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  1. Vintage Camera Nightlight

    Vintage Camera Nightlight

    The photographer on your list probably has all of latest camera gadgets alongside a slew of thrift store vintage cameras—some still working, some collecting dust on the shelf. Why not make...

  2. Recycled Road Map Corkboard

    Recycled Road Map Corkboard

    It's true, foldout road maps are on the way out. Clean out your glove box and put those old maps to use. Recycled road map corkboards are a quick DIY gift idea for the beloved traveler, geography...

  3. Photo Votives

    Photo Votives

    Using high-contrast black and white photocopies and transparent contact paper, you can put your own photographs, letters, or sayings on glass. Whether glass tumblers, coasters, or votive...

  4. Clockeee Timepiece

    Clockeee Timepiece

    While DIY kits for Clockeee’s timepieces aren’t currently available, the framework of each clock is a complete modern DIY inspiration. Sans official kit, it may be a little bit of a...

  5. Branch Hooks

    Branch Hooks

    Taking us back to the basics, these branch hooks require only a tree branch, knife, sandpaper, varnish or paint, and a way to connect it to the wall. Pretty simple, yet makes for a clever gift.

  6. Zippered Pouch

    Zippered Pouch

    Spice up your DIY skills using the light sensitive dye Inkodye. The sun-activated dye can be used on textiles, wood, and any natural fiber. Just one of the many Inkodye-based projects, this fabric...

  7. Woven Lamp

    Woven Lamp

    Lighting your home with a flare of design doesn't have to be expensive. This year, give a handmade woven lamp to brighten another's living space while also adding a hanging piece of inspiration to...

  8. Covered Notebooks

    Covered Notebooks

    For those of us who take a lot of notes day-to-day, receiving a new notebook is always appreciated. These handmade covered notebooks are quick and inexpensive to make, and with endless paper...

  9. Paper-Covered Votives

    Paper-Covered Votives

    Whether you want to stick to the vintage style of Norwegian Cathrineholm enamelware (shown) or vary off with your own design, paper-covered votive candleholders are quick and easy DIY gifts or even...

  10. Nikki McClure

    03.30.09

  11. Faythe Levine

    04.13.09

  12. Donna Wilson

    Donna Wilson is a Scottish-born designer who works from a London studio. Wilson began her career in 2003 when she presented hand-knitted creatures in her final show at the Royal College of Art....

    06.01.09

  13. Maxine Sutton

    I love the idea of the workshop household described by Mark Rosenthal, and believe in the importance of our interaction with materials, texture, pattern, and the handmade. Recent research evoked...

    03.03.10

  14. Tanya Aguiñiga

    Tanya Aguiñiga (b.1978) is a Los Angeles based furniture designer/maker raised inTijuana, Mexico. Tanya’s work is informed by border experiences: the interconnectedness of societies,...

    03.03.10

  15. Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets
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    Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets

    While wood floors are generally more elegant than carpeting, rugs and textiles can bring warmth and texture to otherwise hard and hollow spaces. Estonian designer Monika Järg has a novel...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.29.09

  16. The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf
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    The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf

    The stream of amazing projects that emerge from students at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands is never-ending. This week I've come across one from an alum of the school who has spent the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.10.09

  17. Merry Christmas!!
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    Merry Christmas!!

    We here at Dwell wish everyone the jolliest, merriest, eatingest, happiest Christmas ever. Much love, friends.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.25.10

  18. How To

    Prep

    Zippers, buttons, and other add-ons are rendered unnecessary by Looolo’s pillowcase closure system, which uses a tried-and-true technique: overlapping flaps on the back. “Zippers and...

    01.01.09

  19. Scrap Wrap Bracelets
    Home Work

    Scrap Wrap Bracelets

    I've got a habit—a little hoard-y, but not necessarily bad—of buying craft-ish supplies with no concept of what I will do with them. A while back at the local Mission Fabric Outlet ...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    08.03.11

  20. Friday Finds 10.30.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.30.2009

    Dancing skeletons, embroidered jewelery, tree house hotels....what more can you ask for on a Friday afternoon? 

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.30.09

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