How To: Build Modular Geometric Lamps From Paper

It’s amazing the things you can create with paper and these modular lamps are no exception. Each one is uniquely different and definitely makes a statement.      

 These modular paper lamps may look difficult, but Tarun, the creator of this project, has shared an in-depth tutorial on how to make each one! Head over to Instructables to read how to make your own! 

Modular Geometric Paper Lanterns via [Tarun of Instructables]

GENIUS DIY Modular Storage with IKEA Boxes

IKEA Prant boxes may be handy, but they are uninspired. The geniuses at Livet Hemma took care of that last bit. Using about 14 of them, pastel paint and (get this)

metal office clamps, they made a modular, designery storage system. As far a tute goes, all we really need is the picture. As far as the solidity of the unit goes, I’m thinking that the placement of the individual boxes against its neighbor is the thing to keep in mind as they each lend stability to the other.  Continue Reading

Felt Wall Tiles: Crazy or Cool?

created at: 05/24/2011

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the wool felt craze that’s been going on the last year or two.  People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!    

created at: 05/24/2011

Designed by London-based design studio HIVE, these modular tiles are made from 100% wool felt and attach to your wall with a self-stick, non-toxic adhesive.  This “wall-mounted decorative system” takes inspiration from architectural cladding and flock wallpapers.   Continue Reading

How to Make Glass Bottle Shelving


Zero-waste Design turns ‘local recyclates’ into functional furniture. Case it point, this modular shelving system, which they call ‘Ten Green’. They’ve been know to sell pieces like it on their Etsy shop, BUT they have graciously given us instructions to make our own.

What you’ll need to put one module together:

  • 4 bottles all the same size/brand/shape, washed with soapy water
  • 2 hooks and eye strainers, aka turnbuckles
  • cup hooks
  • 2 planks of wood
  • drill and bit
  • this Instructable

Make as many modules as you need to fashion a larger shelving unit! Continue Reading

Attention Woodworkers, Make the Oblique Shelf!

The Oblique by Moooi is described as a ‘modern designer bookcase’ but can be used to display art or photos as well. It’s available in lacquered MDF or solid oak. No dimensions are given for the one pictured here, but I’d start with a standard 4' x 8' sheet of MDF or plywood and cut it down to the size of my choosing. (Maybe 4' x 6'?) Add to that some 2″ x 2″s and you could have a very good–and inexpensive–reproduction. Continue Reading

DIY-able Modular Cardboard Puzzle Wall

The Nomad is billed as a ‘modular architectural system that can be assembled into free-standing, sculptural screens, temporary partitions, rooms or even displays without hardware, tools or damage to existing structures.’ The puzzle pieces are made of recycled, double-walled cardboard, and at 56 bucks for a 24 module pack, they’re not crazy expensive, but with a bunch of cardboard, a utility knife, a few cans of spray paint and a lot of patience, they’re totally DIY-able. Continue Reading