I Made the Patio of My Dreams

In the five years I’ve lived in my apartment, I’ve rearranged furniture, painted walls, installed shelves and rigged lighting to make the space feel like home. But there’s something I haven’t done yet that’s long overdue: turn my fire escape into a place I’d want to spend time. On a hot summer day, there’s just about nothing worse than being stuck inside with nowhere to … Continue reading I Made the Patio of My Dreams

Geometric Air Plant Holders

These minimalistic, geometric plant holders (a.k.a.¬†Himmeli – a traditional Finnish ornament) have always caught my eye. So, rather than forking over $25-$40 (their going rate), I decided to try to make them. Turns out, they’re really easy! Read on to see how to make them for yourself. MATERIALS: 1/8th-inch brass tube (available at hobby stores) Sturdy thread or thin wire Scissors Wire cutters Pliers Cord … Continue reading Geometric Air Plant Holders