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Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks. Quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s still as impressive and popular now as it was during the Renaissance.

Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks

The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling. Basically, the quilling process consists of cutting strips of paper, and rolling them with a special tool. It sounds simple enough, but special skill is required to create more advanced shapes like marquises, arrowheads or holly leaves.

All through the years, the art of quilling has remained almost unchanged, but new specialty supplies now allow quilling masters to create anything from detailed 3-D figures to wall-sized museum installations. Reddit Stumble. Warehouse stalking. Pages Search Jo on Instagram Kim on Instagram Kim's twin sister's blogKim's fav decor shops in Ottawa Bedsos for Leather beds & Mattresses Get contemporary lighting at a discount with a Euro Style Lighting Coupon from Eames Lounge Chair, Barcelona Chair, Marble Tulip Tables - Exclusive at Rove Concepts Order custom holiday cards for your small business Colorado real estate and homes « Eva Kylland | Main | Repurpose » Thursday Oct132011 Warehouse stalking Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2011 by midcenturyjo 16 Comments.

Gorgeous Grain: Wooden Bathtubs Really Go with the Flow. Combining German hand-crafting expertise and curved ship hull construction methods, this patterned wooden tub shoots both to satisfy the eye and to soothe any aching back.

Gorgeous Grain: Wooden Bathtubs Really Go with the Flow

Alegna specializes in exotic woods like wenge and mahogany that show off grain patterns with stark contrasts or work for lightweight-requiring (e.g. nautical) applications. Some of their tubs form monolithic built-in masses while others are free-standing and come with stone-filled surrounds. All are made to be equipped with jacuzzi features on demand. Nothing too avante garde, to be sure, but attractive all around. Beyond baths, their custom bathroom fixtures and furnishings include sinks and cabinets featuring the same attention to wood grain patterns and craft details, inward-flowing blocks of attractive woods. Light Light's Sublime Levitating Lamps. Posted by Ray | 30 Sep 2011 | Comments (9) Designer Angela Jansen of Design Academy Eindhoven recently collaborated with engineer Ger Jansen on a pair of skeuomorphic LED lamps that they're currently selling as Light Light.

Light Light's Sublime Levitating Lamps

Their website knowingly notes that "It is uncommon for engineers to find good domestic applications for their technology... and it is likewise rare for designers of consumer objects to embrace cutting-edge technology wholeheartedly. " Which, of course, is "perhaps what makes the cross-pollination of ideas between Angela Jansen and Ger Jansen so remarkable. " The Light Light series creates an incredible visual conversation piece. It is like an optical illusion, yet one that is kind to the eyes and easy on the mind. Bombastic copy aside, the products speak for themselves. Some assembly required (illustrated below, not above): In short, Light Light is (the first?) Again, per the designers: "...this handcrafted lamp can be dimmed but never ignored. More videos here. Unique and Gorgeous ways to display Fire - Influential Mom Blogger, Parenting, Community.

188.9K Amazing Shares Facebook 21 Pin It Share 310 310 Twitter 57 Google+ 17 StumbleUpon 188.5K Email -- Email to a friend 188.9K Amazing Shares × These incredible ways to display fire in your home or life can only be described as art.

Unique and Gorgeous ways to display Fire - Influential Mom Blogger, Parenting, Community

They certainly put my fireplace to shame! Credits Include Elena Columbo and Cathy Azira. Pour a Glass of Wine and Sink Into One of These Unusual, Luxurious Bathtubs. Bedroom Designs: Modern Interior Design Ideas & Photos. Do you prefer plush padding a minimalist pillow, a decked-out design or toned-down interior?

Bedroom Designs: Modern Interior Design Ideas & Photos

From dazzling abstract designs to humorously offbeat sleeping spaces here are seven brilliant bedroom designs to inspire your imagination. Who knows, with a few decorative adjusts you might be able to remodel your own bedrooms to similar effect. If you love soft illumination and hate to sacrifice privacy, this bedroom interior has a brilliant combination of strategies from uplighting around the bed itself to wall panels that block direct views and sunlight but let light in around them. If you are more of a minimalist, this simple bedroom space has a rhythmic modularity and combines soft white walls and ceiling with variegated wood furniture and furnishings for a pleasantly mixed aesthetic experience.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, how would you like to have your bedroom be in the middle of your pool room?