Category: General

GeneralInterior Motives: Decorating with Live Plants

 
The quickest way to liven up your living space is to add a little greenery. But where to begin? In general, you’ll want to start by choosing the sunniest locations in your house and attaining healthy plants, know that the most common death for houseplants is overwatering, and (since plants need to eat too) be sure to fertilize at least once a year. Now let’s start designing!

Work with the height of your windows: The tall plants pictured below work beautifully against the sparse white walls and lengthy windows. Smaller windows can be treated with a row of low-growing plants. 
 
 
Clusters: Because one really IS the loneliest number, you’ll probably gravitate towards clustering your indoor plants. You can choose a variety of sizes and textures, or find a nice repetition with similarly sized pots filled with the same species. A healthy plant will often reach a point when it needs to be divided; an opportune time to create this look!
 
 
Non-Traditional Looks: Sure succulents are an all-time favorite for indoors, but this colorful succulent wreath adds a new shape and allows you to hang it in a variety of places. Below is an apartment windowsill with a few potted plants, a sprouting pineapple and a cluster of dried chili peppers. The casual assortment adds an interesting personal touch.
 
 
Add a Terrarium: You need absolutely NO green thumb to care for a terrarium, just be sure to buy or make one that has a lid, and the atmosphere will recycle its own moisture. If it ever seems too dry, give it a quick spritz with a spray bottle. Mosses are the hardiest, and require very little light, making them perfect for the office, or any non-sunny location.
 
 
Share YOUR best tips in the comments below!

GeneralSite to See: Cookie Boy!

 
Images of the elusive Cookie Boy have been trickling into the Western hemisphere, but his confectionary magic remains largely a mystery, due to the fact the entire site is in Japanese. What we CAN gather is that the intricately iced art of this man/boy/team? stirs something in all of us. From individual cutouts to highly involved installations, it’s easy to obsess over this site, and I DEFINITELY recommend perusing his blog!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GeneralDear Followers: What Would You Like to See?

Here at Lulu*s, we have some serious love for every one of our customers and fans. We’re crushin’, hard. So all us bloggers decided to ask you, our readers, what you want to see. Do you want more DIY? Beauty Tutorials? How-tos? We aren’t just looking for your insight on our blog, but on all our platforms. So be sure to mention anything you like, or want to see more of on our Tumblr, Pintrest, or Instagram
We can’t wait to see your comments and suggestions below, thanks ladies!
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GeneralWhat’s Your Type? Cats as Fonts

If there is anything I love almost as much as extra frosting, it’s an excuse to look at cute pictures of cats on the internet. I love cute cat pictures. I mean looooove. In fact, I’m pretty sure my fellow bloggers are about ready to block me if I send another kitten email to their inboxes.
 
But NOW, I have a reason to peruse photos of those fuzzy felines:  it’s academic!
 
See?!
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Now I know where all those weird font names come from – clearly, there was a paw in the process!
 
Psssst . . .Want more? See the rest of the Cats as Fonts here!
 
(Pics courtesy of buzzfeed.com.) 

GeneralHotel Everland: Elegant Luxury on the Go

Need to get away?
 
 
How about to the dazzling lights of Paris?
 
 
Or the peaceful lakes of Switzerland?
 
 
How about the lovely architecture of Germany?
 
Built by the talented design team L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann), the Hotel Everland was created for the 2002 Swiss National Exhibition. With just one room, a bathroom, and a lounge, this innovative hotel is elegant simplicity at its best. And, let’s be honest: it’s just rad!
 

 
Additional ammenities include a fully stocked mini bar, a record player, and breakfast delivered to the door!
 
 
 
 
Constructed in Burgdorf, Switzerland, the Everland made its way to Lake Neuchatel, the the roof-deck of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany, and finally to the the roof of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Guests could book it for only one night, but visitors were encouraged to stop by during the day. 
 

 

 
Sadly, the hotel is now closed, but you can subscribe to the newsletter or check out the website in case it reopens…fingers crossed! (P.S. Make sure you check out the sweet panorama!)
 
(Pics courtesy of Hotel Everland.)