DIY Projects

I just finished up my project, Collapsible Fabric Yagi Antenna for Make: Online. You can learn how to make one for yourself on the website.

A lot of people have been asking about my fabric color choices. I was inspired by the bright colors of Japanese hip hop clothing company Bathing Ape, and Kid Robot. I’m planning on putting a big Hello Kitty iron-on on the side of the carrying case… And adding some dangly bling. Then it will my sort of tongue in cheek “Hello Yagi.”

 
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Format: 
DIY Kit
Publication Date: 
August 2008
Category: 
Artist Produced
Category: 
Design
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Bare CFL bulbs give off harsh light. Soften it with the Bright Idea Shade.

 
Projects: Bright Idea Shade
People: Steve Lambert, Michael Mandiberg
Research: R&D Lab
Tags: DIY Projects, DIY, bright idea shade
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Bright Bike v2.0 - Pinstripes

After a year of testing we are releasing a new version of the wildly successful Bright Bike.

The new kit is easier to install, adapts better to everyone's desire to style their bike individually, and is now being made availalbe as purchaseable DIY Kits.  Everything is pre cut for quick and easy installation.

There are two styles: Pinstripe and Caterpillar.  The pinstripe covers the key reflective points in long lean streaks of reflection. The Caterpillar turns your main tubes into bands of reflective safety.

Everyone's favorite color is black: it is incognito on an urban black bike during the day, and bright white under headlights at night.  A close second are red and yellow.  We just got in some white, which is slightly pearlescent, and have a light blue, dark blue, green, and orange.

Project Created: 
November 2009
 

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Learn how to make your own tunic swimsuit coverup from an old T-shirt in my latest craftzine post.

 

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Learn how to make your own tunic swimsuit coverup from an old T-shirt in my latest craftzine post.

 

blogUp on Craftzine.com, my post on how to turn last year’s maxi dress into this year’s short skirt dress perfect for summer.

 

blogUp on Craftzine.com, my post on how to turn last year’s maxi dress into this year’s short skirt dress perfect for summer.

 

Today I am on ThreadBanger showing how to hand sew with conductive thread and LEDs to make the Robot and Friend embroidery from my book Fashion Geek.

Download the Robot and Friend pattern from ThreadBanger.

 

Today I am on ThreadBanger showing how to hand sew with conductive thread and LEDs to make the Robot and Friend embroidery from my book Fashion Geek.

Download the Robot and Friend pattern from ThreadBanger.

 

projectStarting today I will be writing a DIY Fashion column for Craft magazine that shows how to follow runway trends on the cheap by making them yourself. My first article, DIY Fashion: Reinventing Hosiery, looks at styling hosiery for the summer drawing inspiration from Prada, Burberry, Gossip Girl, etc.. All of my DIY fashions are easy and quick so that anyone can make them with any level of sewing skills. After all, so much of fashion relies on styling.

 
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