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20 Sharp, Masculine Kitchens Perfect For Men

While there certainly was a time when the home kitchen was seen as the domain of women, that’s far from the case today. From self-sufficient bachelors to egalitarian couples to wannabe celebrity chefs, more men than ever are cooking for themselves and for their loved ones. Of course, not many of these men want their […]

How To Make the Most of Wall-to-Wall Carpet — Renter's Solutions

When dealing with a rental, there's usually not much you can do about wall-to-wall carpeting. But here are some ways to get yourself into the mindset that it's not all bad, as well as some ways to make wall-to-wall as pleasing as possible. READ MORE »

Cosmopolitan Shanghai Apartment Delivering a Fresh State of Mind

Coping with the pollution and busy life of Shanghai, China, architecture studio Taranta Creations developed a fresh apartment design. This modern residential project is located in the center of Shanghai in a famous well-known Street, called “Huaihai road”. Show More Summary

The Best & Worst States to Raise a Kid — Design News

Have kids? The 25th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book ranked the states from best to worst places to raise a child. Massachusetts, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Minnesota scored highest for overall well-being, while Arizona, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Mississippi came in last. READ MORE »

9 Stylish Uses for Vintage Tins

One of my favorite things to collect is vintage tins. They add just a hint of eclectic style in your space. Easy to find and affordable, they are versatile décor multitaskers. While you can display them as a colorful collection on their own, here are nine more creative and practical uses: READ MORE »

DIY Large-Scale Shower Curtain Artwork — 6th Street Design School

I have an old Marimekko shower curtain that I have always loved but just doesn't go with our bathroom decor anymore. I haven't had the heart to donate it, so imagine my excitement to find this tutorial: turning an old shower curtain into a large-scale work of art! READ MORE »

A MoMA Match Made in Heaven: Toulouse Lautrec + Farrow & Ball

We love when two of our favorite subjects, art and decor, combine, so when we got the invite to check out the new Toulouse Lautrec MoMA exhibit complemented by paint and wallpaper from one of our favorite decor sources, Farrow & Ball, we couldn't RSVP fast enough. READ MORE »

Before & After: Recycled Pallet Pops With New Purpose — Instructables

As upcycled projects go, this one is pretty impressive. Using recycled wooden pallets, Jack created a piece of DIY furniture that barely resembles its former life as industrial supplies. It also has a special feature that's as surprising as it is inventive! READ MORE »

Baby Monitoring: How Much Is Too Much?

Later this year, the newest generation of baby monitors will be appearing, with capabilities to send all sorts of data directly to your smartphone. My kids are still in elementary school, but the options since they were infants have multiplied exponentially, and show no sign of abating. When, though, do we have enough monitoring, and when is it just too much? READ MORE »

Spacious Single-Family Home in Slovenia Built on a Compact 33 Square Meter Footprint

Rising north-west of Ljubljana, in Škofja Loka, this single family house exemplifies creativity under pressure. Three stories high, the modern single-family house showcases a smart floor-plan spreading over a compact 33 square meters...Show More Summary

Communicating with All Your Senses: Sending Aromatic Texts — Design Milk

When it comes to our eyes and ears, we've conquered the limitations that distance poses for communication. We see things that are thousands of miles away, thanks to the cameras on our phones, and it's just as natural to us to hear the voices of loved ones from far away. Show More Summary

What's Better in Small Kitchen: More Cabinets or Full-Size Fridge? — Good Questions

Q: I'm thinking of renovating the kitchen in my 1-bedroom condo. I've been chatting with my friend who's an architect about ideas for the renovation. He suggested an undercounter refrigerator and freezer as opposed to the full refrigerator I have now. READ MORE »

Thai Triangle Pillows: Floor Seating for Crowds

When you invite a big crowd over to your place to watch a movie or say, the final game of the World Cup, you need extra seating. So we’d been brainstorming about how to add comfortable floor seating in front of our low couches. Then,...Show More Summary

Residential Project in Paris Introducing Distinctive Zinc “Boxes” as Living Spaces

Pietri Architectes shared photos and information about a daring residential project located in the mixed development zone (ZAC) stretching from the banks of the Seine in Issy-les-Moulineaux to the Jacques Henri Lartigue tramway station, in Paris. Show More Summary

Ella's 'Designed on a Dime' Room — My Room

Name: Ella (4) Location: North Center, Chicago, Illinois Hello and welcome to Ella's room! I'm Mika, Ella's mom and an interior designer. As someone who is very much inspired by modern design, I also wanted Ella's room to reflect it, and here's how I did it: READ MORE »

A Mysterious Living Room on Abandoned North Brother Island — Design News

New York's North Brother Island is known for being a derelict, deserted place, so where did that TV come from? Kayaker Jamie Roderick was paddling down the East River when he spotted the outdoor living room setup, including a chair and an old TV. READ MORE »

19th Century Style Cabinet: Should We Paint It Green? — Good Questions

Q: Some time ago we purchased a cabinet/cupboard for €150. It's a 20th century reproduction of a 19th century design. After looking at it for some time in its current state, we feel like we should paint it. The veneer is intact, but not so easy on the eyes. Show More Summary

A Renter's Life in London: The Inside Scoop — Apartment Therapy's Renter's Guide

London is a city with so many vibrant neighborhoods that there is one for every type of personality. I moved to London four years ago with no clue as to where I would end up. But with a little exploring, I found my fit, and you can too! Here is an American ex-pat's perspective on London neighborhoods. READ MORE »

Make 7 Days of Salads on Sunday — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 5 Tips for Making a Week's Worth of Salads on Sunday READ MORE »

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