Lamps: History of Lighting

Numerous references from olden ages have illuminated the fact that lamps have been used to spread light, even before electricity was invented, and lighting was given a new meaning. The use of lamps can be broadly classified into two eras: The pre-electrical era and the post electrical era. Lamps: The Pre-electrical Era The invention and […]

Interior Design

When most people move into a new home, there is some changes that they want to make. The rules of interior design are especially powerful when it comes to the ladies of the house who can walk through any home and easily spot furniture that needs to be moved and cabinets that need refacing. The […]

If These Walls Could Talk

Have you ever noticed that there are some rooms you just love to go into and others that you find unsettling? Without realizing it colors affect our moods and the way we function. Interior decorators have known this for years and use it in their offerings on a daily basis but you donít have to […]

Decorating Tips For Area Rugs

Instead of replacing your flooring, consider decorating with area rugs. There are plenty of options out there when it comes to these rugs. You can dress up a hallway or add color to a bedroom. They are easy to find, affordable to purchase and they offer you the ability to move them around as you […]

Climate: A Design Imperative

Climatic variations across regions alter architectural demands for shelter, warmth, cooling and the relationship of indoor and outdoor living spaces. In designing any structure it is imperative that its context be embraced and that both current climatic conditions and those which may be experienced during the life span of the structure are factored into the […]

4 Tenets of Artful Living

As a San Francisco based artist and creator of beautiful things, I strive to design the details of my life so that my experience of beauty is enhanced to the maximum. It’s what I call Artful Living. One of my inspirations is beautiful fabric. What’s yours? My business is sewing for custom interiors and I […]

Mosier Valley Rugged Dog Beds

Our first product review is coming from Billings, MT by way of Big Shrimpy Rugged Dog Beds.   Big Shrimpy offers customers the opportunity to participate in its Full Circle recycling program. Customers may recycle any Big Shrimpy, Mosier Valley or Mariposa product ever purchased. Before you take part in our recycling program, we want to make […]

ChiliPad Cooling Mattress Pad

In the market for a cooling mattress pad? Serial Best-Selling Author Tim Ferriss (“The 4-Hour Workweek”, “The 4-Hour Body”, “The 4-Hour Chef”) has interviewed hundreds of the world’s most successful people to learn their tactics, routines and habits that have cleared the path for their amazing achievements. In his new book, “Tools of Titans: The […]