10 Small Space Container and Herb Garden Ideas

Growing your own herbs is incredibly satisfying. Not only do they take up very little space, they take your cooking to new heights as you start experiment with different flavor profiles, you can even read our guide to choosing your own here.


Here are 10 ideas for planting up your own, small space herb garden.

Indoor Herb Garden

1. DIY Indoor Herb Planter via Design Sponge

BBQ Herb Planter

2. How to Turn a Dingy Old BBQ into an Herb Container Garden via Life on the Balcony


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Gift Guide: 20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

I love books. The thing is I find that I don’t buy them for myself, but rather add them to digital or handwritten ‘wishlists’, passing them on to friends and family for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas.


The collection below are largely books I personally own, with a few I’ve added to my ever growing wishlist.

They’ve been a great resource to me as a multi-disciplined creative and are recommendations for the maker, artist, cook and creatives in your life. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

Make It:  Diy Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

I love this Ikea hack! This delightful little house plant stand was put together using a bookshelf and the legs of an inexpensive Ikea Frösta stool. While the author sprayed it with a ombre finish I think it would look equally nice left raw or sprayed white. Detailed instructions on how to make your own are below.


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Roundup: 10 Favorite Soups to Get Ready for Fall

Roundup: 10 Favorite Soups to Get Ready for Fall

As I look back on my tenure here at Curbly as a staff writer and foodie I thought it might be an idea to look back into the archives and fish out some of my favourite soup recipes that I’ve shared over the years that are perfect for Fall weather. So herewith my top 10 recipes for you to sink your teeth (and spoons) into.


1. How to Make Chunky Minestrone Soup via Curbly

2. How To Make Bean, Bacon & Tomato Soup via Curbly

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Make It: Screwless Floating Bookshelf

Screwless Floating Bookshelf

I love this contemporary take on a floating bookshelf. It’s hard to believe but the entire bookshelf is completely screwless! Simple timber studs and good old ‘no more nails’ is all you need.  Detailed instructions on making your own at the link below.

Screwless Floating Bookshelf via Home Story (In German)

Make It: DIY Geometric Planters

DIY Geometric Planters

It’s no surprise I’m a fan on Scandinavian minimalism. These geometric planters are a spin on the classic Finnish Himmeli, refashioned as planters. Best of all they are made from cheap supplies from the dollar store! Detailed instructions on creating your own can be found at the link below.

 DIY Geometric Planters via Homemade Ginger Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Magnetic Wooden Frames

Magnetic Wooden Frame

I collect wall art. Curated of course, artists aren’t hoarders, merely selective collectors. The problem is I’m forever changing my mind and swapping prints in and out. Framing can get expensive so enter this quick and easy DIY project: a simple magnetic frame that allows you to change out your favorite artwork! Follow the tutorial at the link below.


Magnetic Wood Frame via Cafe Craftea

Weeknight Meals: Basil, Bacon & Feta Fritatta

Basil, Bacon & Feta Fritatta

One of the things I enjoy about eggs is their amazing ability to hold things together. Frittas are a case in point, super easy to make, usually with left overs, set in whisked eggs. The perfect early dinner. To beef it up a bite I cooked it with bacon, hash & onions. A quick meal to have on the table in under 20 minutes.


Serves 4

  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 tbs of fresh basil (finely chopped)
  • 3 tbs of grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp of salt & 1/4 tsp of black pepper
  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • 1 lb of potatoes (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup of Feta
  • 2 spring onions (diced)
  • 2 cups of fresh arugula

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Make It: Leather & Teak Clock

Leather & Teak Clock

Thrift shops are full of old curious finds, junk to some, jewels to others. I love this project that combined this old plate and leather belt upcycled into a Scandinavian inspired teak & leather wall clock. Details at the link below.


Leather & Teak Wall Clock via Francois et Moi

Make It: Gold Geometric Pendant Lamp Shade


House Doctor Inspired Lamp Shade

Make this simple Nordic House Doctor inspired lamp by using an Umbra wall decor set and some electrical wire. With a few simple tweaks create your own custom light fitting. Details and instructions at the link below.

House Doctor Inspired Lamp Shade via Free Series

Sorry guys; looks like the link is dead. But we did track down one of these you can buy (or be inspired by) at Urban Outfitters:

Copper tube pendant light$69 at Urban Outfitters