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: 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: 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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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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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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6 hot ways to stay cool in NYC

6 hot ways to stay cool in NYC

PLAN AN INDOOR PICNIC
Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of brilliantly designed (and air-conditioned) indoor spaces like the David

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Long Island welcomes bats that can eat 1,000 mosquitoes an hour to fight Zika

Long Island welcomes bats that can eat 1,000 mosquitoes an hour to fight Zika

zika, zika control, bat box, bat boxes, north hempstead, long island mosquito, mosquito control, how to control mosquitoes, how to kill mosquitoes, zika mosquito, natural mosquito killer, natural mosquito defense, animals that eat mosquitoes, mosquito

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Clever spiral staircase hides a surprise in this minimalist West Village duplex renovation

Clever spiral staircase hides a surprise in this minimalist West Village duplex renovation

Related:
+ Clever staircase doubles as a bookcase in a small London home

+ SU11 Architecture Design

Via NY Curbed

West village duplex, staircase bookshelf, spiral staircase, urban design, interior design,

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Ambitious Brooklynite builds her own tiny home inside of a Crown Heights warehouse

Ambitious Brooklynite builds her own tiny home inside of a Crown Heights warehouse

Related:

+ Miko Mercer

Via NY Times

Miko Mercer, tiny home brooklyn, small home desing, tiny home movement, housing nyc, nyc tiny homes, brooklyn tiny homes, diy home design, small spaces nyc, Crown Heights tiny home, repurposed home cabin

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The 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show kicks off today at Piers 92 and 94

The 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show kicks off today at Piers 92 and 94

arch digest, arch digest home show, Architectural Digest, Architectural Digest Home Show, eco design, ecowalls, green furniture, green home, green home designs, green interiors, green products, interior design, liebherr, nyc design show, nyc home design

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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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