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“Serenade In Blood Minor”: Fascinating Horror Sculptures By Viktor Makov

Viktor Makov is the owner and sculptor of Monsterskaya studio based in Russia. He sculpts your favourite horror villians on everything from busts, phone cases, keyrings and so on. “I became a fan of horror when I was a little boy. My older brother usually watched horror movies and I would watch with him.I loved drawing monsters before I began school around the age of maybe 4 or 5 years old. Source
Tags: Design, Craft, DIY, Horror, Sculptures, Viktor Makov

Lovecraftian Horror Unleashed In The Murky Depths Of Green Tea

Unless you’ve experienced some horrible beverage-related trauma, it’s unlikely that you find much about green tea to be terrifying. Japanese Twitter user and 3DCG practitioner gigigi gagaga (@toikoh9114) might have you thinking differently, however. @toikoh9114 took advantage of of the turbidity found in a glass of green tea to create a spooky scene of alien horror that might fit in... Source
Tags: Tea, Food, Japan, Design, Diy, Horror, Sci-fi, Green, Inspirations, Lovecraft

Yarnvertising: DIY Fashion Adverts Of The 1970s

People don’t appreciate these days the level of DIY fashion in the 1960s and 1970s. Women back then knew how to sew and magically make stuff out of balls of yarn – it was almost a required skill. Then, seemingly overnight, it became a lost art… “I don’t think people these days appreciate the level of DIY fashion in the 1960s and 1970s. Women back then knew how to sew and... Source
Tags: Design, Diy, Advertising, Retro, Knitwear, 1970s

IKEA’s making flat-pack DIY chocolate Easter bunnies!

An unusual play for IKEA, the Vårkänsla is an edible Chocolate Bunny right in time for Easter celebrations… but just like most of IKEA’s products, this bunny needs assembly too! The Vårkänsla is a flat-packed tempered chocolate bunny that can be assembled by just plugging three chocolate pieces together. Its design plays on IKEA’s trademark self-assembly instructions and techniques. The bunny comes in a flat box, with instructions on how to put it together. Luckily unlike most IKEA furniture, th...
Tags: Design, Diy, Ikea, Chocolate, Dining, Easter, Product Design, Bunny, VÅRKÄNSLA

Russian Artist Transforms Everyday Objects Into “Something Else”

Russian artist Tatiana Khlopkova creates day-to-day images of various objects at which she likes to look from unexpected angles. She makes the objects change their shape, color, sizes, and function, finding their similarities in an incredible way. The artist calls her project – “something as something else”. “I believe any object, terribly annoying as it may seem, has its own potential... Source
Tags: Design, Diy, Transformation, Everyday, Objects, Tatiana Khlopkova

Guy Built A Fender Stratocaster-Styled Electric Guitar Out Of 1,200 Colored Pencils

Burls saw a lot of people online making bowls out of colored pencils and decided to take it up a notch. He built a Fender Stratocaster-styled electric guitar out of 1,200 colored pencils. “This was my first guitar I’ve ever built but I am more than satisfied with how it turned out,” Burls said. The colored pencils cost him around $120. All the guitar hardware he said he already... Source
Tags: Design, Diy, Electric, Guitar, Fender, Craftsman, Stratocaster, Fender Stratocaster Styled Electric Guitar Out Of, Burls

16 Design Ideas for Student's Dorm

Nothing entirely comes close to the excitement of packing off to campus for the first time, and it gets even better once you realize that you now have your private space-with no parents around! Unfortunately, though, university bedrooms are not a sight to behold. Not only are most of them dull, but also unfavorably drab. Nonetheless, don’t let it dim the light of your spark! With a few easy tips, you can transform your otherwise dull dorm into a stylish and dashing new abode in no time! Below a...
Tags: Design, Diy, Etsy, Interior, Design Minute

5 ideas for cool coffee bar carts for your home, whatever your decorating style. Barista not included.

I’m thinking of taking my coffee obsession to the next level, with one of these cool coffee bar carts. Kind of like bar carts, only…for coffee. I’m seeing them absolutely everywhere, and I love the idea of a dedicated space for my coffee supplies — but one that’s easily moveable so that it can be […]
Tags: Coffee, Diy, Shopping, Home Decor, Furniture, Interior Design, Home Appliances, Home Design, Art + Decor

AeroMods: DIY Aerodynamic Improvements to Cars

"Hypermiling" is the practice of saving gas by driving conservatively. Practitioners accelerate slowly, coast wherever possible, and let physics do most of the braking for them. Ardent hypermilers can improve fuel economy by absurd amounts, wringing , for example.This gamification of fuel economy has led fanatics to create DIY aerodynamic modifications. Cardboard, plastic, bondo, duct tape and more are pressed into service: Spotted on Popular Mechanics: Jason Ebacher Spotted on VW Vortex ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Cars, Jason Ebacher, VW Vortex Spotted, Darin Cosgrove, AeroCivic Spotted on AeroCivic Spotted

Making DIY Concrete Casting Easy and Practical: The Quikrete WalkMaker

This product design here might seem humble, but I consider it a triple win for both the business selling it and the end user: 1) It enables some seriously money-saving DIY; 2) It helps the company move more of their own product; 3) It makes good use of materials.The object in question is the Quikrete WalkMaker. (Other manufacturers offer variants, this is just the one that's locally available to me.) It tackles a problem I never considered when living in Manhattan, which is drainage and landscap...
Tags: Design, Diy, Manhattan, Ben Uyeda, Quikrete

An Easy Way to Hang Pictures: Use a Fork

We've seen at least one design team successfully Kickstart a complicated system of gear used to hang pictures on walls. The hassle for many is getting that suspension cord onto the nail. But if you live in a household that uses western eating utensils, you've already got the perfect picture-hanging tool and don't need to buy anything else:
Tags: Design, Diy

DIY Fix for a Snap Hook Failure

On yesterday morning's walk my fox-colored dog, Betsy, suddenly became free of the leash. Luckily I managed to capture her before she went too far. (My fear is that she will wander onto a nearby farm and get shot, being mistaken for a fox. Everyone around here owns a rifle and you hear gunfire often.)  Back in the house, I examined the leash to figure out what happened. The snap hook failed. Not the bolt-spring mechanism, but the eyelet that captures the thicker part of the stem and all...
Tags: Design, Diy, Betsy

Top 5 Tips for a Good Flyer Design

There is always a wonderful feeling to designing something great, having it printed, and sending it to the right audience. This is the reason designing flyers can be both a lot of fun and rewarding. Here are top five tips to designing a good flyer. 1. Have a clear target for your flyer Before you start designing your flyer, create an effective design strategy. Think about what you intend to showcase to your audience, how the flyer will be distributed, and the level of budget you plan to work ...
Tags: Art, Giveaways, Design, Diy, Advertising, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, Design Minute, OTHER-CHANNELS

Guy Develops Clever Way to Unload Huge Concrete Pipes By Himself

Don't try this in front of the OSHA inspector: This anonymous tradesman has developed a that's-so-crazy-it-just-might-work system for getting massive concrete pipes off of a truck by himself. I suspect he's doing it by himself because all of his assistants were killed during the initial attempts. In fact I think he got the tires by stripping their trucks, since they won't be using them anymore.
Tags: Design, Diy, Don, OSHA

Matching Your Bed to Your Decor

Creating the perfect living space is a smart balance of colour and coordinating furniture and the bedroom is no exception. Your bedroom should be the perfect space for relaxing and sleeping and therefore should get something of a priority when it comes to decorating. There is nothing relaxing about trying to sleep in a mishmash of colour and clutter, so it is time to take control and get your bedroom up to scratch. Bed SOS has some great ideas for making sure your bedroom is the perfect space. ...
Tags: Home, Design, Diy, Patterns, Interior, Design Minute

The Screwdriver That’s Inspired by The Moon-landing

Coming up to 50 years ago, the world witnessed an, at the time, incomprehensible feat of engineering… the Apollo 11 moon landing! It was the moment that inspired a generation to enter into the world of engineering… and it hasn’t stopped being a source of inspiration since. Introducing, the Magnet Driver Space Rocket.The Magnet Driver is a screwdriver like no other; the miniaturized Saturn V Spaceship is packed full of features that aid in the assembly, restoration and repair process that are f...
Tags: Deals, Design, Diy, Product Design, Space Rocket Magnet Driver, Magnetic Driver Mini 's Neodymium Magnetic Grip, Michael W PerezClick

DIY: Travel Inspired Art with Photoshop Elements

I’m just putting the finishing touches on my new office, and I wanted some original art on the walls. As you know I looooove to travel and I always take a lot of pictures when I’m someplace new! Last year I visited Oahu for a week and also had weekend getaway in Maya Riviera, Mexico. I love exotic botanicals so much so I took several pictures on my trips. To remind myself of these beautiful places, I turned them into original artwork for my office using Photoshop Elements. If you’re unfamiliar ...
Tags: Travel, Art, Crafts, Diy, Mexico, Oahu, Kailua, Brush Tool, Kinkos, Craft + Art Projects, Maya Riviera Mexico, Polygonal Lasso Tool

5 Things You Need to Master for Stunning Designs

When it comes to getting started with creating stunning designs, two things are necessary: skills and resources. However, for starters, graphic design can all seem a little too overwhelming at first. From long hours of practice to an unending need for creativity; not to mention some graphic design resources cost a pretty penny, it can sometimes become an uphill task for novices. But that shouldn’t deter you from creating stunning designs. As a matter of fact, there are plenty of amazing freebie...
Tags: Design, Diy, Etsy, Kfc, Lightroom, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, Design Minute, Guinness Coca Cola McDonald

How to Paint Like a Pro Without A Professional Background

There is nothing you can do about drawing well if you are not extremely talented in arts or haven’t visited special art-related courses. At least this is what many people believe in. Most adults with average or minor drawing skills believe they can do nothing about drawing well if they don’t visit special courses or academy of arts. That’s not true. In the 21st century, anyone can create a masterpiece even without being talented or educated in art. How? By having the right tools. If you...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Diy, Painting, Paint, Drawing, Art Projects, Diy & Crafts, Paint Brush, Paint By Number

2018's Best of DIY - Workshop

When it comes to New Year' resolutions, few of us say "I'd like to spend more money this year." So for 2019, see if you can make your shop more efficient without laying out much cash by incorporating some of these DIY tips from last year: An Easy Way to Create DIY Bearing Mounts How to Make an Inexpensive DIY Sandblaster How to Make Your Own Mini Miter Saw, Jigsaw, Drill and More Brilliant Trick for Carrying Full Sheets of Plywood Man Devises Clever DIY System to Load Sheet G...
Tags: Design, Diy

2018's Best of DIY - Studio and Domestic

In the past 12 months we've seen some incredible DIY contraptions--and at least one killer laundry tip--that make life easier around the house, yard or studio. Whether you're looking for the functionality of expensive camera gear, trying to get a door to stay open or looking for a convenient place to store your headphones, chances are somebody's come up with a good way to rig something up. How to Build Your Own LED Softbox for Product Photography and Video An Inexpensive, DIY Automated Doll...
Tags: Design, Diy, Chris Lefteri, Electric Toothbrush Into

The Vast Rewards of Owning Your Very Own and Personal Koozie

Originally designed to thermally wrap a beverage, this increasing trend of custom koozies serves even more ingenious purposes. With today’s market rapidly expanding, it becomes difficult to satisfy the expectations of your guests, clients, or even family members. Our customizable product will fit your needs no matter the purpose. Represent your brand in purple fashion If you are ready to take action aimed at building your company’s image and developing or expanding relations with clients and ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Products, Koozie, Koozie White or Black Party

Watch This Man Build a Multi-Room Cliffside Cave Dwelling…With a Stick

While you may have heard of the Primitive Technology YouTube channel--we posted about his water-powered hammer here--there's actually another YouTube channel called Primitive Technology Idea. While that sounds like a knock-off, it's almost ten years older than the other channel. This latter channel features a different fellow, somewhere in Southeast Asia by the looks of it, who also builds incredible structures by hand.Needless to say, both of these guys possess an incredible amount of patience....
Tags: Design, Diy, Southeast Asia, PTI, Primitive Technology YouTube

After Saving Polaroid, Florian Kaps Wants to Give Its Competitor Another Shot

Polaroid probably wouldn't exist today were it not for Florian Kaps. (Most people know him by his nickname, Doc Flaps.) When Kaps discovered the company's analog instant film in 2004, he started selling it online and built a community of 40,000 instant photography enthusiasts. In 2008, when Polaroid announced it would stop producing its iconic instant film materials, Kaps bought the factory. And in 2012, he rallied a new generation of instant film enthusiasts with his Kickstarter campaign for a ...
Tags: Asia, Photography, Design, Diy, Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Fujifilm, Polaroid, Object Culture, Kaps, Florian Kaps

An Inexpensive, DIY Automated Dolly for Smartphone Video Capture

We've seen a fair amount of dolly hacks for smartphones, but this has to be the lowest-cost one yet. COOPH, a/k/a the Cooperative of Photography, uses a toy car, a piece of plexi for the "track" and a simple egg timer to provide the motive force: We imagine you could get fancy with it by using pulleys to adjust the speed.
Tags: Photography, Design, Diy, Cooperative of Photography

3 Design and Space-Planning Resources to Help You Plan Your Next Home Upgrade

Devising a new room layout is one of those strange design activities which manages to be both creatively rewarding and deceptively tedious. There’s no question that it’s exciting to recreate a living space. With just a few tweaks to furniture layout and color, it’s almost as though you’re living in a brand new space! On the other hand, let’s be honest here. It’s work. Unless you’re astoundingly lucky and get that perfect aesthetic balance on your first try, chances are you’ll be shifting furnit...
Tags: Home, Design, Diy, Pinterest, Sacramento, Interior, Pinterest Pinterest, Amikasa

Freezing Cold Shop Space? Here's How to Create a Heated Shop Chair

Here's a fantastic project where Laura Kampf demonstrates what we consider solid design thinking: A combination of analysis, problem-solving and outside-of-the-box thinking. Here's the problem she faced, and how a more conventional thinker would have solved them: Problem: Laura works in an unheated shop. The shop is massive, and thus too expensive to efficiently heat. Engineer's solution: "We'll heat the whole space using radiant floor heating with energy supplied by solar panels. The equipm...
Tags: Design, Diy, Furniture Design, Laura, Laura Kampf

Simple DIY upcycled holiday decor

Traditional Christmas decorations can quickly get expensive and extremely wasteful. But you can change that in your home this Christmas season by turning everyday household items into holiday decor. All you have to do is take a shopping trip through your house and upcycle old stuff into Christmas decorations. With just a little time and creativity, you can create these holiday decorations for just pennies, and keep the waste at a minimum. Pasta Christmas tree All you need for this project i...
Tags: Design, Diy, Blog, Features, Toilet, Santa, Christmas Decorations, Green Holidays, Recycled Materials, Diy Christmas, Green Christmas Decorations, Upcycle Ideas

Tidlington Wooden Dolls House – The Wooden Doll House Your Kids will Love!

Though there are many high-quality doll houses available in the market, finding one that ticks all the right boxes is sure to be a task. Finding the best wooden dolls house will essentially boil down to 3 deciding factors: one, will it be safe for your kid; two, will your kid enjoy it; and lastly, will it be sturdy enough when your kid plays a little rough with it. These 3 essentials are found in Tidlington wooden doll houses! Why Get your Kid a Tidlington Wooden Doll House? Tidlington doll ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Fun, House, Products, Wooden Doll House, Tidlington Wooden Dolls House, Tidlington, Tidlington Wooden Doll House, Tidlo

The Makerphone: From Consumer Electronics to Creator Electronics!

The phone has gotten sufficiently advanced enough for us to know practically nothing about how it functions. In the olden days, if a toaster or radio broke, we opened it up, tinkered with it, fixed it, and put it back together. We still do that with cars today… but the smartphone, the smartphone has too many functions, too advanced technologies, and relies on a multitude of parts to function. Albert Gajšak wants that to change.With the Right To Repair finally kicking off, and consumers finally...
Tags: Python, Gadgets, Mark Zuckerberg, Design, Diy, Smartphone, Cameras, Arduino, Product Design, Random, Cellphone, PCB, RTC, Albert Gajšak, Makerphone, Gajšak

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