New! Write on your countertop, walls, and more with Formica’s new Writable Surfaces collection

One of my favorite new home products is the Formica Writable Surfaces collection. Yes, whiteboards and chalkboards have been popular for a long time in home design. But I have never seen a surface for counters and walls that is designed for writing on it. Until now. The writable surfaces … see more

DIY Christmas gifts: Reviewing Hi-Tec’s Trail OX Chukka waterproof boot

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DIY Christmas gifts means not just making presents and stuff but giving (and getting) gear that makes doing the DIY I do—whether that’s carpentry, woodworking or weekend walks with my son—better and easier. My current infatuation—and DIY Christmas gifts suggestion for the DIYer and doer on your list (or you)—is … see more

A birdcage makeover into a DIY cat bed. Sylvester the cat would be proud.

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So it might not be everyone’s reaction to seeing a birdcage, but as a cat mom, a DIY cat bed seemed perfect. Both of my cats are on the petite side of the feline community, and I’m familiar with their obsession with snuggling in tight spaces. see more

LED is changing the shape of design. See you at Lamps Plus #KBIS2016

Innovative lighting from LampsPlus celebrates the beauty of LED technology. KBIS2016

Design is more than just the wrapping on an idea, design can be the idea. #KBIS2016 Designers aren’t too pleased to be served something to ‘make pretty.’ We get annoyed by the misconception that we aren’t fundamental to innovation, when in fact, we think we’re essential. We designers question …. … see more

Show us your DIY shoes to win $100 gift card. Here’s how. #diyshoes

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Shoes can define the DIYer, whether it’s woodworking, crafts, or home repair, our #DIYshoes have a lot of stories to tell. I love shoes. It’s not a secret. But it’s more than just style and fashion trends that make me swoon over shoes. It’s that shoes show hard work through … see more

We’re Amazed and Amused this week by Dr. Seuss inspired DIY & simplicity

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When something truly amazed and amused us, we have to pass it on. Beyond awesome tools and cool design trends, Mark and Theresa are laughing out loud in hysterics or stunned into an impressed silence by what they see online. So every week we’re gathering up the top amazed and … see more

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