March 05, 2012

Sugru Subterfuge at IKEA!

Sometimes you just have to help giant manufacturers out with a few hacks to their displays...


Tutorial to make a penny-tiled floor


Love this fearless tutorial on how to apply and grout pennies to make a cool looking floor

February 15, 2012

That's My Letter: "P" is for Personalize


Want to know how to personalize stuff perfectly on wood? This lovely blogger has figured it out.  Hint: Think pointy.

February 14, 2012

Homemade Headboard


Cool tutorial for a headboard made from steel pipe and connectors

February 10, 2012

How to cut wine bottles


I'm weirdly attracted to this whole wine-bottle-cutting-in-half movement.

February 03, 2012

Reclaimed wood ideas


I'm a sucker for reclaimed anything and these wood/tree/driftwood/branch/chair designs at the International Design Show 2012, as reported by, are inspiring.

Use rubber bands to keep clothes on the hanger


Freakishly simple fix for the problem of closet-floor Trail Mix.

February 01, 2012

Under the Sink Storage by Pink Toes and Power Tools


Ingenious method for stabilizing those twisted wonky dollar-store plastic bins - force 'em into shape with runners created from strips of MDF.

January 26, 2012

Recycled paper basket | Design*Sponge


Anyone else remember learning to sew in Home Ec using paper templates with a spiral pattern (and shrieking as you went off course at full speed)?

Well, sewing on paper just came back in a big way. This is a cool improvised basket constructed from packing paper sewn into lengths with black thread.

January 18, 2012

Beer Bottle Cap Table


Continuing my fascination with round things plunked in grout, this would be a great treatment for a basement bar top or even a backsplash.


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Nota Bene

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