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Lamp with a Thousand Eyes

Lamp with a Thousand Eyes

Roger Korman meets Man Ray in this from-scratch assemblage that requires virtually no skill. It does, however, require a little vision with respect to overall style and design, as much as stacking cottage cheese containers constitutes “design.” The lamp base is composed of plaster forms cast from plastic food containers. Reusable storage containers like Tupperware […]

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Homemade Frame

Homemade Frame

Some scrap plywood and a sheet of plexiglass fitted with a few cents’ worth of hardware is all it takes to get those must-frame items out of your drawers and onto your walls. This framing project can be built to suit, but for the sake of a starting point, I’ve sized the frame to accommodate […]

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Fabric Masterpiece

Fabric Masterpiece

When it comes to decorating, I picture exactly what I want, then refuse to settle for less. Take my living room. After a year of finding the perfect furniture, I wanted to craft one last piece to complete my vision. I was inspired by a gorgeous print I saw in a restaurant, a colorful, cubist […]

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Wearable Artifacts

Wearable Artifacts

The jewelry I create is reminiscent of a more ancient time, like relics unearthed and altered with modern elements. The techniques described here let you create wearable art by texturizing metal with everyday objects found outside, at home, or in your work studio. All you need are basic soldering skills along with the materials listed […]

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