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Wednesday February 8th, 2012

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diy project: vintage suitcase charging station

I love repurposed vintage, especially when it’s combined with new technology. The sleek, monochromatic look of contemporary gadgets meshes perfectly with the candy colors and rounded shapes of mid-century design, and today we have an awesome project to celebrate this happy marriage: a vintage suitcase charging station by Sara and Stacy of SugarSCOUT. Combining their love…

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Wednesday January 11th, 2012

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Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

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D*S diy projects for ladies’ home journal

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A few months ago, we were asked to contribute some holiday gift DIY projects to the December/January issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. The magazine has just hit stands, and our projects are now available to view on their website! Some of these are variations on past projects, while others — like the vintage book tablet…

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Wednesday October 12th, 2011

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diy project: book bookends

We grew up in a family of readers, and our mother saves every book she’s ever read. She has bookshelves everywhere, books stacked on the floor and a constant towering pile next to her bed. We got inspired to start organizing our own book collections, and came up with this idea when we found old…

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Wednesday July 20th, 2011

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diy project: solid perfume pocket watch locket

Try as I might, I cannot seem to grasp even the most basic of feminine beauty rituals. I’m constantly struggling to master rudimentary hair and makeup techniques, and my one-time foray into the “subtle” art of perfume left everyone in the room with burning nostrils. This DIY solid perfume locket from artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel…

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Wednesday June 8th, 2011

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treasure hunting: hangers

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Hangers may have gotten bigger, sturdier and reproduced in plastic, but for the most part, the design of the hanger hasn’t changed much over the years. They are a true example of form following function, and we love them. We need them. Case in point: I happened to catch a snippet of a recent episode…

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Wednesday June 1st, 2011

Wednesday May 25th, 2011

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diy project: vintage food mill planter

diy project: vintage food mill planter

When April showers come to an end and May flowers start blooming, I know estate & garage sale season will be in full force soon. The combination of beautiful weather and lots of people wanting to get rid of their “junk” just makes me giddy. After scouring numerous estate sales and flea markets, I consistently…

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Friday March 4th, 2011

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Wednesday January 26th, 2011

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colorful + fun: pencil chimes!

Hola, adorable idea! While I don’t use pencils very much, I adore the look of colorful pencils and think they’re perfect for bringing a little color to your desktop. But illustrator and craft stylist Vanessa Boer has found an even better way to display them — in color fade mobiles that use rulers as their…

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Wednesday January 5th, 2011

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diy project: vintage dice cup vase trio

diy project: vintage dice cup vase trio

For me, part of the joy of DIY projects comes from using items that most would pass by without giving a second glance. I appreciate decorative items that can also serve a practical purpose. This month, I wanted to share a simple project that you can customize in a million different ways to make use…

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Wednesday December 22nd, 2010

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Monday October 4th, 2010

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d*s diy lighting event with lindsey adelman!

I’ve been anxiously awaiting this event for weeks now and am thrilled to announce a little DIY get-together we’re having this week in Brooklyn as part of Design Downtown, an event series at the Nightwood pop-up shop! This Wednesday, October 6th, from 7–9pm, Brooklyn-based lighting designer Lindsey Adelman will join Amy and me for a…

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