This is brilliant furniture design. A sofa with a cozy place for the dog(s) in your life. Too cute. The Dog House Sofa by Korean designer Seungji Mun. AW!!!
This is one of the best craft projects I have seen. Not only is it budget-friendly but it is so chic!
You can get this look by using a few crafty tools and some bits and bobs from your local bead/craft store. Total supplies, if you include buying the tools, should run you less than $30. All the instructions are posted here on Nicole’s amazing blog Making it Lovely.
Gorgeous! All images via Making it Lovely.
I love many different interior decor styles – modern glam being my favourite. Still they say “less is more” and I can’t help but feel that way about Scandinavian design. Highly functional, the style is effective without needing heavy elements. The colour palette often starts with white due to the long winters and few hours of sunlight. The design aesthetic is bright and uncluttered with natural wood flooring and furniture and black accessories.
This home with industrial touches belongs to Jakob Nylund. His home reflects modern Scandinavian style – it prioritizes functionality without sacrificing elegance and simplicity. The sight lines are amazing. Jakob is also a very talented photographer.
All images via Jakob Nylund
Meet Krystal. She lives in a tiny 400 square ft. apartment in San Francisco (a city I would love to visit by the way). Her studio has an attached kitchen and a large closet where she keeps all her fabulous outfits and shoes. Oh those shoes! I am so jealous of all her beautiful shoes.
Krystal describes her style as “eclectic chic”. I love the vignettes in her space. She manages to create displays while maintaing a clean, glamourous design aesthetic. In fact, on weekends, Krystal can be found scouring flea markets for vintage curios she artfully arranges in her home. Her biggest indulgence? Fresh flowers every week! What a great way to indulge!
By day, I am a graphic designer which is why I really love to share or “curate” good design with others. It takes a lot of searching and effort on my part to find the best photos that I possibly can, to share, with you.
If I added images into my post without “sizing” them there would be all sorts of different image widths in each post. It’s distracting to the eye when scrolling. I also like to put them in at the maximum size for my wordpress theme. My theme “Chateau” has a maximum pixel width of 529 pixels.
Here is a screen capture of an image I sourced, brought into Photoshop and noticed that the width of the image is 600 pixels. Which means, it’s large enough to fit into my post at maximum size. You ALWAYS want to size down if possible for the best quality, not up.
I always decrease my photos in Photoshop before I select them for the post. I re-size the width to 529 pixels and the length re-sizes proportionately.
The next step is to insert my image into wordpress.
Click on upload/insert. The dialogue box pops up. Choose select files, then go to the bottom and choose “FULL SIZE” – this will show you your max pixel width for full size, medium etc. You always want to insert the image at the same pixel width so your photos will all appear in a straight vertical line when scrolling down your blog.
It might not seem like a huge deal, but photos that are all placed in the same position and are all the same pixel width, will add a great design aesthetic to your blog!
Perfect alignment just looks better, don’t you agree? Oh, and don’t forget to give credit to the images by linking them to the original source. These photos are from Smashing Picture. Happy posting!