In March, Brittany showcased some fantastic works of "yarn bombing", where artists take to the streets armed with crochet needles, covering everything from tree trunks to subway seats. Now, one artist takes this trend to a whole new level: covering her entire apartment, bathroom fixtures and all. Creative, brilliant, or just plain nutty - you tell us! Continue Reading
Don't cha just LOVE when you see a picture of something and it makes the DIY lightbulb in your brain go off?? My noggin was a-blaze when I saw these "Framed Objects". They look interesting naked, but just take a look of them 'in use':Continue Reading
Head's up, friends. Easter is over, spring has sprung, and we're moving on to a whole new season. First up: Mother's Day, which occurs on May 8th this year. To help you celebrate in style, we've asked our friend Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon, to share some unique, independently designed and printed cards to share with your cool Mom. Embossed bouquets? No sir. Continue Reading
So, let's say you collected a ton of paint chips for that Easter Egg Garland, but a) never made it or b) got greedy at the paint store and have a bunch of "left overs"... What do you do now? Why, make some cool, mod, geometric wall art, that's what! Continue Reading
If you're in need of some big art, you probably also have a big boring wall. Consider yourself lucky, because this decor problem really is a great opportunity to get your arteest on. Check out these creations, all of which could be reinterpreted to go onto thrifty MDF or even directly on the wall. BTW: I chose these particular pieces because of their linear quality, meaning you could use painter's tapeContinue Reading
Easter decor doesn't have to be all fluffy bunnies and fuzzy chicks. Things like vintage letterpress typography (above) from Etsy seller MonkiVintage can add a great touch of modern Easter whimsy to your home. We've gathered a few more Easter ideas for you this year as the perfect addition to the holiday. Continue Reading
In my opinion, the most loved and easily recognized and furniture designers of the Mid-Century are Charles and Ray Eames. Together, they had the Midas touch when it came to home furnishings; if the Eames' designed it, it became a classic.
If you aren't lucky enough to own an actual Eames Chair of any variety, how about using their images as decor?
My hardwood floors took a beating this winter. All the in-and-outs with the snow, salt, and drippy boots left a dull, gray haze over the major traffic areas. So, I went to the local home improvement center to get a door mat, and guess what - there wasn't a one that could be considered "contemporary" and certainly not modern. All the nice ones were covered with Celtic designs, and puppy paw prints, and weird flowers...and the plain ones were this terrible chemical-laden black plastic that looked like it was more interested in welcoming folks to a factory rather than as guests to my house. Continue Reading