Archive for the ‘DIY / Craft’ Category


DIY Aircon from Plastic Bottles

July 7, 2016

eco cooler by Grey GroupImage from Springwise

Over 70% of Bangladesh’s population live in corrugated tin huts across the countryside. During the long summer months, temperatures reach up to 45° Celsius, making these huts unbearable to live in.

To address the issue, communications company Grey Dhaka teamed up with volunteers from Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd to create the Eco-Cooler – the world’s first-ever zero electricity air cooler, which uses re-purposed plastic bottles cut in half and put into a grid, in accordance to available window sizes. Based on wind direction and airflow pressure, the Eco-Cooler has succeeded in decreasing the temperature in tin huts by up to 5° Celsius.

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Build your Own Furniture

June 23, 2016

spyndi charms chair by Mindaugas Žilionis

To watch a video of how the system works click here.

Lithuanian designer Mindaugas Žilionis created a multifunctional chair SPYNDI that can be turned into any shape by reassembling its 60 handmade wooden elements. In just 15 minutes you can turn this pile of sticks into many different chairs, lounges and tables. The human spine-inspired project has already reached full funding on Kickstarter! (Source: Bored Panda)



Stunning ‘Natural’ Bookshelf

June 16, 2016

branch shelving

I think this shelving ‘system’ is just stunning. It was created by Chilean-born, New York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz, who found and transformed a branch from a felled tree into a unique and beautiful bookshelf. The repurposed artwork was named Bilbao, after the street in Santiago where it was found. (source: inhabitat)



Make your own string lamp shade

June 21, 2015

This is an excellent video on how to make your own string lamp shade from Made Everyday with Dana. It seems easy but messy.



Door Picture Frame

June 21, 2015


Cool way to recycle a glazed panel door. Original post found on



DIY Homeware

October 27, 2013

Love Bed

Love this. Originally posted on House*

Vinyl Light

If you’d prefer to buy a spiral shade you can here.

plastic cup lamp shade

Plastic cup lamp shade

toilet roll mirror

Toilet roll mirror

door shelvesShelving unit made from old door.



DIY Stair Decoration

March 9, 2013

Painted Risers

I dare someone not to smile when faced with this in a hallway!