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cassette tape ipod case

How cool is this idea?! I want one! They’re cassette tapes altered to be covers for your ipod… I love it!
Via Unplugged.

Design Squish -Aug 11, 2009, 10:04AM
Ha-ha! This is an awesome idea!

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You may remember when we profiled the lovely Rubyellen of the blog Cakies – well she is the creator of this awesome giant dollhouse pillow! She made it for her daughter’s second birthday. The front has huge pockets for dolls to hang out in, and as you can see, the back has many fun details! I love the little chandelier and all the little curtains! Plus, it’s huge! When I first saw the top pictures I figured it was a normal pillow size, but when I saw her daughter tucked into it I knew it was awesomely big! I think this is such a cool idea – I want my own dollhouse pillow now!
Be sure to check out Rubyellen’s blog– she is very crafty and comes up with cute projects like this all the time!

sam sam bubble man

This man and his bubbles are making me happy! He is Samsam Bubbleman, and he first fell in love with bubbles in 1989. He has created his own special and especially good bubble-making mixture, (a secret!) which has helped him to set two different records – one record for fitting 50 people into one of his bubbles a couple of years ago, and one record for fitting 66 bubbles within a bubble! Currently he is waiting for his newest record to be confirmed, the biggest bubble ever, which was 20ft by 5ft by 5ft at its biggest. Bubbles are so odd and wonderful – and how nice to be able to make a living making them if you love them!
Via DailyMail & NotCot.

BoxxaRoxx -Aug 11, 2009, 7:06PM
These few versus will pull thy head outta-the-sand. If not, God blessa youse -Fr. Sarducci, SNL

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Did you guys have any idea that you can make your own sidewalk chalk? I sure didn’t! Mad Maggie Designs has some instructions right here. It seems pretty easy to do!

500 colored pencils

Japanese designhouse Felissimo is starting up a new project soon, and it’s pretty cool! For 33$ a month they will send you a different assortment of 25 like-colored pencils each month, for 20 months. The different colors have names like Arizona sunset and drizzly afternoon, and come in really awesome packaging – works of art in themselves! I can’t afford to subscribe, but maybe someday! Until then I’m enjoying the pictures! If you want to subscribe, or you just want to look at all the fabulous colors, check out the website!
Via NotCot.


Such pretty flower words! These are collages, created by Alexisanne. Check out her photostream – it’s well worth it!
Via DesignDig.

Ah! This swimsuit cover-up is so cute! I want one! And I can have one, because happily, Creative Kismet has very detailed and easy DIY instructions so that we can all make one! Check out the tutorial here.

birdie books

I’m feeling so inspired by these pretty rolled bird books! Anyone know anything about their creator?
Via BettyJoy via Fffffound via Mint.

Trish Goodfield -Jul 31, 2009, 9:33PM
These are so effective, beautiful.
Courtney Curtis -Jul 28, 2009, 10:45PM
Those are gorgeous! I could totally see a wall papered with long strips of bird books. Maybe in a loft? LOVE it.

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cut leaf silhouettes

How cool are these custom-made leaf portraits by Jenny Lee Fowler?! Such a clever idea to use leaves!
Via SwissMiss.

Annette Vazquez -Jul 30, 2009, 10:14PM
Love it, really clever.

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knit & color

Valerie Molnar‘s work with knitting and color is really interesting! I like that it throws my eye off for a moment, and makes me think! Check out more here.

Podiatrist Haughton Green -Jun 21, 2010, 4:53AM
Thanks for posting this, lifted my day.
Dana -Jul 24, 2009, 12:10PM
the second and third remind me of what Mark Rothko does with color overlap. lovely.

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beachy hair – how-to!

Ever wanted to have hair that looks like you played in the ocean all day, but you didn’t have easy access to the beach? Problem solved, thanks to our stylist Wesley! Watch as he shows how to create the perfect beach hair, without the beach!
Don’t forget to check out our video that shows how to make pretty hair wraps as well – it would be the perfect addition to wavy beachy hair!

anonymous -Jul 25, 2009, 2:54PM
haha true
melissa -Jul 25, 2009, 11:07AM
can you post a list of the products and brands used?

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daily affirmations

Who can’t use a little positive encouragement each day? A group of five blogs, Kind Over Matter, Magpie Girl, Joy Rebel, Jamie Ridler, and Mirkwood Designs, got together and created this little set of daily affirmations with a cute box to keep them in! The idea is that you read one each day for a little inspiration! Best of all, they have put the pattern for the box and all the affirmation circles on the web so that we can make our own set! Click here to be taken to where you can download the patterns!

Leah -Jul 22, 2009, 1:20PM
Yay for the affirmation cards! They're lovely!
Jamie -Jul 22, 2009, 11:15AM
How wonderful to see this kindness project spread! Thank you so much for sharing the affirmations and the inspiration. It's a joy to be featured on your site!

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