Great Diy Design Bloggers!

Great website/blog showing the top design bloggers to follow!


Some people just know how to make the coolest stuff. For the rest of us, figuring out all the details can be the toughest part of fun DIYs. Luckily, there are a multitude of DIY bloggers out there, toiling away in their studios and giving away their secrets for free. Why buy a lifeless picture frame or salad bowl without adding some of your own taste and flourish? Our projects may not always turn out perfectly, but here’s to aiming for perfectly Instagram-styled blogger perfection (or, at least, an honorable mention on Regretsy).

1. A Beautiful Mess
This is the DIY big leagues, folks. Sisters Elsie and Emma have a whole support team behind their blog. (It has major swag, so it shows.) There are DIYs for days—and years—along with recipes, fashion makeover stories and beauty tutorials. If strictly DIY is what you’re after, you can find the goods in projects like telephone bookends, a burned wood salad bowl and horse pillows with 3-D manes.

2. Paper & Stitch
Brittni Mehlhoff’s blog became a full-time gig a long time ago and during those years her projects have been featured in just about every shelter publication possible. That feat is well deserved, as they include more than your average DIYs. Easy home upgrades include a gorgeous fresh flower light pendant, gnome-style jewelry caddy, and neon kitchen canisters. You no longer have any excuse for a ho-hum apartment.

3. Lovely Indeed
Chelsea’s blog started out as a way to organize her wedding DIY projects. It’s continued as a destination for creative photobooth wall ideas and adorable home accents like air plant cups, paper mache bowls and leather passport holders. So basically, a DIY for every part of your life that you should probably do, because you definitely need that cute, shiny thing.

4. Almost Makes Perfect
Freelance designer and editor Molly has some mad DIY and crafting skills that translate into the handmade stuff that you wish your friends would give you for your birthday. Dip-dyed candlesticks, chic copper-handled salad serves and celestial coasters would all make the perfect hostess—or anytime—gifts.

5. Little Green Notebook
Jenny’s large-scale projects for her Brooklyn brownstone will spur pinning frenzies and some serious Craigslist hunting. But, the interior designer also shares lots of small-scale projects that don’t require a lot of prep space. Striped brass planters, faux blue opaline glass and Les Touches-style memo boards are counted amongst the rental-friendlier projects.

6. Weekday Carnival
Finnish blogger and designer Riikka Kantinkoski leans on the minimalist side. Think white interiors with her designed prints balanced with metal, wood and concrete-heavy home accents. Less is probably more, though, when you surround yourself with DIY concrete tabletops, geometric pipe lampshades and minimalist chic (read: awesome) coat hangers.

7. Aunt Peaches
You have to give respect where respect is due when it comes to crafting with stuff that non-crafters have in their homes. We (sadly) don’t all have an arsenal of paint pens and a rainbow of card stock at our disposal, or weird stamps that a lot of cool crafters always have on hand. Peaches does awesome, sparkly, fun work with normal people stuff. Tutorials on coffee filter cherry blossoms, silk ties-dyed Easter eggs and recycled political signs jewelry displays just scratch the surface of these creative, unconventional projects

8. Honestly WTF
There is so much fashion and décor DIY goodness to find on this blog. (And lots of other amazing stuff, too.) Striped chairs, tassel sandals and nearly every bracelet variation you could imagine is all for the picking in this colorful (both meanings) blog. And don’t even get me started on their Pinterest page.

9. Design*Sponge
Call this stating the obvious, but Grace Bonney’s blog is an autopilot DIY project go-to. The scope of types, need expertise, and sheer volume of projects cater to the spectrum of DIY-ers. Apart from DIY, the blog offers advice for professional artisans and beginning bloggers, and a vast spectrum of thorough city guides.

10. P.S. – I Made This…
Even the laziest of crafters (ahem), can find something on their level. Queen crafter Erica Domesek is churning out DIY projects like no one’s business, except hers. Each how-to comes with an inspirational collage that’s easily worth a spot on your prized pinboard. Fashion and accessories—like iridescent slip-ons and crystal cat headbands—take center stage, but there’s substantial food and lifestyle love, too—like truffle dessert kabobs and gemstone candle toppers. If this blog doesn’t inspire you to DIY, just start a craft supplies bonfire.


Is Apple “greener” than Starbucks?


Just about every major corporation today understands the importance of running a sustainable business. Generally speaking, this means one in which water gets conserved, energy and materials come increasingly from clean sources, and the social impact of the business is positive. The trouble is, until now there have been few ways to measure not only how brands are performing environmentally but also how the public perceives that performance. And how the public perceives a company’s greenness is becoming increasingly important. “More and more companies are looking at social purpose and corporate citizenship as part of their core offering,” says Jez Frampton, the Global CEO of Interbrand, an international brand consultancy. “Why? It helps drive purchases.”

That’s especially true of the millennial generation. In general, they prefer to buy from companies who share their worldview—especially when it comes to the environment. In the decade ahead, those companies that invest in initiatives…

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Coke Turns Used Soda Bottles into Fun Tools in Vietnam

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What if you could turn a used soda bottle into a paint brush, pencil sharpener or water squirter?

You can.  In Vietnam.  Thanks to Coca-Cola.

The soda giant has launched a simple, yet brilliant marketing promotion that combines environmentalism with brand building.

Coca-Cola 2nd Lives marketing program in Vietnam. Photo: Ogilvy & Mather China. Coca-Cola 2nd Lives marketing program in Vietnam. Photo: Ogilvy & Mather China.

Coke is giving away a series of 16 special caps that screw onto used soda bottles and transform them into fun and useful objects. Consumers get the caps for free upon product purchase.

The program is called 2nd Lives, and is part of Coke’s sustainability efforts.

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90 Pallet Interior Ideas

As wood is getting scarcer, wooden furniture is becoming more expensive, sought after and valuable.  Recycled pallet furniture is a creative, earth-friendly, and inexpensive way to add some wood to your decor.

At the same time there is a trend towards a simpler lifestyle and bringing natural materials like wood back into the home. Alot of people salvage these materials from shipyards, buildings, barns and factories and “upcycle” it (another buzz word) into beautiful furniture.

This post was inspired by a pinteresting board by 1001 Pallets on Pinterest.  They have also created an entire blog based on creative diy projects made from recycled/repurposed pallets.  This is a very cool site.  Visit 1001 Pallets for more. Follow 1001 Pallets on Pinterest.

Porch swing made from repurposed pallets. Genius idea. [via]

DIY hanging pallet for garden organization. [via]

Pallet as optimized habitat for insects. If you love insects, here is a custom way to welcome biodiversity in your garden. [via]

These coffeetables/sidetables are made with love out of shipping pallets. [via]

Sofa made from recycled pallets.

Winter garden made from pallets. [via]

Outdoor pallets bar & stools. [via]

Don’t have enough space for a garden…try the vertical pallet garden ! [via]

Garden pallet table. [via]

Custom pallet as a coffee table ! for cards players ! [via]

Patio bar made from recycled pallets.

Vertical garden on recycled pallet. [via]

Sides of pallets painted white, floor is white plywood, roof is plexiglass with emergency blanket. Illuminated by a yellow florescent in the bottom and 2 red or blue florescent at the top of the rear pallet. [via]

Many models of colored garden armchair made with old pallets ! [via]

DIY: Chillout pallet sofa.  [via]

Mobile storage from recycled pallets.

Kids bed made from recycled pallets. [via]

Here is one of the most complete and beautiful pallet DIY project we’ve seen ! An entire kid house dedicated to play and/or read ! Made by Antony Mazelin for a french kid concept store ! [via]

DIY Pallet wall by Treestyler. Idea proposed by Meme Theme on Facebook. [via]

12 WIDE Mouth Size DIY Mason Jar Lantern Hangers (Wires Only- No jars or Wood Hanger) This is a really cool Etsy store! by treasureagain

A children playhouse made entirely from recycled pallets ! [via]

Rustic dining table made from repurposed pallets. [via]

Garden lounge made from recycled pallets. [via]

Bar made of pallets and a baby-carriage ! [via]

Trunk built from pallets. [via]

Accent wall made from pallets. [via]

Mobile entertainment center made from repurposed pallets.  Brilliant! [via]

Stools made from shipping pallets. [via]

Here is another way of use for a discarded pallet. Holds 10 standard wine bottles or your favorite booze! [via]

Outdoor storage bench made from pallets. [via]

Homemade pallet coffee table. [via]

How to hang a pallet.  Hanging wall shelf made from repurposed pallet. [via]

A nice, possibly colored and very cheap TV holder ! [via]

Kitchen island made from pallets.

Sliding bathroom door made from refinished pallets.

Porch swing made from a pallet. Beautiful boat atmosphere !

Outdoor pallet sofas.

Bathroom pallet wall.

Pallet garden bench.

Pallet turned into a bench. – Pallet Storage Bench/Coffee Table Tutorial.  This blog has a lof of great ideas for upcycled pallet furniture with full tutorials. [via]

Ball jar storage shelf made from a recycled pallet. [via]

Bed made from pallets.

DIY with wooden pallets and crates. Pallet table. [via]

Pallet twin beds.

Pallet easel.

Pallet island for your kitchen. Couresy of Beyond the Picket Fence. [via]

Also check out their other beautiful furniture made from upcycled pallets. Lots of beautiful images. [via]

Pallet book shelf.

Pallet shoe rack.

Pallet stools.

Mudroom made with palets.

Computer desk made from pallets.

Red sofas made from upcycled pallets.

Home theater made from upcycled pallets.

Pallet shevles and bike rack.

Pallet armchair and console table.

Upcycled pallet wall shelf.

Upcycled pallet toddler bed. [via]

The following images come from a brilliant article on upcycled pallets.  [via]

Upcycled mobile pallet coffee table.

Upcycled pallet flooring.

Upcycled pallet porch swing.

Outdoor hanging hammock made from upcycled pallets.

Pallet vertical garden.

Pallet garden bench.

Green mobile coffee table made from upcycled pallet.

Low profile pallet coffee table.

Artistic pallet coffee table.

Pallet coat rack.

Pallet headboard.

Room divider made from upcycled pallets.

DIY pallet headboard.

Pallet lounge sofa.

Corner nook made from upcycled pallets.

Pallet wall art.

Bar made from upcycled pallets.

Rustic kitchen made with pallets.

Pallet kitchen storage rack.

Upcycled pallet kitchen island.

Mobile outdoor table made from pallets.

Pallet stairs.

Artful pallet tree.

Chic apartment furniture made from upcycled pallets.

Outdoor garden made from pallets.

Kitchen pot rack made with pallet.

Beautiful pallet shelf.

Pallet mudroom.

Music room sofa made from upcycled pallets.


Living room decorated with pallet furniture. [via]

Hutch made from recycled pallets. [via]

Pallet Armoire

Pallet Side Table [via]

Pallet Chair [via]

Pallets in the bathroom of a loft. [via]

Pallet Desk [via]

DIY Tutorial on this FAB Pallet Topped Desk! [via]

Pallet kitchen furniture. [via]

Outdoor pallet bench. [via]

Pallet plant holders. [via]

Pallet house for firewood. [via]

Moon cradle made out of pallets. [via]

Amazing Spaces

A great episode of amazing spaces on thursday!Episode 3 – Italian Fire Station and Amphibious Crashpad
A great little garden pallet upcycle! Take a look!

Will Hardie and George struggle to bring ancient Roman technology back to life and the build on their log cabin in the wilderness begins in earnest, while the road trip around Italy takes in an impressive fire station. The architect also meets David Moreton, a former Paralympic swimmer hoping to turn an old air ambulance into an amphibious crash pad for his charity fundraising tours, and DIY enthusiasts Ben and Michelle, who want to build a summerhouse for free, using hundreds of disused shipping pallets

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