Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

More colonial craft

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Once you start seeing something, it’s suddenly everywhere  (and it doesn’t help that people keep sending me examples). After noticing that we seem culturally obsessed with our colonial settlement of this city/province/country/continent right now, and that this pioneer DIY craft style has spread as far afield as Brisbane and Berlin, based on what people have written me, I feel compelled to keep collecting it.

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Lego apartment

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Via faircompanies.

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DIY bookshelf – IKEA hack

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Photo © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2011 // Livet Hemma

IKEA boxes, some with interiors painted, assembled via art clips. Very clever. Via doorsixteen (and the rest of her post contains good material too). You could of course build a larger and more permanent structure, with glue and/or screws.

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Town of Trinidad, Cuba

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The entire 16th C town of Trinidad on Cuba’s south coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its heritage designation, as well as the complete—and for a Vancouverite visually relieving—absence of land speculators and developers in Cuba has kept the town very close to its original condition. The area was settled by Spain and built in the Spanish colonial style.

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Handmade garlands, Cuba

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

At a music school in the town of Trinidad.

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Best DIY of 2010: Fence Bench by The Brick House

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Morgan at The Brick House made this beautiful bench from some old fence posts and a pair table legs salvaged from worn vintage side tables. Utterly clever. Entirely recycled.

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