11 Green Valentine Gifts For Earth-Loving Sweethearts

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods - All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

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DIY: How to Make Rose Petal Beads from Your Valentine's Day Bouquets

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Valentine’s Day is generally associated with gift-giving to one’s sweetheart, and after chocolate, roses are the most popular choice of present to show one’s affection. Nothing quite compares to a rose in terms of beauty, grace, scent, and the expression of romantic love, and it’s always sad when these lovely blooms wilt and lose their petals after a few days. There is, however, a gorgeous way to preserve and reuse those petals, and that’s by transforming them into beads, which can then be used in jewelry, keepsakes, sachets, or even just as decorative accents.

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14 Green Gift Ideas For Valentine's Day

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How to Find Love Using Feng Shui This Valentine's Day

by , 02/11/14

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Although some consider Valentine’s Day to be a “Hallmark holiday”, I think it’s a great opportunity not only to do something special for your loved one but for yourself as well. I would say that assistance with love is something many of my feng shui clients ask for. Whether it’s finding new love or supporting existing love—it’s true that love makes the world go round! Here are a few feng shui tips to facilitate love for Valentine’s Day.

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How I Used Chairish to Sell My Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chair

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Ok I’ll admit it – I have a thrifting problem. I love scouting out vintage furniture at flea markets and second-hand stores, although sometimes my eyes are too big for my tiny apartment. Take this classic Pollock Executive Chair – sure, it’s not in tip-top condition (there’s a few cracks in the leather and some damage to the shell), but it’s a bonafide classic and the price was right, so I picked it up. Well, months went by and I eventually came to terms with the fact that I don’t have space for another chair (or the time to invest in fixing it up), so I turned to Chairish‘s new iPhone app, which makes selling secondhand furniture a snap. Simply download the app here and in three simple steps you’ll be on the way to finding a new home for your pre-loved furnishings.

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6 DIY Valentine's Day Cards To Make for Your True Love

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Looking for the right way to tell your special someone what you really think of them? Forget the store-bought Valentine’s Day cards and stationary, and make your own DIY V-Day card. Nothing says “I love you” like a personalized, hand-made card. Need a bit of inspiration for how to get started? From paint chip bookmarks to thumbprint hearts, check out these six adorable DIY Valentine’s Day cards over at Inhabitots.

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DIY: 3 Cool Crafts to Make with Household Twine

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So, you’re trapped indoors because it’s -90 degrees outside, and you’re going a little stir crazy. How can you combat the cabin fever that drives so many people up the wall at this time of year? Make stuff. Getting crafty doesn’t mean that you have to go and spend all of your (meagre) left over X-mas cash on supplies: there are a bunch of crafty things that you can make with items that are probably hiding around your house right now. Do you have any household twine? Jute or hemp cord? Empty bottles? Brilliant! Hit the jump to see some of the cool things you can make with them right now.

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DIY: How to Make Homemade Valentine's Day Fortune Cookies for Your Sweet!

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8 Real Life Love Nests Built by Romantic Couples

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Chairish Launches a New App That Makes Finding and Selling Pre-Loved Furniture Easier

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Last year we reported on the launch of Chairish, an awesome new website that connects designer furniture enthusiasts with one another to create a hub for shopping and selling exceptional pre-owned home furnishings. Now we’re happy to announce that Chairish has just released a brand new app for iPhone users that makes it even easier for design aficionados to buy, sell, and ogle all the fabulous, one-of-a-kind furnishings and decor for sale on their site!

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Artists Transform Disused Bottles into Prophetic Art Works for 'Message in a Bottle' Exhibit

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Submit Your Architecture Projects to the 2014 Holcim Awards – $2 Million in Prize Money Awarded!

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THE HOLCIM AWARDS IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

Since accepting its first application back in 2005, the Holcim Awards has recognized more that 150 innovative architecture projects from across the globe that have advanced sustainability in the built environment. Now in it’s eighth year, the  has become one of the most important international design competitions, highlighting exceptional work from designers around the world that want to contribute to a greener, more resilient built environment. As in years past, the 2014 competition is looking for bold ideas from both industry professionals and “next generation” designers (i.e. young professionals and students) that contribute to sustainability within architecture, building, civil engineering, landscape and urban design, as well as construction materials and technologies. The Holicm foundation will be awarding a cool $2 million in prize money (WOW!) to the most exceptional projects evaluated under the five “target issues” for sustainable construction at both a regional and global level. Entries must be submitted online at www.holcimawards.org by March 24, 2014.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

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This year, Chinese New Year falls on Friday, Jan 31st in 2014. We say goodbye to the snake and welcome the year of the horse. There are magnificent parades, dancing in the streets, dragon costumes all around, and the entire continent of Asia is in celebration. But what is Chinese New Year all about?  This momentous occasion marks the beginning of spring in the Lunar calendar, a time for new beginnings and renewal. To ring in this new year, why not make some feng shui adjustments to bring some balance to your home? Feng shui is an Asian art of placement — or as I like to say, the original “green design”. Through observing and shifting the built environment, feng shui teaches us how to live in harmony with nature. Keep reading to learn more.

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3 Ways to Freshen Up Your Space for the Lunar New Year Using Feng Shui

by , 02/01/14

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The Lunar New Year, fondly known as Chinese New Year, falls on Friday, Jan 31st in 2014. The year of the water snake will come to a close and the year of the wood horse will begin. According to the lunar calendar, this occasion marks the beginning of spring. Similar to the solar new year, it is a time to celebrate new beginnings and start fresh. In feng shui tradition, we don’t look backwards so much as forwards. How can we welcome the best energy at this time? The best way to do this is to do a little new year space clearing. Here I’ll share with you three steps to clear your space and make room for some positive chi!

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7 Teensy Tiny Tumbleweed Homes for Small-Space Living

7 Teensy Tiny Tumbleweed Homes for Small-Space Living

Check out 7 Tiny Tumbleweed Homes: Anderjack Beaven Gifford Stamper Weller Zinn Walden Anderjack The Anderjack home has 2 columns flanking either end of its entrance…

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Innovative New 'Design For Human Health' Program Launches at the Boston Architectural College

Innovative New 'Design For Human Health' Program Launches at the…

There are thousands of design programs across the country, but not a single one focusing exclusively on design for human health from the human perspective. This really seems crazy when…

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Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

If you have any interaction with the public at all, you've probably noticed that there are a lot of sickly people out there right now. Half my Facebook feed consists of folks who are…

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