Friday Finds

Throughout the week we come across all sorts of fantastic real estate, home improvement and technology tidbits that don’t always fit into our blog posts, but that we want to share with you all the same. Welcome to Friday Finds!


This week’s finds are (mostly) about the holidays. Lots of you are probably heading to parties this weekend, perhaps of the gingerbread house variety. Need some inspiration? Feast your eyes on these creations brought to you by Curbed.


Maybe you’re hosting a get-together like myself, but want a Christmas tree that’s a little bit different. Here are five alternative ideas—the bookshelf tree is my favorite! (California Home + Design)

Another awesome DIY decorating idea brought to you via Design*Sponge. This pinecone garland is totally adorable and a nice, understated way to bring some seasonal cheer to your home.


In end-of-year news, Pantone announced the Color of the Year for 2012: Tangerine Tango! Houzz has an ideabook for creative ways to use this bright, bold hue.


Last but not least, Ice Cube. No, not for your cocktail—the rapper. Apparently, he studied architecture before making it big in rhymes—check out this awesome video of the star celebrating the works of the Eameses. (Design Notes)


Happy Holidays!