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Wednesday March 14th, 2012

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diy project: sculptural braided extension cords

I’m constantly getting into silly arguments with my partner about my DIY projects. Whenever I turn to him for advice, ever the left-brainer, he gives me the practical answer, which I hate. Shouldn’t you be able to carry it this way? Wouldn’t this shape make it sturdier? What’s this extra piece for? Excellent questions, all….

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Wednesday December 14th, 2011

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D*S diy projects for ladies’ home journal


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 July 6th, 2011

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diy project: woven rope pendant lamp

Not that long ago, I replaced a standard light fixture in my home with a custom pendant. It wasn’t until that moment that I realized how significantly great light fixtures can change a room. The initial intimidation of working with electricity is starting to lessen with some great pointers from my dad, and now I…

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Wednesday June 1st, 2011

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diy project: faux cameroonian feather hat

There are few more dramatic pieces of art for your wall than the bold, brilliant traditional feather headdresses from Cameroon. Unfortunately, the price for these intricately woven, handmade pieces can be quite high, which is why I’m thrilled to share this “faux” feather hat DIY from graphic designer and blogger Rosa Pearson. She’s not only…

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Wednesday September 22nd, 2010

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diy project: polli knitters’ cozy lamp shade

diy project: polli knitters’ cozy lamp shade

I believe I’ve compiled enough anecdotal evidence to prove that all artists and designers share a love of discovering new materials; I can say from personal experience that I enjoy dabbling in other artistic fields to fuel my creativity. So it doesn’t surprise me that Maja and Tess, the ladies behind Polli handmade jewelry, are…

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Wednesday June 23rd, 2010

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diy project: sisal rope art

diy project: sisal rope art

i just returned home after a day at the beach, and i am very excited for summer projects! i know a lot of people find the ‘nautical’ theme to be a little tired, but after skimming over some highlights in nautical inspiration, i now understand why it comes around in fashion and interiors every summer:…

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diy project: kate’s vintage wine clips

diy project: kate’s vintage wine clips

this week’s diy borders on the frivolous…but all the more reason to make this little trinkets yourself, as opposed to spending money on ones that don’t have your personal touch! we want to have more dinner parties (who doesn’t) and i thought these would add that perfect hostess detail. i used a mix of single…

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Friday December 19th, 2008

Wednesday December 17th, 2008

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diy project: christmas garlands

diy project: christmas garlands

one of my favorite diy projects that we’ve done all year has to be wintern des’ take on anthropologie‘s holiday store windows (above and below). anthropologie is well-known for their amazing store visuals and their holiday 2008 windows certainly didn’t disappoint. des, sam and i visited their 5th avenue store last week and were blown…

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Wednesday June 11th, 2008

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diy project: camp crafts

diy project: camp crafts

hello again! we’re so excited to be back here on design*sponge sharing our recent craft and diy adventures with you all. last weekend we did a little event at our shoppe in conjunction with readymade magazine that was so fun we thought we’d share it with you. artist neil freese (whose work graces the cover…

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