Dollar Store Organizing Ideas I think it’s pretty well accepted now that the dollar store is a great place for budget finds…If you know what to do with them. These dollar store organizing ideas are creative, useful, and only a buck! Ideas for every room of your home. Remember, no amount of decor will cut it if you have “stuff” everywhere… So start here before you develop your design plan, and keep your budget in check by using these dollar store organizing ideas!
A Master Suite Designed for Privacy and Intimacy Casa Cor Rio de Janeiro is a prestigious national interior design event that takes place every year and Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto designed this cozy master suite for this year’s event. Each architect is given a different section of an unused apartment to renovate and Taranto was given the master suite. The suite was created with a couple in mind that was interested in intimacy and privacy. In place of a TV, the bedroom faces the terrace with the only separation being floor-to-ceiling glass doors that frame the view. Solomit Strawboard ceilings for acoustic and noise reduction solutions Melbourne Solomit Strawboard ceilings provide a natural alternative to more traditional ceilings, and does so with some distinct advantages. Solomit Strawboard Acoustic Provide noise reduction through sound absorption.
Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers At the heart of budget decorating, or DIY decorating for that matter, is the makeover. Find a used piece with good bones at a thrift store, yard sale or flea market, and transform it into something stylish and lovely. Paint is your number one weapon of course, but there are so many creative ways to makeover thrift store finds, we had to show you some of the best we’ve found! Healing art: a spiritual journey with Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin tribe at Vienna's TBA21 Following the release of the illustrated Livro da Cura ('Book of Healing') by the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Research Institute in 2014, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto journeyed into the Amazonian jungle to learn from the Huni Kuin tribe, whose plant knowledge and medicine practice the compendium is based on. After a formal expedition with TBA21 founder Francesca von Habsburg and curator Daniela Zyman to meet the Huni Kuin's pajés, or shaman healers, the contemporary art space presents 'Aru Kuxipa, Sacred Secret'. The exhibition's program, Zyman says, is about exploring 'ancestral futures' and preserving the ancient knowledge of indigenous peoples for contemporary society. In what feels like one of his more spiritual works, Neto morphs TBA21's Augarten space into a trans-dimensional temple, with familiar work and new environmental installations inspired by Huni Kuin symbols and traditions. It doesn't end at Augarten.
CLEAN, GREEN KIREI Could there be a natural material as sustainable and lovely as bamboo? In fact, there is something out there even more eco-friendly, called Kirei board. Kirei (“Ke-rai”) is a Japanese word which translates roughly as “Clean” and “Beautiful”. Kirei is manufactured from reclaimed agricultural fiber from the Sorghum plant grown around the world for food. purpose restoration Jason Fox owns Purpose Restoration, a furniture design company that not only saves old pieces from going to the landfill, but makes them into one-of-a-kind modern treasures. He also creates custom pieces featuring his own artwork, which is inspired by graffiti and Japanese tattoo art. An ugly TV stand is transformed into a kitchen cart — I wouldn’t have thought of that! A client commission, this desk incorporates some of the client’s favorite sayings. This piece was a boring, box-store dresser, but Jason created it into an urban graffiti-inspired painting.
Travel Directory - Bistro Proti Proudu - Prague, Czech Republic With an ever-growing number of cool cafés, wine bars and shops, Prague’s Karlín district is fast becoming a haven for the hip set. Its latest arrival, is Bistro Proti, a cosy corner eatery with a sleek interior inspired by the neighbourhood’s most significant historical figure, engineer František Križík. The restaurant is a twenty-year long dream come true for journalist husband and wife team David and Karolina Konecný, who tasked local atelier Mimosa and architecture firm Modulora to outfit the space. As such, the stark white room is defined by a series of black cables which – embellishing the wall behind the Corten steel counter – are functionally attached to the restaurant’s pendant lighting fixtures, while forming a visual grid-like pattern. Clean oak furnishings and marble floors are elegant additions to an otherwise industrial space, which serves an all-day breakfast menu along with light additions such as soups, sandwiches and home made desserts.
23 Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff Recycling is a hugely important part of our effort to take care of and live in harmony with the planet we call home, but it doesn’t just have to be reserved to municipal authorities or waste management companies. There are awesome and creative ways to recycle your old stuff that can be taken advantage of by almost anyone. [Read more...] Every year, when spring cleaning comes around, many of us gather up our old used stuff and simply throw it out. Sometimes, trash is simply trash, but we often fail to realize that a lot of the things that we throw out can be transformed into something else that’s useful and that we probably would have wound up buying later anyway. If that old ladder you have lying around isn’t safe to climb on anymore, there’s still probably a million other things it can be used for.
11 Beautiful Home Interior Design Styles Decorating styles have evolved over the centuries in response to the changing tastes of various groups of people. Every style has benefits to the people who will enjoy the home for many years to come. Many styles were born out of previous styles and have evolved into a distinct type of decorating for a certain feel. Each of the following designs expresses personality and taste specific to an era. 1. Shabby Chic