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Small Space Style: 10 Cozy Canadian Homes

In the midst of a month dedicated to living in small spaces, I looked back through our archives for small living inspiration from our northerly neighbors: Canada! It might be a big country, but here's how Canada makes living small look cool: READ MORE »

La Belle France, Chez Toi: 8 Prints for Francophiles

If you can't get away to Paris as often as you would like, maybe one of these Frenchy prints will help to satisfy the craving. At least for a little while. READ MORE »

Etsy Launches Wholesale Site — Design News

Handmade marketplace Etsy launched its new wholesale site this week. After a year of testing with select sellers, the site has opened up its application process. To shop or sell on Etsy Wholesale, there's a minimal questionnaire to prove you can make or resell the goods in quantity. READ MORE »

Freudian Slipcovers: Why Psychoanalysts Care About Interior Design

If you're a regular 'round these parts, chances are you're well aware of the connection between the design of a room and how you feel while in it, and who better to corroborate that notion than those who know feelings best. Photographer...Show More Summary

Art Installations in Rome Based on 3D Illusions: Vantage by Aakash Nihalani [Video]

By using mixed media on canvas, corrugated plastic and wood, artist Aakash Nihalani created Vantage…, an intriguing array of artworks. The “series” consists of site-specific installations within a display gallery, and various permanent and temporary urban installations around Rome, Italy. Show More Summary

Stephen Turner's Amazing Exbury Egg — House Tour

Name: Stephen Turner Location: The Beaulieu River; Hampshire, UK Size: 6 meters long, 3.6 meters wide Years lived in: 9 months At the head of a creek somewhere in the South of England, a weird and wonderful structure bobs up and down on the tide. Show More Summary

He’s here!

We’re thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family, baby Teddy! On Wednesday, April 16th at 8:51 am, Theodore Freeman Petersik was born wielding a tiny drill weighing in at 8 lbs on the dot and measuring 19.5 inches long. We’re crazy in love with him, including Clara who just can’t stop kissing and […]

30 Unique Home Chess Sets

When accessorizing a home office, library or a stylish coffee table, nothing says sophistication quite like a home chess set. A basic chess set is easy to come by, but what about something a bit more special, something that is as unique as you and your home? This collection of unique chess boards and glamorous […]

Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions From Kathryn's Lucky Location

The genius of this 600-square-foot apartment from 2012's Small Cool Contest lies in the nooks: discreet pockets of space carved out to provide just the right spot for a range of activities, without feeling crowded. How did she do it? Let us count the nooks... READ MORE »

Banishing My Phone from My Bedside: The Results, One Month Later

About four weeks ago, I declared that I was going to stop keeping my iPhone at my side overnight. I'm happy to stay that I've stuck with the plan, and the results have been positive across the board. READ MORE »

Daily Lounge Hosts Live Chat About Smart Homes — Design News

There's no place like a smart home. Daily Lounge is hosting a live chat today about the growing appeal of smart home technology. Panelists Ashley Feinberg from Gizmodo, Andrew Kippen from Canary, and yours truly will be answering questions about what's available, where the tech is headed, and what you can use if you rent. The chat is today at 4pm ET. READ MORE »

Experience the Vitality of Water: Axor Starck V Collection

French-based designer Philippe Starck… imagined this beautiful Axor Starck V collection comprising sleek transparent washbasin mixers, allowing the viewer to experience the vitality of water and the beauty of it. Made of transparentShow More Summary

Before & After: A Vintage Victorian Entry Update

Heather called the previous hallway in her Victorian UK home, "uninspiring." But after a spruce-up, this space is no longer "grubby and old." Just wait until you see the dramatic difference. READ MORE »

Alice's Simple, Simply Warm Nursery — My Room

Name: Alice Location: Montreal, Canada Alice's nursery reflects our lifestyle: simple, economical, functional and full of DIY projects. Like every room in our little home, mostly furnished with vintage finds, we adapted our design style based on the pieces that we carefully selected on the internet, in secondhand stores and in yard sales. READ MORE »

Try Something New: 10 Unique Decorating Ideas for Easter Eggs

If you like to decorate your Easter eggs close to the holiday like we do, then you probably haven't gotten around to it yet. And while the PAAS kits are ubiquitous and remind me of my childhood, there are lots of great ideas out there for unique egg designs. Check these out to see if you want to attempt a new style with your kids this year. READ MORE »

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

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