Molo Design’s Softseating Strips are made of recycled craft paper that has been formed into ‘flexible honey-comb structure(s)’. The honey-combs fan out into whatever shape you can imagine, including benches, stools and low tables. For longer pieces, the sections’ ends secure to one another with magnets. From eco-friendly Vivavi, Softseating comes in a variety of sizes from 9" h x 16" d to 18" h x 36" d and can range in… Continue Reading
So you've switched from paper or plastic and gone to reusable grocery bags. If you haven't yet done so, it's now time to ditch non-recyclable plastic produce bags for something a bit more earth-friendly too. A great alternative to them are the fabulous BYO Bags. They’re made of a lightweight nylon mesh that’s not only breathable, but durable, washable, quick drying and, of course, reusable. I found my set of 3–one small, one… Continue Reading
Apparently, LEGO have been used to repair crumbling walls in Bocchignano, Italy, a village near Rome. The ‘repair work’ was part of the ‘20 Eventi’ project. Not sure if LEGO are the appropriate addition to a centuries old building? Me either, but it does make one wonder how cool they might look as a decorative element on an interior corner or two. Via.
Some of these cabinet makeovers are simplier to do than others, but all of them are an inexpensive and easy alternative to replacing your cabinets entirely.
Add textured wallpaper to the center panels.
Adding molding and paint equals a significant change.
Or, you could add some cork to the molding and paint.
If you removed the center panel alltogether, you could replace it with beadboard,
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- an Ikea Slom Jar, size small, $3
- a single Malibu brand solar garden light, $10
- one can of glass frosting spray
- Blue Tak or a sticky equivalent
As of today, Mixko is my new favorite place to be inspired. Design Crack sort of puts it this way: they’re into design mashups. They see things where others don’t. A whistle becomes a chair; a key from a key board becomes a stool; a deflated basketball becomes a serving bowl. Perusing their site should come with a warning, however. Once you do, you may never look at any object the same way ever again.
Lamps, powered by Dumbledore or possibly rechargeable batteries. Candela Glow Lanterns by OXO ($39.99 for two) sit on their base to recharge and light up automatically when removed, they last for 8 hours after a full charge and unlike candles you can leave them unattended (and not worry about still having a house to come back to). There are different sizes and shapes available including these funky little slug chaps… Continue Reading
The environment and green issues are popular topics here on Curbly, so a review of where the presidential candidates stand on the environment seemed pertinent. Reuters FACTBOX gives a good review of their positions, and for the thumbnail approach, check out Green Daily.
Glo Canvas Light Fixtures are actually digital images of light fixtures printed on cotton canvas that glows from behind via slim flourescent lights. Available through Hidden Art Shop, the glowing images by Duffy London run between £55 to £195 and come in various styles, sizes and colors.