Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkins and Spice...

What a busy Halloween!

For some reason I was taken over by some crazy drive to pull everything out of my Halloween bag of tricks like some kind of superwoman. Not sure where that came from or what I was "possessed" by!

This is what I took on as my way to celebrate:

1. Craft time with the girls in my family:






2. Caramel Apples: using Werther's Originals and Honey Crisp apples...yum!


3. White Chocolate Ghosts for Sophie's Halloween party: (it was supposed to be treat-free, but when her teacher told the class that, Sophie piped up that I already had all the ingredients and would be "disappointed" if I couldn't send them in. Lucky me!


4. Craft time with some of Sophie's friends (too busy to take many photos!):
We made little Halloween trees with paint and glitter!

Annual Pumpkin Carving Party:

We had my spicy chili, rolls, delicious chicken soup and apple crumble pie made by one friend, and this decadent chocolate cake made by another friend:


 And the annual stoop shot, posing with their pumpkins:


 And last but not least, Halloween itself!!


Busy, but happy...
Happy Halloween!!!

Home Design Ideas Series: Investing in Butterfly Roof Home Design

Butterfly Roof Home Design

A house design with butterfly roof can be found many during the American post war. Although the design already found during the post war, it’s not outdated to have a butterfly roof home design today as it bring clean lines and organic elements toward your urban development. What’s more it’s still a modern home trademark until today and still worth in investing towards this kind of home design.

Why should you invest on butterfly roof home design? By the time you learn about a butterfly roof home design, you will notice that this kind of organic home design brings more benefits to you. In the arid climate of extreme periods of drought the butterfly roof can become useful to capture rainfall and channel it into a contained space. It also provides the house with open air feel house concept and bring towards more sunlight which means you’re reducing the use of electricity and this means less fans or air conditioning usage during the day.

As we mention that this butterfly roof house can capture rainfall it means that if we break it down then we will have the water collected for watering plants, flushing toilets and even for drinking. The butterfly roof house can be very aerodynamic as it can be useful in climates with severe winds. By investing through a butterfly home design the benefits that you will also get advancements in exterior design such as window placement. In a climate which is extreme like today this organic house design is worth it and also up to date with the post modern design. Worth to invest isn’t it?




Modern Contemporary Landscape SALC Houses Design in Brazil

The Charming Minimalist SALC House Design Landscape house architecture design idea of a resident reserve in the condominium guided the deployment and the opening of the luxury residence located in Mogi das Cruzes near Sao Paulo, Brazil. SALC house is a delightful and minimalist dream house design designed by Frederico Zanelato Architects which has beautiful natural atmosphere. The main characteristic is the focus when looking at contemporary home interior and exterior architectural decoration items fresh, clean and modern. A huge support rectangular space houses a most unusual at the residence. The large windows design from floor to maximum allows clear views of the exterior. The big red color schemes finished carry a plus of newness and vitality to the overall house design. The interior design ideas are luxury, minimalist style, featuring modern decorating ideas and fashionable furniture.

The service room and vehicles garage is detained under the ground floor in the social block. Comfortable living room and kitchen are measured in an integrated and a grand opening this volume frames the green landscape architecture. The luxurious master bedrooms, colorful and cool playroom design, home office and bathrooms acquire the body back of the home forming a courtyard kept for more family living rest activities. The only flat roof covering the dorms creates one more volume try that also homes the water tank. Glass panels carry transparency atmosphere. Ceramic covering the floor of the social areas, and masonry wall decors to receive display lath. Thus, discerning the possible modern landscapes, took advantage of the sloping ground for the majority suitable share of the program of the house and, consequently, the conformation of enjoyable living areas.





Camel Quarry House With Raw Stone Exterior



Camel Quarry House is built on the trail of the burnt out spoil of the original house. The site features huge views of natural landscape and blends by it very well appreciation to the exterior done in raw stones combined with some wood inserts. Simple house shape makes it look as informal family home, practical and low. House with simple design idea is to use sustainable energy sources that include ground source heat pumps and solar panels hidden in the roof. The walls and roof are highly insulated to reduce heating loads, triple insulative glass window using a high-performance glass and water is obtained from the redemption of a drill hole.

Stone House Exterior Design Pictures

Trendy Wooden Stone House Kitchen Decor

Beautiful House Outdoor Decorating

Fuquan Junze Furniture Collection

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This new furniture works collection is designed by Hongkong based design studio, Oil Monkey with their main designer Fuquan Junze. The furniture collection was done in clean and simple way using creative mixture of materials like plastic, oak, wood and stainless steel.

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OilMonkeyology:
“The definition of a query has a greater ponder value compared to the query itself, it is because we often neglect what we are actually pondering about, and what needs are we actually asking for. The design should not be purely existed only for the sense of aesthetic, its existence also coheres with its own significance and individual theory; these components are being mutually diverted to generate the indivisible relationship.”



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The Perspective shelf is designed on the basis of the principles of perspective drawing and made of oak.

Italian Kitchens Furniture Barrique Bleached Canaletto Walnut & Gloss Mustard Lacquer Bedroom Design, Decorating ideas, Design Exterior, Furniture, Garden Furniture, Home Design, Home Interior Design, House Design and Architecture, Interior Design, Modern Furniture, Minimalist Design, Modern Design
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In memoriam: Li Fu Quan & Huang Jing Yun

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Italian Kitchens Furniture Barrique Bleached Canaletto Walnut & Gloss Mustard Lacquer

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This modern italian kitchen furniture of Barrique bleached canaletto walnut & gloss mustard lacquer is delivered to you by Ernestomeda. This kitchen furniture inspiration is inspired by the all-Italian tradition of good fellowship, fostered by the pleasure of savouring a fine wine or sophisticated dish.

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Check out the great wooden finished with granite countertops and timeless beauty of glass that could create a full functional impeccable kitchen with elegant design that combines transparent surfaces, natural stones, woods and more high-tech materials, where tradition reveals an extraordinary flair for innovation.

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Barrique Bleached Canaletto Basic product description and technical information and main features are :



* Base cabinets: Bleached Canaletto walnut
* Cupboards/Top units: Gloss mustard lacquered plain door
* Larder cabinet: Bohème with structure and door in bleached Canaletto walnut and Pinot glass
* Hood: Cheminée in steel
* Work-top: Feel in calacatta oro marble
* Penisula: Balance with steel work-top and chromium-plated frame
* Handle: Assiette in chromium-plated steel

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