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Link Love: Turkey and more

Posted November 20, 2014

The United States of Thanksgiving New York Times Have you ever wondered what the most popular Thanksgiving food is in every state? Apparently in Colorado it’s pecan pie bites with gravy. Oh my. Seven traffic tips to get you to the Thanksgiving table Google Blog “You’ve ...

An interesting source for reclaimed wood

Posted November 13, 2014

Ahoy ye landlubbers! If you love the romance and glamour of life on the ocean, this kitchen is going to really inspire you! Glaswegian Laura decided to remodel her kitchen with reclaimed products from old buildings (fairly normal) and old ships. Now, we have heard of using reclaimed barn ...

Link Love: Transparent house, shipping containers and more

Posted November 11, 2014

Before & After: a Family Home in Ireland Design*Sponge “The home had seen a lot of wear and tear over the years and needed a fresh look for a young family. By keeping the focus on the family, Roisin was able to create a design that was colorful and modern, but also practical and ...

Color my world

Posted November 6, 2014

Color is one of the top ways to make any room look more interesting. And if you want guidance on color, Pantone is probably going to be one of your top resources. If you want to know about trends (like the color of the year!) in both home and fashion, what goes well with what, and ...

Ghostly

Posted November 4, 2014

We’re still not over the Halloween spirit! So here’s a final entry for the spookiest time of year. Have you ever wanted some wide open space? Maybe just buying a spacious home isn’t enough. Maybe you need a town. How about a ghost town? Welcome to Johnsonville, ...

Halloween Throwback: A ghostly French house

Posted October 28, 2014

This Gaudi-esque house would be great for a Halloween party! Doesn’t it look spooky? Artists Christopher Berdaguer and Marie Péjus created the shape of this French house by polystyrene and paint. According to Dezeen: “The heart of the project is the transformation of an existing ...

A new use for your pumpkins

Posted October 22, 2014

Editor’s note: It’s getting spooky around here with Halloween on the horizon! This week and next, we will be running some of our favorite past Halloween posts. If you have a leftover uncarved pumpkin from Halloween (sorry, this wouldn’t work with Jack o’ Lanterns), a pumpkin ...

Here's a deal for you...

Posted October 20, 2014

How much would you pay for a fixer-upper in a nice city? What if the exterior was absolutely stunning and the inside needed some serious work? $100,000? $50,000? How about $1? Yes, someone bought this for $1:  Wow. Of course, the new owners’ total outlay wasn’t really $1. ...