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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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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Reddit is now a video game

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Saturday 11 May 2013

In case you aren’t familiar with Reddit, let me bring you up to speed. It’s a website that claims to be the front page of the Internet. And well, it is. Reddit fans read and rate stories, photos, and trends to see what will reach the top of the list of “what’s trending now”. But not only is […]

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Steal your own car with a DIY screwdriver key

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 10 May 2013

For those of you with a quirky sense of humor, this DIY project is the perfect touch for your next date. Just imagine all the wonderful looks of surprise or distaste you’ll earn with this fantastic screwdriver key. Everyone will think you stole your own car. The instructions are easy, so get started before you actually need […]

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Download this fabulous FM Radio for free

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 9 May 2013

Like what you see? Go ahead, just download it for free. I love this new trend of free download for product designs. Now, even cool electronics have entered the realm of DIY arts and crafts. If you have access to a laser cutter and some extra materials lying around, then you can make this. And you can […]

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DIY R2D2 heels: How geeky are you?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Wednesday 17 April 2013

It’s time to get ready for that big date you’ve been so excited about. And suddenly you have nothing to wear! What to do? Quick, these simple instructions to make R2D2 heels will save the day. Your hot date will be mesmerized with the light-up action on the toe.

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DIY Cellphone: trendier than an iPhone

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Wednesday 3 April 2013

I think I’m in love. This is the most beautiful cellphone I’ve ever seen. “Home made” meets “cutting edge” in this super cool DIY cellphone project by David Mellis. For the reasonable sum of 150$USD, you can have all the parts to make a custom, laser cut plywood cellphone that is compatible with a standard SIM […]

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Origami Model Cars by Paper Cruisers

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By Stuart Chapman in New Art on Friday 22 March 2013

Apart from sticky Post-Its, the humble sheet of paper seems to be drifting swiftly out of mainstream use, thanks to iPads, iPhones, y’know, the general digital revolution. Which isn’t a bad thing. What it’s lacking in functionality has been swapped in for novelty value, so I was happy to see writing material getting a cool […]

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