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Jan 12, 2015

Organize This: How to Make a Wood Crate Charging Station

In Process Charging Station

We all have a space crowded with charging cables, and the inevitable accessories that accompany our tech. this easy to make charging station allows for clean and easy access without the clutter.  

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Nov 24, 2014

Quick and Easy DIY Project: Make a Faux Wood Grain Mouse Pad

created at: 11/24/2014

A super simple office project, requiring but two ingredients and ten minutes of work? We'll take it.    

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Nov 12, 2014

From the Desk Of... : A Peek at the Workspaces of Designers, Artists, and Makers

Hand-Eye Supply, purveyors of fine work inspired goods, tools, and gear, recently released their new collection of awesome workplace photos, and the people that create there.    

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Apr 28, 2014

How to: Make an Industrial Steel Magnetic Memo Bar

I love a complicated weekend project as much as anyone, but I get equally excited about a quick 15-minute build that's full of clever use of materials. Case in point: this industrial modern magnetic notice bar. 

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Apr 10, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Metallic Desk Organizer

Metallic DIY pencil holder

Somehow, at least at my office, it only takes five minutes to completely wreck my desk, but a good forty-five to clean it back up. 

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Mar 26, 2014

How to: Make a Large DIY Worktable or Multi-User Desk

I'm digging this one: by embracing very affordable materials (OSB subfloor panels, pine 2x4s and 2x6s), this project pulls off a high/low aesthetic that actually benefits from its low cost.    

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Feb 17, 2014

How to: Make Quick and Easy Leather Storage Bins

created at: 02/17/2014

We all need an inexpensive way to store little sets of goodies: the ingredients for a project, that paperwork you've meaning to get to, your daily carry items that you take off and out of your pockets each evening. To keep everything in check, allow me to suggest these simple, rugged leather storage bins

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Sep 23, 2013

How to: Make a DIY No-Sew Felt Storage Box

created at: 09/23/2013

I'm not a one-project-at-a-time sort of craftsman. I'm a start-it-while-you're-motivated, then-put-it-away-while-you-refine-it-and-start-something-else kinda guy. 

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Aug 28, 2013

Roundup: 6 Random Items You Totally Need NOW

DUSTPAN + BRUSH SET - BLACK

This week, I've come across some seriously amazing items featuring awesome design, each stylish and useful in your daily life. 

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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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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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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

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Nov 01, 2012

15 Natural Wood Grain Gadgets

Many (most?) guys appreciate the utility and drool-factor of modern technology and gadgets (smartphones, tablets, and the like) but prefer a bit of the "old school" analog vibe to warm them up a bit.

These wood grain gadgets and accessories make the best of both worlds: the latest technology, with classic styling.    

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Aug 13, 2012

Ephemicropolis: A City of Staples by Peter Root

Artist Peter Root built this amazing micro metropolis using nothing but a standard issue staples - no fancy office supplies, no glue, no nothing. Just patience and a steady hand.  

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Jul 19, 2012

Behind the Scenes at ManMade: My Top Ten Tools and Tech

created at: 07/19/2012

This week, my pal Gregory, tech editor at the always amazing Apartment Therapy, invited me to participate in their My Tech Top Ten, where writers, artists, designers, and other creatives share the gear and tools that help them do their work and stay organized.  

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Jun 27, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Tape Dispenser for Your Workshop or Studio

I just went downstairs to check: I have fourteen rolls of tape in various states of use, haphazardly stacked in piles and hanging from random protusions, each equally covered in sawdust and many in paint and woodstain. A few of them are repeats: I have no less than four 1" 3M ScotchBlue rolls started, likely because I wasn't able to find them when in the midst of a project. Clearly, I need a better solution.  

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Jun 25, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Wooden Desk Fan & Heater

created at: 06/25/2012

Not a day goes by that I'm not thankful that I get to work from home. Not needing to drive anywhere, the opportunities to eat healthfully when I need to, and the ability to keep up with small household tasks throughout the day are simply awesome. There's only one drawback (well, other than the ability to get away with napping anytime I please): heating and cooling all day. Whereas most folks can simply set the thermostat to catch up with them when they get home from work, since I live in a very temperate climate I'm at mercy of the blazing hot summer days and the numbing chills of winter.  

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Jan 27, 2012

7 Ways to Organize Your Home Office in 2012

A decade ago, office organization looked the same as it had since the advent of the personal computer: inbox/outbox, some filing cabinets, storage boxes on shelfs for extras, and drawer organizers.

Now, in the era of smart phones, tablets, multiple computers, all sorts of input devices, electronic bill pay, Stamps.com, docu-scanners... (should I keep going?), staying organized in your home office is very, very different.

Professional organizer Angela Kantarellis offers her seven roadblocks to an organized workspace in 2012, and what to do about them.  

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Nov 01, 2011

How to: Make a Double-Barreled Rubber Band Gun from Office Supplies

created at: 11/01/2011

I make routine visits to the hardware store. At least weekly, usually more. I'm at the craft store multiple times a month, and a regular at the fabric shop, art supply emporium, and every thrift store on the high street (Which, in my city, is actually called High St.) 

Doing what? Well, finding supplies to make stuff, of course. I'm constantly sourcing materials to cut out, slice up, reconfigure, then glue or sew back together to make something else entirely.

John Austin, on the other hand, takes a different approach, and heads straight to the office supply store.

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Aug 18, 2011

21 Cool Gadgets and Tech Accessories for Creatives

For centuries, the adage "the right tool for the job" has rang true in all sorts of creative, artistic, and handmade fields. That's no different in 2011, where the image-heavy, fast production-centric digital world demands we keep up with the times. And so, we turn to gadgets and technology to make our creative world more productive and more awesome.

But, which accessories and gadgets to invest in?  

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