Rainforest Hotel Built in the Trees: Tree House Point

Have you ever dreamed of living in the trees, high in the canopy of an old growth forest? This hotel, Tree House Point, offers private cabins in the air just 22 miles from Seattle WA in Fall City. There are six tree house cabins to choose from: The Temple of the Blue Moon, Trillium, The Nest, The Upper Pond, Bon Bibi or The Burl, each with their own charms. The Temple of the Blue Moon was the inaugural cabin, hand built by Peter Nelson who, with his wife … (read more)

Cocoon Tree Tent: Luxury Bed in a Tree

This is truly, as the creator says, “the modern version of a cabin in a tree”. How awesome would it be to camp out in one of these lap of luxury beds, suspended high in the canopies of the trees? The Cocoon Tree has a very high quality mattress and custom duvet – and the shell material is totally waterproof. Three meters (almost 10 ft) high, the Cocoon tree mattress (at over eight feet wide) is more than ample for two – it’s large enough for two adults … (read more)

The best countertop appliances for under the tree

The best countertop appliances for under the tree

Cookware and cutlery are popular holiday presents, but shiny things with a plug are much cooler gifts for the holidays, says Debra Mednick of the NPD Group, a marketing research company. “Giving a small appliance as a holiday gift doesn’t have the stigma it once did, and there’s a lot of cool stuff now.” We know. In Consumer Reports’ labs are some blenders, juicers, toaster ovens, and espresso and coffeemakers that have become just a few of our favorite shiny things with … (read more)

Wooden Christmas Decorations Made from Juniper Tree

These charming Christmas decorations were designed (and handmade) by Romanian artists Zsolt and Réka. Carved from Juniper wood, they are as natural as it gets, treated with only beeswax and linseed oil. Every step is done by hand: design, cutting, polishing. You can be assured you’ve got the most natural tree decoration possible. Aren’t the shapes cute? And the lines in the wood are simply nature at its best. And how apropos – decorating a tree with pieces of a tree, it’s almost a tribute tree. From … (read more)

Crocheted Christmas Tree Ornaments

Throughout the Christmas season, whether entertaining guests for an awesome home cooked meal or hosting an important game, it’s the little touches that will make your house feel festive, fun and full of good cheer. Whether your decor leans to the traditional, eclectic or modernist, crocheted ornaments will add the whimsy and color that exemplify your style. Take a journey through the following photos for inspirational ideas on how to add a touch of crochet to your holiday decor.