Lifetime Value: Le Creuset Cookware Sets

August 23, 2008


When we think of what makes a product green, typically we are looking for reycycled substance, sustainable biodegradable materials, or products that are handmade and Fair Trade. I definitely agree that those qualities are ones to look for in green products. But we additionally have to consider how …

Cuddleworthy Cushions: Lizlander Throw Pillows

August 23, 2008


I know some folks whose throw pillows are used only for display reasons. They lay them on their bed while it is made, thereupon put them in a chest or in the closet when they’re ready to go to bed. Or they’ll put the pillows on their sofa, only to move them every moment someone sits dow…

For the Littlest ‘Rock’ Stars: Tori Rocking Horse

August 22, 2008


I generally have an aversion to large toys. They have a way of taking by a room so they’re all you see when you walk in. I much prefer smaller items that can be stashed in a toy box or placed neatly on a bed. You know the old saying — “A place for everything, and everything in its pla…

Next moment, Won’t You Sing with Me: Alpha Coffee Table

August 22, 2008


Having been in the newspaper business as an editor and designer for years before taking on graphic design full day, I am ever a student of typography. I love the way curves and angles come together to create beautiful letterforms that take the English alphabet to new levels.  In fact, I am such a …

A Perfect View: Porthole Mirror Collection

August 22, 2008


Mirrors are the designer’s secret of the ages. A few well-placed mirrors can completely change a room, or at least give the impression of a huge change. Have a small room? Hang a mirror at eye-level directly across from a window to reflect light and create the illusion of a second window. Hav…

I Want It, I Want It! Tatum Organic Bedding Ensemble

August 21, 2008


Shh, everyone! Don’t tell my hubby, but I think it’s moment for some new bedding. Do you think he’d notice whether I spent about $300 for that lovely bedding ensemble from Pottery Barn?  My heart literally jumped when I saw it, considering the bedroom of my dreams comes in shade…

Patterned After Nature: Kirin & Co. Eco Fabrics

August 21, 2008


The marketplace for eco-friendly window treatments is still fairly small, and the ones that are available tend to be very expensive, sometimes costing more than $100 for one panel.  It may be OK to splurge like that once in a while, but for more practical, everyday eco-friendly curtains, a much mo…

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