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United States, Brazil or France: Who Showers The Most? — The Atlantic

Did you take a shower this morning? Me too. So what about citizens of some of the world's other countries? How do their shower habits stack up? These graphs will tell you and it's probably not what you think. In fact, you might just be pretty surprised by who is stretching their time between showers and which countries are soaping up on the regular. READ MORE »

Top Humane Mouse Traps: Mice Cube, Seabright, Kness & Two More — Maxwell's Daily Find 02.26.15

The Mice Cube • $10.48 for 4 • Amazon.com I've had my share of mousecapades and caught mice humanely and in grizzly ways (the worst are glue traps, though sometimes they become necessary). However, I've always tried to start with humane mouse traps and had good luck. Show More Summary

Ingenious Built-in Beds Exhibited by Modern Redesign Project in Belgium

Two adjacent bedrooms with a bathroom in between have been successfully converted into modern sleeping areas inspired by an alpine chalet in a project called MAT. The solution was brought about by VAN STAEYEN Interior Architects whoShow More Summary

Bet You Didn't Know: You Can Wash these 25 Things in the Dishwasher

Get ready! You're about to have 25 clean things with just the push of a dishwasher button. You know you're dying to see what you've been hand-washing when you didn't have to. Read on for the full list. READ MORE »...

Ideas to Steal from This Dreamy Luxe Kitchen — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 5 Things We Can Learn from This Dreamy Luxe Kitchen READ MORE »...

Technological Ingenuity Defining New Shoebaloo Flagship Store in Amsterdam

Dutch architecture firm MVSA Architects turned to HI-MACS® to develop one the new flagship store for Shoebaloo, a prestigious Dutch luxury shoe and accessories company. The historical center of Amsterdam is characterized by an interwoven...Show More Summary

High-End Soho Residence Flaunting Pristine Open Spaces

Spacious and boasting a neutral color palette that oozes simplicity and elegance, this memorable Soho residence was designed by Bulson Management and architect David Hotson. A pure white sofa thrones in the double-height living space that visually opens to every other social space in the home. Show More Summary

Apple's New iOS Update to Include Diverse Emojis — Design News

Your texts are about to get more diverse. Apple is adding over 300 new emojis in their upcoming update to iOS. You'll not only be able to select a default emoji skin color from a drop down menu, but the families will also be LGBT-friendly. READ MORE »

Strikingly Creative Apartment Remodel in Taipei [Before & After Photos]

Archlin Studio sent us photos and information depicting an inspiring apartment remodel in Yangming National Park,Taipei, Taiwan. The apartment has an amazing view of picturesque Mt. Shamao from its windows but it was very heavily partitioned...Show More Summary

Quiet Modernism Inspired by Private Boathouse and Docking Facility in Canada

This private boathouse and docking facility designed by Kevin Weiss of Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited exemplifies a quiet and precise modernism. Located on one of the many islands dotting The Archipelago in Georgian Bay, Ontario, this project merges with our idea of harmony achieved through design. Show More Summary

Vibrant Residence Abounding in Light and Color: CASA IV in São Paulo, Brazil

Suite Arquitetos completed the design of CASA IV, a vibrant residence located in São Paulo, Brazil. Defined by an open layout, the contemporary “crib” seems especially planned for socializing and entertainment. A striking living area with tall ceilings and window walls creates an overwhelming feel of openness as you enter the house. Show More Summary

Alice, How Do I Tell My Sister-In-Law I Don't Want to Be Her Bridesmaid? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Hi Alice, I am in desperate need of your help! My husband's sister got engaged in November and decided she wanted to get married this coming September. I was asked to be a bridesmaid in front of the entire family — so basically I was too embarrassed to say no. Show More Summary

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Website Gets a FLW-Inspired Facelift — Design News

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has a gorgeous new website that takes cues from the famed architect himself. Navigating using the rust red of his signature tiles, you can browse all of Wright's works in map, image, or list form, and filtered by building type, status, time period, style, and geographic region. READ MORE »

Design & Life Trend: Bringing Back Breakfast — Ambiente 2015

How do you eat your breakfast in the morning? Rushing around, throwing some cereal in a bowl while you watch the news? Drinking a cup of coffee while you run out the door? We spotted both a design and life trend while perusing the exhibits and booths at Ambiente this year — the idea of making breakfast a more enjoyed and well-designed way to start each day. READ MORE »

Inside NYC Ballet's Costume Design Workshop — Racked

A dancer in a Carolina Herrera costume awaiting her fitting. I enjoy peeking into inspiring studios and workspaces as much as I do homes, and this tour is no exception. Speaking as an artist, there is nothing more draining on your creativity...Show More Summary

Where You Live Matters: Livability Factors to Consider By City & State

I've moved cross-country several times, each time motivated by proximity to loved ones, whim, and/or "I've heard good things." How different would my life be if I made such decisions based on tax structure, marriage laws, and per capita income... do you? READ MORE »

Check Out New York's Micro Apartments Being Constructed — Design News

This spring, nArchitects' My Micro NY will go up in Brooklyn's Navy Yard. The city's first micro-apartments, measuring 260 to 360 square feet, are currently being assembled and will be craned into place later this year. The New York Times was on site to catch some of the construction process. READ MORE »

What I Would Tell My 26-Year-Old Self About Setting Up a Home

Bree & Andy's House Tour I've had my own home for almost a decade, so while I can't quite say my advice is sage, it is backed up by some lessons learned. With a few moves and the experience of both buying and building a house as well as adding three children to the family, here's what I'd tell my younger self about setting up a home. READ MORE »

9 Rugless Rooms That Rock

Danielle & Patrick's Warm Modern Home It's always interesting when homeowners make an unexpected choice in their spaces. In these nine rooms, one might expect to see a rug, yet these decorators have chosen to forgo one. It's a slightly more subtle, sparse look that really lets the rest of the room shine. Take a look. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Living Room Goes from Ho-Hum to Happy

When Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! moved into her home, the basic features were solid: a wall of windows, a brick fireplace, and plenty of space. But the room seemed too dark for her taste, and the furnishings didn't feel quite right. Fast forward a few years, and it feels like a completely different room. READ MORE »

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