Making things — masks, quilts, ceramics, mandalas — was a practical and sometimes political response to the moment.
As more people are vaccinated and guidelines around mask wearing are easing, some are finding ways to preserve, repurpose and recycle their face coverings.
Building cars from old fridges and junkyard parts, these tinkerers make the most of castoff materials to build an array of wild and impressive cars.
Since they have spent so much time at home in the last year, some homeowners have taken craft and design projects to a new level.
With our constant need to hit ‘refresh’ right now, sparkling water is in high demand. Here’s how to save money and the planet by making it yourself.
Taking the plunge in troughs originally used to feed farm animals.
A long-neglected home art is reclaimed during the pandemic, including by some eager to break gender stereotypes.
In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, learn how to breathe new life into old clothes with a classic sashiko stitch.
As part of our Designer D.I.Y. series, Mr. Mouret shows how to make a denim handbag inspired by a town on the French Riviera.
As the pandemic drags on, some of us who had grand plans for self improvement as we sheltered in place are tearing up those to-do lists.
The Designer D.I.Y. series returns with a sleeveless look for the last stretches of summer, from the pioneer woman of modern prairie dresses.
Impatient for a coronavirus vaccine, dozens of scientists around the world are giving themselves — and sometimes, friends and family — their own unproven versions.
In a pandemic-induced recession, it’s more important than ever to take care of our smartphones and other gadgets.
By now you’ve figured out that wearing a mask is not as simple as all those TV doctors made it look. Here’s our guide to the wear and care of your new mask.
In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, the designer embroiders a lover’s hankie.
You’re probably not going to be hanging out with friends. Why not do a little work on your home?
In this installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, Mr. Snyder stitches print boxers to blown-out denim to produce a whole greater than the holes in its parts.
The hunt for pools is fierce as homeowners search for ways to stay cool in the safety of their backyards.
Laura and Kate Mulleavy show us how to turn kitchen towels and costume jewelry into a carry-all.
The latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series teaches you how to whip up a present for the significant other you may not have seen for a while.
Stick-and-pokes have long been a friend to the bored. Now is the perfect time, right?
With jobs lost and stores closed, people are now reviving their old gadgets on their own.
In the first of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series, the former Givenchy artistic director shows us how to turn an old fleece blanket into a coverall.
As we hunker down in our homes, many of us are finally taking on those D.I.Y. projects we had been putting off.
For once, some Cubans look north and commiserate with Americans, even as Washington prevents needed help from reaching their island.
The C.D.C. now recommends we cover our faces in public. Here is our guidance on how to best protect yourself, whether you have a mask or not.