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Modern Furniture and Design Blog
Drivers taking the Amador Causeway en route to the Panama Canal may be forgiven for taking their eyes off the road when Frank Gehry’s new Biomuseo comes into view. A raucous extravaganza of color, devoted to showcasing and preserving Panama’s rich biodiversity, Biomuseo is Gehry’s first building in Latin America, — Continue reading Anyone confused by the term ‘environmental graphics’ need only pay a visit to England’s Royal London Hospital’s Children’s Trauma Center where the creative team at Studio Myerscough has created a graphically joyful environment as a welcome counterpoint to the dreary business of pain and sickness. The British designer Morag Myerscough’s — Continue reading

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DIY Pirates Ahoy! We’ve been obsessed with this adorable children’s book, Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime, for the past week. It has all of us thinking about pirates and swashbuckling adventures! And why not, you can have a pirate adventure anywhere, anytime, with the right accessories. My girl loves to make things out of cardboard and paper, so it seems only fitting that the bulk of these imaginative play pieces are easy DIY’s that give kids the opportunity to get into their pirate groove. With Halloween coming sooner than we think, pirates might be the perfect theme for your costumes this year too. Top 25 Interior Design & Furniture Blogs We scoured the web looking for the best interior design and furniture blogs, and below is what we found. From large multi-writer blogs like Moco Loco to more personal fare like Gaile Guevara, the below 25 blogs (plus 5 honorable mentions) are the cream of the design crop. 1. Design Sponge

Daily Dolan Geiman December is such a wonderful time for visiting with great friends and family. Often times, though, the holidays bring some extra stress to our lives making it hard to juggle work, extra visits, holiday errands and baking. Below are a few seasonal root vegetable recipes to help keep you grounded and nourish your house guests. Grant and I have had some conflicting schedules lately but we try to make sure we get to spend at least every Sunday together. Often we make time to cook a good meal together on Sunday afternoons. Keepsake Crafts - Sharing the Love of Crafting and Sewing Hi everyone! Sorry I missed last Thursday’s Dragon last week, but I was SO sick. I’m much better now, and trying to get caught up.

Tic-tac-toe Coasters The X-mix coasters from Mocha.UK look like a stack of funky, colorful protectors for your tabletops. However, pop out the x’s and they reveal themselves as a dual purpose accessory. You can use them to play the classic game of tic-tac-toe or noughts and crosses as it is also known. The set of five coasters come apart to form 10 game pieces for a bit of fun. How About Orange Here's a look at our upstairs guest bathroom. Last night I covered an accent wall with removable wallpaper. I love it! This bathroom has a peculiar layout.

Babyccino Kids: Daily tips, Children's products, Craft ideas, Recipes & More For a while now we’ve been writing regular Tuesday Tips posts — posts in which we share little parenting insights, tips and things that we’ve learned or picked up over the years. We enjoy these posts a lot, both writing them and reading them, and especially the tips and tricks that our readers leave in the comments section (or sent by email). But sometimes we just want to share a thought, a question, or an insecurity. Something we don’t know the answer to, but something we want to talk about and hear your thoughts on.

Removable Handles Alberto Vasquez for IDEA Groups When performing all sorts of complex operations in the kitchen it is important to have a set of safe instruments to work with in this fairly dangerous environment, surrounded by hot ovens and sizzling frying pans. The tools used need to be simple but with plenty of usability. This set of newly designed instruments by Alberto Vasquez has removable handles that are special made with refractory silicone material that can handle 300-400 Celsius which makes it okay to be place inside the oven. The red clip fixes the handle when it is closed, made in the same material but different color. ReadyMade Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there! We'll demonstrate how to make over furniture with paint, reupholster cushions with fabric, update garage sale items with wallet-friendly crafts tutorials using fabric and paper, and create DIY wall art for any space using a variety of materials and techniques. If you want to tackle bigger DIY projects, rethink your kitchen with remodeling ideas you can complete yourself (such as tiling a backsplash and creating a kitchen island) and browse our best bathroom makeovers.

Something's Hiding In Here when editors of country living magazine first approached us about designing a studio for their "house of the year" project we couldn't believe it. we would get to create our dream space, partner with a designer and they would make it all happen. ummm, YES! we immediately started pinning inspiration and brainstorming all the things important to us in a shared work space: big work table, cozy seating, shelves for our collections, and a giant wall for inspiration. we knew we wanted to play with a balance of feminine and masculine as well as new and old. after all the sketching, planning, measuring, fabric and paint swatches... there it was, just like magic - our dream studio. as if that wasn't enough, we were able to attend the launch party in NYC, where the country living team treated us like celebrities. dream project! keep a look out for the september issue of country living where you can find out more details and see the other spaces created for the project.

Lova's World: Handmade Shadow Boxes *None Precious tiny worlds unfold within old candy tins. From Lova: I found these old tin boxes in a closet and I decided that there had to be something beautiful inside them. I felt like there had to be something golden and yellow in the big one and something blue in the small one. 1.Find some old tins or boxes.2.Paint background with watercolors on watercolor paper. try to build many layers to give your box dimension.3.Cut out illustrations from old books for the cities and features in your box.4.On the bottom of the golden one I used clay to build a hill.5.I used rice paper for clouds.6.You can really let your imagination go wild. Cut out illustrations form old damaged books found at a thrift store or flea market.

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