Sashes and textiles enchant the likes of simple wooden stools as beautiful Zieharsofika. German designer Meike Harde has discovered the most hopelessly romantic way to reupholster an innocent bench using conventional rubber foam mats and elastic bands. Elegant folds and lifts display a cloud effect in gentle hues. The straps allow for easy changing of the cushion since the design never permanently connects it to the wood.

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.