D2S Editor Favorites for March

DIY Project of the Month



We like the practical and fun advice videos from Howcast, and their How to Reupholster a Drop-in Chair Seat is a great Spring DIY project. Watch it here!


Favorite Books


Look into Stangolia 2008 (both Part 1 and Part 2), travel photography books from Nigel Maister; and check out Nigel's photo essay Our Man in Uzbekistan in Design2Share's Scrapbook.


You Can Be Great Art . . . or Pillows


We really like the You Are Art business model of commissioning a funky modern art portrait of yourself or a family member from a supplied photo and one of many style options. Look at how cool their treatment is for portrait pillows, too -- and their Winter Sale for portraits is going on now until March 31st.

Great Wallcovering Solutions


Go to the Graham & Brown website for great wallcover resources -- and more! We fell in love with their Suzanne black-and-white flocked wall covering from Marcel Wanders (top photo) and their Wall Doctor Paintables (bottom photo shows the Bark Effect wallcovering). The Wall Doctor solution is brilliant. Use it to cover problem walls (cracks, paneling, cinder block), then paint your own cover over the paper. Neat, huh?

And here's one more that knocked us out. How would Taylor & Wood's Frames wallcovering be for any child or teen's room (see photo below)? You can put photos in the frames, paste pictures, or paint or draw directly in the frames; totally interactive!



Special Shopping Obsession


Barney's Chelsea Passage in NYC (on the 9th Floor) is a delight. We love getting lost in their great homegoods. Try going online to Barneys.com get a taste . . . and a fix if you can't get to the Big Apple.

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