Alfie Templeman: Like an Animal

Its chemistry doesn’t just come from the fact that UK teen Alfie Templeman plays every instrument on “Like an Animal” (and all the other tracks on his just released, debut EP of the same name); it’s that the singer’s voice carries such soul. Templeman assembled the EP in his bedroom amidst school and a job in construction. There’s an honesty to its presentation—and the wisdom …

A DIY Smart-Home Built with Smartians

Triggers, hubs and trinkets to build your own smart-home

Thus far, the terms “smart-home” and DIY haven’t been synonymous.  Consumers are able to purchase products that make mundane tasks around the house a bit easier, but the process of bringing a home into the 21st century is generally costly and pre-designed. However, Smartians, from Amsterdam-based FROLIC Studio, is a set of motorized knobs and switches meant for making the most of offline products you …

We Are Knitters’ All-in-One Kits

Make DIY sweaters and beanies easily, even if you're a beginner

Whether you find knitting meditative or enjoy the rebellious act of slow handmade fashion, the season is here for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Design-forward kit-making companies like Kitterly and Wool and the Gang (plus print magazines like Knit Wit) already make it easier than ever to get excited to purl, but another name in the knitting kit world, We Are Knitters has …

Print All Over Me Launches ‘Endowment for Extraordinary Design’

Artists and designers, get up to $2000 worth of PAOM credit

Since its incarnation, DIY platform Print All Over Me (PAOM) has been bringing the wildest ideas to life—design the bucket hat or neoprene trench of your fancy, no fashion degree or bulk order required. Not only do they do host collaborations with designers like Annie Larson (the above lookbook photos, another example, are from a collection made with Tumblr for New York Fashion Week), much …

A Wilder Life

Print magazine Wilder Quarterly guides readers back to nature in their first book

Since launching in 2011, Wilder Quarterly has been rousing genuine excitement about growing and gardening in people who typically encounter more software bugs than the natural kind. Nearly five years later, the print magazine (now on a bi-annual publishing schedule and dropping the “Quarterly” from its name) has put together its first book, “A Wilder Life.” It’s a beautiful guide that doesn’t overwhelm or bore, …