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  • Home: How to make your own French memo board

    By Jonathan Fong

    August 27, 2015 | 9:33 am

    Maybe because it’s back-to-school season, or because people are in fall organizing mode, but I’ve been getting requests about ideas for bulletin boards. Well, when it comes to bulletin boards, nothing combines style and practicality like a French memo board. Covered in decorative...

  • Home: Five ways to trick out your backpack for school

    By Jonathan Fong

    August 19, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    For me, one of the perks of going back to school every fall was getting to start the year with a brand spanking new backpack. The thing about backpacks, though, is that most are not too exciting to look at. They’re usually plain or utilitarian or they have cartoon characters...

  • Home: Back-to-school floral arrangement with pencils

    By Jonathan Fong

    August 12, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    Throughout my high-school years, I was a straight-A student. My only B was in driver’s ed (and that was a miracle, given my car accident the first day of driver’s training). Letting your teachers know you appreciate them can help your standing, too, and starting the year off with a...

  • Picture this: DIY photo books

    By Jonathan Fong

    June 18, 2015 | 9:48 am

    We love taking photographs, don’t we? According to Yahoo, 880 billion photos were taken in 2014. Sadly, most of the photos we take remain on our smartphones or SD cards, never to see the light of day. My mother, who witnesses her five children busily snapping photos like paparazzi...

  • How to Make Personalized Soap for Mother’s Day Gifts

    By Jonathan Fong

    April 30, 2015 | 1:49 am

    Mother’s Day is May 10, just around the corner, which probably means that right about now you’re panicking about what gift to give to the mother figure in your life. The problem is, moms never need anything.

    Your mom doesn’t need another journal. Or a candle. Or perfume. What she...

  • ‘A Sacred Culture Rebuilt’ at Museum of Tolerance

    By Tess Cutler

    November 25, 2014 | 11:44 am

    Just inside the fluorescent-lit room, six picnic-style tables were supplied with arts and crafts essentials: scissors, glue sticks and stock photos. 

    “A lot of survivors don’t have pictures,” said Lori Shocket, artist and curator of the hands-on exhibition, so she came prepared...

  • Clothing redux: T-shirt to tank top

    By Julie Bien

    October 16, 2013 | 10:33 am

    No matter how little money I had in my bank account at my poorest post-grad school point (I was very, very broke) I always found myself with an abundance of oversized t-shirts. Out of a mix of necessity, craftiness, and caffeine-induced mania, I decided to teach myself how to...

  • Multi-function forms, friends, food

    By Melanie Chartoff

    October 19, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    As the world becomes shortage and space obsessed, I realize how ahead of the curve I’ve been in making myriad reuses of everything and everyone. Call me frugal/economical and/or exploitative/anal.

    I reuse big tissue boxes as snowshoes for a friend’s kids (kids become two-pronged...

  • Mendelsohn—Better Than Beethoven!

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 9th

    Syzygy Theatre Group stages Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer-winning "Talley's Folly." First staged in 1979, the romance was Wilson's answer to his first play about the Talley family, "Fifth of July." It features the characters of Sally Talley (a small town girl from a...

  • An Art Form

    By Ruth Stroud

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Artists from places as far afield as Brooklyn, Baltimore and Tal-Shahar, Israel, and as near as Beverly Hills will be exhibiting at the 18th annual Festival of Jewish Artisans at Temple Isaiah on Nov. 21-22. Among the crafts on the display will be sandblasted glass, ceramics, gold...