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Lighting the Way: Make Your Hallways Bright and Beautiful

By Scarlett Watson, published on Mar 17, 2014

Your hallway is a little dark and utilitarian. It's a little off-putting, and you'd like to change it, but to what? Hallways have traditionally been the forgotten room because they're not thought of as separate rooms. They're thought of as gateways to rooms. Yet, a hallway can become one of the most beautiful rooms in your home, if you let it.

Incorporate A Skylight

A skylight will really cut down on the need for other lighting. Natural sunlight also has another benefit – it gives you “true colour” to whatever it shines on. Sometimes, indoor lighting can mess with the natural... (more)

Tags: design, hallways

Creativity Birthed in Boredom

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jul 12, 2013

...the time to play like kids have played for centuries. They are self-motivated, hard-working but most of all each one of my nine kids are creative. One is a Red Seal Chef, others are artists, creative with clothes, make-up, dance, writing, woodworking, carpentry, car repair and they all love to read. I simply stumbled upon a secret because I had no other choice. Ingenuity and creativity are birthed in boredom.

One of my daughters is entering a contest for her baby room design, Everything is hand-made, recycled, second-hand and repainted. It is very original and appealing.

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Tags: child, writing, creativity, art, imagination, design, chef, parent, boredom, large family, make-up, woodworking, arts & design, crafts

Social Media and the Individual - Humans Design the Universe

By darinlhammond, published on Aug 15, 2012

...are chaotic and traumatic. Yours differ from mine only in kind, and as humans we share the psychological trauma that life entails. In writing to a community, the essence of social media though by no means the only medium, we bear burdens together and learn from one another. We make order and design out of chaotic experience because without this, life becomes meaningless and random. We are, above all else, a social species. Our true humanity lies in our intensely social behavior, and therefore, much is at stake in social media. Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and the like are silly on the... (more)

Tags: writing, death, order, design, discovery, chaos

Dimensions of Fashion

By Uttam Gill, published on Apr 12, 2012

With the exclusive blend of subtle serenity and the dynamic crave for design, the fashion designer holds the rainbow of colors and that facilitates him/her to design. Fashion is a passion which dresses our body to reflect our mind. Go anywhere; you would see the dazzling display of riotous color, with varied textures. Interestingly, if we look into the history and the pictorial remains of past, we would see the stark similarity in the construction of costumes and other accessories of dress, with that of today. May it be footwear; ornament, headgear or loose drape, one can see equanimity of... (more)

Tags: fashion, culture, design, sensuality, designer, trend, dress, costume, ornaments

My Father's Shoes Just Don't Fit

By Robert Petril, published on Aug 14, 2010

...There, two of the most wonderful things in my life happened. First and foremost, I met my beautiful wife Mina. The second I will get to in a moment. My job was V.P. of Sales & Marketing, and my task was to launch the company onto the American market. The owner was the principle designer. The product was very beautiful, and the details were executed with great precision. I spent the first three months at the factory in Italy helping him get the collection ready for America. One day he was leaving for a two day business trip to the U.K., and I asked him if it was OK for me to... (more)

Tags: china, dreams, design, furniture, modular, shenzhen, robert petril, furniture design

A million miles from that bathroom!

By Robert Petril, published on Aug 3, 2010

...through the vast courtyard past the open sewer system, to get to the long bank of turnstiles. We would wait for our turn to scan our badges and pass through to the factory buildings. Then the long walk down the dark dirty hallways to get to our shared office in the prototype room.

I was designing, and he was engineering. Every couple of hours we would sneak away to the bathroom across the hallway for a cigarette. The conditions in this bathroom were unspeakable! I do have a photo of it, but I've decided not to post it just in case you will be eating soon. I can tell you this...each... (more)

Tags: china, travel, expats, design, furniture, living

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