Even though summer is on the wane, that doesn't mean we still can't plant an herb garden. Like this one! So colorful and lively it will keep summer in your heart all autumn and winter long. I also like how it serves as a window treatment as well. Check it out:
The only thing I love more than when readers share projects they've done inspired by something I've posted is posting the pictures of the projects themselves. Here are three that were sparked by the String Gardens.
Creations of Fedor van der Falk, these String Gardens are made using "a three-dimensional crochet filled with plaster, soil, moss, and grass." I assume the combination of these
I just finished drying a load of dishes, and looked down upon my Skinny LaMinx tea towel and noted I hadn't gotten an update from Heather's blog in ages, and wondered what happened to all her juicy content.
Turns out, something went awry with my feed reader, and I've been missing all kinds of cool stuff: new prints, patterns, and how-to projects like these awesome handcut cork magnets and my favorite: this DIY hanging garden project. I love the idea of hanging planters, but the macrame work on secondhand pieces I could fine was always a bit stale and 70s-ish, and the new ones way too Tuscan and overwrought with wrought iron.
But, with a bit of time, you can create your own hanging garden that's vintage-inspired, but still contemporary.
If 'Dragons' Den' is familiar to you, then you're a fan of BBC America, like me. The program--or should I say, 'programme'?--features five successful entrepreneurs who listen to pitches from those with an idea or product looking for investors. (If it sounds familiar, perhaps you've seen the American rip off, I mean, version called Shark Tank.)
Macrame hanging planters scream 70's. This hanging planter, available at Made in Design, does not. Part planter, part room divider, part
Architechts Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec came up with this creative design that maximizes the available space in a medium sized French apartment.
It's a bedroom. That hangs. In the center of the space. Wow.
The rest of the space is plenty amazing itself, so check out the full design.
A new twist on the macrame hangers of the 1970's, Boskke's Sky Planter is an upside down planter. (Much like the inverted tomato plant idea, I'm guessing.) It locks in the soil so there's no mess below, and because you water from the top down, there's no water lost to evaporation. Its 'internal reservoir system' means you water less often too. A conversation starter, no doubt, that will save precious floor space. Not bad! Via.
Instructables user HighwayKind wanted to keep his kitchen a little more organized: "I didn't want to ruin my
kitchen tiles and wall by drilling a giant hole through it, but I did want to hang my knife and paper/foil thing to the wall. Solution: superglue and magnets."
Check out the process here...I'm not quite sure whether it's any more wiser to superglue stuff to the wall than to drill into it, but clever, nonetheless.
It's another week of my Goodwill addiction relapse and here is what I'm on. It looks like a handmade starburst wall hanging. It is extremely heavy. I needed something like this about a year ago and bought tons of mirrord tiles to try to make one. I thought that was going to be heavy!! Anyway, a Saturday dash into my local Goodwill store # 3 found this awaiting me for $14.99! I had to add a little mirror for $2.49 which I bought at the Hobby...
Domino Magazine offers 24 tips to "curate gallery-worthy arrangements on your very own walls with these ideas for hanging art."
(Hint: To navigate, click on the "slides" below the large photo.)
Care to show your owning arranging abilities? Post 'em here!
AllPosters poses the question of hanging or propping art in their latest newsletter. They point out the flexibility of propping, as it’s easily changed. They also suggest interspersing your propped objects with ‘sculpture, floral-filled vases, or flea market finds’ to add interest. Along with this increasingly popular trend, AllPosters passes along hints for hanging, blocking and framing your pieces as well.