Library technician Tami Troutt was just trying to help attract teens to the Simi Valley Library in California for the summer.
Turning the plastic bag into any item of clothing started as a joke, until the two began cutting it into something that Brown could potentially wear.
Lisa Vaughn is a Fox 26 Houston meteorologist — with a unique hobby. Along with her background in math and stats, Vaughn is also a talented seamstress who makes many of the dresses she wears on television.
The simple bun is a hairstyle any long-haired lady or fella can pull off in the blink of an eye: Just twist, twist again, and pull through. Looking for a ‘do that’s a bit more sleek and retro than a classic bun? This chignon-style updo is kind of like a reversed simple bun: Instead of pulling the loose ends through, you finish by tucking the entire bun into itself.
A friend of mine who’s getting married this May was given some sage advice by a wedding planner: “Don’t go on Pinterest, don’t go on Etsy.” And there’s some sense in that — despite both sites’ branding as wonderlands of wedding-day inspiration, in reality what many hopeful brides find there is more like pure despair.
“There’s a lot of power behind logos. They represent beauty and greatness and a certain lifestyle,” said Trevor Andrew to WWD, and here’s why it matters: Andrew is otherwise known as GucciGhost, the pro skater turned graffiti artist whose riff on Gucci’s logo turned into a full on partnership today on their runway.
Over the past couple of years, Ikea hacks have become such a phenomenon online that even Ikea itself is now offering hack ideas for its own items. There’s nothing quite like satisfaction of making a super-cheap item into something that looks like it cost hundreds of dollars. Here DIY expert Fiona Byrne of Roomers Mag offers eight amazing Ikea hack ideas (all of which require zero DIY skill). Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
Grace Helbig is funny, pretty, and relentlessly positive—and yet, she’s honest and unpolished enough that her millions of YouTube subscribers feel like she’s completely relatable. At 30, Helbig calls herself “the internet’s awkward older sister,” but despite that low-key branding, she’s achieved successes most actors and comedians could only dream of: Her podcast, Not Too Deep, debuted at No. 1 in iTunes, and her first book, a tongue-in-cheek how-to about acting like a grownup called Grace’s Guide, was a New York Times bestseller. Today, Helbig releases her second book, a humorous style guide called Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It.
Being single has its upsides. No one eats my Tostitos when I’m not around, no one tells me not to online shop every morning and evening, and whether I choose to flush the toilet in the middle of the night is entirely up to me.
The pizza house is a cheesier, carb-filled version of a gingerbread house made with three different types of pizzas and some careful preparation.
To master the art of Shibori, says Katrin Reifeiss, an instructor at Textile Arts Center, all you need is a clamp, a two by four sheet of Plexiglas, a bucket of dye, and any textile from t-shirts to pillowcases.
Repainting any room is a daunting project. Fortunately, house painting is the latest service to be life-hacked by a tech start-up—just as you thought those drab, white walls were starting to close in on you. Paintzen, which launched last October, wants to revolutionize the age-old chore of house painting with technology. “We felt that walking to the hardware store and thumbing through those little square swatches was very stone-age,” said CEO Mike Russell.
So if you’re a crafty, dog-loving procrastinator then we have the perfect costume for you: DIY Sushi Dog Costume What you’ll need to buy: ½ yard orange felt ½ yard black felt ½ yard white felt ½ yard Velcro Hot glue gun sticks Good to have on-hand: Pencil or chalk Measuring tape Scissors Hot glue gun Glue gun, velcro, and felt is all you need for a last minute sushi dog costume for Halloween. Green felt (pictured) can be used for seaweed instead of the black felt. (Photo: Donna Yen) 1.
One of the biggest ironies of cleaning your home—or, if you’re lucky, having it cleaned—is how it involves polluting indoor air and wiping questionable chemicals all over counters and surfaces. That’s not clean. Here’s how and why to use plant-based cleaners plus safer household staples to truly clean instead of pollute your space. It’s not as hard as you might think.
We turned to DIY host of morning show FABLife, Leah Ashley, to find out how to fix those post-party problems without forking over a fortune. “Put chopped up lemons or limes (maybe leftover from the drinks the night before) and drop down the garbage disposal,” says Leah.
Natasha Goldenberg in her modified Prada dress. Photo: Thursday, The Wall Street Journal published a how-to guide on fashion trends: What’s worth buying into, and what you’re better off saving your money on. The Journal consulted with several “experts” on the subject, including Miroslava Duma’s bestie Natasha Goldenberg, a Moscow-based designer and stylist with a knack for taking trendy items and making them her own. Recently, Goldenberg purchased one of the most recognizable dresses from the fall 2015 runway season: A spaghetti strap, tweed number with yellow bows down the skirt by Prada. You know, the same dress that appeared on every single magazine cover this past September. Though WSJ incorrectly identifies the dress as being Miu Miu, it was right about this: Goldenberg, not content to wear a dress that many other fashion folk would surely be wearing this season as well, took a pair of scissors to it—reimagining the frock as a bralette and high-waisted skirt. “I was sure I would see many others in the same dress,” explained Goldenberg.
Beyoncé’s Frida Kahlo costume makes the list of 2015′s most-wanted Halloween costumes. Photo: Instagram/@beyonce. Confused normal people are milling around thrift stores, and the Blockbuster Video that’s sat abandoned since 2011 has undergone its yearly transformation into a Party City: It must be Halloween! And truly, nothing is sadder than feeling all proud of your Imperator Furiosa costume, only to show up to a party where 50 other people are sporting foreheads full of black grease paint.
As in fashion, literature, and the network TV schedule, fall is the big season for design book releases—that time of year when publishers debut their most prestigious and important titles for your perusal (or coffee table display). Here, we’ve selected the season’s most anticipated titles to give your space some instant design cred. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
By Shannon Nash Do you have a growing mountain of unworn denim in your closet? Us too. Whether they’ve been relegated to timeout because they’re too long, the wash is too dated or they’re just no longer exciting, resurrect them this weekend with 4 DIY projects—all inspired by the latest street-style trends. We guarantee you’ll fall back in love in no time.
With popular shows like Tiny House Nation and Tiny House, Big Living setting the new standard for aspirational shelter porn, the days of the McMansion are waning. Living in a studio apartment doesn’t have to feel like a concession if you know how to be creative and take advantage of every square inch. To help you maximize lilliputian living, consider these tips (including advice from some of today’s top interior designers). “We use backless bookshelves that feel substantial but don’t prevent light from reaching the whole space,” he explains. Using light paint colors, explains interior designer Brad Ford, makes a space feel instantly more expansive.“ One of my favorites is Benjamin Moore AF-15.
Think you need to take out a second mortgage to hire an interior designer? Think again. While it used to be that working with a professional decorator cost almost as much as the house itself, there’s now a new crop of by-the-hour interior design services that’ll rapidly create your Pinterest-worthy dream house—without blowing the budget. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
Once upon a time, in 1858, a Philadelphia-based tinsmith named John Landis Mason patented a glass-canning jar meant for…canning. Fast-forward about 150 years, and the Mason jar has gone viral beyond his wildest dreams. We admit it was kind of cute at first. But now: Enough already!