blogwatch: where we've been clicking this week

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Laissezfaire reminded us that sometimes a tin can is so much more than a tin can, sharing some crafty ideas from HGTV. (We’ve repurposed tin cans of our own in the past.)

The Style Files participated in a group “virtual house redecoration” hosted by Decor8, and all we can say is: when can you come over to do our bedroom? See the rest of the roundup here.

More great giveaways from mod*mom — this time a set of 12 Whole World Books for kids with a singalong CD. It seems songs for kids are a hot topic this week.

Apartment Therapy read our minds, and offered a selection of modern platform beds for under $1,000!

BB-Blog featured some high-design initial mugs, each backed with a related graphic (such as U/umbrella).

Dog crates aren’t exactly high design — until now. The cool (and pricey) eiCRATE we spotted at Better Living Through Design is certainly different…we think in a good way.

And here’s a fun way to end the week: a great laugh from Scribbit, who shares the bookmarks that her son made her for Christmas. We can’t do it justice here — you’ll just have to go see for yourself.

From our partners

Well thanks–who would have thought that a side benefit of having kids was the humor? I didn’t see it coming when I got married but it’s sure been fun.

I have been wondering lately about dog crates…does anyone know any not-ugly crates for larger dogs or have a pattern for making a sort of crate cover? I hate how my dog’s crate uglifies a corner of my living room.

you’re sweet valentine!
i added you to my valentine’s blogroll :)
be sure to enter all my giveaways.
i’m going to have a geek squad expert answer computer + home entertainment electronics questions soon, so get get your questions ready.

Michael

speaking of inexpensive platform beds ReadyMade had plans for a platform bed with storage along the sides made from ikea shelves in their 17th issue.
http://readymademag.com/printarchive/article?id=697

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[…] Adina says, “I have been wondering lately about dog crates…does anyone know any not-ugly crates for larger dogs or have a pattern for making a sort of crate cover? I hate how my dog’s crate uglifies a corner of my living room.” (She was responding to our link to this post about the eiCrate, shown above, which is very cool, but only for small dogs — and super-pricey.) […]