Fabrics & Finishes

Pom-Pom Blankets: The Focal Point of Any Room

Pom-Pom Blankets: The Focal Point of Any Room

Morocco, the kingdom that gives Spain a cousin's kiss across the Strait of Gibraltar, still produces old-world handicrafts cultivated from thousands of years of mixing, blending and sometimes warring cultures. Merged from Berbers, Arabs, Phoenicians, sub-Saharan Africans and Europeans, modern Moroccans embrace much of their ancient traditions along with contemporary technology. Threaded, literally, throughout all of the traditional tribes and clans is the production of beautiful, handcrafted and unique textiles.

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Home Decor

Vintage/Modern Coffee Collectibles for the Home

Vintage/Modern Coffee Collectibles for the Home

Without the mental zing offered by coffee, could we have sent men to the moon? Like all the fascinating machines born from the coffee-fueled industrial revolution that now fill museums, the push to create the perfect cup of 'joe' left many intriguing artifacts in its wake. Fortunately, many coffee-related items received the artist's touch in those days of fine craftsmanship. From simple home bean grinders to electric percolators and enameled pots, these beguiling devices, both antique, vintage and modern, serve as wonderful additions to your home decor and are guaranteed to incite stimulating conversations.

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DIY

7 Creative Uses for Leftover Fabric Scraps

7 Creative Uses for Leftover Fabric Scraps
  • By Eric C.
  • May 26
  • DIY

My wife has always enjoyed to sew. She's been sewing for some time and has amassed quite a collection of disjointed fabric scraps. Recently we had a discussion about her plans for said scraps. My mindset was that they should be discarded to make room for other items in our home. Of course, she scoffed at that idea. "OK, then", I asked her, "what are your plans for these scraps?" She simply replied, "I'm going to make a quilt out of them."

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