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Free Printables; Grown-Up Colouring Pages

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You know you want free colouring in pages.  So hip, so arty, so damn procrastinnovative (a word I just innovented). Trendy as hell right now, grown-up colouring books are everyone's new favourite way of not freaking the shit out. According to The New York Times, Buzzfeed and the like, a good hard doodle is the only way to dodge-anxiety for fall 2015. I can attest. My sister bought me a mindfulness colouring book for my birthday (it rocks) which I keep next to my computer; the monitor hasn't been smacked since. So, yeah. I made you some. Using Unsplash's awesome archive of free pics, Snorpey's image Triangulator and a reserve of Photoshop patience I didn't know I contained, I created these low-poly pages for your printing and colouring pleasure. Here are the three originals, from the mighty Unsplash; Continue Reading
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Middle Class Ganster; Rap Lyrics Transformed Into Pretty Artworks.

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Yep, I'll have a few of these, please. I'm the type of person who likes their Cypress Hill with a nice pot of tea and maybe some macarons, so these rap lyrics -  prettified into tasteful posters - are just my cup of tizzle (did I use it right? Wrong decade?). Canadian (obvs) Etsyers Paperchat make fine use of the typography trend with these ghetto lovelies. Check out their store for more music and movie-inspired art prints.

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Beyond the Sill; Turn your Window into a Stylish Garden

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Kickstarter, one of my favourite places to waste time these days, can throw up many a surprising, terrifying and face-slappingly worrying idea from would-be entrepreneurs. Often though, you'll find a little invention that is close enough to what already exists to make you wonder if some mad scientist hasn't already light-bulbed it and clever enough to be demand support and encouragement because it turns out, smarty pants, that it's the first of its kind. Window Pods are one of those inventions. Interior designers are going nuts for all things indoor gardening of late but add some super-hip vertical gardening to the mix and you've got an Elle Decor wet-dream. Window pods indoor garden hack vertical garden ideas creative Create by California-based green finger Ben Shope, the Window Pods are a clever solution for those of you who don't have the space or light for plant pots. Using a suction pad, the pods stick to the window (let there be light) without taking up any valuable real-estate on your window sill. Having already raised his financial goal, there's still a month left to back Ben and get on his good side before he turns into the Bill Gates of shrubbery. So far, no word on shipping outside of the U.S. but with the pods coming in at $39 for three (including herbs seeds), you can probably offer some kind of bribe.Visit www.windowpods.org for more.

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The Foldin’ Days; 10 Papercraft DIYs That Are Way Better Than The Crap You Made As A Kid.

paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl tpography camera flowers In my day, a plastic scissors and a piece of paper was a month spent off the streets. Sure, it kills me that spoilt little snots have way better toys than I did (the closest I came to a computer before the age of 15 was a plastic cash register that never asked for weird pictures of me), but way really cuts me up is that the internet has made the toys of yore way better. I had, for example, all the necessary supplies to make all of the super cool crafts below, but  I didn't have the imagination or access to those who did. Sure, I'm probably better off for not having had access to grown ups who make kids' treats, but now that I'm an adult, I'm the one who's going to be taking advantage. I made this subject matter way darker than it needed to be. Sorry. Just enjoy these super-wacky-crazy papercraft tutorials and pretend like I'm normal.

Custom made paper people. Papercraft fiverr diy gift ideas funny clever geeky stylish tutorialThis isn't a freebie but for a measly $5 you can have a ready-to-assemble paper-person of yourself. Aaah, Fiverr. You know what this means, right? make paper-persons out of all those people you have arguements in your head with and live out all the awesome comebacks that never were. Or give one as a gift to someone you love. That would be nice too. Visit the imaginatively named Dani7770's Fiverr gig to get yours for €4.

Paper letter animals. Papercraft  diy gift ideas funny clever geeky stylish tutorial zebra papercraft All those days spent learning the alphabet and never once did I think to make a zebra Z. This changes now. Follow the link for a whole alphabet of letters (including a ninja N that I'm thinking of whipping up). Just print off the templates and get folding. Visit Digit Prop for this and loads more super cool papercraft tutorials.

DIY Paper Taxidermy paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment The clever folks over at Paper Wolf have come up with a way to save on animals and postage; self-assembly papercraft animal heads. You buy the pre-cut cardboard pieces and put it together yourself, basking in the glow of your cleverness. There are many other paper beasts on sale...including a unicorn. Visit Paper Wolfs Shop, paper heads come in at around €42.

Paper Skull with articulated jaw. paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull Paper skull....With. Articulated. Jaw...Need I say more? Get the free tutorial at Skull A Day.

Paper pinwheels. paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels I possibly did make paper pinwheels but I never made pretty displays out of them like this. My dream is to have a wall of Shady and the Lamp's Tweed Pinwheels, until then I might just think about considering maybe making these. Maybe. Get the tutorial for paper pinwheels from Petit PouLou

Paper geoball bowls paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl If I had bowls like this all over the apartment, it would be pristine. Basically, it's these little bowls' fault that I can never find my keys. Get your life together with the (Finnish) tutorial from Tuulahdus

Paper craft alphabet wall art paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl Another example of how terribly unstylish my alphabet-learning days were. If only my stupid teachers had Pinterest. Get the tutorial for the awesomest alphabet from Weekday Carnival

Working paper camera paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl tpography camera Okay, so you need a few other components, but this is a functioning film camera made from paper. Practical? No. But such a cool idea for weddings. Get the tutorial for the paper camera from Wonder How To's inspiring Paper Craft section.

Papercraft flowers. paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl tpography camera flowers Who needs s man who brings fresh flowers every Saturday morning with the papers and a croissant when you can make your...paper flowers? These are all kinds of gorgeous though and when Spring hits and the Winter blues lift, spending an hour making flowers for yourself will feel like a much more positive endeavour. Get the tutorial from 100 Layer Cake.

Political paper pigs. paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl tpography camera flowers These aren't just cute little paper pigs. No, no, that would be childish. These are political paper pigs. You can dowload the template for free but the politico who created these is hoping for a donation to his cause. I didn't really pick up on what the cause is, I was too busy looking at the cutesy-wootsy piggies. Get the tutorial from Toxic Paper Factory.

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In case of emergency, compliment.

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There's little in the world as wonderful as a compliment. Empty, backhanded or even genuine, they all work for me. Which is why I've bookmarked Emergency Compliment, an ingenious website that spits out some good old fashioned ego-boosting flattery for those moments when everybody sucks. Better yet, you can even buy the one that works for you as an art print. If Google Glasses develop a function that allows me to scroll through compliments from people when I meet them, I'm in. But only then. In the meantime, check out Emergency Compliment's Society6 shop to get your oh-my-I'm-so-flattered on.

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Artful Dodger; How to Make Your Own Wall Art Without Big Spends (or skills).

A Francis Bacon painting sold recently for €50-million. It was not, despite the rumours, one of my latest acquisitions. While art prints are something I'm reasonably willing to splurge on, I've moved apartments recently and my bare walls are not nearly as whingey as my bare bank account. As soon as my cash-flow problems are rectified, I'll find whoever bought that Francis Bacon and outbid the shit out of them. Until then, I'm going to have to do it my bloody self. Ranging from mind-blowingly easy to very mildly taxing, here's my pick of some none-too-spendy wall art tutorials even a lazy, lazy blogger like I might manage.

1. Cut out lyric art. DIY Lyric wall art DIY If you've got a sharp knife, a piece of paper and waaaaaay more patience than I, this DIY couldn't be easier. The only real task is figuring what lyrics to use. Personally, I'd go for Three 6 Mafia's Ass and Titties because it's my boyfriend and my song. For a less romantic option, anything from Rammstein. Get the tutorial from How About Orange.

2. Nerdy postcard wall art. Postcard wall art DIY BOOK penguin Why read books when you can hang them on the wall? Wait, that's not right. Why hang books when you can read them on your wall. Nope. Whatever, don't nail things you might need to your wall. Though Penguin books are truly delicious to look at, they are also pretty damn tasty to read, so make like this clever blogger and use postcards mounted on varying sizes of foam to create this lovely wall art. Get the tutorial from How About Orange.

3. Typography art with Hubble imagery. DIY space wall art love you to the moon hubble As Shakespeare once said, "Space, the final frontier". If you're too pecious to get your hands dirty and want to force your computer to make your art, then this could be the one for you. Using images from taken by NASA's Hubble Telescope (oh, the joyous nerdiness) and some Photoshoppery, you can create a pretty awesome piece of art. Get the tutorial from My Cakies.

4. DIY sketched photo wall art. DIY wall art drawing sketch tutorial This is not a Photoshopped photo of a cranky baby, it's a drawing. By breaking down the drawing steps to tiny degrees, the poster is drawn by hand. Now, I'm not saying this is an easy one but if you're baby can give bitch face at such a young age, it deserves it's own hand-drawn portrait. That's just good parenting. Get the surprisingly do-able tutorial from Poppy Talk.

5. Typography art with Bob Ross imagery. Typography art tutorial DIY Okay, so this isn't a real Bob Ross cruelly defaced by hipster bloggers. No one is that hip. But if you possess one of those slightly cheesy, slightly wonderful landscape drawings and don't have the heart to dump it, why not upgrade it? A little patience with the sharp knife (ugh, again!) and some diligent placement and you've got this rad typography art print. Mine's going to say something like, "A happy little cloud". Because Bob Ross is a goddam legend.

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Getting the Spinners; Oversized Pinwheel Wall Art

Tweed oversized pinwheels wall art witty whimisical fun The Style It sabbatical has come to an end. Normal sporadic posting will commence....now. I won't bore you with the details of my recent laziness but I will bore you with a little sentimentality; it's been a year since my sister and I started this motley blog and while Sarah has since left for greener pastures, her spirit is still here, (I can't get it out of the carpets.) So, it seems fitting to celebrate the anniversary with an update on Sarah and her new adventures with her shop Shady and the Lamp. The blogger becomes the blogee. Not content with designing and hand-making the lamp shades for uber-celebrity chef Marco Pierre White's new Dublin eaterie, winning all kinds of hardware and fist-bumps for her exhibition at the Ideal Home Show and generally nailing her first year in business like a goddam legend, now she's gone and designed some of the loveliest wall art I've ever had the pleasure to get a discount on (I'm getting a discount, right?). Three words: Oversized. Tweed. Pinwheels. I know. With the largest one (€57) clocking up 14" these are sizeable enough to make an impact on their own, although I'm getting at least three to line up and float along a bare wall (I am getting three, right?).  Check out Shady and the Lamp's Etsy store and the Facebook page for the (stunning) bricks and mortar store and tell her Niamh misses her, even though she's a butt-munch.

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F*ck Yeah It’s Irish; Damn Fine Dublin Prints

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Damn Fine Print is a Dublin based community print studio that deliver exactly what their name claims. Acting as a hothouse for designers and illustrators, DFP aims to offer rental space and access to expensive printing equipment for Dublin's up-and-coming print art movement while producing some damn brilliant art in the process. With exciting plans in the pipeline, the fledgling company is currently offering bespoke prints as well as a selection from the country's most promising artists. I'm getting all misty eyed looking through their selection of prints inspired by Dublin, some of which have already sold out. Fair warning.

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P-p-pick Up A Penguin; Stylish Book Love Art Prints

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A little bit of book love feeds the soul and these clever art prints from Degree are inspired by our ravenous paperback consumption. "We wade through them on beaches, we devour them on picnics, we go forth with them on the road," or so the blurb goes. Using a vintage suitcase, beach towel and picnic blanket as the settings, these prints evoke classic paperbacks without infringing and that oh so litigious little penguin. The ingenious execution, bang-on tones and lack of text make these the perfect print for book lovers and dodgers alike. Is anyone else hungry? Available from Degree for €35.

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Arts and Recreation; Ron Swanson-Worthy Prints.

If the words 'You had me at meat tornado' mean anything to then you are either living near a Big Head Joe's (luckyyyyy) or you're well versed in all things Ron Swanson. The clever Canadians at Paper Chat are certainly the latter if their rather beautiful Parks and Recreation typography prints are anything to go by. Paying stylish tribute to some of the most brilliant P&R quotes, Paper Chat are worthy of a Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt handshake. Take that Eagleton. Check out Paper Chat's store for more P&R, 30 Rock, The Office and Seinfeld inspired posters (€18.50). Now if you'll excuse me, there's a hot, spinning cone of meat in that Greek restaurant next door.

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