Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Little Things

Posted: 21st August 2012 by Tammy in Design, Sights
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Colleen Moore, a star of the silent film era, had a lifelong fascination with dollhouses and their furnishings. Her eighth dollhouse, now called the Fairy Castle, was imagined while on a cruise to Hawaii with her parents in 1928. Colleen’s father built it, making it even more special. Horace Jackson, a set designer Colleen had […]

Design Crush

Posted: 31st January 2011 by admin in Design, Sights

I’ve got a major crush on Ptarmak Design in Austin. I mean, seriously? It’s pretty bad. If they start making shirts and note cards and shizz, I’m going to be contributing way too much to their bottom line for my comfort. Well, maybe not note cards…that involves actually writing stuff down with a pen and […]

Despite the average standard of living in North America, almost 750,000 people are living on the streets of America at any given time, plus 300,000 in Canada. Summer weather creates its own issues, but the serious (sometimes mortal) danger for homeless individuals is extremely cold weather. In Toronto, an alert is issued when the weather […]

25 Things – Footloose

Posted: 15th February 2009 by Tammy in 25 Things, Design, Nonsense

3. Without exception, before I get into a hotel bed, I have to untuck the sheets. I’m not talking loosening, I mean thoroughly removing any vestiges of “proper” sheet handling. While science hasn’t developed a way to prove it yet, I know I’d spontaneously combust otherwise. I don’t have to worry about it at home […]

Home Sweet Home

Posted: 17th January 2009 by Tammy in Design, Eco, Eureka!, Sights

I do love to be inspired by innovative thinking, aesthetically appealing design, and thoughtful solutions that are kind to the environment, and I recently ran across something that seems to fit ALL THREE of those categories! Check out this eye-catching housing design that purports to be energy efficient, cost effective to construct, and good for […]