Nothing beats the exchange of gifts during the holiday season. We are always in search of the perfect gifts for our near and dear ones. So here are a bunch of interesting DIY gift ideas you could try out.
Coasters, Placemats & Hotpads
You can make these with a number of everyday items. They are an ideal gift for almost anybody and can be used at homes or offices as a utility or even as a decorative piece.
A series of six animated short films narrated by actor Ewan Mc Gregor is an indulging visual experience. Design in a Nutshell series is a production of The Open University, a distance learning institution from the UK. The series features videos transporting you from Gothic Revival through Arts and Crafts, Bauhaus, American Industrial Design, Modernism and Post Modernism movements. A superb introduction to thinking of architecture. If you hail from a design background this will surely be a treat, one you’d want to share.
London’s Richmond Bridge a historic vicarage turned into a modern day design marvel sporting bespoke furniture. Owned by a family of six, one of its owners being a designer who refurbished it to suit present day needs. The place is large and equipped with a grand hall, seven sumptuous bedrooms, game rooms and playrooms for kids, a nursery and five bathrooms, TV room, study, an open kitchen plus a naturally lit dining room. The house has a soothing neutral colour palette with touches of dove-grey.