Workbench woodworking projects: Wood and copper pipe bathroom towel holder

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I love woodworking projects that blend materials. This one combines wood and copper to create a bathroom towel holder. This is for a hand towel in the bathroom. To fit the space and look sufficiently sized, I cut each length of the square 6 1/2-inches. My woodworking projects—even when I’m … see more

Theresa is asking: Are we going back to black in our dream kitchens?

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While there has been a surge back to black in European markets, the trend to black and other options has been slower elsewhere. But it is picking up as a trend. Black and darker colors have made their way back into the kitchen (just take a peek at Pinterest), and now there are really good alternatives to stainless steel in appliance finishes. see more

New! Write on your countertop, walls, and more with Formica’s new Writable Surfaces collection

One of my favorite new home products is the Formica Writable Surfaces collection. Yes, whiteboards and chalkboards have been popular for a long time in home design. But I have never seen a surface for counters and walls that is designed for writing on it. Until now. The writable surfaces … see more

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

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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

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