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Aug 15, 2013

DIY Inspiration: Top Drawer Stair Storage

Storage / Interior design. Photo by Osamu Abe

When it comes to smart, minimal design, Japan often takes the cake. If you are going nuts due to the lack of storage space, you gots to take at look this!

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Aug 14, 2013

A Serious Case of House Envy: 23.2 by Omer Arbel

23.2 Home. Photo credit: Omer Arbel

It's hard to believe that this Vancouver property is actually a home and not the set of a perfectly styled magazine cover, but people actually live here. Want to see the rest? (you do). Click through to get a mini tour.

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Aug 06, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

created at: 08/05/2013

There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and bushes and tree trunks...Most of the time, you just sit and gaze at the caverns that form and crumble and then form again and gaze into the caverns that form and crumble and then form again between the incandescent logs. You build fantastic worlds among those pulsating walls and arches and colonnades. You sit, in other words, and dream. The East African has an almost limitless capacity for this masterly and delightful form of inactivity, and when his friends see him squatting there, lost, they

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Aug 01, 2013

DIY Idea: Make String Covered Pendant Lights

Bonbon by Ana Kras

I'm inspired by the look of these pendant lights; a great way to add some color and a bit of rustic texture to your home.

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Jul 30, 2013

How to: Make Low Cost, Large Scale DIY Map Art

My buddy and fellow blogger Andrew came up with this great solution to make rustic, big impact artwork that can serve as the focal point of a room for less than dinner for two.    

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Jul 23, 2013

How To: Make a Custom Rug from Carpet Tiles

If you have one of those awkward corners in your place, where no store-bought carpet will work, then this DIY project is perfect for you. Don't worry, it doesn't have to be pink.

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Jul 11, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Side Table Out of an IKEA Hamper

We never tire of a clever IKEA hack, and this is one of our faves. What used to keep track of your dirty socks can now hold your coffee and magazines.

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Jul 09, 2013

Inspiring Workspaces: The Mozilla Factory in Japan

Mozilla Factory in Japan [http://nosigner.com/case/mozilla-factory/]

Mozilla's new space in Japan is what our interior design dreams are made of: bright open spaces, pops of colour, and a minimal aesthetic that allows for ideas to grow.

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Jul 08, 2013

Furniture Design Inspiration: The SPOOLSTOOL

The SPOOLSTOOL by Joe Levy [http://www.behance.net/gallery/SPOOLSTOOL/9530227]

Whoa... Part coffee table, part extension cord, part desk lamp, part stool, part piece of functional art. Indeed, good things come in small packages.   

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Jul 01, 2013

Modern Canadian Design: The Label Chair

The Label Chair by Félix Guyon & La Firme [http://www.behance.net/gallery/CHAISE-ETIQUETTE-LABEL-CHAIR/7315149]

As ManMade's resident Canadian, I don't want to toot our own horn, but seriously, how awesome is this Label Chair? Vintage inspiration and modern design at its finest.

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Jun 27, 2013

How to: Give a Vintage Fan an Industrial Modern Makeover

created at: 06/27/2013

Vintage desk fans have great lines, and can bring and old world, industrial-vibe to any space. Most are made pretty well, and worth picking up for a few dollars at thrift stores and secondhand shops. 

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Jun 12, 2013

Design Inspiration: The Worknest Modular Desk for Creative People

The Worknest Modular Desk [http://www.behance.net/gallery/WORKNEST/9025739]

A desk that lets you configure your workspace according to your work style and needs? I’ll take it!   

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Jun 07, 2013

Inspiring Interiors: Maurizio Zucchi's Amazing Home

Inspiring Interiors - Maurizio Zucchi [http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2011/07/25/home-of-maurizio-zucchi-italy/]

When it comes to interior design inspiration, the Italian approach always tops my list. So, I'm grabbing a few tips from this inspiring home to spruce up my place.

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Jun 04, 2013

Design For Your Walls: The Tear Off Wallpaper by ZNAK

ZNAK Tear Off Wallpaper

Renters rejoice! A tearable wallpaper that' clean, stylish, and easy to use. Looky here:

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Jun 03, 2013

How to: Make a Picture Frame from a Vintage Leather Belt

Thrift stores in my neighborhood are full of these extra thick, extra decorative Western-style "cowboy" belts that look more late 1980s line dancing than late 1880s cattle rustler. It'd take a partner much braver than me to wear one in the real world, but

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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 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

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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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Apr 23, 2013

How To: Make an Inexpensive DIY Art Print

created at: 04/18/2013

So...you have a huge blank space on your wall staring at you everyday. You don't know what to do with it, but know that buying an original piece that size is way out of your budget. What do you do? Of course, you make your own.

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Apr 23, 2013

I Want to Live Here: The Panorama House by Moon Hoon

created at: 04/19/2013

How lucky are these kids? Their cool parents got them a great library space with a built-in slide...now they have no excuses to avoid doing their homework!

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