This video demonstrates how to use an elastic string anchored at the horizon of a canvas to sketch a drawing with two point perspective. Brilliant!
Ben Uyeda built a
DIY spiral staircase using layered pieces of plywood cut with a CNC machine. This is absolutely stunning.
How incredibly stunning is
this hand-cut paper by Annie Vought?
DIY Cloud light takes about an hour and costs only $10. Super adorable!
Easter is just around the corner. What’s your plan for decorating eggs?
I’ll be going the Tattly route..
embroidered animal portraits by Emillie Ferris.
Totally want to make some of these
giant paper snow flakes with my kids this weekend!
Last week this little family
adopted a rescue cat from an ASPCA shelter in Manhattan. While we are still trying to figure out a name (most difficult process in history) the cat is super happy and so are my kids. And I have discovered pet accessories. What a huge market! Can we talk about this felted cat bed. Made me smile.
Grant Thompson shares a tutorial on how to make completely edible gummy LEGO bricks and figures using a mixture of corn syrup, Jello, and gelatin.
Love the playfulness of this abstract
DIY Picture Frame. It comes with a tutorial.
Letterpress At Home Kit is very tempting. My kids and I could have some serious fun with it. Anyone know if it’s any good?
DIY idea: Using ping pong balls and LED lights to make a festive garland.
This site lets you turn your smartphone into a virtual reality device.
(via Curious About)
My team surprised me with these
DIY Tattly Holiday ornaments. I squealed! Nic wrote a step-by-step guide on how to make them! This makes me so happy! (Reminds me of the eggs I decorated a while back)
This little family is currently spending a week in the
Northfork, enjoying the last week before school starts again. I’ve reconnected with my younger self and looked up some papier-mâché projects to do with my 8 year old, Ella. Here are some of my favorite finds:
(no instructions) Papier-Mâché Lollipop man
Papier-Mâché Face (no instructions)
Papier-Mâché Turtle with Step-by-step instructions
DIY Papier-Mâché Pencil Toppers (step-by-step instructions)
Papier-Mâché Bowls (with step-by-step instructions)
And then here, slightly creepy personalized DIY
Don’t know how to make the ‘glue’? Here’s a round-up of various
papier-mâché recipes. What are you going to make?
These brand new
Art Supply Tattly by Peagreen Designs make me way happy.
My love for
sugru is so big.
Have you watched the sugru founders wonderful 99u talk?
Woah! littleBits just launched a
Space Kit, in collaboration with NASA.
littleBits is the LEGO of electronics. It’s a library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun.
I am a fan.
Artifact Uprising is an iphone app that allows you to beautifully tell your story with soft- and hardcover books and postcards. Beautifully designed. Simple. Definitely giving this a try.
(via Chris Glass)
Sipho Mabona has taken Origami to extremes. He’s folded this
life-sized (!) elephant out of one sheet of paper. So much respect.
I may have mentioned a similar tutorial before but I am so in love with the idea I had to point to
Apartment Therapy’s recent post on how the size and shape of the drum inside a basic washing machine lends itself perfectly to being upcycled into a fire pit.
I shared an
Instagram of Ella (7) knitting a few days ago and one of my followers left a comment saying I should look into arm knitting. A quick Google search let me to the above YouTube video. Looks fascinating, no? Also, lots of arm knitting stuff to find on Etsy.
I love the internet so much!
The cool mom of the day award most certainly goes to
Angie, mother of 4 year old Mayhem. Together they create elaborate dresses out of paper.