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Small Solar: Big Home Tech Trend in the Making
"development. For little stuff — such as better cell phones and TVs — private companies with... military. For example, the computer, the internet, the mobile phone and GPS all began... batteries for flashlights, portable communications gear and other needs. All this expensive... Pentagon. So for the last decade, they have been investing in startups developing lower-cost... bottom for solar technologies. In a nutshell, it means that small, portable solar..."
9 Ideas for a Beautifully Draped Home
"drapes for all the privacy you need and heightened drama too... n the light through yonder window breaks, most of us start the day by opening the... holds. For me the idea of curtains always conjures up images of mystery — neighbors... them. But for those of us without the ghost of awkward teen years past, curtains are... revealing light; they can go far in creating stylish, unique and practical solutions... solutions for rooms that need a finishing touch. So let’s tackle the curtain demons head-on..."
A Mom, a Garden and a Gift for the Neighbors
Gardening can be therapeutic in unexpected ways. See how one gardener found peace and purpose in a patch of Florida soil
"member, for your apartment complex or for a whole community, a garden is a therapeutic... so much for sharing your love for your mother and your love for nature. What a wonderful... you did for your mom, for yourself, and for others. It has inspired me to do something... plants for a similar look. Thanks for this. Inspiring and encouraging for those of... garden for her and then again when you found a home for the lovely plants when they..."
Lace Goes Modern in an Upholsterer's DIY Pendant Lights
"pendant lights you can make yourself... high-impact lighting statement for your home. After more than a few tries at mastering... illumination for the front of my studio, and they also reflect the exact nature of my work:... these lacy light globes, I now understand what designers are up against on the road to... of LED lights inside) and to pop over the solar pathway lights will make for a high... better for the bank account?)! For a very hip DIY wedding-- invite the bridal party..."
Idea of the Week: Two-Arm Lights in the Kitchen
"kitchen lighting by using a unexpected fixture in a practical way... for practicality's sake, but it's also important to light each working surface for... rooms to light. Not only are there loads of nooks and crannies that need to be lit for... recessed lighting to illuminate countertops and other workspaces. However, many modern... version for energy efficiency. Sorry, but do not care for those pendant lights. Pendulous..."
New Classics: David Trubridge's Coral Pendant Light
Shadow play and sculpture mingle in this organically inspired light fixture with an environmental conscience
"inspired light fixture with an environmental conscience... Concern for the environment also influenced Trubridge's design; the light fixture is... The light is a great pick for transitional, modern and contemporary rooms. See... pendant light. Designed by New Zealander David Trubridge, the Coral Pendant starts... to his lighting site (http://www.davidtrubridge.com/Designs/lighting/) so that everyone... love this light, but just could not see paying so much for the product, so figured out..."
How to Get the Pendant Light Right
"popular lighting choice for a wide range of rooms. Being aware of a few basic guidelines... fixture for a specific location, but how high they should be hung. Here are some great... of the lighting is stunning!! I'm having a hard time picking pendant lights for a... ndant+Lighting These lights are perfect for arts and crafts style homes and the... pendant lights do I need? Can LED lights provide enough task lighting? Are they dimmable..."
New Classics: Tom Dixon's Beat Pendant Lights
Inspired by Indian forms and with refreshingly straightforward names, these light fixtures add a striking note to all kinds of rooms
"these light fixtures add a striking note to all kinds of rooms... Pendant Lights in more ways than one. Indian cooking pots and water vessels inspired... these lights keeps these rare skills employed and alive. The pendants come in several... formula for figuring out how many possibilities there are probably involves using... possibilities for you to compare and contrast, no calculus necessary.... not made for outside or bathrooms. Thanks so much for the follow up Petra, that is great..."
Super Domes: Pendant Lights Hit It Big
What’s that creating zones in open layouts and bringing down high ceilings everywhere? It’s the newly popular extra-large dome light
"oversize dome lights, fixtures that can measure several feet in diameter and are looming... reasons for their popularity include everything from current architectural styles to... thing is for certain: They are having a moment in the spotlight.... a need for a couple of these. Great things to keep in mind. The glass one or the metal... Thank you for showing that they can fit in any style of space, they are great ! Interesting..."
8 Modern Dressing Tables for Unflouncy Women
If you wear makeup but not a petticoat, these sleek dressing tables will help you get ready in a most unruffled manner
"For many women, having a well-lit space for applying make-up is a necessity. If your... adequate lighting, a dressing table may be your solution. I've been considering adding... natural light, and I like the idea of having a nice space dedicated to pampering myself... girly for my taste, here I've gathered some of my favorite modern-looking dressing... natural light, artificial light immediately overhead, a vanity drawer for make-up,..."
Timeless Design Ideas for Small Spaces
Classic to inventive, these design moves use intelligence in the battle to live comfortably in a compact space
"larger • Lighting, color and pattern, to make small spaces bright and light • Taking... solutions for living in small spaces. Some techniques Brown discusses are: • Horizontality... norms (for example, sitting on the floor versus sitting on sofas) play a part in defining... is good for all of us. http://tinyhousetalk.com/3-space-saving-beds-for-tiny-homes/... small for comfortable living if designed right. Another source for design ideas..."
10 Kids' Room Ideas That Work for Adult Offices
"inspiration for your home's design from many different places. Sometimes it is the most... ideas. For example, you wouldn't typically think to look at kids' rooms when designing... fun and lightness. Too often, we think that the design of our work spaces has to be... order for us to do our serious adult work. Finding a creative way to work some lightness... to look for inspiration outside of the office box. you have new ides It's telling that..."
Houzz Tour: Platinum-Rating Hopes for a Sterling Modern Home
Efficiency takes an artful form in a minimalist San Francisco home furnished with iconic and custom pieces
"natural light for the homes he designs, but at the same time trying to block — or sometimes... the sky for his latest design, a towering five-level home in San Francisco’s Castro... natural light, less heat gain, privacy and the ability to build to the site’s limits... bookmarked for some design ideas. Thank you for sharing. Perfection in Architecture and... dumbwaiter for all floors. The rooftop deck is stunning. I would love to see the interior..."
Modern Icons: The Caravaggio Pendant Light
It's curves ahead with this beautiful, versatile light fixture that can swing midcentury or futuristic
"versatile light fixture that can swing midcentury or futuristic... going for Italian midcentury modern or futuristic minimalist style, this pendant... as "the light room," as the eye instantly is drawn to the lights. And one of my favourite... lamps for a small library/home office, I underestimated their size. When the electrician... of the lights and bought a large industrial table to go beneath them. We now refer..."
The New Simplicity: Today's Style for Food and Home
"use of light." The holiday season is a perfect time for you to discover a similar... natural lighting and shadows to create warm scenes that suggest you make yourself at... Read on for a home and a meal, in four courses: All photographs courtesy of Quentin... reserved for the lower cabinets and the walls and open shelving are painted white. The... no need for complicating things with a dish this fresh. Second course: Kitchen island..."