Aug
24
By Ben Uyeda

MINI x HomeMade Modern


A new partnership and a new journey! I am partnering with MINI to help launch the first all-electric MINI. My friends over at MINI are sending me on a journey all over the world to help promote the launch and I already completed the first leg of the trip for the world premiere of the […]


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Dec
12
By Ben Uyeda

Container House Product Selection Update: Ring Smart Home Products


The Ring smart home products are an easy way to keep an on your home when you are away. The doorbell allows you to see who is at the door via the built in camera and even speak to the person through the speaker. I installed the battery powered Ring doorbell at the front door. […]


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Dec
8
By Ben Uyeda

Container House Product Selection Update: Electronic Door Locks


I am one of those people that is constantly misplacing my keys and so the idea of an electronic deadbolt with a programable access code is really appealing. This way I can keep spare keys in the house and still have access via the keypad. While I like this electronic convenience I am also skeptical […]


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Nov
29
By Ben Uyeda

Container House Product Selection Update: Philips Hue Smart Lighting System


Philips Hue Bulb Starter Kit I wanted a lighting system for the container house that can be adjusted in terms of both quantity and color of the light. This Philips Hue starter kit comes with 4 bulbs and hub that plugs into a wi-fi router. I can use the app on my smart phone to […]


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Feb
1
By Ben Uyeda

DIY Patio Pavers


I started making these DIY concrete dragon scale pavers back in 2014. I 3D printed the pavers and then made a silicone mold. The mold is reusable and easy to clean. We made about 1-2 batches a pavers a week over the last few years. It only takes about 15 minutes to make a batch. […]


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Dec
14
By Ben Uyeda

Unboxing the Samsung Storm Trooper Vacuum


My friends over at Home Depot sent me this awesome robotic vacuum cleaner from Samsung that was inspired by Storm Troopers. It is now my primary vacuum cleaner in my loft. I was particularly impressed at how it handles running into cords from my laptop. It senses things quite well and is super easy to […]


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Dec
14
By Ben Uyeda

HMM x Star Wars DIY Projects


Star Wars DIY Projects In honor of The Last Jedi we got all of our Star Wars DIY projects and put them in a single post. Storm Trooper Planter: I am very fond of this DIY Storm Trooper planter because of the way we were able to save the packaging from a mask and turn […]


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Oct
28
By Ben Uyeda

Blog: DIY Concrete Slab Foundation


I bought a Rubbermaid tool shed from Home Depot and made the mistake of trying to build it directly on uneven ground. It said in the instructions that it could be assembled on “reasonably” flat ground but this wasn’t reasonable. I went to Home Depot and got a bunch of Quikrete crack resistant concrete and […]


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Oct
4
By Ben Uyeda

Oven Upgrade and Bread Recipe


My mom is an excellent baker even though she had an old beat up stove. The oven that she had used for years to feed me, my brothers and sisters finally broke down completely so I conspired with my dad, my sisters, and my friends from the The Home Depot to surprise her with a […]


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