Check out Shelters, Shacks and Shanties, a Gutenberg free e-book, originally written and illustrated in 1920 by D.C. Beard.
It has 338 pen and ink drawings, along with instructions for a wide range of shelters, from the simplest and most basic — structures built with nothing but a hatchet — to gradually more elaborate constructions using an axe. It’s addressed to “boys of all ages” and is of special interest to homesteaders or anyone else thinking about putting a simple roof overhead.
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A great way to recycle glass bottles and instructions on how to make this here
The Thread Wrapping Machine is a -quick and easy- lo-fi tool to join different types of material with only a glue-coated thread. An invention by Swedish-Chilean product designer Anton Alvarez created for his final year degree show at Royal College of Art.
Photos by Paul Plews
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Most of the times painting parquet flooring is criminal, but this is soo cool!
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A drawing machine that consists of an oak cotton reel, peg, felt tip pen, rubber band and a small bit of wax. Buy from London design brand All Lovely Stuff (here).
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Concept for a window-mounted herb garden (prototype) by French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet, for the Parisian design contest “Jardin Jardin”.