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Sunday, 19 November

07:55

Weekend Watch: Tech-Nic-Allie Speaking Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

A young inventor shows off her clever creations and the tools and techniques she is learning.

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Saturday, 18 November

14:00

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 402 Funky Junk Interiors

  Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 402 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific   Happy weekend, friends! This past week I started to share a little more on my recent travels to Hawaii. Have you ever driven the Road to Hana? My own sister accompanied me on this little dream trek and this []

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12:44

Off Grid Microgreen Grow Room

My wheels are turning about the possibilities of a solar powered microgreen grow room. One option is to make it look like an ordinary round agricultural grain bin so no one would take notice.

I recommend using the same growing method as this guy:
http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/grow-microgreens-spare-bedroom-make-100000-year/

I estimate approx. 9 interior diameter is all thats needed to grow year round greens for one person. That includes enough produce for vegetarians who eat lots of greens.

You could use earthbags, rice hull bags or any number of materials. The small diameter makes it fast, cheap and easy to build. You could build a square sloped roof to facilitate installation of solar. Or use the standard conical grain bin top and put solar panels on a separate array.

No windows are needed, just vents. Windows would weaken the structure. This building would work great if you want to be in stealth mode (keep food production out of sight of hungry masses).

I envision shelving all around the interior except for a work table and entry door.

You could build from scratch or buy a used grain bin and line the interior with rice hull bags, etc. Galvanized exteriors are very durable, and used agricultural buildings are cheap. Youd need to add some framing to hang the shelves.

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05:28

Dress Up Rail

Do your children love dress up?  Part of the fun is having storage just as beautiful as your dresses! 

Our DIY dress up rail is fit for a princess, but still a simple project made from stair spindles!

As part of a yearly series that Jaime Costiglio and I put on called Handbuilt Holiday, where we have shared dozens of free giftable plans over the years (check them all out here)

We are sharing the brand new plans for this Dress Up Rail with you for free below.  But before we get to the plans, do click over and visit JaimeCostiglio.com for the build post, with lots more photos, tips, and step by step build details.

Share if you build, we can't wait to see how your dress up rail turns out!

XO Ana

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS AND BUILD POST AT JAMIECOSTIGLIO.COM

 

 

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05:00

Indigenous Artists + Best of the Web Design*Sponge

Thanksgiving is next week, and while Im looking forward to time with family around the table, I know the history of this holiday is not joyous and celebratory for all people. Ive spent the last few years learning more about the history of indigenous people in this country (and our area of New York), and its been a humbling and important reminder to always learn more about the traditions I participate in and what they represent to people who dont necessarily share the same identity, background or history. In addition to learning about the full history of this holiday, Ive been spending more and more time listening to and researching indigenous artists, makers and creatives and how to better support them. So much of the design we see in the world today is informed by indigenous art, craft and cultural tradition and I wanted to share some of my favorite contemporary artists here today. Im working on a larger series about indigenous artists in North America, but in the meantime these artists are creating incredible work that bridges ancient and modern techniques. I hope youll enjoy their work as much as I have. And if you have indigenous artists youd like to share with us here, please feel free to share their names and links in the comment section below. Until Monday, heres hoping everyone has a safe and happy weekend. Grace

Collage above by Juanita...

02:00

The 15 Dreamiest Florals Ever Design*Sponge

When I go to Instagram Im typically looking for one thing: florals. No matter what time of year it is, I can never get enough fresh floral (real or paper) inspiration. Thankfully (and thanks to you), our #DSFloral hashtag has over 331k photos that run the gamut from fields of hot pink dahlias to handmade paper plants, flowers and fruit that knock my socks off. These days, as the grey of winter sets in, I find myself looking for a bit of a dreamy floral escape. Something that feels like a daydream vacation to a warmer climate where I can pick tufts of wildflowers everywhere I walk. Thats certainly not what our yard looks like right now (hello, Mud Season!), so I chose 15 of my all-time favorites to transport you to a floral wonderland. Enjoy! xo, grace

Dream bathtub above by @paigejonesphoto via @layeredvintage

Image above by the incomparable @doan_ly who uses light and flowers to create pure magic. 

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01:00

These Stones Come to Life with Clever Sculptural Effects Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Jos Manuel Castro Lpez accomplishes the seemingly impossible: sculpting stone to look like soft putty or liquid.

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00:00

Maker Spotlight: Aidan Leitch Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Aidan Leitch has always enjoyed building things. He started with Legos, before making 3D video games, and finally settling on 3D printing.

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Friday, 17 November

16:17

The spectacular Road To Hana trip with tips day 1 Funky Junk Interiors

So I plan a quiet trip to Maui, and thinking it will be a little too quiet, include a new-to-me romp over to Lanai for a new adventure. That parts coming soon. Its a GOOD ONE. However, what actually transpired once I got here was so vastly different, I would have only labeled it dream material. My []

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10:59

$2,000 Georgian tiny houses to appear on the market in 1 month

These tiny houses have pre-built sections that are assembled on site

These tiny houses have pre-built sections that are assembled on site


New Georgian brand of mobile cottages Kote.ge, which can be assembled in 25 minutes, will appear on the market from November 30. Initially, only 9 square meter cottages will be sold and the price will be determined according to the customers demand. However, the approximate price of the cottages will be GEL 5 000 (USD 1,995). According to the founder of Kote.ge Levan Tkemaladze, it may be possible to offer customers a choice of GEL 4 500.

The price is determined according to the requirements of a particular customer, he explains. The price will also be determined according to the communications. Levan Tkemaladze says the company has several options for sewage and waste processing.

Georgian Journal
Although these houses are only available in Georgia at this time, its exciting to see the rapid pace of tiny house developments. It shouldnt be long until something similar is available in the US, Canada and elsewhere.

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09:23

Mourning the Loss of TechShop Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

The founder of another makerspace, Dr. Evan Malone of NextFab, weighs in on what the closure of TechShop means.

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03:37

Before & After Inspiration: A Bakers Redone Rental Design*Sponge

See the full Before & After here. Miriam Reeder is a baker and small business owner in Connecticut.

Inspiration List Notes: Each week we take our most popular home posts and provide sourcing notes with similar pieces that capture the look and style of the home. We provide actual source links when available. When the sources arent available or are thrifted, we provide links to similar pieces from a variety of shops big box, indie shops and second-hand resources. We also provide DIY instructions to achieve similar look on some items.

Living Room (pictured above and below)

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