Do you live in an old house? Maybe a Victorian? If so, you know that between the wainscoting, molding, and built-ins, it's often hard to arrange photos and art. Check out this post from AT:SF for some hints on making everything fit.
Danny Seo uncovered some vintage hazardous waste in the basement and crawlspace of his new home. While the packages are pretty cool looking, Danny reminds readers that hazardous waste can't be tossed with regular garbage. Read the whole post to find out what else he has to say about getting rid of paints, paint thinners, and other toxic substances.
The owners of Hazelnut New Orleans, the Casa Shop you met yesterday, don't reserve their interior styling skills for their magasin on Magazine Street. Tom Cianfichi and Bryan Batt, who you may recognize from his role on AMC's Mad Men, are both actors with a knack for interiors and have dressed their Garden District carriage house to the nines in a daring mélange of modern classics (Barcelona chair, Louis Ghost chair), bold colors ('70s avocado walls, a beaded blood-orange chandelier), and thrifty finds (a Salvation Army sofa) that only bona fide creatives could see the potential in. The New York Times has an interesting feature about this duo's design evolution with photos of their home that will floor (or shag carpet) you.
This intense (and insanely intricate) sculptural home is located in Cornville, Ariz., and was created with found materials over 28 years by artist Michael Kahn and his wife Leda Livant. Made of driftwood and found/repurposed building materials, it's the kind of hippie spectacle I remember fondly from '70s books on environmental design. I've included some more images in the gallery, but definitely head over to the New York Times for the entire slideshow.