October Afternoon: Design Team Hello OA fans! It's Mandy bringing you a step by step tutorial on how I created this little mini "Camp Diary" that I made for my daughter who will be leaving for 5th grade camp next week. With no form of communication for a week and the fact that she can only take a disposable camera with her I thought sending a little book for her to record daily events would be a fun way for her to remember and share her week at camp with us once she's back home. After I was finished creating this I shared it with Teagan and she thought it was a nifty idea and was so excited to put the diary in her camp bag. Shall we get started with the tutorial? Let's. 15 DIY crafts you need to make right now It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment. So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either.
Stephen King's Top 20 Rules for Writers Image by the USO, via Flickr Commons In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for The Atlantic, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all sorts of theories,” he says, “it’s a tricky thing.” “But there’s one thing” he’s sure about: “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here.
Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid I came across a stunner of a bohemian-style loft today in Spain and couldn’t peel myself away from examining the many details. This place is in Madrid and is totally unreal – so imaginative, I’ve never seen anything like it. And it’s very neutral and industrial with loads of vintage elements, wow! It’s the space of interiors photographer Manolo Yllera and doubles as his light studio. Interesting, right!? I found this on an equally creative Spanish blog called Virlova Style.What do you think?
simple "azuma bukuro bag" tutorial A whole days ago, I received a email from one of my customer if I could sell this pattern or not.I have been thinking to make the pattern and tutorial for some time.To make the bag is not difficult, if you have sewing experience.So here is the result tutorial!! (This is the tutorial in English! This is not easy for me. It makes me crazy!!)First I though about selling the pattern and tutorial on my Etsy store. Blog Archive 4th of July: Papercup & Ball Game If you're new here, you may want to join us on Facebook or Google +. Thanks for visiting! Welcome back to this week’s kid crafts and I have a classic kids crafts for you today – our paper cup and ball game – it is a great introduction to Origami or paper folding activities for young children.
15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins If you ever had an Altoid mint you know that the mints come in this wonderful little tin. But, who would have thought all the imaginative things you could do with this little tin. By scouring the internet I came across a bunch of Altoid crafts you can make. In this post I am listing 15 of the coolest crafts you can make with Altoid Tins. The crafts range in skill level between easy and more challenging. But, you can count on each of them being a lot of fun.
Five creative tactics for selling paintings online It’s the 21st Century – and every painter you know is on Twitter and Facebook marketing their paintings. In order to achieve great results and stand out from the crowd, you, the creative entrepreneur, have to go about marketing and selling your work in a more creative way. Coming up with unique and unusual tactics yourself is crucial, but in this article I’ll provide you with five examples to spark your imagination.
The Sandwich Book A gourmand book? This is a yummy idea by a polish graphic designer Pawel Piotrowski, who made this unique sandwich book. Page after page you will enjoy all the layers of sandwich fillings, from mayo to different types of salads. Your appetite grows whilst you read! Un libro per i golosi? Idea appetitosa del graphic designer Pawel Piotrowski, che ha creato un libro sandwich!
Versatile Sofa With Storage Is Made From Recycled Wooden Pallets Aparte/via Reused wooden pallets are popping up in designs everywhere nowadays, but there's debate as to whether they're "palletable" or not. It's a tricky subject, but with this clean-looking two-seater, French firm Aparte has a simple solution: paint it black and voilà, recycled chic. Aparte /via
Paper beads By Kate on October 30, 2010 I made these paper beads a while ago and dug them out the other day for my eldest son to play with. At three and a half he’s grown out of playing with his chunky threading beads – so these were the perfect replacement. They are so easy to make and surprisingly sturdy. 20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar.
Ushering In the Creative Age - Chicago Policy Review Alan Freeman writes that the age of creation lies before us—if we can rediscover the lost art of investing in humans. Alan Freeman was the principal economist in the Greater London Authority’s Economic Analysis Unit from 2001 to 2011, and now writes and advises on cultural policy. While with the GLA’s intelligence unit, he produced a series of reports that defined the field of measuring the cultural and creative industry activity of large cities. These were Creativity: London’s Core Business, the first comprehensive study of London’s cultural and creative industries, five subsequent updates, and London: A Cultural Audit, a rigorous comparison of the cultural offer of London, Shanghai, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The ‘creative industries’, a term popularized by the 1997 British labor government, are a copywriters’ dream.
Colossal Merging two of the ultimate pastimes—books and puzzles—the Codex Silenda has to be physically solved in order to read it. And no, these aren’t simple word games and math problems, but rather deviously complicated mechanical puzzles crafted from laser-cut wood that are embedded within each part of this 5-page book. The solution to each puzzle physically unlocks the next page. As the reader moves through the book a short story is also revealed, etched on pages opposite the puzzles. The Codex Silenda was created by industrial designer Brady Whitney who is currently funding the it as project on Kickstarter.