Dave Hime

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Dave Hime, founder/curator of JapaneseTrash.com, has been an interior design addict for as long as he can remember. In 2005, he bought a house-in-progress and missed several opportunities to have an influence on his own home decor--leaving him wanting more. With design heroes such as Blake Dollahite (ruraltheory.com) and Robert & Cortney Novogratz (thenovogratz.com), Dave began seeking out online resources that would exemplify the interior design practices he's most drawn to: using color, texture and simple materials well. Bringing all of this together, along with his specific focus on providing interior design inspiration from a man's point of view, is Dave's mission: masculine design. By day, Dave is Director of Web Strategy & Co-founder of Go9Media, an online strategy and interactive agency in Austin, TX. Prior to the invention of the Internet, he was a Jack-of-all-trades project manager and administrator in industries as diverse as healthcare, theatre, and consulting. When not blogging or web strategizing, he, his husband, and their dogs can be found avidly soaking up quality television.

Recent Posts by Dave Hime

The Sky’s the Limit

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You know how sometimes you’ll be looking at interior design images online and something in one of those images will just reach out and grab you, make you amazed, and leave you star struck? That happened to me just the other day when I suddenly became aware I was seeing all sorts of terrific images of rooms with skylights. And these weren’t just any old skylights; these were something very special. So, of course, I thought I’d share them with you.

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Celebrity Bathrooms

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Now and then, when I’m daydreaming about having a very (VERY) large budget for a new home, I turn to the unreal-to-me lives of celebrities and their abodes for inspiration. There are plenty that I wouldn’t touch with a proverbial 10-foot pole (money does not equal taste, in case you haven’t heard), but then there are those that are very appealing. Here are a few that I particularly like:

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Partitions

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I have a new obsession, which means you get to learn all about it. Lucky you. No, really—I mean, lucky both of us actually. I get to learn about stuff and then write about it so you can decide if it’s of use to you. I’m sure this will be interesting and useful because who doesn’t need to partition off a space from time to time? And who couldn’t use a few new ideas about attractive ways to do that?

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Hang It Up

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You know that old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention”? I decided earlier this week that that had to have been said first by a frustrated resident of a house with insufficient storage. I had this stroke of genius while I was rooting around in a vast lower corner kitchen cabinet—my problem is not a lack of space, it’s a general unfamiliarity with anything that happens in my kitchen, other than where to find the wine—trying to find a specific pan. After succeeding in my quest for the cooking implement, I began to wonder if there isn’t a more convenient place to store my husband’s seemingly exhaustive collection of pots, pans and lids. Not that he asked for my help, mind you—I’m just a giver in that way. And, as with all things I wonder about, I started searching online for a solution. (By the way, Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher—who may or may not have been a frustrated resident of an ancient Greek house—originated that old saying.)

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Go Gotham

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I watch a lot of television and I seem to always be able to find something on the tube that inspires me. Recently, a new Batman-inspired series premiered; it’s called “Gotham” and it has plenty of rich visual textures that translate surprisingly well to interior design options for those of us on this side of the screen.

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Bedside Manner: What’s Your Nightstand Style?

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When we moved into our house nine years ago, we bought nightstands—two, just alike—that are perfectly fine. They have a top, a drawer, and a large open area below the drawer. They’re by Thomas O’Brien (woo-hoo!) for Target (okay…) and there’s not a thing wrong with them. Where is this going, you ask? Well, since then I’ve had a lot of time to rethink almost every decision that was made back then and second guess myself. When I was renovating our bedroom, I’d get different nightstands for each side of the bed, and I’d make each one reflective of our individual styles. Which leads me to the question: what’s my nightstand style? More importantly, for the purposes of this post: what’s your nightstand style?

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10 Unique Designs Created out of Caesarstone

Artistic Collaborations from Design Out Loud

Design Out Loud

On Wednesday, September 17, Caesarstone hosted their first-ever “Design Out Loud” event at the Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom at the Philadelphia Naval Yard. The event brought teams of designers, architects and fabricators together to create one-of-a-kind quartz sculptures and wall art made of Caesarstone.

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Fall is Coming: Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Fall is Coming: Fireplaces and Fire Pits

It could easily be argued that the title of this post should be “Fall is Here”, since it is already October and much of the Northern Hemisphere is starting to experience cooler temperatures. In Central Texas, where I live, that means highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s—not exactly fire building weather, but there will be more than a few cold evenings here as the year continues. Which is why I’m already thinking ahead about fireplaces and fire pits, and why I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.

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Freak Flags: Unusual Interior Design Choices

Freak Flags: Unusual Interior Design Choices

Books in the bathroom? A shiny gold front door? Black particleboard kitchen?

Life—and interior design—is filled with decisions and, luckily, people are like snowflakes: no two of us are exactly alike. So, interior design choices can sometimes strike one person as nirvana and another person as nonsensical. I like to think that in our own spaces we should be free to express ourselves however we like. Fly our freak flags, so to speak.

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Palette Picker: How to Use an Image and Online Tools to Create a Color Palette

Palette Picker: How to Use an Image and Online Tools to Create a Color Palette

I think you’ll agree that color is a very important aspect of interior décor. For one thing, there are so many options when it comes to deciding on what color scheme you want to use in any given space—from all white to neutrals to primaries… You get the idea. So, how do you start to decide on what colors to use?

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