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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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Jul 08 — Sep 08
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Featured Examples

DIY Ghost Photography
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
DIY Custom Flip-Flops
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
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
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
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
DIY Custom Cookbooks
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
DIY Modular Living Room Terrain
DIY Modular Living Room Terrain
The Mountain Sofa
This Monte Bello mountain sofa system will certainly add a little mystery and visual interest to your living room. The modular design of the Monte Bello sofa is highly customizable and lets you add extra… MORE
DIY Music Remixes
DIY Music Remixes
Musinaut Customizable MXP4s
Imagine being able to create your own music remix of songs you have in your playlist--adding harmony, supplementing the existing beat, adjusting the bass--and you have the primary concept behind Musinaut.… MORE
DIY Eco-Coolers
DIY Eco-Coolers
Tree Stump Cooler
What could you make with a chainsaw, a tree stump, ice, and a garbage bag? If you guessed a place to chill your beer, then that's right! You can make an eco-friendly cooler! The concept was developed… MORE
play_circle_filled DIY Video Mashup Tools
DIY Video Mashup Tools
If you’ve ever opened several YouTube videos in a bunch of different windows, YouTube Doubler makes watching all those videos much easier. YouTube Doubler lets you paste the URLs from these videos two… MORE
DIY Swiss Army Keys
DIY Swiss Army Keys
Fold Up Your Keys, Pretend to Hot Wire Your Car
Now you can finally have Swiss Army Keys!  Key rings in pockets jangle announcing arrivals into a room long before the person actually does. They also make holes in pockets. So for handy people, the website… MORE
DIY Ballpoint Pens
DIY Ballpoint Pens
The Falter 2D Pen
Made of iron and handmade in Italy, the Falter 2D Pen assembly kit is consisted of a flat piece of iron that you fold into a 3-dimensional pen holder. Also included in the kit is a key to use it for bending… MORE

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