Home Design Trends: Beautiful but ImpracticalIt's so easy to fall in love with online photos of gorgeous home decor, because we all want to be surrounded by beauty. However, the look isn't all that matters. Nick Lewis makes videos about the real world implications of home design. Here he plays devil's advocate about the long-term issues surrounding some modern design trends.
How the Pandemic is Changing Home DesignThe covid-19 pandemic meant that office workers were sent home to do their jobs remotely. Schools were closed, so kids were home all the time, too. People set up exercise equipment because they couldn't go to the gym. How does all that work in your open-plan great room? You need an office that looks okay in a Zoom meeting. Then if someone got sick, they needed to be isolated. How can you get some downtime with all that going on? Well, if you are working remotely, you can live anywhere, so many people just up and relocated to a more affordable place where they could spread out a little more.
IKEA Catalogues Through the Ages: Browse Every Issue of the IKEA Annual Catalog Ever PrintedMost of us would like to have a beautiful home with a well-thought-out design. IKEA has always been the go-to for ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, and home accessories.The Sweden-based company was established in 1943 by 17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad. IKEA operates 422 stores in more than 50 markets.The Ikea Museum shares with us their catalogues from 1951 to 2021. For over seven decades, the catalogs were printed in Älmhult. Over time these grew in number, print, scope, and distribution. It started in 1950 when the founder wrote most of the text himself. The very last one printed on paper is the 2021 IKEA Catalogue. Head over at ikeamuseum.com and experience time traveling with IKEA catalogues from 1951 to 2021.All Images: Ikea Museum#IKEA #HomeDesign #Catalogue
The Imposing and Grand Highland Mailboxes of Philip Metal Works Looking to bring a little of the Scottish Highlands into your landscape design? Philips Metal Works of Montgomery, Alabama is hand forging stately mailboxes for enchanted manors in the USA. These handcrafted works of art are made to order. Each one carefully created for for the discerning Lord or Lady.The handsome iron scroll work and stately mailboxes are affixed to towering and sturdy cedar beams. Cedar wood is prized for its strength and ability to withstand the elements. A decorative iron boot attaches to the bottom of the cedar beam. This provides an additional decorative element, but is practical as well. The bottom of the post this way is raised out of the ground and is better protected from the elements. These substantial mailboxes are sure to add a bit of magic and mystery to any cottage. Image: Philips Metal Works#mailbox #highland #exteriordesign #homedesign #landscape #ironworks #metalworks
Crocheted Cat Castle Pet BedFor those re-moat-ly interested in pet friendly home decor we present the Crocheted Cat Castle Pet Bed. This hiss-terical little cat palace features a drawbridge, moat dwelling Kracken, and its very own bumbling bee guard. In a manor of speaking it is radi-claw way to add some real purr-sonality to a home. More importantly, however, this magical design is sure to turn any furry sourpuss into a happy glamourpuss.