DIY Geek Dishes (LOTR, Star Wars, Zelda, more) - Our Nerd Home Originally we were going to make a few DIY geek dishes, using only geeky maps (you know… Middle Earth map, a map of Hyrule, Westeros…) but then decided we needed a whole set of geek dishes, since they were so easy and fast to make. **UPDATE! CLICK HERE for a quick video tutorial for the project!** We first teased this project on our Instagram a couple of weeks ago, but technical difficulties put us behind on projects for awhile.
Polymer Clay Tutorials: Candle Holder Crafts One of our most beautiful polymer clay tutorials is this lily of the valley flower which we molded onto a votive glass candle holder. This votive glass candle holder would make a lovely homemade gift for Mother’s Day. Overall, this is a pretty quick and easy craft project to do. So if you have been looking for some unique candle craft ideas, then try this easy lily of the valley candle holder. It would make a wonderful gift for your mom this Mother's Day! 50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging. Foods
Articles & Advice from Service Central Rate article: · 5 ratings· Flooring doesn't need to be boring. Here are 22 unique twists on your traditional tile, timber and carpet flooring options. Origami Butterfly by Akira Yoshizawa - tutorial Description Today is the 101st birthday of Akira Yoshizawa, the great origami master and the father of the modern origami. You have probably noticed that Google marked the occasion with a special origami doodle created by Robert Lang! May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson by Maria Popova “The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.” ‘Tis the season for glorious life advice dispensed by cap-and-gown-clad elders to cap-and-gown-clad youngsters, emanating a halo effect of timeless wisdom the rest of us can absorb any day, at any stage of life. On May 20, 1990, Bill Watterson, creator of the beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, took the podium at Kenyon College — the same stage David Foster Wallace would occupy 15 years later to deliver one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses — and gave the graduating class a gift of equally remarkable insight and impact. Watterson begins the speech by articulating the same sentiment at the heart of the most unforgettable commencement addresses: the notion that not-knowing is not only a part of the journey, but an integral part: I have a recurring dream about Kenyon.
Cute and Funny Illustrations by David Olenick Creative illustrator David Olenick is absolutely knows how to reflect human frailties in a minimalist and simple way. Through his drawings, our inner voice becomes the words of alcoholic beverages or high calorie foods which defines why we can’t resist them. Below you can find a few of his recent artwork and check out more of his work by clicking, here! Can Calendar happy april! normally this would be an odd month to introduce a new calendar into your life, but this handy little guy is perpetual, which means “good anytime”, forever and always. we ran across something similar at a thrift store a while back and thought it would be an easy, and super customizable project that could be made using little more than an empty peanut can and some paper. we’ve provided some downloadable templates, but you could mix it up with all sorts of fun font and color combinations. In addition to the rotating strips for day of the week, month of the year, and date, we thought it would be fun to add an option for mood as well. this being april 1st and all…we had to go with “nutty”. have fun!
The Fine Art of Italian Hand Gestures: A Vintage Visual Dictionary by Bruno Munari by Maria Popova A pocket guide to Neapolitan nonverbal communication. Somewhere between his seminal manifestos on design as art and his timelessly delightful children’s books, legendary Italian artist and graphic designer Bruno Munari made time for a number of idiosyncratic side projects.
11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes The days are finally getting longer, the snow is (slowly!) beginning to melt, and spring officially arrives in just a few days! While the prospect of warmer weather has us all a bit giddy, we can’t forget the unwelcome intruders that tag along with the sunny summer weather. Yes, we are talking about mosquitoes, and everybody knows that they can be a huge nuisance. However, using chemical products to keep them away is not on the top of everyone’s wish list. Read on for some ideas of plants that repel mosquitoes – naturally!
Japanese Packaging Templates - Best Used With Card Stock or Color Paper I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did! Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website.
What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 200 Years of Literary History by Maria Popova “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.” After those collections of notable definitions of art, science, and philosophy, what better way to start a new year than with a selection of poetic definitions of a peculiar phenomenon that is at once more amorphous than art, more single-minded than science, and more philosophical than philosophy itself? Gathered here are some of the most memorable and timeless insights on love, culled from several hundred years of literary history — enjoy.