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Graphic Design Legend Louise Fili Shares Gorgeous Italian Signs in New Book — Design News

Louise Fili's new book, Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy, is packed with decades of photos of gorgeous Italian typography. The designer for brands like Tiffany and Williams-Sonoma, Fili began shooting Italian signage in the 70s on 35mm. READ MORE »

8 Tips for Organizing Kids' Clothes

Keeping my own clothes organized is challenging enough, but setting things up so kids can keep their clothes organizes (mostly, with a little help)? A much bigger— although cuter— challenge... READ MORE »

Jessica's Downtown Boston Apartment — House Call

Name: Jessica Location: Boston, MA My husband, dog, and I live in a 850 square foot apartment in downtown Boston. We relocated about a year ago from San Diego and wanted to find a space in the city so we could walk or take the subway. Show More Summary

Beautifully Organized: Linen Closets, Cupboards, & Shelves

Do any of you have linen closets? We have a little linen cubby under the stairs (which I like to refer to as the Harry Potter-loving 8-year-old's bedroom) but a girl can dream... READ MORE »

Art Installation Turns Times Square Into a Big Yawn — Design News

Every January evening at 11:57, Sebastian Errazuriz takes over the screens in Times Square. His art installation, “A Pause in the City that Never Sleeps,” is a three minute black and white video of him yawning. There's a special artist reception tonight at 11:45 PM in Duffy Square. READ MORE »

Happy Weekend!

I’d like to wish all of you a wonderful weekend! I’m taking Monday off but I’ll be back on Tuesday with another Blog Trends column and some more goodies throughout the week. Do you have any nice plans this weekend? Whatever you do, I hope you have a good time and enjoy yourself. Here are […]

The "Just Isn't Me" $500 Kitchen Makeover — Renovation Project

Renovation by: Kristyn Location: Pittsburgh There was nothing WRONG with the kitchen when I purchased my first home except that it wasn't me. It didn't fit the 1920s Tudor Revival style of the house or my preferred bright, colorful, organic modern look. READ MORE »

Brittany & Brittany's Bright Wicker Park Apartment — House Tour

Name: Brittany Skwierczynski and Brittany Purlee Location: Wicker Park; Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,070 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented Graphic designer Brittany Skwierczynski and photographer Brittany Purlee, art school classmates...Show More Summary

Before & After: Twin Bed Goes from Sidewalk to Seating

When Jodi first spotted this discarded twin bed frame on a busy Seattle streetcorner, she drove on by. She was still thinking about it later that day, so she returned and lucky for her, it was still there. See how she transformed it into something totally new: READ MORE »

How To Disagree About Decor (Without Breaking Up)

Charlotte & Clayton’s Charming Gathering Spot If you're living with someone, then you know the delicate dance that is decorating to please both of you. So just what do you do when you love everything about your person, except his or her style? Here's our unconventional advice. READ MORE »

An Untouched 1948 A. Quincy Jones Home Asks $1.75 Million — Design News

Here's another of Southern California's mid-century time capsule homes hitting the market: the Nordlinger House #1. Built in 1948 by A. Quincy Jones, the 2,950-square-foot home comes complete with mustard carpet and dark-paneled bar for all your Mad Men fantasies. READ MORE »

Is Your House Making You Sick? 5 Ways to Purify Home Air Naturally

Meg's Classic Glamor Apartment Would it shock you to know that the air you're breathing indoors can be up to 5 times worse than the air outside? Neglecting the quality of the air you breathe on a daily basis can result in illness, allergies,...Show More Summary

Make This a Rental Kitchen I Can Be Happy To Come Home To? — Good Questions

Q: I'm looking for some design ideas for my outdated rental kitchen. Even some small updates would be an improvement. Until I find the home of my dreams, I want a kitchen I can be happy to come home to. I know there's only so much you can do with a rental, but I'd love if you could suggest some ideas. Thank you! READ MORE »

Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Located within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the latest contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress. House Sar is said to encapsulate “luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting”. Show More Summary

Top Beeswax Candles: Bluecorn Naturals, Knorr & Three More — Maxwell's Daily Find 01.16.15

Bluecorn Naturals 100% Pure Raw Beeswax Tapers • $36 • Beeswax makes for the nicest, cleanest and sweetest smelling candles, but it can be hard to find good ones. I've purchased many over the years and here's a list of the top sources I've found along with some info on how they actually can clean the air in your home. READ MORE »

Snow Day by Ink Lounge Creative — On The Wall

Snow Day by Ink Lounge Creative Previous On the Wall print READ MORE »

Bill Clinton to Deliver Keynote at AIA Conference — Design News

This year's annual convention of the American Institute of Architects will have a presidential presence. Bill Clinton will deliver a keynote on May 14th, the first day of the convention being held in Atlanta. The theme of the 2015 AIA convention is "impact," emphasizing the role architects play in communities both local and global. READ MORE »

DIY This Wire Utensil Rack for that Awkward Spot Behind the Stove — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? DIY This Wire Utensil Rack for that Awkward Spot Behind the Stove READ MORE »

Before & After: Behemoth Dining Room Cabinet — Good Questions Revisited

Gary and his wife inherited this piece and hated it. They wrote in to ask readers for advice on how two "unskilled and not creative" types could rehab this behemoth into something they'd be happy to have in their home. A contingent of...Show More Summary

One Drop Cloth: 50+ DIY Decorating Ideas & Projects

Drop cloths are sturdy fabric, come in a basic neutral shade, and are readily available for little money at the hardware store. Need I say more? Okay, then I will. Drop cloths look remarkably similar to linen, so you can get that relaxed, coastal, or rustic vibe for less. Consider it the "poor man's linen" and check out these 50+ projects to get the look... READ MORE »

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