50 Things Everyone Should Know by Mark and Angel Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. While not totally comprehensive , here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Read the rest of the article
TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Designer: Ed Chew Motohiko Odani Sculptural works by Japanese artist Motohiko Odani. And even more of his work here. Daniel Gordon: “The Green Line” is a nod to Matisse’s 1905 portrait of his wife (PHOTOS). Daniel Gordon, courtesy of M+B For Daniel Gordon’s latest series “The Green Line,” the artist used photography and collage as tools to create works referenced from Matisse’s well-known 1905 portrait of his wife titled The Green Stripe (La Raie Verte). “The title is a nickname for the painting because of the artificial shadow displayed as a line down the center of her face,” Gordon wrote via email. To create each piece, Gordon sorts through photographic images found on the Internet, prints them, and builds 3-D tableaux he then shoots with an 8x10 view camera. He said he is inspired by not only Matisse’s art but also his philosophies. “I’m interested in taking ideas that were radical in Matisse’s day (collapsing space through the blending of foreground and background, multiple angles viewed at the same time, and Fauvist color and expression, among others) and moving them into a contemporary photographic space,” Gordon wrote via email.
Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius - 43 Pics Click Here For More Genius Ideas How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Lifestyle Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. Simple body scrub Many body scrubs, even the ones that claim to be sugar- or salt-based, actually contain beads made out of polyethylene, which is environmentally deplorable (it all goes down the drain, remember)—to say nothing of the preservatives, fragrance, penetration enhancers, and sulfates that typically bulk up these products. Honey face wash One-ingredient eye liner Perfume Shave oil Yogurt face mask
Wine Bottle Light November 3rd, 2009 This past spring Daniel and I went on a road trip from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon. Along the way we stopped at Chateau Julien for a wine tasting. I wanted to do something with the empty bottle instead of throwing it in the recycling bin. So here it is! You’ll need: an empty wine bottle a drill safety glasses and gloves (just in case the bottle breaks) 1/2″ glass drill bit masking tape short strand of Christmas lights (with a plug only on one end) How to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Total Logo Design Process for Edit Websites | PDF Proofs & Design Work Total Logo Design Process for Edit Websites. Edit Websites is a powerful web solution that enables its users to effortlessly edit their websites with little or no web-skills. There will be five website services in all, with Edit Websites comprising of Holiday Edit, Church Edit, School Edit and Plus Edit. All of these sites are still in development, except for Church Edit, which will also be re-branded soon. Project Start Kyle Cottington, the man behind the whole operation tasked me to design a cohesive set of logos that work both individually and as a whole. My first step was not to start designing on the Mac, but to conceptualise my thoughts with pen and paper. The idea behind the Concept The whole selling point of the Edit website system is editability. Next Steps When I sketched-out several pages of designs and some mind-mapping, I designed very rough icons for the logos in Illustrator, presenting them to Kyle as an emailed PDF. Set 1: Plus Edit Logo. Set 2: School Edit Logo. Conclusion
It's Hard to Believe but These Are Not Photographs (39 pics) Unbelievable paintings that are not photographs. Alyssa Monks - Oil on linen Paul Cadden - Small drawing pencil on paper Kamalky Laureano - Acrylic on canvas Gregory Thielker - Oil on canvas Lee Price - Oil on linen Ben Weiner - Paintings of paint Ron Mueck - Sculpture, mixed materials Kim Ji-hoon - Pencil Christina K - Drawing on tinted brown paper Ray Hare - Acrylic painting on canvas Daisy - Charcoal Pedro Campos - Oil on canvas Dirk Dzimirsky - Graphite on paper Thomas Arvid - Limited edition Giclee on canvas Rafal Bujnowski - Black and white paint Paul Cadden - Pencil on paper Robin Eley - Oil on Belgian linen Samuel Silva - Ballpoint pen Gottfried Helnwein - Oil and acrylic on canvas Kelvin Okafor - Graphite pencils Franco Clun - Pencils on watercolor paper Amy Robins - Colored pencil on cartridge paper Mike Bayne - Oil on wood panel Robert Longo - Charcoal on mounted paper Diego Fazio - Charcoal pencil ryan Drury - Oil on wood
Beautiful Rug From Old T-Shirts In this tutorial, you can learn how to make a really cool rug, like the one pictured, from your old T-shirts! This rug costs no money because you can reuse some old T-shirts that you don’t use anymore . This project is a great way to put all of those colorful junior high track/soccer/rugby/quidditch shirts in use if you don’t want to donate them. Here’s what you’ll need: - 5-10 old t-shirts, depending on how big you want this rug (I used 5.5 for a small bedside rug) - a pair of scissors - needle and thread - sewing machine (optional) The hardest part about this was how long it took to be made, but it turned out to be cool enough so that I wouldn’t mind making another one.
How to make glitter shoes! Last week I posted a pic on Instagram of some shoes I was glittering for my friend, Stacy. She wanted a pair of glitter booties like this pair but since they were no longer for sale I decided to make her a pair. I recieved tons of questions about the process and supplies. I thought I'd post a quick how-to for those of you wanting to DIY your very own pair of glittery shoes. You'll need: A pair of shoes that you want to glitter. All you have to do is use a small paint brush to apply a heavy layer of glue to a section of your shoes, cover them in glitter (pour it on over a piece of paper). Tips: It can be difficult to get the details perfect, like going around laces, getting the tounge of the shoes and creating clean edges. Here's a tiny peek of Stacy wearing her new glittery shoes! PS.