For such a large scale retailer, The Land of Nod really keeps its finger on the pulse of design trends in the children's world. Their buyers and designers have a keen eye and their Fall 2012 collection is no exception.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the woods, my dream retreat would be a simple, rustic cabin away from the usual hubbub of the city. Coffee on the porch, early morning hikes and afternoons free to delve into a book or sit and write… minus the deadlines.
What can you do with an empty Italian cookie tin, a few water heater pipes, spare sprinkler parts, the twisted remains of a disassembled hair dryer, an old leather belt, and two $60 industrial 3-blade steel fans purchased via eBay? Apparently a lot if you're a steampunk-loving DIY'er...
Summer has me thinking about camping, and thinking about camping makes me think about those iconic enamel mugs. Wine in the evening and coffee in the morning never taste better than by a campfire, sipped with good company, out of those humble mugs. And there are so many other goods with a similar rustic yet sophisticated charm — enamel signs, kettles, light shades, and more.
Furnish Me Vintage is tucked out of sight on the second floor of an antique mall in St. Petersburg, Florida. What it lacks in curb presence is made up for in a well-curated selection; this place is a mid century enthusiast's dream. The large space (7,000 square feet) is filled with vintage finds, from all the big names like George Nelson, Paul McCobb, and Jens Risom.
Feeling the heat right now? We sure are. Before you turn down the A/C another few degrees (if you even have air conditioning), consider a ceiling fan. Here's a cheat sheet that shows you how to find the right one that fits your space.
Don't get me wrong, I don't have a scrap of pink or purple in my own house. And my walls haven't seen floral since my childhood in the 80s. There is something appealing however about taking a left turn from your usual decor and embracing the opposite once in awhile. We all get in ruts, and it's nice to branch out.
When the industrial look first became popular, it was often due to wanting to incorporate a no-frills, no-nonsense, clean look without spending a lot of money. But it's grown and evolved into something so much more: a warm, modern style that looks good in lots of spaces and brings a lot of character into a home.
Light fixtures are natural mood-brighteners because they of course are natural room brighteners. But sometimes light fixtures just seem to go the extra mile. With some table lamps, pendant lights, sconces and more, there's something about the way they look, on or off, that cheers up a modern space instantly. We've gathered 20 that are doing that for us.