Here's the Only Coachella Makeup Tutorial You'll Ever Need

This weekend, thousands of young people from around the world will be packing up and traveling to the the middle of the California desert for Coachella, the most buzzed about music festival of the year. Of course, these days Coachella style is just as important as Coachella music so how do you keep yourself looking… » 4/11/14 11:25am 4/11/14 11:25am

14 Pieces of Actual, No-Bullshit Wedding Planning Advice

There's a lot of wedding advice floating around the Internet. Problem is, a lot of it is useless fluff dreamed up by a) relatively well-heeled editors contractually obligated to spend their days inventing absurd nonsense to fill pages surrounded by advertisements b) people who've never planned a wedding/mistakenly… » 3/31/14 3:50pm 3/31/14 3:50pm

One-Third of American Women Are on Pinterest, Love Cheese Dip Recipes

It would appear that a full third of women in the U.S. are really, really into mason-jar D.I.Y. projects and inspirational quotes overlaid onto stock photos. Because according to the latest numbers, 33 percent of American women who bother using the Internet at all are now on Pinterest. » 1/02/14 12:20pm 1/02/14 12:20pm

Important Life Lessons From Pinterest's Top Pins of 2013

Pinterest is to physically impossible crafts, recipes, and photographs for the homebound and quixotic what Cosmo is to physically impossible sex positions for the recently deflowered. But that hasn't stopped millions of pinners from coalescing on the social bulletin board and making their voices (and tastes) heard.… » 12/19/13 2:45pm 12/19/13 2:45pm

The Sriracha Factory Might Be Closing, but You Can Make Your Own!

Sick and tired of essentially living inside a giant cloud of pepper spray, residents of Irwindale, CA petitioned to have the Huy Fong Foods factory (makers of Sriracha) shut down until they can regulate their fumes. Yesterday, city officials filed suit. A judge will decide on Thursday whether or not to grant the order. » 10/30/13 1:30pm 10/30/13 1:30pm

Don't Let All Those Dick Pics Go To Waste -- Make a Calendar!

I got another dick pic yesterday. And I have to say, this one wasn’t bad. Usually, the pics I get remind me of scenes from TREMORS, but this one was back lit with some soft afternoon light. Fine. Still, I felt the same way I do when I get a present from my mother. I pretend to act excited, and say things like “Oh!…

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Why Are Women DIY Entrepreneurs Called 'Hobbyists'?

Much has been written about the so-called "new domesticity," the surge in interest in things like canning, pickling, cooking, bread-baking, sewing, knitting, and gardening, which — at least if one were to judge by the pages of Etsy.com, the "crafts" category on Pinterest, or the stalls of your local hipster market —… » 5/08/13 1:20pm 5/08/13 1:20pm

How to Make a Belt From Scratch

Welcome back to Friday DIY, where we spend hours making everyday things, because shopping in stores is for quitters. This week's project is a leather belt, and I was lucky enough to be schooled in the art of belt making by a young man named Maximum Cohen. » 4/05/13 4:45pm 4/05/13 4:45pm

Max used a long metal ruler and a box cutter to cut a…

Here Is A Beautiful Cross-Stitch Visualization of How Women Voted In…

Roopa Vasudevan, a graduate student in New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, used cross-stitch to represent women's voting patterns in this year's presidential election. Her work, currently on display in New York, is a series of embroidered panels, one for each of 11 chosen states. In each… » 12/17/12 3:25pm 12/17/12 3:25pm

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Crafty DIY-ers

Got some crafty people on your holiday gift list? Fear not — a present like one of these is bound to please even the pickiest of Do It Yourselfers. (And — self-interested bonus! — it virtually guarantees years of awesome knitted/crocheted/sewn or otherwise home-built gifts for you in turn.) » 11/22/12 4:15pm 11/22/12 4:15pm

A good pair of scissors…

How to Make Your Very Own Delicious Thanksgiving Unturkey

I don't give a shit what anyone says, Thanksgiving is about mashed potatoes. And maybe pumpkin pie, if you're stretching it. But turkey? It takes time, it's easy to screw up, it can be stringy and bone dry, and even the best bird just tastes like...turkey. Which is not always a good thing. Or, you know, you just don't… » 11/21/12 11:15am 11/21/12 11:15am

How to Make Your Very Own Absurd Chanel Hula Hoop Purse

As soon as Karl Lagerfeld showed those ridiculous(ly sublime) hula-hoop bags on the Chanel runway for spring, my colleague Dodai and I knew we had to make one. "It's not up to me to say it is chic," said the always-modest Chanel designer after the show. "I thought it was but I cannot say it myself." Well, Karl, we thought… » 10/05/12 7:00pm 10/05/12 7:00pm

How to Give Yourself A Shabby Chic Antique Manicure

Are you ready for a nail DIY? This project explains how you can layer fabric paint over nail polish to achieve something akin to those "antique" and "distressed" paint effects that are so popular on home-decorating programs. (You know the ones where some hyperactive blonde is always convinced that what this suburban… » 7/13/12 7:15pm 7/13/12 7:15pm

How To Turn Your Dress Ideas Into Reality By Making A Custom Pattern

Or: Quick and Dirty Pattern-Draping for Fun and Profit! If you're even a neophyte home sewer, you've probably dreamed of making clothing from your own customized patterns. Commercial patterns are fantastic in many ways — the sheer variety always makes flipping through a pattern book (or browsing vintage reproductions… » 6/08/12 5:20pm 6/08/12 5:20pm