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As a young sculptor fresh from art school, Wendy Brackman struggled with the problem of "selling out." In the video, above, she talks about her decision to become a party entertainer. Her act involves spontaneous sculpture of weird party hats cut by hand, from paper plates, using scissors, and joined... Read more »


20 DIY'ers from around the United States gathered at Derek Diedricksen's off-the-grid camp in Vermon't's North East Kingdom for a weekend workshop on tiny house building. Read more »

TechShop to partner with Arizona university. New TechShops coming to three East Coast cities. Read more »

crib on deck

This slot-together mini-crib made was made with MDF forms cut on a CNC milling machine. The forms were than used with a hand-held router to cut sturdy ApplePly plywood. Only four stainless steel pins were used in the assembly. Read more » home page2

With a URL to die for, the recently-launched attracted some 3,000 kids in its first week and a half online, including youngsters from Asia, Europe, and South America. Using their parent’s email address to register, any kid can upload digital photos of their handiwork to the site and share... Read more »


When I visited the Open Source Ecology farm in Missouri earlier this year, I met an impressive young Canadian named Yoonseo Kang. I wasn’t quite expecting to meet an 18-year-old who would tell me that “the heart of economic democracy is decentralized productive power spread throughout the populace.” Kang had... Read more »

Jon Kalish gives us a brief tour of the handcrafted offices of Etsy's Brooklyn HQ. Read more »