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"Fly Art" Tumblr Juxtaposes Hip Hop with Classing Paintings — Design News

Rappers like Jay Z have been known to name drop artists in their songs. Tumblr Fly Art brings hip hop and classic paintings that much closer by pairing rap lyrics with fine art. Work by Matisse and Van Gogh meets Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, showcasing the playfulness in art and the depth in hip hop. READ MORE »

A Revamped Garden Design Magazine Returns

Garden Design closed its doors last spring, to the dismay of many disappointed readers. The Bonnier Publishing magazine's content had been slowly deteriorating over the years (in my opinion, at least), but it was still was one of the hipper and more thorough garden design magazines on the market. Show More Summary

Reuse + Recycle: 10 Delightful DIY Planter Ideas

I just finished helping my mom plant the last of her outside plants, and now I'm craving some new plants of my own. Always looking for an opportunity to craft, I figure it would be fun to make a new (to me) planter as well. Here are ten planter ideas using odds & ends you just might have laying around your home. READ MORE »

Update Honey Oak With Liming — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? How Liming Can Save (and Update) Those Honey Oak Cabinets READ MORE »

Energizing and Feminine: Small Studio Apartment in Manhattan

Tucked away in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this small studio apartment is just as relaxing as it is energizing. Designers Lindsay Boswell and Ali Levin of LABLstudio mixed unexpected pops of color with earthly tones, resultingShow More Summary

This Stylish Apartment Is Filled With Dos and DIYS

If you think city living can only be small and cramped, get ready to see a space that feels anything but! The Everygirl took a peek inside Amanda Holstein's San Francisco apartment and found out how she manages to think big in a tiny...Show More Summary

Weekend Shopping Alert: 10 Great (and ON SALE!) Buys for Your Outdoor Space — July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July! Take a break from your barbecue to snag some savings this weekend. We found some amazing items to fix up your yard, garden, deck or patio. There are lots of summer nights ahead, so get everything you need to make your outdoor space sing and get it on sale. READ MORE »

Amanda's Favorite Room — House Call

Name: Amanda Location: New York, New York This room is seriously my favorite of the whole apartment. I managed to make it sleek enough that I can have guests over for wine and cheese, yet comfortable enough for my husband to plop down on the couch and watch a game. READ MORE »

Boston Gets Solar-Powered Charging Benches — Design News

Created by designers and engineers from MIT's Media Lab, Soofa is a public bench that charges your phone using solar energy. Ten benches have already been installed around Boston as part of a pilot program. Soofa's website also tracks the usage data for each station, along with environmental stats like air quality and noise levels. READ MORE »

Pure Beauty: Undyed Wool in the Contemporary Home

I just purchased a new rug for our hallway and am pleased as punch with it. It's a runner from Colonial Mills' Shear Natural collection. The entire collection is woven of undyed wool fibers, meaning that every colorway happens to be the colorway of a sheep! From creamy whites to warm brownish grays to black, there's beautiful variety in undyed wool. READ MORE »

Basic Befores and Awesome Afters: 3 Rooms, 3 Total Makeovers

If you are an Apartment Therapist, you most likely love a "before and after" (who doesn't?) and nothing (nothing!) beats the reveal of a full top-to-toe room decorating redo. Paint, fabrics, lighting, artwork, furniture...these three rooms are out with the old, and in with the new, new, new! READ MORE »

14 Reasons Patio Parties Are the Best

14 reasons patio parties are the best - HuffPost Home Old meets new in this historical home - Houzz 10 jaw-dropping celebrity backyards - Architectural Digest For $1.75M, you can live in a real-life Clue board game - Curbed Tuck andShow More Summary

Explosive Entertaining: 10 Last-Minute 4th of July Festoons

The holiday weekend is upon us, but it's not too late to throw together some 4th festivities. Buy a watermelon, some poppers, and a pack of sparklers, and get started on one of these relatively quick projects... with barely a hint of red, white, and blue in sight! READ MORE »

The Look for Less: Elizabeth's Color-Filled Patio on a Budget

Having an outdoor space is almost like having a mini vacation locale just outside your door. It's a place for a change of scene, a spot to "get away from it all," even if it's just for a few minutes with only a cup of coffee for company. Show More Summary

Knoll Rereleases Pollock Arm Chair — Design News

Coming out of the archives after 35 years of retirement, Knoll is bringing back the 657 Sling-back Lounge. Designed by Charles Pollock, the arm chair is made from chrome steel tubing, cast aluminum arms, and leather. READ MORE »

A Modern Architectural Masterpiece In California

Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor’s firm, Bestor Architecture, embeds its manifesto “Everyone should experience strange beauty every day” into all the work it produces, and it shows in her recent creation, 3660 Toro Canyon Park Rd., Santa Barbara, California. No detail has been left to chance, either in the high modernist structure or its gorgeous […]

I Spy: A Nate Berkus for Target Rug in Nate's LA Home

We always wonder, do designers actually decorate with their own products? Well, here's the proof that Nate Berkus does. This gorgeous shot is from his Los Angeles home and what do I spy? Several layered Arrowhead rugs from his 2013 Nate Berkus for Target collection. READ MORE »

Christina's Comfortable, Collected Austin Abode — House Tour

Name: Christina Simon, co-owner of Feathers Boutique, interior designer at Mark Ashby Design and graphic designer with clothing line through Alchemy Design. Shares home with partner Ed Davis. Location: Windsor Park, Austin Texas Size: 1100 square feet Years lived in: Owned 10 years Christina wears a lot of hats. Show More Summary

Free-Form Play Structures Encourage Kids’ Creative Thinking

We all know how important it is for kids to get outside and exercise their bodies. Most parents also realize that it is just as important for kids to exercise their minds and grow through creative play. The playgrounds designed by newly-formed design group Free Play are meant to allow kids the kind of unstructured […]

Before & After: All White Kitchen Gets a Subtle Kick

Kristi recently remodeled her kitchen and didn't give her toe kicks a second glance. Then she got a glimpse of Oh Joy's recently remodeled studio kitchen, and was inspired to try something new... READ MORE »

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