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Over winter quarter, out of various courses offered in CDM’s new industrial design program, which includes a major and a minor, students had the opportunity to take a materials and processes course on wood. The course: ID 210 (a 2-credit course) was taught by Brian Johnson. Students learnt about the biology of wood for the first couple weeks and then jumped into the design...

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You will need: -zipper -sewing machine -pins -seam zipper Take a picture of how the original zipper is placed in your garment before using a seam ripper to remove it from the garment. Use a seam zipper to cut through the stitch line on the zipper until it is free from the garment. Pull off any loose threads.  Take a new zipper (make sure it works) and place it in the same...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hello! Today, I decided to write a post for the IRL as I explored the world of cooking with a Crock Pot. Now, I grew up in Minnesota—the epicenter of the paisley-printed slower cooker—and have been eating crock pot meals since I can remember. Pot roast and pulled pork are staples in my family. But now I am living on my own in Chicago and...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The holidays are a time of family, and giving but also unfortunately waste. Wrapping paper isn't recyclable in every county and sometimes is layered with plastics or foil. With the last minute rush gift prep consider therese more sustainable options.     *My examples aren't waste free, I use plastic scotch tape and plastic stickers but they are more sustainable because I didn't have to go to a...

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It's getting closer to Christmas! And nothing says Christmas like Christmas cookies! Today we're showing you how to make some simple and tasty sugar cookies to warm up your home!Here's what you'll need:- 3/4 cup of sugar- 2/3 cup vegetable oil- 2 tsps baking powder- 2 tsps vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp salt- 2 eggs- 2 cups all-purpose flour- Additional sugar, any other decorations!Here's what you'll...

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Hi everyone! Last week we released the second video in our Maker Interview Series. We had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Brandy Perry of HippieNerdCreations and her experiences with creating from her childhood to now. You can watch the interview here! And find Brandy's work below: Etsy : https://www.etsy.com/shop/HippieNerdCreation Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/hippienerdcreations Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/hippienerdcreations/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/creations_nerd ...

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Hi everyone! The cold has finally reached Chicago! Chicago winters are notoriously cold- so here's a list of some great warm recipes to keep you warm and safe this season! WARM DRINKS Let's start with a classic! How about some Pumpkin Spice Latte for those cozy mornings or late study nights?In a hurry? Why not try 5 minute Cafe au Lait? What about a Depaul Loop...

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  Leaves are falling, coats have to be worn but what about your summer plants? It can be confusing to know how to take care of our plants as it gets colder and hopefully this guide will help answer some questions. It is important to know some key terminology: Growing Zone, Perennial, Annual, First frost, Overwintering.      What is my Growing Zone?   A grow Zone uses climate data to...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Now that it's both Latinx Heritage month and Spooky Season, we're ending this week with the best of both worlds. Here are some pieces by latinx artists with creepy elements like snakes, skulls, and more.     *none of this work is ours, we are showcasing our favorite artists and the rights belong to them         Ilse Valfré   Nothing says spooky like this LA artist who's trademark styles are her dark...

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Tomorrow marks the start of Inktober - a month long drawing challenge where participants draw something new each day! This year we're posting some alternative prompt lists for participants! While Inktober initially began as a fun challenge for artists, the original creator Jake Parker has plagiarized content from artists Alphonso Dunn for his book on Inktober. You can learn more about Dunn's situation here.Alphonso Dunn...

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