• Sally Schneider

    Easy-Peasy Vinegar at Home: Making, Blending, Flavoring

    I've discovered that —perhaps due to misunderstanding the loaded word "mother" — many people believe that vinegar is some mysterious substance, difficult-to-make, and too holy to mess around with. I've been making vinegar in my down-and-dirty, small-space, defying-the-accepted-wisdom-way for years. Not to mention, blending vinegars, as well as flavoring them.

    Read More 3.27.15 | 2:17am

5+ Happiness Generating Questions

As ever, Neil Gaiman nails it. But there’s a question in his wonderful words, one that many people we know have been asking themselves: What Do You Have that Nobody Else Has? What is the particular flavor/quality/aspect/talent/vision ...

Read More 3.25.15 | 2:50am
Kirsten Camera

DIY Idea-Capturing Desks

Kirsten Camara's Analog Memory Desk has a holder embedded in its legs for scrolling huge rulls of butcher paper over the desk's surface to make "a sort of tablecloth of memory”. It can record months, possibly years of ideas, drawings, doodles, mind maps, phone numbers, calculations etc. She has made detailed blueprints so you can build your own. Or you try these other methods of analog idea-capturing.

Read More 3.24.15 | 1:26pm

Brilliant Plywood: Stair Chair DIY

Now that it’s getting to be THAT time of year — the trees will soon be in bud, and warm weather upon us —we yen to hang out on stoops and stairs. We’re smitten with ...

Read More 3.23.15 | 5:14pm