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Wednesday April 1st, 2009

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diy wednesdays: perpetual calendar

diy wednesdays: perpetual 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…

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Wednesday January 14th, 2009

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Wednesday December 3rd, 2008

Wednesday November 12th, 2008

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diy wednesdays: custom house of cards

diy wednesdays: custom house of cards

charles and ray eames are big heroes of ours, and their house of cards is something we look at often—not only for visual inspiration, but as an example of a perfect design object that is smart, playful and modern. this week we gathered some images from the weekly photo assignments we post on our blog,…

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Wednesday November 5th, 2008

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diy project: eco-friendly notebooks

diy project: eco-friendly notebooks

this fun, eco-friendly project comes from meghan mcclain and jill thomas of potbelly sandwich works. meghan and jill got a green committee going at their office (fantastic!) and decided to celebrate their inaugural meeting today with a fun project. the girls created these lovely notebooks by reusing office paper found around the company and scraps…

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Wednesday October 29th, 2008

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Wednesday July 2nd, 2008

Wednesday April 9th, 2008

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diy project: custom paper silhouettes

diy project: custom paper silhouettes

today’s final diy project comes from stu and janet at three potato four. we got a sneak peek into their reston, virginia home last month and several of you asked about the beautiful silhouettes by their staircase. when i spoke with stu and janet they kindly offered to share their instructions for creating your own…

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diy wednesdays: origami mobile

diy wednesdays: origami mobile

we’ve been wanting to make a mobile for a long time, but it always seemed a little intimidating. what gauge wire should we use? how will we get it to balance? finally we decided to try making one with some supplies we had on hand: floral wire and origami papers. floral wire is great because…

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Wednesday March 26th, 2008

Wednesday March 5th, 2008

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diy wednesdays: the contact paper cure

diy wednesdays: the contact paper cure

we’ve always got a stash of woodgrain contact paper laying around, because it’s endlessly useful for all sorts of decorative and crafty projects. we’ve covered everything from file cabinets to refrigerator doors to gift cards with it, and we’ve also lined the cupboards and drawers in our kitchen with the stuff. it’s super cheap and…

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Wednesday January 16th, 2008

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diy wednesday: cookie tin storage bins

diy wednesday: cookie tin storage bins

Each Christmas there are a handful of family members who we can count on to give us a cookie tin filled with all kinds of tasty treats. The cookies don’t last long at all, so it’s around this time every year that we find ourselves left with a mismatched assortment of festive (i.e. “wacky”) tin…

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Thursday January 3rd, 2008

Wednesday November 28th, 2007

Wednesday November 14th, 2007

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diy wednesdays: pocket full o’ lists

diy wednesdays: pocket full o’ lists

’tis the season for lists! (already… can you believe it?) we’ve got about a dozen going so far: holiday gifts for friends, holiday gifts for each other, ingredients for thanksgiving feasts, etc. we get a kick out of having “a place for everything, and everything in its place” so we like to use different notebooks…

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