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. When you compare the two, you will be absolutely amazed how real Ronel's "rock cushions" look. 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
THOUGHT PATTERNS: It's as simple as that. It makes me happy, seeing books on bookshelves... or on deer's backs xoxoxo Beautiful French Country House Presumably the workplace of an artist and the home of a creative soul, this beautiful French country house is a treat for those with a keen eye. Or those who enjoy the revitalizing mix of nature and the human mind. Cocooned in natural surroundings, this house has a rustic, pristine and a raw feel to it. With the option of working indoors and outdoors, the house inspires vision. If you come across stunning villas like these which you think need to be featured here at Home-Designing, please mention them in the comments. [Via]
my love for you… | sfgirlbybay Posted by my illustrious guest blogger //// 25 Comments hello everyone! it’s meighan from ml4u. this week i got a bit of a terrarium bug! the botany factory offers terrariums at a few stores in san francisco or you can commission and pick it up yourself. katie goldman macdonald takes such special care in making her terrariums they look like little worlds unto themselves. i like the idea of a family of terrariums. they come in so many different sizes. the slug & the squirrel has an amazing array of all types of terrariums. you could probably find one for everyone you know. the glass they choose to work with is really lovely and has such character, from vintage to modern. each one has such a great look. the ladies who run twig terrariums have such a sense of humor and mischief with their work. i hope to get to see them next time i am in brooklyn, if not i may have to mail order a kit. too fun and a great gift to boot!
15 Elegant and Creative Ways to Maximize Space Under Your Stairs We’ve seen a lot of indoor arrangements where the space under the stairs is completely neglected. This usually happens because the owners fear not to overcrowd the living room or hallway. In this post we would like to present 15 creative and elegant ways on how to effectively use the space under your stairs without “damaging” your home’s appearance. In fact, we think the ideas below will help improve the overall design of the rooms where they are put to practice. If you are living in a small crib and feel the need for more space, you might consider improvising a bookcase, a home office or an entertaining area. the paris apartment Singita, Luxury African Game Reserve | Luxury Property, Interior Design, Exclusive Travel & Bespoke Furniture Singita, Luxury African Game Reserve Singita, meaning place of miracles, is a group of world-renowned games reserves in Africa which provide a positive balance of hospitality, conservation and community for all of their guests. The luxury lodges contain an eclectic mix of African heritage and European contemporary furniture which adds a luxury feel to this unique African game reserve. About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us.. May 25, 2010 | South Africa Travel | View comments Be enchanted, entertained and soothed at Nam Hai, Vietnam A beautiful location, a captivating heritage and a retreat of pure luxury, The Nam Hai promises to enchant, entertain and soothe. Interlocking contemporary design – Hotel Pupp, Italy Italian and Austrian architectural practice, Bergmeisterwolf Architekten, have designed the Hotel Pupp project for Christian and Martin Pupp of Cafe Konditorei Pupp OHG.
17 Apart: Growing Celery Indoors: Never Buy Celery Again Remember when we tested and shared how to grow onions indefinitely last week? Well, at the same time, we've been testing out another little indoor gardening project first gleaned from Pinterest that we're excited to share the successes of today — regrowing celery from it's base. We've figured out how to literally re-grow organic celery from the base of the bunch we bought from the store a couple weeks ago. This project is almost as simple as the onion growing project — simply chop the celery stalks from the base of the celery you bought from the store and use as you normally would. Instead of tossing the base, rinse it off and place it in a small saucer or bowl of warm water on or near a sunny windowsill — base side down and cut stalks facing upright. We let our celery base hang out in the saucer of water for right around one week, give or take. We watered it generously and after planting in the soil, the overall growth really took off. Discover More: