DIY Cat Magnets


When I stumbled upon a package of 12 mini cats on Amazon, they were in my cart before you could say, “Who would order a bunch of miniature plastic cats?” I figured that when it came to mini cats, one should buy first and think later. It only took a minute of having these beauties in my possession to come up with a project. After years of keeping all my photos online only, I’ve been on a kick of printing out photos and sticking them to my refrigerator. I decided that these mini cats would make the perfect magnets. It’s my favorite kind of project — super simple and cat inspired. (Oh and if you’d like to do this with dogs, I’ve got you covered right here.) — Amy Azzarito

Photographs by Maxwell Tielman

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Table Lamp OOO by Vasiliy Butenko

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Ukrainian designer Vasiliy Butenko set out to challenge himself by creating a table lamp under these strict guidelines: use few parts, easy assembly, and optimum functionality. He achieved all that and then some with Table Lamp “OOO”.

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Inspired by modern design from the 1920s, where creating simple design can oftentimes require complicated structure, he wanted to look at things in a different way. Using a 1mm thick plate for the top part of the lamp and 3mm thick plate for the base, that are then connected by a tube, the lamp’s only other parts are two magnets, a screw, and a lightbulb.

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The bright yellow lamp swivels with the help of two powerful neodymium magnets. Level the top circular disc flat for the light to resemble a table and give you a night-light type feel.

Table Lamp OOO by Vasiliy Butenko in home furnishings Category

Angle the disc slightly and it’s perfect for working at a desk or reading.

Table Lamp OOO by Vasiliy Butenko in home furnishings Category

Or aim it vertically for a decorative look.

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The light comes out from underneath the top disc, so adjust the direction as you see fit.

Table Lamp OOO by Vasiliy Butenko in home furnishings Category

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Make Your Own Stool with TheStooler by Andreu Carulla Studio

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TheStooler by Andreu Carulla Studio allows you to reuse just about any object and turn it into a stool.

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Consisting of four wooden legs with some adjustable ratchet buckles, you can create a comfortable place to sit with old newspapers, clothes, stuffed animals, a tree stump, a crate, just about whatever you can imagine…

Make Your Own Stool with TheStooler by Andreu Carulla Studio in home furnishings Category

Make Your Own Stool with TheStooler by Andreu Carulla Studio in home furnishings Category

Make Your Own Stool with TheStooler by Andreu Carulla Studio in home furnishings Category

Make Your Own Stool with TheStooler by Andreu Carulla Studio in home furnishings Category

TheStooler will be exhibited at the Temporary Museum for New Design of SuperStudio during the this year’s Salone in Milan.

What would you use to make a stool?


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PANON Dairy

Designed by Peter Gregson | Country: Serbia

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Books: Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs

Rock the Shack takes us to the places we long for. For the first time in the history of humankind, more people live in cities than in the country. Yet, at the same time, more and more city dwellers are yearning for rural farms, mountain cabins, or seaside homes. These kinds of refuges offer modern men and women a promise of what urban centers usually cannot provide: quiet, relaxation, being out of reach, getting back to basics, feeling human again.

Rock the Shack is a survey of such contemporary refuges from around the world–from basic to luxury. The book features a compelling range of sparingly to intricately furnished cabins, cottages, second homes, tree houses, transformations, shelters, and cocoons. The look of the included structures from the outside is just as important as the view from inside. What these diverse projects have in common is an exceptional spirit that melds the uniqueness of a geographic location with the individual character of the building’s owner and architect.

Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs, Editors: S. Ehmann, S. Borges, 24 x 30 cm, 240 pages, full color, hardcover, English, ISBN: 978-3-89955-466-3, Published by gestalten
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Core77 Design Awards on Fab This Weekend Only!

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The Core77 Design Awards‘ mandate is to push the boundaries and reach of the design professions so it is a natural that we are teaming up this Weekend with Internet phenomenon Fab to put the word out to their broad, design-savvy audience. Check it out here!

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Mount Your Maker by Stephan Alexander: An artistic pop of candy paint brings life to an otherwise macabre trophy

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When we last caught up with Portland-based artist and designer Stephan Alexander, he had just put the finishing touches on a stunning SS11 collection for Sticks & Stones accessories—a label he co-founded in 2009. While time hasn’t changed his role as the brand’s creative director, Alexander has recently begun…

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Proof Eyewear: Upcycled skateboards and plant-based acetate in a range of shades and RX glasses

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As part of a movement in eyewear design to use sustainable materials, or at the very least adopt a certain rustic aesthetic, we have come across several creative ways to incorporate wood into glasses and sunglasses. While Shwood is the most recognizable name in the category, and Brooklyn Spectacles…

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