Color Quest: Underwater World

by Beccajo

Blue Planet 

Went to one of my favorite sites this AM, Cuteoverload.com and found this gorgeous picture of turtle kisses. Of course, if you've seen my mural pics, you know I have a thing for the world just beyond the surface of the nearest big body of water. Growing up in Minnesota, can you blame me?

What amazing colors. The cooler colors have always appealed to me in home decor, clothing, and art, they are just so restful and soothing. There's...

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The King (of Kitsch) Has Left the Building

by DIY Maven

On November 1st 2006, the original pink plastic flamingo was slatted for extinction. Due to rising production costs, its manufacturer, Union Products of Leominster, MA decided to put an end to its life.

The Birth of an Icon

Born in 1957 to its creator Don Featherstone, the plastic birds have become the symbol of kitsch. To read more about the man and his bird, read Mr. Featherstone’s book, The Original Pink Flamingos: Slendor on the Grass. Mr...

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Fridge Fixation

by DIY Maven

Okay, admit it. Your refrigerator door looks like a pop art project gone bad. Pictures, postcards, receipts, lotto tickets (both last Wednesday’s loser and next Saturday’s winner), a grocery list, and a friendly reminder from your dentist that it’s time for a checkup. Too important to cast aside in the dark recesses of some drawer only to be forgotten, but not quite important enough for a cubbyhole of its own, junk accumulates for all to see.

If...

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For Sale: Beach Sand (Cigarette Butts Not Included)

by DIY Maven

What has the world come to? We’re buying sand for five dollars a pound. Sure, it’s clean and we don’t have to brush it out from between our toes, but it’s still just sand. This being said, I’m happy to announce, in the world of home decor, sand has become passe! Hooray!

 

Fall Freebie

This fall, instead of using beach grit as a foundation to your candlescapes and hurricanes, how about giving acorns a try? All you have to do is find an obliging oak...

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A Tor(i)d Affair

by Beccajo
Since finding out about  Tord Boontje a few years back, I've been somewhat obsessed with him.

He's created some amazing furniture/accessories, favorites being the Midsummer and Garland lamps. He uses repetitive, stylized shapes layered to the max. My graphic designer friend Timo calls this style 'grunge', but I call it GORGEOUS.  

My countless attempts at winning one of these beauties on e-bay have been thwarted by faceless bidders half a world...

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