Friday, July 31, 2009

Weekly links

Have a great weekend. Stuff you may wish to try...

learn how to clean a paintbrush at Do It Yourself via Apartment Therapy

make gluten free apricot chipotle chicken at Simply Gluten Free

reupholster a chair with ribbons at Home Workshop via Craftzine

turn coat hangers and chicken wire into fantastic bubble wands at Martha Stewart

use a bunch of old zippers to craft a lamp at Instructables via Curbly

make your own Moroccan pouf at Examiner via Apartment Therapy

rid shirts of underarm stains at Men's Flair via Curbly

(Photo via weheartit)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Etsy find

If metal (not heavy) is your thing, then you'll love the handmade urban rustic metal jewelry at Cindy's Art & Soul Etsy shop. She designs bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings using sterling silver and copper metal in addition to creating inspirational, custom stamped jewelry.

Monday, July 27, 2009 Maegan's tutes.

The gorgeous and hilarious Maegan of Maegan has the best beauty how-to's and DIY projects. This video tutorial on how to do a full frontal French braid is one of my faves.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Weekly links

Hope you have some fun in the sun this weekend! Your links...

turn a galvanized steel stock tank into a chlorine-free pool at Apartment Therapy

make a gluten free more-vegetable-than-egg frittata at Vanilla Spoonfuls

make a headboard out of books at Instructables via Curbly

perform sleeve surgery on a tee at Oh My Stars via Curbly

make a plaid pillow from a goodwill jacket at Flipt Studio via Apartment Therapy

discover 6 ways to make a staycation feel more like a vacation at Apartment Therapy

make your own viking shoes at Earth & Living via WhipUp

bake cookies in a hot car at Baking Bites via Craftzine (*Please note: The recipe is NOT gluten free.)

(Photo via Ms. Muse)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Do you have a beef with big cities?

Graphic designer Christopher Wade Sherron of Providence, Rhode Island takes a cue from hip-hop culture in creating posters intended "to provoke attention towards an unacknowledged city by starting beef with well-known, prosperous cities in hopes to gain notoriety."What would your poster say?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Because we seldom see boys on the blogs...

In case you're wondering, these are images of male models exiting the Dolce & Gabbana show during Fashion Week in Milan.

(Photos via Jak & Jil)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Weekly links

Enjoy your weekend! Any big plans? If not, these should keep you pretty busy...

make a knock-off Dean & Deluca spice rack at Mookie Moo via Curbly

make fresh chunky guacamole at Food Porn Daily (Naturally gluten free.)

learn to knit Monster Chunks at Rebecca Danger via WhipUp

turn a wok into a side table (or a bird bath) at Jonathan Fong Style via Curbly

stretch your shoes with ice at Craftzine (This is a video tute.)

create an outdoor theater on the cheap at Backyard Theater via Ohdeedoh

turn a toilet paper roll into a cord keeper at Unplggd via Curbly

(Photo via weheartit)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"I feel like a cat on a hot tin roof," says Maggie.

Last night we started watching Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Unfortunately, I fell asleep halfway through the movie (it was like midnight)--I hope to finish watching tonight. Have you seen this classic? While searching photos of Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, I came across this one of Paul which I love...(I'll get you later, Liz.)

(Photo via Flickr)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Laurel Canyon Dreamin'

When I first saw the movie Laurel Canyon, I fell in love with this Los Angeles neighborhood immedidately. Apparently George Clooney, Meg Ryan, Will Ferrell and Justin Timberlake (among many other celebs) dig the area as well. Here are a few pics of Shawn Gold and Amy Neunsinger's LC retreat featured last week on Apartment Therapy...Where do you dream of living one day?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Weekly links

Hope everyone's enjoying a splendid weekend! Here are your links...

turn a hanging pocket shoe organizer into a vertical garden at Instructables via Curbly

make gluten free summer squash gratin at Gluten Hates Me

pimp your shower curtain at Chez Larsson

make your own vintage blue canning jars at Bridal Buzz via Apartment Therapy

learn how to make guerilla cooking MonoMittens at Burda Style via WhipUp

turn pitiful pallets into dreamy daybed at Design Sponge via Curbly

make a backyard summer pavilion at Maya Made via Craftzine

Answers to Thursday's Map That Outfit!:
1. Los Angeles
2. Milan
3. Berlin
4. Stockholm
5. New York

(Photo via Le Love)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Map That Outfit!

The cities are Stockholm, Milan, New York, Berlin and Los Angeles. Answers will be posted tomorrow.Do you wear black in the summer? (I do.)

(Photos via The Sartorialist)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Weekly links

I hope you enjoy a fabulous Fourth of July weekend! Here are your links...

refashion old shirts into chair cushions (a.k.a. rump roosts) at Sustainable Suppers via Curbly

make gluten free peach blueberry pie at Flour Arrangements

camouflage your shed at Apartment Therapy

make Fourth of July confetti popper rockets at Alpha Mom

turn three chairs into one bench at Country Living via Curbly

repurpose tea tins into charming pendant lights at JunkMarket Style via Curbly

make recycled wine cork keychain favors at Craftzine

(By the way, the Red Hot Paris outfit was created by my daughter--Hippie Chic by yours truly.)

(Photos via here, here and here)