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A wedding gift they'll actually use: 'The 8 x 8 Cookbook' and a classic Pyrex dish

If you want to give a wedding gift that will actually get used, consider giving an 8x8 baking dish. And a copy of "The 8x8 Cookbook." The 8x8 baking dish is the unsung hero in any kitchen — but especially a tiny kitchen — because it can do everything from bake brownies to mac and cheese, and its...

I’m a confident, assertive woman. And my boyfriend just couldn’t handle it

“Who went on the roof?!” I screamed. We were just a couple hours into our 12-hour day of shooting my boyfriend’s music video at a warehouse east of downtown Los Angeles. I had used all of my connections to get the best people onboard, and it was a $30,000 project that I was getting done for $3,000....

How he earned the nickname 'The Project Assassin'

Carlos Anthony Lopez helps set the scene and vibe at some of the city's hottest restaurants and bars. But as is often the case with design professionals, this type of influence also involves a sense of obscurity. A roster of hot restaurants If you've been to Echo Park's Ostrich Farm, the Ace Hotel...

For the Drama Lover: A High Contrast Look For Your Walls & Floors

(Image credit: Inside Out) Black walls have been a hot trend in interior design for some time now, but lately I've been seeing a sort of twist on the look that I especially like: black walls with a white floor. Nothing livens up a room like contrast, and black + white is the ultimate contrast. Show More Summary

How to create a zen den in your home (yes, you have the space!)

Call it what you want – man cave, she shed, meditation hub – but every home will benefit from a room or area designated for maximum calm. We were so struck by this zenned-out room by Los Angeles-based interior designer Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors, created for an anesthesiologist’s West Hollywood...

Take Another Look at Gravel: Chic Ways to Use It Outdoors — Take Another Look at...Gravel: Chic Ways to Use

(Image credit: Giannetti Home) A manicured lawn is a beautiful sight to behold, but it's a feature that isn't without its own problems. There's the cost and time investment for maintenance, plus the staggering amount of water needed to keep a lawn looking fresh in the summer. Show More Summary

8 Stunning Watercolor Effect Ideas for Painting Up Your Space

Street Workshop Get inspired with these ideas for bringing a painterly watercolor effect into your home. There’s something super chill and zen about watercolors. Whether you are into realism, abstractism, impressionism, pointillism, or any other kind of “ism,” watercolor evokes a sense of whimsy and of being a free spirit. Show More Summary

Here Are The Winners Of the Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge

(Image credit: Annie Selke) You came, you saw, you voted. Today, Annie Selke revealed the winning designs of their first ever Rug Design Challenge. Let's see who they are! READ MORE »

Stella Vie: The World’s Most Efficient Family Car

Solar technology has been around for a while now, but it’s taken a couple of decades to work out its kinks. Until a few years ago, photovoltaic systems were criticized for their poor flexibility, durability, portability, and overall high cost. These factors (and the pushback from the fossil fuel industry) prevented full-scale solar cars from […]

27 Dorm Essentials Under $40 on Amazon Prime

With a new school year comes the opportunity to hit "refresh" on your whole life - including your dorm decor. Outfitting an entire room (or even just half) with all the essentials of college life can be overwhelming, though, as it requires a lengthy list of necessities. Show More Summary

15 Fast Hostess Gifts Available on Amazon Prime

Showing up at a dinner or housewarming party empty-handed can be awkward - you wanted to show the host your gratitude, but you just didn't have time to get to a gift shop. Fear not, busy party-goer, because POPSUGAR has you covered. We found a plethora of stylish (and reasonably priced) goods you can order on Amazon Prime today and have in time for your party two days from now.

A Healer's Bright, Calming L.A. Home — House Tour

Name: Ashley Neese Location: Silver Lake — Los Angeles, California Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, renting Though Ashley Neese was born in a small town in Wisconsin and grew up in Georgia, she went to grad school in San Francisco in 2005... Show More Summary

19 Kitchen Organization Products You Should Always Buy at Ikea

The key to a clean and organized kitchen is making use of good storage products, but storage options don't always make the most attractive decor pieces. Enter the ever-dependable Ikea, where storage isn't just functional - it can add...Show More Summary

The Best Home Items From Nordstrom's Huge Anniversary Sale

In the fashion world, Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is the stuff of legends. Brand new designer goods are dropped to super sale prices, causing fashionistas to lose their minds and stock their carts. But even if you've shopped the sale before, you might not have known that the retailer drops prices on a ton of home goods as well. Show More Summary

Your Mighty New Mindful Habit: Learn to Respond, Not React

Whether you're talking with friends, family, romantic partners or even coworkers or employees, how you communicate means a lot, especially when it comes to serious topics or any sort of conflict. But how do you become a more considerate communicator? READ MORE »

Forget the Iron Throne! Emilia Clarke Is Already Queen of This Real-Life Charming Castle

Daenerys is ruthless in her hunt for the Iron Throne, but real-life Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is already queen of her own castle: a charming, feminine abode she shares with her adorable pup. And she recently dropped $4.6 million on a modern home in LA. Check out our favorite Daenerys - ahem - Emilia design moments ahead. We're betting you'll be beguiled by her style.

Alternative Living: Water Conservation

  In a previous installment of Alternative Living, we discussed the conservation of electricity and ways to cut the electric bill to add a little more spending money to your pocket. In this edition, we will touch base on methods of water conservation in your household, again, conserving to not …

Before & After: A Renovation Makes the Most of a Small Kitchen — Sweeten

House-hunting in New York is a notoriously harrowing process. After months of searching, Nikki and Chris thought they had found the perfect apartment in Astoria. It was beautiful, had all the features they wanted, and was within their budget. Show More Summary

This Weekend: Start Saving Major Money With This Easy Home Habit

This was the most popular weekend project last year, and with good reason! Start using this system for your household stuff and you'll get more life out of everything you own, and save money in the process. It also has the added bonus of making your home look and feel brand new again. Ready to go? READ MORE »

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