10-Minute Cheese Grater Lamp

Published on August 24th, 2010 | by Jules Yap

Materials: HEMMA light cord/light bulb set, IDEALISK cheese grater, electrical tape Description: I was inspired to make myself a new desk lamp by the lighting design of a trendy Mexican food restaurant in Berlin. I had... Read More


Pax Wendy house

Published on August 23rd, 2010 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Pax wardrobe packaging, duct tape, imagination. Description: Unpack wardrobe. Store wardrobe in bedroom for later construction. Gather together the wardrobe packaging, scissors, duct tape etcetera. Discuss with 2 year-old granddaughter on which style her Wendy... Read More


Lack Scrabble table

Published on August 23rd, 2010 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Lack coffee table Description: I had read guides on how to do this on a few websites, but the laminate surface of the Lack table made a mess of their recommendations. Fortunately my brother is... Read More



Cabinet for Walter Gropius

Published on August 20th, 2010 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Besta, Varna, Stolmen components Description: This is the first in a series of sculpture/furniture pieces that are based on the architecture of Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus. Specifically, I am making IKEA models... Read More

Work Station

Silver laptop stand

Published on August 19th, 2010 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Some elements of an old computer desk from IKEA, 2 screws, 2 nuts, 1 drill and some bits, 1 cutter, 1 saw and some necklaces wiring Description: I made this laptop stand with some elements... Read More



KVARTA clock art

Published on August 19th, 2010 | by Jules Yap

Materials: KVARTA clock, scrapbooking paper, scissors, pencil Description: I just painted the walls of my bedroom a Tiffany’s blue, and I wanted some art for my naked — and now bright blue — walls. So ... Read More


Another Lack hack: Dual ottomans

Published on August 18th, 2010 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Lack end table, Capita legs, plywood, foam, spray adhesive, cordless drill/screwdriver, saw, glue Description: We moved into a new apartment and found ourselves with one too many Lack end tables and no ottoman for our... Read More


Beach cottage-chic Ivar chairs

Published on August 18th, 2010 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Ivar chairs, wood stain, polyurethane finish, jute twine, large tapestry needle Description: At a local furniture outlet, we snagged a large, clean-lined dining table in a dark-stained wood, but it didn’t come with chairs. After... Read More



Very Vanity Vessel Hack aka Vanity with vessel sink

Published on August 17th, 2010 | by Jules Yap

Materials: Hollviken vessel sink, Billy Bookshelf, Akurum cabinet Description: We determined we could fit a 1/2 bath in our large master bedroom. I wanted a vessel sink, but we couldn’t afford the expensive vessel sinks seen... Read More

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