• 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

Showraum Berlin
Okt
5

Sharp @ Showraum

Showraum in Berlin is a fantastic ”hack” studio and shop. Patrick and Regitze Kerti started the studio which features tons of great stuff made of found and recycled materials. The cupboard below is restored from West Germany of the late 50s. The graphic is one of Regitze Kerti`s architectural illustrations, hand painted in black and [...]

And Dots Café, Berlin
Okt
5

Rocking Amputees…

I recently had the pleasure of stumbling across the And Dots bubble tea bar in the up-and-coming Reuterkiez neighborhood in Berlin. The And Dots Bubble Tea bar is full of creative spirit and features amputee chairs, D.I.Y rocking chairs, a ”Give Box” (in which you can drop things you no longer want and grab something [...]

Michelberger Lamp Idea
Okt
5

Mad Mag Lamp

This is yet another example of the abundance of brilliant ideas @ the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin. A steel wire frame has been covered in old book and magazine covers. Strings have been added afterwords, and small colorful colibri reside on top of it. You can D.I.Y by stripping an old lamp shade or by [...]

Michelberger Bar Pendant Lamp
Okt
5

D.I.Y Fringed Pendant Lamp

Michelberger Hotel in Berlin is a ScrapHacker´s haven, mecca – Wonderland…Ingenuity, style and humor are all important components in the eclectic and lovely Scrappy Chic Decor – needless to say – I´m a big fan! Lighting and fixtures are all special and original, and all hacked, in one way of the other. I´ll feed you [...]

Hello Etsy Berlin
Sep
18

Hey There @ Hello Etsy Berlin

The first day of Hello Etsy Berlin -a conference hosted by online crafts market Etsy- was feverishly electric with anticipation and excitement. Once the site for actual production of electricity, the converted plant of eWerk seemed the more-than-perfect backdrop for dreams of crafting craft success stories. A great line-up of interesting topics, engaging speakers and [...]

Melody Rose Upcycled ceramics
Sep
14

When Granny met Goth

On the legendary weekly markets, London´s Portobello Road features a buzz of crafty makers and exciting ideas. Something that caught my eye in particular (when I browsed the stalls there this August) was the upcycled ceramics by Melody Rosemeare and brand Melody Rose. Melody reinvents and repurposes the old floral ceramics by adding crisp, and [...]

Octopus Lamp
Sep
14

D.I.Y Octopus Chandelier

Saw this easily hacked idea in a store, I call it the octopus chandelier.  The retail price of this statement piece was about $2500/₤1600. I am thinking you could make it yourself for about 10% of that. As you can see there´s a total of 16 lamps connected to a central ring. As this type [...]

Patchwork art
Sep
14

D.I.Y PatchWork Art

I saw this idea for a some DIY patchwork art at a interiors store in Stockholm. Besides great colors, what stood out is the illusion of depth. The patches are simply colored paper cut-outs. A layered effect is acheived by differentiating the space between the patches and the back board by mounting some of the [...]

AREAWARE
Sep
14

Bin There – Done that?

I saw these fabulous waste baskets at the NDD Space in NYC. The modern day plastic standard is hacked by traditional rattan, the result is a product in which both components get to shine in the respective qualities. The baskets are by Areaware, a design venture which for me stick out from the crowd. They [...]

Room divider
Sep
13

Mind the gap

I saw this cool and understandable room divider solution at the restaurant of the Ships & Trades Inn of Chatham (England) this summer. The room divider, resting on a steel frame with a net of overlapping wooden slabs, creates a great effect. It divides the large space and creates a private ambiance for the table. [...]

Barricade bench
Sep
13

Barricade Hack No 2

This hack, was seen in Spanish Harlem and featured by Miss Heather on the great NewYorkShitty Blog. Seems the N.Y.P.D barricade set is quite the versatile hack material. The super cool ingenuity of hack, in which support from a fence is part of the design, was the idea of the gentleman to the right in [...]

N.Y.P.D Table
Sep
13

Barricade Hack No 1

This N.Y.P.D blue barricade table was seen at a restaurant on 1st Avenue. I am thinking many of you out there would like to make your own…However, this hack seems a bit tricky to come by, I´m guessing the many police officers patroling the streets of Manhattan wouldn´t be ok with you taking their stuff [...]

Doha Chebib Log Bowls (photo courtesy of www.loyaloot.com)
Sep
13

Logs of Love from Doha Chebib

Doha Chebib is the designer behind these glorious Log Bowls which she designed for CABIN, a design exhibition by Canadian creative studio Motherbrand that explored Canadian symbols and myths. Chebib is part of the fab Loyal Loot Collective, alongside Carmen Douville, Dara Huminski and Anna Thomas. The collective is Canada based (Edmonton, Alberta) and met [...]

Housing Works
Sep
13

Saviours of Souls and Scrap

Housing Works is a lifesaving thrift store concept which I love. Donated and sold stuff pays for essential medical care for thousands of homeless and low income New Yorkers affected by HIV and AIDS. Housing Works are excellent communicators, both visually and conceptually, both in-store and online. They engage by making purpose and vision clear [...]

P1190430
Sep
13

Shipwreck Chic

I stumbled across The great War Craft Line by Uhuru at the NDD Space on Manhattans East 3rd Street in May of this year. Immediately, I was struck by the genius of team at Uhuru, which have built the line from reclaimed teak from the upper deck of the decommisioned USS North Carolina, a battle [...]

The Reed Annex
Sep
12

Are You Reedy?

The team at Staple Design, owners of The Reed Space (and Reed Annex) on Lower East side Orchard Street (no 151) are doing a fab job. They keep it fresh by a steady stream of collaborations and happenings and have lately been teaming up with street art legend OBEY and been the organizers of a [...]

Bike outside the Acne Store on Greene Street
Sep
12

Knits on speed

This stunning piece of eye candy was strategically parked outside of Swedish apparel brand Acne´s Greene Street store. For other great and wacko yarn hacks, check out the cool blog YarnBombing!

IMG_7865-WM
Sep
12

Trunk Funk

This hack was seen at a shopping mall in Stockholm. The design is straightforward, and super versatile. Just imagine a forest of funky tree trunk shelfs rising from floor to ceiling in your living room! Add a birdsong soundtrack to that to take the edge of your hectic urban days…If your not to keen on [...]

Marble & Box Sideboard
Sep
12

Slab My Box Up

This elegant hack is from Albert & Jacks (bakery and a lunch restaurant) in Stockholm. A simple marble slab on top of a bunch of wooden boxes. To bad the the design doesn´t include the possibility to open the boxes! SHARE

Plastic Bottle Chandelier (1)
Sep
12

Genius in a bottle

I saw this plastic-bottle chandelier in a window in Stockholm. Such a great hack! Check out the construction and DIY!   SHARE

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