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 lamp.
Looking to mix things up in the gingerbread house department? You're in luck! The fine folks at Hometta are offering up free downloadable plans to create a gingerbread version of their dramatic Wedge House.
Wallpaper, IMO, should be outlawed*. At least wallpaper that doesn't look like Typology from Wall & Deco. Although it looks 3D, it's actually
Below is my list of favorite "stocking stuffer" gifts (and yes, Julie Andrews' "My Favorite Things" ran through my head as I put it together). For a gift to make it on this list, it had to be wonderful, and it had to cost under $20.
The holidays are approaching, but many of us haven't even found the time to dust off the old classics from our basements and attics, let alone research the latest in contemporary holiday decor. But as always, Curbly is here to help. Here are plenty of options that'll add a modern touch to the traditional holiday season.
"Love" is a sculpture by American artist Robert Indiana. The image was originally designed as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964, and first exhibited as a sculpture in New York City in 1970. Here is a miniature version of the modern sculpture sold as an ornament from Urban Outfitters.
We like these Mod ornaments made of a combo of polished/brushed metal from CB2.
You guys, I am so stoked about this gift guide! From art to books to pottery, we've rounded up a collection of gift ideas that are sure to delight the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast on your list. Get your clicker fingers ready, because this is going to be awesome.
Having completed yards of modern paper holiday garland, I wanted to create some more paper decorations to maintain the look and colors throughout my home. I tried making paper snowflakes from the colored cardstock, but they didn't really work. Then I recalled an old trick I learned in Sunday school as a kid which we called "onion bulbs" and put all over the Chrismas trees. We used paper strips to create the shape of teardrops and hearts...
Syliva takes us on a pictorial tour of her 1950's kitchen. A REAL kitchen that has some trouble spots, but that's what gives it its authenticity. Not to mention the honest to goodness vintage appliances. So cute and homey!
As a tradition, my husband and I usually go on the day after Thanksgiving to pick out a tree with his family. There's a special lot that has our preferred species (Balsam Firs - I love how skinny and open they are, which is great for showcasing ornaments. Take a peek at our tree from last year to see what I mean). This year, though, we were out of town and to this day are still treeless, which is nearly blasphemous. I am dying to get a...
Now through December 31, our whole series of Make It! how-to manuals is on sale. You can get all three of the Make It! PDFs for just $20, or get one of the printed versions for 25% off!
These books make great gifts for the DIY-ers in your family, just in time for the holidays!
The Make It! series of how-to manuals, offering in-depth, beautifully photographed tutorials on how to make inspiring DIY projects for your home. So far, we have released three issues:
Recently, I stumbled upon these amazing doll houses (read: works of art) by Brinca Dada. Not only would I love to have one of them for our daughter Ayla, but I'd love to live inside one of them. They are simple and stunning.
The company's philosophy is that "toys should be beautiful and fun." They believe they should be athestically pleasing to parents and inviting to children. They pride themselves on skipping the flash and noise, in favor...
Who would have thought that 4" x 4" rotten fence posts could shape up and look so flippin' great? This repurposed bench project on ApartmentTherapy instantly snagged my attention. And to think I almost called a guy to haul away our old fence posts that are heaped on the wood pile.
It's wreath time, friends! Are you ready for this? I think you are. I think you were born ready, so let's do this!
First things first. This wreath is freaking awesome. Also, it's deceptively simple. Two good things for any DIY project, as far as I'm concerned. If you agree, let's see what we'll need to bring this colorful creature to life.
I love the idea of bringing in found, natural elements for Thanksgiving decor; maybe some drift wood, or smooth river rocks. But where I live, all I can find are dead, brown oak leaves, some leftover dried corn stalks at the nursery, and twigs that get knocked down during windstorms. Crunchy foliage doesn't do much for me, but I like some of the branches and twigs that get blown into the corners of my block, and figured there must be something...
If you liked last week's Scandinavian Modern kitchen makeover, you're in for a treat! As I mentioned yesterday, around this time of year I always get that rustic itch (which sounds like a virus, but I swear it's not). I seek out and take inspiration from cozy spaces - move over shiny minimalist houses, I want wood and textiles! So, what's the ultimate winter abode? A Scandinavian Modern Cabin. I'll take two!