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There are so many different ways to express feelings of love on Valentine’s Day: some are sweet and sentimental, others are bold and celebratory. For kicks, I’m thinking I might want to surprise my loved one with an amazing and decadent love fort, like this one from designer Justina Blakeney. Justina is the woman behind the LA-based design and consulting firm Compai Creative. She always shows a fearless use of color and has an amazing talent for mixing print and pattern to produce sophisticated, eclectic designs. You can read more about the making of this project from Justina after the jump, and be sure to check out Justina’s Before & After projects, as well. Styling by Justina Blakeney and Caitlin Levin. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! In my family, building indoor forts was a weekly enterprise. Materials Instructions For the Fort: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. For the Newspaper Heart Garland: 1. 2. 3. For the Pom-Pom Garland: 1. 2.

Welcome to my blanket fort « Blanket Fort Hello, come into my blanket fort! Just a humble little place built by me out of old sheets and comfy cushions, but you can crouch in here for a while. I’m not sure what we’ll get up to just yet, but it will be a cozy little place. (This is a blanket fort that I helped build at Video In/Video Out in Vancouver as an installation for the 2008 Signal and Noise festival.) This entry was posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2009 at 12:14 pm and is filed under blanket forts , life . Hey may I respect some of the word from this blog if I association back to you? I understand how much work you must have done to get this much information all together like this. I think this is one of the most important information for me. I like to visit your instal a yoke times a week for brand-new thoughts. Hello could I have recourse to some of the content from this collection if I identify with go to you? I appreciate a good article and that’s what you have written here. I am grateful for this valid information.

Potted’s DIY Cinderblock Wall | Potted A while back I had a discerning client who was also an interior designer. We got along great and she was easy going…all she asked for was something nobody else had or that she’d never seen before. Sure, no problem. I come up with those ideas 20 times a day (okay, that’s a total lie…I wish I came up with them 20 times a day). But I accepted the challenge and started looking for inspiration. While looking through a building material yard for another client, I came upon these cinderblocks. And here is our cinderblock wall. Here is a version in Texas from Pam Penick’s blog Digging. Here is Form LA’s booth at the recent Dwell on Design Show at the LA Convention Center and I was thrilled to see yet again the cinderblocks. It’s a handsome planter. PS…as I was about to post this, the picture above came up on Urban Gardens Blog. PSS…If you are concerned about safety, you should reinforce any wall you build with rebar and mortar.

A cozy spot for a cool, wet day « Blanket Fort Untitled by Anthropology on flickr , via Design is Mine It’s spring-like around these parts – we’ve got cherry blossoms and daffodils and tulips all around – but it sure doesn’t feel that way when I step out the door. I brought my mittens back out! Brrrr. So, I thought a little warm cozy spot would be good for today. This entry was posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 10:11 am and is filed under blanket forts , life . 5,266 Responses to “A cozy spot for a cool, wet day” I’ve read several articles on this topic over the past few days, but yours is the only one that makes sense to me. comment7, brand viagra , 8816, pictures of valium , Э:-), low cost cialis , avoiding, ultram anti inflammatory , headlong, phentermine in stock , wise, zithromax online , 8078, buy prozac no prescription , privateer, us pharmacy phentermine , defenders, nolvadex acne , 552, lasix 500 mg , pointing This article is obviously very well researched and written.

75 Things You Can Compost, But Thought You Couldn't" The basics of composting are simple. Most people know they can compost fruit and vegetable peels, leaves, and grass clippings. But what about that tea bag you used this morning? Or the fur that collects in the brush when you groom your cat? The following list is meant to get you thinking about your compost possibilities. Not every item on the list is for everyone, and that's fine. From the Kitchen 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. From the Bathroom 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 100% Cotton cotton balls 36. Personal Items It might be a good idea to bury these items in your pile. 37. 38. From the Laundry Room 39. 40. 41. From the Office 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. Around the House 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. Party and Holiday Supplies 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. Pet-Related 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75.

Pillow Blanket: I Need One Like, Last Night The Pillow Blanket is a blanket made out of interconnecting pillows that looks comfy as all hell. I want one. And not just for the pillow fights you and I could have! No, I would throw myself down on that mother after a long night of drinking and puke to my stomach's content. But not choke on it -- I ain't going out like that! Hit the jump for a couple more shots. The Pillow Blanket Concept [gizmodo] CogniFit™ Brain Fitness And Memory Programs, Brain Training Cupboards Kitchen and Bath: When "Go to your room!" isn't punishment... I want my parents to take a good look at this bedroom. Maybe it's sour grapes at this point but why didn't I have a bedroom like this when I was a kid? Actually, I know the answer... punishment would be "Get out of your room!" instead of heading there for a bit of attitude adjustment. What kid wouldn't want a pirate ship in their bedroom!? Somehow I doubt it. Impressive, eh?

Rolling Bridge ? Heatherwick Studio London, UK The studio was commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin, London, and provide an access route for workers and residents. Crucially, the bridge needed to open to allow access for the boat moored in the inlet. The aim was to make the movement the extraordinary aspect of the bridge. A common approach to designing opening bridges is to have a single rigid element that fractures and lifts out of the way. The structure opens using a series of hydraulic rams integrated into the balustrade. The whole structure was constructed at Littlehampton Welding on the Sussex coast and then floated up the Grand Union Canal, before being lifted into position and attached to the hydraulic system which powers its movement. The Rolling Bridge won a number of awards including a Structural Steel Award, and an Emerging Architecture Award. Go to images

15 Awesome And Inspiring Offices I’m sure you’ve seen this office plenty of times on the internet. This office is all about fun: it has a lot of specially decorated rooms in which employees can do their work. There’s even a game room for relaxation and a gym where you can work out. Check it out: The Selgas Cano Architecture office, designed by Iwan Baan, makes you feel like a part of nature. Thanks to the fact that the office is below ground level and the huge windows, you really feel encapsulated by plants and trees. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, you’ve probably already heard of Twitter. Saegeling Medizintechnik is a German company that produces high-end medical equipment. This office somehow reminds me of the nuclear bunker in the end of Terminator 3. Yahoo has several offices around the world. TBWA Hakuhodo is a Japanese advertising company. You probably know Pixar from great animation films such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and The Incredibles.