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DIY: H & M Home Collection

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 18, 2009

created on: 01/18/09

While H & M (Swedish apparel giant) is around every corner, their Home collection, going online next month, will only be available in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and the Nordic countries. It will offer comforters, sheets, pillows, towels and accessories to meet the demand of its customers. They'll  wait to see how the online and catalogue business does.  I'm hardly disappointed sinceContinue Reading

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The World's Ugliest Couch!

By: Lilybee Jan 17, 2009

We have a winner! The World Wide Ugly Couch Contest winner '08 has been announced, and she's a 'beauty.

created on: 01/17/09

Head over to check the (almost) equally delightful runners up.

At this point I should really admit that I OWN an Ugly Couch. Oh sure, the monstrosity is hidden under custom slipcovers, but a gold cabbage rose print lurks beneath. Hideous yes, but the couch's bones, classic shape and rock-solid constructionContinue Reading

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7 Deadly Sins Series 7 Chairs.

By: Chrisjob Jan 17, 2009

Thomas Von Staffeldt has adapted seven of Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 chairs to reflect each of the saligia, the classic 'deadly' sins.

Read more at MocoLoco.

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Vintage Quick Tricks Using 7-Up.

By: Chrisjob Jan 17, 2009

TipNut has scanned a vintage cookbook from 1961 offering some clever and alternative uses for 7up. I imagine they'd still apply with a bottle of fresh soda.

* Tangy 7up Cubes
* Pork butt or ham glaze
* Mock champagne punch.
* 7up basted fish fillets
* Chocolate sauce for ice cream
* Zip up fresh fruit
* As liquid in fruit pies

 

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Interior Design App for iPhone & iPod Touch.

By: Chrisjob Jan 17, 2009

created on: 01/17/09

 

"Created by interior designer Mark Lewison, Mark On Call™ for the Apple® iPhone and iPod Touch, lets the interior design professional, their clients—and do-it-yourselfers alike—plan, preview and carry out their design visions while staying organized and within budget."

So, it seems that Mark Lewison has a bit of an ego issue, but I can certainly see this being useful when at the hardware store or when shopping forContinue Reading

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9 Ways To Create A Creative Space

By: Lilybee Jan 16, 2009

created on: 01/16/09

If this time of year gives you an organisational/creative kick in the pants you could do a lot worse than start with Amy Shearn's 9 great tips for making a creative space

1. Choose a Space - ('choose'might be a bit of a stretch for those of us who are still apartment dwellers.) but finding a nook and designating it is a good idea.

2. consult the masters - she's talking feng shui not something creepy.

3. go on border patrol - meaning define your space with a screen or even just a rug
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Toilets with integrated sinks.

By: Diy maven Jan 16, 2009

created on: 01/19/09

Flushing your toilet with sink water isn’t new, but it’s never been this elegant, which means people might actually choose such an item for aesthetic reasons rather than ecological ones. Either way, Mother Nature will be pleased.

From Caroma, which should be available in North America this year. Via.

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Making Natural Wood Buttons

By: Diy maven Jan 16, 2009


Esprit Cabane gets back to nature with these very easy to make wood buttons. They suggest the best applications for them are decorative ones, like embellishing a cushion or a hand-made purse.Continue Reading

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Artist Shepard Fairey on Colbert

By: Diy maven Jan 16, 2009

created on: 01/16/09

Even if you don't know who Shepard Fairey is, you've probably seen his work. He's the artist who created the Obama 'Hope' poster. And he was on Colbert last night (1/15/09), where the duo revealed a new work by Fairey, which is sure to become iconic for other reasons! You can see the segment on Colbert Nation's home page (the fourth clip in the line-up) or you can go to this page to see the entire episode. The interview begins at 16:46.

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A Stay at The Custom Hotel

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 15, 2009

 created on: 01/15/09

 A stay in LA can get rather expensive, so the frugal Mr. Mod found The Custom Hotel right near the airport for a very reasonable nightly rate. I'm still trying to figure out the place. It's billed as a boutique hotel. The grazing, stuffed sheep in the lobby, the painted black hallways and the oversized photobooth faces in the elevator just kept me wondering...what's the deal? Continue Reading

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