Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
are you looking for a creative way to store your bike indoors? how about these designs by some of my favorite etsy artists?
(wall mounted bike rack-reclaimed wood by cantileverandpress)
i love seeing other blogger's homes. this one belongs to one of my favorite blogs atelier a+d. the kitchen is adorable. love the long horizontal glass tiles that mimic the linear brick of the fireplace and open shelves in the kitchen are a love of mine as well. doesn't this just look modern and cozy?
Monday, November 23, 2009
Café America is a surprisingly comfortable indoor/outdoor chair. Taking inspiration from ubiquitous chain-link fencing, it recontextualizes the unsung material. A unique cushioning effect is created by the lightly tensioned chain-link seat and back. Café America is made of recycled chain-link whenever possible and flat-packs for efficient shipping and storage. (via grain)
Friday, November 20, 2009
a friend of mine was wearing this necklace the other day and i had to know more about it. it's made from recycled magazines and Amazima Ministries is training the women in the Karamajong tribe to make these. a portion of the proceeds then goes to back to the tribe to feed their children.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
my husband has been wanting to do a display wall in the house for his photos so i was researching fun and modern ways to display art and not have to frame it all or puncture it. i love this idea using magnetic paint. a number of paint companies offer the magnetic paint. yes, it is more expensive and from what i read, takes quite a few coats to apply and needs super strong magnets to make things stick...but i think it's a subtle way to display. click here for step by step directions on how to do your own magnetic wall. what do you think? ever used magnetic paint before?
Thursday, November 12, 2009
i'm getting a rain barrel today from nature's tap as part of the my green birmingham contest winnings! i don't know what it will look like, but here are just a few that they had on their site. two weeks ago i got my home energy audit by pro energy consultants done on the house too which i'll update you more on later.