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10 Ways to Store Media Differently

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

 
While I’ve been sticking to Twitter for a couple of days, I had to write more about this article from Faith Towers on Curbly. These unique methods of storing media range from your classic shelf reshaped, to storage spaces you may have been denying yourself the privilege of using for media, to pretty organization methods.
 
Great advice!
 




Philips Introduces OneSpace Ceiling Lighting

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

 
Speaking of lighting, Philips has released an ambient full-ceiling light called OneSpace. Philips’ intention is for OneSpace to fit into a building’s architectural design instead of letting owners and designers add lighting as an afterthought. Let Christine Walsh explain how OneSpace simulates natural light with efficiency that can improve what are currently harshly lit commercial environments.
 
More on Jetson Green
 




Easy Headboard, Easy Materials, Easy Equipment

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

 

Dont Disturb

Remodelaholic’s Headboard Week had inspiring projects but Brandi’s stands out for requiring easily accessible materials and being easy to create. The headboard starts with a cardboard base, which is fine if it isn’t meant to be part of the bed frame. With attractive fabric to cover and crown molding around the edges, this headboard has a huge style benefit but is not overwhelming work.
 
Tutorial at Remodelaholic
 
Visit Brandi’s blog, Don’t Disturb This Groove
 




Decorating With Antiques: Set the Stage With Lighting (13 photos)

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

 

On Houzz, Mike Dietrich is ready to inspire you with different types of antique lighting. Not only does he show you how to fit lighting into your rooms, he even encourages readers to get creative with their antiques. Love the home made lamp, Mike!
 
Read the whole thing on Houzz.
 




Create a Tall Indoor Greenhouse From a Tall Curio Cabinet Find

Monday, July 7th, 2014

 
Stacy Risenmay proves she is Not Just a Housewife with this indoor greenhouse she created by updating an old curio cabinet. Stacy reminds us: whenever you are trying to come up with a way to create a unique piece of furniture, you can often start by getting an existing piece and making simple modifications.
 
Click to see her tutorial.
 




The Nix Color Sensor Picks Up Color Inspiration From Anywhere

Monday, July 7th, 2014

 
Ready to pick a color for your room? The Nix Color Sensor can help you grab a color from your world and convert it into data that anyone can use objectively. Computer screens are different from one another and cameras let light interfere, but the Nix Color Sensor picks up just the color. Then, you can use Nix to turn the color into whatever computer language or mixing code you need. It works for more than wall paint. Visit Nix for more details.
 
Via Apartment Therapy
 




Fairy Tale Cottage With Rustic Charm

Monday, July 7th, 2014

 
Click below to visit a rustic stone cottage that blends into its surroundings but maintains a human touch. Though small, the Mountain Cottage by Peter Boes has everything its owners need to feel cozy. Homedit.com writer Alexandra Belgun tours the cottage with commentary on its small-space designs.
 
Magical Cottage Tour!
 




Foster + Partners Architects Cleans Up Marseille Vieux Port

Monday, July 7th, 2014

 
By Tobin Dimmitt
 
I was visiting Fubiz recently and found their huge gallery of 2014 Royal Institute of British Architects Awards winners. They have 32 images for you. The varied images show that excellent architecture need not be overstated or modern. That said, let me point out the photo that caught my eye.
 
The pavilion at Marseille Vieux Port shines next to the other buildings. Literally—it is made of reflective stainless steel, and visitors can watch themselves in the ceiling. Combined with granite pavements, the appearance of the pavilion is just clean. Their simplicity is beyond effective. To me the Port makes other designs look like their teams try too hard.
 
Further research shows that Foster + Partners redesigned not just the pavilion, but the whole port, to be simplified, accessible, and weatherfast. It’s not the first time I’ve heard of architectural projects with a focus on these principles. Still, the Marseille Vieux Port stands out next to the other winners for its pure imaginativeness.
 
It also makes me want to try out a mirror ceiling.
 
See RIBA’s rationale for awarding Foster + Partners
 




Patriotic Decorating ~ My Dining Hutch

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

 
Apparently, it’s unusual to see Jennifer Zuri’s take on Independence Day decorating, so this post of her Fourth of July hutch decor is special. Gathering red, white, and blue items from around the house must have been fun. The vintage details she found to fill her hutch are so charming.
 
Wish her a happy Independence Day.
 




Jamesport School Auction (14 Photos)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

 
This year’s Jamesport School Auction in Missouri is in full swing. If you can make it to tomorrow’s auction you will be able to treat your eyes to a bevy of horses and buggies for sale. If you’re still deciding whether to catch tomorrow’s events, or if you just want to visit through your computer, Amish America has some photos of last year’s auction and useful information on this one.
 
What a rich gallery.