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Holiday Décor On A Budget

Holiday Décor On A Budget

Holiday retail displays and commercials may have those in the spirit wanting to decorate, and it is tempting to give in to the desire to decorate for the occasion. However, during tight economic times it hardly seems reasonable to blow your budget on décor that will only be displayed a small fraction of the year. Simple projects and some do it yourself creativity can allow a holiday style around the house without breaking the monetary allowance for the entire season. Trim the tree with reused objects and everyday items from around the house. This ideal uses animal figurines and gives them… read more

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

Shhh, These Designs Are A Secret

There are many facets to the field of design, and project ideals are just as numerous. For a bit of fun, the following covert designs take handcrafted to the next level. For a do it yourself project, this secret bookcase room shown on Hack n’ Mod can be installed for around $150 U.S. or less and reportedly can be done in a weekend. Using a lightweight bookcase, basic hardware and door hinges this can be done to disguise a secret entryway to a hidden room. This rotating door design uses a central axis and is perfect for smaller spaces. From… read more

Literally Green Furniture That Will Grow On You

Literally Green Furniture That Will Grow On You

Interesting eco-friendly furniture designs can be found in many unique forms and comprised of many different materials. The following however, require some unusual upkeep for furniture – sunlight. A project from Tim Gaudreau Studios aptly entitled Green Furniture was started as a way to inspire people to get back to the natural world that grew into a seating concept for outdoor areas. Looking for a sustainable approach to furniture manufacturing, he decided to take things into his own hands and cultivated outside seating surfaces that were agriculturally derivative. Covered entirely in grass, the designer stated that in the mainstream the… read more

If You Like Butterflies…

If You Like Butterflies…

Then you will appreciate knowing they are being accessed for some scientific inspiration. The nature born wing technology of the butterfly has actually been studied – and replicated – for use in human designs with elements of biomimicry. In 2009, a group of researchers found that scales on the wings actually act as onboard solar collectors, productively collecting light. Imitating the scales as a model they successfully advanced the way solar cells that are sensitive to dye were able to gather and store light. The wings of the Swallowtail butterfly were examined due to interest in how their fairly flat… read more