Friday, October 24, 2014

Pattern on Pattern!

Pattern on pattern in this bedroom designed by Cathy Kincaid for the 2010 Ft. Worth show house.  The wallpapers and fabrics are original designs by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley.  (images via Houses Gardens People)

Here's a few more from her portfolio.  So gorgeous.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ikea Discontinues Akurum Kitchen - Hello Sektion

Have you heard? Ikea is discontinuing the AKURUM cabinets that have been around since 1995 and switching over to their new system, SEKTION, starting Feb 2, 2015.  I'm thinking Sektion is slightly easier to pronounce than Akurum, so that's good.  What's the difference?  Ikea says that Sektion is a more modular system which will offer new opportunities to use the interior space inside each cabinet. Looks like the wall mounting rail will also be used on the base cabinets, not just the uppers,  and their will be a new system for integrated lighting.

Now for the big question - Is the new system compatible with Akurum? No, and Ikea goes on to say if you want to add to your AKURUM kitchen or purchase replacement parts (that wouldn’t be covered by the warranty), you should do that by February 1, 2015. IKEA will continue to honor the 25 year limited warranty on AKURUM kitchens.

So what are the new cabinets going to look like?  They haven't released any photos of Sektion that I've seen but here are some pics of  Metod - a new system that's been available in Europe for the last year+ and said to be  a good indicator of what Sektion will be like. From what I can see, it looks pretty good.

The integrated lighting

Yesterday was Week 4 of Linda's  One Room Challenge and these bloggers are turning out some amazing rooms!  Can't wait for the reveals.  Be sure to check out the ORC Linking Event too!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

glassybaby here in DC October 24th!

If you're in the DC area, good news!   glassybaby is making a stop here on their glassroots tour  - bringing glassybaby to cities that don’t have brick and mortar stores. 

Friday, October 24, 2014
Conservation International
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500,
Arlington VA 22202
10% of all sales will be donated to Conservation International to support their mission to protect nature for the benefit of everyone on earth.

The first time I heard of glassybaby was when a friend, originally from the Seattle area, gave me one as a hostess gift. Instant love. Founded in 2001 by three-time cancer survivor Lee Rhodes, glassybaby has focused on giving since the beginning. 10% of the revenue from each glassybaby goes to causes dedicated to hope and healing. so far, glassybaby has donated more than $2 million. every glassybaby gives.

my glassy baby - Hudson

If you don't live near any of their tour stops, you can shop for your glassybaby here.


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