#DIY: A World Wide Phenomenon
The #DIY movement is a fascinating and revealing look into what the global community of internet users can accomplish together. Across the web, and through multiple social media platforms, users post and repost instructions to create essentially everything by hand, from designs which mimic and emulate the current trends of home décor, to delectable recipes and baked goods.
Some DIY projects, as you might expect, are less successful than others, and leave the user disappointed in the outcome or wanting more from the instructions. Even worse, they may be deceiving as the final outcome may have been altered in image editing software to enhance their appeal and apparent ease of recreation. An entire cultural meme has been created as a commentary of failed DIY projects, or “Craft Fails” in which an image of an attempted project is juxtaposed against the original image, comparing the relative success of each. Needless to say, the results are consistently hilarious.
Distinguished DIY for the Design Conscious
In terms of home décor focused projects, especially lighting, so many DIY projects utilize “upcycled” materials (objects adapted to complete tasks transcending their intended purpose), such as plastic spoons or folded paper, not suited for the distinguished taste of refined modern homes and work places. Conventional DIY projects can be an enjoyable outlet where creative and expressive ideas flourish, all while not being too serious about the outcome. But if you’re searching for something with an enhanced sense of nuanced style and design that you’d be proud to display for company and guests, then look no further. These are the absolute best “distinguished DIY’s” around that any upscale lighting store would be proud to sell.