Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Robot A Day

oh my how clever. I suggest you bookmark this page and check in every day for more robot goodness.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

One Red Robin

I wanted to share my new find: One Red Robin. Jhoanna Monte Aranez is an amazingly talented softie designer and I LOVE her pictures.

Anyone that lets their softies design their own clothes is cool with me.

- Mary

Why Hello There

I cant' find words to express how much I heart this.

found via: Tree Hugger.

More softie inspiration over at the Softie Awards.

yes my friends, you know what this means...
I am doing research for lolly-tots softies!

let the pattern making begin!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Make your own Bicycle Trailer

I really like the idea of being carless and use your bicycle for everything. The amount you can tow is limiting though unless you have a Bicycle Trailer. I found a really good used trailer on Craigs List last year that I plan to use to tow my artwork to street shows. It's use was to tow around children but it will work for a couple bins of artwork and shirts.

I recently came across a wonderful blog called Handmade Detroit that did a bike series and one of the posts was about bike trailers. They found some great plans for making your own trailer.

check out the bike trailer blog for more options and reviews.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Bicycle Parts

Handy examples of what can be done with old bike parts from bent wheels to popped tires. Awesome ideas for furniture that is a conversation piece and will get you made props with your homies.

Bike Stool made from bike wheels and crutches. Instructions included!

For the cyclist needing a bit of extra storage. I've actually heard of this idea before and if ikea didn't sell such great racks as such a low price I would have totally made one. Mark that away for later when I move into my new place. Found on Handmade Detroit.

I also found the furniture design of Marquette artist Andy Gregg very inspiring. All furniture made from recycled bike parts!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Free Plans for a 4-Color Silkscreen Press has recently released free plans [PDF's] for making your own 4-Color press. The key to multi color printing is accuracy and repeatability. Make sure if you attempt to build this that you build it very sturdy as mentioned on the website. Also it is important to find the right lazy susan for the rotating arms. The best ones are heavy duty and made for stools. They have detailed instructions and links on their site.

How awesome is that? I want so much to make my own!

They even have the supplies for the kit on sale at their etsy shop.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008


By far the weirdest thing I've seen in a long time. Maybe the perfect gift for that friend that has everything. This is REAL soap people. You can buy it here from Dream In Plastic. They have a ton of other interesting things in their shop. Go and check them out!