10 Quick Solutions for Last-Minute Holiday Problems

People who’ve mastered the craft of leisurely enjoying the holidays don’t read any further. This is really for the rest of us : those people who have nothing under the tree (when there’s a tree at all), that don’t have anything to wrap those future gifts with, who don’t have any food in the cabinets Read more about 10 Quick Solutions for Last-Minute Holiday Problems[…]

'New Traditional' Family Home in Texas

Home builder Ellen Grasso’s customers, a household in University Park, Texas, desired a new take on traditional design without getting too much into eclectic, modern or contemporary design. So during the design and construction process, Grasso aimed to create a balanced, wide-open space while coordinating the home in a conservative, traditional manner. The result is Read more about 'New Traditional' Family Home in Texas[…]

Pattern Play: Mix Prints to Get a Traditional-Modern Look

Mixing patterns can be hard enough without having to combine different design styles too. Sticking to 4 basic steps in choosing patterns can facilitate the confusion. With this particular pattern play I wanted to show you how you can combine a traditional pattern with modern prints. I think this selection of stripes, geometrics, polka dots Read more about Pattern Play: Mix Prints to Get a Traditional-Modern Look[…]

Tastemaker: Meet Reiko Kaneko's Modern China

British designer Reiko Kaneko functions with a very traditional English substance — bone china. Normally reserved for good table settings or higher society tea parties, Kaneko uses bone china in more playful and regular applications. Coffee mugs, eggcups, and even shot glasses are all carefully molded from this delicate substance. Her minimalist design has a Read more about Tastemaker: Meet Reiko Kaneko's Modern China[…]

Geek Chic: Brains Stay in Harmony

We have all learned of the Left Brain vs. Right Brain concept. Mathematics and Science vs. Imagination. Logic vs. Instinct. Analytic vs. Holistic. The list continues. The thought got me thinking about house layout. Perhaps my left brain buddies (and spouse) do not appreciate this layout, enhance, make-your-home-look-fine thing as much as I do because Read more about Geek Chic: Brains Stay in Harmony[…]