Vinyl LPs - records, albums, 12"s, whatever you want to call them - maintain a cult-like following, even in 2010. Audiophiles love to collect and actually play them, hipsters like to pretend they own them, hip-hop producers are still sampling them, and all kinds of artists are paying homage to the analog days of yesteryear.
Me? I like to listen to the good ones, and make stuff from the rest. And luckily, so do Anne and Todd. They made this DIY room divider out of used LPs, which sets two spaces apart while still allowing one to see through, maintaining the airiness the room already has.
They don't provide an exact how-to at Apartment
Tongue-in-cheek art site TheOatmeal wants to help you know the best times to use a semicolon, "the most feared punctuation on earth." From connecting independent clauses to super-commas and high-fiving dinosaurs, this is one grammar lesson you'll never forget.
Hands down, this is the finest piece of recycled bike part art I've seen. Most just end up looking a bit, well, like hot glued dirty used bike parts, but this clever repurposing of a chain ring actually makes for some surprisingly high design.
Inspired by the Etsy shop 1 by Liz , April from The Hipster Home whipped this up for her mister as a holiday gift. Here's how she did it:
"The first challange was to find a free or inexpensive bicycle chainring. (Ok so the REAL first step was researching and figuring out exactly what the spiky circle that the chain goes around was called. NOW YOU KNOW TOO.) Since we’ve got a handful of bike shops
There aren't too many things I simply won't put in my mouth...but room temperature coffee is on that short list. So, I'm a big fan of reusable coffee sleeves that keep your hands safe and your drink warm.
And I'm a particular fan of handmade reusuable sleeves - knitted ones, felt ones, and corduroy ones with photos inside! The only thing better would be a way to stick it to light poles and fire hydrants and the side of my Vespa.
Alexandra Pulver has done just that - and I think it's brilliant. " [At first] I came up with this magnetic cup-holder. It is made out of polypropylene and folds flat for easy portability.
After I made this I
Here's a fresh take on the fusing plastic bags/DIY Tyvek trick: creating a strong base with opaque white plastic bags for durability, then adding an attractive top layer for some graphic punch!
- 1.5" cotton webbing (or polyester or nylon)
- Plastic grocery bags or other plastic packaging
- Fray Check or thread glue
- Belt buckle (I took one off an old belt)
- 3/16" metal eyelets and eyelet tool (make sure your belt prong will fit through this size)
- Coordinating thread (and heavy duty thread if you have it around)
Even if you're not a devoted Nikon disciple, they're offering some great free how-to videos that appeal to anyone interested in digital photography.
My three faves are these by Joe McNally, who's the kinda guy from whom you just wanna learn.