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Literary gold mine for CNC millers. From 1976 to 1983, Popular Science magazine, along with the American Plywood Association, ran an annual plywood panel project design contest for its readership.

Literary gold mine for CNC millers

Often the winning projects were items of furniture, but that was not a requirement. A potter’s kick wheel and a folding plywood boat are notable exceptions. The rules were simple: Apart from common fasteners, the entire project had to be constructed from one or more panels of plywood, cut to make most efficient use of the material. In 1984, these projects were collected, by original contest editor Alfred W. Stu's Shed. Look to inspire. Newspaper Wood. The collection was presented in the AutoOfficina courtyard across the way from us in Ventura Lambrate during Milan Design Week 2011.

Newspaper Wood

Mieke Meijer: My work is the result of an ongoing investigation into the unperceived aesthetics of everyday life. No matter the starting point - from products we daily use like newspapers to industrial machinery, I try to filter the essence and transform ideas into designs that appeal to the imagination for the long term.

Reading Light by Christian Kocx. Furniture made from Recycled Newspapers. Vij5 has launched a unique collection of furniture and home decor objects made partially with newspaper wood.

Furniture made from Recycled Newspapers

Notes about “NewspaperWood” (published at Vij5′s website): Every day, piles of newspapers are discarded and recycled into new paper. Mieke Meijer has devised a solution to use this surplus of paper into a renewed material. When a NewspaperWood log is cut, the layers of paper appear like lines of a wood grain or the rings of a tree and therefore resembles the aesthetic of real wood. The material can be cut, milled and sanded and generally treated like any other type of wood.In april 2011 the first prototypes have been presented in Milan of which a selection will be included in the Vij5 collection. Rolled paper chess set. October 17, 2010 § I am indisputably an advocate of handmade presents.

rolled paper chess set

In celebration of O.T.’s birthday, I decided to make him a travel-size chess set entirely out of paper. The chess pieces are crafted out of tightly rolled strips of black and cream paper. The box is millboard covered in paper (black for the exterior; white and brown for the board). DIY $5 Flower Vase! So, I finally just changed all the burnt out light bulbs in my house.

DIY $5 Flower Vase!

So now my left with old light bulbs and being the environmentalist I am, I do not want to throw them out. I want to make art with them! So I was looking at different crafts and I came across this vase. I was ready to make it on the spot but sadly I do not have all the materials, so I decided to share it with all of you! Tutorial after the break! Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers - StumbleUpon. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers - StumbleUpon

Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. Tillandsia. Flowering Tillandsia and daughter plant The thinner-leafed varieties grow in rainy areas and the thick-leafed varieties in areas more subject to drought.


Moisture and nutrients are gathered from the air (dust, decaying leaves and insect matter) through structures on the leaves called trichomes. Tillandsia species are epiphytes (also called aerophytes or air plants) – i.e. they normally grow without soil while attached to other plants. The Hipster Home » Blog Archive » How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb. Weekend Art Project « The New Domestic. E made a painting this weekend!

Weekend Art Project « The New Domestic

We’ve been wanting a large scale art-piece to go up on our dining room wall. We had a large framed photograph up but, at 26″ x 32″, it didn’t have the right scale for the room. We wanted to go big. Like, 60″ x 36″ big. Weekly wrap up + paper scrap light. It’s a whopping 70 degrees in Brooklyn right now, so I’m going to get out from under the pile of packing boxes in our house and get some fresh air. Before I head out, I wanted to share this beautiful (and totally genius) DIY light project that graphic designer Gabrielle Guy created for a friend. After moving into a new house and finding an old lantern left behind, Gabrielle decided to cut strips from scrap paper and glue them onto the shade. Two days later, the result was an incredibly stunning artichoke-like lamp that looks expensive but cost close to nothing.

Paper Starburst Pendant Light. 30 Projects x 30 Weeks x 3 Principles. Unique Lighting Pendant Lamps Wall Sconces and by Zipper8Lighting. How to Make an Outdoor Water Garden - Outdoor Projects. Terrarium How-To. My sister, Laura lives in Boston and has the green thumb in the family.

Terrarium How-To

She makes beautiful terrariums but since I've always lived far away, I miss out on ever receiving one of these lovely, low maintenance creations. So I get my fix at Garden, an impeccably designed and curated garden shop on the west side of Atlanta. Most gawked all-time.