blogwatch: where we’ve been clicking this week


We love everything about this DIY LA wedding at Green Wedding Shoes: from the venue, to the gorgeous tillandsia bouquet, to the handmade paper flower altar!

The truth about remodeling, at Fresh Home Blog. Gotta love those “Oh, S#!t” moments…

12 authentic mid-century kitchen remodeling products still made today, at RetroRenovation.

If only we all had outdoor kitchens like these aspirational outdoor kitchens at CasaSugar — cooking in summer would be a breeze!

A pastry chef shares his secret for perfect pie crust at Better Homes and Gardens.

A make ahead salad to pack on picnics that stays crispy, not soggy — at Simply Stated.

Can redecorating lead to better communication in your home? ShelterPop thinks so!

photo courtesy of Amanda McKinnon.

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In honor of Earth Day (wow– that one snuck up on us), CasaSugar has an inspirational house tour and interview with Eco-designer Lori Dennis. We love how her home is uncluttered, bright and modern; filled with upcycled and attainable (read: affordable) pieces.

Another fantastic California house tour: this one from ElleDecor — the mid-century home of Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow. Via Simpatico.

Last minute Easter craft: Silhouette Easter eggs, at Craft. Awesome!

Curbly’s got the DIY dirt (as usual) on how to install your own plywood floors. They make it sound so easy.

Apartment Therapy’s new Gardenist column has a great post about planting perennials in containers for year-round enjoyment. And we are totally stealing the painted rubber tire planters.

Ham! Ham! Ham! We love Ham. Here’s a fun way to change it up for the holiday: Pineapple spiced ham, at Coconut and Lime.

If you’ve got the food covered, but are at a loss as to what to serve with your 2pm dinner, Check out this great list of surprising wine pairings for Easter at the Daily Meal.

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NOTCOT has us yearning for a set of these beautiful (and dishwasher safe!!)wooden plates by Moneral.

A modern grand piano deluxe: the WHALETONE piano by Robert Majkut, at Yatzer.

Renters, say goodbye to your bare white walls! CasaSugar has four great decorating ideas that will still get you back your security deposit, like using electrical tape as wall stripes.

Brush up on your coupon-clipping skills with this post at Curbly: how to become an extreme couponer.

Treehugger presents an interesting idea :learning energy efficiency from Medieval houses. Are smaller windows (and less of them) really in our future?

Gardening gadgets for thumbs green and black, at Design*Sponge.

We’ve got dessert covered, but this Vegan matzo “lasagna” we spotted at Don’t Fear the Vegan would be a great addition to Passover seder.

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It’s like Saarinen meets Alien: the E-lastic table by Timothy Schrieber, at Contemporist.

If our modern fire pit round up from a few years back wasn’t inspiration enough, CasaSugar’s got a smokin’ hot roundup of modern fire pits.

Coolest Easter eggs ever! Find out how to DIY your own Mondrian inspired Easter eggs at Curbly.

One of our favorite bloggers has hit the big time — er, kinda. Pam from RetroRenovation had her highly-informative video about her bathroom remodel featured at Urlesque, and apparently, they think it’s the funniest thing they’ve ever seen!

Over at Collectors Weekly, read a fascinating article about Kem Weber, the mid-century innovator of flatpack modern furniture. Via BoingBoing.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right… National Grilled Cheese Month! If you need a little help in the creativity department, let the helpful tutorials and recipes at The Grilled Cheese Academy guide you through the next few weeks like Yoda training Luke in the ways of the Jedi.

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They may not work for Sarah L.’s living room, but we’re diggin’ the modern sofas by Room Service we spotted at Retro Renovation.

Vacuum your mattress this weekend! Real Simple gives us some amazing advice: Spring cleaning, with shortcut methods and uber-thorough techniques, too.

What I made created an ingenious egg cup from an upcycled fork. Great. Now we want soft boiled eggs and toast! Via BoingBoing.

Check out this DIY plywood floor mat that SugarBee crafts made for her office. Much better than those you’d find at the office supply warehouse! Via Craft.

At Good Food, they’ve got an intriguing recipe we’re dying to try: parsnip ice cream!

Check out an inspiring kitchen remodel that’s just as timeless as Martha’s, but with a decidedly more atomic flair, at Picnics in the Park.

Pretend you’re Holly Golightly (in the movie version of Tiffany’s, not the book) and build a clawfoot bathtub sofa like this one at Casa Sugar.

image courtesy of Retro Renovation

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