Homes

Very hacky in Berlin – 10m² full of storage

Materials: Mandal bed, Capita legs 11 & 21 cm, Galant extention & shelf, two 2x4-Expedit, two 1x5-Expedit, two Vika Kaj, 100cm Linnmon Tabletop, Expedit desk mounting Description: Last year I moved ...

No Lack of sunglasses…

Materials: Lack table, drawing pins, a thick thread, hammer, pencil, ruler, and lot of sunglasses Description: What will you do with all of your sunglasses when summer is coming? If you have an extra Lack, ...

Mr and Mrs Charlie

Welcome to the wonderland home of Mr and Mrs Charlie. Charlie Kinyon, an artist working in Austin and Sydney and Melissa Ninham creator and maker, weaver of wire and rope and dreams. Together they create and ...

Expedit = Play kitchen

Materials: Expedit Description: Play kitchen is created from one Expedit. We lowered the sides and cut off the top and then put the top plate back on. The sink is an old water bowl. The door to the "sto...
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Copa Luxury Beach House

Take me away. Please, please take me away. It's Monday. I'm swamped. I can't remember when I last had a day off and I just want to melt into a comfy chair, read a soppy book (really just fall asleep) and forge...

Ikea Hacking – this time…Android style

Materials: Android, iPhone or iPad Description: Last time, we told you guys about an iPhone app we built to help allow people see what Ikea furniture looks like in their house before they buy. (link here) ...

Taylor Reynolds

Take a classic 1960’s commercial warehouse building. Bland, boring, in need of a little reuse, redesign magic. Insert two residential apartments and a ground floor retail/office space into the shell. The...
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Stalking Armadale

Hiding behind a prim and proper facade is something just a little out of the box. Several boxes in fact. Cantilevered and almost tumbling down to the pool. A modern extension to an historic home. A home with d...

Pretty Jewelry Holder from Wooden Cutlery Tray

Materials: Wooden Cutlery Tray, Paint, Glass Knobs, Cup Hooks Description: Sand the tray thoroughly and paint all sides and crevices carefully with a brush (I used Valspar's Tempered Gray for my main colour...

Kura bed hack makeover from deep sea to outer space

Materials: Kura bed & Trofast steps Description: To give you a bit of background, we moved into this house when Ebi-kun was 2 years old, it was perfect timing because he transitioned from co-sleeping to...

Full BILLY wall

Materials: BILLY Description: From IKEA: 5 large BILLY bookcases (80x28x202 cm) and 10 BILLY top bookcases (80x28x35 cm). <img Click Here! : Ikea Hacker  ...

Domenic Alvaro and the Small House

Rising up like a sturdy weed in a pavement crack. A spindly, winding shoot of a building reaching for the sun between the city structures. An ultra-compact concrete vertical house over 3 levels in what wa...

Blog favourites as of late

Bloesem Abigail Ahern/Graham Atkins-Hughes via FROM THE RIGHT BANK Lisa Cohen for Elle Decoration UK via French By Design HOUSE of PHILIA <span Click Here! : Desire To Inspire  ...

Hacked UDDEN kitchen

Materials: Ikea Faktum cabinet and Udden kitchen Description: We painted the Udden kitchen with spray paint. Placed the cabinets and replaced the fronts of the Faktum cabinet with wooden fronts. We ...

Modern Speaker Stands for Under $50

Materials: Besta Vara Drawer Front (2 of 60x26cm, 6 of 60x16cm), electric drill, hand saw, ruler, screws Description: For easiest directions, please go to this video tutorial. 1) Cut the two large pane...

Floating Ikea horizontal cabinet on soffit

Materials: AKURUM Wall cab horizontal w glass door, birch, RAMSJÖ red-brown, PERFEKT RAMSJÖ Contoured deco strip, red-brown , a matching extra door same number as cabinets, L-Brackets from hardware store, Pe...

Just a little bit more

I love neutrals. I really, really do. But sometimes ... I need ... just a little bit ... more colour! Click Here! : Desire To Inspire  ...

Easy IKEA Cabinet Makeover with shelf paper

Materials: IKEA Cabinet (no longer sold), Chevron Shelf Paper, Tape Measure or Ribbon, Scissors Description: One of my favorite IKEA pieces in my home is this white cabinet (no longer available at IKEA) in ...
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Stalking small on a grand scale

I can't help it. I'm still stalking. Still stalking Potts Point in Sydney. Still stalking small apartments. Still stalking the urban cool or in this case the urban sophisticated. A wonderfully dark, masculine ...