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Cool Product Alert: A Smart Night Stand

Alright, what do you call a modern minimalist night stand that has a built in mobile controlled audio system, smart locking cabinet, wireless phone charger, motion activated night light and a sunrise alarm? Answer: The Curvilux Smart Nightstand. Get it on Amazon.

The secrets to a Thanksgiving #tablescape that will blow up on Instagram

For the Thanksgiving that Diana and Josh Perrin host every year, they draw inspiration from tablescapes they feature on their hugely popular Casa de Perrin Instagram feed, which has more than 288,000 followers.

I miss her every Thanksgiving, and try not to wonder 'What if...?'

I remember her every year at this time — and when I see the Missed Connections on Craigslist, where strangers who were too shy to connect when they first crossed paths hope to unite. These personal ads imply that lost opportunities can be found. That’s why I gave a blanket to a woman I didn’t know....

Science Makes the Case For Putting Up Holiday Decorations Early

To my fellow grinches, we might be too quick to judge our holiday loving brethren. According to a new study, those who bust out the winter wonderland decor early might have something to teach us Christmas cranks. READ MORE »

Invest in a fragrant spring by planting sweet peas — now

There's nothing quite as fragrant as sweet peas. You can make this lovely English garden-type scene a reality in your yard, but you need to act now, because fall is prime time for planting this cool-weather flower in Southern California.

HGTV's "Rehab Crazy" Stars On What It Takes to Turn An Old House Around — HGTV's "Rehab Crazy" Stars On Turning an Old House Around

Cathy, and her husband Garrett, are just two design lovers living a "quiet, country life" (her words) in Washington state. Here are a few things that that quiet country life entails: rehabbing a 105-year-old farmhouse into their family home, flipping a 117-year-old house, and working on an HGTV pilot. Show More Summary

Lloyd Wright's Infamous Sowden House Is On the Market

In 1926, architect Lloyd Wright (yep, son of Frank) built this "neo Mayan" home in Los Feliz for friend and artist John Sowden. The property is currently for sale for $4.7 million. READ MORE »

5 Creative Holiday Cards that Won't End Up in the Landfill

Do you cringe at the thought of how many holiday cards are tossed in the recycling (or worse, the trash bin) come January 1st? If you're trying to be more waste-conscious, or have friends and family who are, you might want to consider alternatives to traditional greeting cards. Show More Summary

Hair Nah! The Cathartic Travel Game for Black Women

I'm not going home for Thanksgiving, but if I were, there are a few things I would do to prepare myself for traveling back to the Midwest during one of the craziest times of the year: Force myself to pack light, download a meditation app, and mentally prepare to have my hair touched. READ MORE »

An Artist's Sophisticated Chicago Home — House Tour

Name: Josh Young and Ignacio Martinez Location: Gold Coast — Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 7 months, renting Josh and Ignacio have spent the last eight years living all over the world in cities like Milan (where the couple met while studying), Santiago, and New York. Show More Summary

Mies Made Minimalist: The Barcelona Pavilion Gets a Temporary Facelift

For years, visitors who have frequented Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion have marveled over the structure's abundance of natural color, but the iconic building has recently undergone a major transformation to strip away the various hues and leave it with a more modern appearance. Show More Summary

The Easiest & Cheapest DIY Art Project (Using Your Phone)

When it comes to making your own art, there is no shortage of project ideas. If you have artistic tendencies, you can likely take any idea or inspiration (online or IRL) and turn it into something worthy of that much-coveted spot on your gallery wall. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Family Home Goes from Cavernous to Cozy — Professional Project

It's not a problem that many people have in New York, but this Tribeca apartment was almost too big. Sans furniture, the side-by-side living rooms seemed intimidating and cavernous. Plus, the unusual proportions of the space, with windows sitting almost on the floor, made furnishing it tricky. Show More Summary

This Kickstarter Converts Kitchen Scraps Into Cooking Fuel

If you love to cook, no doubt a gas range is a must-have in any home or apartment. But if you're an environmentalist, you know that natural gas is not sustainable or a renewable resource. One Israeli company could have the Goldilocks of answers. READ MORE »

Stop Overpacking Once And For All With These 3 Questions

I'm currently reporting to you from the middle of my bedroom, surrounded by garment bags and flung open suitcases, tossed around shoes and a hodge-podge of pants, tops and torn-from-their-hangers sweaters. And in the center of this chaotic mess is me, sitting cross legged on the carpet with my head in my hands trying to hack the Rubik's Cube that is not overpacking. READ MORE »

9 Things You'll Want To Buy for Fixer Upper's Final Season Premiere on Tuesday

If you're equal parts sad and excited for the final season of Fixer Upper to start on Tuesday, you're not alone. To help ease the pain and fuel the passion, we've rounded up nine items you might want to have if you're a true Chip & Jo fan (read: it's all about shiplap). READ MORE »

This Weekend: The Secret to Making Thanksgiving Go A Whole Lot Smoother

Thanksgiving is next week and the whole holiday will happily hum along if you do a few things in advance: 1) Let the seams out of your favorite pants; 2) fill some index cards of questions to ask distant cousins at the dinner table; and 3) do this one other very important thing before next Thursday. READ MORE »

Here Are This Year’s Coolest Picks from Oprah’s Favorite Things

Oprah’s Favorite Things list is kicking off the 2017 holiday shopping season. For the last 20 years, Oprah has featured gifts that are perfect for friends, family or that special person in your life. This year, she selected 102 items...Show More Summary

This Earthy, Ethereal Echo Park Cabin Is What Dreams Are Made Of — House Call

Name: Shawn Location: Echo Park — Los Angeles, California The basics: 4 months, owned — 1,111 square feet Shawn's funky cabin is full of warm wood, natural light and a ton of texture. From the wood floors to the planked ceiling the home has tons of laid-back California cool that makes you want to take off your shoes and relax. READ MORE »

A Lifestyle Store Owner's Minimal, Timeless Home — House Tour

Name: Audrey Morissette her husband Francois and baby William Location: Blainville, Quebec Size: 2,380 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned Audrey Morissette established her store Boutique Vestibule in 2014 in the Mile End of Montreal. Show More Summary

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