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Milan Furniture fare

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

If you are interested in Interior design The Salone del Mobile is a most go event.

The Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle.

The first Salone del Mobile was in 1961 and it was designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market.

In 1965 the leading furnishing sector companies were brought together in one single commercial exhibition space for the very first time. 1965 was also the year in which exhibitors began to devote serious thought to their stands, a factor that will always make the Salone stand out against other trade fairs.

The 2012 edition was attended by 292,370 trade operators, 188,579 of whom came from foreign Countries; 39,279 members of the general public and 6,484 communication operators!

The next edition is coming up soon so book your tickets!! it will be held on 9th-14th April but open to the general public only the 13th and 14th of April.

Easter Craft 2013

Monday, March 25th, 2013

If you are looking for projects for today’s Bank Holiday take a look:

From Martha Stewart:

From recycled carton:

From Southern living:

 

Easter Craft 2013

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Easter needs bunnies a lot of bunnies! some inspiration here:

From probably actually:

From Mr Printables:

From two straight lines:

 

Easter Craft 2013

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

This year Easter is coming so early! but if you need inspiration to get your house ready take a look at these beautiful wreaths!

From the Crafty sister:

 

From the Sweet survival:

From Electrically vintage:

Saint Patrick’s day

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s day so let’s get in the mood!!!

First of all we need a lot of good luck so let’s print this lovely print from Polka dots on Parade:

Let’s greenify the house by placing a super green banner from Faboolus blog spot:

Hang another banner to wish as all luck from Sugar tot designs:

And add some green art around from Beth Proud Foot Blog Spot:

and a subway art from eighteen 25:

 

Upcycle

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Making Waste better…. This is the  motive for UpCycle. In this web site you can find great info about how you can make great things from factory waste or even waste that you might have at home.

Here are some examples of some great ideas!

This  is a Yoyo made from re-using Nivea moisturising tubes:

This is a swing made from an off-cut that is left over whilst manufacturing a road barrier in Mergon Ltd in West Meath.The rope is manufactured in CarryMcarry rope Networks in Donegal and can be made from recycling plastic bottles.

These lamps are made from jar lamps.

 

Bioscleave House

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

I love colour so when I saw the outside of this house I really was impressed! the inside is very original but somewhere how I doubt the practicalities of it.

This amazing house was designed by Arakawa and Madeline Gins.

Now that you have seen the outside take a look at the inside. In this plan you can see that the living area is divided by a kitchen in the centre and then from this it opens into a full of contours. This house is different than every thing you have seen before, no flat-floored spaces, only uneven floors an poles that can help you to regain balance as you walk along!

 

Little zip bag

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

I have been using the bag I made last week to go to work. It is a brilliant bag, strong colourful, and is the perfect size. However, it has a problem it does not have any internal pockets so I can not put inside small things like keys with out fearing of them getting lost. So this week I made two little bags with zips so I can use them to put thing inside and then I can place them inside my bag.

I have to say I need to improve my zip technique. I am not very good at sawing zips yet!

Green Schools

Monday, March 4th, 2013

A lot of times you see some schools with a green flag on their grounds. I never knew what it meant until I found what green schools are.

Green-Schools are known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.
Unlike a once-off project, it is a long-term programme that introduces participants (students, teachers, parents and the wider community) to the concept of an environmental management system.

The aim of Green-Schools is to increase students’ and participant awareness of environmental issues through classroom studies and to transfer this knowledge into positive environmental action in the school and also in the wider community. Schools that have successfully completed all the elements of the programme are awarded the ‘Green-Flag’. This award has now become a well-recognised Eco-Label. The award has to be renewed every two years.

If you are interested to know more about them and how to apply to get your green flag, take a look at their website

Hanse Haus

Friday, March 1st, 2013

I have been reading a bit more about timber frame houses in Ireland and I came across Hanse Haus. This is a German company that builds outstanding  energy-saving houses that translate to minimal heating costs and maximum home comfort.

This company offers what is known as a “Flat Pack Home”. Their homes are built using a premanufactured process. Each home is constructed with the most advanced production machinery available in warm, dry environment ensuring that interior and exterior finished are always of the highest possible quality and remain that way throughout the life of the house once constructed on site.

Perhaps you are not convinced about them because they are not well known in the Irish market. However, they have been building in Ireland in the last years. If you want to read about a house built here in Ireland follow this link in Construct Ireland.