Have you had that CFL conversation yet? You know, it's the one that involves a person who likes the idea of CFL's but doesn't like the look of them. The color, the 'cork screw', whatever. Plumen's bulbs, however, just might put to rest such resistance to CFLs. First, they last
In my previous life I was a litigation paralegal at one of the largest law firms in Indianapolis. Little did I know at the time that the interior designer who was designing their fancy new office space would someday have her own line of furniture, accessories, lighting, rugs, etc. Suzanne Kasler has worked hard in the interior design business and it shows.
EdWinston and his wife, like you, were amazed when they found the $12,000 lighting fixture pictured here:
So, like any good DIYsters, they made one, for a tiny, TINY fraction of the original cost: $55.93.
I wanted to share a project that didn't work out as well as I hoped but that I still think has potential.
So. I saw one of these chairs in a furniture store window and instantly fell in love. In real life they are even prettier, they're translucent, so it looks like the lace is just hanging there in the air. Beautiful.
So beautiful, in fact that I was prompted to drag myself and the kid's buggy up a great big flight of stairs and into the...
When I spotted these Arne Jacobson-style chairs, I looked around for an Italian Cafe or posh sandwich shop, but there was no getting round it, they were the McDonald's seating area.
Now, McDonald's = The Bad Guys, and seeing good design...
I Found this fellow whilst perusing Ikea for a desk lamp. I was astounded. It doesn't look like a 20 Dollar lamp. It looks well, designery. It comes in various different patterns and it's mouth blown, and awesome.
Lured into the dog bakery by deceivingly yummy smells, I stopped short to take in the entire wall of "designer" collars and leashes. My initial reaction was that I could easily make a knock-off of these colorful accessories. But then a light bulb went on, I realized anyone with a sewing machine can design and make their own leashes. So...here it is, easy as pie, which happens to be the name of the green and white polka dot fabric by...