DIY: How to make a gingerbread Brooklyn brownstone

DIY: How to make a gingerbread Brooklyn brownstone

Having graduated from both architecture school and culinary school, Baumann knew that she didn’t want to make a ho-hum candy-covered gingerbread house. “If I’m going to the trouble of making my own darn gingerbread house, then I’m going to make whatever

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DIY Urban Gardening Workshop at Lomography

DIY Urban Gardening Workshop at Lomography

Join us Thursday, April 14 at 6 PM for analog camera store Lomography’s latest “Unplugged” event, an urban gardening workshop with Pass the Pistil’s Emily Murphy.

Emily will give a short talk about another kind of analog, one that involves using our

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Add luxury to your tiny apartment with a DIY loft for ‘only’ $19/sq ft

Add luxury to your tiny apartment with a DIY loft for ‘only’ $19/sq ft

If you’ve been in NYC for more than a minute, you know that apartment sizes can be a little, well, strange. The city is notorious for small apartments with awkward layouts and renters are often stuck converting closets into bedrooms just to make the a

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DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

MATERIALS

– mason jars
– hose clamps
– screws
– recycled wood board (or boards depending on how many rows of herbs you want)
– glue to adhere the board to your wall before you secure with screws
– charcoal
– stones for drainage
– and herbs of course!

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DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

Originally published in October 2012

Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got foil, cardboard, felt, hot glue and a silver dress, you’re ready to rock

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DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

MATERIALS:
– a tote bag (one with sturdy, hard fabric will work best since you don’t want your wine bottles clanging into one another)
– a needle and thread or a sewing machine
– a pencil
– scissors
– a ruler or a box of foil

STEP 1:
Lay your

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED:

We announced the winner in our October 24th newsletter here.

Theresa and Mark have also teamed up with Dove to offer 3 guys the opportunity to win a home upgrade worth $15,000, a private consultation with the Clements,

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DIY VIDEO: How to Turn Your Blender into a Magic Bullet-Like Smoothie or Juice Machine

DIY VIDEO: How to Turn Your Blender into a Magic Bullet-Like Smoothie or Juice Machine

You will need:
– a blender
– a mason jar
– your smoothie ingredients (I used melon, apple, pear, locally-grown kale and water for mine)

STEP 1:
Very carefully unscrew the bottom cap of your blender pitcher. Be wary of the fact that the blade will

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DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water “Bottle”

DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water “Bottle”

Note: The Ooho is made using sodium alginate and calcium chloride using a formula developed by the designers. Our recipe is an approximation that replaces calcium chloride with calcium lactate, resulting in a membrane that is less tough.

YOU WILL NEED:

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GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN:

1. Like Inhabitat NYC by clicking the button below.

2. Sign up for the Inhabitat NYC newsletter here. We’ll be announcing the winner in our newsletter, so you’ll want to be signed up!

That’s it! Good luck, and make sure you’re

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Bagels & BIG!NYC: DIY Terrarium Class with Twig!

Bagels & BIG!NYC: DIY Terrarium Class with Twig!

Have a love for mason jars and moss? Then this class is right up your alley! Join the amazing minds behind Twig Terrariums and get twiggy with materials found at our BIG!NYC reuse center to create a one of a kind terrarium! $65 per person, materials are included.

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DIY: How to Trick Begonias into Blooming Early Using a Terrarium

DIY: How to Trick Begonias into Blooming Early Using a Terrarium

MATERIALS:
• Begonia tubers (make sure you use quality tubers that are firm and have no bruises)
• Potting soil or a potting mix
• Small pot, about 3-4″ in diameter
• Terrarrium dome
• Dish for the base

(All of these come as part of of

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Colorful DIY Easter Eggs Pay Tribute to the NYC Subway System – Even the G Train

Colorful DIY Easter Eggs Pay Tribute to the NYC Subway System – Even the G Train

What does an NYC Easter egg look like? That’s the question that New York transplant and blogger Natalie Broulette asked herself, and the result was this basket of colorful subway-inspired eggs! Broulette tapped into her creative juices and made egg versions

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Natural Mosaic DIY Workshop for Women’s History Month Program

Natural Mosaic DIY Workshop for Women’s History Month Program

Head over to the Morris-Jumel Mansion this weekend to join award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo in a special DIY workshop for Women’s History Month. Arroyo will show you how to create a three-dimensional seed mosaic using card-stock and everyday materials. Click

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

Just so you know, the Ikea PS Plant Stands that we used in this DIY can certainly be used separately instead of in duplicate or triplicate and they were specifically designed for garden lovers in big cities. “I wanted to create a kitchen garden for with

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DIY Pop-Up Card Workshop

DIY Pop-Up Card Workshop

The holidays may be over but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn some awesome new card-making skills to put to use in the new year! Join award-winning cartoonist Felipe Galindo as he teaches you how to create one-of-a-kind pop up cards using paper and cardboard.

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DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

The Softwalks initiative was born out of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons, The New School. Students were inspired by the Department of Transportation’s amazing makeover of the city’s traffic heavy areas into giant pedestrian walkways like

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Storage Bed Using a Repurposed IKEA Bookcase

DIY: How to Make Your Own Storage Bed Using a Repurposed IKEA Bookcase

MATERIALS:

– One full size mattress
– One 4 x 4 grid Ikea Expedit bookshelf (find some inexpensive options here on craigslist)
– 2 sheets of 1/2″ thick plywood cut to 38″ wide x 60″ long (technically you could use one large sheet of plywood instead of

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The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

With so many economic challenges, The Art Party serves to offer peaceful alternatives that support creativity and social programs. A critical component involves incorporating resourcefulness and environmental consciousness into daily life. The group celebrates

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JPDA’s clever furniture piece solves a common studio apartment layout issue

JPDA’s clever furniture piece solves a common studio apartment layout issue

http://jpda.net/projects/battery-park-studio

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9 sexy storage solutions for small spaces

9 sexy storage solutions for small spaces

Shipping Pallet Counter
Ah, the humble shipping pallet – is there nothing it can’t do? The only thing we don’t like about it is the amount of work that sometimes must be performed to transform it into something else but that’s not the case with this elegant

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6 clever tips to make your tiny apartment feel larger

6 clever tips to make your tiny apartment feel larger

LIGHTEN UP
Professional interior decorators have been saying this for ages, but it bears repeating – lightening up your floor color can make your home feel more spacious and airy. Just like in fashion, darker colors are “slimming,” and tend to constrict,

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New Yorker creates giant holiday card by biking across Manhattan

New Yorker creates giant holiday card by biking across Manhattan

People spend hours making their own DIY cards for the holidays but we think we can say pretty confidently that New Yorker Erik Trinidad’s is the most labor-intensive one we’ve ever seen. In order to create the giant virtual greeting, which spans almost the

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Sustainable Business Series: REUSE IN THE CITY Panel + Happy Hour

Sustainable Business Series: REUSE IN THE CITY Panel + Happy Hour

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability, Recycle-A-Bicycle, BIG Reuse, and Materials for the Arts for an after-work happy hour, panel discussion, crafting, and networking session. Learn about what these NYC not-for-profits do and how they are helping New in

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400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

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