Designer Light Bulbs

by DIY Maven

Designer Light Bulbs

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

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Lace Chair... The Beta Version

by Lilybee

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...

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Arne Jacobson at McDonald's?!!!!?

by Lilybee

created on: 08/04/08
created on: 08/04/08
I spotted these on my way through Dublin airport, and was torn between abject horror and abject 'huh?'.  Around here the decor in McDonald's is heavy on the beige plastic, bolted down chairs and despair.

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.

created on: 08/04/08

Now, McDonald's = The Bad Guys, and seeing good design...

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Smart Lamp....

by Lilybee

Smart Lamp....
It's called Smart (Actually it's got those dot thingys over the 'A' but I don't know how to do them on my computer) and it is...

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.

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Design It and Do It Yourself Polka Dot Pooch Leash

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 03/04/08

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...

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