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Minimalist Wall Unit Systems

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Wall units and separators can add vertical storage while dedicating spaces to certain functions. Contemporary minimalism is doing beautiful things to wall units. Narrow supports and glass shelves can make your belongings look like they’re floating in mid air. Check out Decoist for a gallery of Italian designed wall units from Porada.

Familiar Signs That a Home Is an Amish One

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Enter a family household, and you will see signs of that family’s unique ancestry around the home. The Amish have their own household items that are uncommon in mainstream culture. These items include certain types of Amish furniture like hardwood stepping stools. Lydia Glick has compiled a list of items based on the home where she grew up. Thanks for mentioning us, Lydia.
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Elegant Fall Decor Inspirations

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The term “fall” brings to mind images of bright colored pumpkins and rustic scarecrows. It can seem hard to decorate your home for fall without looking gaudy or childish. That’s why Curbly has gathered this years best ideas for decorating with elegance this fall. With bright accents or neutral themes, these fall decor ideas will adorn your home, not invade it.
Bring on the harvest

Tonnatak Builds Iceland Retreat: Dynjandisvegur

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014


Tonnatak is an Icelandic home builder. Judging by the contemporary beauty of his most recent retreat, he may also work in architecture and design, but I’ll leave it up to you to ask him. Dynjandisvegur in Bláskógabyggð, Iceland is a minimalist wooden cabin that compliments the subarctic, volcanic Iclandic landscape.
Thanks goes to Bjarki Kjartansson for the Houzz photo gallery

13 Giant Proposed London Architecture Projects

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

You may have heard of SkyCycle, a proposed car-free cycling road above London’s railways. It could make alternative transportation easier and safer to use in London. But that isn’t the only ambitious, sustainable London project architects are thinking of. Visit Dezeen for twelve more projects that have sparked heated debates.
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Katie Troyer: Amish Photographer

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014


Katie Troyer is an Amish little person who takes photos of Amish in Sarasota, Florida, where most members of the Amish community welcome photography. What sets Troyer’s photos apart from other Amish photography is their emphasis on familiarity over romanticized country imagery. While Saloma Miller Furlong provides further context for Sarasota’s customs in her blog post, I first would like to point out this charming video of images from Katie Troyer’s family life.
Learn more at About Amish

Piet Boon’s New York Condos Have Dutch Contemporary Style

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Piet Boon renovated a former New York office building into the Huys condominiums. Dezeen has the tour, and points out that Boon designed the condos to be decisively Dutch. Don’t forget to watch the Vimeo on the bottom, which details Frederick Molenschot’s creation of a lobby chandelier resembling hanging oriole nests.
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You Can Tell She Really Gets Rustic

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

I’ve visited Camp Blue Wall‘s blog and all I can say is, would you just look at that vintage rustic furniture. Maria McCune knows how to furnish a home that is so confidently rustic, you would think she furnished it seventy years ago. And certainly her vintage pieces are old enough. My favorite piece: the blue cabinet filled with eclectic thrifted glass bowls.
Get a glimpse

Soft Chair Manufactured in 1 Piece from Plant Cell Patterns

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

You may not need upholstery if you get this chair. Inspired by plant cells, BIOMIMICRY is an entire chair made with hollow spaces throughout which allow it comfortable give. Lilian van Daal had the chair 3D printed in one piece. Her goal is to make it possible to create soft furniture without relying on multiple materials and sources, cutting down on transportation and other ecological impacts.
More at Dezeen

DIY Adjustable Industrial Wood Stool

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Want to create an industrial wooden stool with an adjustable seat height? Ana White has plans for a fun stool made of 2x2s. The all-thread that adjusts the seat height holds the stool together both functionally and stylistically. This stool has a serious handmade look and is a cool conversation piece. It could even work in a steampunk setting.
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