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Art of Manliness

By Brett McKay

glam up your glimt

tanya hung antique crystals on her glimt pendant lamp and what a difference it makes!

Cranking Widgets Theme Updated!

I hope everybody is doing well, and thanks for hanging in there during the last few weeks.

Jeremie Saindon: Directing the Future

According to Jeremie Saindon, the only difference between him and Musiqueplus -- Quebec's version of MTV -- is "a little hustle work and a few million dollars." By the looks of it, he may be right; af

one hack of a cover up

magdalena's dad made this metal and glass structure from a kludd glass noticeboard (can't find it on the website) and bits magnetic boards to cover heating pipes in the ceiling.

stitch witch to the rescue

your paper lamp shade shredded to bits? try karen's no-sew hack.

gather round the breakfast bar

cathi finds an easy to clean solution for her kitchen island breakfast counter.

The Simple Life

Quiet mornings. Sing-a-long songs with my toddlers in the car. Sunset and a beer with my wife. Runner’s high on a long run.

6 Reasons to Visit the World’s Happiest Country

Is that a woman or a 12-year old drinking beer? I don’t know, but they’re happy about it.

Tip: Question Your Elders

How should we reconcile our tendency to seek the advice of experts with our desire to also question the status quo and try things differently?

duvet cover to jacket

shawnee takes a kid-sized duvet cover to the machine and out comes this hippo jacket.

as-is: bar table with 3 stools going for $35

alex tipped me on this craigslist find - a hacked ikea bar table with stools.

under counter cd storage

carlos and girlfriend gave each other a set of cordless tools as a mutual christmas present. they also live in an all-ikea apartment, the only exception being their couch.

the well lit living room

mike does a little light makeover - replacing an old track light in his living room with 5 regolit pendant lamps.

selamat design offer and a chat with date my house hosts

this is a totally off tangent post. no hacks. not ikea either. :O but don't go away, it is still good stuff.