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Watch OK Go's Crazy Commercial for a Chinese Furniture Store — Design News

The band OK Go is known for their creative music videos, and now they'll be even more recognizable in China. Featuring a remix of "I Won't Let You Down" from their latest album Hungry Ghosts, the band made an optically confusing ad for Chinese furniture retailer Red Star Macalline. Watch the spot after the jump: READ MORE »

Trend Alert: Pink, Marble & Copper

The design world has seen quite a resurgence of the use of marble and copper. This timeless, natural stone is appearing just about everywhere, no longer only in traditional or classic settings. Copper has also made a comeback, not at all surprising giving it's ever changing qualities. Show More Summary

Smart & Stylish Money Savers: Containers for Homemade & Bulk Cleaners

When I wrote about 16 Oh-So-Pretty Cleaning Supplies, a commenter after my own heart asked, "Does anyone have an idea of gorgeous spray bottles to use for homemade counter cleaners? That would really brighten up chore time for me, instead of using the same old battered plastic bottle I've been using for years..." I'm on it! READ MORE »

National Forest's Design Hub — Workspace Tour

Name: National Forest // Co-Founded by Seven Harrington and Justin Krietemyer Location: Atwater Village; Los Angeles, California Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: We’ve been in this building for seven years. We were down the road...Show More Summary

Best Beanbag Chairs: Longwool, Yogibo, Fatboy & 5 More — Maxwell’s Daily Find 03.31.15

Sumptuous Sheepskin Beanbag • £750 • Cox and Cox A super important list that can't be missed is that of The Beanbag Chair. Yes, while it was once a crunchy, 70's vinyl thing in bright colors that stuck to your skin when you got hot, it has become a much more mature (and pricey at times) thing. Show More Summary

A Warm Stone Exterior Houses an Intimate Residence and Private Art Gallery

In the forests of Guatemala, there is no shortage of scenery. Even in the heart of Guatemala City, four volcanoes are visible. Although this home is tucked away, removed from the bustle of the capital, it has the same spectacular scapes and indeed the building, from architect Solis Colomer, is largely informed by the nature […]

Extravagant Fabric Design Made of Geometric Sequins: Eprisma

Extravagant fabric design can stop you in your way. Whether it decorates a window you walk by or you simply see a photo of this modern fabric, the Eprisma extravagant fabric by Création Baumann looks and feels like a piece of art. Imagine...Show More Summary

How To Paint Laminate Countertops — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

One of the many things you can do to transform your kitchen is to change your countertops. If completely replacing them isn't an option for you right now, updating your existing laminate with countertop coating is a great way to achieve a new, fresh look without breaking the bank. READ MORE »

Inspiring, Beautiful & Unusual Fireplace Surrounds

Fireplaces have come a long way from brick surrounds and a painted timber mantel. These days almost anything goes, and designers and architects are pushing boundaries to turn fireplaces into eye-catching statements. Check out these inspiring fireplace surrounds, from interesting tiles to glam marble and beyond. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Minimal Makeunder for a Norwegian Bedroom

We've all seen the reality shows where stylists ambush poor unsuspecting souls, insult their fashion sense, and then give them a brand new look by the end of the program. Usually the process involved taming frizzy hair, peeling off layers and layers of heavy makeup, and toning down wardrobe choices. Show More Summary

Smart Shelter in Spain Evoking A Breathable Lifestyle

When time spent with family and friends becomes a priority, you also take into account the place you would like that to happen. This is where the smart refuge comes in. El Refugio Inteligente was imagined by NOEM as a functional space easily and automatically controlled from the owner’s mobile device. Show More Summary

How To Spray Paint Vinyl Upholstery — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Sometimes, chairs come into our lives. It's all very casual: we don't really love them, but we kind of like them, and they were just there at the yard sale, and they were cheap and we could kind of see potential... So we bring them home...Show More Summary

Alice, Should I Let My Friend (& Her BABY!) Move In With Me? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, My college roommate, who eventually became my best friend, has suggested moving in with me. We never had major problems living together in college, but now I'm concerned for a few reasons. I've grown accustomed to having my place to myself and, in fact, use my guest bedroom as an additional closet. Show More Summary

American Greetings Strives to Cure Rudeness With Gratitude — Design News

Is rudeness a national crisis? 70% of people think so. To help fix that, American Greetings started ThankList, a wonderful way to say thank you to the people in your life you're grateful for. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple...Show More Summary

'80s-Inspired Snacks for The Breakfast Club's 30th Birthday — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 10 Snacks that Celebrate the 80s & The Breakfast Club's 30th Birthday READ MORE »

Here's How I Use The Secret to Decorate My Home

Kathy & Matt's Classic Meets Chinoiserie Chic Home Whatever you think of the manufactured mysticism of the book and movie franchise The Secret, the power of positive thinking has always served me well at home. Here's what I do that you can do, too. READ MORE »

Writer’s Cave-Like Retreat Surrounded by Raw Nature in Brazil

With a total surface of only 31 square meters, this solitary writer’s retreat in Itaipava, Petrópolis, Brazil displays a cave-inspired design. According to the creative team at Architectare, the symbolism of the cave is very broad and...Show More Summary

Atticus' Calm, Neutral Nursery — My Room

Name: Atticus Location: United States When designing Atticus' nursery we dreamt of something neutral with pops of color. We also wanted to stay true to our own style, creating a room that we would love to spend time in that was both mature but also fun and baby appropriate. Show More Summary

This Crazy Plan Had Highways On NYC Roofs — Design News

A 1927 issue of Popular Mechanics showcased an interesting urban planning idea for New York. To solve the city's traffic problems (existing even way back in 1927), a "remarkable system of roof-top boulevards [would] run more than sixteen...Show More Summary

Space Savers: 10 Stylish Nesting Tables — Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide

If you think about it, nesting tables are basically the perfect solution for a small space: available to hold drinks or magazines when you need them to, neatly tucked away when you don't. We've scoured the web and found 10 stylish sets, in a huge variety of price points to suit any budget. READ MORE »

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