29
June
2013

LJ Woodworking Awards – Summer 2013 #1: Call For Entries

Entry period of the LJ Woodworking Awards Summer 2013 is now officially open and will close on July 31st. Heres the theme:

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First you must have your entry posted as the LumberJocks project and then you just have to click on the green SUBMIT ENTRIES button on the Awards page.

29
June
2013

Hood by Form Us With Love for Ateljé Lyktan

Stockholm studio Form Us With Love designed these modular lamp shades called Hood for Swedish lighting company Ateljé Lyktan. “The Hood lamp is more than a lamp. Itʼs

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28
June
2013

Silver By Aston Martin Debuts Luxury Homewares at Maison & Objet Paris Trade Show

Luxury automobile brand Aston Martin, responsible for generations of Bond cars and timelessly beautiful design, has taken their signature craftsmanship into the realm of home goods. Aston Martin recruited Grant MacDonald, one of London’s most accomplished silversmiths to design the line, “Silver by Aston Martin.” Aston Martin collaborated with MacDonald, who has been working with international clients for the past forty years to develop his beautiful wares, to incorporate the stylistic signature of Aston Martin into the line.
“Silver by Aston Martin” includes a variety of gorgeous silverware for the home including luxury picnic hampers, champagne flutes, decanters, candlesticks, china, centerpiece bowls and more. Stylistically, the line is modern but possesses classic craftsmanship that speaks to the time-honored tradition of the Aston Martin brand. The line Read more…

27
June
2013

NeoCon 2013 Surfaces Trend

Textile makers are focused on giving designers more versatility in healthcare environments with bold prints and high-tech construction that can soften sterile settings while withstanding harsh chemicals and high traffic. Here are a few of the well-minded textiles we saw at NeoCon this month:

Ruth Adler Schnee Collection by KnollTextiles: KnollTextiles asked Ruth Adler Schnee rework her bold prints into woven privacy and window curtains healthcare environments. The collection includes two patterns, Fission Chips and Strata, which are both based on classic textile designs from the 1950s.

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25
June
2013

Herman Miller Summer Sale: The Final Weekend

Its the final weekend of the Herman Miller Summer Sale and your final chance to receive 15% off the entire Herman Miller catalog. If you havent done your shopping yet what are you waiting for?

To give you that little extra push, heres an amazing set of photos from Herman Miller of their collection.

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23
June
2013

The Outlet Plastering Safety Shield

The Outlet Plastering Safety Shield

You know the problems, bad plaster or over-cut drywall around the Outlets & Switches.

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20
June
2013

Kitchen remodeling: curing the over-budget blues

While you may not have been able to stretch that childhood dollar into several candy bars, there are some methods for making your kitchen remodeling budget go a little further. Here are four tips to try:

  1. Layout — When it comes to remodeling, it’s often what can’t be seen that can hurt your budget. There are all sorts of hidden wires, pipes, and perhaps even ductwork installed to service your existing cabinet layout. Making a major change in design can involve a lot of costly electrical and mechanical work, none of which is DIY-friendly. If budget is a concern, stay as close to the current cabinet layout as possible.
  2. Cabinets — It’s easy to spend an afternoon or longer in a kitchen cabinet showroom with all of the beautiful styles, finishes, and wood types available. However, if you want to stretch those remodeling dollars, consider installing ready-to-assemble cabinets.

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