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It’s hard to go wrong with low-maintenance dracaena plants. Their spiky, tropical foliage comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns, and they even help purify the air, so it’s no wonder that they’re a popular choice for homes and public spaces. Here’s what you need to know about how to keep your dracaena healthy and happy.

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There’s no question, many people are beginning to rethink their consumption, and have been transitioning to more natural ingredients when it comes to food, skincare, and even medicine. If you’ve ever been curious about some of the positive not-so-known properties of some of these common natural items, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a little 101 to get you started on your path to a more natural and holistic lifestyle in the new year.

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I have to apologize for not posting in awhile. While the house has been steadily moving along, the last three months were not nearly has dramatic as the previous ones, and I kept looking for something visually amazing to post. A highlight is the pool above, which was really cool to see created, but the main guts of the house from wiring to plumbing were followed by insulation and then sheetrock took a few months and were hard to photograph. But take a look below!

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Name: Ricardo
Location: Washington, D.C.

With its Washingtonian charm, this lovely renovated row house became the perfect home to four young professionals living in one of the fastest growing and most vibrant cities in America. Like them and many millennials across the country, getting a start in the big city can sometimes be daunting, which may suggest that shared housing is the only affordable option. However, American millennials tend to value simplicity over luxury, which has heavily influenced the trends in design. This tendency is clearly noticeable for our young group as we found ourselves facing common challenges of shared housing such as comfort, space and storage.

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How to hang a HEMNES mirror above the bed IKEA Hack - above the bed mirror

IKEA items used: Large Hemnes mirror (160cm x 80cm)

Further items: 5m rgb LED strip with a power of 7w/m, 2 4mm hooks, 4 hinges, 2 6mm pegs, 12 wood screws (4mm diameter, 20mm – 30mm long).

The idea was to attach a mirror to the ceiling above my bed and equip it with red ambient lighting to create that special mood. ;)

To minimize the amount of work (drilling holes) I decided to *hang* the mirror from the ceiling which merely requires two hooks in the ceiling and four hinges on the mirror.

hinges

The hinges are fixed with 3 screws each. The screws have a diameter of 4mm and the holes were pre-drilled to 2.5mm. The screws on the outside of the mirror are 30mm long, while the ones on the inside of the mirror are 20mm long (otherwise they would stick out on the front side). The hinges were bent with pliers to be able to attach the chains.

metal chains to hang up the mirror

The chains hang from two hooks (6mm holes with 6mm pegs and 4mm hooks). During the attachment it was helpful to mark the chains with colored tape to make sure all have an equal length. Since the mirror only weighs 12kg this results in load of 6kg per hook and 3kg per chain/hinge. I am confident that the drill/screw sizes I chose will easily support these weights.

The led strip is a custom solution from my local led store. It has a max power of 7w per meter and comes with a remote which allows one to dim it and change the color. It comes with an adhesive backside and is easy to glue to the back of the frame (clean the frame with rubbing alcohol before gluing the led strip to guarantee good contact). The led strip isn’t flexible enough to bend it around 90 degree corners. Don’t worry if the strip sticks out at the corners.

LED lighting for the mirror LED lighting for the mirror

The power supply is fixed to the backside using double-sided tape. Make sure it’s centered, otherwise the shift in the center of mass will tilt the mirror. Ideally, use a level to find the perfect spot before gluing it.

Since I didn’t have any free light socket I opted for a normal cable with plug, but you could easily connect the led strip to a light socket in the ceiling, without any (ugly) cables protruding form the sides of the mirror.

Hang an above the bed mirror Hang an above the bed mirror

At 7w/m the led strip is bright enough to do pretty much anything in a bedroom (9m2), except for reading. At lower dim levels and different colors one can create many great moods. The indirect/omnidirectional quality of the light makes one feel incredibly cozy as it creates a very soft lighting without harsh shadows.

With a more powerful led strip (14w/m) this could also easily become the only light source in a small bedroom (~10m2).

Above the bed mirror IKEA HEMNES hack

~ by dkb

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This project is one of the most interesting and creative design ideas which called The Horse’s Glass. Almost every animal and especially horse lovers will be charmed. Below you will find custom painted glasses. You can contact with the artist, if you would like one with your favorite horse on it. Unique glasses are really amazing, if you are looking for something unusual. It is also a great idea as a gift which no one else will bring the same gift to a party as you.  If we made you curious, you can have a look by visiting the website. And contact Marci Voorhees.

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Pinterest Board Of The Week: Tidy
via Pinterest/Jenni Kayne.

We’re riding this wave of “new year, fresh start” excitement as far as we can take it. So, we’ll admit it — all the gorgeous images in Jenni Kayne’s “Tidy” Pinterest board are making us want to reorganize our way to the linen closets, pantries and laundry rooms of our dreams.

Pinterest Board Of The Week: Tidy
via Pinterest/Jenni Kayne.

Head over and behold stunningly-organized spaces, cleaning products with the prettiest packaging and tools so handsome you’ll almost forget they are used to scrub your sink, countertop or floor. Bye-bye, disarray, hello, sparkling shelves and drawers. Ready to whip the often-overlooked parts your home into shape? Go get inspired and let your inner clean freak rejoice.

Pinterest Board Of The Week: Tidy
via Pinterest/Jenni Kayne.

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