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10 DIY Bentos: Animated Food From Anna The Red

Japan takes the cake, or the Bento, when it comes to food art. In fact, presentation is nearly everything in Japanese cooking. Bento, an art form that can be traced back about 900 years, is hot right now, and getting hotter as Japanese natives teach the rest of the world how it's done. "Anna The Red," a Japanese-born New Yorker, is such a wonderful teacher that you can easily learn how to create your own bento.

Recession-Friendly Staycations: Fake An Economic Vacation At Home

During the recession, families are forced to cut back on luxuries in order to keep money in the bank for life's unavoidable expenses. In lieu of taking an expensive, luxury vacation overseas, many families and individuals are opting instead for fake vacations at home which are creating a world of new business opportunities for entrepreneurs

Vigilant Windows Could Certainly Freak Out Would-Be Burglars

Why should you wait until someone breaks the window of your home? Your Vigilant Window can scare the heck out of burglars, so they'll never know what hit them, and probably never think of coming back!

Do-It-Yourself Design Made Easier!

If you're a design hound like me, you have distinct pictures in your mind of exactly what you want for your home. Unfortunately, it's difficult to find designers with the same pictures in their minds. But suppose you could design your own custom fabric for your bed covers, your throw pillows, or even your own clothing, and have that fabric printed for you at a very reasonable price?

Elegant Toilet Paper Rolls Take Eco-Crafting To Another Level

Yuken Teryua doesn't do it for the environment. He doesn't just do it for politics either. He just takes regular household items that would otherwise be thrown away and he turns them into art for what seems is the love of art.

Trendy Tween DIY Fashion With EST Today Design Studio

Tween Fashion today is taking off; little girls just don't dress like little girls anymore, since many are preparing for the daily fashion show that takes place at school. Now, tween fashion lovers can do more than just shop for their favorite tween fashion; they can design their own clothing with EST Today Design Studio.


Cake Mix For Dogs! Just Add Love And Stir

It's kind of against my religion to bake with cake mixes.... On the other hand, I checked out the ingredients, and there's nothing artificial in the Puppy Cakes, no preservatives, nothing you can't pronounce. In fact, Buddy's Best Banana Cake and Fifi's Favorite Carob Cake look like they'd be pretty healthy for your dog.

CookThink will Satisfy Your Cravings

CookThink makes it easy to search for recipes that have all your favorite ingredients in them, or find distinct dishes that feature something different in them.  The home page  has an idea box that lets you click a bunch of different ingredients if you don't already have your appetite made up already.  You can also search by dish, type of cuisine, or whatever mood you're in that day.

Forget YouTube! Fliggo Helps You Make Your Own Video Site

Maybe you're a casual video watcher, or maybe you spend your days vlogging, or maybe even you and your friends all make your own videos.  Whatever the case, you'll definitely be interested in a new site that lets you build your very own social media web site.  Fliggo makes creating your own video site a snap.

Bailout Your Sleep Debt with Yawnlog

YawnLog is here to help you catch up on some much-deserved shut eye by tracking your sleeping patterns with a simple calendar-based formula.  It's kinda like Twitter, but for catching Z's instead of micro-blogging about Obama's Congressional Address.

A Do-It-Yourself Cat Bed: Ample Sample

Okay, I should have thought to do this cat bed myself, but I didn't. Portuguese designer, Helder L. Santos did, however; and I'm going to share his Ample Sample 2008 DIY project with you, with modified instructions. This cat bed is really easy to make!

Flipping For An Upside Down Tomato Garden

The Upside Down Tomato Garden is an invention that's about time in coming. After years of trying to grow tomatoes in the ground and humanely keeping the gophers and rabbits from destroying them, I'm flipping for this gadget.

Urawaza: Time Tested Tips for Troubled Times

Urawaza is Japanese for "clever lifestyle tips and tricks", and that's what this colorfully covered book by Lisa Katayama delivers in spades. What's more, the current financial crisis has made Urawaza's blend of folk wisdom and cheap fixes all that much more helpful.

Use Your Own Handwriting to Create Fonts with YourFonts.com

Ever wish you had a font that was truly "you".  Well, now you can!

Cut The Hassle With Uncle Norman's 4-In-1 Pet Sponge

It's a hassle to bathe your pet at home, even if he's only teacup size. Not all dogs, and no cats that I know of, enjoy being bathed. Most of them don't just sit still while you wet, shampoo, rinse, rinse again, condition, rinse, etcetera. They squirm and cry and shudder, and make you believe yourself that you are wickedly mistreating them.

Income Boosting Businesses Help You Sell Your Junk

Selling things you don't need can be a great way to boost your income when times get hard during this economic downturn. These businesses may not have been created with the recession in mind, but their unique existence sure comes in handy at a time like this. Read on and learn about how you can turn items lying around your household into money in your pocket.

Creating HTML Code From Text is a Breeze With FCKEditor

We all know that coding can be tedious, but with FCKEditor you can convert any formatted text into HTML code with just a few clicks. On January 30, 2009, the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor's latest release hit the web, and we got a chance to give it a test run.

Vertical Wind Turbine Could Be Successful

Imagine spending your life savings on an invention you are sure will someday be successful, even if skeptics think it is impossible. It's pretty risky right? Well Adam Fuller from Racine, Wisconsin has done this very thing. He has spent his life savings designing an invention he believes in, a vertical wind turbine. Will it work?

Decoupage Anyone? My Best Design Gift For Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, Cardboard Safari has created a Heart Pattern Gift Box Puzzle and a Heart Pattern Wreath. While they are lovely as is, the heart puzzles make a super base for a decorate-it-yourself project. That you can paint, wrap, glitter, and paste-upon the puzzles while they are flat, make this DIY project an ideal one!

Need A New Floor? Doodle-It-Yourself!

If you're living with a floor you hate, but you don't want the mess of tearing it up, don't have the money to replace it, or you just want a temporary change, then you may like designer Olle Hemmendorff's idea of doodling one.