‘a giant leap’ might be stretching it, but I really think the twisted logic of design hit ‘Sky Planter’ from Boskke is a great example of simple, yet startling design (ps. did you know Boskke is derived [...]

Hacky Knit DIY Ideas
Feb
28

Knitty Gritty Lamps

Give your home a warm & fuzzy feel with a little help from these knitted lamp ideas. There should be a little something for everyone in this Top-10 pick of mine – Enjoy! Cable Knits via ChairToSpare.com via Stickklubben.blogspot.com Experimental The ‘Matt’ lamp by Ilot Ilov (via ReadyMade) Snug wool fit The ‘Grandma Lamp’ by [...]

D.I.Y Cutlery Upcycling Ideas
Feb
28

D.I.Y Cutlery Upcycling

In drawers, attics and thrift stores of the world, stacks of cutlery just keep piling up. Although we might on occasion appreciate antique cutlery, most of us stick to our everyday IKEA sets, leaving inherited sets or thrift finds all packed up. This fact made me search for reuse ideas, and my gosh, there are [...]

Yves Klein Inspiration
Feb
27

Inspired by Yves Klein

A splash of energetic Klein blue shade adds instant wow-factor to practically anything. Artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) used the bold hue throughout his career (and also patented it as his own ”International Klein Blue” with Hex code #002FA7). You might have seen his sponge paintings, or some of the more sensual body paintings. In 1961 [...]

Judith Seng
Feb
25

Chunky Chic

Judith Seng is a German artist/designer whose pieces makes me all giddy…She combines the chunkyness of brute wood with the gleam of high-gloss paint, creating her signature crisp & hacky aesthetic. The ”Trift” series (2009) consists of raw wooden blocks seemingly dipped in gradient shades in a perfectly muted palette. But Seng is no one-trick-pony, [...]

chalkycover
Feb
24

D.I.Y Chalkboard ideas

So yeah…I know this ain´t exactly new. But somehow, I can’t seem to tire of chalkboard paint and it’s multitude of creative applications. Although covering entire walls is pretty awesome, one of my personal favorite hack ideas is that of taking an old empty frame and add a chalkboard centre, either of basic cardboard or [...]

Martha Stewart DIY Lamps
Feb
23

Tissue Paper D.I.Y lantern

Now ain´t this pretty? Spotted this awesome D.I.Y hack idea over at Martha Stewart. Best part of it is…that it´s a super easy D.I.Y project, all you need is a basic lantern, tissue petal-like paper cut-outs, some scissors and double sided tape. The fact that IKEA´s ”Regolit” lantern is priced at only $5, gives this [...]

Wheel barrow furniture
Feb
23

Wheelbarrow Hack´n´roll

Can´t believe we haven´t seen more of these, I mean a wheelbarrow bench – that´s just genius! Pic by Flickr user kim.rossi Why so cool? Well, it enables you to move around the heavy bench on your own, ensuring you your place in the sun, or in the shade for that matter. Making a wheelbarrow [...]

Recycled Beer Bottle Hack
Feb
22

Genius in a Bottle

This hack from blog CreativeJewishMom is simple yet stunning. It makes use of common old beer & wine bottles – a waste staple everywhere… The graphic bottle hack idea shows that some spray paint & geometric pattern easily morphs them from drab to fab. The magic transformation is acheived by 1.) simply removing labels, spray [...]

Hula Hoop Rug DIY
Feb
22

Hula Hoop D.I.Y rug

A hula hoop ring, some old yarn (or old tees!) & some finger knitting action is all you need to make a rug! Anne of crafts blog Flax&Twine made a great hula hoop rug inspired by a recycled tee hula hoop project she spotted at the Disney Family Fun site (see pic below) Anne wrote [...]

Liz Sherman Store NYC
Feb
21

@ Liza Sherman, N.Y.C

”I love giving things a second chance in life” says Liza Sherman, owner of Liza Sherman Antiques – a treasure trove and scrap hacker haven on Bedford Avenue of N.Y.C´s West village… Sherman combines her scrap hacker vision with great artistic style -  items for sale in the shop include Belgian mining carts converted into [...]

UMBRELLA LAMPS
Feb
10

Hacking in the Rain

Seeing a lampshade like the one above, It strikes me as odd that umbrella lamp shade hacks are so rare – is superstition preventing us from seeing the obvious? Did some browsing and found a couple of other examples where umbrellas have been hacked in various ways – enjoy! Double up Steely Grey Great look [...]

Forså Lamp cover photo
Feb
4

Fors(-å) of nature

During a walk the other day I grabbed a few branches from a pile, thinking I wanted to make something out of them…and back home, a couple of hours later, I found myself the happy maker of 2 brand new branch lamps. I hacked an IKEA Forså Lamp work lamp to get the parts I [...]

coverphototennis
Jan
31

Hacky Racquets

Beautiful vintage wooden tennis & badminton racquets are a common sight in thrift stores and markets – perhaps you´ve got one or two stashed away in the attic somewhere? They´re decorative as they are, yet, some hacking could give them some new relevance in the contemporary home…This is what you tend to see in markets: [...]

Salad Spinner Art
Jan
30

Salad spinner fireworks

Not only does this spin art D.I.Y project pop visually, with its alluring dramatic swirl, it also has a fun hacky dimension as it´s made using a basic salad spinner.  The ingenious hack consists in placing a custom-cut paper at the bottom of the spinner and then dripping paint while giving it a spin. Check [...]

Bowler Hat Lamp
Jan
27

Hats off!

Hats off to this bright and lightheaded idea: The Bowler Hat Pendant. The Bowler pendant lights, designed by British designer Jake Phipps and named after “Jeeves and Wooster”, have received a warm welcome as a hacky statement piece, equally cool hung alone or grouped together. The retail price is about €200, but I´m thinking some [...]

Suitcase chairs
Jan
26

Just in (suit-)case…

It´s easy to stumble across beautifully aged vintage suitcases these days. I like them, sure, yet, with no specific long-term area of use other than the decorative ”it-item” du jour, it seems most of them will stay put in that market corner…unless, that is…some creative hackers come up with a straightforward way to re-use them… [...]

Aaron Moran Art Work
Jan
25

Pallet Hack 2.0?

These hacks might not be the most D.I.Y friendly ones, but I´m thinking they could plant some small seeds of inspiration… Featured above here is the art by Vancouver based artist Aaron Moran (born 1986) who has a trademark hacky, and amazingly cool style (scroll down for some more glorious creations of his). I´m thinking [...]

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