The donut shape is the unsung hero of human ingenuity. Look at archaelogical evidence of early wheels, for example - they were basically donuts. The driving force behind technological innovation? Perhaps. A delightfully simple core element of design? … Continue Reading
Right out the box, the Less Lamp really isn't much of a lamp at all. Its black egg shape lets no light pass through. Ridiculous, right? Which is why to make it 'work' you gotta break it with its accompanying pickaxe. Bust off a chunk or put dozens of little holes in it,… Continue Reading
Mosaics, I love you. Let me count the ways.
- You are ancient. The oldest evidence shown in the archaelogical record indicates that mosaics date back to 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia.
- You are seemingly universal. So many cultures and so many artistic traditions have adopted you as their own medium of expression. Each work is imbued with a unique look specific to the time and place of the maker.
- You are complex… Continue Reading
Finding the right size side table or nightstand presents a challenge for the small space dweller. Here's a DIY side table/nightstand project to the rescue. Recycling cardboard and paper into this functional piece of furniture brings the cost down to practically nothing, not to mention the eco-hip artsy practicality of the whole project. See how… Continue Reading
Have you seen Armén Rotch’s tea bag art yet? (Pictured above if you haven't.) They look a little like pixilated landscapes that, apparently, smell heavenly. After seeing them, and falling a little in love, I was wondering who else was making art using tea bags. Here's some of the best I found.
A friend forwarded me one of those emails her husband got at work. It was full of photos of amazing staircases plus some strange magic eye type puzzles. Being the visual person that I am, I became completely fixated on the staircases and even went so far as to search for more and more visually indulging photos of creative staircases. I couldn't get enough. Who thinks of these… Continue Reading
UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Hey Curbliers, this week we're giving away a $100 gift card to VistaPrint.com, where you can get all kinds of custom printed products like invitations, calendars, t-shirts, and photo books:
How To Enter to Win
To win this giveaway, you need to leave a comment on this post:
- Leave a comment in the section below. In it, tell us what you'd get printed up with your gift card,… Continue Reading
Font decorating hasn't captivated me, until now. These four rooms, dressed up in graphic font wallpapers by the Italian company Wall and Deco, have me rethinking this whole font decor thing. These walls add just the right character (Ha!, no pun intended) and would provide hours of obsessive word searching. Oh! Get a load of that duvet and pillow combo.… Continue Reading
Interior decorators and home stagers hold the secret to making small spaces seem bigger. It may seem like a mystery, but there are concrete tricks of the trade that are routinely used to 'stretch' the walls out a few extra feet. It's all about the visual feel of things.… Continue Reading