If you’re looking to create a gallery wall at home, but not sure about what frames to purchase and how to assemble, then Picturewall may be a great resource. All you need to do is choose a frame color (white, brown, black, silver, etc.), a picture width (1″ or 2″), and the number of kits. Add your photos, grab a hammer and voilà, that framing project that’s been on your to-do list for ages is accomplished!
Images via Picturewall
What is the statistic about how much of our life we spend sleeping? It seems that most research cites about 30% but there are a lot of factors (individual temperaments, life stages, insomnia…!) that impact this number.
But a nice bed is a nice bed and here are some of my current favorites:
Swedish Bed by Garnet Hill
Nook Bed by Blu Dot
Hush Bed by Blu Dot
Images via Blu Dot, Garnet Hill, Gus*Modern, Suite New York
No room for a dishwasher at home and getting dry hands from too much washing? No worries–check out one of these portable and ec0-friendly Laundry Pods by Storebound.
All images via Storebound
I love these Melinda chairs in multi colors by ARTLESS:
Images via Artless; found via Fab
Give your bedroom a whole new look for the winter season! The options are endless–solid, pattern, flannel, eco-friendly, jersey, wrinkle-resistant–so find something that you love and brighten up your room for the hibernal months ahead.
Images via Angela Adams, Inhabit, Unison, Dwell and West Elm
If you need inspiration or ideas for textiles in your home, Fibercopia is the place to go. Started by Arcadia Smails in 2007, Fibercopia is an online visual resource for all matters textile-related. You’ll find daily posts and photographs on a broad range of textiles including vintage, European, Japanese, American, African, Middle Eastern, Central Asian…and the list goes on and on! And if you’re into textile books, go here for lots of great ideas.
Fibercopia also provides a helpful resource section to assist with further research into carpets, fabric by the yard, international textiles, textile designers and fiber artists, as well as resources for further eduction and exploration.
All images by Fibercopia.
A book on my “to read” list: A Collection a Day by Lisa Congdon, a San Francisco-based illustrator, fine artist, and yes, avid collector. The book was inspired by a blog she started in January 2010 with the purpose of daily documenting one of her own collections or a drawing or painting of an imagined collection. All 365 entries can be see on the original blog. Looking through her book, it’s a fun way to reflect on collections we all may have and provide inspiring ways to group and showcase them—or even to help decide which collections to keep and which ones to pass along… The book is published by UPPERCASE.
All images by Lisa Congdon
I always let clients know that you have to declutter first and then organize! It can be fun to find all sorts of storage solutions at the Container Store, Canadian Tire, Land of Nod or Ikea (and the list goes on and on) BUT you first have to sort through everything and then figure out what storage solution is best.
So, if you’re at the point where you need some storage ideas, here are some current favorites of mine:
Squish organizers by Design Ideas
Store by Numbers cube bins by Land of Nod
Rugby Stripe bin and Feathergrain wood bins by the Container Store
Images via Design Ideas, Land of Nod and
What’s for lunch? For dinner? Who is dropping the kids off to school, who is picking them up? What activities are going on? So many decisions to make–especially after summer when schedules seem more relaxed.
A useful and time-saving device for the whole family is to make a weekly calendar: map it out together and everyone knows what’s going on! Other benefits to creating a calendar include making grocery shopping easier, helping kids plan (and participate) in their own meals and reducing the daily micr0-decisions. We make ours each Sunday night and post it on the fridge.
A lunch chart for kids to plan their meals. To make the magnetic lunch chart below, go here.
And a dry-erase version (easy to find at Bureau en Gros or Staples) and affordable at $5 each:
Images via Martha Stewart