August 26, 2010
I completely admit to borrowing this idea from Sephora and a video I saw on Youtube. Regardless, its a very good way to store makeup brushes. I purchased a vase from Michael's and a package of Colorfill Vase Filler. I love the modern look it gives the bathroom and it implements my favorite design motto great "form AND function"!
August 20, 2010
Bandaid Friction Block - this stuff is pure genius. Every woman, around the world has received a blister at some point from their cute new shoes. (Men don't have a clue what we suffer through to look good.) Well lovelies, this new product is the answer to our prayers. Run don't walk to get some. "BAND-AID® Friction Block™ Stick has a lubricating formula that glides on smoothly to instantly reduce rubbing on skin. It forms an invisible barrier, making it ideal for open shoes, and provides an easy, non-messy application."
I am very happy with my recent purchase of Hot Couture by Givenchy perfume. It's a great summer scent. I bought the roller ball version. These hot summer temps make it a necessity to reapply some fragrance midday.
I finally succumbed to the eyelash growth serum craze and bought RapidLash serum. This product does work. I have only been using it for a few weeks and I can see a difference in my lashes. It's a bit expensive but since you only use a very small amount every night I think it will last awhile.
August 5, 2010
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for visiting artists. The container measures a narrow and long 8 by 40 feet; Hill asked that a portion of the square footage be retained as a garden shed and the rest serve as the living space. The architect added floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows, heating and air-conditioning, a green roof, bamboo flooring and wallcovering, a small sink and shower and a composting toilet, and placed the structure on a base made from recycled telephone poles.
The container was brought to the property by truck, then the architectural team rented a small crane for around $250 a day to rotate it until they found the right spot for it to rest.
Poteet describes the space as “unbearably hot” before he used spray-foam insulation between the exterior walls and the interior bamboo. “Now it’s the equivalent of a steel ice chest,” he says.
I am loving the green roof.
Read more: http://www.dwell.com/articles/smaller-in-texas.html#ixzz0vkhv5qEK
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