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May 28, 2013

How To: Make an Easy DIY Leather Handle Box

Via: Whimsey Box [http://blog.whimseybox.com/diy-leather-handle-box]

Then this minimal wooden box is a great (and pretty good looking) project for organizing all of those knickknacks on your desk, workbench, or kitchen counter… read more

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May 23, 2013

How to: Make a Simple Wooden Ring

created at: 05/23/2013

Caitlin from The Merry Thought shares this awesome tutorial for turning very small pieces or scraps of hardwood into natural wooden rings. … read more

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May 22, 2013

How to: Clean Your Grill in 15 Minutes

created at: 05/22/2013

Those of us in the U.S. will be celebrating the three-day Memorial Day weekend this week, the cultural beginning of summer: the swimming pools open, people are allowed to wear white (that's a thing, right?), and most importantly, the grilling season is officially underway.   … read more

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May 21, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Swiss Army Key Ring

created at: 05/21/2013

The clever hackers at Makezine came up with the cool, yet surprisingly easy, method for creating a Swiss Army Knife-style key ring as a much more efficient way to stash your keys in your pocket.    … read more

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May 21, 2013

The Portland Press Turns a Mason Jar into a French Press for Coffee

To date, I have broken four of the glass beakers from my Bodum French Press. Well, I've broken one and my wife broke three, but same/same. It's beautiful glass, but it's thin, and with daily use and cleaning, these things break. And cost at least $20 to replace.

The makers of the Portland Press know exactly what that's like, and seek to remedy it, by creating a new design of French Press that uses a standard (and very affordable) Mason jar… read more

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May 20, 2013

How To: Make a $2 Nautical Knotted Rope Bracelet, Part II

Nautical Bracelet DIY

Today we'll show you another design that's just as easy and cool looking as our previous one. Grab a pair of scissors and some rope and follow along.… read more

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May 16, 2013

Bedroom Inspiration: 3 Ideas to Create a Statement Headboard

Credit: ST Interior Design [http://www.tollgard.co.uk/]

Need to spice things up in the bedroom? (not like that). Adding a statement headboard to your space can help you revamp the look in your bedroom by making it look "full" without having to invest tons in other furniture pieces. Take a look!… read more

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May 13, 2013

DIY Idea: Use Maps to Dress Up a Wall

Credit: Ameris Photography [http://www.blog.ameris.ca/blog/2012/11/5/kinfolk-dinner-victoria.html]

Looking for a super easy - and affordable - way to dress up your walls, Christopher Columbus-style? Then, give this a shot!

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May 10, 2013

Recipe: How to Make Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow, and Bacon Bark

On first glance, this recipe might seem a little too on the nose. Like, crafted just so people on the internet will go "oooooo" and re-pin it and keep talking about bacon and whiskey like they're the first person to ever realize that delicious things are tasty. But, if you look a little closer, … read more

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May 09, 2013

How To: Make a $2 Nautical Knotted Rope Bracelet

The sun is out, sleeves are getting short, and that means: it's time to update your look for the season.

We have created two easy DIY projects that will add a nautical touch to your wardrobe without breaking the bank or having to buy a boat. Learn how to make your own knotted bracelet and...come sail, um, away.… read more

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May 09, 2013

Wyclef Jean and Jimmy DiResta Make a Functional Guitar from an AK-47 Assault Rifle

Something about this story really touches me. I've always been a fan of both Wyclef and Jimmy DiResta's work, and there's just something about the two of them talking about revolution that just presses all my buttons. … read more

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May 08, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: May 8, 2013

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Belgian-based photographer Manon Wethly shares these awesome photos of airborne beverages and other liquids through her Instagram account. … read more

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May 07, 2013

Video: A Bow Tie Teaches You How to Tie, Um, Itself

created at: 05/07/2013

The Hill-side, a Brooklyn-based necktie and pocket square company, created this sweet animated video where a bow tie teaches you how to tie itself. It's got a great old school Sesame Street-style vibe, and actually manages to be quite informative, cause there aren't any hands to get in the way.

Trust me, you want to watch this:    … read more

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May 06, 2013

How to: Make a Simple, Rustic Tripod Lamp from Wooden Dowels

I loves a DIY lighting project, and particularly dig those that can be crafted up from easy-to-find hardware store materials. Inspired by a high-end… read more

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May 06, 2013

How To: Wear Camouflage in Your Everyday Wardrobe

Menswear Style

Wearing camouflage is one of those things that you need to know how to do well, or you’ll look like a bad 90’s throwback picture. Fortunately, there are a few sartorialists out there that can help you get the look.… read more

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May 02, 2013

Reports from the Pantone and Lowe's "Color with Confidence" Event in NYC

created at: 05/02/2013

So...how was your weekend? Mine? Fantastic. I was fortunate to spend it in New York City, at the "Color with Confidence" Event from Pantone, Valspar, and Lowe's. It was organized to celebrate the release of a new line of PANTONE UNIVERSE paint collection at Lowe's, which means...

You can now get paint in Pantone colors at your local home improvement center. Design nerds rejoice! 

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May 01, 2013

The Ultimate Beer Cocktail: How to Make a Perfect Michelada

The Perfect Michelada

Tastes like sunshine and feels like an ocean breeze. What is it? An all-inclusive vacation?

Nope. It’s a Michelada, a mouth-watering beer cocktail that's perfect for the weekend (or any sunny day, really). Today, I'm sharing my go-to recipe to make a classic Michelada. Start chilling your Coronas!

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May 01, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: May 1, 2013

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

Russian blogger and photographer Lusika33 ventured inside an active volcano complex to capture these amazing lava flows and otherwise terrifying, fiery goodness.  … read more

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Apr 30, 2013

The Art of Fixing Things

Look, I'm no handyman. Sure, I'm pretty comfortable around power tools, but if you ask me to look under your sink or which staircases need a handrail according to code, I'ma just Google it with the best of 'em. 

And that's kinda lame, I'm thinking. … read more

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Apr 30, 2013

DIY Idea: How to Make Your Own Color-Trimmed Mirror

created at: 04/24/2013

Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the coolest of them all? Well, you of course.

Er, yikes... sorry about that one. But! This simple idea really will transform your - otherwise boring - full-length mirror into a legit accent piece, and it's super easy to pull off.

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