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The Breast Pump Gets a Hackathon — Design News

On September 20-21, moms, educators, health care and lactation specialists, engineers, and designers will gather at the MIT Media Lab to improve the breast pump. The hackathon's goal is to find ways to improve breast pump functioning as well as to make the process more acceptable in everyday life. READ MORE »

Modern Family Retreat With a Curving Upper Level: House Revnice

Situated in a residential area of villas on the northern bank of Revnice above the Berounka valley in the Czech Republic, House Revnice is a modern family retreat offering a healthy lifestyle. The residence- envisioned by Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti-...Show More Summary

Adjustable Wooden Desk Meant to Improve Posture and Efficiency: LIFT

Do you remember this height-adjustable desk that was featured on Freshome a while back? It seems that working while standing gains more and more popularity, as people are facing the dangers of sitting on a chair for hours in a row. Clearly,...Show More Summary

DIY Decor Trend: Elevated Plant Stands

Colder weather is coming and indoor plants take on new meaning — they are the only bits of green that some of us will have to cling to in the coming months. Luckily, creative people everywhere are showing us ways to store — nay, show off — our beautiful plants. Show More Summary

Vote Now: New Entries for Tuesday 9.16.14 — Room for Color Contest

Which room is coloring your world? Room for Color entries are pouring in and all those room owners want to be one of your favorites so they can move on to the finals. Remember, you can "favorite" as many rooms as you like during this...Show More Summary

Room to Color: Creating A Dedicated Art Space For Kids

If you have a budding artist in your house, have you considered piecing together a dedicated art and craft space? It might be just the thing to capture and nurture your child's artistic whims. If this sounds like something that would get regular use at your place, here's what you'll need to set it up: READ MORE »

Q&A with Coryander Friend & Bianca Chen of Parachute Market

With the preponderance of design fairs, flea markets and furniture shows, it can be challenging to separate the wheat from the chaff. One that's been causing a lot of buzz is the newly-minted Parachute Market which takes place this year over the weekend of September 20-21 in the new JF Chen space just north of the corner of Melrose and Highland in Los Angeles. READ MORE »

Annie's "Patchwork Quilt" Room — Room for Color Contest

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Annie Location: Los Angeles, CA Division: Cool Inspiration for my palette: This room is challenging because it is small and dark. When my daughter was born, this room had been painted recently for its previous use as a guest room/office. Show More Summary

Inspiring Design Scheme Showcased by 285 Chaplin Crescent Residence in Canada

On a snowy backdrop, 285 Chaplin Crescent residence developed by Zeca Homes Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, looks like a cozy refuge. A mix of materials (stone, wood, glass and zinc) and an irregular geometry make the building visually stand out. Show More Summary

Is Color Perception a Sixth Sense?: A Victorian Psychologist Tells All

According to the psychologist Grant Allen in his 1879 book, The Colour-Sense: Its Origin and Development, "There is no element of our sensuous nature which yields us greater or more varied pleasure than the perception of colour" (1)....Show More Summary

Check Out the Proposed East River Gondola — Design News

This commute would save time and give you a gorgeous view: Real estate exec Dan Levy has proposed the East River Skyway, a gondola based on those in London, Buenos Aires, and other cities that would connect Manhattan to Brooklyn and Queens. Traveling from Williamsburg to Delancey in 3.5 minutes?? We're in. READ MORE »

11 Decorating Lessons You Can Learn From The Mindy Project

When your place still looks amazing as you're crying on the floor with a bottle of wine, you've obviously done something right with your decor. The Mindy Project's leading lady, Mindy Kaling, is majorly stylish on and off the screen, and her great taste isn't limited to clothes. Show More Summary

Joseph's 'Champagne' Toddler Room on a 'Beer' Budget — My Room

Name: Joseph (2.5) Location: Ottawa, Canada When we bought our new family home in March of this year, I knew I wanted to make the transition from ‘baby’ room to ‘big boy room’ for my two-year-old son Joseph. After scouring Pinterest, Houzz, and every major retailer - I knew exactly what I wanted. Show More Summary

Smart Decorating Idea: Add Color with Light

When you think about adding color to a room, paint is often the first thing that springs to mind, or buying a gaggle of throw pillows for your tan sofa. Here's something new to consider: add colored light instead. It's another decorating tool in your toolbox to pull out and alter the look and feel of a room. Show More Summary

Is Saffron Worth It? — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Is Saffron Worth Its High Price Tag? READ MORE »

Jerome's "Indigo Blue" Room — Room for Color Contest

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Jerome Location: Amsterdam Netherlands Division: International Inspiration for my palette: I wanted to experiment with a bold color. It was my first time to paint other than white. So I guess I just took the plunge... READ MORE »

MICHI's Sassy Fashion Studio — Workspace Tour

Name: MICHI Atelier Location: Liberty Village, Toronto Size: 825 square feet Years occupied: 1 year Cutting-edge fashion designer Michelle Watson’s MICHI athletic wear is probably the most fashionable fitness apparel you’ve ever laid eyes on. Show More Summary

How Do You Feel About the Tiny-House Movement?

Why the tiny-house movement is gaining popularity - HuffPost Home Steal the look of this trendy, thrifted dining room - Remodelista 3 natural, DIY Fall decor ideas - Real Simple Tour this sprawling California tudor mansion (It just sold...Show More Summary

Design Marketplace Launches in Brooklyn This Weekend — Design News

What's Brooklyn without its local makers? Fiercely Made is a marketplace featuring artisans of all specialties — from bikes to ceramics to T-shirts to surfboards — available online. Their official launch party is in Gowanus September 19, where makers will be selling their craft. READ MORE »

Jesse & Fernando's Carroll Gardens Casa — House Call

Name: Jesse & Fernando Location: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, New York We love the relaxed, garden-filled neighborhood of Carroll Gardens. We were lucky to find this 1.5 bedroom apartment with a little garden. We kept the decor minimal, because we wanted to give the prewar architecture and its unique details to have room to breathe. READ MORE »

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