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One Pot, Two Lives. Mason Jar Herb Garden. The Designer Pad - COMFY KNOTS. There is a large variety of knots, each with properties that make it suitable for a range of tasks.

The Designer Pad - COMFY KNOTS

But these Not Knots only job is to sit pretty in your couch or favorite chair and keep you confy. They come iin four different knot shapes. Feng Shui: Fix the Flow of Wealth in Your Home and Office. We love a fresh start.

Feng Shui: Fix the Flow of Wealth in Your Home and Office

That’s why we’ll take as many new year’s celebrations as we can get. And today, there’s another one: Chinese or Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in Asian cultures. When I was little, my mom told me that it was important to act on Chinese New Year how you wanted the whole year to be. Don’t Throw That Old Pallet Away [35 PICS] PS by Dila - Your daily inspiration. Fieldstone Hill Design » Blog Archive » Pin-spiration. Old Garage turned Mini Dream Home! Hello there!

Old Garage turned Mini Dream Home!

It’s been a busy week with a trip to Seattle for the Picasso exhibition and a drive out to the coast but I knew I had to share this amazing remodel with you before the week came to a close. Everyone loves good makeovers and the ones involving tiny spaces, creative design and ingenious solutions are my all time favorites! Check out how Seattle artist, designer and welder, Michelle de la Vega, created this beautiful little 250 sq. ft. haven… The before… This lonely little detached garage is just begging for some love.

The after! A cozy, light filled sleeping loft is so perfect for the space. The kitchen is well organized and accessible with open storage solutions. Why Less Is More When Decorating Your Home. As we always say, it’s more important to have a few quality items than a ton of junk.

Why Less Is More When Decorating Your Home

So when we turn an eye toward revamping our living space, we try to increase the quality of our place … not just add more stuff. This trend toward minimalism rings especially true in the current economic times. The Raj. "The Raj" refers to a time when India was under British colonial rule in south Asia, or most commonly India between 1858-1947.

The Raj

Do you see the mix of British and Indian military clothing? The British started sending Indian home decor items back home. Get Organized: 25 Totally Clever Storage Tips & Tricks. By Jaime Morrison Curtis | I think it was Tina Fey who said that what places like the Container Store are really selling is hope.

Get Organized: 25 Totally Clever Storage Tips & Tricks

I completely agree — the promise of a more organized life is so optimistic and uplifting. To that end, I’ve scoured the web for 25 fresh storage tips and tricks that are easy to execute and promise a dose of satisfaction and a sense of peace in your home. Check out these 25 totally unique storage tips and tricks and let us know if any storage tidbits have changed your life for the better … nggallery id=’121806′ Cutlery Trays for Jewelry Hanging cutlery trays from the wall makes a unique way to keep jewelry organized. Boxes on the Wall. Go Au Naturale-Beautiful Ways to Bring Nature into Your Home. Smaller Than Your Living Room: 7 Of The World's Best Nano Houses. Studio-apartment dwellers may feel reasonably content living a small-scale existence.

Smaller Than Your Living Room: 7 Of The World's Best Nano Houses

But if transplanted in the country, how many would opt for a similarly sized house? Driven by a commitment to reduce energy consumption and built space, there’s a growing trend among the eco-conscious to build tiny homes. A new book, Nano House by Phyllis Richardson (Thames & Hudson), gathers 40 of the best-designed examples from around the world--all of which showcase an appreciation for the efficient use of space, materials, and resources. Will they inspire “real housewives” of Beverly Hills to abandon their McMansions, short of a foreclosure notice?

Not very likely. Check out the slideshow of 7 houses from the book. This Vintage Chica.

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A Baker Inspired Advent Calendar. Advent calendars played a major role in my childhood.

A Baker Inspired Advent Calendar

My mother would get a special chocolate Advent calendar and my sister and I would flip on who would get the even days or odd days. I would always want the even days because the 24th got the biggest chocolate...My sister who was younger than me didn't figure that out until a few years later. Since I've started blogging I've seen the most creative takes on Advent calendars. On craft blogs especially I've seen so many wonderful takes on the Advent calendar from bobbins to spools of thread there are about a million ways to interpret the Advent calendar. For about a couple of years I've been meaning to make the Advent calendar from The Purl Bee.

Cradle Chair: Big Basket Seat Rocks Adults Gently to Sleep. There is no escaping those innate and early-learned associations – for some, it means sleeping to gentle noises on planes, and for others, the act of rocking tilts us softly into a deep slumber.

Cradle Chair: Big Basket Seat Rocks Adults Gently to Sleep

Richard Clarkson and company wanted to create a kind of low-tech, sensory-deprivation, sofa-style seat where one can curl up and forget the workaday worries of ordinary life … and perhaps even doze over before you notice you are slowly falling asleep. While there is art and craft in this object, there is science that went into its design as well. Specifically, research into autistic children and those who suffer from RMD (rhythmic moving disorder) played a crucial role in the shape and structure of the result. For all its theoretical complexity, the final form looks quite simple (and extremely comfortable). STYLE FILES: Wonderous Walls. The Designer Pad - Hanger, Hanger on The Wall. Image via apartment therapy Hanging artwork in your walls is never an easy task.

The Designer Pad - Hanger, Hanger on The Wall

First, you need to consider how to frame your art, which in its own can be pretty daunting and expensive. It’s a Table, It’s a Chair // Shoebox Dwelling. Here is a great example of dual function done right. The XY chair by Paris based designer Aïssa Logerot can be turned into a low table. Branch Bookshelf.