Each room of your home serves a specific purpose. The kitchen exists to nourish. The living room is there for relaxation. The dining room, for fellowship. And we don’t need to go into the details of what the bathroom is for. But arguably the most important room of your home is the bedroom. It’s your sanctuary, your safe space. It’s the place where you go to lie unconscious for 6-8 hours in order to function properly as a human being! Continue Reading
If you're sitting at your laptop right now, I want you to look down at your keyboard. Get really close. Close enough so you can take a peek under the keys. Now look at the screen. Move from side to side to get different angles. How's it looking? If your computer is like mine was before I cleaned it, then you're probably noticing a bunch of greasy fingerprints mixed with crumbs from lunches past. Real talk: When was the last time you actually cleaned your laptop? Continue Reading
If you’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, chances are they all need a little protection from the hazards of daily life — or at least from surface scratches. Here are 20 creative DIY sleeves and cases for laptops and tablets!
This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks. You are a beautiful and unique snowflake — and so is your laptop!
I’m filing this project under the “so cool, but so complicated” folder. Obviously, dying your Macbook involves some level of warranty-busting risk, not to mention some technical know-how. (You’re not going to see me completely disassembling mine any time soon.) But if you’ve got the guts and the skills, I say go for it! Continue Reading
Jeesh, I was tickled pink when my computer crazed husband decided to share some of his beloved technology with me. He pulled up a chair and showed me this futuristic roll-upable PC. Two years ago I wouldn’t have believed it. It’s a roll-up notebook that uses OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) technology. In other words, the screen can be very, very thin. Thin enough to roll up and sling over your shoulder like a little tube. Continue Reading
Carly’s DIY leather laptop sleeve rivals any store-bought equivalent, hands down. These are the supplies she says we’ll need to make one ourselves:
- leather jacket with lining OR leather and lining fabric you’re starting from scratch
- quilt batting
- 1 button
- black elastic cord
- marking chalk
- leather shears
- fabric scissors
- sewing machine needle for leather
- sewing machine needle for woven fabric
- hand-sewing needle, if your button has a shank
- leather/vinyl glue
- matching upholstery thread, optional
- walking foot or Teflon foot for sewing machine, optional
- clothespins or binder clips, also optional
Green upgrader Matt Embrey shows us how to turn cardboard into an awesome laptop stand. To make one for yourself, you’ll need a few things, which you most likely have on hand.
- a cardboard box
- a piece of paper from the recycle bin
- a scissors and/or X-acto knife
- a PDF of the stand’s pattern
And that’s it! Genius, no?
She’s Particular’s Chain Mail Laptop Bag reminds me Lizzie Gardiner’s American Express Oscar dress (pictured below), only much more practical. Nobody re-wears those Oscar dresses, whereas this, hey, now we’re talkin’. Not only is the bag awesomely medieval, it provides some serious armor for your MacBook. You can check out the entire tutorial over on Instructables.