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Daily Archives: December 18, 2013

Freebie: Printable Wrapping Paper

Categories: Modern Holiday Ideas
Freebie: Printable Wrapping Paper

Just when we thought nothing comes for free, along comes this free, printable wrapping paper, generously created and offered by UK blog Minieco. A suite of charming Christmas-centric “cross stitch” motifs have been designed and applied in repeat patterns that can be reproduced on a standard black-and-white printer, yielding instant — Continue reading

Design Focus: Sputnik Chandeliers

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
Design Focus: Sputnik Chandeliers

The enduring fascination with the Sputnik chandelier, that iconic decorative symbol of the ’60s Space Race, may best be summarized in its power to express the past, the present, and the future in a single glamorous package. For the Sputnik—essentially a catchall name assigned to a light fixture with radiating, — Continue reading

The Nativity, in Abstraction

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Nativity, in Abstraction

Taking the polar opposite tack of literal Nativity Scenes is French artist and designer Émilie Voirin, who has created a thoroughly original, purely conceptual alternative. Realized in beech wood, each character in the Minimal Nativity Set, including the baby Jesus, is represented not in human or animal form, but rendered — Continue reading