50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging.
The Good Stuff Guide Siri-ious Fun April 9, 2014 Written by Marykate O’Malley, mother of three wonderful children, …read more 15 Cool Alcove Beds Home design DIY Kids Weddings Fashion and Style FOOD Cool stuff 15 Cool Alcove Beds Beautiful Warehouse Conversion in Melbourne By Eric • Feb 14, 2011 • Selected Work Spotted on MBP, here is a completely renovated apartment located in a historic building in Melbourne, Australia. This three bedroom, two bathroom residence is on sale and according to the agent, “this superlative warehouse conversion in “Leicester House”, an historic 1880′s building, provides privacy and vast spaces. Lost & Found: Comfy Chair Cushioned with Built-In Storage Lighters, keys, coins … cushioned chairs and couches are notorious for nomming all kinds of things that slip out of our pockets or otherwise get left behind and slide into the cracks. This design simply celebrates that existing phenomena, like a giant-sized pin cushion. It may come as no surprised that this clever-but-boxy furniture piece was developed by architectural designers (of Daisuke Motogi Architecture), who have a knack for exposing and expanding uses for classic furnishing types. Pixel-like pads cover the entire surface of the seat both inside and out, forming slots in which one can accidentally drop a small item or intentionally stick a book, magazine, remote and more. Cleaning this piece would not be trivial, but for those who enjoy the occasional boredom-induced, couch-cushion treasure hunt, who knows what you might find that you or someone else left behind.
May Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month Here's the May 2014 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month. Remember, here are the ground rules: 1. Work for 15 minutes to declutter and do the mission listed, and if you need to work longer, and have the time, go for it. However, don't feel obligated to. 2.
11 Bloggers Get Excited for 2011 -Elle-decor-elledecor.com Mark your calendars! From new TV shows to book launches, design exhibitions to exclusive product collaborations, here are 11 noteworthy happenings on the horizon, chosen by some of the freshest voices in the design blog world. WHO: Victoria Smith, SF Girl by Bay WHAT: Palm Springs Modernism Week, February 17 to 27 WHY: “One big event I look forward to every year is Palm Springs Modernism Week. Everyday Objects Stash Money, Secrets, Drugs, IDs Yiting Cheng just finished up a master's degree in design, but she could already teach James Bond a thing or two about stashing valuables. For her thesis project, Cheng designed a series of eight objects that ingeniously store secrets--from passwords to money to drugs to IDs. And you can see all of them in this nicely shot video (our favorite is the secrete drawer, hidden in the edge of a table, which is only accessible when attach a magnetic pull): According to Cheng: This project is about concealing valuables, secrets, bad habits and personal information in our workplaces.
Bunk Bed Rooms Whether you have a large family or a busy summer house, a bunk room is an ideal solution for accommodating lots of guests. Here are some of our favorites. This nautical-inspired bunk room in a Hamptons home by Steven Gambrel features lots of room for storage with built-ins and under-bed drawers. Custom netting provides safety for the top bunks. Inspiration – A cool kitchen-finds blog - Kitchenisms The refrigerator is often the ugliest thing in a kitchen. Big, space-sucking and stupid looking, they can drain the charm from an otherwise lovely space. Sure, there are great options around (I do love me a smeg), but what to do if yours is one of those ho-hum models, and an upgrade isn’t on the cards?
How to Get Rid of Clutter In response to my raging spring fever, and in anticipation of our impending move in two months, I just finished a whirlwind cleaning of our apartment. People say I clean when I’m stressed. I say I clean not to go crazy. Eight bags of garbage and a carload of Goodwill donations later, and who cares if I’m crazy, our apartment is clean, right? At Home At Home guest artist color prints January 28th, 2014 You can still find giant black and white posters of my work in my shop but now, for a limited time you can also buy one of 2 GIANT COLOR posters over in Debbie Carlo’s shop. Debbie is a hero of mine so this is a big deal for me. Get all the details over in her shop.