Apr
22

Tips&Tricks: Gardening + Landscaping

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I can be described as having a brown thumb at best. I have an odd talent for growing African violets that thrive, and not much else. Succulents hate me and I even once killed a cactus. I’m That Girl. So with all of that out in the open – whew! – you can see why I’m always on the look out for tips & tricks that might help me out a bit.

 

Square Foot Gardening: How to Get Started for $50. (Infographic)

Propogating succulents from leaves.

Build a $10 cedar raised garden bed.

Get your kids’ involved in gardening.

Paint rocks like strawberries to protect the real thing.

Growing citrus indoors.

How to plan your vegetable and herb garden.

DIY Glowing outdoor orbs for your patio.

Nine ways to bring nature indoors for brown thumbs.

Make an easy shoe and foot washing station.

How to fix dents in wooden floors and furniture.

Build your own pergola.

Take advantage of this printable garden planner.

Learn how to garden in gutters.

Gardening in raised beds.

Ten secrets for extending the life of cut flowers.

Homesteading: How Much Land Do You Need to Go Off the Grid.

Use vinegar to kill weeds.

Ten indoor plants you can’t kill.

Ten spring window gardening tips.

Make a planter’s yardstick.

Fifteen must-haves for the herb gardener.

Apr
11

Martone Cycle Co.

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It’s been awhile since I’ve crushed on a bicycle company, but yesterday I was introduced to Martone Cycle Co. and now I can’t stop thinking about this lady in red. (Pun only somewhat intended.) The company has a simple setup with one style for men and one for women, each available in five colors. A monotone bike, I love it. (via Camille Styles)

 

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Jan
25

Happy Weekend

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01/ LEDscape, an installation of 1,200 IKEA floor lamps.
02/ Defrosting an entire cold storage building.
03/ The Home Office Beach!
04/ A study of butterfly wings.
05/ Meet Momo, like Where’s Waldo with an adorable dog.
06/ NeighBirds. Heh.
07/ A Visual Compendium of Guitars.
08/ Smorgasboard, an illustrated board game for foodies.
09/ Jeni’s cure-all, Influenza Sorbet!
10/ No big deal, just an espresso vending tricycle.

Jan
11

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01/ Geometric snow art stomped with snowshoes.
02/ Eruption, the title speaks for itself.
03/ Beautiful star trails in the night sky.
04/ Anatomical body painting.
05/ Presidents + US currency + the Justice League
06/ Create your own soundtrack with Sound Bottle.
07/ Posters featuring the entire text of a book.
08/ How to Build a Rainbow Igloo!
09/ Flying houses!
10/ Giant, un-poppable bubbles!

Nov
06

Yield Picnic Bag/Blanket

 

Three cheers for multifunctional products! Meet Yield’s picnic bag/blanket, it transforms from bag to blanket with the pull of a zipper (which is also the strap). Nylon cordura provides water-resistant protection and camp-grade quality. If you want to see this product become a reality as much as I do, head on over to Kickstarter to make a donation!

 

Oct
08

Time to Get Outdoorsy

It’s that time of year when I’ve got camping on the brain! (Even though I’ve camped approximately 2.5 times in my life. And all before the age of 13. But that’s neither here nor there.) You know what they say about a great adventure, half the fun is getting there. Well in this case, half the fun is in the stuff you take there with you. Not exactly glamping, but pretty damn close.

The Occa Maison Marine Lantern for some after dark ambiance. A Brass Stowaway Capsule to keep matches dry and you headed in the right direction. Several Banquinho Stools for gathering around the campfire. Some DIY hand-painted mugs for everyone to take home after the trip as a memento. An enamel long handled warmer for heating hot chocolate and hot toddies. And of course some stylish Marshmallow Twig Roasters for s’mores. (Duh.) Last but not least, lots of cozy Pendleton camp blankets to keep the chill out.

PHOTO: National Geographic

Aug
27

Bold Type Beach Towels

Summer’s end is just around the bend, but there’s still the last hurrah of Labor Day to see to. I’m digging these big, bold type beach towels from Piccadilly for Opening Ceremony. Designers Peter Miles and Leigh Johnson found their typographic inspiration in the signs of New York’s food markets, and I got a laugh out of imagining the people laying on the towels for sale as the items advertised!

Aug
24

Happy Weekend

01/ Make your own decahedron Himmeli mobile.
02/ Real gold or silver shoelaces. BLING.
03/ Can’t stop thinking about this solitaire rock ring.
04/ This is way too pretty to put in the backyard.
05/ From Below, shot through an invisible floor.
06/ Remember these from Lost In Translation? Yup.
07/ Blood oranges with dark chocolate + sea salt. WHOA.
08/ Making a pixelated Post-It staircase.
09/ 90 Days, 90 Reasons
10/ Custom video game covers that look like Penguin books.

Jul
27

Happy Weekend

01/ The Mason Jar cocktail shaker. Hipster approved.
02/ Humiliating giant head squirrel feeder.
03/ A DIY to save your sofa arms and spare an end table.
04/ AmoeBAND, a customizable bandage.
05/ A combo Beer/Shotglass, talk about space saving.
06/ Cookie + coffee cup = the cookie coffee cup!
07/ Animal sculptures made of reclaimed household items.
08/ Ever think of painting your shelves?
09/ Solar. Making triple digit temps look good.
10/ STACKED – wine, stemware, and corkscrew in one!

Jul
20

Happy Weekend

01/ Musical wine glasses!
02/ Easy DIY candle stakes for your yard.
03/ Clever DIY painted wall frames.
04/ TellTails. When you feel like your ensemble might require a tail.
05/ A DIY splatter ‘brella.
06/ Loving this line of marble housewares.
07/ A brilliant concept for a carbon monoxide detector – Canary.
08/ A kicked up version of safety pin jewelry.
09/ Paper Passion, a perfume for book lovers that smells like (duh) books.
10/ Dying to own a Film Map.