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ArchitectureWeek - No. 525 - 2011.0727 DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party! (tutorial adapted from Ornamentea; top image via Jak & Jil, rest of image by Honestly…WTF)

A Showcase of Workstations that’ll Make You Jealous Whether you’re a designer, developer, animator, or blogger, your workstation plays a major role in how you get things done. Some of us like a neat, clean, and inspiring workspace, while others require a crazy over-the-top hardware configuration. In this article, we’ve compiled a showcase of photos that will give you workstation envy. The thing about workstations is that even if you have a nice one, seeing another awesome setup can make you a bit jealous. About the Author Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. Related Posts 389 shares Colorful Logos for Your Inspiration We’ve rounded up some examples of logo designs that make excellent use of color. Read More 745 shares 11 Inspiring Examples of Dark Colors in Web Design Deciding when to go dark can be tricky, but the decision should always be about enhancing the content and the user experience.

Packaging Awards 2011 Dieline | Designcollector™ World packaging design competition by The Dieline has completed with awesome results. small is cool if you choose to live on your own as a young person (and i say this assuming that you don’t earn major bucks or perhaps you live in an expensive city – or both) you will probably be faced with the reality of renting a studio apartment. unless you’re an investment banker, or you won the lotto, or your granddad left you a sweet inner city pad the size of an ark that he bought back in 1950 for R500, or you’ve found some 3 bedroom palace with wooden floors and a working fireplace that’s being rented out for tuppence. if you’re one of those people, please don’t pity me. for i might be jumping on the studio flat bandwagon one of these days, and of course in lieu of that, the first thing i consider is HOW TO DECORATE. zach motl lives in a 178 ft² studio apartment in brooklyn. that’s 16m² folks… he’s an interior decorator, which explains why his flat looks the way it does. “the more stuff you put in a room, the bigger it seems” this NYC couple‘s apartment is only 200 ft² (18 m²!!!)

DIY: Furniture Makeovers I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture. It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer.*Then they gave it two coats of semigloss latex paint in a lively citrus hue. *They cut a length of seagrass wallpaper to fit the inset and topped it with a pane of 1/4-inch glass. Old dresser transformed into a chic sideboard with plenty of storage! *They gave the whole piece a light sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of semigloss latex paint in a pale blue shade on the outside and a deeper blue inside for contrast. *To dress up the doors, they picked out a pair of modern nickel pulls.

Gagan Mehra Gagan Mehra Gagan Mehra is an expert in ecommerce and Big Data. He has worked in multiple industries, across four continents, deploying several different ecommerce solutions and in the process has solved several Big Data challenges. 5 Ways to Segment Your Customer Base Ecommerce businesses need to understand their customers. But it takes time and money to attend to each customer individually. The best strategy is to segregate the customer base into common attributes — called “segments.” You can then target each segment with specific marketing campaigns and promotions. Defining these segments requires careful analysis of your customers and your products, using your site analytics. This article describes five segmentation strategies that have proven effective, based on my experience consulting with large ecommerce firms. Interests and Preferences When customers register or purchase products on your site, ask them about their interests and preferences. I’m aware of a leading sporting goods site that uses segments based on customer interests. Reward Loyalty Repeat customers generate recurring revenue and serve as marketers for your business. You then have two segments of repeat customers. Referral Sites Inactive Customers Browsing Devices Conclusion

Southern Ocean, Australias Luxury Lodge | Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel & Interior Design Southern Ocean Hotel, Australia’s Luxury Lodge Southern Ocean Lodge offers luxury lodges along secluded cliffs of Australia’s Kangaroo Island. The lodge aims to provide a sanctuary to its occupants through its intimate style and comfort. Upon the cliff, one can view the pounding surf through a full frontal panorama as well as be in easy reach of the islands main attractions. Video by Traces Films. About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? March 29, 2010 | Australia Kangaroo Island Travel | View comments Ozo Wesley unveils chic hotel in Hong Kong Ozo is the latest brand from Onyx Hospitality Group, known for its upscale Amari brand, currently with properties in Thailand and the Middle East. Luxury Residence in St.