Every week after our library's story time, we choose a few new books for our daughter. When nap time is calling, we have to choose quickly so some are gems, while others are well, not. This is a wordless book so it's a nice break from the usual. A young girl living in the city finds the red book...similar to the one you as a reader are holding. The boy also sees the book and in it, he sees the girl in the city. This is a special book, and a Caldecott Honor Book we should also mention, that sparks the imagination with its beautiful illustrations and evocative story, a great read for a quiet afternoon.
We've seen plenty of uses for chalkboard paint from DIY decor to blackboard backsplashes, but how often do we see the same artsy application with Dry Erase? Welcome to the world of 'Cubicleism' art by blogger Bill Taylor. In his North Carolina office, colleagues adorn cubicles with calendars and newspaper clippings. Every day, he spends a few minutes sketching on a whiteboard with his palette of Dry Erase markers, completing a fist-sized section of a painting at a time. His reproductions run the gamut from classic pieces by artists like Picasso and Lichtenstein to comic book covers like Iron Man. It takes Bill an average of six weeks to complete a painting. The work is left up for a couple of days to be admired, and then wiped clean to start all over again. Says Bill, 'People ask me all the time if it's painful to erase them when they are done. Honestly, no, because I'm always excited about starting on the next one.' What do you think? Will Dry Erase - with its modern polish and lack of dust - become the new artsy trend anytime soon?
Pink is possibly the last color that comes to mind when it comes to choosing a paint color for the kitchen. Featured in Marie Claire Maison, the kitchen in the home of an artist near Bordeaux was painted in a vivid pink inspired by the color of houses she saw on trips to Cameroon. This pale pink kitchen from Cote Maison is a little more toned down, but still makes an undeniable statement. Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France.
This dining room at Chinese antique store Pagoda Red is full of great ideas: the lantern hanging from a tree trunk, the table on an angle, the painted round-back chairs. We love the fusion of traditional and contemporary styles. Click below for ways to get this look in your own home.... What strikes us first about this room are the natural textures used in unexpected ways. Wood takes on various forms: gnarled, stained, and painted. Our favorite detail is this lantern, strung from a tree trunk that's anchored by a large stone wrapped between its roots. For a DIY version, consider using a potted tree, a branch centerpiece, or a wall-mounted branch. Another great DIY idea: papering a part of the wall in newspaper to frame an artwork. Tall cabinets are a great small-space alternative to a dining room buffet, since they take up less floor space but provide the same amount of storage. In another part of the store, we spotted this simple, lovely arrangement. A large-scale artwork over a credenza creates a dramatic focal point.
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!
Office furniture is typically a bit more lively and colorful and it certainly gets better with age. Mid century wood and metal desk, $65.00 is the perfect desk for a small space, or even a larger office that just needs a little extra storage. Small Retro Gooseneck Lamp, $15.00 is one of the most popular shapes in desk lamps. Whether you have a vintage or modern one - you certainly recognize this. Lightolier telescoping lamp, $52.00 This lamp is worth every penny. It's the perfect combination of vintage and modern and would look great in any minimalists office. Vintage Cole Steel Swivel Office Chair, $90.00 Vintage chairs are a great way to add distinct character to your office. Super stylish VINTAGE Neon light office table lamp, $39.25 Another vintage lamp that we were immediately drawn to. We love the look of short, long desk lamps because they mimic the shape of the desk. The combination creates and instant vignette that'll look great for years.
We always feel comforted by the fact that this AT:SF reader and friend changes her home more often than we do...Can you guess whose newly redone living room it is? Take a peek below the jump to see if you're right. We think Victoria's loveseat looks like a cozy place to curl up on a cold winter day.
Name: Lena Location: Chino Hills, CA Square Feet: 924 Division: Small What I Love About My Small Home: What I love most about our home is that it feels cozy like a cabin in the woods. Although we live in the suburbs, our little historic area called Sleepy Hollow is nestled in the canyons surrounded by nature. Our home has many windows and glass doors that let in natural light and the view of our green surroundings.
We spotted these neat burlap accent pillows over the weekend wanted to share with Apartment Therapy. The look and feel of burlap adds an.... ...extra design element in your space. We often talk about introducing interesting textures in your design style and spotting inspiration where ever you can. We saw a neat burlap detail while touring the Richard Neutra VDL house last summer.
Last week, we rounded up some of our favorite blue rooms and witnessed that they make you feel anything but blue. The Hungarian magazine, Otthon, recently held a contest in which they voted for their favorite home of the year. The winning home was a beautiful space with a cool palette, modern pieces with great lines and the children's room fits in seamlessly. The predominantly blue room features stripped walls, green accents and lots of fuzzy companions.