Crafts Guide To Everything http://craftsguideto.com All things about crafts Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:34:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 17 Awesome Ways To Use Rubber Bands You Definitely Never Thought About http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/17-awesome-ways-to-use-rubber-bands-you-definitely-never-thought-about/ http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/17-awesome-ways-to-use-rubber-bands-you-definitely-never-thought-about/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:34:38 +0000 http://www.viralnova.com/uses-for-rubber-bands/ Most commonly, rubber bands are used for binding different items together…but you already knew that! What you probably didn’t know is just how many other things the stretchy circles can do. From helping you pack for a camping trip to keeping you sane during a painting project and even fun kids’ crafts, rubber bands have […]

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Most commonly, rubber bands are used for binding different items together…but you already knew that!

What you probably didn’t know is just how many other things the stretchy circles can do. From helping you pack for a camping trip to keeping you sane during a painting project and even fun kids’ crafts, rubber bands have so many uses. Here are just a few to get you started.

1. Wrap your clothes with rubber bands to keep them secure and neat on a camping or backpacking trip.

2. Limit how much soap your kids are using by putting a rubber band around the pump.

3. No bag clip? No problem! Use a rubber band instead.

4. Stop struggling to open your jars by putting a rubber band around the top.

5. Use a rubber band to extend pants that are too tight.

6. Hate when your clothes slip off the hangers? Put a few rubber bands on them and they’ll never budge.

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7. Here’s how to create awesome rubber band rings.

8. Make an easy wallet with a rubber band and keep all your cards and money with your phone.

9. Remove excess paint from brushes by wrapping a rubber band around the can. No more messy drips!

10. Stop taking your eyes off the road to look at your GPS with this simple setup.

11. Here’s how to cut up an apple and keep it from browning after.

12. If you’re having trouble flipping pages, wrap a rubber band around your finger.

13. French tips are a breeze if you use a rubber band.

14. Here’s how to make adorable action figures out of rubber bands.

15. Tell everyone’s glass apart at a party with colorful rubber bands.

16. Turn a spatula into a cleaning tool by putting a rag around it and securing it with rubber bands.

17. Use rubber bands to secure pot lids so nothing spills in transit to a cookout.

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You’re definitely going to try at least one of these now, aren’t you? Just don’t forget what rubber bands are really good for…

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A College Dropout Spent 5 Years Of His Life Doing This… And It Was Worth Every Single Second. WOW. http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/a-college-dropout-spent-5-years-of-his-life-doing-this-and-it-was-worth-every-single-second-wow/ http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/a-college-dropout-spent-5-years-of-his-life-doing-this-and-it-was-worth-every-single-second-wow/#respond Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:36:18 +0000 http://viralnova.com/manila-folder-model/ A designer named Luca Iaconi-Stewart spent 5 years of his life creating an almost-perfect 1:60 scale replica of an Air India 777-300ER airplane. One of the most shocking parts of this story? He used only manila folder. He literally made the best paper airplane in the world. 3rd graders everywhere should be feeling pretty ashamed […]

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A designer named Luca Iaconi-Stewart spent 5 years of his life creating an almost-perfect 1:60 scale replica of an Air India 777-300ER airplane. One of the most shocking parts of this story? He used only manila folder.

He literally made the best paper airplane in the world. 3rd graders everywhere should be feeling pretty ashamed of themselves (I know I do).

He began the project by tracing a can of cocoa on some paper. Simple enough, right?

Then, he began gluing the cross section of the plane together.

The skeleton was ready.

Then he needed to add the “skin” of the fuselage.

(There was a lot of “glue drying” time during this project, we have a feeling.)

This project has been five years in the making.

He was inspired by models he saw in architecture class that were created out of manila folders.

He measured, cut and glued tiny pieces of paper together… over and over and over.

He made every piece of the jet to scale (1:60).

Each seat would take him approximately 20 minutes to craft.

And those were just economy seats.

… there were lots of them.

The doors, engine, windows and seats were all perfect models of their bigger counterparts.

The doors and hatches worked like a charm.

Even if they required tweezers.

This attention to detail is unique. And mind-blowing.

Luca became so obsessed with this time-consuming project, he dropped out of his college classes to complete it. The engine, doorways, seats, landing gear, galley and sections of the plane were so meticulously created to scale, they all work. (The landing gear is even retractable.)

It’s hard to imagine spending this much time dedicated to anything, let alone building something so perfect. To see a video about this incredible process, visit Luca’s YouTube channel.

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A Ranking Of 24 Ultimate ’90s Boss Bitches http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/a-ranking-of-24-ultimate-90s-boss-bitches/ http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/a-ranking-of-24-ultimate-90s-boss-bitches/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:36:00 +0000 http://buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/a-ranking-of-24-ultimate-90s-boss-bitches Girl-power-warrior-princesses. 24. Nancy from The Craft View this image › Columbia Pictures / Via tumblr.com Being a witch who can walk on water, Nancy is a total boss bitch. Problem is she uses her Boss Bitch Powers for evil. 23. Carmen Sandiego View this image › Fox / Via wordpress.com Where in the world IS […]

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24. Nancy from The Craft

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Being a witch who can walk on water, Nancy is a total boss bitch. Problem is she uses her Boss Bitch Powers for evil.

23. Carmen Sandiego

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Where in the world IS she? This boss bitch goes where she wants, when she wants.

22. Fran Fine from The Nanny

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She runs the house, is a friend and confidante to the children, and runs Maxwell Sheffield even though it takes him forever to realize it. (Which is brilliant.) The ultimate combination of beauty and brains.

21. Sarah Bailey from The Craft

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Sarah is a boss bitch in disguise — she’s got the power, but she’s judicious about how she uses it. She’s a good witch, if you will.

20. Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

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Her nickname was Mike and she was a doctor when no other ladies were doctors. In the wild west (well, Colorado), no less! She was wayyyy before her time.

19. Lola from Run Lola Run

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This fast boss bitch can RUN. And she’s fearless when it comes to getting something right.

18. Tracy Flick from Election

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This chick does not let ANYONE get in her way. First stop, student body president. Next stop: The White House.

17. Kim from Moesha

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Moesha’s (aka Brandy!) very loud and opinionated best friend proves you can be boy crazy and be a boss bitch, too. Plus, Kim always tells it like it is.

16. Sue Ellen from Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

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This girl fakes her way into a job and then crushes it, simultaneously putting her broken family and gross home back together? #bossbitchrespect

15. Sailor Uranus from Sailor Moon

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Fuck yeah she can fight evil. In a fucking miniskirt.

14. Miranda from Sex and the City

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She’s a lawyer with a sweet apartment and is completely unapologetic about being single. Miranda never lets being a woman hold her back from succeeding in a man’s world. YOU GO WOMANFRIEND.

13. Mulan

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Disguising yourself as a man to go kick bad guy butt takes huge amounts of boss bitch power.

12. Michelle Tanner from Full House

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The littlest Tanner sister: Doing it her way all through the ’90s. A reminder that power comes in small packages.

11. Selena

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ANYTHING FOR SELENAS. Her Latina musical power would have been unstoppable.

10. Kendra from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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What? There’s ANOTHER vampire slayer? Whatever, this boss betch: hardcore vamp killer.

9. Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell

Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell

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#1 ’90s feminist who knew that knowledge=power. Boss bitch of Bayside.

8. Jane from Daria

Jane from Daria

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Daria’s BFF, Jane is the dry humored boss bitch. She’s got her own identity as an artsy kid and fuck all the stupid people who want to give her shit.

7. Wednesday Addams from Addams Family Values

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Master of revenge, boss bitch-style. If you decide to go to summer camp with her, be verrryyy careful.

6. Heather Mooney from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

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She attained the boss bitch dream — being better than everyone you went to high school with. Successful, rich, and a no-nonsense gal. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

5. Xena from Xena Warrior Princess

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That GIF. I rest my case.

4. Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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She’ll kill vampires without even chipping a nail. YOU TRY DOING IT, IT AIN’T EASY.

3. Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show

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Bill, Theo, Denise, Vanessa, Rudy: Do not cross your mother. She is a badass lawyer, and an example of a woman who is having it all. Yes, you heard me: having. it. all.

2. Angelica Pickles from Rugrats

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Some might call her “spoiled” or “a brat,” but just you wait — this boss bitch is gonna be CEO of the world someday. Tommy Pickles: Don’t take it all so personally. You can learn from your superiors.

1. Dionne from Clueless

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Doesn’t wear polyester hair, prefers the term “hymenally challenged,” can drive on the highway without killing people, will call your mother if you shave your head, makes bold style choices and will not give a shit if you think her plastic hat is dumb. Flaunt. It.

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If you’re in the mood for a trip down a mental rabbit hole featuring two solid, well-liked character actors in early-career roles: Brain Dead (1990, Adam Simon)

“Reality is in the brain.” This one little line, delivered offhand during a conference meeting, nails down Adam Simon’s Brain Dead quite succinctly. It’s a rubber-reality movie about brains that misfire, lose their way and generally don’t work as they’re supposed to. Initially, it’s Jack Halsey’s brain that has stopped working properly; Halsey (played in a gloriously eccentric performance by professional glorious-eccentric Bud Cort) is a mathematician who one day up and kills his wife and kids, then promptly destroys the work he’s been doing for the Eunice Corporation. Corporate company man Jim Reston (a slick, reptilian Bill Paxton) enlists brain surgeon Dr. Rex Martin (Bill Pullman), an old friend with revolutionary theories on biology and psychological brain function, to cut the crazy out of Halsey: either Halsey gets better and remembers the formula Eunice so desperately needs, or he turns into a vegetable and can’t give said formula to anyone else.

But after being hit by a car while leaving the sanitarium where Halsey is being kept, Martin gradually realizes that maybe his brain isn’t working so well, either… and hey, what’s with that blood-covered guy in the white suit he’s been seeing around lately…

You get the gist. Pullman plays this wonderfully – initially an affable, awkward fellow, he slowly lets his creeping paranoia turn him into a rambling, shouting ball of defiant scrambling energy. The deft screenplay, adapted from a script by the late, great “Twilight Zone” writer Charles Beaumont, allows certain symbols and names to recur without feeling overly insistent, and if it’s a bit on the nose at times (the Conklin Mattress Company’s slogan, seen on the side of the truck that hits Pullman, is, “To sleep, perchance to dream,”), it also has a lighter touch than expected. (There are even knowing nods in the direction of H.P. Lovecraft and Shock Corridor.)

Meanwhile, the director keeps things moving at a good clip without losing the basic thread of sense – while Brain Dead is tricky, it’s never haphazard. Simon climbs into Dr. Martin’s consciousness at one end, careens through until he tumbles out the other and wraps it up in an appropriately ironic location. It’s a fun trip.

If you’re in the mood for a visually impressive piece of industrial-flavored dystopian sci-fi (and don’t care if the story goes south): Hardware (1990, Richard Stanley)

Richard Stanley’s future-shock sci-fi slasher Hardware is, if nothing else, a stirring act of world creation. There’s a familiar feel to much of its broken-down grubby look – a little Road Warrior here, a little Blade Runner there, a dash of Damnation Alley for flavor – but it seems weirdly appropriate given the movie’s concentration on scavenging. For a film whose male lead (Dylan McDermott) sells scavenged scrap metal in the desert, whose female lead (Stacey Travis) combines discarded machine parts to make sculptures and whose villain, an unstoppable military prototype robot portentiously named Mark-13, can rebuild itself from anything given an appropriate power supply, a piecemeal junk-shop aesthetic can only be called appropriate.

Beyond that, there are a number of tiny touches (like the reindeer steaks in Travis’s refrigerator advertising themselves as “radiation-free”) that make this decrepit world feel complete — Hardware feels more lived-in than the average dystopian flick.

It isn’t enough, though, to just construct a setting – you’ve got to have something to put inside that setting. This, unfortunately, is where Hardware falters. Stanley directs the hell out of this, coming up with a number of striking visuals and visceral setpieces (I especially liked the associative cross-fades in the shower-to-bed sex scene, with the implied voyeurism made concrete by the final cut to Travis’s perverted neighbor), and he also keeps the main thematic throughline about the contrast between the organic and the constructed as strong as he can. What he can’t do, though, is keep the movie from losing the majority of its momentum once the robot kicks to life and things get splattery. A slasher movie set in a crumbling futuristic world is still just a slasher film, and though there’s still things to watch for in the film’s back end (notably a hallucinatory sequence with McDermott), it can’t transcend the limits of its genre.

Watch it to soak in the atmosphere. The killer robot is incidental.

If you really just want to watch a movie that’s going to show you something you’ve never seen before… over and over: The Eternal Evil of Asia (1995, Chin Man Kei)

Might as well lead with the best foot forward here: Chin Man Kei’s bonkers supernatural horror/fantasy The Eternal Evil of Asia has a scene in which a Thai wizard turns a man’s head into a giant dick.

Do I really need to say anything beyond that? With that, you know if this movie is for you. But far be it from me to reduce 85 minutes of delightful lunacy to one mere image. Whereas some films have one ludicrous element adrift in a sea of dross (I’m pointing an accusatory finger at you, Welcome Home Brother Charles), Eternal Evil of Asia is front-to-back wacky. It hits the ground running with a sober explanation of the dangers of Thai sorcery, which somehow transitions into a warning that you should never take pale kids to the bathroom in a movie theater, and then immediately moves on to a guy being hounded by his noodle-loving dead parents into killing his family, his neighbors and then himself.

The plot, such as it is, involves a group of guys being stalked and subsequently enchanted to death by a wizard they inadvertently offended when a love charm went horribly, horribly wrong; this basic logline functions as an excuse to go nuts on the weirdo-content front. Airborne sex magic? Sure! Self-cannibalism? Why not? The day gets saved by the power of Ellen Chan’s vagina? Of course it would! And there’s more, plenty more, that I’m not giving away. It’s a crazy-nuts-awesome rainbow of sex and gore and magic and sex and ghosts and noodles and sex and poorly translated subtitles and some more sex. You need this like you need to not anger a Thai wizard.

The Netflix streaming library is vast and daunting and mostly filled with crap. Steve Carlson is the Netflix video clerk, and every week he hand-delivers three awesome movies you’ve never heard of before. He’s been writing about movies in one form or another on the Internet since 2002 and co-hosts the Bad Idea Podcast. Someone once called him the lonely Magellan of exploitation cinema. He thinks that’s the best compliment he’s ever received.

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You can do so many cool and creative projects using recycled materials.

Plastic bottles are notorious for creating waste, yet are also ideal for recycling and also reusing in creative ways. Check out these amazing ideas for upcycling plastic bottles.

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Green Parking Canopy

Using painted plastic bottles and string, an amazing looking parking canopy is created! Parking is just one idea where a plastic bottle canopy could be put to use.

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You can make very cool modern looking lamp shades using both plastic bottles and other plastics leftover from parties!

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An Upstanding Landscape

Seriously? Yes, indeed you can create your own hanging herb garden simply from plastic bottles! No excuses that you dont have anywhere to grow food!

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Sowing Seeds Is Simple To Do

You can also provide your local birds with some feed by creating plastic bottle bird feeders!

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What A Monumental Work OfArt

This amazing sculpture mural was created entirely from plastic bottle caps washed up by the sea during Hurricane Sandy.

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More artistic uses for bottle caps! This woman used 30,000 to create this design on the side of her house.

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Flower Power to Hold Your Jewels

Bands, earrings, and bracelets, oh my! What a marvelous jewelry stand. A little more intricate to create, step-by-step detailscan be found at epbot.com.

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Get On The Cutting Edge

If you are looking to bring flowers indoors, this vase will hold them in style.

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Playful Illumination

Light up your life with a decorative curtain, chandelier or lamp shade.

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Fashion A Bouquet Lamp Shade

It takes about 25 bottles and a base, but you will have an incredibly looking bouquet lamp shade in no time using heat proof glue.

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A Chic Chandelier

The bottoms of bottles are ideal for creating a stunning looking chandelier!

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Bear and Bunny Plant Holders

For those of you with a flair for painting, these cute animal planters are sure to make you smile.

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The Cat’s Meow

If you’re more inclined to favor felines, transforming these planters is easy if you switch up the ears and add a few whiskers.

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Reducing, reusing, and recycling never looked so good with cool ideas like these. In the words of Albert Einstein, “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.”

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The Guy Behind Your Favorite Songs Just Dropped The Album Of The Summer http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/the-guy-behind-your-favorite-songs-just-dropped-the-album-of-the-summer/ http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/the-guy-behind-your-favorite-songs-just-dropped-the-album-of-the-summer/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:35:11 +0000 http://elitedaily.com/entertainment/jon-bellion-album/1517494/ Jon Bellion might not be a household name…yet. But even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve heard his work. Bellion has major writing credits on Rihanna and Eminem’s massive hit, “The Monster,” which he won a Grammy for in 2015. He also co-wrote and produced Jason Derulo’s 2014 banger “Trumpets.” Remember that […]

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Jon Bellion might not be a household name…yet. But even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve heard his work.

Bellion has major writing credits on Rihanna and Eminem’s massive hit, “The Monster,” which he won a Grammy for in 2015.

He also co-wrote and produced Jason Derulo’s 2014 banger “Trumpets.” Remember that song that basically made you fall in love with anyone that was sort of attractive and standing within a half-mile radius of you?

The singer/songwriter from Long Island, New York has, up until today, never released a studio album, though he’s been releasing a steady stream of his own songs for free since early 2011. He’s also managed to sell out a national tour two years in a row.

To say he’s grown an organic following of loyal fans is an understatement. There’s an army of loyal Bellion fanatics out there that flock to his shows and get tattoos of his face on their bodies, despite the fact he’s never had one of his own songs on the radio and has never had a CD in stores.

The fanbase he’s been able to muster up, seemingly out of thin air, is a testament to the dedication he’s put into fine-tuning his craft and the genuine belief in putting fans first.

After years of building a strong foundation within the industry, Bellion has released his first official studio album with Capitol Records, titled “The Human Condition.”

The 14-track journey is a dynamic and musically-charged experience that fuses r&b, hip-hop and pop in a way Bellion has seemed to have invented all on his own.

When all your friends are playing this album in their cars and pretending like they’ve been listening to Jon Bellion for years, don’t forget you heard it here first. And be sure to check out the tracks above and below.

You can buy the album here.

You’re welcome in advance.

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16 Brilliant Summer Hair Hacks You Never Knew You Needed http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/16-brilliant-summer-hair-hacks-you-never-knew-you-needed/ http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/16-brilliant-summer-hair-hacks-you-never-knew-you-needed/#respond Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:36:31 +0000 http://buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/incredibly-useful-summer-hair-hacks Humidity’s a bitch. 1. To cut down on horribly hot blow drying time, absorb extra moisture in your hair with paper towels. View this image › parlordiary.com This crazy simple trick will surprise you — squeezing paper towels along the length and at the root of your strands will draw out wetness. 2. Another way […]

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Humidity’s a bitch.

1. To cut down on horribly hot blow drying time, absorb extra moisture in your hair with paper towels.

To cut down on horribly hot blow drying time, absorb extra moisture in your hair with paper towels.

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This crazy simple trick will surprise you — squeezing paper towels along the length and at the root of your strands will draw out wetness.

2. Another way to avoid excessive drying time? Blowpro, a magical blow dry lotion that speeds up the process.

Another way to avoid excessive drying time? Blowpro, a magical blow dry lotion that speeds up the process.

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It’s $21 at Nordstrom.

3. To combat frizz on a daily basis, try this coconut spray (a little goes a long way).

To combat frizz on a daily basis, try this coconut spray (a little goes a long way).

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Find out how to make it here.

4. And here’s a DIY yogurt and honey anti-frizz hair mask for more heavy duty protection.

And here's a DIY yogurt and honey anti-frizz hair mask for more heavy duty protection.

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Get the recipe here.

5. Here’s a no-heat hairstyle that will last for two days. Tuck locks under a headband. Let them out the next day for natural waves.

Here's a no-heat hairstyle that will last for two days. Tuck locks under a headband. Let them out the next day for natural waves.

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You can also sleep with this hairstyle to get the same effect.

6. For hair ravaged by chlorine: A baking soda rinse will remove green hues.

For hair ravaged by chlorine: A baking soda rinse will remove green hues.

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More info here. Other homemade remedies include ketchup and aspirin.

7. Don’t spend $$$ on designer beach hair spray. You can totally make your own.

Don't spend $$$ on designer beach hair spray. You can totally make your own.

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8. To avoid blow drying all together, there’s this hairstyle you can do with wet locks.

To avoid blow drying all together, there's this hairstyle you can do with wet locks.

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Learn how to do this loose triple bun (and other wet hair styles!) here.

9. A minor (yet enjoyable way) to beat the heat: cooling shampoos and conditioners that make your scalp tingle. Look for peppermint or tea tree ingredients.

A minor (yet enjoyable way) to beat the heat: cooling shampoos and conditioners that make your scalp tingle. Look for peppermint or tea tree ingredients.

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American Crew’s minty cooling conditioner is $16 at Loxa Beauty.

10. Using honey or lemon are just a few of the many ways to get sun-kissed highlights.

Using honey or lemon are just a few of the many ways to get sun-kissed highlights.

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Read about various lightening methods here!

11. DIY your own flower crown for outdoor concerts or nights out.

DIY your own flower crown for outdoor concerts or nights out.

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Find instructions here.

12. Girls with natural hair can try a homemade hair cream to fight frizz and humidity. Apply before creating twists to make your style summer-proof.

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Get the recipe and more info here.

13. Here’s another DIY recipe for natural hair, which uses aloe vera, honey, and olive oil. The spray acts as a leave-in conditioner, keeping moisture in your hair.

Here's another DIY recipe for natural hair, which uses aloe vera, honey, and olive oil. The spray acts as a leave-in conditioner, keeping moisture in your hair.

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Get the recipe here.

14. Your hair needs sunscreen too. Aveda’s Sun Care provides a UV filter, protecting your hair from summer dryness and damage.

Your hair needs sunscreen too. Aveda's Sun Care provides a UV filter, protecting your hair from summer dryness and damage.

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$28 at Nordstrom.

15. Because you’re probably getting your hair off your neck everyday, try this pretty variation on your go-to top knot to mix things up!

Because you're probably getting your hair off your neck everyday, try this pretty variation on your go-to top knot to mix things up!

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Instructions here.

16. When your hair inevitably becomes so dry it’s practically straw, try this ridiculously simple coconut oil hair mask. Easy peasy.

When your hair inevitably becomes so dry it's practically straw, try this ridiculously simple coconut oil hair mask. Easy peasy.

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This guide advises leaving in the oil overnight. However you’ll also get fabulous results by just letting it sit for an hour.

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I remember rummaging around in the garage as a kid while my dad was working on one project or another and wondering why he had so many PVC pipes sitting around.

Although I obviously didn’t know the name at the time, you best believe I shoved my arms through them and pretended I was a robot because I was the coolest. (And I still am.) I never really knew what he was doing with them because he never pretended to be a robot, but now I have a better idea of what was going on. If you have a few PVC pipes floating around at home, these clever projects will help you repurpose them like a pro!

1. Keep hairdryers and curling irons where they belong with this PVC organizer.

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2. Make a cool Nerf target for the kiddos.

3. Help babies play in the sand and water without making messes of themselves by recreating this cute setup!

4. Make a cool hose caddy for a little backyard organization.

5. Bring the waterpark to you by trying out this awesome sprinkler project!

6. Build a ring-toss game to entertain adults and kids alike at your next barbecue!

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7. If you have a pool, create a little pod to hide your spare house key in the water behind the ladder.

8. Spray paint PVC pipes with metallic paint to create slim, luxurious vases for centerpieces!

9. Build a shoe rack to keep your entryway from becoming a cluttered mess.

10. Make a spinning organizer for easy access to all of your craft supplies!

11. Ensure that your plants are far enough apart by making a garden square.

12. Keep critters at bay by putting a PVC fence around your garden.

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13. This hanging drill rack is something any handyman would love!

14. Ambitious crafters can tackle this awesome movie screen project.

15. Don’t overwater your plants. Evenly distribute water by creating this little tool.

16. Why not build your own bike rack?

17. This garden tool organizer is perfect for cluttered garages.

18. Make cute mirror frames by cutting PVC pipes into thin pieces.

19. Put together camping chairs for kids (or bigger ones for adults) to keep their butts off the ground while they’re toasting marshmallows.

20. Storing riding boots is always a pain. If you have knee-high boots, this rack is perfect!

See? They’re good for WAY more than pretending to be a robot, but if that’s your thing, do you. Which projects will you try?

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As has been discussed before in a previous list, an artisan craft is the practice of creating an item made to serve one or more practical functions and be influential as an artistic work. Though some of the entries on this list serve no practical purpose other than artistic merit and aesthetics, they are all the more welcome as they borrow from similar skill-sets to craft. The focus of this list is on the more intriguing and lesser-known artisan crafts but is also composed of suggestions in demand from the previous list. As such I have tried to include as much information on the crafts mentioned that I have deemed relevant and informative, and as a result, some of the list entries are longer than others. Feel free to suggest or mention your own craft in the comments!

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Scrimshaw is the handiwork of carving and engraving the byproducts of marine mammals, most commonly the bones and teeth of sperm whales, the baleen of other whales, and the tusks of walruses. The practice originated on whaling ships around the 1750s on the Pacific Ocean, and was largely practiced until the ban on commercial whaling. The practice still survives as a hobby and as a trade for commercial artisans. A maker of scrimshaw is known as a scrims hander.

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Glassblowing is a technique of forming glass into certain shapes that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble, or parison, with the aid of a blowpipe. Glassblowing exploits a working property of glass known as inflation. Inflation refers to the expansion of a molten blob of glass by introducing a small amount of air to it. There are many methods as to how to shape the glass and add a variety of color to it, but items made with glassblowing techniques tend to retain their rotund or spiral shape.

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Taxidermy is considered an art form and it also serves a few purposes for the taxidermist; they may practice their craft for artistic reasons as a hobby, for studying anatomy, or for catering to individuals or organizations such as hunters and museums. The actual art of taxidermy is the preparing, stuffing, and mounting of animal skins for display. Typically, vertebrates are used and are preferred to work with as they are easier to set up in different positions. It is also worth mentioning that there are two subcategories of taxidermy: rogue taxidermy and anthropomorphic taxidermy. Rogue taxidermy is the creation of stuffed animals which do not have counterparts in real life and are usually based off of myths and folklore while anthropomorphic taxidermy is where stuffed animals are dressed as people or displayed as if engaged in human activities. The latter was popular in Victorian and Edwardian times and is not as common today.

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Batik is a cloth that is traditionally made using a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. Batik or fabrics with the traditional batik patterns are found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, China, Azerbaijan, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, and Singapore. Traditional colors include indigo, dark brown, and white, which represent the three major Hindu Gods (Brahmā, Visnu, and Śiva). This is related to the fact that natural dyes are most commonly available in indigo and brown. Certain patterns could only be worn by nobility; traditionally, wider stripes or wavy lines of greater width indicated higher rank. Regions of Indonesia have their own unique patterns that normally take themes from everyday lives, incorporating patterns such as flowers, nature, animals, folklore or people. The colors of pesisir batik, from the coastal cities of northern Java, is especially vibrant, and it absorbs influence from the Javanese, Arab, Chinese and Dutch cultures.

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Huichol art goes back for centuries and today is made with items such as yarn and small beads in Central America. This has replaced many of the traditional materials such as clay, stone, and vegetable dye. Huichol art includes the making of beaded earrings, necklaces, anklets, masks, and yarn paintings. What mostly links the yarn paintings and beaded objects made today is the continuance of the traditional patterns used for centuries to represent and communicate with the gods. The use of commercial materials has allowed for the production of more elaborate designs and brighter colors, as well as more flexibility in how traditional concepts are rendered. It is also important to note that India has a strong Huichol art movement with similar styles and techniques.

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Bookbinding is the process by which a book is assembled from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper or other material and usually involves attaching a cover to the bound pages. The history and origins of bookmaking is extensive, with many cultures contributing different techniques, methods and resources to create a book. Early examples include, but are certainly not limited to: Roman scrolls, wax tablets and parchment; Greek tomes; Indian palm-leaf books and the Mayan codex. Ultimately, we have settled into a routine that binds the newest bestseller at your nearest bookstore in paperback or hardcover. There are numerous methods of binding books; the above image was coptic stitched and conceptualized by Jessica Buzanko. The method requires a proper amount of tension between the paper sewn through their folds and the stitches across the spine.

To quote her experience on crafting this book, “this binding technique is used on hard cover books and can prove to be very difficult at times with knots and tension. I figured this out when I broke the Irish linen I was using twice and had to re-do the entire book once it was actually sewn together because it was not tight enough.”

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Psikhelekedana is a traditional art form from southern Mozambique that dates back to at least colonial times. Psikhelekedana craft miniature models consisting of small wood carvings painted in bright, glossy colors. At the time the sculptures reflected the agricultural society they lived in as well as depicting wild animals such as birds, snakes or crocodiles. They would also craft miniature spoons, bowls and other household objects. With the sprawl of urbanization Psikhelekedana began to take on new forms and evolve to represent the times with objects such as vehicles or technology taking the forefront of Psikhelekedana artistry. Everyday life was depicted as well, with city life being depicted more and more commonly instead of the agricultural representations from colonial times. In the 1980s a trend emerged where entire scenes would be crafted by the artists. This trend became more and more dominant as time progressed, and especially at the end of the Mozambican Civil War in 1992 (a scene depicted from the war in the image above). Scenes that are depicted are usually based off of Mozambican history, such as the arrival of Vasco da Gama, the Carlos Cardoso murder trial, or the 2000 Mozambique flood. Another example of Psikhelekedana depicting a business meeting can be seen here.

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Stone balancing is a very straightforward art. This art requires precision and discipline from the artisan to balance rocks on top of one another in various positions. There are no tricks involved to aid in the balancing, such as adhesives, wires, supports, or rings. Stone balancing can be a performance art or simply experimentation on the artist’s part, who may take a picture then return the rocks to where they found them (this is due to many public spaces’ and national parks’ regulations about not disturbing the landscape or the wildlife). Essentially, the art involves placing some combination of rock or stone in arrangements which require patience and sensitivity to generate. There are many styles of stone balancing, the one pictured above is called pure balance.

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Lutherie is the practice of crafting stringed instruments, such as a violin or guitar. Lutherie is commonly divided into two main categories: makers of plucked or strummed string instruments or makers of stringed instruments that are bowed, which may require the additional help of an archetier. An archetier is someone skilled in the crafting of bows, while a luthier is someone skilled in the creation and crafting of string instruments. There has been a long history of crafting traditional and classical string instruments, but there have been innovations that have made our instruments what they are today, which brings us to our next entry.

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Experimental luthiers are craftsman who design instruments with altered parts, or who create altogether new and original instruments. Most commonly used in the experimental rock and jazz genres, most instruments are never replicated or mass produced on a scale like the guitar or violin. However, additions to major instruments, such as the original vibrato bar or pedals on a piano have become as fundamental as the instrument themselves. At one point, the piano was known to have six pedals. Of experimental instruments, the most widely known is the Chapman Stick (pictured above), which is a member of the guitar family. The Chapman stick can have between 8-12 individual strings which cover a wider note range than that of a 6 string guitar. Originally developed in the early 1970s by Emmett Chapman as a fully polyphonic chordal instrument, the note range of the Chapman Stick allows it to be used for baselines, melodies, chords and textures. It is played by fretting (known to many guitarists as hammer-on’s) behind the appropriate frets for the desired notes without the need of plucking or strumming the strings. Some players of the Chapman Stick have noted that it is more comparable to a keyboard due to its range of notes, ability to strike more notes at once, and the option to perform bass, chords and melody lines simultaneously.

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2 Homes 1 Lot: Stone Houses by Leroy Street Studio http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/2-homes-1-lot-stone-houses-by-leroy-street-studio/ http://craftsguideto.com/awesome/2-homes-1-lot-stone-houses-by-leroy-street-studio/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:34:41 +0000 http://twistedsifter.com/2011/07/2-homes-1-lot-stone-houses-by-leroy-street-studio/ Photograph by Leroy Street Studio Situated on a flat 12-acre lot dotted with specimen trees, the clients, a mother and daughter, requested Leroy Street Studio design a low-maintenance weekend residence for themselves and their guests. The result was Stone Houses, two separate houses linked with a network of dry-stack stone walls, unifying the exterior and […]

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Photograph by Leroy Street Studio

Situated on a flat 12-acre lot dotted with specimen trees, the clients, a mother and daughter, requested Leroy Street Studio design a low-maintenance weekend residence for themselves and their guests. The result was Stone Houses, two separate houses linked with a network of dry-stack stone walls, unifying the exterior and interior spaces and knitting the two buildings together.

A beautiful design and a beautiful combination of wood and granite. Project details and imagery below. Enjoy!


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio

STONE HOUSES BY LEROY STREET STUDIO

 
This weekend retreat sits on a flat, open 12 acre site in eastern Long Island. The clients, a mother and daughter, requested a low-maintenance residence that incorporated Westchester granite and great expanses of glass to take in views of the property. LSS introduced dry-stack stone walls to unify exterior and interior spaces and to knit the compound together. The walls, linked by water features, provide a unifying texture and distinguish the private, southern-oriented arrival side of the buildings from the northern-facing curtain walls.

The mothers’ house is split into public and private wings by a gallery overlooking a sculpture court. The public wing is a singular volume subdivided by wrapping roofs: the lower roof creates an intimate dining area and screened porch, and the upper one defines the entry vestibule and living room.

The daughter’s house is composed of perpendicular roof planes which over-sail the stone walls; and a taught box of oak glu-lam portal frames wrapped in a continuous skin of louvers.

The two buildings together create an abstract composition of planar materials which redefine the property as a series of internal and external courtyards spaces for the family. The Stone Houses received an AIA New York State Architecture Award.


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio

LEROY STREET STUDIO

 
Leroy Street Studio is an architectural practice inspired by innovation in design, the craft of construction, and a collaborative approach that places our clients’ needs at the center of the design process.

LSS helps to forge a project brief by pursuing intensive research into local building techniques, systems and materials, as well as rigorously examining the physical, social, and environmental context. We derive architecture through a synthesis of diverse forces that allow us to create a unique design for each client, informed by their requirements and desires.

LSS has led large design teams through the completion of projects throughout the US and abroad. We specialize in complex projects with aggressive schedules, and in innovative, low-cost solutions to everyday problems.

In 2002, in an effort to adapt our process to address the needs of those who do not have access to design services, LSS founded Hester Street Collaborative, a non-profit design/build workshop that helps students and local residents improve their public spaces. In 2008, informed by their backgrounds in contracting, they founded BLDG, a construction management company dedicated to bringing LSS clients a better, more cost-effective product through an integrated design and construction process.

Leroy Street Studio was founded by Morgan Hare and Marc Turkel in 1995. Shawn Watts joined the practice in 1997 and became a partner in 2005. [http://www.leroystreetstudio.com]


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio


Photograph by Leroy Street Studio

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