The Disappearing Kitchen Island

by Brittany Mauriss

The Disappearing Kitchen Island

Some inventive fellow named Tim Thaler came up with the design for a mechanized kitchen island. Want a space to prepare your food? Kitchen island comes up. Want more square footage on your floor? Kitchen island goes down. And how does he operate the switch? With the click of a button on his iPhone. Yes, apparently there's an app for that.

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Teddy Bear Skin Rugs?!

by Brittany Mauriss

Teddy Bear Skin Rugs?!

Okay, now I've seen everything: hand-sewn fur rugs made from repurposed teddy bear skins! And not just tiny little rugs for decoration -- we're talking giant 9-foot by 7-foot rugs for the living room. For your friends to wonder why this odd-patterned rug looks so familiar and yet so alien in its setting.

created at: 03/24/2011

The rugs are created by Agustina Woodgate, an Argentinian transplant living in Miami, who invests a great deal of time collecting, cutting...

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How to Build a Mirror from Reclaimed Barn Wood

by Brittany Mauriss

How to Build a Mirror from Reclaimed Barn Wood

See this beautifully rustic barnwood-framed mirror? Love it as much as I do? You're in luck, because my friend Emily from Merrypad, a DIY source of crafty home inspiration, has written up a how-to for those of us who simply have to have this mirror for ourselves. Take a look!

Where did the salvaged wood & parts come from?

The salvaged wood originated from my parents' old, old barn. They plan to tear it down soon, so I wanted to save a part of...

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