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January 2011

January 26, 2011

Bookshelf-printed wallpaper roundup : Remodelista

via remodelista.com

This would make me crazy because the patterns are too obvious, but if someone came up with a less repetitious version it would be a fun way to mess with people's heads (and also appear well-read).

January 25, 2011

Lifehacker's guide to the best times to buy anything in 2011

via lifehacker.com

This is a cool chart that lets you plan your conspicuous consumption according to seasonal price breaks.

DIY wood cover for your iPhone

via shop.materialsix.com

What's cooler than a kit that let's you give your iPhone a fine hardwood backing?

Create floor plans, house plans and home plans online

via www.floorplanner.com

Well this is pretty stinkin' hot for anyone who is moving, renovating,or thinking about building an addition. Or just for people who like to move their furniture around a lot. Or their walls. The 'personal edition' is free and is under-powered for creating detailed architectural drawings, but rocks as a helper for furniture placement.

January 24, 2011

Find absolute center of any soft horizontal object with amazing new tool

Answers to 'Pandora'.  Or tuna.

[Thanks to Michael Ring for sharing this technology with ToolGirl.com]

January 21, 2011

Vanilla Ice helps renovate DIY Network Canada’s schedule » Playback

via playbackonline.ca

Yo, yo, it's a DIY show from the man who gave us the immortal lyric, "I'm killing your brain like a poisonous mushroom".

January 15, 2011

Fire safety: When your sprinklers are stalactites

via aroundtheshop.net

If you're not sure if the fire safety in your dwelling is up to snuff, take a look at some ossified examples of 'NOT' from blogger Michael Ring.

January 13, 2011

Inventables: Cutting-edge new materials, plastics, wood, glass, polymers...

via www.inventables.com

This site makes me squishy in my shoes. It features insanely fun, new materials and tech to saucy up your projects and crafts. 


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Mag's Books

  • : We're All In This Together

    We're All In This Together
    Based on four years of interviews with Steve Smith, Mag's unconventional biography reveals the personal stories, sorrows and joys that continue to inspire the man behind the Red Green legacy.

  • : How Hard Can It Be?

    How Hard Can It Be?
    Mag's quirky and entertaining book of home improvement projects for beginners.

Nota Bene

  • It’s never too late to be who you might have been. - George Eliot (1819-1880)
  • Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. - My fortune cookie