Friday, June 29, 2012

10 Cute Kids Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Bathing time can be a fun time for many kids, but not all kids like to bath. Let these kids bathroom designs attract them so that they are more likely to take a bath and do it willingly.

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10 Cute Kids Bathroom Decorating Ideas

When your kids room is ready probably it’s time to bring some cuteness into a kids bathroom. We gathered for you 10 best kids bathrooms we could find so you were able to make your one perfect. This room should be as cheerful and cute as the kids room and it also should be optimized for kids. Everything should be accessible by kids and there shouldn’t be any areas where kids could hurt themselves. Enjoy these ideas and check the list of additional sources for kids bathroom decorating ideas below.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Saving space and playful bunk beds

You will never get bored with these functional bunk beds.

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Saving space and playful bunk beds

Bunk beds are a very practical and functional element that most kids are familiar with. Kids need a lot of space to play and have fun. This means that their room shouldn’t be filled with massive furniture and all sorts of storage units. It should be as simple as possible in order to give them the space they need. It’s why bunk beds are so appreciated. They free up a lot of floor space while also being very functional.

The S012 bunk bed is an especially interesting piece of furniture. It shares the same basic concepts and elements as most bunk beds but it adds a bold touch to the design. S012 is a wooden bunk bed and some of the wood’s natural color is still visible in the frame. The rest, however, features a dynamic and bold green finish. It’s a lovely color, very fresh and very vibrant. It’s not overly tiresome for the eye and it’s a wonderful shade usually associated with kids. There are different shades of green that have been combined and they look lovely together.

S012 is part of the Boxer Collection and it was designed for Dearkids. The collection also includes other similar furniture pieces for kids and not only. This particular bunk bed is a very functional piece of furniture. It’s very comfortable and friendly-looking but it’s also practical. It features a very functional storage space underneath the floor bed and a series of shelves for each bed. This way each kid will have its own space where he can place a favorite photo, a favorite toy, etc. It’s a nice way of personalizing a shared space.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hot Summer Color Combo: Lemon and Raspberry Sorbet

Ever thinking of having this combination in your house? Read on and you will soon fall in love with bright colors!

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Hot Summer Color Combo: Lemon and Raspberry Sorbet

Dripping with good taste and a lively attitude, rooms swathed in sorbet yellow and raspberry are delicious looking in summer

I've gone through quite a few pints of sorbet over the past few weeks, alternating lemon and raspberry. OK, I'm lying. They weren't pints; they were plastic tubs, and when I saw the two stacked one on top of the other it made me head straight over to Houzz to see if the yummy composition in my freezer could be turned into a room. Turns out it could, and each room I found was markedly different from the rest, not only in style but in the way the designers had made the color combination work. See if a sorbet-inspired color palette is for you.

Use the combo in a surprising space. It's not often you see candy-colored furniture in an industrial space, which makes interior designer Tineke Triggs' office all the more fun. She pulled the furniture colors straight from the suzani pattern on the chairs.

Pull your paint from artwork. It seems this designer has pulled a Bubbalicious-pink right from the painting and applied it to the door.

Experiment with different shades. A deep and darker shade of raspberry is more subdued yet still has power.

Add neutrals to the mix. If high contrast isn't for you, tone down one of the two colors and add more neutrals. Matched with a more subtle, buttery yellow, raspberry is rich and elegant.

Go crazy with color. Forget trends, forget resale and go as crazy with these colors as your heart desires. I imagine this homeowner whipping up lots of fun confections in this bright kitchen.

Honor a historic style but go wild with color. This San Francisco living room is downright delicious; the designer has honored the art deco touches but updated the overall look with bright color and fun prints, like the ones on the Donut pillow fabric and the zebra rug.

Use lots of white space. If you are using amped-up hues, a sure way to make them work is to know the importance of white space. This cheerful bedroom is about 75 percent white but makes a very colorful impression.

Go all out. If you truly love a color combination, applying it generously can either be a great success or a spectacular disaster.

To increase your chances of achieving a great success, mix in a few neutrals with your favorite pair, as you see here with the tan floors, light wood table and natural stone wall. In addition, other bright pops of color, like the ceramic tiles and vent hood, draw the eye and keep the bold yellows and pinks from overwhelming the room.

Friday, June 22, 2012

15 Best Designed iPod & iPhone Docks

With all these gadgets, Apple lovers must be over the moon!

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15 Best Designed iPod & iPhone Docks

iPods are the most popular players in the world at the moment. iPhones are too aim to become as popular in mobile phones world as iPods in players world. Thanks to that a lot of design companies create accompanying products for them. Designing an iPod dock become a “must to do” for most leading companies in the industries. Of course small companies aren’t stay aside because for some of them that is the way to declare itself. At the moment you can find in stores docks made by such famous names: Sony, Porsche Design, Lasonic, Jean-Michel Jarre and so on. Although guys like Philippe Starck or Victor Vetterlein easily can compete with them. Most of modern docks are suitable for both iPods and iPhones and have remote controls. Some of them have video outputs while other have wireless speakers. There are plenty of good choices for every Apple lover.

Parrot Zikmu by Philippe Starck

Wireless speakers by Philippe Starck

Vestalife Firefly and JewelBox iPod Speaker

Vestalife‘s new docks are designed by California design company, RKS. The Firefly and Jewelbox speaker systems aren’t your usual iPod docks. They both are touch sensitive and round-shaped. To reveal dock and speakers balls should be opened. These iPhone and iPod compatible docks has much to offer in a little package. They have built-in subwoofers, amplifiers and remote controls.

iPod Dock Light

Sang-Hoon Lee designed this multifunctional unit, which could become great addition to every bedroom. It combines a bedroom light, iPod/iPhone dock and speaker. The speaker is hidden along the surface of the dock. The combination of functions is great not only for bedroom but for office or any other place where aren’t a lot of space but music and light are needed.

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker

IDEA 2008 winner, Bowers & Wilkins’ Zeppelin designed by Native, is the unique, eye-grabbing designed dock for iPod. The dock has not only great design but also a lot of functions under the hood. A cradle supports all recent iPods (charging all but the 3rd-generation models). Zeppelin has a remote control, an auxiliary-input audio jack and composite/S-video output jacks for viewing video and photos from your iPod, on your TV.

iPod dock designed by Porsche

The Porsche Design P’9120 is a table top stereo system with iPod dock and radio. It has a clean, linear shaped design with superior acoustics and powerful subwoofer. It recharge any iPod and iPhone but haven’t any wi-fi connectivity so can’t be used as network player.

Jean-Michel Jarre iPod Speakers

Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre designed an odd looking iPod speakers which looks as 1980s as futuristic. It packs two 20W speakers and a 45W subwoofer and comes with an iPod inspired looking remote. It’s aimed at the top-end of the dock market, since it’s specifically designed to deliver high-quality audio: the circuitry in its integrated amp is apparently clever enough to add back some of the quality that’s missed by MP3 encoding.

iTamTam iPod dock

iTam Tam looks nothing like other iPod docks. Designed by Eric Berth├Ęs from Branex Design, the dock looks like traditional tam tam stools. iTamTam is universal docking for all iPod models and iPhone and also its cord adapter allows any type of audio source including MP3 player from other brands. It has 2 x 25 W stereo and speaker with 50W digital amplifier technology and a remote control.

Art.Suono Wireless Music Enhancement

Designed by David Weiner Ventures, Art.Suono allows you to transmit any audio source, including an iPod, using an integrated dock connector, to any audio system. The Art.Suono also features “DWC-APHEX” circuitry which restores harmonics lost in compressed music, according to the developer. The result is improved spaciousness and clarity of sound and more resonant bass response.

iPod audio system by Sony

The Sony Muteki LBT-ZX66i is a 3-way Bass Reflex shelf-system/boom-box outfitted with four 6.7” hybrid mid-range/subwoofer units and dual 1” horn tweeters that output a total of 560w of power. Besides iPod dock it sports a 5-disc CD changer with Play Exchange and CD-R/CD-RW & MP3 playback and radio system. It’s blast from the past with every up-to-date feature.

Lasonic iPod Ghetto Blaster

Lasonic made some classic boomboxes during the 80s, and now they’ve updated their TRC-931 boombox with a built-in iPod dock, SD card reader and USB port. It comes in different colors and could work from 10 batteries.

Victor Vetterlein wireless iPod dock

American designer Victor Vetterlein decided that our iPod docks needed to have wireless speakers, speakers that could be detached from the dock and roam around apartments. Yo dock is designed for iPods and other MP3 players. The speakers are waterproof and have rechargeable batteries inside.

i24R3 EOps iPod wireless speaker system

A collaboration between Michael Young and EOps, the i24R3 wireless speaker system works with satellite speakers and a bass dock. The set is made from pure white gloss and includes an aluminum casing. The system includes a wireless USB audio transmitter dongle that allows you to even stream music from your computer via iTunes. This allows you to control the system remotely via your computer from anywhere in the house. Naturally the dock can also be paired as an extra set of speakers for your computer.

The CVT i3101 iPhone alarm dock

The CVT i3101 media center alarm clock is slim enough to hang next to your bed, and is especially nice if you have a narrow room without space for a table. It could be used with all iPod and iPhones. The clock offers a bright 3.5 inches blue LED display and sleek touch controls for changing channels and controlling your media player. [buy on 100milligrams]

Griffin Envelope iPod dock

The Griffin Evolve is the no-wires freedom your music has been waiting for. Play your music on rechargeable wireless speakers that you can put anywhere within 150 feet. Speakers charge while they sit on the Base Unit and play for up to 10 hours on a single charge. The dock has remote control and both S-video and component video outputs.

Logic3 Valve 80 iPod Dock & Speakers

Breathe new life into your music with the Logic3 Valve80 iPod Amplifier, designed to exceed the benchmark set for iPod sound performance. High end valve processing technology will add real warmth, enriched harmonics and a new dimension to your music’s characteristics, which is priceless. Logic 3′s Valve80 includes a pair of 2-way bookshelf speakers coated in a black lacquer finish along with a swank tube amplifier that pushes out 40-watts per channel.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nursery Looks Hang on Mobiles

Nowadays babies are so fortunate to have all these wonderful hang on mobiles to keep them company...

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Nursery Looks Hang on Mobiles

Nurseries just don't seem complete without a mobile. These picks will give baby an eyeful and satisfy your need for style

If you’re trying to put the final touch on your child’s nursery, today's beautifully designed mobiles in a variety of styles can please both you and your baby.

Artisans today are creating beautiful, handmade mobiles that go beyond the typical colorful animal theme. This mobile uses animal shapes in natural tones. Branches and woven orbs enhance the texture and visual interest.

Ancient Industries’ Sheep Mobile is another contemporary approach to the animal mobile.

This mobile uses a branch as a base for the colorful paper cranes hanging gracefully on nearly invisible strings. In a true complement to the crib, the color of the branch pulls out the pink in the bedding.

Who can suppress a laugh when seeing a bassinet accessorized with a hat and mustaches?

Mr. Moustache Special Edition Mobile in Gold - $36.00

Consider how your mobile will fit into the bigger picture of your nursery’s decor. This delicate, flowing mobile fits seamlessly with the flying-bird decals in the background, and its orange color ties in with the room’s color scheme.

This butterfly mobile is a soft accent in this nursery. It looks almost like falling snowflakes.

Pink Paper Butterfly Mobile - $38.00 »
Want a similar look for your nursery? Try this butterfly mobile from Pottery Barn Kids.

If you have a fidgety baby, the distraction may be more useful over the changing table. This mobile offers a modern punch.

The right mobile makes a nursery feel complete — and the baby will love it too. This unique mobile adds the perfect eclectic touch to this pattern-filled space.

Flensted Mobiles Viking Five Ship Mobile - $59.99 »
Flensted makes all sorts of fun, unexpected mobiles, like this Viking ship model.

Flensted Mobiles Panda Mobile - $28.50 »
Here’s another simple Flensted mobile with panda bears.

Baby Jives Fabric Bird Mobile - $162.00 »
Birds are commonly used in mobiles, but this Baby Jives design stands out.

Artecnica Themis Mobile - $27.00 »
If you have a contemporary aesthetic, the Artecnica Themis mobile by Emmo Home will finish the look.