Brainstorm & Design Team Session #4 – “What if I-280 Came Down” Workshop. What kind of neighborhood do we want Mission Bay and Mission Creek to be? How can the designs and elements we choose today change the trajectory of future development of the area? How can we avoid cookie-cutter, formula retail, bland development without a story, without a history and without a place? Only one more week until our final presentation is due! 

Knotting string plant holder made from recyclables – new DIY is live here! Remember, I can’t condone it unless you use a recycled glass jar or plastic container….the US has the highest rate of packaging waste in the world, so get cracking!

If you have a patio, deck, or backyard, you have a leg up on my tiny San Francisco apartment. That also means you can make a set of these cool recycled tin can votive lanterns for your next BBQ or party! I made them, but haven’t actually used them yet – just waiting for my indoor/outdoor garden party lifestyle to start! In the meantime, why don’t you make some? Check out my recent DIY post to see how. 


More soon on the above projects…

  • Shibori dyeing (moderate success)
  • Custom ottoman (aesthetic success; functional failure)
  • Masking tape chevron canvas floormat (creation problematic; functional success)
  • Various paper ornaments (success; failure to upload DIYs in time for Christmas!)
  • Red hot coffee table with lobster stencil (in progress)

The girls at honestlywtf! have some really fun DIY jewelry and clothing ideas – if you’re sitting around in your backyard this weekend I highly recommend crafting yourself something while you listen to This American Life or something. Or perhaps drinking a homebrew. Check out their wrap bracelet instructional here, and also, you could knit some bunny nuggets like I’m doing this weekend – Dangercraft has an instructional on those too! 

P.S. Boldface Brewing is taking babysteps! Jonathan is currently testing mini batches of coffee stout with different SF roasteries!