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December 2020

Found 5 blog entries for December 2020.

There are elaborate dollhouses and then there’s The Sahlberg, a $100,000 architectural masterpiece in miniature form. Created by master builder Jimmy Landers, The Sahlberg is a custom-built, 9-room hardwood cabinet house that’s unparalleled in its intricacy. 

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Complete with a three-story grand foyer, a two-story wood-paneled library, and a variety of other meticulously designed spaces, the miniature mansion is truly a design marvel. Just a few of its intricate details include 2,000 individually-placed marble tiles in the grand foyer, accompanied by a curved staircase made with hand-turned spindles and real mahogany banisters. 

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This staircase winds up to a striking stained glass center dome, created by Barbara Sabia and decorated with hand-cut

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It’s that time of year again! And no, we’re not talking about the holidays; we’re talking about the long-awaited designation of Pantone’s Color of the Year. At the end of each year, Pantone, the authority on all things color, announces its pick for the hue that it believes will best reflect the upcoming year’s trends, designs, and overall vibe. 

According to Pantone, the “Selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year…color experts at Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new

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Yinka Ilori is a London-based multidisciplinary artist who fuses his British and Nigerian heritage to create stunning works of contemporary art. His work has been displayed in exhibits everywhere from Lagos and Stockholm to New York City and London. Ilori has also worked with a variety of big-name brands, including Adidas, Pinterest, and Pepsi. 

And fortunately for interior design and home decor enthusiasts everywhere, Ilori is now applying his talents to his first homeware line. Described as “humorous, provocative, and fun,” the pieces are equal parts vibrant and compelling, illustrating Ilori’s heritage while flawlessly combining form and function. 

That being said, the line is much better seen than talked about, so check out a few of our favorite

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From pandemics to climate change to the everyday struggle of keeping up with your inbox, there’s no denying that the world can feel pretty overwhelming at times. Fortunately, one of the best antidotes to that overwhelm is as simple as stepping outside. 

Nature has the unique ability to ground, rejuvenate, and revive even the most world-weary among us, offering a simple reminder of just how beautiful the planet can be. And this new smart bird feeder is a great way to capture it, instantly turning anyone’s backyard into a National Geographic photoshoot.  

Bird Buddy is a new smart bird feeder that allows you to make bite-sized connections with nature any time, anywhere. The feeder connects to an app on your phone, which will instantly notify you

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Images courtesy of modsy.com

Modsy is an online interior design service that gained swift popularity for its affordable and accessible approach to interior design. In a nutshell, Modsy will transform any photo of your room to a to-scale 3D rendering that you can then use, along with the help of one of Modsy’s expert interior designers, to style the room of your dreams. And you can do it all starting from just $159, which is a fraction of what you’d pay a traditional interior designer. 

In addition to providing innovative interior design services, Modsy has been analyzing the data of its thousands of users to predict trends for upcoming seasons. The company just released its trend forecast for 2021, and it’s a great place to start if you’re looking

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