Outfitting hip babies
LOL, did you know Cheap Monday makes baby skinny jeans? Dress your tiny sartorialist in these and more – or get rad presents for your breeder mates – on the advice of Tiny Sartorialist. (via our mate Andy)
Home-made air-con →
If you can’t afford to splash out on a portable air-conditioner, this dude Geoff made one using a fan, a garbage bin and some lengths of copper and vinyl piping. Not the most aesthetically pleasing addition to your house, but if it’s meltingly hot and humid inside, are you complaining?
25 household tips →
This list has been going around the internet for a while now (we got it in an email) and it’s a bit mumsy (lots of kiddie stuff) but some of the tips are smart. We liked the ‘putting the straw in strawberry’, the gutter garden (great for balconies), the iPhone in a bowl, and the bread tags as cord labels. PS: bread tags also make good guitar picks.
MacGyver convertible bra
Basically we just wrote that because it is funny to imagine MacGyver concerning himself with whether or not someone’s bra straps are visible under a racer-back top. This one, as they say, is for da ladies. To turn any bra into a racer-back bra, you will need a rubber band or a hair elastic (ideally, in a similar colour to your skin) and two safety pins. Loosen the bra straps maybe an inch...
If you need a band-aid but don’t have any to hand, try this: 1. Tear off a small piece of tissue or toilet paper and fold into a tiny square. 2. Place the square in the middle of a band-aid-sized strip of tape (masking tape is best but sticky tape or gaffer will do). 3. Stick the tape over your injury, making sure the tissue pad covers your cut or blister.
How to make a bouncy ball →
This is so cool. It’s super easy to make a bouncy ball using just ordinary household products. You could make them as presents or party favours.
Make your own clothes rack
Basically, just hit up your local plumbing store for some pipes and fittings, a sheet of plywood and some castors, then put it together and paint it a jaunty colour. Full instructions here. We’d use three pipes the same length in order to get more hanging space. Another good tip – insert a length of broomstick or dowel inside the horizontal pipe so that it doesn’t bend from too...
DIY coloured pencil jewellery
If you’ve got a small hacksaw and a small drill bit, you can turn old coloured pencils into jewellery. We like the necklace with the pencil cross-section ‘beads’. Full instructions here.
For roughly two decades, from 1904 until the early 1920s, Eva Tanguay was the...– —Jody Rosen’s fascinating story of America’s first girl “rock star”, Eva Tanguay. (via rookiemag) Here’s a bit of rock history you mightn’t know…
How to make solid perfume →
Pretty simple, really – just melt beeswax and unscented vegetable oil together in a double boiler, add drops of essential oil, and pour the liquid into small containers such as old lip balm jars, tiny tins and even rings or lockets. You’d have to be careful, though, to pick essential oils that didn’t make you smell like either a foodstuff or a damned hippie. However, this makes us...