Thursday, September 24, 2015

Style Spotlight: Fall

Fall is upon us once again folks, so it's time to get your gear and get festive! Of course we have the classic fall hues: oranges, browns and yellows. There's more to it than leaves and pumpkins though! Maybe try some chalkboard decorating, or make a simple water color painting like the fox below. You could use the weekend to get started on the decorating so you'll have your place looking fresh for the rest of the season!
Style Spotlight: Fall
 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Style Spotlight: Surrealism

Are you getting bored of your highly refined, modern style interior? Looking for something to liven up your space? Well, look no further than surrealism! Surrealist styles have been around for plenty of years now, and still have their rightful place in interior design. Because surrealism incorporates such a wide variety of styles, you probably won't see two similar surrealist interiors. From the more abstract and influential, like art by Joan Miro, to the crazy animal morphology and almost life like, reality bending works done by contemporary artists, surrealism continues to push boundaries. It is the kind of thing that makes people go, "what the...?"

Style Spotlight: Surreal
 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Color Wheel: Midnight Green

It's more of a blue than a green, but still an illuminating color in it's own way. It can instantly bring life to a room because of the strong presence it provides, yet is still a cool hue.

Color Wheel: Midnight Green
 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

DIY Decor - Food, Friends, Fun!

DIY Donut Rug

This deliciously sweet tutorial allows you to create your very own giant donut out of a common household rug, like the ones you can find at Ikea. Check it out! thehousethatlarsbuilt.com

Pizza Pennants

Woah! Pizza pennants? Yes please! blog.fairgoods.com


DIY Guess Who

It's like that game you used to play when you were little, except this time it's with actual people you know. An interesting concept that could make this game a much more personal experience! almostmakesperfect.com

Wood Gemstone Garland

Add some color and creativity to your day with this gemstone styled garland! tellloveandchocolate.com

Hand Stamped Citrus Wall DIY

Sweet citrus wall art. Awesome! thepapermama.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

8 Cool Crafts You Can Make with Vintage Silverware


from goodhousekeeping.com

You can upcycle pretty much anything! An article from goodhousekeeping.com offers up some neat ideas. Here's an interesting take on vintage silverware that you could try yourself!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuesday Tunes: Camera Obscura - Every Weekday

Camera Obscura are from Glasgow, Scotland and are headed by vocalist/guitarist, Tracyanne Campbell. Their newest album to date, Desire Lines, has some soothing songs, like this one entitled, "Every Weekday". I first heard them on Ames radio station, KURE, and became hooked after hearing the tune, "The Sweetest Thing". They sounded different than anything I'd heard on the radio, and in general. Their sound incorporates some sweet harmonies between Campbell and keyboard/vocalist, Carey Lander. Recently, it has been revealed that Lander has had another bought with Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. She has formed a fundraiser to raise money for Sarcoma UK through justgiving.com Simply click that link, and safely donate to help fight this debilitating illness.

Last but not least, here's a fantastic live version of "Every Weekday". Enjoy!