Category Archive: art

How to Make an Art Portfolio from a Cardboard Box

Shortly after L started preschool, I realized I had severely underestimated the amount of artwork my little one would bring home.  As much as I would like to save every precious painting and sketch, it’s unrealistic. However, for those special ones I needed a good way to hold on to them. I already have a keepsake …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 20, 2012

Project Tutorials, Interior Design, Living Fully, Manly Materials, and Surreal Sculptures 1. Cut Out and Keep I love coming across a great stash of unique craft ideas along with their step-by-step instructions.  Even if I don’t get around to re-creating the projects myself, I still enjoy seeing the process and what others have come up with. …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 6, 2012

Unique Design, Tasty Bagels, Food Apps, Relaxing Music, and Magnetic Walls 1. Design Milk The world of art and design is a fluid one, ever-changing and always evolving.  Trying to stay informed about the latest updates, advances, and the professionals at the forefront of their fields can be a daunting task.  Thankfully Jamie Derringer, founder and executive …

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Top 5 for the Week, April 20, 2012

Twisted Sifter, History of Everything, My Fave, Paper Sculptures, and a McCartney Video 1. Twisted Sifter The main goals for Twisted Sifter are straight forward: 1. Provide content that is interesting, creative, or funny 2. Use BIG pictures whenever possible and 3. Keep readers up-to-date with what’s popular online.  It is no wonder this is one of my …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, March 9, 2012

Life Hacks, Computer Glasses, Salt Art, Audio Books, and Beautiful Stores 1. Lifehacker I’m always looking for new ways to improve my life and make things easier.  Lifehacker.com is a website chock full of tips, tricks, and “hacks” focused on taking the stress and complication out of daily tasks.  Throughout the day they feature different ideas to …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 24, 2012

Pinners, Test Tubes, Education, Gifts, and Groceries 1. Pinterest By now almost everyone’s heard of Pinterest, the online pinboard where people share what they love.  I was a little late to the game and only started using the service a few months ago.  Once I took the time to check out the site and what was …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 10, 2012

Technology, Toothpicks, Love, Makeovers, and Cards 1. Corning Oh, the possibilities! Corning is a leading company for glass and ceramics that specialized in creating new pieces to enhance technology.  You have probably already encountered their work and may not have even realized it.  What were once thought to be futuristic dreams are coming to fruition thanks to …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 3, 2012

Memories, Motion, Museums, Music, and Movies   1. Reuben Heyday Margolin Reuben Heyday Margolin is a forward thinker, his creations range from portraits to rickshaws.  Quite possibly his most noted works are focused on kinetic art, pieces with motion.  Drawing from nature and the fluid action of waves, Margolin has constructed several intricate suspended masterpieces.   Through his …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, January 27, 2012

Fitness, Sunsets, Decisions, Murals, and Composers   1.Decide.com Wondering when to buy that solid-state drive you’ve been needing to install or just can’t wait to get the latest tablet in your hot little hands?  Do yourself and your pocketbook a favor; check out Decide.com before you buy.  This site is dedicated to helping you determine if …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, January 20, 2012

Electro Swing, Photo Burritos, Martian Images, Fashion Forward, and 3D CG 1. Parov Stelar Band Parov Stelar Band is an innovative group from Europe.  Their sound is a unique combination of traditional instruments; including the trumpet, saxophone, and drums, along with modern DJ mixing and hard-hitting bass.  The style draws from the 1930s and 40s swing …

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