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DIY Curb Appeal: Create A Welcoming Botanical Archway

Inspiration is everywhere, and, to my delight, while walking my dog Klunkers today, I discovered a plethora of wonderful "curb appeal" ideas throughout my entire neighborhood. Namely, I was drawn to these welcoming botanical archways,

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Quick-Vid: Amazing Fake Pool

Summer is all about entertaining outdoors, enjoying the weather, and taking refreshing dips in the pool. Check out how one Japanese jokester took "pool party" to a bizarre other level,

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Ties with a Natural Twist

These days many of us are overloaded with gadgets and overburdened by their connecting cables and cords. Though regular bread loaf ties can do the trick, Asian design team Lufdesign created the "Leaf Tie", a product that fuses industry with nature, using the simple, tried

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DIY Project: Make Your Own Garden-Leaf Stone

Mother nature is a clever girl. Take a little stroll outside in a garden, park, or right in your own backyard and you'll see why. With a multitude of colors, textures, sights and smells ranging from dynamic to dainty, there's always that temptation to possess and

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BizARrT: Super-Cool Sustainable Monkey Sculpture

Most of us are familiar with "Where's Waldo?", the ever elusive, skinny, nerdy boy dressed in his signature red and white striped jumper and knitted cap, yes? Well, today's "just for fun" blog is more of a "What's Waldo?", a similar sort of visual game

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Blogs We Dig: Design*Sponge

Ever had that "ooooh!" kind of sensation, that flash of excitement and inspiration...creatively speaking? I sure did when I happened upon today's "Blogs We Dig", Design*Sponge. Founded by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonny, the prolifically

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Wabi-Sabi Not-So-Perfect Planters

Isn't it a relief to know that we don't have to be perfect? This is especially true when applying the use of wabi-sabi design...the art of imperfection. No need to alter or correct the natural state of an object like tin, copper, or wood.

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Outstanding Outdoor Bathrooms

When anyone mentions the idea of an outdoor bathroom, I immediately recall the image of Sir Richard Branson, on his private Necker Island, outside enjoying the warms ocean breeze, waves crashing against the rocks, sitting on his "throne" whilst donning a king's crown.

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Follow the Faux-Painted Brick Road

Creative thinking often leads to problem solving, like DIY weekend warrior, Claudia Darr who, armed with brick red paint and a small hand roller completed this 100-foot-long path in just an afternoon.

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The Ulitimate Tree Friendly Tree House

You've gotta love a home builder who respects Mother Nature and whose main inspiration for creating this super symbiotic "tree house for adults" was because, as an environmentalist, architect Peter Bahouth