DIVIDE AND ENHANCE
YOUR SPACE WITH CARPENTRY
AND COMPUTER SKILLS
» Screens are a way of creating
mystery, like a carnival mask.
Those tired rice-paper shoji screens
aren’t your only option for creating
division within an open space. Inspired
by the classic tabletop ant farm, this » Long-running 60s TV show
Petticoat Junction opens with
design is nearly all the fun of the living a classic strip-tease.
variety, plus you can sleep nights know-
ing there won’t be any escapees.
For armchair entomologists this
divider offers a seamless segue to share
» Most contemporary art galleries
ant trivia with friends: Did you know use moveable walls to expand
and contract space as needed
that ants yawn? They can lift 20 times for exhibition.
their own weight. Some steal pupae
from other nests, hatch them, and raise
their captives as lifelong slaves!
The process for this project might
seem a bit involved, but keep in mind
you’re really only working with five
» The Berlin Wall, an iconic
Illustrations by Tim Lillis
materials: wood, paint, screws, plexi- symbol of the Cold War, came down in 1989.
glass, and curtain rods. Simple, really. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Berlin_Wall
Matt Maranian is a designer and bestselling author whose books include PAD and PAD Parties (Chronicle Books).
A long-time Angeleno, he fled the LA Basin in 1999 for the hills of Brattleboro, Vt., where he owns a new and vintage
clothing store with his wife Loretta.