Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Lighting: Citrus

I'm coming to a close on a big project I've been working on for a year.  I walked one of the floors today and knew I had to share this light with you.

Furniture: Pivot

Pivot by Arco is a clever cabinet that allows for two drawers to be opened at the same time. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Favorite Part: Craig Hultgren

Craig Hultgren is a cellist for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, an active member of BAMA (Birmingham Art Music Alliance), and volunteers & is on the board of directors for Scrollworks, a non profit organization run by Metropolitan Youth Orchestra that provides music education and ensemble playing for children ages 8-18.  Read below to find out what part of Craig's house is his favorite and why.



The favorite part of my house in North Crestwood is my music studio. It is a two-story, A-frame addition that has good acoustics and space for my cellos, electronic equipment and office. I never thought I would ever possess a space like this, and I always thought I'd be stuck in a bedroom or dining room for my creative preparations. I've had the house since 2006. The picture is from the second-floor loft.

Artist: Ulrika Kestere

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lighting: From A to Bond Street Lamp

Helping Alabama.

This morning Alabama was hit again by devastating tornados.  April of last year was the worst devastation we'd ever seen.  I've been lucky enough to be a few miles aways from both tornado paths.  What a difference a few miles makes.  This morning I've seen a number of links and posts on how to help. If you want to donate time or goods you can click here. Above is the "Alabama Forever" necklace by maxineorange on etsy.  I have one and get compliments everytime I wear it.  All proceeds from the necklace go to the Alabama Forever Foundation helping victims of the April tornados.

Furniture: Shelves

A few fun shelves.  (above/below)

Friday, January 20, 2012

DIY: Pipe Shelves

I love all of these ideas for shelving made from pipes.  How would you DIY?  (above)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Favorite Part: Susan Shoemaker & Andy Sizemore

Susan, an artist, and her husband Andy, who plays in the band Teen Getaway, sent me this beautiful photo of the favorite part of their home.  Susan's art was also featured last week in a previous "my favorite part" post.  I really do love everything about this photo from the adorable dog to the colors to the accessories.  See what they have to say about it below.

Married for 5 yrs, we bought our first home, a fixer-upper, 2 yrs ago. This room is our fav for a few reasons. First we (& some friends) pulled up the nasty carpet and refinished our floors. I found the blue wall paint in a "living etc" mag and had home depot match it in an inexpensive brand. Andy is happy that his old recliner actually works against the blue ( it did not in our previous apt that i painted bright green). Our dog Henry spends a lot of time in this chair, gets his pic taken a lot, so now it has grown into Andy liking how the dog looks in the chair and how all of the colors work together. Besides loving the dog, I love the little nook behind him. I splurged on the moose, but thrifted the bookshelf in college which holds my art books, fav photos, fav knick-knacks, some gifts from Andy, a fox by Lori Nichols, and 2 lamps I got on clearance years ago at urban outfitters.  I'm having a slight obsession with goats so there's a little metal goat from Frontera that helps hold up some additional books at the bottom of the shelf  We have non standard size windows but were able to find inexpensive panels from ikea and made curtain rods from pipes (an idea I stole from Jennifer Wallace who also helped us layout furniture and art- girl has the gift!).   Our home is a work in progress and a mix match of things we love.

Artist: Moneyless

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Recycled Content: Books

Fun ways to repurpose books.  (above/below)

Architecture: Sunken Bridge

The Moses Bridge by RO & AD.  Appropriately names for parting the water, the Moses Bridge is an interesting concept of letting the user walk through the water instead of overhead.  (via inhabitat)