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12 Ideas for Your Nonworking Fireplace

Pin it Your apartment has a fireplace! Well, your apartment has a vestigial fireplace that you can never make a real fire in. So really it's just a gap in the wall, surrounded by a lovely (or maybe not so lovely) mantel, and what are you going to do with it now? We've got a few ideas. READ MORE »

This Towel-Folding Robot Shows It's Still Hard to Teach Machines Things Kids Can Do — Design News

Pin it BRETT is the shortened name of the Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks. Researchers have been working for seven years, and the road to teaching the robot to fold laundry has been complicated. While BRETT can now...Show More Summary

Rachael's Stylish Seattle Studio — Small Cool

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Rachel Location: Seattle, WA Square Feet: 500 Division: Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: I love how even though it is a studio, there is still separation between the functional areas. Having...Show More Summary

Burglars Begone: Beef Up Your Home Security This Summer

Roger & Chris' Bold, Eclectic & Vivacious 160-Year-Old Victorian Pin it It's travel time, every burglar's favorite season. You know to lock your windows and doors, but did you remember to do these things to keep your home secure while you're away? READ MORE »

Vote Now: Today's Contest Entries — Entries from Saturday May 23

Nick's Small Footprints Pin it Check out today's new Small Cool Contest entries and be sure to add a "favorite" vote to any and all that you'd like to help send on to the next round. Remember, you can vote once each for as many entries...Show More Summary

Laura's Living Simply Studio — Small Cool

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Laura Location: San Francisco, CA Square Feet: 246 Division: Teeny-Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: I love that I can step out my door and walk to restaurants, bars, live music and parks. Show More Summary

Ella's "Use What You Have" (Beautifully) Bedroom — My Room

Pin it Name: Ella (6 months) Location: Greenville, South Carolina From the beginning, our goal was to create a room that Ella wouldn't grow out of in a year or two. We chose neutral colors and 'grown up' furniture and art that will work for years to come. Pale minty-green walls paired with colorful books and toys gave us the playful modern look we were hoping for. READ MORE »

The Getty Museum Recaps Game of Thrones Using Medieval Art — Design News

Pin it Want to know what happened on this week's Game of Thrones, but know it's probably pretty NSFW? Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum has you covered. They're recapping this season using Medieval art. You can follow along on theirShow More Summary

Justin's No More Impulse Buys — Small Cool

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Justin Location: New York, NY Square Feet: 410 Division: Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: Living in a studio apartment has saved me from a lot of impulse buys since everything needs to have it's place and is almost always in view. READ MORE »

Trend Watch: Pale Pale Pink

Pin it I'm a bit fickle when it comes to color, and my new favorite color is a color I never though I'd like at all. It's pink. But not bubblegum pink, and not Barbie pink... it's pale, pale pink, not the dusty rose of the 80s but something lighter, subtler, almost a neutral but not quite. It's the new pink, the best pink, and it's suddenly all over. READ MORE »

Greg's Great Outdoors Escape — Small Cool

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Greg Location: New York, NY Square Feet: 120 Division: Teeny-Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: I love the contrast between the great outdoors and the intimacy of the house. READ MORE »

Allison's Architecturally Charming Row Home — House Call

Pin it Name: Allison Location: Upper Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland I'm located in Baltimore, Maryland and my house is an old row home in Upper Fells Point that I bought in 2013. It is 1800 square feet. We named our house Wolfehaus after the street it's on — South Wolfe. Show More Summary

Kathryn's Place to Call Home — Small Cool

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Kathryn Location: Washington, DC Square Feet: 490 Division: Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: Although this was the smallest of the apartments I looked at when relocating to DC, the light...Show More Summary

20 DIY Picnic Blankets, Baskets, & Al Fresco Accessories

Pin it Picnic season is upon us! While a taco truck taco devoured on the curb and Pringles and Prosecco-straight-from-the-bottle in the grass are both perfectly acceptable— and highly recommended— picnics, here are 20 projects to make your picnicking that much more delightful... READ MORE »

Lesley's Little London Flat — Small Cool

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Lesley Location: London United Kingdom Square Feet: 515 Division: International What I Love About My Small Home: This is the first flat I have owned and it's located right in the middle of Angel...Show More Summary

Adidas Releases a Portland Airport Carpet Sneaker — Design News

Pin it Portland Airport's carpet is a sight in all its teal and '80s-patterned glory. While local businesses have been selling wares with the Instagram-famous motif for awhile, Adidas is putting it on a shoe and bringing it to the world. Show More Summary

Ultra-Compact Cooking: Modular Kitchen for Nomadic Singles

19 hours agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Designed for singles living alone, this ultra-compact modular kitchen takes up very little floor space and packs into four luggage-sized modules for moving.

10 Inspiring Inspiration Boards

Pin it In the digital era, even with Pinterest and what have you, there's still something so comforting about having images and ideas that you love on actual pieces of paper. Maybe this is why more and more people are creating inspiration boards — delightful little assemblages of art and ideas and whatever catches your eye. Show More Summary

Laura's Home in a Historic Building — Small Cool

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Laura Location: Chicago, IL Square Feet: 956 Division: Small What I Love About My Small Home: This corner unit in a historic building features high ceilings and spacious rooms. I love the large windows with views of the city that provide plenty of afternoon and evening light. Show More Summary

Saadia, Kip & Betsy's Brooklyn Base — House Tour

Pin it Name: Kip & Saadia McConville Location: Park Slope; Brooklyn, New York Size: Approximately 500 sq ft Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rent Saadia and her husband Kip (not pictured) love to travel, whether it's within the United States or internationally. Show More Summary

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