five lifestyle mags you’ll fall in love with (if you haven’t already)

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a magazine hoarder. Also, I judge books by their covers. I have a pile of unread magazines bought solely for their sexy cover and layout designs. It’s probably not surprising that I have a bit of a thing for tactile publications — I do work for one after all — but unfortunately it’s rare that I make the time to look past the aesthetics.

That being said, I do have a select few that I read cover-to-cover. They may have started out as superficial attractions, but each one has managed to woo…

DIY: cement coffee cup planter

Concrete is hands-down my latest most favourite DIY material (this week at least). It’s cheap, versatile and not nearly as scary to work with as I was expecting! This is a project that can easily be modified to suit your purpose and supplies. If you don’t drink as much coffee as I do, use a milk carton as a mould! If you don’t like succulents (you what!?) make a tealight candle holder! Oh, the possibilities.

You will need:

Pre-mixed concrete (unless you want to make your own: cement + sand + gravel!)
Containers for the planter — I put the used coffee…