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DIY: Knotted rope headboard

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Knotted rope headboard

Loving the eagle eyes behind Poppytalk blog for spotting this awesome headboard in the April issue of Real Living. They’re totally right; this has oodles of DIY potential to it. It looks like they just took a simple wood frame, drilled some holes around the edges, and then used rope — Continue reading

Live Modern: Weekend House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Weekend House

The snow might be melting in most parts of the country, but ignore the season presented in the landscape of these photos; the house featured is clearly an all-weather charmer. Just look at that entryway! Who doesn’t love a juicy, modern entryway to introduce guests into your space. This one — Continue reading

Interiors: Het zwarte huis (The black house)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Het zwarte huis (The black house)

You know our love affair with modern homes that don’t feel cold and sterile, rather warm and inviting. This project by Bakers Architecten in Utrecht, Netherlands definitely fits that description perfectly. You can see in these lovely interior shots that although plenty of modern materials and colors, like concrete and gray, are — Continue reading

DIY: Neon pillow trim pops

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DIY: Neon pillow trim pops

So everyone knows right now that the super hot thing to do in your house is add a pop or three of neon color. Modern enthusiasts the world over are looking for ways to do just that thing. In accessories on a table top? Sure that’s a good spot. In — Continue reading

Easy, 2-material DIY: Adorable coasters

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Easy, 2-material DIY: Adorable coasters

Spotted on Pinterest via Fellow Fellow are these “why didn’t I think of that?” coasters with cute patterns and a simple, simple way to do them. While coasters aren’t exactly the most expensive home item out there, it is nice to think that if you wanted to, you could customize — Continue reading

DIY: More Vase Love

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DIY: More Vase Love

Why so many vase DIY’s around here lately, eh? Well, this is right about that time (we’re referring to spring temperatures and sounds) that folks start feeling the need and desire to add some color into their indoor and outdoor spaces. And what’s the easiest way to add color to — Continue reading

DIY: More cheap wall art

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DIY: More cheap wall art

As you’ve probably noticed from the number of artists featured with this style, we really love a good art collage, and love it even more when it features some geometric shapes. Though we never condone copying other folks’ art, we do appreciate a DIY project that takes inspiration from certain — Continue reading

Popular post: T-shirt Produce Bag

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Popular post: T-shirt Produce Bag

We focus A LOT on modern DIY projects that we think would look good around a modern home. That is, after all, why we run this blog: to bring modern design into anyone’s home; to make it accessible to everyone. But, we care about things that make life easy, and — Continue reading

DIY: Twister mat fun time!

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DIY: Twister mat fun time!

We’ve been seeing quite a few DIY projects for make-yourself “Twister” mats, and the one we spotted on Design*Sponge is our favorite. Why make one when there are so many to be bought? Well, adding a personal touch is a big bonus. Being able to make it any size to — Continue reading

DIY: Jonathan Adler-inspired vase

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DIY: Jonathan Adler-inspired vase

Wahoo! Although we adore all the quirkiness that is Jonathan Adler’s work with fun tabletop accessories, for some his items might not be affordable. Still others might crave a little bit more custimization. And heck—some folks just like making things on their own! Using Jonathan Adler’s Misia Vase and Salvador Vase — Continue reading

DIY: Birch Bark Lamp

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DIY: Birch Bark Lamp

You know we love when the natural world can intersect with the modern design world. It just gives modern design more meaning when it has elements that come from nature or at the very least respect it. We’re enjoying very much the easy-to-make DIY project we spotted on Shelterness involving — Continue reading

How to actually reclaim wood from old pallets

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How to actually reclaim wood from old pallets

You may have noticed that we have a surprisingly large amount of DIY projects featuring shipping pallets on the blog; we can’t help it! What’s more fun than making awesome modern house projects out of FREE WOOD. Of course we’ve neglected a pretty important step in the process of wood — Continue reading

Super Afforable Easy DIY: Painted porcelain

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Super Afforable Easy DIY: Painted porcelain

Ahhh! You know what makes a really awesome DIY project? Not only being something FREAKISHLY affordable, but being something that you can make out of new materials or old materials. We’ve found a project we will definitely be trying on A Merry Mishap blog: diy painted porcelain. We’re so embarrassed — Continue reading

Under $10 DIY: Asterisk Clock

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Under $10 DIY: Asterisk Clock

As you know, we have a pretty huge love affair with the DIY website Curbly. We basically love everything they do. Every now and then they post a DIY project so brilliant, so wonderful, so modern, we just have to share it with our modern DIY loving readers. Like this — Continue reading

DIY: Farm Table

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DIY: Farm Table

You know what looks unexpectedly sexy in a modern home? A farmhouse table. It’s one of the easiest ways to infuse a little homespun personality and charm into a cold, sterile modern interior and it even holds its own pretty well when it comes to wear and tear, being perfect — Continue reading

Live Modern: Architect’s House

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Live Modern: Architect’s House

What would a modern architect’s house in Finland look like? To a modern lover? Basically heaven. All blond wood, sleek lines and Scandinavian details, Architect’s House 1 designed by Haroma & Partners and located in Turku, Finland is filled with enviable and inspiring elements you just might want to emulate for — Continue reading

DIY: Concrete Fire Column

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DIY: Concrete Fire Column

Mmm outdoor areas are the best when the weather is nice, right? Enjoying food and fun with friends and family in a little bit of nature that you control and decorate is sometimes the best remedy to a long day or week. Depending on where you live in the world, — Continue reading

DIY: Notebook iPad Case

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DIY: Notebook iPad Case

If you’ve got an iPad (which, with how popular they are, chances are you do) no doubt you need a case for it. A case that must wear many hats: be sturdy, protect your technology, look good, be within your budget, etc. But have you ever thought of perhaps one — Continue reading

2 B&W DIY projects from Wit & Whistle

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2 B&W DIY projects from Wit & Whistle

Wit & Whistle is run by Amanda Wright, a design nerd and designer who started the company to “offer witty greeting cards and whistle worthy paper goods. All products are designed and illustrated by me and printed locally on recycled paper. Wit & Whistle is based in Cary, North Carolina.” — Continue reading

DIY: City map paper cut out

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DIY: City map paper cut out

It’s rare you find someone who doesn’t at least find fascination with, if not flat out love, a map. They’re so informative; they’re proof of where we’ve been and where we’re going. More than that, they’re pretty good-looking! They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, varieties and of course, locations. — Continue reading