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Interior design with a focus on sustainability.
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10 Tips on How to Arrange Your Furniture

10 Tips on How to Arrange Your Furniture | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Furniture arrangement is more than just placing pieces where you think they will make the most sense (such as putting the dining table in the center of the

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Paper Crafts Roundup

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We've had so many interesting and fun paper projects over the years that I thought it would be great to showcase our favorites in this paper crafts roundup.

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Use papers picked up from a vacation!

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Creative Ways To Reuse Old Windows | World of Designers

Creative Ways To Reuse Old Windows | World of Designers | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it

Don’t throw away all your old windows because with little creative imagination, you can make something new and interesting. We do not suggest using new windows for this kind of decorating. The main appeal is in their vintage look.


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Silk Interiors's curator insight, July 8, 2013 9:25 PM

I'm always on the look out for clever ideas for wallpaper offcuts but today I came across these creative ways to recycle vintage windows. Well worth a look...

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Warm, natural wall designs are in

Warm, natural wall designs are in | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
WALLS traditionally divide rooms, provide shelter, create boundaries and isolate those within them.

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A Simple And Forever Stylish Combination: White Sofa And Colorful Pillows - Home Decorating Trends

A Simple And Forever Stylish Combination: White Sofa And Colorful Pillows - Home Decorating Trends | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
A very difficult challenge when decorating a room is finding the balance between all the colors, textures and patterns. A smart and simple strategy is to opt for a neutral, minimalistic background and to add splashes of color.

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15 Top Decorating Myths Debunked!

15 Top Decorating Myths Debunked! | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Over the years there were certain rules of thumb that one thought one had to abide by in terms of creating one's perfect home. But fashion and decor, l

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Silk Interiors's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:34 PM

Yup, these myths are totally debunked. 

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Interior Decorating Handmade Ideas. Home Decorating Handmade Craft Project Ideas, Tutorials and Pics.

Interior Decorating Handmade Ideas. Home Decorating Handmade Craft Project Ideas, Tutorials and Pics. | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Handmade Craft Projects on InteriorHolic. Draw inspiration for your home design, decorating and landscaping from our handmade craft ideas and tutorials.
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A blog on creating items for the home. Nice collection!

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How can I reuse or recycle pistachio shells? | How can I recycle this?

How can I reuse or recycle pistachio shells? | How can I recycle this? | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Oh lovely pistachio nuts. How sweet and salty your squishy insides are. How tough and protective your hard outsides are. We've got a whole bowlful of the
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Cool site.

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World’s First Floating Wind-Current Turbine to be Installed Off Japanese Coast

World’s First Floating Wind-Current Turbine to be Installed Off Japanese Coast | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Company is planning to test the world's first hybrid wind-current power generating system this year off the coast of Japan

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Digital Sustainability's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:27 AM

Offshore wind farms and tidal energy facilities harness the power of the wind and the ocean – but why should we have separate turbines for each task? Offshore technology company Mitsui is developing a hybrid wind-current power generating system that combines a floating vertical-axis wind turbine with an underwater turbine that generates power from ocean currents. The clever apparatus would cut down on material waste, and it could produce twice as much energy as a conventional wind turbine
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Renewable energy developers strive for improved efficiency in the solar, wind and hydro power industries – and the hybrid wind-current system effectively doubles the efficiency of a typical wind or ocean current turbine. Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Company says the system will provide cost-effective power generation while having very little impact on the environment.

The turbines will be large in scale; according to NHK News, the wind turbine will be 47 meters (154 feet), and the underwater portion will have a diameter of 15 meters (49 feet). The turbines will be tested off the coast of Japan later this year. If they work as well as advertised, each turbine could generate enough energy to power 300 households.


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11 Art Smart Tips for Your Interior Design Clients

11 Art Smart Tips for Your Interior Design Clients | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
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Great thoughts on working with clients when it comes to artwork.

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Atelier Decor

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blog. Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Styling, Photography, Installation Design, Window dressing.

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Atelier Decor's curator insight, April 9, 2013 11:11 PM

Why don't you let a little corner in your house for green?It will bring life, joy and positive energy into space! In our blog you can look at other beautiful examples of environments with plants ...

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Best Interior Design Apps for iPhone - Appolicious

Best Interior Design Apps for iPhone - Appolicious | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Best Interior Design Apps for iPhoneAppoliciousRemodel Or Move - Interior Design The app is useful for anyone who is going to remodel, decorate or renovate.

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5 iPhone Apps for Interior Design

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Award winning Patricia Gray knows what's hot in interior design. Her blog looks at new and emerging trends, product reviews, modern design, architecture, and travel, as well as how your surroundings can influence the world around you.

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The Beauty of Contrast: Modern Rugs in Traditional Spaces

The Beauty of Contrast: Modern Rugs in Traditional Spaces | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Give a time-honored look an energy infusion with an unexpectedly modern rug. Here’s how to contrast without clashing

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If I ever decide to get crafty....

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DIY- Twin Bed Turned Porch Swing How To (DIY- Twin Bed Turned Porch Swing How To http://t.co/S35XdCT9A4)

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Tree Wallpaper

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Tree wallpaper for walls is inspired by nature and helps bring the outdoors in. With many designs to choose from finding the right tree patterned wallpaper is a breeze. Tree designs are stylish and contemporary and very popular today.

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Silk Interiors's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:38 PM

Some lovely nature inspired tree wallpapers in this collection

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Space-Saving Tips for Your Small Home Office

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When your workspace is tight, make the most of it with these ideas

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100% Recycled Plastic Bridge Holds Strong In Ohio

100% Recycled Plastic Bridge Holds Strong In Ohio | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Made from milk jugs and car bumpers, the bridge is now America's longest recycled plastic bridge on a public roadway.

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Digital Sustainability's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:15 AM

People often have this idea that recycled materials are weaker or less durable than their new counterparts. Neither are words you want associated with a vehicle bridge. A newly installed structure in Logan County, Ohio, proves that 100 percent recycled can also mean 100 percent strong and reliable.

In 2012, Axion, a company that specializes in green infrastructure, was commissioned to build the bridge using its 100 percent recycled plastic building material called STRUXURE. Made from 80 percent post consumer plastic (like water bottles and milk jugs), and 20 percent recycled car bumpers and dashboards, the bridge is now America’s longest recycled plastic bridge on a public roadway.

The Logan County community has a goal of being a zero-waste county by the 2020, so it only made sense that they would choose to build a bridge over Onion Ditch, a watery little creek bed that’s just too deep for the average car to tackle.

The 24.6 foot Onion Ditch Bridge now bears the honor of being the longest span bridge made from 100 percent recycled plastic materials in North America and is only the second bridge of its kind on a public road, following one built using STRUXURE in York, Maine.

What might be even more surprising is that Axion is responsible for several tank and railroad bridges on domestic military bases–bridges that support heavy loads like 70+ ton tanks and 120+ ton railroad locomotives.

Using these recycled materials, the company claims that its bridges can be installed in just a day using local crews and equipment already on hand. And the recycled bridges are likely to outperform those made with traditional materials because they won’t rust, splinter, crumble, rot, absorb moisture or leach toxic chemicals into the environment.

Since the Federal Highway Administration estimates that 143,899 bridges are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and we need an annual investment of around $17 billion to bring them up to speed, an alternative that’s both cost efficient and durable is a win.

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Use The Ombre Technique To Create Stunning And Colorful Designs For Your Home - Home Decorating Trends

Use The Ombre Technique To Create Stunning And Colorful Designs For Your Home - Home Decorating Trends | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Ombre, a term that comes from Latin, refers to a technique that requires having colors or tones that shade into each other. Most often we see colors that g

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29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar

29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Patch up holes, turn trash to treasure, erase stains ... these doable DIY projects will better your home and boost your ego
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5 Edgy Trends in Today's Tile

5 Edgy Trends in Today's Tile | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
Take a walk on the wild tile side, with unexpected designs for walls and floors courtesy of the Coverings 2013 show

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Stunning....

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Silk Interiors's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:15 PM

I don't often consider tiles but wow - these babies command attention

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The Design Network

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Interior Design, Style and Fashion for Your Home - The Design Network
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HGTV, look out...this is like YouTube for designers. Awesome site!

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10 Inspirational iOS Apps for Visual Artists | Mac|Life

10 Inspirational iOS Apps for Visual Artists | Mac|Life | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it

Both the iPad and iPhone are fantastic devices for displaying images. Whether you're flipping through the pages of digital magazines or simply browsing photo-heavy websites, no devices are better for putting a little visual pop in the palm of your hands. These 10 apps take great advantage of the beautiful screens of iOS devices to bring a potentially much-needed pinch of inspiration to all you visual artists out there. From interior design and painting to web design and photography, there's something for every artist in these apps.


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RemodelOrMove.com Interior Design app receives award for one of the 10 best apps of 2012

RemodelOrMove.com Interior Design app receives award for one of the 10 best apps of 2012 | Naturally Designed | Scoop.it
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Interior Design iPhone app available free from Remodel or Move (RemodelOrMove.com) was named one of the 10 most acclaimed apps in 2012 by QualtyIndex.com.

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