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Display Name: scotm
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I can't wait for the silly dead animal trend to die.

The antler/skull bone fad is one of the worst hipster design trends I've seen in recent years. There is zero design value to it. It is purely a decor piece that shows how well you pay attention to fads. (and IMO it signals you have little design taste beyond that).

How Do You Know a Trend is Officially \"Over?\"
7/24/14 02:03 PM

er... track light.

10 Under $200: Ceiling Lights That Provide Real Light
7/10/14 03:47 PM

Any suggestions for basement lighting? We currently have a tract light that I want to rip out but we have to find something that provides plenty of light and works with a fairly low ceiling (<8' I think)

10 Under $200: Ceiling Lights That Provide Real Light
7/10/14 03:46 PM

Do you think Denver is some kind of cowtown? ;) Everyone has access to the internet, television, magazines, etc. We even have museums, clothing stores, and furniture stores that don't specialize in cowboy memorabilia here... :P

And, yes the home is trendy. Reclaimed wood and animal skulls are current trends. But, as others have said, it's done well and it fits the home, so who cares about a few of the decor items? The real design aspects are things that few people are talking about - the closet spaces, the beaten kitchen counter top, the wash on the fireplace brick, the way the trim is highlighted by the darker walls. All very cool and well done.

Bridget & Jake's \"Make It Your Own\" Denver Homestead
7/10/14 01:53 PM

Great job.

Before & After: An Army Green Vintage Broyhill Goes AWOL
7/10/14 10:39 AM

Great idea. These look great and seem comfortable. I do wonder about a few things, is it 15 hours per domicile? Does that time increase as you stack them higher? How many people does it take to assemble each unit? How small can they pack down for storage (and where are they stored)? And finally, what's the cost?

New Temporary Housing Prototype Could Be The Answer to Displaced Disaster Victims Co Exist
7/9/14 10:44 AM

We didn't buy until the end of last year. I was 40 at the time. I think it's still a big part of the American Dream, but, depending on where you live, it may take longer to get there. I spent my adult life in LA until relocating to Denver a few years ago. There was no way I was going to buy property in the overpriced cesspool that is LA so I put it off until I was able to move somewhere nice.
And, of course we're seeing a diminishing percentage of people expecting to afford a house b/c of the diminishing size of the middle class.

Is Home Ownership Still Part of The American Dream?
7/8/14 02:04 PM

Don't forget the Eames elephant

5 Designs for Kids by Architecture's Greats
7/8/14 12:51 PM

I would just get rid of those two sections then hang the TV from the wall and put some kind of back on the bookcase to hide the wires.
After that, leave it alone. Less is more and you already have a lot going on in that room.

Ideas for Blank Wall Above TV? Good Questions
7/2/14 04:04 PM

First "reclaimed" wood furniture, then Pallet furniture, now this?
Why don't we all just move into old barns. We can just use the leftover hay for beds.

Creative Reuse: A-Frame Bookshelves Made from Old Ladders
7/2/14 03:06 PM

Agreed that it looks staged. It also looks like someone went out and bought all the furniture over the course of a weekend. There's ZERO personality to this space. No art, no books, just gray.
I seriously doubt someone lives in this apartment but if they do I wouldn't want to know them.

What Makes It Work: A Seriously Stylish Studio Apartment Tom Delavan
7/1/14 07:23 PM

"nd its 'll decked out in red, white, and blue, too, just in time for the 4th. Ironically, it's from a Brit"

Have you never seen the Union Jack?

Jamie Oliver's Red, White & Blue Pantry Makes Me Want to Be a More Organized Person Pretty Pantries
7/1/14 02:56 PM

Why is this on a design blog?
Aparment Thearapy, don't go all Boulder on me.

Personal Challenges: 18 Fasts to Improve Your Health, Wealth & Outlook
7/1/14 02:52 PM

Hello College.

10 Ways to Make Cinderblock Furniture (That Doesn't Look Totally Terrible)
6/30/14 02:51 PM

pallets ≠ chic


Brilliant Budget Idea: The Pallet Desk Pecurliar Mee
6/25/14 03:20 PM

Oh, I just saw that this is your first house. I cannot stress my prior post enough.
The inclination to make cosmetic changes on your first home is HUGE but put it off for as long as you can (unless you have money to burn). THere are so many expenses involved in owning a home that you don't think of until you own a home.

Repaint it a brighter color but don't do any major work that you don't need to do for safety and structure.

Help Layout Row of Compartmentalized Rooms? Good Questions
6/24/14 03:25 PM

My suggestion is to live with the house for a year or more before you knock down any walls. You never know what you'll want to do after you've lived in the space.
Who knows, you may end up wanting to take the breakfast nook space and expand your kitchen into that, you may want to blow out everything, you may want to expand your kitchen into the nook AND the middle room.
Possibilities are endless and you won't truly know what you want to do until you and the house have meshed.

Besides, speaking from experience, save that money for any unexpected repairs that you need to make during the first year or two...

We bought our house 6 months ago and have already had to...

replace gutters
regrade the back yard and install a french drain
replace the electrical panel

we still have to:
redo the fireplace
replace the carpet in the basement (*see the french drain and new gutters comment above...)

Help Layout Row of Compartmentalized Rooms? Good Questions
6/24/14 03:22 PM

LOL at Fetch!

Which Neighborhoods Have the Worst Acronyms? Design News
6/13/14 05:41 PM

Up to 4GB! Hello 2003!

MakerBot Rereleases Their 3D Printed Mixtape Design News
6/13/14 04:55 PM

The Sony DSC-RX100M2 would be a better option than that Canon. Larger sensor and better low-light shots. It's slightly more expensive, but if you're going to push a $450 lens that attaches to a smart phone, cost isn't your concern.

Geeky Getaway: Tech for Travelers (and Last Minute Gifts for Dads)
6/13/14 04:55 PM