Tangerine Tango: Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year

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Pantone 2012 Color of the Year Tangerine Tango
Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463) unseats  last year’s winner, Honeysuckle (Pantone 18-2120) to become Pantone's color of the year for 2012. While Honeysuckle was said to exude “inspiration to face life’s everyday troubles with verve and vigor,” Tangerine Tango gives an “energy charge” to move forward.

Best Holiday Designs 2011: 7 Design Crave Faves

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Best Holiday Designs 2011
From tree trimming to table settings, the holiday season kicks design elements into high gear.  We've combed the web to find the best holiday inspired designs of the season. Whether it's kitschy trees to do it yourself ornaments, these top seasonal designs offer creative inspiration or at the very least, put a smile on your face.

Amazing Last Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas
When it comes to hosting a successful Thanksgiving dinner, presentation is half the battle.  Sure the potatoes shouldn't be too starchy nor the turkey too dry, but to really wow the the crowd, an eye catching tablescape and appealing holiday decor is key. We've assembled our favorite Thanksgiving ideas from around the web to help give your inspiration for the big day.

The House That Aaron Spelling Built: A Mega-Mansion Exclusive Look

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Candy Spelling at The Spelling Mansion
Oh Candy! Our hearts nearly broke when we heard that Beverly Hills icon and part-time eBay enthusiast Candy Spelling had just 30 days to vacate after the closing on Spelling Manor.  We can't imagine what it's like to downsize from (or even live in) a 56,500 square foot Mega-Mansion.  Thank goodness the entire ordeal has been documented for the morbidly curious in a new HGTV special.

Time to Man Up: Macho Paint Colors For Your Home

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Ultimate Man Cave Paint Chip
Are your ready for some chest thumping design inspiration? With help from the savvy marketing minds over at Reason Partners, CIL Paints has launched Canada's first "paint colors for men" collection, Ultimate Man Caves.  Designed to inject testosterone riddled excitement into painting projects, these freshly renamed colors add some macho flair to...

Missoni For Target: Top Ten 'Can't Have' Lifestyle Designs

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Target for Missoni Patterns
Missoni madness at Target.  This week the discount retailer debuted its Missoni for Target product line.  Nearly 450 items from bedsheets to bikini tops created by Missoni specifically for the budget chain store were being offered.  Most items were sold out within a few hours.  It seems the best lifestyle items were snapped up by speculators looking to make a quick buck, as you can still...

Real Housewife of New Jersey Gets HGTV Show

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Dina Manzo RHNJ
Get ready to party - Jersey style. Dina Manzo of  Real Housewives of New Jersey fame, is set to host a new weekly party-planning series for Home and Garden Television.   Covering a variety of affairs from baby showers to graduation parties, Dina's Party will bring her special bridge and tunnel aesthetic to client homes.

Celebrity Scene: Oscar Greenroom Designs

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2008 Academy Awards Greenroom
Those who have more, get more.  It's the platinum rule and never has a rule been more apropos than when it is applied to celebrities, especially A-list celebrities.  For almost ten years, Architectural Digest has been making sure presenters and their entourages relax in high style the night of the Academy Awards.

Foot Fetish: 18 Designs Celebrating the High Heel

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High Heel Bathtub
High heels are the ultimate sexy shoe design.  The height of the heel not only elongates the leg, it also alters the wearer's center of balance; making the hips sway when walking, and forcing the pelvis to tilt so that both chest and rear end protrude.

Jesus is My Noseguard: Inspirational Sport Statues

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Football and High Stick Jesus
No sideline saviors here.  Whether helping you shave points off your handicap or throwing in a holy high stick, the Christ of "God's All Stars" is a dynamic participant to the sporting action.   According to CatholicShopper.com these hand painted resin statuettes are "the perfect gift for every young Catholic athlete and a wonderful way to reinforce Jesus "as friend" in everyday...

Hot for You: 40 Modern Radiators and Space Heaters

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Dado Dice Heater from ID-EE
Keeping warm used to be a dreary affair.  Today, we have much more of a choice in aesthetics when it comes to heating gadgetry, so get ready to ditch your ugly old space heater and replace your ho-hum radiator with one of these unique designs. Looking for more ways to heat up? Check out our Modern Flames: 40 Contemporary Fireplaces. Getting toasty has never been so stylish.

Pantone 2011: Honeysuckle On This

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Pantone Honeysuckle Products
So long Turquoise 15-5519,  it's Honeysuckle's turn to shine. Officially known as Pantone 18-2120 TCX, Honeysuckle has just been named the IT color for 2011.  Pantone describes it as "Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with...

HGTV Inside Look: White House Holiday Design

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Gingerbread White House 2009
Gingerbread White House 2009 Ever since First Lady Jackie Kennedy gave her breathy, Stepford Wife-like performance during the White House home tour, the world has been fascinated with the interior and inner workings of the executive mansion. HGTV fans have enjoyed seeing the holiday traditions come to life there for more than a decade. This year, the one-hour special features President...

$145 Bedazzled Safari Christmas Stocking: Hot or Not?

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Safari Stockings
The Safari Christmas stocking from Neiman Marcus is handcrafted with resin beads on man-made fabric. At $145 a pop, they are one of the the pricier socks to hang this season. poll by twiigs.com Your opinion matters to us (jk)... to weigh in on other DesignCrave Holiday design polls, check out: The $15k Gingerbread House Patriotic Christmas Tree

Modern Plating: 10 Dinnerware Designs

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Modern Tableware
With Thanksgiving a mere ten days away, our thoughts turn to tablescapes.  Presentation is a very important part of the dining experience, especially if your cooking is sub par. I've found ten modern settings that not only say "Let's Eat" but bring something additional to the table, so to speak.   Whether it is celebrating tattoo art, British pride or playing with your food, these...

Design Drama: HGTV Announces Holiday Line Up

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HGTV Holidays 2010
HGTV announced eight new holiday specials for 2010 -they promise "dazzling decorating tips and entertaining solutions". While Celebrity Holiday Homes and Holiday Battle on the Block seem the most promising in terms of kitsch factor,  let's take a look at all eight new shows.

Locked and Loaded: Designed For Firearm Fans

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Hand Gun Pillow
"I'll give you my gun-inspired décor when you pry it from my overwrought, tacky home!" The right to bear arms is certainly a contentious issue that can ignite some serious passion from those both for and against gun control. However, there is no room for debate that fans of tongue-in-cheek aesthetics will be delighted with the the kitsch factor evidenced in the following...

A (Design) Star is Born: HGTV Casting For New Host

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HGTV: Design Star Set
Do you think you have what it takes to host your own series on HGTV? Do you have passion, personality plus and mad design skills? Would you love the challenge of a design-based competition? HGTV Design Star is casting for the sixth season of their on-air competition to name the network's next star.

Modern Flames: 40 Contemporary Fireplace Designs

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Planika fireplace
It's been 125,000 some odd years since humans tamed the flame, but all along the quest has continued for the optimum way to contain it. With temps starting to dip, we've assembled images of forty contemporary fireplaces designed to keep the home fires burning in style.