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Century Furniture wins 2011 BEST: Made is America Award

One of our largest furniture Manufacturers, Century Furniture, was just announced as the 2011 BEST: Made in America award winner. Century Furniture, located in Hickory, North Carolina will receive the award at the annual Take Pride in America celebration in Washington, D.C. this July. The not-for-profit educational organization, MADE: In America – who gave Century this award – encourages the exchange of domestic products in our global minded economy.

 

Design Lines has always had a strong relationship with Century Furniture. We are collaborating on a large project with them, which we will be revealing early Fall 2011! We

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Celebrating Moms!

Mother’s Day is not just about celebrating mom because she is your mom; it’s about celebrating all the little things she does for you each and every day. It’s thanking her for driving you to sporting events, making dinner, reading bedtime stories, sitting in the front row at graduation, baking birthday cupcakes, helping with a science project, and so much more!

Do you have any special Mother’s Day traditions? What is your favorite ‘Mom’ moment?

We have A LOT of moms at Company C and so we asked a few of them to share their favorite Mother’s Day traditions and favorite ‘Mom’ moments with you!

Chris: “Our family spends Mother’s Day at my brother’s house on the coast of Maine. I love this day…especia

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Hcg Free Trial #1: Hcg Free Trial

“Hcg Free Trial”: http://www.webook.com/member/Simmysenny is an amalgamation of outstanding weight-reducing properties which encourage you to shed weight and feel healthier and lighter from inside. This product is enhanced with the amazing natural slimming qualities associated with HCG, which make it reliably one of the perfect weight loss supplements throughout the global market.

A Tiny House – A Cycling Adventure – A Book Giveaway

Kai and Sheila are building a tiny house they plan to live in when they back from a little bike trip – around the world!

To lighten their load they are selling and giving away most of their possessions. A long time reader of Tiny House Design, Eva, tipped me off to this story and book giveaway. One of the items they are giving away is a copy of Little House on a Small Planet: Simple Homes, Cozy Retreats, and Energy Efficient Possibilities by Shay Solomon (Photographs by Nigel Valdez). Enter for a chance to win on their website 2 cycle 2 gether.

Below is a short video showing the progress they’ve made on their tiny house. When complete it will be about 180 square feet and will include a kitchen, bathroom, living room, sleeping loft, and a small porch.

Kai and Sheila, Can’t wait to follow your world bike tour online! Good l

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Weekend Project: Make a Vase from Wood Trimmings and an Old Can

This simple project brings rustic beauty into your home and makes use of humble materials. Former Natural Home & Garden art director Susan Wasinger, who dreamed it up, says that a few thumb-thick branches will cover a surprising amount of square footage. She warns, however, that “once you start seeing the transformation, no plain surface may ever be safe again!”

 

 

Materials 

Several small branches from trees or bushes, ranging from ½ to 1½ inches in diameter
Terra cotta pots, old vases or recycled aluminum cans
Low-VOC, nontoxic glue such as RooWood Glue
Coarse sandpaper

Tools 

Lopping shears or long-handled pruners

  

1. Using shear

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Try Bamboo Plywood For Trim, Paneling And Wainscoting

Bamboo has long been praised for its speedy growth time, ability to thrive without pesticides and its long-lasting, sustainable nature. From flooring to fabric, bamboo has become a go-to eco-friendly material whose versatile nature makes it ideal for a variety of projects.

We recently read about another inspiring application of bamboo–used as trim, paneling or wainscoting. Depending on how bamboo is treated, it can range in color from a light golden hue to a deep brown. This versatility allows bamboo to be used with a variety of color schemes while infusing a rich warmth into any room.

Installing bamboo trim or wainscoting is fairly straightforward, as long as you can find flat-grain bamboo plywood.

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