Organic meets bold at Design Construction Week in Vegas. #KBIS2016 #DCW2016


Nature-inspired colors and textures are even better with bold color pops. I was delighted to see the bold colors popping up like a ‘springtime of happy’ at residential design and construction’s biggest trade show event, Design Construction Week. It wasn’t that these vibrant colors were in every company’s vignette or on … see more

Josef Albers inspired Jonathan Adler’s new design. I’m in.

Inspired by Josef Albers. Reminiscent of Midcentury Modern, this pattern features geometric shapes in shades of charcoal, smoke gray and white – all under a fine gray linen texture.

When Jonathan Adler is inspired to name a new design for Formica for Josef Albers, I’m ready to like it. It’s like chocolate and peanut butter. Really hard to get anything less than delicious from the combination of two design forces like Jonathan Adler and Josef Albers. Color theory is … see more

Upcycle idea: DIY a paint tray into an awesome sink caddy!

Upcycle idea

This upcycle idea was born of a problem I face about 80-times a day: That there is no actual place for the stuff we use about 80-times a day. Seriously: There is just no actual location in space-time for dish soap, hand soap and the sponge. I even looked up … see more

Craftsman + Kenmore = Stuff that’s awesome for your house

Craftsman Kenmore

Craftsman & Kenmore invited us to check out some of their new gear for home, shop, lawn, garden, and garage. Up-armored is the theme—from design to details. Let me first say that I love this part of my job. That Craftsman Kenmore would think to invite me to their event … see more

It’s NOT Just About Kitchens and Baths

Not Just About Kitchens - Improvenet - MyFixitUpLife

While it’s taken to mean ‘generally accepted,’ the term ‘conventional wisdom’ was not meant as a compliment. It meant that people see things as ‘true’ because they’re easy to understand, not because they’re right. However, insult or not, nuggets of truth laden in broad ideas become accepted because, well, they’re … see more

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