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Odd Chair Evolves Into Protective Earthquake Helmet

If you ever find yourself in a severe earthquake, the first thing on your mind will probably be seeking protection. The Mamoris chair from design studios Znug Design and Poplife has you covered – literally. The chair is not the most attractive piece of furniture you could have in your home. In fact, it looks […]

Create Your own Spa Bathroom Oasis

Aren't spa days the best? They are the perfect way to relax and recharge. Wouldn't it be great to have a mini-spa right in your own bathroom? I know, it's the stuff dreams are made of. If you're planning a bathroom reno and have a budget to work with, there's some fixture and floor choices you can make to get that spa feel. Show More Summary

Urban Death Project Wants to Turn You to Compost — Design News

Even after we die, we keep adding to our carbon footprint. 90,000 tons of steel, 4 million acres of trees, and 750,000 gallons of formaldehyde are used in the funeral industry each year. For a more sustainable solution, Katrina Spade started the Urban Death Project to turn the deceased into compost. She won a fellowship to build her first prototype in Seattle. READ MORE »

Before & After: IKEA Cutting Board to Industrial End Table — Ikea Hackers

I've been having a bear of a time finding a set of side tables that fit next to my couch and don't look terrible. I also love a good DIY project — especially one that can be finished over a weekend — so I was pretty excited to see this cool set of DIY side tables made from IKEA cutting boards and plumbing pipes. READ MORE »

Home Climbing Walls for Kids, and Big Kids Too

I just started rock climbing, and it has changed my life. Suddenly I actually want to exercise. I also have muscles in my arms now, which is very novel. I do my climbing at the gym, but I can't help feeling a little envious of these folks who have climbing walls right in the comfort of their own homes. Show More Summary

Canning? Download These 15 Free Labels — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 15 Free Downloadable Labels for Your Canning Jars READ MORE »

Apartment Therapy Blogger Style: Shifrah's Own Bedroom

I never would have done it consciously, but it turns out that most of the rooms in our home are decorated around some kind of red/orange and blue color scheme. Our bedroom illustrates this well. Again, it's a mix of old family treasures and new pieces my husband and I picked out together. Show More Summary

Man Charged for Allegedly Defacing a Banksy — Design News

Graffiti-ing over graffiti is a crime, at least when it's a Banksy. A man in Park City, Utah is charged with criminal mischief, a second-degree felony, for allegedly breaking the protective glass and painting over a work by the London street artist. He could face a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison. READ MORE »

A & T's 'Whimsical Frontier' — My Room

Name: A (2) & T (newborn) Location: Chicago, IL The concept I developed for my son's space was "Whimsical Frontier" when we first moved into our apartment a year ago. We loved the room, so I decided to keep the same concept for the now joint room when his baby sister was born. READ MORE »

Bucket List: 10 US Buildings Every Architecture Lover Should See in Person

If you love architecture, there are just certain buildings that are worth the extra effort to see in person; photos just don't do them justice. These ten must-see structures are scattered across the country and vary in age and purpose. Some have famous names attached, some are more about their historical significance but all are worth the trip. READ MORE »

Why Dorm Room Decor Isn't Just For Students

Even if it's been years since you last lived in a dorm, you can still benefit from the back-to-school craze - we promise! These smart decor scores maximize space and style, making them ideal for students and apartment dwellers. Still...Show More Summary

Hillside Dream Home Embedding Dramatic Panoramas Into Casual Californian Lifestyle

Beautifully isolated to shape a luxurious environment, the Holmby Hills Residence rests on a 57,250 square feet site in Holmby Hills, Bel Air, Los Angeles, so you can see where it gets its name from. The location inspired not only its name, but its openness towards panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills beyond. Show More Summary

How To Choose the Perfect Paint Color? Look at The Light

Paint color and light go hand in hand, and are a complex couple. Your paint color will look different depending on the light that it's exposed to. The tricky part is this: light is never consistent and how it shines depends entirely on time and context. Show More Summary

What Is this Yard Sale Find? And, What Should I Do With It? — Good Questions

Q: I moved into a new neighborhood this week (from all asphalt to buildings with yards!). I came across this piece at a yard sale. The sellers weren't even sure what it was, they assumed it holds decorative plates. They suggested that maybe I could use it to hold Polaroids. Does anyone know what it is? It's 22" in diameter. READ MORE »

Danielle and Austin's Remodel: Floors Galore! — Renovation Diary

Our amazing contractor David! Name: Austin & Danielle (of Forage + Fodder) Type of Project: Kitchen & Garage Remodel Location: Austin, Texas Type of building: One story, Single-Family House, 1250 square feet The Renovation Diaries are...Show More Summary

10 Combinations to Master Shabby-Chic Style

This decor will leave you feeling comfortable and luxurious - Houzz 21 easy ways to organize your home office - Real Simple This is what New York City's East Village looked like in 1980 - Curbed The 4 types of gentrification that could...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Closet

Living in a little apartment can have its own special joys (like being able to reach everything you own without getting off the sofa), but small closets aren't one of them. If, after you've pared down and cleaned out, you're still at...Show More Summary

Which States Have the Most $1 Million Homes? — Design News

$1 million price tags aren't all that uncommon these days, especially in certain states. Zillow rounded up the ten states where seven-figure homes are near 10% of the housing market. Topping the list at over 11% is Hawaii, followed by California at 10.6%. READ MORE »

Modern Graphic: An Entire Bedroom for Under $2000

So you've completed your living room for under $2000, and now you're ready to get started on your bedroom? If you're starting from scratch but have a few pieces here and there to fill in the gaps, here's a modern way to get the most out of a $2000 budget. Remember to mix and match with higher end and lower end items to create the perfect-for-you room. READ MORE »

Marie-Lyne & Karlo's Small, Scandi-Inspired Condo — House Tour

Name: Marie-Lyne and Karlo Location: Villeray; Montreal, Canada Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; owned We settled in an up-and-coming neighborhood where young families and first-time buyers choose to live for its affordability and convenience. Show More Summary

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