In case you enjoyed a fabulous holiday weekend and are finding the Monday grind somewhat anticlimactic, I thought we’d have a little fun today.
Recently I wrote about the value of “the handmade” and the Arts and Crafts Movement of the turn of the last century. (If you missed it, it’s right here.) It must be a part of our American cultural DNA, we like to make stuff and we like to have stuff people made. Read more
After a long election I’m sure you’re in the mood for something TOTALLY different. Me too. Congrats to the winners and may we mend our fences and make up with all the friends we temporarily (hopefully) blocked on Facebook. As someone who is passionate about art, I am always looking at color and the effect it has on our environment. As a nod to the red and the blue states today I’m showing what they can make together, purple! Is purple a viable color in the kitchen? If you love it, here are some ways you can incorporate a little lavender, lilac, plum, fuscia or just plain ole purple whether you are conservative, transitional or uber modern. If you hate it, at least it’s something completely different!
Just a note to say our thoughts and prayers are with those so heavily hit by Sandy. Wishing a quick recovery for all. Please take this opportunity to help out by making a donation to the Red Cross.
Happy Halloween and welcome to today’s edition of Kitchens for Living (or Non-Living as the case may be) . Last weekend we went to see Paranormal Activity 4. Interesting that the kitchen is a pulse point in all the versions. This makes sense since the kitchen is probably the room of the house most connected with emotions and memories. If you’re a fan of the movie series, or just curious here’s an insightful blog post for you from btchflcks.com.
They don’t call it “the heart of the home” for nothing. Of course these movies are just scary and somewhat creative in terms of film making technique but they are not real. Here’s one that supposedly is. Check it out! I found it while hunting around for haunted kitchens. Who knew?
Apparently these people live in a haunted apartment. I can tell you even if there was a chance that an entity was screaming “get out” at me I would be gone yesterday. I hoped they moved! Are you a believer??