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Wednesday, 20 June

00:00

A Century-Old Home in the Normandy Countryside Layered with Indian Textiles Design*Sponge

Usha Bora and her partner Claudio Cambon are two hardworking people she owns the textile and home accessories brand, Jamini Design, and he is a photographer and translator so they appreciate the buzz and pace of Paris, France. But they also were craving a place in which they could slow down a bit, to balance that busy energy with peaceful moments, and spend quality time together and with Ushas two daughters, 15-year-old Deeya and 11-year-old Elisa. So when Usha and Claudio found a 100-year-old longre-style home, typical of Normandy, in the countryside a year and a half ago, it felt meant to be.

We fell in love with the house we eventually bought because its on a plateau with stunning valleys surrounding us we often see deer on our morning runs, and the house itself is simply beautiful, Usha shares. When we visited the house for the first time, I fell in love with the exposed beams and the beautiful terracotta tiles from Provence. It really was love at first sight.

Apart from the aesthetic trance the home cast over the couple, the decision to spend half their time in this country home melded so much together of what makes each Usha and Claudio who they are. I am Franco Indian and founded the home accessories brand Jamini in Paris. I love textiles and everything that is French vintage. I travel frequently to India for work and try to pick up things for my home. Claudio is Italo American from Connecticut. He loves nature...

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Tuesday, 19 June

23:00

Overcoming Struggles Through People, Community, and Creating Change Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be living such a wonderful dream to work with such amazing people, doing amazing things, in an amazing place. People, community, and creating change is the key to true success. We hope to keep on to doing the good work and see where the skies take us. Never give up. NEVER think you cant!

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23:00

Day 2: Pattern Downloads by Marina Dunbar Design*Sponge

Todays pattern download from Charleston, SC artist Marina Dunbar reminds me of a futuristic, ethereal take on plaid. This piece actually functions as a color study for Marina, who layers bands of paint in a lattice pattern to reveal how the colors will interact with each other when they overlap. The single layers of color show her the true hue on top of white paper. If youd like to see Marina at work in her school classroom-turned-art-studio, visit our studio tour of her space here.

You can download todays pattern here (vertical) and here (horizontal). Please note these patterns are for personal use only!

View yesterdays Day 1 pattern here.

21:02

Maker Pro: How Makers Are Revolutionizing Manufacturing Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

This week: Highlights from Maker Faire Capitol Hill, American factories lean into the future, and Shenzhen shows some growing pains.

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09:18

Material Monday: HDPE Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

HDPE is a great material to use in your CNC, this Material Monday will help get you familiar with this plastic.

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09:09

NewEarth Haven Bio Architecture

NewEarth Haven Bio Architecture domes in Bali

NewEarth Haven Bio Architecture domes in Bali


The NE Haven Bali project will offer a stunning low-tech ecological, bio-architectured Haven of twenty four unique eco-pod time-share dwellings. Considerations of designs account for the integration of natural environment, and internally each structure provides a supportive environment, based on biogeometrical designs and principles, that encourages health, healing, energy balancing and creativity.

Bio architecture eco domes are designed to offer all the luxuries of western living at a fraction of the cost to build.

Our signature Roots foundation utilizes a system of biomimicry to mimic the energetic root structure of plants and trees, existing naturally in nature with the purpose of adding stability to the structure and holding the soil around it.

As a bridge to what will eventually be an entire network of domes fully provided with an off grid power supply, fiber optic lighting.

A composting toilet system will be installed on the back of a 1m sun deck which wraps around the entire perimeter. Piped in water and solar power will outfit domes with a water supply and warm shower water. Underneath each dome an organic garden will be planted, providing fresh herbs and vegetables for dome residents.

Every aspect of development is designed to prototype and showcase new models for building standards; from sustainable building materials, to alternative energy approaches, to water capture and purification technologies.

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08:17

3D Print Your Own Brain! Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Ben Krasnow shows you how you can 3D print a model of your own brain and gives us a tour of his new DSL printer.

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04:09

New Programmable Boards Humble Bundle Deal Launched Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

programmable boardsAmong the beauty of Humble Bundle deals is that you can pretty much choose how much youd like to pay, from $1 to $20 or more while also determining the access.

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Checking In: The Kimmy Schmidt Suite Design*Sponge

We decided to take a quick summer break and check into The Kimmy Schmidt Suite today, inspired by the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt filled with way too many fun colors and activities to even think about getting a case of the Mondays! Kimmy is my go-to soundtrack for working at home on a grey day or just a lonely day when I need to hear (and imagine) some over-the-top hijinks going on in the other room so I can get through the day with a smile. If youre having a hard time embracing the beginning of the week, too, well leave a key to the suite at the front desk for you! Caitlin

Image above: Urban Outfitters Pillows  |  Chasing Paper Wallpaper by Molly Hatch  |  Rifle Paper Co. Keychain

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Monday, 18 June

23:23

Talking Hands Translates Sign Language to Voice Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

This year's Maker Faire Rome, the largest DIY festival in all of Europe, is taking place October 1214, and the call for project proposals just got extended.

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23:00

Day 1: Pattern Downloads by Marina Dunbar Design*Sponge

All this week, were featuring paintings-turned-pattern downloads (yes, the piece above is a painting!) by Marina Dunbar, an artist living and working in Charleston, South Carolina. Inspired by the colorful, tropical charm and history of the city where shes a member of the shared creative space Redux, Marina uses techniques that involve the bending and manipulation of her surfaces. These motions guide the paint and reveal a resemblance to organic elements, as you can see in todays pattern. You may remember our studio tour of Marinas creative space its housed in an old classroom filled with light and her bright artwork.

Thanks so much to Marina for sharing her work with us so we can brighten our devices with true works of art! You can download todays pattern here (vertical) and here (horizontal). See you here tomorrow at 9am for our next installment. Caitlin

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10:14

Woodworker Builds The Perfect Tiny House Boat for Life on the Water


A woodworking wizard named Richard built the Koroc a beautiful floating tiny house RV on aluminum pontoons. Its unbelievable what a comfortable home hes created in such a small space. Imagine living in this micro cabin, floating on a river or a lake, and enjoying fresh air on an enormous deck? If you cant tell already, were in love with this boat!

We spent a beautiful sunny afternoon on Le Koroc (built by Richards company Daigno) admiring his handy work. Everything in this house boat is built by hand, from the beams to the cabinets, the deck, water filter, bathroom, kitchen and more. Richard has a solar panel for electricity, a Martin propane heater, a propane cooktop, a DIY carbon filter for filtering grey water, a self-contained toilet, two dinettes (one that converts into a double bed), and tons of windows, not to mention the huge deck. Its off-grid minimalist living paradise!

If you want to learn more about Richards beautiful house boat, you can check out his website here: http://daigno.ca/en/home.html
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Outstanding concept and design. Love it. Hope to see a bunch of similar designs that tap into this new market.

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