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One Room, Two Brothers: A Shared Bedroom in Toronto — Professional Project

Project by: Lisa Lev of Lisa Lev Designs Location: Toronto, Canada Lisa Lev's task was to make this bedroom work for 10- and 12-year-old brothers to share. Although the room was spacious, the challenge was to create a cohesive look that left room for individuality. READ MORE »

New Rem Koolhaas Building to Open for Art Basel 2015 — Design News

A new Rem Koolhaas building will open in Miami Beach during Art Basel 2015. The 50,000-square-foot Faena Forum will be the sister organization to the Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires. READ MORE »

Ideas for Updating Rescued Wood Folding Chairs? — Good Questions

Q: I was lucky enough to save 5 vintage wood slat folding chairs from the curb yesterday, but I'm looking to update them. Most are in excellent condition. Any suggestions? READ MORE »

Dream Jobs: Charlotte Crosby of Farrow & Ball

Welcome to Dream Jobs, a new series where we ask some of the coolest, smartest and most creative people working in design today to tell us all about their jobs and just what they did to get there. First up is Charlotte Crosby, Head of Creative at Farrow & Ball, one of our all-time favorite paint and wallpaper sources. Show More Summary

High-Tech Desk With Built-In Technology Charges Your Phone

After charming our senses with the remarkable bathtub and washbasin fusion Symbiosis, Ljubljana-based design studio Desnahemisfera amazes us with a high-tech savvy office desk named Katedra designed for Donar d.o.o. This functional furniture item is a high-tech desk that also charges your phone and does it in an elegant manner. Show More Summary

Tricks of the Trade: How Designers Warm Up Black & White Rooms

Black and white is a great color combination: it's classic, it's sophisticated, you don't have to worry about whether things match. But sometimes the combo of black and white can be a bit stark. How do you create a monochromatic interior that feels elegant without being forbidding? Here are some ideas. READ MORE »

A Magazine Rack for Your Devices — Design News

Resembling a sleek magazine rack, Modko's Tuck Device rack is storage for the 21st century. The chrome and rubber contraption stashes your laptop, tablets, and smartphones with ease. The open weave lets you wind charging cables through, or you can wrap them neatly around the cleats. READ MORE »

Don't Forget this Thanksgiving Turkey Tip — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? The One Thing You Shouldn't Forget When Making a Thanksgiving Turkey READ MORE »

New Holiday Traditions: Ideas for Donating as a Family

Megan and Mike's Contemporary Amsterdam Apartment 'Tis the season for coat collections, holiday gift drives, and charitable giving, and this year I'm trying to coordinate my own periodic decluttering with the efforts of local organizations. Show More Summary

Instant Improvements: Easy Renter-Friendly Kitchen Upgrades

From The Natos' kitchen renovation. If you're renting, and you hate your kitchen, you may think you don't have a lot of options. But you are wrong! Even if simple updates like painting cabinets have been ruled out by your landlord, there are still things you can do to improve your kitchen — without forfeiting your deposit. READ MORE »

The "What the Architect Might Have Done Today" Kitchen Makeover — Makeovers: Renovation Project

Makeover by: David (check out David's bathroom makeover, too) Location: Glendale, CA We purchased our mid-century ranch house in 2012. We were only the 3rd owners. The first owners commissioned Robert L Earl architecture to build the house and it was complete in 1962. Show More Summary

Famous Rooms Redux: Jenna Lyons' Nursery and the Spinoffs

Jenna Lyons' home on Domino If it's possible for a room to be famous, J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons' nursery is. First featured in Domino in 2008, the room, belonging to Lyons' son Beckett, was an immediate hit with design-minded parents. Show More Summary

IKEA Buys a Windfarm in Texas — Design News

IKEA has purchased a second US windfarm, this one in Texas. The 165-megawatt farm is the home furnishing giant's largest renewable energy investment to date, and is a part of their "2020 goal of producing as much renewable energy as the total energy the company consumes globally." READ MORE »

Style Secrets: 4 Ways to Create Long & Low Thanksgiving Centerpieces

I am largely clueless when it comes to flowers, and only more clueless when it comes to arranging them. So I have crazy respect for people that can combine all that shape, color, and texture together in a vase to create masterful displays of nature that still look effortless. Show More Summary

A Woodworker's Wonderful Studio in Downtown LA — Creative Workspace Tour

Name: C.C. Boyce of Few Bits Location: Artist District; Downtown Los Angeles, California Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rent Hailing from the Midwest, this LA transplant has found her love for woodworking creating incredible planters, lighting fixtures and furniture. Show More Summary

Why Minimalist Interiors Are Good For You

There’s no place like home. At least that’s what we all want to think, but is your home making you stressed out? Do you walk in the door after a long day of work only to be greeted by piles of laundry, dishes and dust bunnies?  Did you ever consider the idea that your home […] The post Why Minimalist Interiors Are Good For You appeared first on Freshome.com.

The LEGO Principle: Why Housework Can Be So Darn Frustrating

Did any of you listen to the Productivity episode of The Diane Rehms Show on Monday? One of the experts interviewed described a fascinating study he'd conducted, one that gets at the heart of why housework can feel so frustratingly futile... READ MORE »

The "Egg Yolk Yellow Tub & Brown Carpeted Bathroom" Makeover — Makeovers: Renovation Project

Makeover by: David (check out David's kitchen makeover, too) Location: Glendale, CA We purchased our mid-century ranch house in 2012. We were only the 3rd owners. The first owners commissioned Architect Robert L Earl to build the house, and it was complete in 1962. Show More Summary

Republic Offers Cargo Bikes for Kids — Design News

Now, your trendy tots can have a cargo bike all their own. Republic built a three wheeled cargo bike for the kiddos, perfect for "hauling beginner typography books, Pantone/Crayola conversion charts, or even little puppy Gehry." READ MORE »

Tamizo, the Masters Of Black & White Design

There is nothing quite so modern and cool as classic black and white design. It brings along with it vibes of the mod era, complete with go go boots and short blonde bobs. It’s timeless in its stylishness and no one does it better than the designers at Poland’s Tamizo, who we have featured before. […]

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