Archive for the ‘Interior Design’ Category

Some of the best high style, low budget decorating ideas come from design students whose apartments serve as blank canvasses for expressing their creative ideas. The New York Times Home & Garden editors recently visited the interior worlds of several future design stars and uncovered 19 ideas worth a steal. Many projects feature quickfire re-design […]


In America, we turn trash into treasure. In Japan, they recycle by design. Case in point: Doug Aamoth’s post about this dining table made from a washing machine drum. He stumbled upon it and the coordinating chairs during a tour oversees at a Japanese recycling plant devoted to handling home appliances like refrigerators, washers, dryers, […]


Booklovers now have their own house of worship: the Selexyz Bookstore. Designed by Dutch firm Merkx + Girod, the Selexyz in Maastrict takes its Gothic aspirational feel from the medieval Dominican church that contains it. The conversion of the church into a retail store centered around a simple, elegant idea: create a freestanding three-story bookshelf […]


Another pair of sales fresh from the Fab Green inbox: Branch Home | Warehouse Sale in San Fran on Thursday, September 18, 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Up to 70% discount off lightly dented pieces, discontinued items, and holiday items. BRANCH HOME WAREHOUSE SALE 245 South Van Ness Ave., Suite #304 San Francisco CA 94103 For non-denizens […]


I’ve always loved Vivavi’s selection of modern, green designer furniture and accessories offered in its online boutique. But isn’t it better to offer a shop where one can actually sink into the chaise and lounge chairs? Apparently Vivavi thought so too, having recently opened its flagship “Eco pop-up” store in downtown Manhattan. The shop is […]


Here’s a fast and fabulous furniture idea from Blueprint Magazine, one of my favorite but sadly discontinued design sources. Closet storage cubes come together to create a coffee table and storage unit. How-to instructions and sources are still available on the Blueprint website, but it’s easy to figure out how it’s done — and design […]


Sweet dreams are made of this: modern, botanically inspired linens that just might be healthy for you. One of my favorite decor designers Amenity Home has gone completely organic. Nice going! They also have introduced their once-custom order Muir Bed as a regular offering. Mid-century inspired, it’s made from mostly reclaimed Douglas Fir, finished with […]


Photo courtesy of Salvage One Sometimes the most precious pieces are ones are those you find in unexpected places. The antique mirror you scored at a flea market, the Phillipe Starck chairs you got for $69 each at Hotel Surplus Outlet, the handsome used Eames Lounge Chair knockoff bought on eBay for $50 (yes, it’s […]


If you’re in the Los Angeles area this March 14-16 weekend and love modern design and architecture, don’t miss the 5th annual Caboom Show: the largest showcase of independent, contemporary design on the West Coast. On the list of special home tours includes one project particularly close to my heart and had the opportunity to […]


Here’s a fabulous idea to celebrate the coming of spring: a constellation of petite vases courtesy of your favorite tea tin. FABULOUS VARIATIONS: Tea not your thing? There are probably other containers and bottles around your pad begging for rescue: that sexy, skinny bottle of olive oil you just finished up. Wine bottles with graphic […]