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A few works inspired by mistakes.

Untitled (Let's make better mistakes tomorrow) by Mike Monteiro. Prints available at 20x200.

I love this (I've learned so much from my mistakes...I'm thinking of making a few more. ). Anyone know who created it? I ffffound it, but no artist credit.

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Personified Buger Illustration

Hamburger graphic by Philip Grisewood.

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Design Help!

Ryan (my husband) and I are in the process of redesigning this family room. I would love feedback/ideas anybody has on potential wall colors, drapes, art, lighting, and accessories.

On our ideal weekends, Ryan and I spend time in this room watching a movie by the fire with wine and some fantastic home cooked gourmet food. I want this room to feel warm, cozy, and modern (but organic/natural rather than industrial).

We are keeping the couch/chair/side table/coffee table as it was given to us by our very generous uncles. The lamp is temporary and goes with another setup. The TV trays are functional only and will be put away when we are not using them.

This is the view from the kitchen.

I removed the floral wallpaper and am painting over the bottom marbled looking wallpaper. Yes, those walls are sponge painted. Every room is.

There is 10 feet in between the back of the couch and the kitchen. We use this space for yoga and it is also a walkway from the living room which has the front door to the house.

It would be nice to incorporate a reading nook to the left of the hutch with a low level lounger chair. I love the zoe chair, but am looking for something smaller/cheaper.

We ordered the Loop Media Center and Loop File Cabinet/Hutch from Crate and Barrel (partly paid for with gift cards that I have been holding on to for four years). We also ordered a black LCD TV and have all black speakers and media consoles/units. We plan to put the left surround speaker on top of the Loop File Hutch behind the sofa seat and the right one in the built-in room divider.

This room/tv setup was our Christmas present this year, but we are just getting around to it. The rest of the design has to be economical since we have exceeded our budget on the tv/furniture.

I would love feedback on the paint colors, wall art (placement, size, and specific pieces or frame colors), accessories, window coverings, and lamp(s). I am also looking for black fireplace tools and firewood holder; something sleek.

Update 03.14.09: A huge thank you to Kim for featuring my design dilemma on one of my favorite blogs, Desire to Inspire. Her readers have already provided useful suggestions. This will be very helpful for me. Join the discussion here.



Logo for Food Critic?

I am starting to get annoyed with sites like Fffound, Image Spark, and Polyvore. It should be required to give an artists credit/link and seek their permission before posting. Anyone know what this image is about and who created it? I love that there is a spoon in the negative space of the pen tip.

I would love to credit the artist/ask for permission.

Update 03.14.09: This logo was designed by 300 million for the Guild of Food Writers. I was pretty close (food writing). Smart design. No words needed to explain it's greatness. Thank you to the anonymous reader who shared the source.