The House of Turquoise

by DIY Maven

 

The House of Turquoise

Turquoise. Robin's egg blue. Tiffany blue. Whatever you want to call it, Erin is obsessed with it. So much so she has created a website devoted to it. I happen to adore the color, but I don't have any in my home. What up with that?

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Ten Ways to Use Herbs to Freshen Your Home.

by Chris Gardner

10 Ways Herbs Can Freshen Up Your Home
In most areas of the country, it's almost time to go ahead and plant your produce-producing annuals. But unlike your fresh fruits and veggies, you can actually use your herb seedlings as soon as you get them in the ground. Here's ten ways from TipNut to use fresh herbs in your spring cleaning and home maitenance.

  1. Homemade Herbal Carpet Freshener Recipe
  2. Herbal Mattress Freshener
  3. Homemade Herbal Lavender Dryer Bags
  4. Bugs-Be-Gone Bags
  5. ...

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How to Detox Your House

by DIY Maven

How to Detox Your House

For many of us, winter means closing our windows for five to six months, creating the perfect condition for toxins to accumulate in our home. According to the EPA 'indoor air pollution is two to five times worse than outdoor air pollution' which can exacerbate asthma and allergy symptoms. As spring approaches, now is a great time to clear the indoor air. Good Housekeeping takes the mystery out of a home detox, breaking the task down into...

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Make A Personalised House Of Cards

by Lilybee

The Eames House Of Cards is a series of interlocking cards depicting what Charles called 'The good stuff',

created on: 11/28/08

first produced in 1952, they're still available today, find them at the Curiosity Shoppe for $35. If you have an MCM lover on you list they're pretty much perfect.

OR you could make some depicting your very own good stuff. There's a tutorial over at Design*Sponge to do just that.

You'll need:

  • 32 images that you love
  • a printer
  • 3 sheets of photo quality ink jet paper

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Two Inspirational Little Recycled Cottages

by Lilybee

Jeffrey Gantert and Brad Bloom might be my new heroes. They built these two dainty, arty and adorable cottages by hand with recycled materials and a healthy does of whimsy.

created on: 11/27/08

The foundations of the cottages are made from brick salvaged from old chimneys, arranged in an ornamental way and dotted with gloriously human little touches like a broken plate and a discarded Buddha. With gable ends carved into wings and downspouts made of olive...

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4 Months, A Chainsaw and a Dream

by Lilybee

Here's a little inspiration for those of us with a big-ish project to tackle this weekend. These folks built their own house. With their HANDS (and a chainsaw). 

This is Simon Dale and his family's woodland home

created on: 08/22/08

It's a very impressive testament to what 4 months of back breaking labour, £3000, and a good working relationship with your father-in-law will get you.

It's made from untreated oak branches and straw and is just as beautiful on...

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Spot the Brilliant Balcony...

by Lilybee

created on: 08/13/08

created on: 08/13/08

created on: 08/13/08

Well done my neighbours for making the world a bit better with green. I suspect the folks who live here are actually elves, as they have been able to create a lovely green spot for themselves (and us snoopy neighbours) on their North-facing, 11th floor balcony. Their dash of green vastly improves what may be the worlds ugliest building.

 

 

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist.

by Chris Gardner

TipNut.com has created the most extensive list on the web for sweeping out your post winter dirties and dusties. If you can accomplish at least half, you can consider yourself spring cleaned.

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist.

Indoors

Working From The Top Down

   1. Ceilings
   2. Walls
   3. Windows
   4. Cupboards, Counters, Drawers, Shelves
   5. Furniture & Appliances
   6. Floors

Declutter & Organize As You Clean

   All Areas Of The Home Are Cleaned

    *...

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Inspiration Galore

by DIY Maven

Inspiration Galore

Paint purveyor Rustoleum has a fabulous ‘Inspiration’ feature on its website. It includes indoor, outdoor and seasonal project ideas. Each project picture includes icons which are linked to the individual Rustoleum product used to create the look. So, not only are the pictures inspirational, they’re also instructive. Sweet.

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Box Office Decor: Taking Design Cues from the Cinema

by Chris Gardner

 

Box Office Decor: Taking Design Cues from the Cinema

 

The first time I saw A Clockwork Orange (at 13), I was way too young: too young for the content, too young to understand the themes, or even the intricacies of the plot, and too young to recognize it as fine piece of filmmaking (with a remarkable Moog soundtrack). In fact, the only thing I could really appreciate was the insane postmodern interiors of the set décor...From the Korova Milk Bar to the internal shots of the homes to the wildly...

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