Make all your appliances look like old school Game Boys

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 20 August 2015

Unless you were living under a rock (there’s no shame), you were probably obsessed with your Game Boy during the 90s. What’s not to love about playing Tetris and Super Mario Land in 8-bit awesomeness? But now it’s 2015 and many of us don’t have our Game Boys anymore. Sad but true.

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The Swiss Army Barbie makes all your handyman dreams come true

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 19 August 2015

There are good ideas. There are bad ideas. And then there are just super awesome ideas. The Swiss Army Barbie is a super awesome idea. As if you couldn’t have guessed already.

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Father and daughter create an epic cereal-eating machine

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 19 May 2015

To make life easier in the mornings for his wife, Ivan Owen and his daughter created the ultimate cereal eating machine. That is, a machine to make Owen’s daughter eat her cereal faster because her mum always tells her to hurry up.

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Cat owner pays $35,000 to turn his home into an indoor garden oasis

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 5 May 2015

Thought your cat tower was badass? Check out this entire home decked out to please a cat. Well, 18 cats. Yup, one cat-obsessed owner is master of 18 cats and spent $35,000 on renovations to turn every room into a kitty paradise. These cats have everything now: high beams, staircases, cat beds, towering scratch posts, and a koi pond.

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Watch as one man builds a makeshift home for a homeless woman

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 4 May 2015

This is a truly inspiring story we’ve come across and we’re so happy to be sharing it. Elvis, who lives in Los Angeles, had formed a friendship with 60-year-old homeless woman Smokie after she knocked on his door asking for recyclables to exchange for a little bit of money. Instead of sending Smokie on her way with a few recyclables, Elvis went above and beyond, building this woman a makeshift home to live in.

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He made a flamethrower with a leaf blower and cornstarch

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 6 January 2015

All hail Ivan Owen for his inventive design of a flamethrower! All he needed to make this marvelous contraption was a leaf blower and cornstarch (the fuel). Oh, and a propane torch for ignition. Why would you ever need a flame thrower, I hear you asking. Well, in Owen’s case, it could be a hoard of zombies. Because you never know when the zombie apocalypse is going to come.

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This guy just made a fireplace coffee table and he’s sharing the DIY instructions with you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 27 November 2014

That friend who just bought his new home with a fireplace? He’s got nothing on your shoebox apartment with a fireplace coffee table! Posted on the Instructables website, designer Jonathan Odom featured instructions to create his fireplace coffee table in eight simple steps. Using just wood, concrete, an ethanol burner, and a few other tools, Odom […]

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This is possibly the only pair of DIY anime jeans in the world

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 22 August 2014

While fashion designers all over the world are wringing their hands in despair over what new designs they can possibly come up with for the next season’s pair of must-have jeans, one German cosplayer already has it down pat. Make it anime, of course! Known only as Kirameku for now, she has cunningly made good use of some water-based textile paints to draw strategically positioned 2D lines and creases on a pair of plain denim jeans.

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Don’t let the book bugs bite! Open books absolutely engulf this headboard

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 21 July 2014

Canberra-based graphic designer Kassandra wanted a homelier feel to her new apartment when she moved in a couple of years ago, so she snapped up lots of old books from a thrift shop, and hammered 27 of these onto wood that was then put up as the headboard. It looks glorious, though we can’t help […]

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How to make a fake decapitated head in a jar

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ can now sorta become The Governor, by having their own collection of decapitated heads in jars. Mikeasaurus of Instructables teaches us how to create one with this cool DIY guide.

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Cacti that you can eat: DIY house plant cupcakes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 8 March 2014

Here’s a tasty dessert that tree huggers and masochists will enjoy. Brooklyn-based baker Alana Jones-Mann has created cupcake replicas of cacti house plants, and she tells us how via this DIY article.

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An AT-AT rocker for your little sith kids

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 7 March 2014

If you want your kid to someday rule the galaxy as a Sith lord, you better start them young. EPBOT writer Jen Yates is on the right track with this AT-AT Rocker she and her husband made in early February. It comes with all the details of an actual rebellion-quelling AT-AT Walker, minus the cool lasers of course. She even added in a few details to make it comfy and safe.

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Make your very own instant ice sculptures

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 1 January 2014

Those little hand warmers you use during the winter might be more handy than first thought. Thanks to Hard Science, you can make your very own instant ice sculpture by cutting open those chemical hand warmers, boiling the contents and then dripping over some of the leftovers. The results? A winter wonderland. A very miniature […]

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Cardboard this, that, and everything

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By Annie Churdar in New Eco on Thursday 19 September 2013

Gone are the days of messy crafting projects that look worse and cost much more then simply buying it from the store. With the rise of Pinterest, the internet has become much better at producing DIY projects that are simple, smart, and eco friendly. My favourite for the day is this set of sleek cardboard […]

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DIY google glass

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 27 June 2013

Despite recent complaints of Google Glass being too expensive, rude, and likely to inspire mistrust, one man decided to take a leap of faith and make a pair for himself. And he saved around $1500 in the process. Whether you call it faking it or just being smart, this guy may have taken DIY science […]

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