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Two Chimneys Santa Should Avoid

Two Chimneys Santa Should Avoid

Gizmodo usually sticks to tech but they’ve come across a couple awesome fireplaces that we wanted to share. This futuristic fireplace looks strangely at home in a rustic environment but for some reason we’re scared it would start talking to us or begin sucking everything in the room up through […]

Backyard Deck Swallows Tree

Backyard Deck Swallows Tree

This backyard deck is a bit too much for us. It’s a great concept designed by Thom Faulders and it’s obvious a lot of work was put into designing and building it but we prefer a calmer atmosphere when relaxing in the yard as opposed to one that makes you […]

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

I love my finish nailer. Well, I don’t really love it, but I like it, I enjoy it, I find it useful for creating the world’s most perfect crown molding corner (a future blog post, for sure). But do I bring out the pancake compressor and finish nailer to drive […]

Bring Mid-Century Flair to Your Front Door

Bring Mid-Century Flair to Your Front Door

Crestview Doors recently started following us on Twitter and we checked out their work. Very impressive. We love the concept. Take your existing door and give it a mid-century modern twist with their Doorlite Kits. They include instructions for this diy door modification and they have kits to fit almost […]

Kitchen Design Help for a Blue Beauty

Kitchen Design Help for a Blue Beauty

We often like to help out readers with design questions and the room that seems to be everyone’s priority is the kitchen. Sarah would like some design input on this blue beauty. If she can deal with the white appliances which these days look dated, she can save a lot […]

Glassybaby in New York City

Glassybaby in New York City

Our favorite design piece last year, Glassybaby, is now opening a second shop in New York’s West Village just down the street from our favorite old pub the White Horse. Glassybaby keeps it simple. Hand-blown glass votives that are nearly indestructible and come in a variety of colors and hues.

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

Fishs Eddy has always been one of our favorite home stores in New York. They offer unique glassware, plates, stemware and other kitchen accessories for an awesome price. Recently the LA Times found the Floorplan collection from the Fishs Eddy designers which of course has floorplans printed across mugs, coasters, […]

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

It’s only been 6 months since PointClickHome refreshed/redesigned their website and now they’re at it again. The latest redesign comes on the heels of HOME Magazine folding and with it the legacy of it’s online content. This iteration of PointClickHome singularly focuses on ELLEDecor and Metropolitan Home whose affluent taste […]

Hawaiian Hale

Hawaiian Hale

We’re in Hawai’i! Spent last week in Honolulu visiting friends and spending time with our God son who is now 9. He took me out surfing at Tongs in front of the Elks club and showed me how it’s done. He pulled into a nice left and had the lineup […]

Road Kill Rug

Road Kill Rug

From the chapter of wacky home decor comes this Road Kill Rug. You won’t see this in Elle Decor anytime soon but it’s perfect for the entryway of an eccentric millionaire. hat tip: Daily Dish

IKEA Oval Office, Designed by You!

IKEA Oval Office, Designed by You!

Our country begins a new chapter today and a new family will move into the White House. The Bush’s vacated months ago so the Obama’s can start moving ASAP and have already set to design the house to their liking.

Nursery Needs: Decisions and Doing

Nursery Needs: Decisions and Doing

photo: hownowdesign Pregnancy has an interesting way of speeding things up to a rapid pace and then slowing down to a near halt. Every morning, Pregalinas awake to a new set of challenges, some days you wake up feeling not even pregnant and others you feel like you should just […]

Nursery Needs: Design Inspiration

Nursery Needs: Design Inspiration

Once you’ve identified the space, and tucked away all of the other goods that needed a new home… the fun begins. If you are like us you probably started to think up your dream nursery way before you did the dirty cleaning job, because it’s more fun. Right? So to […]

MyDeco Makes a Splash

MyDeco Makes a Splash

As the do-it-yourself design boom has proliferated on TV and in magazines, so have online virtual room planners. We reviewed the top virtual room planners from last year, many of which are very effective in providing you with inspiration for designing your own room. As internet technologies advance so have […]

Build It Yourself: Outdoor Deck with Rounded Corners

Build It Yourself: Outdoor Deck with Rounded Corners

There is nothing better than stepping outside and enjoying the outdoors on a summer day. A proper deck can make this experience even more serene but it achieving a deck that is both functional and stylish is sometimes difficult when all you see are square deck designs that aren’t always […]

New Design for Decor8

New Design for Decor8

One of our favorite design blogs received a beautiful facelift today and launched under their own domain and can now be found at decor8blog.com. Holly Becker’s website is a standout among design blogs and the mainstream media has taken notice with her recent appointment as editor of Simply Stated for […]

Design It Yourself and Let Ponoko do the Rest

Design It Yourself and Let Ponoko do the Rest

Do you have a great design idea for a piece of furniture of other home accessory? You can now design, build, and bring it to market with the help of Ponoko. They are one of the first do-it-yourself industrial design companies that allow you to submit plans and designs for […]

Review from Yestermorrow Design/Build School

Review from Yestermorrow Design/Build School

Last year we highlighted the Yestermorrow design/build school located in Northern Vermont. They are a non-profit educational institution and offer over 100 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft as well as courses in sustainable design.

IKEA: The Method Behind the Madness

IKEA: The Method Behind the Madness

IKEA, the venerable low-cost modern home furnishings store, remains unchallenged in providing smart looking furniture and home accessories for the masses at reasonable prices. But for IKEA to achieve these progressive designs at a price point that won’t break the bank they’ve taken a different approach to product development by […]

Nailheads: Furniture’s Jewelry

Nailheads: Furniture’s Jewelry

New, unique ideas for decorating or refreshing old pieces in your home are always welcome. In the February issue of House Beautiful they have just that. They suggest decorating with nailheads. Transform anything in your house from chairs to end tables to waste baskets.

Window Decals for Privacy and Pretty

Window Decals for Privacy and Pretty

Earlier this month Real Simple launched a bunch o’ blogs including Home and Organizing which counts Erin Doland of Unclutterer and Holly Becker of Decor8 as contributors. They should both bring a unique and complimentary voice to this blog and we welcome another shelter blog to the mix. Today Holly […]