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Open Layout House Concept By Studio MK27

By the Pinheiros River in the city of Sao Paulo, huge stacked concrete volumes form the casing of a striking new home, designed by the talent at Brazilian company Studio MK27. Within the structure, a vertical circulation column acts as a core around which three exposed concrete boxes are pivoted, creating layers of cantilevered rooms […]

Small Space Style: 10 Charming & Compact Chicago Homes

One of the great things about Chicago is that, unlike San Francisco, New York, or Washington, D.C., affordable and spacious apartments are available in a number of neighborhoods. But that doesn't mean that we don't also have our share of studios, small-space dwellers, and appreciation for a compact floorplan. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Roof Deck Transformation — Sweeten

Nate and Michelle’s Greenpoint roof deck had a gorgeous view — but not much else going for it. They wanted to turn this bleak space into an outdoor room, one that would feel like an extension of the rest of their home. READ MORE »

8 Photos of Easter Gone Horribly Wrong

Post by Linda Sharps. Whatever Easter may mean to you personally, I think we can agree that it's one of those photogenic holidays of the year. Consider the many pleasant themes: the glorious renewal of spring, family feasts, adorable animals, colorful eggs, delighted children, cherished spiritual traditions. Show More Summary

Towers Collect Drinking Water From Thin Air in Ethiopia

In the mountainous regions of Ethiopia, finding drinkable water is a time-consuming and sometimes dangerous task. Women and children often walk for hours each day just to bring potable water home for their families. Even after the dangerous journey, the water they bring back is often contaminated and unsafe to drink. Vittori Lab has devised [...]

55 Downing Street Launches Blogger/Designer Curated Sales — Design News

Décor flash sale site 55 Downing Street has announced Designer Must Haves events, featuring items curated by designers and bloggers. First up is Ashlina Kaposta of The Decorista. Her collection is available starting April 28. READ MORE »

Exotic Thai Cultured Theme Suites at Plaza Athénée Bangkok

Plaza Athénée Bangkok…, A Royal Méridien Hotel features four individually-themed, two-bedroom Royal Suites echoing the classic aesthetics and contemporary home comfort, much to the delight of culture-savvy international travelers in search of something more. Show More Summary

Small Space Style: Not-So-Big Homes in Seattle

We have seen a wide range of small spaces come out of our Seattle tours and reader submissions including a bungalow studio at just 125 square feet and new build lofts under 1,000 square feet. These small spaces of the Emerald City have...Show More Summary

Renovation Project Secret: How To Lay A Perfect Bead of Caulk Quickly & Neatly, Every Time — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

While in the process of diy-ing a bathroom renovation, I discovered a key process "secret" worth learning. Laying the perfect bead of caulk might not sound very exciting, but is an essential process to know for any home owner. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Cast-Off Glider Gets a Sunny, Springy Makeover

Maybe it's her name, but April certainly seems to love Springtime. She tells us that she recently expanded her porch so she could spend more time outdoors, but needed to furnish it on the cheap. Luckily, a friend found this free glider which just needed a little spruce up in order to become official new porch furniture. READ MORE »

Design Date: Nate Berkus

TV show? Check. Target collaboration? Check. An eye for style? Check. Nate Berkus seems to have it all. After getting the deets on his latest project, American Dream Builders, we asked him out on a design date (and yes, we started blushing). Show More Summary

Where Can I Get Custom-Sized Baskets or Boxes? — Good Questions

Q: Our house had a silly little half wall separating the entry from the living room. It was constantly covered with clutter and was a waste of space. So one day my husband and I had the genius idea to rip it out and replace it with floor to ceiling shelves. They look fantastic (or at least they will after we get around to painting them). READ MORE »

Evelyn's Enchanted Ceiling Room — My Room

Name: Evelyn (2 months) Location: Hong Kong Forget the usual nursery shops. I wanted to create a unique, child-friendly but not child-oriented space. So I sourced the furniture on secondhand websites and updated them with a coat of new paint. Show More Summary

Modern Hardwood Desk to Ease Your Workflow by Artifox

Designed by Artifox…, Desk 01 is a clever solution for your office, a modern hardwood desk that substantially eases your workflow throughout the day. Sleek yet practical, Desk 01 is a piece of furniture fully crafted by hand. It features everything one needs to increase office productivity in the 21st century. Show More Summary

Upholstery Advice for Vintage Lounge Chairs? — Good Questions

Q: I picked up a pair of these lovely late 60s/early 70s lounge chairs for a steal. They desperately need to be reupholstered (they're currently a dusty pink velour!) and I'm having trouble working out the fabric type and colour that would suit them best. READ MORE »

9 Mirrored Styling Tricks That Reflect Greatness

Mirror, mirror on the wall, here are the best styling tricks of them all! We found nine ways that will reflect you (and your home) in all the right ways. Whether you're looking for a new addition to your bar cart or a glitzy touch in your bedroom, incorporating a mirror is a must. Show More Summary

Celebs Share Their Favorite Paint Colors

Considering a new coat of paint? We like the way you think - in fact, it's one of our favorite #SpringStyling solutions. Architectural Digest drilled these celebrities for their go-to paint hues, and we're loving their answers. From petal pink to the perfect shade of white, these paint suggestions will have you reaching for a bucket and brush this weekend. View Slideshow ›

Self Sustainable Weekend Retreat by Branch Studio Architects

Pump House is a self sustainable weekend retreat located within the rural area of Victoria, Australia. The dwelling designed by Branch Studio Architects… was originally intended to serve as a storage space for the clients’ water pump and other essential equipment needed to maintain their farmland property. Show More Summary

Stunningly Simple LED Lamp Casts its Own Silhouette Shade

This lamp from design studio YOY takes the concept of a table lamp or floor lamp and whittles it down to its most basic of parts. The lamp itself is simple an unassuming baton or pillar when off. It looks a bit like a lamp that someone has forgotten to screw a light bulb into. [...]

Clever Child Carrier Makes Piggyback Rides Pain-Free + Safe

Every parent knows the piggyback phase – that special time when your little one begs to ride on your back at every opportunity. It gets tiring, though, and once a child is too old for a wearable carrier it’s tough to indulge their requests every time. The brilliant Piggyback Rider is a back carrier that [...]

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