Tag: Scandinavian

Brown Thumb Gardening on a Balcony

Brown Thumb Gardening on a Balcony

If you would like to have¬†a garden but don’t think you have the space or green thumb, think again. Gardens can be small and low maintenance, like the balcony (container) garden in the above photograph. You can place your plant, straight from the nursery, into […]

Four Ways to Make Your Bed

Four Ways to Make Your Bed

Making our beds is often one of the first chores we learn to do, and as adults, we either do it or we don’t (no need for confessions). If you do it, you just do it like you’ve always done it and were taught to […]

Quickie: The Doors of Perception

Quickie: The Doors of Perception

If eyes are the windows to the soul, perhaps doorways are the handshakes of a house. A threshold is an opportunity to frame the experience a person is going to have upon entering a home, bedroom, kitchen, office, or any space. A lot of people […]

Behind the Scenes, in Front of the Camera

Behind the Scenes, in Front of the Camera

I rarely watch television shows as they are broadcast. I prefer to wait until a show is complete, and to watch it at my pace. This happened with Dexter. It’s about a serial killer who kills serial killers. It ended September 22, 2013 after eight […]

Light and Airy Live/Work Space

Light and Airy Live/Work Space

In a minimalist live/work studio (once a jukebox and pinball repair shop in the 1930’s), what designer Caroline Gomez¬†maximizes is light, color, creative possibilities, and furnishings that delight in their simplicity and beauty. Notice in the photograph below how the lack of clutter highlights the […]

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Happy Lunar New Year! According to the East Asian Zodiac, it’s the Year of the Horse. Yippee kai yay! Humanity’s relationship to horses is a long one, so it figures that these majestic beings would appear in our art and our homes as symbols of […]