Painted Craftsman Woodwork a Tragedy?

by DIY Maven

Painted Craftsman Woodwork a Tragedy?

The owners of this Craftsman bungalow really, really like white. They've painted over all the dark woodwork and either bleached the original floors or had nearly-white hardwood installed. The interior seems to be a bit of a stew with elements of contemporary and mid-century modern, with a little modern country and traditional thrown in. Overall, however, contemporary leanings win out. So, this is my question ....if you're a fan of such modern...

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Awesome Treehouse

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Awesome Treehouse

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 the most

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Milan Design Week: Multi-tasking Furniture

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Milan Design Week: Multi-tasking Furniture

'more' separating unit designed by giorgio caporaso

I've spent years dreaming of going to the ICFF in New York. However, after meeting my photo class friend, Nikki, who travels to Milan every April to buy for her store owner, my dreams have changed. Granted, the pressure to sell right now has to be excruciating, but a trip to Milan to buy furniture with someone else's dough??? Come on, let me go.

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A New Take On Log Furniture

by DIY Maven

created on: 09/08/08

Do you love log furniture? Do you hate it? If your feelings gravitate toward the later, take a gander at these sublime creations from Bleu Nature. The French company, created by Frank Lefebvre, uses Mother Nature’s answer to modern design, driftwood, to juxtapose luxury and simplicity to delightful effect. Energetic and youthful, these pieces are a far cry from the log-cabin look.  Via.

 

 

 

 

 

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Curbly Video Podcast: Build Your Own Mid-Century Modern Birdhouse

by Chris Gardner

Anyone interested in design and architecture can appreciate the brilliant combination of modern materials and contemporary lifestyle patterns inhabitated in the classic mid-century modern ranch home. But rare is the lucky individual that'll every live in an Eichler or an iconic Case Study House. Heck, most of us will never even live in California.

Curbly Video Podcast: Build Your Own Mid-Century Modern Birdhouse

So bring some modernism to your house, whatever its era, by creating a home for your native...

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The Wild Wave Bench

by DIY Maven

The Wild Wave Bench

My favorite shape is the ammonite-like swirl. (Is it weird to have a favorite shape?) Anyway, when I saw this Wild Wave Beach available through Manhattan Loft, I swooned a little bit. The retailer compares its form to the Clef musical symbol, but I only see my beloved ammonite spiral. The very cool Wild Wave, which is available in various fabrics, starts at 989 bucks and rises, depending upon your fabric choice.

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DIY Soda Bottle Chandelier

by DIY Maven

DIY Soda Bottle Chandelier

Ingo Mauer’s Campari Light, constructed out of a 75 watt par lamp and about ten Campari soda bottles, is absolutely DIYable. The original will cost you $375, but a few bottles of your choosing, a flood lamp, socket, wire, cord, plug, plus a few other things I may have forgotten, and you’ve got yourself a very contemporary light fixture with a sense of humor.

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Contemporary Wallpaper, Buckingham Palace Style

by DIY Maven

Contemporary Wallpaper, Buckingham Palace Style

Cole & Son’s have been in business making beautiful wallpaper for a very long time. It’s no wonder they've caught the eye of The Queen Herself. Although, I’m not sure Liz is choosing prints for Buckingham Palace from their contemporary selections, but with options like these, maybe She should. For Her consideration, how about Palm Leaves? Woods? Cow Parsley? Hey, it could work. I’ve heard She’s an outdoors-y kind of gal.

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