Friday, February 27, 2009

Great magazine!

Atomic Ranch is a fantastic magazine focusing on mid-century architecture...1940's-1960's ranches and modern homes. There are tons of great pictures of exteriors and interiors of many different homes in each issue. It is so fun to take a peak inside other people's houses to see how they have interpreted mid-century design and of course "borrow" ideas from them! One of the things I love the most about the magazine are all the advertisements for great stores and companies focused on mid-century decor and accessories...anything from 1950's style numbers for the outside of your house to shops specializing in mid-century modern artwork...the best part is that most ads list a website that you can explore! I highly recommend this magazine to mid-century design lovers...such great inspirations! I have also just discovered that they list links to their advertisers on their website...check the list out here!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fun & Cheap Art!

This is one of my favorite art projects! I purchased a duvet cover from IKEA for $15 and used it to create these four art pieces. All we did was cut up the duvet cover into four different pieces and then stapled them to canvases...super easy and fun! The living room had all white walls when I bought the house...after I made these art pieces I knew that they needed to be on a colored wall in order to "pop"...gray was the perfect choice with all the elements in the room...I absolutely love how this turned out! Modern planters can also be hard to find...I found this one at cb2. They come in 3 different sizes and I have one of each size...the one in this picture is the middle sized one.