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DIY: Rustic Polymer Clay Earrings Tutorial

DIY: Rustic Polymer Clay Earrings Tutorial

What’s better than making Rustic Polymer Clay Earrings to get you in the mood for warmer days? Spring is officially two months away! I love that this tutorial can be done with a lot of items you find around the house. I’m trying to be eco-friendly over here. Most of the time anyway. Keep reading for the tutorial. Check out my other DIY projects here. Supplies oven-bake clay – one 2 oz. pack (I used Sculpey III® Glitter in Turquoise) jewelry…

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DIY: Wristlet Key Fob / Wristband Keychain

DIY: Wristlet Key Fob / Wristband Keychain

This DIY fabric wristlet key fob is the perfect project for small fabric scraps. Let this very easy project cure your winter cabin fever. Keep reading for the tutorial. Check out my other DIY projects here. Supplies fabric – one 14.25 x 3.5″ (36.195 x 8.89 cm) rectangle sewing machine scissors iron keyring – approx. 1″/ 2.54 cm ruler -12″ / 30.48 cm or longer Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 Step 1: Prep Your Fabric My mother once said…

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Electric Vehicles Designed for Adventure: Rivian

Electric Vehicles Designed for Adventure: Rivian

Preserving the natural world. Forever! That’s Rivian’s goal with their electric vehicles. There are more and more electric vehicles coming out. Some companies, such as Tesla are only selling electric cars. Others are from well-known car manufacturers like GM. But no one is making electrical vehicles built for adventure like Rivian. And just look at the design. They’re so futuristic-looking. They offer two vehicles. There’s the R1T that’s an all electric five-passenger pickup. There’s also the R1S, an electric SUV….

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Microhaus is the Hi-Tech Tiny Home of the Future

Microhaus is the Hi-Tech Tiny Home of the Future

Haus.Me stepped into the future when creating their hi-tech tiny home the Microhaus. We talked about a different tiny home on the blog a few months back. Today it’s all about the sleek and modern design that’s portable and also sustainable. One of the things about Microhaus that stands out to me is their choice of high-quality materials. They use natural wood and fabric throughout the home. It looks like you’re inside a yacht! Everything is designed in Europe and…

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5 High Impact Interior Design Updates

5 High Impact Interior Design Updates

Boring home? You need to incorporate high impact Interior Design. You don’t need a million dollars to have a nice home. We’re not going to take down walls. However, once you make these updates you’ll feel like you did a complete renovation! Paint Paint transforms any room. It’s so simple, yet so many people shy away from color. Do you have to choose a bold high impact color? No. Look at the top photo. It’s subtle but it still makes…

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Graphic Design Inspiration-Top 5 Best Websites

Graphic Design Inspiration-Top 5 Best Websites

Searching for Graphic Design inspiration? The shear volume of design sites is mind boggling. It’s also very overwhelming. Keep reading for just a few sites I recommend. These are perfect for when you have an important project and feel unmotivated and uninspired. Save this post to keep it handy. The Inspiration Grid Looking for “the best compositions combining typography, graphic elements, and page layout techniques”? Look no further. Search for Vehicle Design and other topics a lot of Graphic Design…

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Boom Supersonic – The Future of Flying is Back!

Boom Supersonic – The Future of Flying is Back!

Remember the Concorde? Fly from NYC to London in about 4 hours! It seemed like a dream. That dream ended. It was expensive, noisy and awful for the environment; there were just too many issues. But now there’s a whole new supersonic plane coming out. This is all in the works for Boom Supersonic. This company is working to make super fast airplane travel affordable, sustainable and convenient. Crazy right!? Overture Overture, their flagship commercial aircraft aims to make supersonic…

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Sewing Supplies for Beginners: Ultimate Guide

Sewing Supplies for Beginners: Ultimate Guide

What basic sewing supplies will get you started? Here on Passport by Design there are so many DIY tutorials for small projects you can make on your sewing machine. What if you’re just getting into sewing with a machine and you want to know what to purchase. There are so many sewing products. It can be overwhelming. Let’s get started! 1. Sewing Machine This is the most important part of your sewing supplies. When it came to choosing my machine…

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Fill a Shape with a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Fill a Shape with a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Fill a shape with a photo in Adobe Photoshop. Maybe you’ll choose a dreamy sunset or beautiful ocean waters. It’s all up to you. There are a few ways to achieve this. Keep reading for one I like to use. Step 1: Choose Your Shape and Fill Images Start with two Images. One will become the shape and the second will be the image within the shape. First select the image that will be inside the shape. Start with that…

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IKEA Tiny Homes! The IKEA® Tiny Home Project

IKEA Tiny Homes! The IKEA® Tiny Home Project

IKEA® Tiny homes! Tiny homes are not a brand new trend. First you think of lofts where you can’t stand up. Then, where do you store all your clothes? But there is some big news in the world of these mini houses! ESCAPE Homes and IKEA® have partnered to design and build a tiny home! Yes, the master tiny home builder and your favorite do-it-yourself Scandinavian brand. It’s all part of the The IKEA® Tiny Home Project. ESCAPE has been…

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