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Has Anyone Tried Meccanica Shelving by Demode? — Good Questions

Q: Does anyone have experience with Meccanica shelving? It was featured last year in the post Meccanica: Gorgeously Minimal & Modular Kitchen System by Demode. At that time, several comments focused on the downsides of open shelving, but the system seems to have many variations. Does anyone know if it is expensive? Durable? Easy or difficult to assemble? Thanks! READ MORE »

Volvo's Space-Saving (Inflatable) Car Seat of the Future

In three stages: inflated, being deflated and fully deflated in a case Volvo released a prototype of a rear-facing, inflatable child car seat this week that would revolutionize the industry and be a huge boon to families who travel frequently or don't own cars and live in small homes. READ MORE »

Restoration Tips for Curbside-Find Credenza? — Good Questions

Q: I picked up this old credenza that had been sitting on someone's curb for a few weeks. It had sat through some rainy days and cold temperatures. There are quite a few nicks, some warping of the wood veneer, obvious water damage, a broken leg, and a weird smell...cat pee? There was a lot of cat hair found while cleaning it. READ MORE »

How to Shop the Flea Market Like a Boss (on an Intern's Budget)

Let's talk shop flea markets. While they've been around forever, these trendy spots are now a place for hunters and hipsters alike. Plus, it's no secret they're right up there with Target for scoring a good deal. Enter the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Show More Summary

Looking for the Summer: Scented Sofa by Valerio Berruti

…We’ve presented plenty of peculiar design ideas on Freshome but this one is absolutely mind-blowing! You all love the summer, right? The park alleys, the fresh smell of morning dew, the flowers. For those of you who can’t get enough...Show More Summary

POPSUGAR Shout Out: It's All About Orange and Blue

Why orange and blue are the only colors you need this Spring - Beauty How to kindly keep your wedding a phone-free zone - Tech What's that song? Great music from the latest movie trailers - Entertainment Poshmark 101: the ultimate guide...Show More Summary

Caffeine Rush: Clever Coffee Mugs Will Never Be Empty

11 hours agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Die-hard coffee lovers would give almost anything for a never-ending cup of coffee, but since that isn’t possible, Japanese design firm Nendo worked with Starbucks to create the next best thing. Nendo’s never-ending coffee mugs come in three varieties: Americano, Latte, and Caramel Macchiato. The mugs are full even when they are empty thanks to [...]

Traditional Dip-Dyed Porcelain Tiles: Little Pieces of Art

11 hours agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

The Watermark tile series from designer Deborah Osburn is a beautiful example of traditional Japanese textile dying techniques. Each tile is hand-formed and slow-fired, then carefully dyed in a traditional Japanese method. Each tile is individual and embodies the name of the series: Watermark. Authentic indigo and gold verdigris pigments are used to dip, wash and [...]

The Secret to Keeping Your Diamond Ring Sparkly Long After the Wedding

Post by Rebecca Stokes. Cleaning your engagement ring is probably the furthest thing from your mind when you first slip that gorgeous sucker onto your eagerly awaiting finger. You are too mesmerized by this symbol of love. How it sparkles,...Show More Summary

Take a Look Inside the Most Expensive House EVER Sold! (PHOTOS)

Post by Adriana Velez. Move over Queen of Versailles, owner of the biggest house in America. Here's something even more exciting: The most expensive single-family home in the U.S. just sold for $120 million. Known as Copper Beech Farm, this estate sits on the waterfront of tony Greenwich Connecticut. Show More Summary

Imposing Library House in India Evoking Bangalore’s Colonial Past

Khosla Associates… were commissioned to build a dream Library House for a family in Bangalore, India. The aim was to design a special retreat that would meet the various living needs of its three inhabitants. Within this modern sanctuary,...Show More Summary

DIY Easter: Dyeing Eggs Naturally with Onion Skins — Assemble: A Well-Crafted Life

Are you tired of the old boxes of Easter egg dyes that you can get at the store — maybe looking for something a bit more natural and artistic? I was stunned to learn a while ago that you can dye eggs red using yellow onion skins! Plus, with this tutorial, learn how to make natural impressions on the eggs as well! READ MORE »

Real Estate Roundup: Converted Schoolhouses — Design News

Itching to go back to school? Converted schoolhouses make cool condos and homes, and Curbed has a roundup of 27 that are currently on the market across the country. READ MORE »

5 Fun Facts About Peeps — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 5 Things You Never Wanted to Know About Peeps READ MORE »

DIY Upholstery Project: How Make Your Own Custom Fabric Piping (or Welting) — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Piping (or welting if you prefer) adds a nice detail to DIY upholstery projects, and gives added tailoring to cushions and headboards. Choose the same color as your main upholstery fabric, or a fun contrasting color for more zip. It's also easy and quick to make. Here's how: READ MORE »

Puppy May Have Been Burned by ‘Monster Owner’ in Horrific Act of Abuse (PHOTOS)

Post by Rebecca Stokes. A man in Florida was arrested today after doing something truly evil. Larry Wallace has been accused of chaining his dog Hope inside a shed in his backyard and then setting that shed on fire. Hope survived the fire, which took place at the end of last month, but it hasn't been an easy battle. Show More Summary

Make it Work: 8 Combination Nursery & Office Shared Spaces

Let's face it—kids don't really take up too much space. It's all of the junk we buy for them that gets in the way! In an effort to downsize and share space, some savvy folks turn to shared offices and nurseries! Mom or Dad can work while the little one snoozes. We've scouted out some favorite office and nursery combos to inspire you. Take a look! READ MORE »

Thayer Photography Studio Tour — Workspace Tour

Name: Thayer Allyson Gowdy Business Name: Thayer & Co Location: Bernal Hill, San Francisco Size: 500 sq feet Years in Business: 14 years The studio that Thayer Photography calls home is a great example of form meets function. Walking...Show More Summary

8 DIY Upgrades & Fixes for Builder Grade Bathrooms

So many of us have builder basic grade bathrooms that are totally fine, but need something to make them more homey and personal. Here are eight cosmetic —and not costly — changes that can substantially impact your space, but are easy to implement. READ MORE »

Inside Stockholm's Most Pinnable Apartment

We can't take our eyes off this stunning Swedish apartment - Design Milk Technically, this midcentury-modern house is a steal! - Curbed How to add sparkle where you'd least expect it - Houzz Eight Spring-cleaning updates worth trying...Show More Summary

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