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DIY Tangle-Free Headphones with Embroidery Floss

DIY Tangle-Free Headphones with Embroidery Floss | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
In our post about The Science Behind Earbud Tangles, we showed you that making cords thicker is one of four ways to keep wires from knotting up in your pocket or purse.
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Personalised and tangel free headphone wires

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Museum's ancient board game pieces actually primitive toilet paper

Museum's ancient board game pieces actually primitive toilet paper | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
A museum which kept ancient artefacts on display believing they were early gaming pieces has discovered they were actually used as a primitive form of toilet paper.

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The QI Elves's comment, January 23, 2013 6:24 AM
Though they may not be... http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e8287/rr/626408
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Crystal mushrooms for your garden

Crystal mushrooms for your garden | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

Yard sale finds: cheap florist vases, bowls and light fixtures and waterproof liquid silicone as a glue makes crystal mushrooms for your garden.

 

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It's not often you see an original idea, but I think this is one.

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Rockytopsis's comment, December 14, 2012 6:34 AM
Nice!
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Homebuilding Is Booming, But Skilled Workers Are Scarce : NPR

Homebuilding Is Booming, But Skilled Workers Are Scarce : NPR | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
More than 2 million construction jobs disappeared during the economic downturn. But now that there are indications the sector is rebounding, the industry is actually experiencing a labor shortage in many parts of the country.
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Builder's Risk Education Training Video Released for Contractors

Press Release issued Jan 2, 2013: Free training videos for general contractors needing specialized builder's risk insurance coverage announced today by leading insurance agency to the construction industry.
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Doors - Windows - Streets

Doors - Windows - Streets | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
Unusual 1,000 Door Building,South Korea | Most Beautiful Pages (Unusual 1,000 Door Building,South Korea | Most Beautiful Pages http://t.co/xvHjCb4a)
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Twitter / JordVick: No ones been in my garden its ...

No ones been in my garden its all virgin snow http://t.co/2j1MtJra
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How DIY Projects Are Always Top Of People New Years Resolution

How DIY Projects Are Always Top Of People New Years Resolution | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
When you want to accomplish a great project, you cannot wait for time to elapse before you start working on it. (How DIY Projects Are Always Top Of People New Years Resolution: The article talks about how many people make com...
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DIY Paint Brush Holder Keeps Brushes Properly Wet or Dry

DIY Paint Brush Holder Keeps Brushes Properly Wet or Dry | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
If you paint fine art, crafts, or just walls you know the importance of keeping your brushes wet while covered in paint.
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Great idea

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Get Organized in 30 Days | Home Made Simple

Get Organized in 30 Days | Home Made Simple | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
Your month-long plan to a clean, decluttered home. (Organize your home in 30 days! http://t.co/BdQ2tsVE #tips #diy #home #decorate #organize)
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We all need organising don't we?

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Creative cooperation

Creative cooperation | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

A very unique and stylish re-creation. 

 

"In these challenging economic times, communities and people everywhere are being encouraged to share, to offer up their own particular resources and strengths, to sacrifice an old way of being or seeing to meet a more current need. And I'm betting the more successful communities work that way because they have a unique quality, a sort of shared quirkiness -- and an acceptance of that -- a sense of pride in who they are and what they have accomplished together, and a willingness to approach their challenges creatively, and together." -Diane Walker

 

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Brad Warren's comment, January 28, 2013 5:10 PM
I need that for my email
Neusa Leandro De Morais Maeda's comment, March 9, 2013 1:33 PM
so beautiful
Neusa Leandro De Morais Maeda's comment, March 9, 2013 1:33 PM
so beautiful
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Cultural festivities come to an end - The Nation

Cultural festivities come to an end - The Nation | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
The Nation Cultural festivities come to an end The Nation The other features included exhibition of cultural heritage, art & craft bazaar, folkloric song and dance performances, traditional floats representing all federating units, installation of...
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5 DIY uses for old doors - Fox News

5 DIY uses for old doors - Fox News | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
5 DIY uses for old doors
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An old door is do-it-yourself gold. I never, ever advocate for holding onto stuff "just in case you might use it one day", except in the case of old doors.
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Recycling, upcycling and Do it Yourself are all going to be big in 2013.

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Stools in the garden

Stools in the garden | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

Create outdoor stools from tree trunks then paint them with glow paint - instant party lights!


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Great idea for outdoor interest

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Renata Jelito's curator insight, January 27, 2013 12:41 PM

These are just such a fun addition with very liitle effort to any garden, check this out. 

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Kleurrijke toevoeging aan een donkere tuin

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Review of the Fujifilm X-E1 | Martin Doppelbauer

Review of the Fujifilm X-E1 | Martin Doppelbauer | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

Since many years I am using digital full frame Canon cameras. Starting with the EOS 5D I have now switched to the Mark III. I am not always able or willing to carry the heavy equipment and for such cases I have a second, lighter system. That used to be a Panasonic Lumix G1, which I replaced by a Fuji X-E1 and the 18-55 mm 1:2.8-4 zoom lens at the end of 2012. After several weeks with the Fuji I am still excited by the X-E1. Further down you will find a number of photographs that demonstrate the potential of this camera. But there are not only positive things to report: The X-E1 does have its quirks and I they will also be reported here.....

 

- Compared to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III -

 

The images of the X-E1 are of such a high quality that a comparison with the full-frame EOS 5D Mark III seemed reasonable. Both cameras were tested together with their "kit zoom lenses", the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 on the X-E1 and the 24-105 L f/4 on the Canon.

I have shot hundreds of images in various tests with all ISO and aperture settings. Landscape shots were represented as well as close-ups and photos of test images to determine resolution and moire. Some of the images are available for download in full resolution high quality JPG. You can find the download links at the end of my report.

For fair comparison the settings of both camera systems should be largely identical. This affects focal length, depth of field and exposure (ISO and shutter speed). Due to the different sensor sizes and Fuji's exaggerated ISO numbers the matter is not so easy.

Focal length and depth of field (aperture) is converted to the crop factor, i.e. with 1.5. For example, a focal length of 23.3 mm on the X-E1 corresponds to the popular 35 mm on a full frame sensor. An aperture of f/5.6 on the Fuji gives a similar depth of field as f/8 at the Canon. I have always reduced the ISO values by 2/3rd steps on the EOS 5D Mark III.

All images were shot in RAW format and developed with Capture One 7.0.2. In some of the X-E1's pictures the white balance was adjusted according to the EOS 5D, which I generally found slightly more accurate. All other parameters of the RAW software were left at their default values, which is particularly important when comparing noise performance.

The first series is a landscape shot with 35 mm focal length (full format). I used f/11 on both cameras in order to achieve optimal image quality. ISO levels were varied. All shots were taken with self-timer from a tripod. The image stabilizer was turned off. Below is a series of 100% crops from ISO 200 to ISO 6400.....


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Holger Feroudj's comment, January 23, 2013 7:30 AM
Fantastic review, especially regarding. The negative aspects of the camera! Haven't read some things here anywhere else before, especially regarding how a camera without an anti-alias filter has no advantage at all over one with a filter. Also, I wasn't aware that the X-E1 does show all these rainbow artifacts in fine structures - don't like it! :(
EvilTeddie's comment, January 25, 2013 3:53 PM
Well, that's the author's opinion. I have a Fuji X-Pro1 and XE-1 and all the primes + 2 Zeiss primes from Contax G AND I have a Canon 5D MK3 and the 3 sharpest lenses currently available for it and I can assure you that the Fuji is BETTER.
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Create ROSES from LEAVES

Create ROSES from LEAVES | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

How many of these will you make for your indoor display?

 

Follow the photo-link to find many more ideas from (and for) your garden.


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Do it Yourself - How to Make a Spoon

For more tips on making spoons, go to spoons.com! Thanks for the view! (Do it Yourself - How to Make a Spoon: http://t.co/7T3e7QkP via @youtube)
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Rents in London over twice as much as those in the North East

Rents in London over twice as much as those in the North East | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
Their figures suggest that the average cost of renting a home in London increased by 6.9 per cent compared to the same period last year to £1,212 per month.
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Photos taken almost 40 years apart show how London's streets have changed - Telegraph

Photos taken almost 40 years apart show how London's streets have changed - Telegraph | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
A collection of photographs taken almost 40 years apart show how London's streets have changed. In 1973, civil servant John Hutchinson photographed areas in London which were under threat of redevelopment.
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This is fascinating - which do you prefer the 'before' or after?

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Twitter / SophieClark95: Love my garden x http://t.co/kBhVj4oc

Love my garden x http://t.co/kBhVj4oc
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Nice to see someone proud of their garden - so pretty in the snow

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diy solutions

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Pearltrees lets you collect, organize and share everything you like. (How-To plastic bottle green house build guide !
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Great upcycling idea

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Twitter / michwells: From drab to "fab" - a recent ...

From drab to "fab" - a recent DIY project completed for my home office #diy #paint http://t.co/vlY9Za5l
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Great easy to do makeover

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How to make stepping stones -

How to make stepping stones - | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

- by using a non-stick cake pan!

To read instructions and create your own stepping stones, click on the photo-link.


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oliviersc's comment, December 13, 2012 11:38 AM
This one in my blogs Revue latter to night (http://blogoliviersc.org/) in French...
Mary Barrett Simpson's comment, February 18, 2013 4:19 PM
Love this!!!
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Atelier Decor: *petites chambres*

Atelier Decor: *petites chambres* | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it

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Fun storage for children's rooms - they can help make them

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Build this DIY Ring Light for Your Smartphone and Take Better Photos on the Go - Lifehacker

Build this DIY Ring Light for Your Smartphone and Take Better Photos on the Go - Lifehacker | Home Improvement and DIY | Scoop.it
Build this DIY Ring Light for Your Smartphone and Take Better Photos on the Go Lifehacker Build this DIY Ring Light for Your Smartphone and Take Better Photos On the Go A ring light is one of the best investments you can make if you want to take...
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