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Fine Dining Drawings in 30 Seconds or Less

hours to prepare, minutes to eat, and seconds to sketch I turned 30 two weeks ago and we celebrated with a surprise dinner at The French Laundry, Thomas Keller’s legendary restaurant located in Yountville, CA. My birthday dress had pockets, so I impulsively stashed my sketchbook and a pen (just in case). Show More Summary

On My Shelf: Little Art Lover Inspiration Board for Kids

Today's "On My Shelf" inspiration board is influenced by an appreciation for modern art and lovingly handmade toys, which are works of art in and of themselves. Vibrant gold floral wallpaper is the backdrop for a mini gallery wall of abstract, yet playful art prints. READ MORE »

Check Out a Mid-Century LA "Treehouse" For Sale — Design News

Though it's more surrounded by trees than actually in one, this 2,196-square-foot 3 bedroom in Los Angeles is still playful. Originally built in 1963, the space has a dramatic, sloping roof and bohemian vibe that juxtapose the updated kitchen and baths. It's listed for $1.225 million. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Gets a Modern, New Look — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Kitchen Before & After: An Outdated Kitchen Gets a Rich, Warm Makeover READ MORE »

A Bohemian Twist for Modern Interiors: The Gradient Bookshelf

Designer Jordi Lopez from Aguilo Kutarq studio… shared the Gradient Bookshelf with us, an original shelving unit fit for minimalist contemporary spaces with a bohemian twist. It is interesting how this simple furniture piece communicates with its environment, adding an intriguing ethereal feel. Show More Summary

Rabbit Accessories Hippity Hoppin' Into Your Home

The rabbit's one day of the year to shine in the spotlight is nearly here, but you can add a little bunny to your home any time and in non-juvenile, non-chocolate versions. Here are 15 of my favorite rabbit home accessories: READ MO...

Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions from Elizabeth & Derek's Lots To Love

Having slept in a closet, a kitchen, and other non-bedrooms, I have a soft spot for apartments with barely-big-enough bedrooms. The "bed nook" is just one of many charms to be discovered in this 592 square foot apartment from 2012's Small Cool Contest... READ MORE »

JHI's Serene Mid-Century Modernism — Workspace Tour

Name: JHI Location: Richmond, Virginia Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 12 years The building that is home to JHI, a design and marketing firm, stands out in many ways. It’s a pleasant surprise to come across this one-story mid-century building amongst the multi-story Victorian homes on Monument Avenue. Show More Summary

Could TV Characters Really Afford Their Rents? — Design News

Some suspension of disbelief is required when watching sitcoms, including whether or not the characters could afford their homes. Real estate blog Movoto used real data to estimate which were spending 30% or under on their rent or mortgage. READ MORE »

DIY Project Ideas for Fabric Furniture Facelifts (Beyond Reupholstery)

Upholstery is a skill that takes time and practice, but it isn't your only option for sprucing up fabric furniture. Here are a handful of ways to embellish what you've got, for a lot less work. READ MORE »

Jennifer's Kitchen: Moving Right Along — Renovation Diary

The kitchen has been fully sheetrocked and the ceiling lights installed. The new electrical panel has been boxed in next to the heat riser in the living room. Name: Jennifer Pade Type of Project: Kitchen remodel Location: West Village,...Show More Summary

Small Space Style: 10 Cozy Canadian Homes

In the midst of a month dedicated to living in small spaces, I looked back through our archives for small living inspiration from our northerly neighbors: Canada! It might be a big country, but here's how Canada makes living small look cool: READ MORE »

La Belle France, Chez Toi: 8 Prints for Francophiles

If you can't get away to Paris as often as you would like, maybe one of these Frenchy prints will help to satisfy the craving. At least for a little while. READ MORE »

Etsy Launches Wholesale Site — Design News

Handmade marketplace Etsy launched its new wholesale site this week. After a year of testing with select sellers, the site has opened up its application process. To shop or sell on Etsy Wholesale, there's a minimal questionnaire to prove you can make or resell the goods in quantity. READ MORE »

Freudian Slipcovers: Why Psychoanalysts Care About Interior Design

If you're a regular 'round these parts, chances are you're well aware of the connection between the design of a room and how you feel while in it, and who better to corroborate that notion than those who know feelings best. Photographer...Show More Summary

Art Installations in Rome Based on 3D Illusions: Vantage by Aakash Nihalani [Video]

By using mixed media on canvas, corrugated plastic and wood, artist Aakash Nihalani created Vantage…, an intriguing array of artworks. The “series” consists of site-specific installations within a display gallery, and various permanent and temporary urban installations around Rome, Italy. Show More Summary

Stephen Turner's Amazing Exbury Egg — House Tour

Name: Stephen Turner Location: The Beaulieu River; Hampshire, UK Size: 6 meters long, 3.6 meters wide Years lived in: 9 months At the head of a creek somewhere in the South of England, a weird and wonderful structure bobs up and down on the tide. Show More Summary

30 Unique Home Chess Sets

When accessorizing a home office, library or a stylish coffee table, nothing says sophistication quite like a home chess set. A basic chess set is easy to come by, but what about something a bit more special, something that is as unique as you and your home? This collection of unique chess boards and glamorous […]

Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions From Kathryn's Lucky Location

The genius of this 600-square-foot apartment from 2012's Small Cool Contest lies in the nooks: discreet pockets of space carved out to provide just the right spot for a range of activities, without feeling crowded. How did she do it? Let us count the nooks... READ MORE »

Banishing My Phone from My Bedside: The Results, One Month Later

About four weeks ago, I declared that I was going to stop keeping my iPhone at my side overnight. I'm happy to stay that I've stuck with the plan, and the results have been positive across the board. READ MORE »

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