Spring is almost here, and to celebrate, I thought I'd whip up a little Girard-esque sun using one of our old standbys: Mod Podge. Here's what you'll need to make one too.
I love open shelves and door-less kitchen cabinets. The only problems with them are if you got 'em, you need to keep them tidy, and it helps to have some cool things in/on 'em to show off. These kitchens, however, belong to people who have no problems exposing their kitchen bits.
The Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) set by Herman Miller is, to me, not only the most iconic piece of mid-century design, but the most perfect piece of furniture. Ever. And a new one in cherry or walnut start at $3,000, and a 50th anniversary chair in Santos Palisander rosewood starts at about $4,500, with authentic vintage chairs fetching that much or more.
My new-to-me Frank Doerner copy, on the other hand, cost me just over $100. I...
Local friend and blogger Lesley of The Design File has gathered up 6 alternative wall applications to liven up the dreaded blank wall. Inspired by an episode of Diving Design,
Green cleaning products are great, but like with all cleaners, some work better than others. Kastle has given quite a few a test drive. She has posted her findings, along with her favorite eco-friendly cleaners, over at Daily Green. Here's some you might want to put on your shopping list:
Reading the title of Tom Fischer's new book, The Gardener's Color Palette, might make you assume it's a book just for gardeners. If you did, you'd be wrong, because it is so much more than that. But before we get to the 'more' part, lets look at what makes it a great gardening book.
First, it's laid out with a picture of each plant under consideration on the right pages and all the pertinent information about the specimen on the pages to the...
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The houndstooth check is the only new material in this stool and it was even a leftover piece I had in my fabric stash. So it turns out that the entire stool was made from used and found materials that came together in this new design. Check out my DIY Journal at
Have you looked at your ironing board cover lately? Their rattiness always sneaks up on you. Probably because it's one of those things you can hide away. But, really, a nice, pretty ironing board cover can make the tedious job of ironing so much more pleasant. Instead of opting for
Cabins should be small. And they could look like cabins...inside and out. Otherwise they really aren't 'cabins' are they? So now that I've gotten that decree out of the way, check out this little gem from Montana Mobile Cabins. It's a tidy little 14' x 20' and
We love it when a small idea idea takes off and becomes a full fledged business. That's what happened after Alice Nichols started Up Country with just six original collar designs twenty six years ago. The Rhode Island company designs and hand sews