A few months ago, I was chatting with my neighbor, Judy, who is sort of a neighborhood legend, known for her involvement with the community and the local church (not to mention the raucous back porch card parties she throws on warm summer evenings). For decades, Judy has watched neighbors come and go, so she’s a font of information about the history of the neighborhood. My apartment was kind of a disaster when I moved in five years ago, and I’ve always been curious about what it looked like in its original pristine condition. (Who decided to tear out the pantry, because I want to have a word with them). So naturally I peppered Judy with questions: Had she ever seen my apartment’s original vintage kitchen? (No). Who had replaced it with such an unattractive remodel? (The m
Seeking interactive toys and stimulating books, for our kids, is a natural part of being a parent. Knowing how to design your child’s bedroom can be a bit more challenging. Bedrooms for kids, should be a cross between freedom and solitude, while being playful and comforting. Follow some of these suggestions with kids furniture and accessories, and know all your bases are covered in aiding with their development.
Beds that Grow:
Ages 0-12 are informative years. Experiencing new places and new people can cause different emotions to emerge. Full Post…
Two options for creating a moody Halloween ambience with black blooms, created by two of our favorite florists: Torryne Choate of Birch in San Francisco and Te Dinh Sy of The Willow in Shoreditch in the UK.
According to Sy, “There is something darkly romantic about a black rose, something wicked.” To create the desired noirish effect, consider spray painting roses or creating imposters using black crepe paper.
“We recently had to prepare some displays for a thirtieth birthday party and the client wanted black roses,” Te Dinh Sy says. “Pure black roses are impossible to get, so with a few spray cans, off we went. There is something odd about the process—spraying a beautiful fresh rosebud black—but the results are undeniably beautiful. The
Peak Moment 51: Tour Scott McGuires White Sage Gardens in the back yard of his rental home a demonstration site for suburban sustainability. He ponders, How might a household produce and preserve a significant portion of its own food supply? Composting, a water-conserving greenhouse, and seed-saving are all facets of this beautiful work in progress. [www.cocreativeliving.com]
It was a glittering night that had all the elements of a perfect evening. The trophies shone bright, the smiles were flashy and young designers sashayed the red carpet with the finesse of a celebrity. October 19th saw the unveiling of the winners of the coveted red dot award: design concept in Singapore. It was an honor to be a part of the celebrations and festivities and be in the company of such creative people. Here is a look at fifteen concepts from the Best of Best list, that took our fancy; including the top-award – the red dot luminary! red dot award: luminary Float Base Station by Huang Hsin Ya & Huang Pin Chen
Float Base Station is a temporary emergency communication station.
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Just when you thought you were over feature walls, a few photos pop up that have you itching to pick up a paintbrush. Here are just a few images that show how color on just one wall (or in a closet) can add depth and interest to a room; maybe have a think about if your home would benefit from a little color jab somewhere?
The residence of Patrick Theis and Soraya Khan has both a pink and blue accent wall. Also, their kitchen has orange upper cabinets (not shown here).
Left: This black band centered on the wall above the bed guides your eye and makes the room feel a little cozier- no need for a canopy.