Cherry Blossom inspiration

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I love this time of the year when the trees are in their full bloom and the streets are cover with pinkish-hued colors.

“The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossom trees bloom for a short time each year in brilliant force, they serve as a visual reminder of how precious and how precarious life is. So, when Japanese people come together to view the cherry blossom trees and marvel at their beauty, they aren’t just thinking about the flowers themselves, but also about the larger meaning and deep cultural tradition the cherry blossom tree”.( learn more on the cherry blossom here)

1. Cherry Blossom wall decals by Dream Kids Decal.

2. Cherry Blossom tea pot.

3. Cherry Blossom pillow.

4. Cherry Blossom kids leggings by Zara.

5. Cherry Blossom lantern lamp.

Dorm Room Derby

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Whether you’ve just got the letter you’ve been hoping for or you’re heading back for your senior year, making the most out of dorm living takes a little bit of work. While you might have to get creative, the results are worth the effort.

Freshmen, remember, you’re probably going to be sharing a single room with one person, or an apartment suite with as many as three or four other people, so while you can express your individual style, you can’t expect your dorm or apartment mates to share it. So check your school’s rules about what you can and can’t do in your space, and get ready to have some fun with the decoration. For returning students, try to refine your living style to reflect your comparatively more sophisticated, mature tastes.

Within the Rules
Dormitories are communal living spaces, and are governed by the rules of the institution as to what you are and are not allowed to use when furnishing and decorating your personal spaces. A few of the most common rules and some solutions are listed below:

Walls: No painting. No tacks, screws, or nails. No tape. No decals or contact paper. While a little white space never hurt anyone, your college is going to be paranoid about the integrity of its paint job. You may also be restricted from hanging curtains or tapestries unless they are flame retardant. Work around these limitations by using double sided adhesives to hang posters and art, or putting up a cork-board where you can hang your stuff with colorful pins. The sticky stuff comes in tabs and hangers, or small dime-sized dots up to 8″x10″ sheets.

ChicTip Top 10 designs from the A’ Design Award & Competition

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Do you have a great design that deserves attention of worldwide media in all languages? Then you should join the A’ Design Awards .

A’ Design Award & Competition (designaward.com) is the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards. Today, the A’ Design Awards announced the results of the 2014 – 2015 design competition: There are 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines. Given the number of participating countries and competition categories, the A’ Design Award is the Worlds’ largest design accolade that brings designers, architects, artists, brands and companies from across the globe under the same roof.

2014-2015 A’ Design Award winners will get their award winning work physically exhibited in Ireland, the World Design Hub 2015, Italy and Holland. The La Notte Premio A’, The A’ Design Award and Competitions’ Gala-Night and Award Ceremony will be held in Lake Como, Italy. The glamorous black-tie event will bring leading figures in design industry, press members, award winning designers and companies together. In parallel to the Milan Design Week, the A’ Design Awards also have a 750 m2 exhibition at “MOOD – Museum of Outstanding Design” Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy. The exhibition was open to public on April 18 ( so if you’re in the area you must visit the exhibit).

4 Ways to Decorate With Neon Accents

By Bryn Huntpalmer

Neon has slowly made a comeback in the fashion industry and we are starting to see it pop up in home decor as well. The recent monochromatic and neutral or all-white home design trends lends itself nicely to incorporating fun pops of color and neon is about as fun as it gets. Here are our five favorite (and simple) ways to incorporate neon accents into your home.

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Spray Paint

When I think of decorating with neon accents (particularly DIY projects), I immediately think of all of the super cool neon shades of spray paint at the hardware store. Tape off the end of some chair or table legs and spray away!

Via Brit+Co

Black & White Triangles

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Black and white triangles pattern is so hot right now that day are everywhere, from fashion to home accessories or even wall decor.

The black and white triangles dress by Loft

Multi-triangle infant/toddler leggings by House of Mia.

Pillows by Fine Little Day.

Black & White Triangles Wall Decal by Olli and Lime.

Triangle Laundry Bag by Ferm Living.

 

Industrial Condo Loft by LUX Design

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Industrial Toronto condo designed by Lux Design, has brought together all the things that were on the client’s wish list. The use of modern lighting fixtures, steel accents and grey tones have been carried throughout the condo and been complimented by the addition of organic materials.
Different textures can be found on the dining table, the wool rug under the sofa, as well as the wooden stumps used as the coffee table.

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The use of all of these textures and materials in this interior design, have made sure that the space doesn’t feel too sterile, and would still feel like a home to the client.
From the very intriguing entrance, which the client’s own bike has become the show piece, to the exposed concrete ceiling, the design was the perfect bachelor pad for the client.