Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt Yurt/Gher Construction 101 A guide to Building Yurts...or more specifically, how I built mine! Based on Knowledge Gained from "Doing it Myself", and reading about it on-line. I've now built three yurts, for myself and friends, and we go camping in Luxury in these a few times a year. If you like the outdoors, but you hate having to crawl around in pokey little tents then this one's for you! We sleep two of us in luxury in this tent, in a full queen-sized bed! Wyldestone Cottage: How to Recycle Silverware into Art Spoon rings are a popular jewelry item They are a novelty to look at and they never go out of style. Plus, with a few simple tools they are easy to make. But you don't have to limit your creativity to spoon rings. Once you master the technique of working with rings, you can easily make other types of spoon jewelry as well. Read on to learn how to make jewelry from old spoons.
structural packaging design. optimising form, function, efficiency & overall appeal Hartmann produce 50% of the worlds egg boxes & “imagic ®” has quickly become it's most successful design. Since roll-out began, Feb 2003, demand has been so high, up 15% - 40%, production has had a challenge meeting demand. Consumers love it’s stylish, soft, ergonomic shape. Plastic Cup Lamp Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift.
Practical Solution for Small Apartments: Hidden Bed Limited space is something more and more people are struggling with when leaving in large and crowded cities. With the trend growing from year to year, and megacities being a certainty in the future, why not plan ahead? Try to make this three-in-one piece of DIY furniture. Sofa, bed and storage unit are blend together into one simple and unique design that will give you the much needed space you crave for. Creativity comes into play at this moment and you will need a bunch of wood to work with.
DIY Ideas - Creative Book Recycling Posted by ScrapHacker.com on onsdag, mars 21, 2012 · 3 Comments Although a lot of us have welcome digitalized reading, most of us still have mixed feelings about hacking books. They way I see it, hacking books and renewing their raison d’être in our homes is a way to pay thankful tribute to their legacy as bearers of culture, knowledge and amazing experiences. I’ve gathered 10 awesome book hack ideas below (most of which have links to D.I.Y tutorials), hope they’ll get your hacker juices flowing – Enjoy! Framed Book Art Book Planters Stuffed Animal Toy Organizers I could not believe it when I came across The Zoo by Little Zoo Keepers. I saw this product and knew it was just what I was looking for. What I loved about this was that it can hold up to 90 or more Stuffed Animals, it hardly takes up any room and you can see them all inside and my daughter can have easy access to them when she wants to play.
Sustainable Packaging Goes Beyond Size Photo credit: FotoosVanRobin/Creative CommonsThis guest post was written by Ronald Sasine, senior director of packaging at Walmart. When you buy a product, your decision drives a series of environmental impacts. Imagine the benefits if everyone considered the impact of packaging as part of their buying decisions, benefits measured in the billions of pounds of packaging manufactured, shipped and disposed of each year.When we talk about more sustainable packaging at Walmart, we're focusing on more than just smaller packaging. We're looking at the entire life cycle of packaging and knowing that improvement can take many forms: Rethinking a product. A few years ago, we began selling only concentrated liquid laundry detergent.
22 Inspiring DIY Cork Projects It's been a long work week. The chill of Autumn hides in the seasonal darkness that lingers outside your windows. You collapse into the corner of your sofa, feet tucked up under your side, and you listen to the crackling of the wood and watch the flames jump in the fireplace (replace this with candles if you are short one fireplace). Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite.
DIY Confetti Bowl Last weekend I made this DIY project with the boys, it's really easy to make and I can assure that you're gonna have fun! You'll need: confetti, one balloon, Mod Podge, a sponge and a small vase. Inflate your balloon, then insert it on to the vase so it's sturdier to work with.
Sock Monkey Gosh… I am supposed to sew some thing for the Earth Month this April, but I can’t wait to sew these sock monkeys. My hands simply took over my head and see what I did after a few days and nights of sewing…. a house full of sock monkeys!!!! Do you love them? I have seen a lot of sock monkey photos hanging around friends’ photo albums in many photo sharing websites, so envy. These sock monkeys are so cute and so adorable that I would want to hug one, I bet my kids would love to have them to accompany too when mommy is busy with works. Therefore, I went out to shop for some socks thinking that may be 4 to 5 pairs should be enough, I ended up with 20 pairs of colorful socks, simply can’t resist for not buying ;-).
Doritos Package Design Concept This is a pretty nifty Doritos snack packaging concept by Peter Pavlov whose surface triangulations allows for opening and closing without the use of a clip. Moreover the triangles are shaped after the nachos. Currently the package design only comes in solid colors, and Mr Pavlov would like interested creative individuals out there to contribute their designs and illustrations for the package concept via his Facebook group, Doritos Packaging Concept Submissions. I personally would like to keep the solid colors as is since my fold-hungry eyes only savor the surface. More images after the break. via Behance
The Miss Rio Recycled Flip-Flop Ottoman The Miss Rio Ottoman is composed of an unlikely material that gives it its Nerf-esque pizazz and Koosh ball buoyancy: recycled Flip-Flops. Designer Karin Wittmann Wilsmann takes industrial leftovers from flip-flop factories to groups of local craftspeople in Brazil where the unprocessed material becomes Miss Rio Ottomans. Distributed by Design Within Reach, the Miss Rio Ottoman feels just as you’d imagine thousands of flip-flop scraps would, shock absorbent and bouncy. An inventive reuse of factory overstock, each ottoman is created without any additional processing or materials. Recommended for outdoor use, the ottomans will hit the market on September 12th, perhaps in a sweet ode to the closing of sandal season.