DIY

05 Jul 2010

Who Needs College? Get Educated on the Cheap in Brooklyn

We’ve all got something we wish we knew more about. No one is perfect, after all; in fact, most of us are deeply flawed human beings who have no idea what we’re talking about. It’s fine to admit it. I’ll even go first! I do not have a college degree

Polina Yamshchikov - Flirt Poor 1
23 Nov 2009

FREE Craft Night at Etsy Labs

A few years ago, “crafting” was probably more widely associated with crazy women hand-painting wooden signs to say “Spoiled Rotten Akita Lives Here” or cross-stitching pillows with pictures of birds hugging crying kittens. But with the rise of DIY culture, crafting has turned into something hipper, with people making cross-stitches

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 0
01 Sep 2009

The Broke Ass Guide to Learning

In an effort to be crafty, I had my grandmother ship her old 1970’s sewing machine that had been gathering dust in her Michigan basement. And you know what it’s doing now? Gathering even more dust as it sits on my desk silently mocking me for even trying. For years

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
26 Aug 2009

D is for Thursday: FREE Dick Dale show and FREE DIY coasters

August 27 is a great day to be a brokeass FREE Dick Dale in store show Dick Dale is a total badass. When I saw him in Portland, he stopped playing when he noticed a seven-year-old boy in the audience not wearing earplugs. He started playing again as soon as

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 2
17 Apr 2009

Make a Fuggin' Remote Control Plane for $100

A few weeks ago I went to Dorkbot and it was AMAZING.  Sometime in between Revenge of the Nerds and now these guys have really improved their social capital.  Must have something to do with computers.  There were three presentations from five dorks, who per event requirements  were “doing strange

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