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Eco-friendly nurseries

I participated in a Q&A with The Washington Post to discuss eco-friendly nurseries in today’s paper. The article covers why it is smart and healthy to make sustainable purchases for a nursery, and I even got to contribute my design … Continue reading

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Living Room Makeover in The Post

McCandlish Design is the contributing designer for today’s House Calls article in The Washington Post. The challenge was to turn an incohesive space into a welcoming and functional room for a young family. The family’s living room wore many hats: … Continue reading

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Affordable Table at the Tiffany Suite

As a follow up to my previous Tiffany Suite post, I saw this $199 table in my West Elm catalog today – it sure looks like the same table that is in the $8500 Suite’s living area. I suppose everyone … Continue reading

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Sliding downstairs

Wow, this is a kid’s dream! This house by Level Architects in Japan uses slides, in addition to stairs, as a means of downward egress. This would definitely not pass US Building codes due the safety aspects (or lack there … Continue reading

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A Sofa made of Chopsticks

If you had three months and 8,000 chopsticks at your disposal, would you be able to craft an expandable sofa?? http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/12920/yuya-ushida-sofa-xxxx.html

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

In today’s Washington Post I contributed to the House Calls article which pairs a local homeowner-in-need with a local designer. The challenge is to provide the homeowner with a new design for their space using products that are accessible to … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink

Pink lovers, rejoice! Pantone has named their color of the year for 2011: it is “honeysuckle,” a vibrant pink that they deem to be “Courageous. Confident.” Pink is a color that seems to flow in and out of popularity with … Continue reading

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“Is Green Design Always Good Design?”

This is a great question. As businesses and governments make an effort to seem eco-friendly while always watching the bottom line, sometimes the concept of eco-friendliness misses the mark. The article Recycled Sidewalks: is Green Design Always Good Design? discusses … Continue reading

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Last Minute Decorating

In the spirit of the season, I searched the web for some images of easy (and cheap) holiday decorating ideas. My favorite ideas are: decorating with wrapped presents – you already have to wrap them, so use them to liven … Continue reading

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Brrrr…

The Ice Hotel in Sweden has apparently created a suite inspired by the upcoming movie “Tron.” I find the existence of this room strange for two reasons: how could anyone sleep in a room that has neon blue lighting frenetically … Continue reading

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Room for Wrapping

I read an article in today’s Local Living section of The Washington Post that perfectly follows my post on “Mom Caves.” A mom in Olney, MD, transformed a basement laundry area into a wrapping and craft room and utilized a … Continue reading

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Antiquity unearthed

And the wonders of the Roman world continue to appear… An ancient statue, estimated at 2000 years old, was recently unearthed by storms in Israel. While the marble statues of antiquity are relatively numerous, it is still amazing to see … Continue reading

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Mom’s Land

I love this idea! In response to the “man cave,” apparently women are starting to claim rooms of their own. Mom Caves are Latest Interior Design Trend Perhaps such a room could be called a “Gossip Den” for ladies who … Continue reading

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Fibonacci in Color

This video is a beautiful visualization of the Fibonacci sequence whose numbers relate to each other by the golden ratio, a ratio that many believe to be found in nature and the basis of classical architecture. Cristobal Vila’s Nature by … Continue reading

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The modern dressing room

While most people struggle to fit their clothes into tiny master bedroom closets and husbands are often relegated to the guest room or hall closet, some homeowners have entire rooms, not just closets, dedicated to their wardrobes. A room entirely … Continue reading

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