An Upside Down House.

By: Chrisjob Oct 02, 2009

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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… Continue Reading

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

By: Chrisjob Oct 01, 2009

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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… Continue Reading

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Utah Silo House

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2009

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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… Continue Reading

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How To Avoid Seven Decorating Sins

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 19, 2009

created at: 2009-07-19

Image: Antoine Boots for Met Home

Strict bullet points of decorating DON'Ts can serve as a valuable guide, and surprisingly free up unexpected ideas and options for your space.  AT-San Francisco  directs us over to MetContinue Reading

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Couple Converts Church into Home

By: Diy maven Jul 10, 2009

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A couple in Kyloe, Northumberland bought a historical church and Curblied it up. Big time. They chose to restore it rather than renovate it, which would have been much cheaper. As it is, the church maintains its churchiness but with a homey interior. (The only thing that kinda creeps me out is the cemetery in the front yard.) Here's a few pics, but you can see more on this page.Continue Reading

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Guerilla Art Installations in Big Box Home Improvement Stores.

By: Chrisjob Jul 03, 2009

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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… Continue Reading

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21 Home Office Organizing Tips.

By: Chrisjob Jun 19, 2009

No matter how I try to not pick up my office for work, I simply can't be productive in a chaotic space. Whether trying to be creative, efficient, or just less distracted, I simply need a clutter-free, accessible space. So, these twenty-one tips from Real Simple seem perfect for folks just like me, AND for those who need a bit more structure in their workspace.

Real Simple Organizing Tips

Photo comp and via :: Decor8

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Hollywood's House of the Year

By: Diy maven May 20, 2009

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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… Continue Reading

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Eight Alternative Uses for Old Socks.

By: Chrisjob May 14, 2009

Sock puppets?

Yep, and these eight other alternative uses by Wisebread. Be sure to check out the shoe freshener idea by filling an old sock with baking soda, and stuffing it in your sneaker.

  • Moth Repellant
  • Shoe Freshener
  • Washcloth for soap scraps
  • Hot Pack
  • Draft Dodger
  • Drink Cozy
  • Dolly Dresses
  • Broom Buddy

Via and photo. 

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How To Make a Button Pillow

By: Modhomeecteacher May 07, 2009

created at: 2009-05-08

When a certain big Swedish apparel retailer decided to offer a home collection including a hand drawn looking button pillow, it started my wheels turning. It looked completely DIY-able and the collection isn't available in the United States so, what the heck. Here is a… Continue Reading

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Storing in Style: A Guide to Decorative Organization.

By: Chrisjob Apr 19, 2009

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… Continue Reading

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Awesome Treehouse

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 03, 2009

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… Continue Reading

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Cave House

By: Diy maven Mar 05, 2009

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… Continue Reading

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How To: Customize Roman Shades.

By: Chrisjob Feb 20, 2009

Every television design show lauds the ease of the basic Roman shade, which can be endlessly customized. Well, fine, but I still don't know how to make one...and those strings intimidate me.

Luckily, I have Jennifer's how-to from Apartment Therapy. "Jennifer took simple, plain and inexpensive Roman shades from Target and completely transformed them with a graphic patterned fabric from IKEA — providing customized window… Continue Reading

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5 Simple Steps to Clearing the Clutter (Painlessly).

By: Chrisjob Jan 23, 2009

These collections of quick-cleaning and decluttering never get old...because the clutter never seems to go away. These five from DumbLittleMan are a mighty fine five, particularly with the habit-creating, and not just the collecting and tossing approach.

1. Schedule Some Time
2. Concentrate On One Place
3. Tackle Something Each Day
4. Keep Up Your Enthusiasm
5. Don't Undo Your Good Work

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DIY: H & M Home Collection

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 18, 2009

created on: 01/18/09

While H & M (Swedish apparel giant) is around every corner, their Home collection, going online next month, will only be available in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and the Nordic countries. It will offer comforters, sheets, pillows, towels and accessories to meet the demand of its customers. They'll  wait to see how the online and catalogue business does.  I'm hardly… Continue Reading

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Paperwork. Sorted.

By: Lilybee Nov 07, 2008

I have a complicated relationship with paperwork, and by 'complicated' I mean I hate it with a fiery passion and am just as likely to throw away all-import bits of paper in a rage as I am keep then. Which can make for complications when it comes to things like taxes and immunisation records and rental agreements and... well you get the picture.

Enter All Buttoned Up and their series of (dot)doc's. What you do is… Continue Reading

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Supernatural Cleaning Methods: How to Rid Your Home of Ghosts.

By: Chrisjob Oct 30, 2008

This morning's New York Times features a different approach to DIY house cleaning: sweeping out those things which haunt your home. "

You don’t believe in ghosts? Then you are either tragically out of step with the times or possibly a slovenly spiritual housekeeper looking for an excuse to avoid tidying up. A recent Google Internet search for getting rid of ghosts yielded nearly two million hits. By … Continue Reading

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Curbly Recession Busters: Subway Tile Backsplash for Under $95.00

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 23, 2008

created on: 10/23/08

My tiling project in the kitchen that cost less than $95.00 and one weekend opens up all sorts of new decorating possibilities.  Constrained by the in-your-face handpainted tiles of a decade ago, there was limited flexibility in color choices. Keeping permanent fixtures neutral and changing up paint, art, and kitchen chair upholstery makes much more sense, both financially and visually.  I even feel a… Continue Reading

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The Walking House

By: Diy maven Oct 23, 2008

You know how people sometimes do stuff just to see if they can? This seems to be one of those times. Designers from N55 in Copenhagen built a walking house. They figure it can out run rising waters. Of course, at 60 meters an hour, it's not actually running. More like crawling. In terms of making a break for it, give me an RV any day. Anyway, interesting to see in action. Via.

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