Desk for two

An organizational space for work or just to pay the bills is always a necessity in any home. Unfortunately, there is not always enough space for individuals to have separate desks. Transforming a desk and a bookcase, this arrangement allows for two people to have their own unique spaces with some degree of privacy and room for storage and personalization in a quaint but respectable co-working space. Continue reading

7 Simple DIY Headboards

As your personal sanctuary to lay your head, your bed should be a place of tranquility. At the same time, it is a very intimate space, and thus should radiate with your personal flair. Achieving this balance of comfort and aesthetic, though may be difficult in stores with exact design and budgets, is easily attained by creating your own headboard. Here are a few ideas that are as craft and fulfilling as they are easy. No sawing required. Continue reading

Bedroom makeover: 8 ways

Reviving a bedroom can be done on a dime with just a few new changes in budget-friendly furniture and décor.

1. Bedtime Bliss

As the absolute focal point of a bedroom, your bed can change the entire atmosphere of your sleeping space, so style is key. Bold, colorful prints can add zest and energy to a room, while muted neutral tones offer a more zen-like feel. Create an extra cozy impression with intricate monochrome textures and layering with decorative pillows, quilts and throws.

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Welcome to Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city of dichotomies. It is a place revered and hated for its image–the town where the most beautiful people in the world flock to, but with a seemingly ugly personality lurking below the surface. Is it a city that breaks dreams and thrives on the vanity, vapidity, and egotism of its inhabitants or one filled with art, culture, food, and diversity that even this vast metropolis can barely contain. No matter what emotions The City of Angels evokes, it certainly deserves a deeper look.

LA View From the Getty

LA View From the Getty

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Cleaning cable clutter

In frustration of my power strip constantly falling off my desk, I began the hunt for a DIY solution to not only keep it in place and hide the cords, but to find a crafty way to incorporate design, and without having to buy anything new. In my search I discovered a few clever and charming options:

Shoebox

Photo: Violet Ashes

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How to Eat Your Way Through South America

As with most international adventures, a trip through South America should include copious amounts of eating. This continent is certain not to disappoint no matter what your tastes (but hopefully it includes a fondness for red meat and wine).

Buenos Aires, Argentina is one of the most metropolitan and beautiful cities in the world. Not only is it full of incredible museums, parks, street art, and cafes, but the food is fantastic. The varieties and flavors of steak are magnificent and you can truly taste a richness in the meat. To add an extra kick, be sure to add some chimichurri sauce. It is generally served on grilled meats and vegetables and made with parsley, oregano, garlic and oil. Continue reading