WHAT, you might ask, does a mid-century artist of Mondrian's magnitude have to do with a 70's sit-com? Well, the Partridge family bus just happened to be painted in the unmistakeable Mondrian style. As far as this unlikely union producing an afghan offspring, that Becky's doing. She started with a pattern at Lion Brand, changed some colors and sizes, and then got busy crocheting. Done in the Tunisian stitch, the outcome is quite remarkable.
Just last week we had six different test splotches of paint on our kitchen walls in an effort to find the perfect color; not one was pink. However, the example pictured above from GE's kitchen gallery kind of...well...works.
From what I've been told, when temperatures fall, liquor stores start selling more Bailey's Irish Cream and Kaluha and such. For people like me, who don't partake, I feel like I'm missing out on a popular cold-weather activity. So, when I came across this recipe for homemade Irish Cream Liquour, via Bon Appetit, I thought I could finally join in the fun. The entire recipe follows, but omitting the whiskey would still make a deliciously creamy, chocolaty coffee flavoring.
The building is a co-op across the street from Pratt. It's part of a two building complex that went co-op in the mid '70s to stop Pratt from kicking all the tenants out and turning the buildings...
This all-glass house is the concept of Carlo Santambrogio and Ennio Arosio of Santambrogiomilano. It is an adjunct to their all-glass furniture sets, which would certainly suit such a dwelling. But the question is, could you live in a see-through house? How about if it were in a very secluded area?
Who knew? These crazy shapes:
combine to create something as elegant and playful as this:
This master bath re-do is more miracle than makeover. Carpeted bathrooms are one thing...but carpeted bathTUBS???
Try floating one of these in your next Ultimate Arctic Martini.
From Serious Eats: "These are probably meant for six-year olds, but they still provide me with gobs of joy. All you need is a black olive (for the penguin head), a bigger one (for the bulbous bod), a little carrot medallion (with a triangle sliced out for the beak), and a mozzarella ball (or cream cheese works). Extra credit if you can make them an edible igloo. It's...
White walls and off white lightswitch covers...blech. Here's a quick and inexpensive way to overcome the blandness of home center materials, and a perfect way to customize a rental or other tough to personalize space.
From Red Thread DIY "Switch plates! [We] wanted all of our switch plates to match, so we literally unscrewed all of the old switch plates and installed brand new ones. I was about to throw away the old ones because I...
After World War II, attentions turned to outer space, adding a fun and exploratory sense to mid-century decor. Thus, these flying saucer bowls from the incredibly named Museum of Robots add a beautiful and playful appeal to any modern decor.
"The iconic flying saucer shape lands on the tabletop in this multi-functional two-piece bowl set. It can be used as a covered bowl, or rest the top on its antennae-feet as a second bowl. Natural Acacia Wood bowls on jewelry-quality stainless steel Flying Saucer Base."