Being the tech savvy reader you are, I bet you already use your smartphone or tablet as a timer in the kitchen. You've got to admit this mechanical timer fashioned in the shape of a safe lock looks a lot more fun to use than its digital cousins. Available in black or red, with a magnet back so you can turn your fridge or oven range into a safe deposit for those brownies you've got baking.
Dear AT,. My living room has turned purple. I used my painting as inspiration for colors, but made the mistake of getting a couch & loveseat in a deep purple and painted the trim to coordinate. The room has so much trim that it turned purple and made the walls look to pink. 'I got the rug and random curtain to try and 'blue' the room up since I like blue waaaay more than purple....apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Link To All Good Questions.
From the minds of The New York Times Company's R&D Lab comes this screen-top Microsoft's Surface technology powered kitchen table top. Think of it like a giant iPad for your morning read..
It's Showtime CA Boom II starts today through Sunday and everyone is welcome, because unlike most trade shows CA Boom was conceived for anyone with an interest in sophisticated design. A market that's very Vegas World Market Center premieres this week with 1,200 exhibitors and an overload of glitz. Now Vegas has its own Pacific Design Center- a 10-story landmark populated with permanent manufacturer showrooms catering to architects and interior designers. Letting go: such sweet sorrow Playwright Horton Foote spent years collecting American folk art and antiques. L.A. dolce vita Milanese designer Francesco Rota's new dolce vita furniture collection is Italian minimalism with a California kick. TRENDSPOTTING Say aloha to the latest wave in teen design. It's surfer style everywhere. Cactuses galore, but there's so much more There are over 500 kinds of cactuses and succulents on display and for sale at the annual Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society exhibition this weekend. In the new book The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space the Japanese ideal of unassuming elegance in finding storage solutions, and calm living.
Let's say you've inherited the fugliest of fugly sofa from you parents, and you really need a sofa for your apartment so chucking it is not an option. Plus, you reason to yourself, 'I'll keep it until I can afford that super sweet sofa I saw at Modernica last week!'. So in the meantime, how do polish this turd of a sofa? Slipcovers! But wait....the majority of slipcovers out there are kinda countrytime sally. Especially with the dust ruffles, and the pokey fabrics. We've seen some more contemporary slipcovers from Ikea, but they only cover Ikea-friendly sofas. Anyone else have a good resource for good slipcovers??
One of the most frustrating things about living in a small apartment is dealing with a small kitchen. Every once in a while you run across a kitchen that makes the very most of its tiny footprint, and packs in all of the functionality of a much larger space. Case in point: this Swedish kitchen from Main Street Stockholm, which is both incredibly stylish and incredibly practical. The island that separates this little kitchen from the living room is doing a lot of work. It's a creature of both worlds, providing kitchen storage, living room storage, kitchen workspace, and space to eat as well. The waterfall edge gives it a certain elegance, so it feels more like an elegant built-in and less like a kitchen encroaching into the living room. In open kitchens like this one, it's typical to place the stove against the wall, and have the sink on the open peninsula, facing the main living area. Smaller appliances are worth considering for a smaller kitchen renovation. In smaller kitchens where counter space is at a premium, you may find it's more than worth sacrificing a little space in the fridge to have a little more workspace.
Name: Elizabeth Location: Austin, TX Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: I love the natural materials used in this bedroom because they have a very calming effect. I've collected shells or rocks from almost every trip I've taken, and these are displayed around the room. The organic linens, silk throw, and botanical motif on many of the textiles make it a very soothing place to relax.
Bringing kitsch souvenirs home from a trip is sometimes a gamble; you could end up with an interesting conversation piece, a someday-family heirloom or just a cheesy mistake that ends up in storage. What if you live in a city chock full of kitschy souvenirs? Can you bring them into your home and call them art? We've been trawling the Cat Street Market off of Hollywood Road since moving to Hong Kong as a thrifting alternative. It offers a pleasant diversion on a busy day, watching tourists look at antique knock-offs and home décor items that we see everywhere. We've been returning to a vendor who seems to specialize in Chairman Mao sculptures, drawn to the colours and variety of poses in which he is modelled. We've only actually purchased one, and he stands proudly waving at us in our living room, dressed in what seems to be his dressing gown. Usually a souvenir gains interest once removed from the thousands of exact replicas with which it mwas originally displayed - we think Mao works best en mass, waving at us from as many angles as possible.
Hello AT,. I am a design novice and feel totally overwhelmed with furnishing my new apartment. While looking for seating, I fell in love with the Flexform Groundpiece couch. It's a very low profile sectional that comes in two seat depths- 38' and 48'. The picture of the couch shows it in the 48' depth....apartmenttherapy(dot)com)Link To All Good Questions. I want to configure the sofa with one side of the sectional with a 48' depth and the other sidewith a 38' depth. The 48' deep pieces are soooooo comfortable and great for reading/tv watching. Is this too much couch for the size of my living room? If your picture is a good indication, I would worry about it cutting off the doorway entrance, but think in all other directions it would be fine. Although the sofa will be big, your room can accomodate it if you don't put much else in. One chair kitty-corner to the sofa will round out the seating area and a square or round coffee table will give you a nice center.
I'm recovering from a delayed flight and a late night return to SF and will be posting light today. So there will still be plenty to see/read/enjoy.
We must have pink on the brain here in LA. But we just couldn't resist this Valentine's Day palette we saw on Marie Claire Maison. We've never had the guts to go pink, always fearing it would be too little girl.... Plus we tend to favor cooler tones of blue and green on our walls. With dark red accents, a hint of blue and some orange accessories, we're struck by how decidedly un-little-girl the pink feels. There's no better way to warm up our unnaturally cold apartment than with these warm inviting tones. What do you think? Would you consider a pink palette like this? Have you taken a risk on a color you weren't sure about only to be thrilled with the outcome? What's the biggest risk you've taken? Worst disaster?
I once got a phone call from a girlfriend who had borrowed my scale for a couple of weeks, when I answered the phone all she said was 'Your scale is an a**hole' and hung up. If you need every ounce of humor you can get to go with your bathroom scale like she and I do, than here is a a bit of fun for you. Art de toilette bathroom scales a can be anything you want, a positive reinforcement such as the. Affirmation station void of numbers but chock full of compliments, to Ignorance Is Bliss with no numbers at all just some dashes to make note of. If you're feeling really creative Scale Art has a create your own section as well. My choice: positive affirmations with the chocolates... every girls dream!