I recently discovered a craft blog called Minieco, created by Kate Lilley. She's the author of a book called Eco-Friendly Crafting With Kids. Her blog is filled with tutorials for making colorful and artistically refined things out of simple materials (often colored paper.)
Kate's sense of style resonates with me -- I see touches of Charles and Ray Eames and Mary Blair in her work. She also is inspired by retro-design, as you can see in her 8-bit popup cards. Check out her full tutorial.
8-bit popup cards
The deceptively simple Collatz Conjecture is one of mathematics’ most difficult puzzles. Alex Bellos shows off a cool rendering by Edmund Harris that looks like a beautiful life form from the sea.
Barry’s is Ireland’s finest cheap black tea in a bag. Folks seems awful fond of PG Tips and someone brought me a box.
A break-away bowtie cat collar will add even more saunter to your cat. My daughter decided that our cat Heart needed a bowtie collar. He looks pretty slick. There are an assortment here, via Amazon. Make sure you find a break-away collar, so your cat doesn’t get stuck on something, fatally.
Even the most expensive pair of hi-fi headphones can’t match the feeling of bass rumbling through your body at a live show. That’s why music aficionados designed The Basslet, an accessory that reproduces that sensation from your wrist. Does it make your whole body shake with deep subs? Not really, because that would be terrifying, but […]
They probably just sleep a lot. But still, you can remotely keep an eye on them when you’re at work and missing them deeply with this HD monitor from Kodak.If you have a new puppy that destroys everything in sight, or you just want to be a little more security-conscious, this WiFi camera is a […]
Thinking of a business idea is the easy part. Doesn’t even have to be a “good” idea, you can still get people to throw money at a non-existent venture, but to do that you need to at least have something even resembling a viable business plan. Why doesn’t anyone do it then? Because building that semi-viable […]