Ronel Jordaan's Rock Cushions (by @baekdal) #design In late January I wrote about the cool looking rock cushions "LivingStones". Then Sian Eliot (from Willowlamp Studio) commented that the South African designer "Ronel Jordaan" has been making rock cushions for years. Naturally I had to investigate the case. I looked up Ronel Jordaan's website, contacted her, and found that she had indeed made rock cushions since December 2004. Not only that, but Ronel's rock cushions is also way better looking than Livingstones. Ronel Jordaan's cushions are also completely hand-made, hand-dyed, hand-carded, made out of felt, and have no stitches. You can get the rocks in several colors like cream, pale brown, pale grey, mid grey, dark grey, charcoal, brown, and DK brown. So, if you just want to be cool then there is always LivingStones' copy of the real thing. (Thanks Sian for the tip!) Follow: 42Concepts
Bedroom Designs: Modern Interior Design Ideas & Photos Do you prefer plush padding a minimalist pillow, a decked-out design or toned-down interior? From dazzling abstract designs to humorously offbeat sleeping spaces here are seven brilliant bedroom designs to inspire your imagination. Who knows, with a few decorative adjusts you might be able to remodel your own bedrooms to similar effect. If you love soft illumination and hate to sacrifice privacy, this bedroom interior has a brilliant combination of strategies from uplighting around the bed itself to wall panels that block direct views and sunlight but let light in around them. If you are more of a minimalist, this simple bedroom space has a rhythmic modularity and combines soft white walls and ceiling with variegated wood furniture and furnishings for a pleasantly mixed aesthetic experience. At the opposite end of the spectrum, how would you like to have your bedroom be in the middle of your pool room?
17 Useful tips I received this as an email and instead of saving the email, I decided to post it here so that I know I always have these great tips on my site. I plan on trying every single one of them too. I actually just tried the dryer tip (#17) at the bottom, so we’ll see how that one works out. Oh yeah, I probably won’t be trying the hair conditioner on my legs for shaving either since, well…I’m a guy. A lot of these tips are things that I can actually use on a regular basis too. 1. Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove , set heat to med-low and heat till warm. 2. Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. 3. When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. 4. To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated , place them in a microwave with a cup of water. 5. Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. 6. 7. Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Hate foggy windshields? 13.
How To Design A Two-Room Apartment With Style Having a small apartment can be a drag when it comes to implementing the desired interior design idea. Here is an example of a two-room apartment which is both very aesthetic and functional. So how did they do it?As you can see, the home plan features a hallway, two rooms (left and right), a kitchen and a bathroom. In order to achieve a high level of practicability, the designers took advantage of every single corner of the house. The hallway(the area with the red wallpaper) is welcoming and also has some integrated furniture elements such as a small table and an armchair.
30 Thrilling Open Plan Living Rooms with a View Designing an open floor plan can be a great way to make your living areas seem more spacious. What is the first aspect that comes to mind when thinking about modern living rooms? For us it’s openness. 25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net
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. 1. British look that incorporates all-white interior walls, floors, and ceilings accented with vintage items resting on distressed furniture. 2. An eclectic look is created through a trendy approach called maximalism, which means to make the most of a small space. 3. Noticeable design features include solid colours with contrasting properties against a blank slate of walls and floor. 4. Softer colour contrasts highlight the art on the walls as the visual emphasis. 5. Bulky, comfortable chairs set against the stark lines of tables with metal legs. 6. Wide open rooms are accented with neutral paint colours accented by contrasting furniture. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier . We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. So without further ado, here’s another 25 ingenious household tips and organisational tricks that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Source: chezerbey.com Got an empty kitchen shelf? Source: maillardvillemanor.com Wall mount cutlery trays and add a cup hook in each compartment for brilliant jewelery storage. Source: apartmenttherapy.com Avoid messy dresser drawers by “filing” your clothing side-by-side instead of stacking items on top of each other. Photo: William Warby on flickr.com Has putting Toy Story on constant repeat finally taken its toll? Source: realsimple.com Packing tip: Protect breakables such as wine bottles or food containers with children’s inflatable floaties. Source: whatiwore.tumblr.com Rather than bundling them in your drawer, loop tights over a coathanger and store them in your wardrobe. Source: bakedbree.com
Incredible Space Maximization in a Small Studio Apartment You’ve seen a lot of ingenious ideas on how to decorate small studio apartments on Freshome. Here is another tiny apartment that manages to maximize space and create a cozy living environment as well. The East Village Studio Apartment comes from JPDA Architects, stretches over an area of 46 square meters (500 square feet) and was built as a little “nest” for the owners who also work here. 101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home | Glamumous! I love to discover tips which make housework easier! From time-saving tricks to finding new and ingenious uses for old things, the Internet provides a wealth of information and advice. In this post I've collected 101 visual tips from all over the web to help you save time and money in every room of your home. About this post Most of these tips were found via Pinterest (which by the way is a great resource for discovering tips to help around the home!). Wherever possible, I've attributed the image and tip by means of links to the original site or web-page, but if you think I have made a mistake please let me know the original source and I will correct the link. What are your favourite household tips? Do you have any favourite tips from this list? You might also enjoy these posts...
Avoid Mildew-Keep it Clean and Dry Normal weather patterns in Florida include afternoon rains that keep humidity high. Humidity causes mildew to thrive outside; spores are being produced by the zillions. Even if the indoor mildew spore level was low this spring, spores from outside come in on our clothing and hair. Clean Mildew must have nutrients to grow.