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Go Glamping! The Gidget Retro Camper

Summer time and the glamping’s easy… Check out the sweet and compact Gidget Retro Camper by upcoming Aussie pod manufacturer Gidget Campers. It’s one little hot rod that’s hot to trot, proving that size doesn’t matter. The 1950s-style teardrop vehicle has a patented slide-out that creates a king-size living or lounging space in seconds. This […]

How Do I Thank My Friends For Helping Me Move? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: I am lucky enough to have had a super group of guy friends who packed up my truck for me on the other end of the state for my recent long-distance move. I want to thank them with an appropriate gift – but what is actually appropriate in this case? -Sent by Lizbeth READ MORE »

Celebrate Your Freedom: 7 Reasons NOT to Buy a Home

Pin it While buying a home often seems like the mark of adulthood and stability, there are plenty of reasons home ownership is not all it's cracked up to be. So whether you aren't in a position to buy a home at this point or you just aren't sure about taking the plunge, here are some reasons to celebrate your non-homeowner freedom. READ MORE »

Here Are the 2015 Best Small Towns to Visit in America — Design News

Pin it Planning a road trip this summer? Instead of the usual cities and landmarks, check out one of the places that made Smithsonian's fourth annual best small towns to visit list. READ MORE »

Party Etiquette: 5 Questions & New Answers — The Kitchn

Pin it From The Kitchn ? 5 Questions Everyone Still Has About Party Etiquette, and the New Answers READ MORE »

Before & After: Side Yard to Secluded Social Space

Pin it With a shared driveway behind her home, Anne had no private outdoor space to relax and entertain. This overgrown side yard might not scream outdoor oasis, but that's what Anne created: READ MORE »

Superhero Guarding Your Favorite Books: Exquisite Bookends by Artori Design

Some book lovers are particularly careful with storing their favorite authors and stories, with making sure their best reads are safe from damaging exterior factors. Israel-based studio Artori Design envisioned Book&Hero and Supershelf, a pair of bookends that create the illusion of books being constantly guarded by a superhero. Show More Summary

Best Bedside Water Carafes 2015: Esque, Crate & Barrel, Canvas Home & 11 More — Maxwell's Daily Find 07.19.15

Pin it Glass Bedside Water Night Carafe Set • $16 • Amazon.com I've been rounding up these little luxuries for a number of years and have even been corrected (happily) that a "bedside carafe" MUST (in order to earn its name) have a glass attached to it. Show More Summary

Blob Bedroom: Curvaceous Carbon-Fiber Cocoon Pod

Taking up residence within the double-height living room of a gorgeous renovated warehouse in Sydney, this amorphous blob looks like it could have grown organically as if harboring a monstrous insect of horror movie proportions. Thankfully, nothing frightening is about to burst out of it anytime soon: it simply houses a bedroom and bathroom. Made […]

Ashley's Silverlake Craftsman Charmer — House Call

Pin it Name: Ashley Location: Silverlake, Los Angeles, California I bought my home in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles about two years ago after a really long and exhausting real estate search. I was just about to give up entirely and rent forever, and then by some fluke I landed this place. READ MORE »

Usher x Yoobi School Supplies Inspired by His Kids — Design News

Pin it Usher has partnered with Yoobi, the one-for-one school supply brand, on a new collection. The R&B star says his kids' art inspired the street-meets-school design. READ MORE »

5 Times White Was Done Right

Pin it White is classic, and with good reason, but in some cases it can also come across as stark, cold, and uninviting. Going for light and bright is good but hospital chic is probably no one's ultimate design goal. Read on to see some fabulous white rooms and some explanations of how white can be done right. READ MORE »

7 Uncommonly Easy Sewing Projects (No Crafty Ninja Skills Required)

Pin it If you can thread a sewing machine, you can make one of DIY home decor projects. It's an easy way to add color and help customize your home decor, without the need for a PhD. in home economics. Seriously, you'll have a harder time picking out the fabric. READ MORE »

Check Out Baz Luhrman's Wallpaper Game in Just Listed Sydney Home — Design News

Pin it Wallpaper fanatics, pack your bags: Director Baz Luhrman has listed his Sydney, Australia estate for $16 million, and his pattern game is strong. READ MORE »

Before & After: From Leaky Window to Lovely Bathroom

Pin it Kate's 1950s home had great bones, but the bathroom needed some help. The shower had a full-sized window that leaked, which meant this wasn't going to just be a little redecorating. But with some help from her dad and YouTube, she did it herself: READ MORE »

4 Amazing Outdoor Party Ideas That Don't Require a BBQ

A Grown-Up Baby Shower Pin it Perhaps grilling isn't your thing or maybe your itty bitty outdoor space will barely fit you, much less your guests. Either way, there are lots of ways to spend time outside doing fun things with your friends and family this summer that don't involve burgers and dogs. Show More Summary

Max & Emily's Stone Farmhouse with an Artistic History — House Tour

Pin it Name: Max Shay and Emily Billings Location: Western Massachusetts Size: 3,200 square feet Years lived in: 9 months; Rented Max and I moved to Western Massachusetts on a whim after deciding to close the book on our city-dwelling life in Boston. Show More Summary

Dramatically Daring Decorating Ideas Using Just Paint

Pin it A bucket of paint is one of the most powerful tools in a DIY decorating arsenal, and it's also one of the most affordable. For under $100, you can craft a strong statement that's bold, unexpected, and totally makes a room. READ MORE »

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Indoors Suck Less When It's Hot Outside

Pin it Tiffany's Charming New Orleans Sanctuary Pin it When the temperature outside is off-the-charts, you might not think that much effort is needed to enjoy your home's interiors; anything's nicer than being outside where it's hotter...Show More Summary

Wes Anderson-Inspired Art Show Heads to NYC — Design News

Pin it For six years, San Francisco's Spoke Art Gallery has been curating a Wes Anderson-themed art show. This year, "Bad Dads" comes to New York for the first time, from August 7 through 9. READ MORE »

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