Julia Reindell’s collection at the recent London College of Fashion Awards was made entirely out of human hair. Apparently, it created quite a stir. You know what they say about the catwalk and trends in home interiors: the latter follows the former. Could that mean human hair pillows in the near future?? Only your hairdresser knows. For more information, visit metro.co.uk.
Instead of pouring that flat brew down the drain, you might want to try a couple of these tricks.
Plant food. Beer has yeast in it and yeast is good for plants. A few tablespoons of flat brew added to the garden will enrich the soil.
Bee killer. Get yourself an old jar, punch a few 3/8" holes in its lid and then fill the jar with beer. Screw the top back on the jar and set it out in your yard where bees and wasps are a problem. The bees… Continue Reading
Designer Ross McBride’s ‘Normal Clock’ is anything but. It has a laser-cut opening that acts as the hour hand. As the panel sweeps around, it reveals the hour while the minute and second had behave as expected. It’s 8.5" in diameter, made of stainless steel and all yours for $199. There’s also a wristwatch version for $219. Both are available at Generate.
Debbie Zimmer from the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute does a little prognosticating on color trends for 2008. She suggests green might become the latest ‘neutral’ color for interiors. Coming on strong is also black and white accented with crystals, mirrors, metallics and even shots of subtle color such as soft pink or taupe. Another popular tend is something called ‘crewel colors’, which reflects peoples’… Continue Reading
My grandmother embroidered everything. She wouldn't have even considered using a dish towel unless she had embellished it with flowers or fruit or something. And although I doubt she would have been a fan of AZEdesign’s messy table cloth, I am.… Continue Reading
Don't be intimidated by the prospect of reupholstering an ugly or stained office chair with seemingly complicated mechanics. This office chair was purchased at my FAVORITE furniture store-Goodwill, for a whopping $6.99. I had oodles of a fabric remnant I purchased for $5.99 a yard. This chair took approximately one yard of fabric. I am waiting for a website adjustment to post the remainder of the pictures.
The CMYK clothing butler is the brain-child of CMYK Sweden. According the company’s website, it’s not yet available for purchase, but for a DIYer with a jig saw, who cares? It’s totally DIYable! Three-quarter inch cabinet grade plywood (because it doesn’t have voids in the laminations) would be my first choice.