Someday, I Will Own an Authentic Eames Lounge...Until Then, This Will Do Just Fine.

by Chris Gardner

created at: 03/18/2010

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...

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Top 5 Green Cleaning Tips

by DIY Maven

 

created at: 03/18/2010

 

 

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:

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The Gardener's Color Palette

by DIY Maven

created at: 03/17/2010

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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