Sunday, June 27, 2010
Whose watching Design Star on HGTV? Better question: Who isn't?! Design Star pits twelve designers against each other to compete for their own show on HGTV. It's basically the Survivor of interior design. Each week armchair designers watch judges Vern Yip, Candice Olson, Genevieve Gorder eliminate one contestant per week based on a design challenge. We have a real appreciation for Vern's 'tough love' when it comes to critiquing the designer's work. And we don't envy them, all of the designers are talented. It's to early to pick a winner right now, but the stereotypes are already present. Front runner for 'villain' on Design Star 2010 has to be Nina. She's opinionated, with a superiority complex that annoys her fellow cast mates. Her win in the first episode, irritated them even more but she quickly got knocked off her high horse, after she landed in the bottom two on last week's fashion episode. On the men's side Micheal Moeller has no problem telling his fellow team mates exactly what he thinks of their design sense. He told Trent in last week's episode, he didn't want to have to go behind 'restyling' Trent's contribution to the challenge. Trent chose not to argue, but was understandably upset at being told his design was bad. In the end, the adorable Courtland walked away this week's winner. He created a very sharp, modern striped wall mural as part of the fashion challenge. Unfortunately someone has to go home and so far two designers have been eliminated. The first week saw the departure of Julie Khuu and in last week's episode we said goodbye to Tera Hampton. Each gave their, "...I did the best I could. I know I am talented.." elimination speech. Now 10 remain and we'll start to see the competitiveness of some of these players. We're anxious to see more of Stacey's work and still waiting for Tom to really wow us. We can't wait for this week's episode! Stayed tuned for more Design Star updates! And by the way, former Design Star winner David Bromstad's vlog on the HGTV website is a-must-watch. Sometimes catty, but always constructive, his break down of each episode is hilarious!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
There is no denying it, Americans love their television. We've established a tradition of gathering around the TV after dinner and enjoying our favorite programs. But now, it's not just enough to have a television, we also need to make room for the high definition DVD player,the cable box, the Tivo and of course, if you have a gamer in the family, the Wii. If you're lucky, you might be able to squeeze a sound system in there, but where will you put the CDs? One solution is to invest in customizable media centers with components that can be arranged to fit your needs. One advantage to investing in multiple pieces of furniture is the ability to restyle your living space easily. The Omni+ collection includes pieces that can be mixed and matched so you can design the perfect home theater. The Omni+ Link Media Center was designed to 'link'' together with other pieces so you can add more storage to your home theater.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
- A desk clock by Jonas Damon might be just what dad needs to keep him on time for those important meetings. The Numbers LED Clock is a fun and unique way to display the time. It will certainly be a conversation piece for his next client meeting!
- There is not a dad in the world who wouldn't love to receive a new tool for his special day. The Magis Flo Step Ladder will fit perfectly in dad's workspace. Perfect for when you need a step stool or smaller ladder to get the job done. The Flo Step Ladder folds easily and his compact enough to tuck next to his work bench.
- Give dad a comfy chair to relax in after a hard day at the office. The O'Neil Leather Chair would make a cozy resting spot for your pop. Made with high quality leather and stuffed white down feathers, you'll have a hard time getting him to leave it!
- Spruce up your father's home office with a new desk. The Knu Knu Desk #3 is available in different 6 different eco-friendly veneer choices, so you're sure to find the style that fits your dad best.
- Accessorize dad's new desk with a new desk set from Singgih Kartono. Made out of renewable wood, the desk sets are hand-crafted in Indonesian villages, providing their communities with much needed jobs. Give dad a gift and help others at the same time!
Monday, June 14, 2010
NewlyWish.com has everything you could want for your special day. From housewares to honeymoon packages, NewlyWish.com has you covered. Let your family and friends know what you really want! NewlyWish.com makes it easy for you to register. No driving all over the city, browse conveniently at your own pace, right from your home computer. You're going to love your registry, maybe as much as your big day! And hey, a free gift doesn't hurt either. So check out everything NewlyWish has to offer, get started on your registry and take a peek at the wonderful gifts they're giving away.
Friday, June 11, 2010
It was super hard to choose 5 finalists! Here's who made the cut:
Allison B. for "Whytlin"
Nicole H. for "Brunetta"
Holly D. for "Vespertine"
Bryan M for "Newton York"
Reah P for "Bathsheba"
So many cool names to chose from but only one prize. There were a few risque ones we appreciated, but we wanted to keep this PG! ;-> Thanks to everyone who participated. So who won? You'll have to watch the video to find out!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The multiple 3-in-1 positioning nestles your new baby and later, provides them with upright support as they grow. It has 360 degree swivel seat for easy access to stubborn toddlers and a multiple-position footrest that adjusts to your child's developing body. Tired mothers will love the pneumatic-assist for easy-lift and height adjustment. It will literally take a load off your back! The easy to clean leatherette upholstery is available in a range of vibrant colors, so pick your child's favorite! A multifunctional chair with style. The Fresco Bloom will continue to be a good investment for many years.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
The sheets that are offered by Dwell are woven from 100% Egyptian cotton. One of the features that most makes Dwell so original is the fact that the bedding is reactive printed to keep its saturated color that the company's bedding is famous for. Need a tip on how to get wrinkle free Dwell sheets after laundering them? Dwell recommends that you take the bedding out of your dryer when it is just slightly damp, and place them on the bed to finish.
The designs of Dwell are sophisticated variants of classic motifs, using floral mixes, stripes and strong solids. These are not your grandma's patterns, though. The patterns are very large and distinct. Instead of a spread decorated with thousands of tiny flowers, there might be a single, super-sized white daisy on a brown-colored spread instead. Using flowers for bedding is not new; Dwell using one giant flower for bedding is!
There are plenty of adorable and soothing bedding products for infants and children from Dwell too. Crib sets include reversible play blankets, linen bumpers, cotton percale fitted sheets and sateen crib skirts. For older children, Dwell offers cotton percale duvet covers and pillow shams. Sound like something you'd be interested in? We thought so!
Another unique feature of this promo bedding is that it is all designed to coordinate beautifully with pieces from Dwell's other collections. Mixing and matching is what Dwell is all about. For example, duvet sets are made to work perfectly with their Trim Sheets and their Quilted Collections. The company prides itself too on making bedding that is easy to clean that launders beautifully. No matter your taste or your budget, Dwell makes something for everyone, so if you are dying to remodel your bedroom, give Dwell a try!
Friday, June 4, 2010
One of the most unique traits of the notNeutral firm is the pattern of colors and designs that the designers use- they have available to their credit everything from linens to children’s furniture to 700-seat entertainment venues as well as everything in between. Designs for bedding tend to be simple, graceful, colorful and playful. The furniture and bedding is made of organic cotton and poly blend fill, with materials that are non-toxic and also biodegradable.
Designs for children's bedding is created with parents in mind as well as the children. For example, one of their designs for a children's bed is decorative and charming for a child to fall in love with, but it will also have a toy box or storage bin attached to it, which parents love.
notNeutral is very well known not only for their bedding and their beds but also for the children's furniture that they create. Colors that the company's high quality furniture is available in include lotus green, persimmon orange and ozone blue. Thermoplastic polymer paint and polyurethane finishes are used for notNeutral furniture, which is oil resistant, durable and also very easy to clean. notNeutral has furniture that is not only classy but is also functional, affordable, and durable. The functionality and attractiveness of all of their products is unsurpassed, and it is becoming easy to spot these distinct notNeutral products amongst other products by other companies. So if you are desperate for fresh, original, fun and beautiful pieces of furniture or bedding this spring for your home, head to Bobby Berk Home and shop around until your heart's content!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
"During my final years at university, I was troubled by a very big question: Where should I go and what should I do after I graduate? Should I work as an in-house designer, for a design office, somewhere in the city or should I go back to my village Kandangan in Central Java And set up a business?"Singgih chose to return to his village and create a new industry more suitable to his village's way of life, manufacturing handcrafted design products.
"Craft is an alternative economic activity that has the potential to be developed and to grow in villages. It has characteristics that are suitable for villages' living conditions and growth prospects."Singgih's dedication to revitalizing his community also applies to the materials he uses to create his products. He utilizes local wood that is sustainably harvested. And for every tree that is used in production, a new one is planted.
We support Singgih Kartono in his quest to transform communities with socially responsible design! The Magno Radio is available at Bobby Berk Home.