Mimi’s Faux Fireplace

The perfect DIY guide to building a faux fireplace to enjoy for renters, production designers, and DIYers. Click on picture for link to tutorial.

Project Type: DIY, Wall Projects

Skill level: Beginner

Materials: List can be found on original blog post.



Can also be found on Blue Roof Cabin‘s blog.



Artist Spotlight: Rick Heinrichs

Rick Heinrichs
Production Designer/Animator


Rich Heinrichs may only have 16 credits under his belt as a production designer, but you may already know and love him for his work on The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Sleepy Hollow, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.


Set of Sleepy Hollow, completely built on a sound stage.

Graduating from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California; Heinrichs was recruited by the Walt Disney Company where he met and befriended Tim Burton, whom he would later regularly collaborate with. Burton helped propel Heinrichs’s art department career forward, beginning as Art Director for ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure‘ and ‘Beetlejuice‘, set designed for ‘Edward Scissorhands‘, and later was Supervising Art Director for Jeremiah Chechik’s ‘Tall Tale‘.

Heinrichs’s work has been widely recognized for his darker color schemes in his movies, using it to entice “drama, danger and otherworldliness.”


Set of the movie Fargo.

His eye for detail creates stunning worlds, inspired by reality and fiction, scouting for appropriate features needed in film and building worlds on a soundstage that breathe life to the world the characters live in and take on the personalities of the characters that they interact with. No detail goes unnoticed or unused.

Heinrich was nominated once in the Annie Awards, three times nominated at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA; and won an Oscar for art direction in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. 


Set of Edward Scissorhands. 

Welcome to the Creator’s Crypt!

“There is always a beginning. And beginnings can be the start of anything.”
― Michelle Goncalves


Whether you’re a designer, an artist, a builder, or simply a creator; the Creator’s Crypt is a sanctuary for all artists no matter their skill level. Here you will find D.I.Y guides to building, designing, and painting anything and everything.

Artists and designers from film to television to animation will earn spotlights, features to help inspire your own creativity and style whether you’re a beginner or expert interested in projects for the home or looking for ideas when it comes to sets, costume inspiration, or even people to consider to hire if their work spikes your interest.

Feel free to message the owner of the blog, Caledonia, for people to feature or if you have tutorials you would like to see featured or have suggestions for guides that she can put together if you can’t find anywhere else. She’s your go to girl for everything design and construction.