Archive for February, 2011
Allow me to interrupt our normal broadcast of other people’s awesome projects to share one of my own. I’m not the biggest fan of self-promotion, but Dave thought you’d like it, so blame him if you don’t. Cue the horn tootage. I built this desk. A few months ago, I decided my old IKEA desk was pretty ugly, unsightly, disorderly, and other adjectives that end with -ly, so I sold it on Craigslist for $150 and started looking for a new one. Unless I wanted to invest more or settle for something crappy, the perfect replacement was nowhere to be found. Then I saw this post on Manhattan Nest. (btw, add this blog to your reader. It’s aaaamazing.) Immediately inspired, I made a trip to the hardware store and went to work. Keep in mind, I have no handywoman experience, so this result is nothing short of a DIY miracle. I’ll spare you from the deets here, but check out my personal blog or the flickr set for an intense recap. If you’re on the hunt for a piece of furniture, I encourage you to consider building it yourself. Don’t know how? Search the ‘nets; someone else does. Take it from me and WD: if you can dream it, you can do it.
I can’t decide if the people behind Better Book Titles love books or hate them, but it doesn’t really matter. With a lot of cleverness and a hint of arrogance, this blog “cut[s] through all the cryptic crap, and give[s] you the meat of the story in one condensed image.” Send the site to someone who claims they don’t read, or send it to your bibliophile nerd friend for a chuckle. Hey, just because we love books doesn’t mean we can’t make fun of them.