Archive for the ‘Arts/Craft’ Category

I might be repeating myself…but loved these finds:

HGTV’s Rate My Space – real people upload their rooms, and some of them are amazing:

Exclusively Yours Interiors someone blogging about design…pretty cool

BHG-Design Gallery – more traditional…but some ideas

Design Sponge – lots of ‘before’ & ‘after’

The Nest-designs This is the website that comes after The Knot

PointClickHome – trendy blog


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I don’t know how long it took these women…and I am assuming it is a group of women doing it…to make these creations, but the results are…well, actually two-folds.

1) These are amazing! Out of a lowly item comes such beautiful creations. The craftman/womanship! Brava!

Or 2) Oh-my-gosh. What the heck?! How many hours/days did it take them to do this? Is this the female version of ‘extreme eating’ (which, btw, is NOT a sport!) or memorizing all the lines of a movie?

Well, it is pretty. And I’m sure very useful in a public bathroom

Link to the contest site…you can enter for the 2007 contest!

They’ll have the winner AND runner(s) up. You gotta see them!

For the 2005 winners… but this one looks like she cheated…have YOU seen toilet paper like her bodice?


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Every time I go to NYC, I find that my design ‘style’ is more and more urban eclectic (with Bohemian thrown in) than suburban traditional.

You might be asking, “Didn’t you know this before” Well, no. I never really thought about it.

I’ve pretty much ‘made do’ with furniture my parents gave me when they decided to live abroad. I’ve only purchased very few pieces…but bought those to go with the hand-me-downs. So I’ve never really developed my own style.

I think my taste will always evolve…but I KNOW it’s never going to be English chintz…or French countryside that seems to be so popular here in Dallas. I can make-do with those, too, if I were given these pieces. But I wouldn’t go out and buy them.

So here are some of my favorites:

Found Apartment Therapy to feed my Loft/Urban living habit. Has tons of links to anything you want to find about this subject.

Now if I could find an old…but solid…bricked factory that can be renovated into a multi-storied loft apartment.

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