ModFruGal shows us how to create a groovy outdoor space and fire-ring that may just be temporary, but has got style and functionality in spades. Oh — and IKEA has re-released the fabulous Vago chair!!!
Over at Green is Universal, find instructions on how to make your own Cork-covered monograms that can pull double duty as message boards. Via Re-Nest.
Gizmodo is featuring the world’s most perfect picnic table — with convertible seats for maximum comfort in eating and relaxing.
We’re in LOVE with these bright, shiny and fun duck decoys by Tommy Hilfiger we spotted at CasaSugar.
A Design*Sponge sneak peek into the Seattle home of Textile artist Ashley Helvey. Such clean, open spaces — and can we talk about that bed?
Proof positive that all of the most beautiful hotels are in Spain, at WebUrbanist.
Peas, carrots, and corn — and we’re not talking about food. Examples of orange, green and yellow together that work, at sfgirlbybay.
Cannelle et Vanille has the perfect thing for a springtime sunday breakfast: Mulberry and rhubarb crumb cake.
If you take a look at the online version of the current cover story in New York Magazine, you’ll have an easy way to see what I think about the six “extreme decor” styles featured: the top three I do in fact find extreme (though I think the “paper planes” decor looks wonderful). The bottom three, I could happily move right in. It’s still an interesting look at some really creative folks. By far the most extreme to me is the couple who created disorienting whole-room designs with masking tape and paint splatter; I feel anxious just seeing the photos. The yarn bombing I don’t think even counts as decor — it’s for an art installation! And Amy Sedaris’ apartment with its fake food and vintage art? That just looks a lot like my own house to me. What do you think? — Mary T.
As a rule, I say yes to book club. A guaranteed time for wine, food and friends, I look forward to our meetings and the set date helps me to incorporate a few good reads into my otherwise insane schedule. Recently, a friend turned me on to Shelfari, a social cataloging website for bookworms. Part of the Amazon family of web brands, the site allows users to create a profile (using their Amazon credentials) and create and share shelves of books theyâ€™ve either read, own or have on their wish list. Users also have the option of reviewing, rating, recommending or tagging books for quick and easy organization and discussion. Though I consider myself a beginner book clubber (and donâ€™t have room for real bookshelves), this seems like it has potential to be a great organizational tool. What do you think, readers? Would you ever use a site like Shelfari to organize your reads? Are you in a book club? What are you reading? — Sarah C.
My digital bookshelf is beginning to get out of control, and just as I start to grow content with the solid stable of online magazines competing to draw me out of my Domino mourning, we have yet another to add to the list. Last week, the folks at Traditional Home launched Trad Home, their digital collaboration with the editors of Lonny. Slated to release issues in May and October, the venture promises to feature 100% original content. Traditional Home is also partnering with sale spot One Kings Lane to host tag sales curated by designers from their annual â€œhot listâ€ to watch. Running from June to early fall, each â€œTrad Home Tag Saleâ€ will feature a room created by each designer where consumers can glean dÃ©cor tips and buy anything they see in the set. Bookmarked! â€“ Sarah C.
It’s like Saarinen meets Alien: the E-lastic table by Timothy Schrieber, at Contemporist.
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!
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.