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Flickr finds - lofts

Flickr finds - lofts

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Tree House For Adults Architecture As a kid we dream of building an amazing tree house. The American couple Tereasa and David never forgot their childhood dreams. They built this tree house for adults in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Pattern Light Fixture Designs Cast Stunning Wall Shadows « Dornob History teaches us to thing of ornament as something additive and permanent, a metal encrustation no an otherwise ordinary building facade or a specially carved piece of wooden trim. Ornamentation, however, can be dazzling, impressive and transform the entire feel of a room even when it is temporary – as these spectacular shadow-pattern wall lamps vividly illustrate. These lighting designs by Sha-do come in all kinds of styles, ranging from symmetrical and geometric to curving, twisting, maze-shaped and otherwise highly detailed patterns. Some of his more contemporary creations are particularly visually attractive, casting fractal-like shades on the walls around them or projecting series of simple stepping stones or abstract fractured shards. Of course, these can all be turned on and back off with the simple flip of a switch – perfect for parties or selective mood lighting.

A Beautiful Mess: DECORATE A year and a half ago we signed a bunch of papers and unlocked the door to our 100-year-old, yellow house for the very first time. It's been a trip. If you would have asked me on that day how long I thought it would take to get everything "decorated" I would have said three months. Our closing date was in August, and I was pretty sure that by Christmas it would be perfect. I have friends and family with "finished" homes. Tree Inspired Shelves! I love art that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional especially if it is inspired by nature. These shelves have both form and function from various artist and are all amazing! This idea can be taken and made in your own DIY project!

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover… If you drove by this house in Bedford, NY renovated by Alisberg Parker Architects you’d probably expect the interior to be chock full of traditional classics, right? I really do enjoy a home that has a traditional architectural exterior (and interior- notice all thought molding and trim painted over glossy white) paired with really modern furniture. It’s so unexpected. And that pool house? Living Spaces: Inspiration set 1 This year is going to be huge for Designcollector as we just entered our 10th Year of online existence. During the New Year I was thinking to go beyond normal posts and focus on what we love to do – collect things under different categories. So we start the year with 1st Inspiration set of Living Spaces or simply great Interior Design examples (mostly done in Rustic, minimalists and industrial style) collected in our Pinterest View all sets

Mark Jenkins // Street Installations Besançon Rome Rio de Janeiro 50 Household Uses For Baking Soda: {& More Quick Tips You’ll often find baking soda (also known as bicarbonate of soda or bicarb) a frequent ingredient required in many recipes, but here are 50 ways you can use it to make the job easier and save time when cleaning and freshening around the home. Update: I’ve just added several quick tips for also using it in health & beauty remedies and some not-so-familiar ways in the kitchen, you’ll find these organized in their own sections at the bottom of the page. There’s a lot here, enjoy! Stovetop A Mess? Generously sprinkle it around the top of stove then spray hot water (boiling hot if possible) over top–-enough to dissolve the soda without making it run all over. Let soak for about 30 minutes then scrub clean.

What can you do with an old pallet? So many things! If you ever come across the opportunity to pick up a few pallets take a look at some of the ideas I have come across for recycling old pallets into furniture and other practical and decorative pieces. I would like to mention that the designs below were found at various sources on the Internet. Where possible I have mentioned the original source, but unfortunately too many do not. If you are the original designer for any of the furniture below, please let me know so that I can add your details. Hide Cords in Plain Sight: Clever DIY Phone-Line Cable Art « Dornob Despite our increasingly wired world, not everything has gone wireless – and old houses will still have TV cables, phone lines and electrical cords snaking through them for decades to come. Why not forget about how to hide these completely and instead celebrate their function in a fun and unique way … maybe even plug a lamp in the process? Made to mount on the wall anyway, this simple home decor idea from designer Maisie Maud Broadhead uses simple do-it-yourself materials – standard electrical cable and conventional hardware-store hammer tacks – but to create a recognizable pattern of a very different type. This same technique could, of course, be used with television, phone and other coils of cord as well. Looking for an alternative way to keep cords hidden in plain view while doing double-duty and decorating your bare walls? If you feel less personally creative, this may be a great form+function idea to adopt..

Top 20 World Most Beautiful Living Spaces 03 Mar 2013 March 3, 2013 If you are browsing internet for Home Ideas, Decoration and Remodeling Tips you are on the right place. In today’s article we collected the top 20 most beautiful living spaces around the world. The dark celebration of Gehard Demetz You have stolen my silence, 2006, © Gehard Demetz wood, 167,5x55x38 cm Courtesy Galleria Rubin, Milano Photo by Egon Dejori Gehard Demetz is a mystery artist, the only thing that we know about him is that he was born in 1972, Italy, and that he currently lives in the mountains of Selva Gardena. Maybe this is the only thing that matters when you set an eye on his absolutely marvelous wooden sculptures, since you forget everything you may have in your mind.

Dawn Dishwashing Detergent: It's Not Just for Dishes Anymore! Ton of emails circulate the Internet that offer hints, tips, suggestions, warnings, funny stuff, and information. Honestly, most of these emails are complete bunk, and you can often find out the truth to these myths, rumors, and information by visiting a site called Snopes.com. However, one interesting email that has wandered into my inbox several times was one about alternative uses for normal household products. There were many suggestions for things like Bounce Dryer sheets being used to repel mosquitoes or tossed into a dresser drawer for nice fragrance and freshness. One of the suggestions in particular caught my eye, and that was alternative uses for Dawn dishwashing detergent.

Compact Kitchen: All-in-One Wall Cabinet & Pantry Design « Dornob Part secret room, part cool kitchen workspace, all curved and completely semi-spherical this is one strange but creative way to solve your kitchen storage issues – a hanging half-circle cabinetry unit that holds (and hides) extra space right on your wall. Ten rotating leaves slide to conceal and reveal this storage-and-work area with a simple spin of the knob. When closed, this looks like some kind of dark meta-cabinet. When opened, the light wooden interior, playfully-rounded drawer and colorful granite counter-top are made to animate the room. By composing this system of soft curves, this Splinter Works ‘Dime Kitchen’ unit makes for a relatively unassuming addition to an existing kitchen space – something you will not bump your elbows on while navigating your now-more-crowded, compact cooking area.

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