Roundup: 7 Inspiring Danish Interiors

by Capree K

Roundup: 7 Inspiring Danish Interiors

I think by now it's pretty clear that I am madly in love with all things Scandinavian (evidence here and here).  The Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians just know where it's at when it comes to interior design, architecture, home decor, textiles, furniture, etc. etc.  Basically, they rock at life and making everything around them beautiful.  So, to celebrate that fact, I've rounded up seven inspiring Danish homes as a mid-week pick-me-up!  

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Curbly Gift Guide: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Round-Up

by Alicia Lacy

Curbly's Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide
If Christmas gifts consisted only of stockings and the goodies therein, I'd be one very happy gal. While I absolutely adore the tradition of gift-giving, I find gathering the little things most exciting.

Below is my list of favorite "stocking stuffer" gifts (and yes, Julie Andrews' "My Favorite Things" ran through my head as I put it together). For a gift to make it on this list, it had to be wonderful, and it had to cost under $20.

It's...

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Roundup: Modern Holiday Decor

by Jill W

The holidays are approaching, but many of us haven't even found the time to dust off the old classics from our basements and attics, let alone research the latest in contemporary holiday decor. But as always, Curbly is here to help. Here are plenty of options that'll add a modern touch to the traditional holiday season. 

ORNAMENTS

Credit: Urban Outftters [http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=18973388&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS]

"Love" is a sculpture by American artist Robert Indiana. The image was originally designed as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964, and first exhibited as a sculpture in New York City in 1970. Here is a miniature version of the modern sculpture sold as an ornament from Urban Outfitters.   

Credit: CB2 [http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=581&f=5274]

We like these Mod ornaments made of a combo of polished/brushed metal from CB2.  

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How To: Make Modern Paper Ornaments

by Chris Gardner

How To: Make Modern Paper Ornaments

Having completed yards of modern paper holiday garland, I wanted to create some more paper decorations to maintain the look and colors throughout my home. I tried making paper snowflakes from the colored cardstock, but they didn't really work. Then I recalled an old trick I learned in Sunday school as a kid which we called "onion bulbs" and put all over the Chrismas trees. We used paper strips to create the shape of teardrops and hearts...

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Roundup: 12 Unconventional Christmas Trees That Will Have You Re-Thinking The Fir

by Capree K

Roundup: 12 Unconventional Christmas Trees That Will Have You Re-Thinking The Fir

As a tradition, my husband and I usually go on the day after Thanksgiving to pick out a tree with his family.  There's a special lot that has our preferred species (Balsam Firs - I love how skinny and open they are, which is great for showcasing ornaments.  Take a peek at our tree from last year to see what I mean).  This year, though, we were out of town and to this day are still treeless, which is nearly blasphemous.  I am dying to get a...

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Modern Doll Houses

by Alicia Lacy

Modern Doll Houses

Recently, I stumbled upon these amazing doll houses (read: works of art) by Brinca Dada. Not only would I love to have one of them for our daughter Ayla, but I'd love to live inside one of them. They are simple and stunning. 

The company's philosophy is that "toys should be beautiful and fun." They believe they should be athestically pleasing to parents and inviting to children. They pride themselves on skipping the flash and noise, in favor...

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