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DIY lighting–$30


This project is for those that love flowers and have a bit more of a whimsical style. This flower pendant light is made from paper pulp egg cartons, and the finished light will add a pretty feminine touch to your room. This pendant light gives off a soft, beautiful ambient light. This is a fun and easy way of getting a fixture for your dining room or maybe even something hanging over your rocking chair in your nursery or child’s room. If you like what you see and want to learn how to do create this pendant, reply to this post and I will share with you HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF! :)

An Antique Cabinet with a Modern Twist

Balance and contrast are two vital concepts in design. Too much contrast and a design can seem disjointed and messy. When a design is well balanced, ideas can be challenged and boundaries pushed, but the end result is satisfying and harmonious. In Chinese philosophy, yin yang is used to describe how polar or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. The saying that opposites attract is a reduced version of this concept, which proves itself in many walks of life.

Duo is a cabinet which plays off the idea of yin yang by bringing together designs from both ultra modern and antique. Consisting of an old cabinet and a minimalist cabinet, Duo interlocks the two designs to create a harmonious piece.

Maak is a creative agency that explores design through interiors, window dressings, set design, event decoration, and furniture. Their designs are contemporary and innovative, but also function and durable.

 

DIY childrens furniture

For all of you parents out there, here is a great project for you and your kids to do together!  It will also give them some super fun furniture for their playrooms

I love DIY especially when it’s great, green design made available to us and our families for FREE! Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli’s FoldSchool furniture does just this, bringing downloadable cardboard plans to your computer, so that you and your tots can build your own eco chairs! The downloadable FREE patterns from his website are the embodiment of great green design- all you need is a printer, some cardboard, a pair of scissors, and some childlike creativity, and you’re on your way to sitting pretty. Patterns come in three options- a stool, rocker, or chair.

Concrete wallpaper

I’ve always loved the look of raw concrete walls — and now the industrial and unfinished look of concrete walls can be yours no matter where you live. New custom trompe l’œil wallpaper from Concrete Walls uses photographs by Norwegian photographer Tom Haga to simulate the look of poured concrete, raw cinder block and even graffiti.