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minimal headboard idea

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DIY / interior

all images via IKEA Livet this is such a brilliant idea of combining the MOSSLANDA picture ledges and a MDF board into a headboard piece. created by stylist pella hedeby, the perfect minimal appearance with the functionality of storage space behind… this could be the most relatable and convincing IKEA hack project since the floating sideboard idea.

black and white holiday

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DIY / holiday & celebration / scandinavian design

[all images courtesy of] tuesday’s inspiration: lovely black and white holiday decoration from bambula… what a chic advent calendar idea!  and yes i hear you! if you’re tired of the overwhelming holiday decoration hype from one blog to another… check out bambula ! many lovely creative DIYs that will not make you feel exhausted. i promise!

happy happy birthday

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DIY / holiday & celebration / maison jam

… to my dearest mom!! actually her birthday WAS on the 13th, and the card didn’t get mailed until two days passed her birthday (oops). since the card is on its way to taiwan right the moment, i figure this post shouldn’t spoil her surprise. ( which i am also hoping she won’t check the blog before the card arrives) + the rabbit graphic was simply inspired by her zodiac year + lovely cotton twine […]

[book] concrete garden projects

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book + magazine / design / DIY

[image courtesy LA times] read the article on LA Times about a lovely book called “concrete garden projects” published by timber press… the author of the article followed some tricks from the book and tried couple small projects, like shown above — aren’t these sedum cupcakes super adorable? and here is the sneak peak picture from the book. love these concrete containers, so simple and beautiful, and inexpensive to make! [image courtesy Camilla Arvidsson] i haven’t planned to make my own […]

holiday greeting card 2011

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DIY / holiday & celebration

i usually sent hand-made greeting cards to close friends and family. consider the quantities i need to make this holiday season, the design of cards should be simple and easy to duplicate… and what can be easier than punch a hole and bow-tie with twine? (same twine i used to warp pork loin/bacon!) and don’t forget to finish the card with brown-paper envelope, seal with mt masking tape, and it will be ready to go! yes, this simple. […]