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SPONSORED POST: Sneak Peek: Food & Wine's First Kitchen and Entertaining Collection — and a Giveaway! — Food & Wine Collection for Gorham

Talk about a magazine-ready meal: Food & Wine — the ultimate authority on all things gastronomical — has teamed with the tableware pros at Gorham to create a dinnerware and cookware collection worthy of the glossiest cover photo. Want...Show More Summary

Why Our Brains Love Luxurious Interiors

Luxury. The word even feels nice rolling off your tongue. There’s something so clean and crisp about it. Perhaps it’s the way that the simplest mention instantly conjures up mental images of sprawling mansions, designer collections, and sleek cars. Show More Summary

Vivian & Leonard's Converted Loft in Oakland — House Tour

Name: Vivian and Leonard Location: West Oakland; Oakland, California Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: Leonard since August 2010, Vivian since December 2011; Rented Though Leonard was living in their West Oakland loft before Vivian, the two have managed to successfully bring in both of their personalities to create a rustic and organic space. Show More Summary

Learning To Let Go: Ignoring Unloved Features of Your Home

When I got my first glimpse of what is now our new house, the two aspects that bothered me the most were the infamous 35-year old orange shag carpet and the ceiling tiles. The carpet was ripped out posthaste, but the tiles are here to stay... and now I really don't mind. READ MORE »

Georgia's "Wrapped in Color" Room — Room for Color Contest

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Georgia Location: Caledonia Canada Division: International Inspiration for my palette: Color is so inviting to the eye and so pleasurable to look at and enjoy. It is exciting to see and lifts the spirit. READ MORE »

5 Things I Admire Greatly For Back To School

Gold foil is so hot right now, have you noticed? And bold contrasts too, like black and white stripes. And don’t get me started on totes with upbeat girl power phrases. I think every now and then we need to treat ourselves so with back to school here and with lots of us taking online classes or who know teens […]

Before & After: A Outdoor San Francisco Space Gets An Overhaul

Steph endured two years of an ugly tarred roof in her rented San Francisco apartment before she realized that rent control meant she might be there awhile. So she committed to making her outdoor space a place she really wanted to be. READ MORE »

Hilton Buenos Aires Brings Back the Barbie Room — Design News

In 2004, Hilton Buenos Aires created the first ever Barbie hotel room. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, it's back in all its pink glory. The dollhouse palace is available to book for the next three months (and comes with an attached suite for the parents). Also, Barbie-themed activities are available to all guests. READ MORE »

Food for Thought: Should We Bring Back Home Ec Class?

I think I may have been one of the last classes that attended a true home economics class in junior high school, where we learned everything from cooking, sewing, embroidery, nutrition, finances and how to change a flat tire. And for...Show More Summary

Uncluttered Modern Family Home Breathing in Canadian River Panoramas

Defined by simplicity and a powerful connection to its green surroundings, the Dunrobin Shore modern family home was envisioned by Christopher Simmonds Architect as being a personal oasis near a crowded urban fabric. A unique customShow More Summary

A Peek Inside the Teeny-Tiniest House in London

On sale for a not-so-tiny 275,000 pounds (around 450,000 dollars), this house in London clocks in at 188 square feet. With a location near Kings Cross, it's well situated and quite contemporary, but perhaps just a tad short on closet space... READ MORE »

Julie's "Glam Boudoir" Room — Room for Color Contest

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Julie Location: Santa Ana, CA Division: Dark Inspiration for my palette: My love for fashion is displayed all over the walls, maximizing vertical space for jewelry storage and a cool solution for a makeshift art installation. Show More Summary

DIY Wall Size Note Board — A Pair & A Spare

Geneva recently moved into a new studio office and found that she managed to move much of the chaos from her old home office into the new one. Determined to get organized, she she built this simple note roll board so she would have a place to jot down notes, lists and ideas. READ MORE »

How To Ventilate Rental Kitchen without Air Duct or Window? — Good Questions

Q: I am renting and in an old building. The kitchen doesn't have an air duct and doesn't have windows. Every time I cook anything with oil at high temperatures the smoke detector goes off (and the neighbors are not too happy about it). Do I have any options for ventilating the place so this doesn't happen? Thanks! READ MORE »

A Visit to the Colorful Da Lat Market in Vietnam — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? From Artichoke Tea to Tropical Fruit: A Visit to the Vibrant Market of Da Lat, Vietnam READ MORE »

Park It: DIY Kids' Car Garage — Mom Endeavors

As the weather starts getting cooler and (as we hope for here in California) wetter, all those toy vehicles are going to be more vulnerable to the elements. When my kids were little, our ride-on cars were always extremely dusty and full of leaves and puddles. Show More Summary

How To Outfit an Oddly Angled Kitchen? — Good Questions

Q: I just bought an apartment with a small kitchen. The apartment is oddly shaped and the corner in the kitchen is not at a 90 degree angle, it is slightly wider, making it impossible to put a conventional cabinet in that corner. The people that lived here previously put in cheap plywood shelves. READ MORE »

Vibrant Bar&Restaurant Inside an Articulated Wooden Snake: Izakaya Kinoya

Izakaya Kinoya in Montreal, Canada is the latest restaurant & bar project belonging to interior designer Jean de Lessard.  In his work, the architect emulates the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya, an informal place where people drank beer and sake. Show More Summary

Extremely Creative Vertical Apartment Showroom: IKEA Climbing Wall in France

The advertising campaigns implemented by Swedish furniture brand IKEA usually rank high in creativity, but wait ’till you see the company’s latest “stunt”! IKEA climbing wall is a vertically designed apartment that anyone with proper feet muscles and a soft spot for adventure can discover. Show More Summary

Paige's "Mount Etna's Travels" Room — Room for Color 2014

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Paige Location: Denton, TX Division: Dark Inspiration for my palette: We wanted a dark color to create a peaceful sleep cave that induced rest. Initially we considered other deep neutral grey options but decided to go with this beautiful inky shade. READ MORE »

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