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Look, You Can Use a Pineapple to Make a Pretty Vase! — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Look, You Can Use a Pineapple to Make a Pretty Vase! READ MORE »

Lauren Conrad's Global Shop Launches Basket Collection — Design News

In addition to a thriving fashion label, Lauren Conrad is co-founder of The Little Market, a growing global shop that focuses on home décor and lifestyle accents. Their new basket collection is sourced from traditional artisans in Senegal, Ghana, and Tanzania. READ MORE »

Chambray Linens for the Kitchen

As a big fan of the chambray shirt, my motto has become why stop at the closet? Defined as a fine lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp, I have been slowly adding this versatile textile into other areas of my home and it does not disappoint. Show More Summary

What's the Deal With These Nut-Hugging Bear Cookies? — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? What's the Deal With These Nut-Hugging Bear Cookies? READ MORE »

Shaker-Style Pegs For Easier Mornings

With our second child's arrival this summer, I was on edge about my older child's preschool drop-offs and how I would manage getting everyone ready on-time in the morning. So we turned to a project that I'd long had tucked away in a corner of my mind: READ MORE »

Quick Tip #32: How to Smooth Clothing Wrinkles Without an Iron

Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We're sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today's helpful hint, and links to tons more... READ MORE »

Exquisite Slim and Reusable Water Bottle Design Inspired by Standard Paper Sizes

Memobottle is an ingenious reusable water bottle design and was created as an environmentally friendly response to reducing single use plastic bottles. In the Kickstarter campaign, the developing team explains how 1,500 plastic plastic bottles are being used and discarded every second in the US. Show More Summary

Vivian's Vivacious Nursery — Nursery Tour

Name: Vivian (2) Location: San Francisco, CA Room Size: 12’x14’ I immediately fell in love with Vivian's nursery when I first came across it — I loved that the space looked like something I'd want for myself, but still felt colorful, happy, and fun enough to be equally perfect for a little one. Show More Summary

IKEA Products "Appear" in 16th Century Art — Design News

We can't imagine a world before IKEA. Apparently, those classic Swedish designs are truly timeless, since one clever Tumblr is spotting DOCKSTAs and TROGENs in pre-16th century art. READ MORE »

Color Confidence: 10 Easy-to-Live-With Living Room Paint Colors

Some living rooms are for relaxing, others are for socializing, and others still are for dancing and games. Choosing a color for this versatile room can be a challenge. Ranging from light, barely-there hues to some nervier options, here are ten living room paint options that can help you make the most of your space. READ MORE »

Working from Home: 7 Tips for Staying Motivated and Productive

When I tell people that I work from home, the first question I always get is, "how do you get anything done?" The truth is that I don't really think about working from home in that context, as I've been doing it for so long. However, there are definitely a few productivity-boosting rules to live by if you're working from home and want to avoid procrastination. READ MORE »

Ashley's Sweet Journey to a Simple Home — House Call

Name: Ashley Location: Margaret River, Western Australia We live in a three bedroom, 1 bathroom small home in Western Australia. Built in the early 90s, with a combined open plan living space we carefully turned the interior brick from icky brown to a creamy white and updated with art, plants and furniture we adore. READ MORE »

Study Explores How Sounds Affect Online Shopping — Design News

Retail stores have been controlling their soundscapes for decades, playing classical music to make you overestimate quality and pop music to make you feel good. EBay commissioned a study to determine how sound affect shopping online as opposed to in-store. Birds chirping, for example, makes you more likely to purchase a barbecue. READ MORE »

Evel Knievel's Big Labor Day Jump — Apartment Therapy Videos

This past weekend a few friends took advantage of a recent eBay purchase of mine for Ursula: a 1973 Evel Knievel with his Stunt Cycle and Red Gyro Launcher. When I wasn't looking, my brother Oliver, Ursula, Kendra, Laura Lee and Pete made this short film only to surprise me later. Show More Summary

Crushing On The Tweetable Birdcage

I want to show you guys this really cute birdcage/tabletop display thing-y. I really dig it. It is sorta perfect for social media addicts like most of us because it’s called the Tweetable Birdcage and with one glance, you’ll see why it is indeed tweetable. Designed by Alessandro Dubini, mine came from Komdo but I imagine […]

Danielle and Austin's Kitchen & Garage Remodel: The First (Mini) Meltdown — Renovation Diary

This is me coping with my meltdown by battling the brick wall yet again... Name: Austin & Danielle (of Forage + Fodder) Type of Project: Kitchen & Garage Remodel Location: Austin, Texas Type of building: One story, Single-Family House,...Show More Summary

Holley & Audrey's All the Pretty Colors Home — House Tour

Name: Holley, Dining Editor for the Washington Post Express, and Audrey Location: Mt. Pleasant, Washington DC Size: 1200 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years; renting One can only imagine the stream of fun ideas and shared secrets that two cool, creative women who are equally inspired by the Anthropologie-meets-Kinfolk aesthetic must dream up. Show More Summary

Doing This One Thing Will Save You Thousands in the Kitchen

We are always on the lookout for little ways to save money, and regularly share clever tricks and methods to make do with less. All that is well and good, but I keep returning to this one basic way to keep to your budget.... READ MO...

Before & After: Melanie and George Makeover (and Move Into) an Airstream — Renovation Project

Renovation by: Melanie and George Location: North Carolina Last year my husband, George and I decided that we were sick of living paycheck-to-paycheck. We wanted a chance to get out of that lifestyle and a chance for George to pursue his art full-time. So we somehow got the crazy idea to live in an Airstream. READ MORE »

Hidden Swimming Pools Are On the Rise — Design News

Now you see it, now you don't. This little magic trick is more common with something that's not typically easy to hide: a swimming pool. Still rare but becoming more common, hidden pools come in different varieties: decks (or lawns!) that slide back or fold up, and even floors that drop. A hidden pool costs on average 30% more than a traditional in-ground pool. READ MORE »

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