Gestures of Craft by Elke van den Hoogen is a beautiful project about the lost art of craftsmanship. This ladder lamp will make make you aware of the effort that had to be done in the past to turn on the lights.
Mommo Design has a bunch of inspiration for girly reading nooks. These quiet corners contain fluffy pillows, rugs, cushions, usually a canopy, and of course lots of books. I think the idea is very cute and I'd love to do this for my daughter's room.
Bowls made of confetti! Great recycling art project--save all those leftover paper scraps (put in small bowls at each table). Collect a bunch and have the kids cut them up; Then make bowls made from confetti.