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Friday, 15 September

23:50

My Sheddie 2017 : Stephen Davies from Team UnLimbited shedblog.co.uk

You may have seen Stephen and his shed on the show the other week winning his category- there was a great response on social media so I thought I would do a brief Q & A thus bringing back the My Sheddie Segment Sheddies name Stephen Davies Shed name Team UnLimbited Selfbuild or...

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23:30

Open World: A Conversation with Will Holman of Open Works Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Trained as an architect at Virginia Tech, Will Holman has gone on to work in several tech environments and found the Open Works makerspace.

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22:30

Maker Spotlight: The Kratz-Gullickson Family Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Jason, Jamie, and Liberty Kratz-Gullickson are a family of makers that each specialize in different fields.

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21:30

A Better Way to Thrift At Home In Love

I used to love thrifting for everything from clothes to furniture to books, but lately it just doesn't seem worth it to drive from store to store and treasure hunt through all the junk. Actually, it's not just thrifting...I would do ALL my shopping online these days if possible. It's just so much nicer to get a box at the door than to take Ian in and out of the car seat all day long! Swap.com offered to give me some store credit to try them out, and since I've already been discouraged with in-person thrifting, I said yes please. They are the largest online consignment shop and offer more than 2 million top quality secondhand items to choose from (brands like Gap, J.Crew, and more). It's mostly clothes, but they also have some toys, books and decor. The site really is like a GIANT online thrift store...there's a lot of stuff to sift through, and most of it I wouldn't buy. But there are also some gems! So you can still get the rush of a great find, without having to physically drive to a store and flip through a bunch of racks. And it's way easier to get to the good stuff because you're to able filter by so many more things: brand, size, gender, season, price, color, condition, etc. I was able to snag a bunch of cute fall stuff for Ian, most of it with tags still on...plus a few things for myself. :)

A better way to thrift: Swap.com review

These are just a few of my favorite finds. Aren't those tiny Toms so cute? And the mustard yellow vest? Ahhh, I can't wait for colder weather to put him in that!

Like any thrift store, the majority of the items aren't that great, and it definitely takes some patience to dig through them all. And the presentation isn't as slick as if you were shopping for new clothes (the photos are obviously not as pretty as professional product shots)...BUT just like thrifting, if you're willing to do a little work you can find some amazing deals! And hey, at least you can do your treasure hunting from the comfort of your own sofa. Plus, to make the deals even sweeter, Swap.com is offering 25% off your first purchase, with the code 25OHBABY (expires December 31st). Let me know if you give them a try, and if you find anything good!

Happy shopping, and have a great weekend. :)

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10:18

10 Reasons to Choose a Cargo Trailer Instead of an RV

This looks like one of the easiest, most cost effective tiny house solutions. For many people, buying a cargo trailer to live in is a better choice than buying an RV. I know that sounds ridiculous, but I hope by the time youve seen the whole video, you may be a believer.

10 reasons: 1. Price, 2. Better insulation, 3. Durability, 4. Weight, 5. Off road ability, 6. A blank slate (easy to fix up however you want), 7. Resale value, 8. No systems to fail, 9. Stealth, 10. Versatility. I love Bob Wells videos. Check out his CheapRVLiving for more videos like this.
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Im always looking for better and better housing solutions. Cargo trailers are legal on the roads, the outer shell is complete and theyre well built (strong enough for hauling tools for contractors). Cargo trailers are affordable and they come in different sizes.

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08:04

Less flowerbeds, more lawn and dreaming of what could be part 2 Funky Junk Interiors

My brother is a professional gardener. And one of his tips is, if you cant maintain everything in your yard, its best to go back to lawn. Ok Les, I hear you loud and clear. For awhile now! Ive been falling behind in the yard the past several years and just cant afford to spend []

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05:14

The Sublime Pleasures of the Makecation Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Your humble author travels to his dining room table to indulge in his tabletop gaming obsession for ten days.

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02:30

Shop Tour: Bindle & Keep Design*Sponge

Shop Tour: Bindle & Keep, Design*Sponge

For those who are gender nonconformists, it can be challenging to find clothes that both allow for self-expression and fit just right. Enter Daniel Friedman, the designer behind Bindle & Keep. Hes hell-bent on breaking down this divide between genders one suit at a time, and the worlds taking note. Not only was his company featured in the HBO documentary Suited, but the shops recent success in styling customers of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds has led him to move his headquarters from Manhattan to a stellar Clinton Hill, Brooklyn space. And weve got the first peek!

Situated amongst brick walls and industrial lighting, the shop is a masterclass in mixing textures. In one area, a delicate chandelier hangs above a hearty patterned rug. In another, an unfinished floor stands in stark contrast to rows and rows of lush suits waiting to be tailored to perfection. All in all, its a one-of-a-kind space, which is fitting given the one-of-a-kind clients that swing by every day. Scroll down to take a look at the shop, and head here if youd like to schedule a fitting. Enjoy! Garrett

Photography by Bob Orr

Image above: When we moved into our new space, it made sense [for us to] embellish it with objects that complemented our nonjudgemental attitude toward clothing and people while at the same time highlighting the timeless and predictable nature of what makes suiting so attractive and elegant, shares shop owner Daniel Friendman.

01:25

Full Video Walk Through of The Merc!! Vintage Revivals

Hey guys!!  The insulation is DONE so I thought now that the place wasnt just a ton of indistinguishable studs that wed do a walk through video tour! Enjoy!!

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00:30

This Is Your Home Dressed in the Colors of Fashion Week Design*Sponge

Like all things, New York Fashion Week must come to an end. And that day was yesterday. While the fashion industry is moving in more diverse and perhaps political directions, its frankly fun parade this year reflects the distance we sometimes need to put between ourselves and the uneasy times in which we live. Even the bewildering video of Jim Carreys fashion week party interview is kind of on-point in its articulation of our cultural existential crisis. Its in times like these when we find not only our deepest compassion, but also our most absurd distractions. Occasionally, reality is too much to absorb 24/7.

Thats where I am fluctuating between the emotion of the heavy everyday and reveling in my favorite ridiculous follies. Ive been watching The Brady Bunch for the dated Technicolor delight and happy endings, making brownies for dinner and dreaming up color names with my kid. I came across the Pantone Fall fashion color report and immediately started Willy Wonka set designing them, imaging sinfully monochromatic interiors stocked with all the colors of the (fall) rainbow. If these fashion colors were homes, what the heck would they look like?

Thats what Im here to show you. Caitlin

Hello, Shaded Spruce my erstwhile lover. Covered by vines in the farthest reaches of the forest, you insist on privacy, but have a serious love of entertaining. Youre also currently on a lot of kitchen cabinets across the Internet. Pick a lane.

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Thursday, 14 September

23:33

Grant Imahara and Mousers New Series Explores the Tech Thats Making Cities Smarter Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

One thing the Shaping Smarter Cities project has shown us is that innovation is happening all around us, possibly on the buses we ride, and even in the food we eat.

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23:30

Show Off Your Projects and Help Solve Problems on Maker Share Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Maker Share exists to help makers tell their stories. It allows makers to share their ideas, successes, failures, and inspiration.

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22:51

Quick Tip: Use a Sticky Dash Mat to Hold Teardown Parts Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

These things are sold to hold your cell phone in the car, but they also work great for keeping parts (including plastic and other non-magnetic bits) organized when you're taking something apart.

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22:30

Edible Innovations: Using Drones for DIY Agricultural Monitoring Systems Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Suman Ghimire is creating better agricultural yields in Nepal by flying drones with hacked cameras that can identify diseased plants.

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14:30

Is Zero Waste Only for the Privileged? (And Does It Matter?) Treading My Own Path | Zero Waste + Plastic-Free Living

Ive received a few emails recently asking whether I think zero waste is a lifestyle for the privileged. After all, it is predominantly represented in the media by white, seemingly middle-class females. Is zero waste really a lifestyle for everybody? Or just the more affluent few, or those with more time on their hands to []

10:56

Round Earthbag School in Nepal


Project took place in Topka village, Sindhupalchowk district between Jan 2016 and April 2016. With a group of volunteers model round earthbag school has been created. Similar school was then build in Burke village, Ramechap district.

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09:54

How we give rounded lumber a straight edge! Shanty 2 Chic

Hey friends! One of our TOP ASKED questions is how we get our straight edges on our 2x framing lumber we use for building.  We answer it all the time, so we thought it would be helpful to show you!  Check out our latest video HERE or below to see how we give our lumber {...Read More...}

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02:30

Before & After: A Kitchen Renovation and Expansion in London Design*Sponge

Caroline and John started searching for a new home in the Angel neighborhood of London three years ago. They lived in a flat in Angel at the time, and because of the easy access to Londons Financial District where Caroline and John both work, they wanted to find a house in the same neighborhood. But the search was much more exhausting than they expected. I had pretty much put a bid in (above asking price) on every home in the area and still managed to lose out. The market was going crazy, Caroline remembers. By expanding their search radius by 500 meters (or about 1/3 mile), more options appeared. From the doorstep of a house they were touring in the Newington Green neighborhood, the couple saw a Victorian terraced house with a for sale sign out front. They were instantly drawn to the house and knew it was finally the one they could call home with their children, Jack and Annabelle.

It wasnt a move-in ready home (there was carpet in the bathrooms!), but that was okay with Caroline and John. It had previously been used as a house share and it has definitely been transformed. We fell in love with it even though it needed a lot of work, Caroline shares. No matter what property you buy you are always going to change something about it, so having to do a lot of work didnt faze us too much.

The biggest project of all was tearing out the existing kitchen and expanding the space. The kitchen was the worst part of the house The kitchen extension was always going to be a project, Caroline says. To help the couple create the kitchen of their dreams, they hired interior designer Kia Stanford of Kia Designs. The expansion happened in the middle of winter, exposing the home to the elements and leaving the family without the use of a functional kitchen, but Caroline says it was so worth it.

The kitchen has since been completely transformed. A mix of colors, materials and styles works perfectly to make a space that is unique to Caroline and John. Their goal when they...

00:30

Desktop Wallpaper Downloads From Lea Carey: Day Seven Design*Sponge

Its the last day of our Lea Carey desktop wallpaper download series! Were so grateful to Lea for sharing seven of her fun and calming designs with us. In case you missed any of the other six days, you can catch them here: day one, two, three, four, five, six, and todays. Leas just made the move from coast to coast leaving her native San Francisco for New York and we feel like her work will soon bring some of that undeniable San Francisco flavor to the Big Apple. We wish Lea the best of luck, and we cant wait to see her new work and textile designs! Rebekah

These downloads are intended for personal use only. 

Wednesday, 13 September

23:30

Explore Lenzs Law with Gravity-Defying Magnet Tricks Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Wow your friends with this simple to pull trick. Using the first law of thermodynamics, make it seem like you can magically defy gravity.

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22:30

Turning a Realistic Harry Potter Wand on a Wood Lathe Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Don't be afraid to try new things. A magic wand, from Harry Potter, is a good starter project for using a wood lathe.

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