Credit Crunch DIY

Consumer empowerment reaches new levels

Implications - Once confined to a limited number of industries, organizations everywhere are extolling the virtues of Do-It-Yourself products. Benefits go both ways - consumers have the control and customization they crave, and manufacturers save on assembly costs. Tighter wallets also drive the DIY craze.
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DIY Ghost Photography - Scare your Friends, Be Awesome
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Average 20,955 Clicks Pub: Jul 13, 08
DIY Ghost Photography
Scare your Friends, Be Awesome
This ghastly and fun photo trick ranks as one of my favorite galleries ever. In short, these pictures show how to make a DIY ghost to scare your friends and strangers... (why the heck not?) The concept… [More]
DIY Custom Flip-Flops - Switchflops
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Mild 75,227 Clicks Pub: Jul 21, 08
DIY Custom Flip-Flops
Switchflops
Flip-flop sandals are clearly a summer staple, and since you wear them just about every day, why not change it up a bit with customizable Switchflops? Switchflops let you change up the style of your… [More]
DIY Sneaker Designs - Sneakart Personalized Skins
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Mild 20,032 Clicks Pub: Sep 14, 08
DIY Sneaker Designs
Sneakart Personalized Skins
Sneakart just made the world of personalized sneakers a whole lot cooler. Sneakart creates thin 100% PVC-free graphic films, or 'Sneakskins', that you can then apply to your own shoes. The skins are both… [More]
Flat-Pack Funerals - DIY IKEA Coffins
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Average 55,827 Clicks Pub: Sep 12, 08
Flat-Pack Funerals
DIY IKEA Coffins
It was only a matter of time before IKEA ventured into coffins. Artist Joe Scanlan has created simple coffins for $15,000--or a book for $27.50 that tells you how to make your own coffin from IKEA parts… [More]
DIY Activism - Caution Tape For Social Commentary
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Mild 6,023 Clicks Pub: Aug 21, 08
DIY Activism
Caution Tape For Social Commentary
“Don’t worry, everything is ok. There’s no need to act. Nothing needs to change. Please, just go about your business.” This is the ironic suggestion implied by this roll of bright yellow, caution-style… [More]
DIY Custom Cookbooks - Inkubook.com
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Untested 7,974 Clicks Pub: Sep 10, 08
DIY Custom Cookbooks
Inkubook.com
Have you ever wanted your own custom cookbook to commemorate your family’s coveted recipes? InkUBook lets you design your own cookbook online, then binds and prints it for you. Their simple layouts make… [More]
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