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Before & After: Living Room Goes From Bland to Beachy

Merci bought her San Francisco condo a couple years ago, and has been turning it into her dream home. See how this staged space went from dated to modern: READ MORE »

Top Drip Coffee Machines: Ratio, Bonavita, Krups & One More — Maxwell’s Daily Find 02.16.15

Ratio Coffee Machine • $480 Here are three machines that will make you an awesome cup and look good doing it. Folks in Portland are serious about their coffee, and I appreciate that. Favoring the "pour over" method, which brings out the most in fresh ground coffee beans, this new machine is a Mercedes for your morning cup. Show More Summary

Can You Match Sofas to Their Sitcoms? — Lonny

Even if it sometimes fades into the background next to plot and character development, set design is a vitally important part of any TV show. So how well were you paying attention to your favorite show's decor? Can you identify these shows simply based on their sofas? It's not as easy as you think. READ MORE »

Sandberg Raphael Wallpaper + Hehlen Castle

On Valentine’s Day we went with our little son to Schloß Hehlen (Hehlen Castle), a very sweet castle built in the 1500’s located about an hour away and enjoyed the most beautiful cakes in their cafe, Kaffeewirtschaft, on the castle grounds. Aidan enjoyed his babycino so much and when I took his little hand and walked […]

Living in a Parking Garage Might Be Cooler than You Think

In America, we like our cars. And cars mean parking spaces — lots and lots of them. When some enterprising folks at the Savannah College of Art and Design learned that there are five parking spaces for every car in the US, they hatched a plan. Why not, they thought, build microhousing inside a garage? READ MORE »

Apple Devotes Team to Electric Cars — Design News

An auto industry insider is claiming that Apple is researching electric cars. "Fully automated driving is an evolution," the source said. "Apple is interested in all the potential ways you can evolve the car; that includes autonomous driving." READ MORE »

IKEA's GROLAND Island in 10 Real Kitchens — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 10 Peeks at IKEA's GROLAND Island at Work in the Kitchen READ MORE »

5 Modern Conveniences They’ll Have to Pry Out of My Cold Dead Hands

We talk a lot about all the things we have at home that we don’t need, and can easily get rid of without a second glance. But what about those things to which we are irrevocably attached? Let’s leave off the obvious off the list: I don’t want to revert back to the days of outhouses. Show More Summary

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

You know how I was talking recently about buying a little home, a sweet cottage, somewhere in Germany, Denmark (or possibly the Dutch/German border near the coast) that we could visit some weekends and in the summer? I still haven’t decided where and when yet, but I stumbled upon this sweet and very tidy example of a cottage that […]

The Cozy Seattle Home of Interior Designer Brian Paquette

I’m a fan, like everyone else, of Berlin-based online publication Freunde von freunden and of course, their two very cool books are prominently displayed on my bookshelf. I particularly love this newish profile they have up on their site sharing Rhode Islander Brian Paquette who is now Seattle-based and working as an interior designer. His home is so […]

Cityscape Photography Crush

I’ve been really into cityscape photography for the past year. But not just any cityscape because I think the generic ones are cheesy (sorry). I’m dying for a print like this one below that I found at Yellow Bungalow (it’s sold out) and it has to be a landscape shot. Whenever I find something that I love though it […]

Introjis are Emojis for Introverts — Design News

Sometimes you just have to recharge, but that can be hard to say. Introjis are an emoji set specifically designed to allow introverts to communicate their needs. Created by Rebecca Evie Lynch, Introjis will eventually be available as a free app, but Lynch is currently still accepting feedback and suggestions. READ MORE »

How to Modernize Your Favorite Vintage & Antique Finds

Like wide lapels on a 1970s suit, certain features and finishes clearly announce their vintage status. If you are already happy with it looks as is, grab your ruffled shirt and enjoy yourself at the prom— you are good to go. But if not,...Show More Summary

7 Design Details You Didn't Realize Your Home Was Missing

Does your home feel satisfying? Feel finished? Feel fabulous? If the answer to any of those is "no," it might be because your home is missing one of these kind of kooky, always-amazing design details! READ MORE »

Jack's Small Stylish Space in Chicago — House Call

Name: Jack Location: Chicago, IL My apartment is in an amazing vintage building in Lakeview that used to be owned by the Roosevelt family. There is no lack of character, which is one of the best parts aside from great lakeside location. READ MORE »

Don't Make These Mistakes When Arranging Your Living Room

Jana's Rental Filled With Vintage Character and Charm Have you ever felt that a room was just "off" somehow, but you just couldn't place what it was? Living rooms are arguably the most used spaces in the home, and need a good layout that promotes good traffic flow. Show More Summary

This South Korean Hostel is Shaped Like a Dragon — Design News

Crazily creative architect Moon Hoon's latest project is the stuff of legends. A guest house on the South Korean island of Jeju takes after a nearby tourist site called the Yongdoam, a basalt formation shaped like a dragon's head. READ MORE »

Before & After: From Balustrade to IKEA Built-In Storage

Ewa and husband Andrew approached their new home's balustrade in an interesting way. With only a tiny hall closet, they could benefit from some additional storage. See what they did with a trip to IKEA: READ MORE »

How to Easily Clean & Organize Your Digital Files

Everyone's digital life and needs are different. Consider this a very basic guide on how to do a little digital cleaning and organizing of your computer in a couple of hours so you can have a system that runs a little smoother and so you can find files you need a little easier. READ MORE »

Chore Wars: 3 Smart Strategies for Splitting Up Household Tasks

If you share a space, then you've no doubt faced the battle of the chores! Keeping up a home is hard and when multiple people are involved, and figuring out who is responsible for what can get confusing. If you've outgrown the camp-style chore chart, consider these three strategies for divvying up the duties fairly. READ MORE »

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