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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
This DIY stained glass Instagram project is not for the faint of heart. And I don’t mean actually making it. I’m talking about showing off your photography to anyone who walks past your window. You have to be pretty confident in your photography skills. Someone told me that having a fantastic Instagram account is easy […]
A few months ago, I decided I had a wardrobe of redundant and boring clothing and set about enlivening them. I thought about acid jeans and tie-dying shirts, using permanent markers and spray-painting stencils. None of that ended up working, but I did find the magic of bleach! Now have my own t-shirt label where I use bleach to hand-paint limited edition designs onto 100% combed cotton t-shirts. The Bleachers are for those who are into non-mass-produced t-shirt designs, supporting local artists and being a little bit different from the pack.
After lusting over the most expensive Lamborghini ever, a 28-year-old guy from China decided to build the damn thing himself by referencing a mini model of the Lamborghini Reventon to modify a second-hand Volkswagen, re-welding the chassis and relocating the engine. He spent less than US$9,500 in total, saving, what, US$990,500 off the US$2m price tag? This man is our hero.
Blik and Bruce Mau Design (BMD) just launched a do-it-yourself design tool that allows users to create eco-friendly wall graphics from the comfort of their own home. The DIY tool allows the user to become a graphic designer, creating personalized messages using dynamic letterforms. This sustainable line of wall graphics is generated from a customized font developed by BMD.
There are too many little kids that have better gadgets than most 20 somethings. It is time for them to take a break from those and pick up this book from Oliver + S: Little Things To Sew. It features adorable paper doll illustrations by Dan Andreasen, with two full size pattern sheets and two card stock paper dolls to dress. Kids love learning how things are made, especially their own clothes.
Ever wanted to try your hand at making something out of leather? This DIY passport holder is a great little project: simple in design and construction. This nifty idea was created by Jepsen Leather Goods, who make well-crafted accessories. Also check out their sleek iPad case and bicycle tool bag.
Your CD might come in a case with an interactive wheel you can spin to change the original line art. Your cassette might be housed in a 45 record melted and molded around it.
From simply refashioning old or damaged clothes into chic new ensembles (refashion) to creating glamorous gala wear out of old filmstock, plastic bottles, or fashion magazines themselves, Bloomington, Indiana’s Trashion club is one of many around the world promoting clothes that are wildly creative, one-of-a-kind, and a whole other level of recycled.