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Pinwheels...A Childhood Tradition All Grown Up

Pinwheels...A Childhood Tradition All Grown Up

Pinwheels…A Childhood Tradition All Grown Up Pinwheels have been around for a long time, literally, a really long time.  The first documented history of a “whirligig” was in China in 400 B.C.  They began appearing in paintings in Europe the 15th century.  In America, the first recorded evidence of pinwheels...

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How To...Using Concrete in Design

How To...Using Concrete in Design

Industrial Chic is certainly not new in the design world, but most are not lucky enough to live in a converted warehouse brimming with industrial elements.  Simply adding elements, like concrete and steel, to our own spaces can help to achieve the modern industrial look. Concrete is also a means...

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Channeling Old Hollywood Glam Into Your Design

Channeling Old Hollywood Glam Into Your Design

Hollywood Glam, otherwise known as Hollywood Regency Design, appeared in LA in the 1930’s with designers to the stars such as Haines, Draper and Baldwinn.  More recently the design style was preferred by celebrities like Joan Crawford, Liza Minnelli and former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The design style came about...

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Redefine

Redefine "On The Rocks"

Whiskey stones appeared early in this century and were perfectly useful for chilling whiskey, bourbon or scotch without diluting the spirits.  In the beginning, the Whisky stone was made of soapstone, which was cut and tumbled to remove sharp edges.  The stones were typically cube shaped and small in size....

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Trend Alert: Pastels with an Edge

Trend Alert: Pastels with an Edge

Pastels are one of the hottest color trends of the year, and we are seeing them in a whole new way.  Pastel color, once only used for infant nurseries and in feminine décor, appeared mid-century as pale-color toilets, sinks and refrigerators.  The soft palette continued in popularity at the end...

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