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Body Swap

My friends do some pretty wack/beautiful things in the name of experiencing something new. One friend pulled out a tooth to see what it was like (painful, bu...

Doona changing method: The Burrito

We all know there are times where we avoid changing our doona covers because we're not up for climbing into the cotton/bamboo womb of skin dust, feathers...

Cheapskate's guide to Father's Day

Father's Day presents are always going to be trickier to nail than Mother's Day ones. While mums will proudly frame and display a rude limerick you w...

(A pretty good) macrame plant hanger

Some people are really great at gardening, some people are terrible at gardening, and some people are craft bloggers who like to fill their home with artfull...

Hot bacon smoker

A smoker is one of those items that implies an extravagant life. Oh no. Really it’s a means to preserve and flavor the world around you in new and exciting w...

DIY heater

Instead of chewing up one million watts of electricity this winter, you should make this DIY heater that heats a small room for practically no money and warm...

Festive DIY Burglar Alarm

With an inevitable upswing in violent crime looming after the proposed budget cuts to human services, a responsible mind turns to thoughts of securing one...

Mead of Thrones

If you have been following the high drama of Game of Thrones, you may be wary of what is about to descend - the black cloud of narrative depression as yet an...

Dreamcatcher

What sane-minded individual wouldn’t want to increase the potential for good dreams (you know the one where you’re in a field surrounded by puppies and compl...

DIY Hammock

Being outside is a fucking pleasure. The bracing elements invigorate the blood of your heart. Rain does not dampen our furious minds, we will rise above it. ...

Milk crate bed base

My granny has me worried that sleeping with my mattress directly on the ground will lead to some kind of chronic floor sickness. Apparently mattresses need a...

Incense Cones with Anna of Tasi Masi

Tasi Masi is a new collection of concrete planters, 'mussies' (wooden boxes full of treasures!), kokedama (Japanese moss balls), incense cones and gi...

Cheapskate’s guide to Mother’s Day

Money's tight everywhere. Sam's bikini carwash hasn't seen a Fiat in weeks. Issy's dog- and cat-walking business failed when she tried to wal...

Pom-pom fruit

Pom-poms: vogueing. Fruit: delicious. Inspired by the internet, we've taken it upon ourselves to put the two together and the results have been great. Ou...

Bubble-bath time

Winter is coming (I'm sorry) and we have to accept it. Things are going to get shit, which means it's time to compile a mental note of all the genius...

Yeah, tinned succulents!

Let's be honest, you're not going to finish off that mouldy tin of tomatoes any sober night soon, so strap on waste-proof gloves, shovel the remnants...

DIY Conch Trumpet

My house lies in a cellphone reception sinkhole. So, I can't always rely on it to coax the friends round for beers, tell the housemate to pick me up a Ki...

DIY bookends

Sundays, am I right? What a day. The sun is shining, the breeze caresses your skin as you swan around the Bunnings carpark with your $2 sausage in bread. It&...

Tubular paper plane

Making a paper plane is simple and fun way to slack off. But if anyone sees you making one it's also very obvious that you're slacking off. It turns ...

DIY phone cases

I'm not going to lie to you, fine people. Both phone cases turned out a little bit shit. But wait! It's all gonna be OK – I've failed so that you...

'True Detective' beer-can men

For anyone not caught up in the brilliance of the True Detective television series, I'll break this down: in-between cryptic musings, meanderings and dra...

DIY skinny tie

All the old dudes that died recently probably bought their last tie some time in the '90s. This means most op-shop ties are fat ties. I know the '90s...

DIY laptop sleeve

It's skool time again almost and maybe even already for a few of you. And also NEVER AGAIN for even more of you, as in, majority of people alive on earth...

Valentine's voodoo doll

For every lover on Valentine's Day, there is another lover sitting across from them dining on the three-course schmuck special. But, as those great poets...

Yeah science! #1

Cash flow has been low on the creative front lately so I've decided to break bad. Well, break mild. Very mild, like the detergent you hand-wash your jump...

Concrete vessels

We don't need to explain what a 'vessel' is nor what you should use it for. This is about you. Variations in form, scale and colour producing a c...

Dog tank top

Being a dog of high sartorial taste it can be hard finding a well-tailored outfit. Throw into the equation the fact that I'm a whippet and things just ge...

DIY Super Soaker

Children have a monopoly on summer fun. “Do not attempt to ride Slip 'n' Slide if you are over 120cm tall” this, and “Ms, the wadin...