Archive for the 'Hot or Not Hot?' Category

Hot or Not Hot? Brad Pitt Homes in the Lower 9th Ward

As you may know, Brad Pitt helped create the Make It Right Foundation, which has the goal of building 150 new homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. The area was decimated when the defective walls of the Industrial Canal gave way after Hurricane Katrina blew past, making the destruction part of the [...]

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Oval Office Before and After — Hot or Not Hot?

Since the 1930s, every president except Jimmy Carter has redecorated the Oval Office at the beginning of their term(s). Here is the office as decorated by George W. Bush: And here is the remodel by Barack Obama: And a side-by-side view: How do you think Obama’s team did? Here’s a story of the decorating. Photos [...]

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Hot or Not Hot? — The small kitchen of my dreams

I’m enthralled with this small kitchen, which I saw in an article by kitchen designer Susan Serra, author of The Kitchen Designer. What’s so appealing here? The antique wood floors are most beautiful. Susan points out that the direction the boards run, along the length of the kitchen, rather than the width, draws your eye [...]

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Hot or Not Hot? Brad Pitt Homes in the Lower 9th Ward

As you may know, Brad Pitt helped create the Make It Right Foundation, which has the goal of building 150 new homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. The area was decimated when the defective walls of the Industrial Canal gave way after Hurricane Katrina blew past, making the destruction part of the [...]

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Hot or Not Hot? Bedding inspired by the homeless

By Laura Fenton (Subscribe to Laura Fenton’s posts) Look again, it’s a photo print, not real cardboard or pavement. Photo: DutchByDesign.com We love it when our aesthetic passions line up with a good cause. The Home Duvet from Dutch By Design, a UK-based company specializing in contemporary home goods by Dutch designers, is a product [...]

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Hot or Not Hot? Giant wall stencils

The New York Times had a pretty good concept for a series: Remake five rooms around the city for $300 each. In these times of job losses and declining prosperity, $300 is still a lot of money but not too much. In a living room on Long Island, $250 of the budget was eaten up [...]

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Hot or Not Hot? The blue-green tile kitchen

Me? I LOVE this kitchen. I can feel it in my bones. Maybe it's the $10,000 (or more) worth of earthy tile that gets my attention. The stove is freakishly small for the space, and I don't see why it couldn't be as wide as the blue tile section. I found this kitchen and several others [...]

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Hot or not hot? Tin can wall covering

This wall covering made from tin can tops, as seen in the New York Times, has a certain appeal. But there’s something a little creepy about it, as well. Or is it just me? (Photo: New York Times)

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