A Beautiful, Well-Organized, Small Business Office and Studio

by Chris Gardner

created at: 07/16/2010

Le Papier Studio makes modern and elegant silhouette creations, and recently, owner Vana Chupp upgraded from working at home to a brand new studio and office space. And from the looks of it, she totally nailed it.

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Bright, airy, well-organization, and seemingly incredibly functional. "Everything has it's space which make the studio look fairly organized most of the time (something I've always struggled with working from home).  You might remember my original posts, here and here about my home office? Aaron custom built my work area - which I love - but as the business kept growing, so did the need for more space. I never thought I would enjoy so much working outside the home - but so far, this has proven to be the best decision I ever made. Not only am I super productive during the time I am in the studio, but I get to BE with my family when I am home."

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Modern Home Humidifiers - a Move Towards Stylish Home Necessities

by Chris Gardner

Apparently, it can be done. From Materialicious: "HOME humidifiers are appearing with many new features and stylish designs as seen by the seven shown on this link. It's important to maintain a healthy balance of moisture and the hot dry air found in most homes during the winter months. The humidifier pictured is by Rocca."

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I post not because I am completely enamored with the design, though I am. I'm more interested in the trend over...

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The Convenient Light Switch Rack.

by Chris Gardner

You gotta love that MoMA store: always beautiful, and often useful.

This Light Switch Rack offers the helpful inbox/outbox approach to home organization (albeit on a small scale) at a no-new-holes-in-your-wall cost. New from designer Paul Koh, just "Easily install this rack over your existing light switch cover near the door. The two knobs function as key hooks, and a convenient mail holder at the top reminds you to take the mail with you on your way out. Made of powder-coated aluminum."

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An Upside Down House.

by Chris Gardner

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I've seen a few over the years: homes with the facade flipped, roofs in the ground, patios pointed to the skies; though, inside, things are as usual, and perfectly liveable for those of us suffering from gravity.

But this new installation in Germany is something different all together: the floors are in the air, tables hang from above, and the toilets flush towards the heavens...

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Ten Things You Can Do (Right Now!) to Brighten Your Home.

by Chris Gardner

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Regardless of your interior style, you've gots to be good to show off your gear...and that means brighten it up. And with the days getting shorter, you gotta do your best to keep your space light and airy. Erin says: "As the evenings are turning darker earlier here in the Midwest, I'm craving every last bit of sunlight I can muster up. I suppose I have two options: Hop a flight to California and bask in the bright, sunny rays... or I can...

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Utah Silo House

by DIY Maven

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For those city folks who don't know what a silo is, it's a large, usually cylindrical structure used to store silage. What's silage? Stuff ruminators eat. What are ruminators? I'll let you chew on that for a while. However, this particular silo serves a different purpose altogether.

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Guerilla Art Installations in Big Box Home Improvement Stores.

by Chris Gardner

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Regine at WeMakeMoneyNotArt writes,

"Encastrable is a series of guerrilla art residencies held inside gardening and DIY megastores in the Paris area... At no cost at all, the young artists have at their disposal a huge array of material that they can grab, move, superimpose, and organize onto temporary installations and sculptures. Authorization of the manager of the establishment is obviously never requested."

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Hollywood's House of the Year

by DIY Maven

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Tucked in the Hollywood Hills, this 7000 square foot piece of architectural splendor, which was designed and built by Temple Home, is not only drop-dead gorgeous it's really, really smart. Packed to the rafters with top-end technology, it features 'a CinemaScope theater, 7.1-channel surround-sound, intricate TV concealment,[and] extensive automation' among other things. No word on how much moo-la it would fetch in the open market, but, as...

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Storing in Style: A Guide to Decorative Organization.

by Chris Gardner

Though (at least before October) it doesn't seem quite true that "modern living spaces are getting smaller and smaller with each passing day," there's absolutely nothing wrong with attractive and appealing means of stocking your goods.

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"Modern designing is becoming an art that finds the fine balance between style, aesthetic joy and utility. And the most important factor that will save you space, is making sure that you get...

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Awesome Treehouse

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-04-03

How about coming home to this pad after a hard day at the office? This other-worldy tree home was designed by architect, Robert Harvey Orshatz, and built in the woods of Portland, Oregon. Sitting high in trees the, the home was inspired by a combination of nature and architecture, not a new idea, but now add the most

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Cave House

by DIY Maven

Curt Sleeper fell in love with a cave. And then built his house into it. The 17,000 square foot cave has three chambers that are separated by cinder-block walls. The entrance is sealed with 24+  windows made of recycled sliding glass doors. Curt bought 300 of the doors for 3 bucks a piece. The cave's kitchen--yes, it has a kitchen--features granite tile counters and two ovens.

The dwelling requires a commercial-grade...

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