This video takes place in Óbidos, a small village in Portugal. Thanks to tilt-shift photography, everything looks so miniature and cute! I especially like the sheep. Check out the video below:
via Laughing Squid
Here’s a round-up of some fun hacks that I’ve seen around the intertubes in the past few weeks.
DIY Cargo Bike:
I haven’t seen a DIY cargo bike solution quite like this before. I love its use of re-purposed (hopefully not stolen) materials. I hope that anyone that decides to put this one together does a few test runs before taking it to the streets. As seen on Instructables. Tips even include how to attach a brake mechanism!
Shopping Cart Bike via LikeCool
made by AM RADIO … and it works!!!! I’ve always wanted to see figure out how to hack old cameras and add a digital interface – so that it would still be usable. I never even considered just strapping an old camera over your digital camera lens.
via Craft Magazine
Moss Typography Graffiti:
Apartment Therapy has a DIY tutorial on how to make your own moss and apply it too.
Dresses as lanterns … in trees!
Dress Lanterns via Dana Bird (Original Source unknown)
Superhero Garden Gnomes
This … is … awesome …
Agustina Woodgate has been going into thrift stores and secretly sewing poems inside clothes.
I absolutely love this creative mending tutorial. It’s geared towards strengthening thinned areas in knits – and is known as the Swiss darning or duplicate stitch. It’s interesting because I never thought of creating new patterns in post: after I’ve finished knitting, the idea of going back and creating more patterns is pretty cool. I love the final effect of this one!
Learn more in Karen Barbe’s excellent tutorial.
And I’m a sucker for darning via Et Lain
Check out more mending techniques that myself and some friends have posted in my wiki!
I’ve been so busy blogging on other blogs that I’ve neglected my own a bit. I thought I’d do a bit of a round-up of some of the posts that I’ve featured on both Re-Nest and the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire blog (and Craft Magazine!).
Over the past few weeks I’ve found a lot of really great posts on creative lighting solutions, fixing, and DIY decorations. I shared my findings on Re-Nest, and talked a bit about why they were awesome. One of my favourites that I shared was a tutorial from Plastolux on how to fix Eames chairs. I highly recommend checking out this tutorial to learn how to re-construct and repair Eames chairs. I re-blogged about it on Re-Nest here.
While looking for interesting posts and ideas, I also came across blogger Christine Chitnis created a wonderful tutorial on how to cover outdoor pots with fabric. Likely not suitable for outdoors, but would be great in a terrarium to spruce things up a bit! (I also really, really like her blog as well. You should check it out!)
I also really enjoy putting together green moodboards – where I can envision my dream outdoor patio furniture – here’s one that I put together – with images from shops all over the internets. Check out my post here – where you can purchase any of these items.
In other exciting news, I did a call out to yarn enthusiasts in the city interested in yarn bombing in honour of Vancouver Mini Maker Faire – and got our post featured on Craft Magazine! woohoo! It was so much fun, and met so many great, talented people in the process. Check out the full post here.
Now that I’m a little less busy with Maker Faire, I’m looking forward to generating more original content, and blogging about ideas that I come up with while working.