Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas and Problem Solving

November 19th, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving decor ideas season. Carolina Rustica has ideas for decorating the Thanksgiving dinner table; they even has tips specific to decorating unusual table shapes. Ask yourself some of the questions that Carolina Rustica suggests and you will be on your way to decorating your table with love.
How helpful.

Create Multifunctional Rooms and Big Storage in a Small Space with All I Own House

November 19th, 2014


Here is a way to live in a small apartment that has surprisingly large rooms. PKMN [pacman] Architectures of Spain has designed the All I Own House project to create several rooms from one. Here’s how it works. A series of lightweight room separators double as storage. The separators slide together and apart while the active side defines the room. One of PKMN’s goals include emphasizing storage space. Watch one real live resident’s demonstration:
Visit PKMN for a thorough gallery and explanation
Thanks goes to Life Edited for the news

Thanksgiving Table Suggestions for a Table That Reflects You

November 17th, 2014

Yvonne at StoneGable has an effective philosophy towards setting a Thanksgiving table. Add elements that reflect your individuality. Other touches can be interactive or inspire guests to converse. Yvonne has 10 tips in all with photos that will start your creative juices flowing.
You’ll want to see these pictures.

Need More Windows? Try the Lookout House, Tasmania

November 17th, 2014

A house with a country view should have enormous windows and natural textures. The Lookout House, overlooking Tasman Island and the Southern Ocean from Port Arthur, Tasmania, has wood on the exterior but it has more glass in the way of floor to roof windows. Room11 designed the house.
Gallery at Gessato

Log Architecture Playground in Workingham, UK

November 17th, 2014


The Dinton Pastures Nature Play Space in Workingham, UK, uses log and twig architecture to create beautiful playground structures. Davies White Landscape Architects created the playground and opened it this spring. In this video, Adam White tours the playground accompanied by children of all ages.
More information at World Landscape Architecture

Antique Machinery Gallery at the Renaissance Woodworker

November 17th, 2014

Click below to view a gallery of antique woodworking machines including lathes. Granted, there is the story of how Shannon Rogers met his 1876 Barnes No 3 Velocipede Lathe, fell in love, and left his previous lathe. But let’s be honest here. We’re visiting to see all the old machinery.
So metal

This Farmhouse Exudes Rainbows

November 14th, 2014

There are many ways to fix up a country farmhouse. For example, Katwise, also known as Kat O’Sulllivan, loads both the interior and exterior of her New York farmhouse with bright, contrasting colors and shapes. ‘Cuz you know what? It’s her house.
When you see it…

Elderly German Baptist Couple Volunteer Together For Years

November 13th, 2014

The Daily Call has a good news story about a German Baptist couple. Allan and Virginia Miller of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, have been volunteering in the Emergency Department of the Upper Valley Medical Center for 16 years and counting. They must have too much love to keep in their home.
They make their Call by example

Ant Farms of Color for Biomimicry Thinkers

November 12th, 2014

Of course, one way to inspire architecture is to watch nature build on its own. So Brad Troemel filled some empty ant farms with colorful, edible, see-through gel. Then he let the ants build their tunnels. The networks of tunnels interact with the color gradients by affecting their translucency. It’s another inspiration for biomimicry.
Get inspired at Fubiz.

Pearisburg, Virginia Amish

November 12th, 2014

The Pearisburg, Virginia Amish are technically Old Order, but in subtle ways they are unusual. Visiting Pearisburg, or visiting vicariously through Amish America, could give you a more rounded sense of the Amish culture there. Amish America has several readers’ observations from visiting the community at different times. A reader named Shaun has expertly taken photos of the area.
Look at those photos.