My friends will tell you that I need more clocks in my house, because I'm always late. And it's probably true... there's nothing like the tick-tock of a real clock to remind you to be on time. But the great thing about these clocks is that they're not only functional, they're pretty too.… Continue Reading
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Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That's why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla's room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it's the only done room in the house. This room was my baby, and it's for my baby, so today I'm going to show you more pictures than a proud grandma stores in her wallet. Let's go!
Oh hey, remember this? My super gross office? Yeah, that bad boy is getting a makeover no matter which way you look at it. Since I'm a visual person and a planner, inspiration boards are a must! Check out my color choices and product picks -- and the spaces and artwork that inspired them -- below!… Continue Reading
Have you ever looked at something in an aisle at a home improvement store and thought, 'this is weird, but there must be something cool I can do with this'? Of course you have, and after you see this before and after, you might just be heading out to grab yourself a ceiling… Continue Reading
Man-gifts: leather, wood, bacon, and tools for the great outdoors (or life). We've rounded up 20 gifts that would make any dad proud. Happy Father's… Continue Reading
I just walked around my house and made a quick inventory of how many silhouette images I have as wall art in my home. The count currently stands at 10, but that number increases drastically depending on what holiday decor I have out throughout the year.
You could argue that I like silhouettes. A lot.
Here are 12 silhouette art ideas that might inspire yet another piece to add to my… Continue Reading
You may have noticed that there are a lot of goofy and cheap clocks out there. If they're goofy, they're probably outdate and if they're cheap, they probably lack personality. Here are five makeovers that tackle both kinds of problems to GREAT effect.
Above is clock purchased for $4 at Walmart. A dollar for scrapbook paper and we have a cute timepiece with personality. The… Continue Reading
It's back to school season and for many starting or returning to college, a white cinder block room awaits. Hooray for student housing! Balancing school, jobs, and a social life is difficult enough, so we're making sure your home away from home is as non-depressing as possible. We've rounded up a few of our favorite colorful essentials to make dorm life happy on the inside - and friendly on your student budget!… Continue Reading
You've probably seen bottle cap magnets before or maybe even made a few yourself. (I have one of a Miniature Schnauzer on my fridge that my nephew lovingly picked out for me from the local craft fair. It's awesome.) But, have you seen MCM-inspired bottle cap magnets?? Yeah, that's what I… Continue Reading
It never ceases to amaze me what people can do with basic Ikea furniture. Charles Crawford of Crawford Creative Studio took the ubiquitous Lack Side Table and turned it into a sweet, mod clock and table… Continue Reading
Speaking of Secondhand Chic, can you get any more chic than a Mercedes hubcap clock? This particular hubcap might be a scarce commodity at a flea market, but if you do come across one, by all means grab it up. Hubcap art isn't especially my taste, but this Mercedes clock is smart! I especially like it that the artist used the open circle, mod hands which tie in nicely to the cutout edge of the hubcap. Here's all you need to make your own… 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.
This projector from Plow & Hearth throws the face of a working clock upon any flat surface. At ten feet, the clock’s face is 3 feet in diameter, whereas the projector itself is only 7" x 6". The clock’s brightness and focus are both adjustable, and at 100 bucks a pop, they even throw in the AAA battery you need to run the thing.
Consider Uncommon Goods’ Infinity Wooden Wall Clock. Yes, it’s missing about 3/4 of what we’ve come to expect in clocks. According to the retailer, this absence is an exercise for the viewer: visualize the rest of the numbers to determine what time it is. The battery operated, 11.5" L x 11.5" timepiece can be yours for 35 bucks.