Origami Model Cars by Paper Cruisers

Stuart Chapman Reader Find

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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DIY instagram stained glass

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 12 March 2013

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 […]

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The Bleachers: the art of destroying boring clothes

Mel Baxter Reader Find

By Mel Baxter in New Fashion on Wednesday 23 January 2013

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.

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Mini Eco: cool DIY ideas

Karla Courtney Reader Find

By Karla Courtney in Cool Websites on Wednesday 5 September 2012

This is amazing hipster mum DIY at its finest. Think confetti GIFs, self-painted space envelopes and dogs wearing glasses. I have such blog envy. 

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Man builds his own Lamborghini, DIY-style

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 28 August 2012

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.

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Green DIY Graphic Design tool

Contributions Reader Find

By Joe in New Design on Thursday 26 July 2012

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.

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Little Things To Sew: illustrated kid’s book by Oliver+S

Ashley Conchieri Reader Find

By Ashley Conchieri in New Trends on Friday 18 May 2012

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.

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Leather DIY passport holder by Jespen Leather Goods

Sam Hoh Reader Find

By Sam Hoh in New Products on Friday 13 April 2012

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.

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Auris Apothecary’s unique album packaging

Contributions Reader Find

By Merzipan in New Design on Wednesday 23 February 2011

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.

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Contributions Reader Find

By Merzipan in New Fashion on Thursday 27 January 2011

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.

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