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Boston Using Uber Data to Plan Better Public Transit — Design News

Despite Uber's questionable data practices in the past, it's being used for good in Boston. The city is the first to tap into the startup's ride patterns to to see, on a broad (and anonymous) scale, where people go throughout the day. They hope to use that information to plan better public transportation, roads, and housing. READ MORE »

7 Helpful Tips for Moving Everything You Own Without Losing Your Mind

Moving is maddening. Not only is it painful physically, it's a mental exercise in mindfulness trying to keep everything organized as you completely uproot your whole life. If home is the peaceful place you can retreat to when the world gets hard, having to dismantle it can leave you free-floating in a sea of stress. Show More Summary

Perfect Balance: Active Stool Works Your Core at the Office

This balancing stool is a fun alternate take on the balance ball seating option.

Beyond the Basics: A Gallery of 12 Colorful Bathrooms

White is a pretty common color for bathrooms — but fortunately for those of us who love cheerful hues, it's not the only color. Here, for your inspiration, is a roundup of 12 bathrooms painted in every color of the rainbow. READ MOR...

This Tiny Shack Might Be the Ultimate 'Glamping' Experience

If you love tiny houses, and you dream of living close to nature, we've found the perfect place for you. This little shack, designed by Broadhurst Architects for a family farm in the mountains of West Virginia, is equal parts tiny house and camping shelter — in the best possible way. READ MORE »

Kelley & Matt's Harmoniously Thrifted Downtown Loft — House Tour

Name: Kelley Bozarth, an environmental graphic designer, + Matthew Deal, a digital marketer Location: Downtown Salisbury, North Carolina Size: 1250 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; rented Living with a significant other for the...Show More Summary

Mental Clutter Cleanup: Do a Little Online Organizing — The January Cure: Assignment #18

So much of what we all need to stay on top of on a regular basis is online and it can get just as mentally messy and stressy as having a big, tottering pile of paper stacked in the middle of your room would be. Getting some clean upShow More Summary

Massive Staircase Design Incorporating a Floor-to-Ceiling Bookcase

Staircase specialists Bisca were approached by a client who was renovating a rambling stone-built farmhouse deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Northern England. Integral to this conversion was the replacement of the staircase and the opening up of the ground floor. Show More Summary

The "Blank & Boring to Cheery & Comfortable" Living Room Makeover — Makeover

Project by: Molly of Awfully Big Adventure Location: Austin, TX This project focused on taking my tiny, boring, popcorn-ceilinged living room and turning it into a cheery, comfortable place to come home to- all on a serious budget. Using...Show More Summary

Tour 10 Beautiful Loft Apartments From All Over the World

A while back, we did a roundup of some of our favorite loft tours from Apartment Therapy's archives. (If you missed that, check it out here.) This time we've ranged a bit farther afield, all over the internet — and all over the world. Feast your eyes on these 10 converted warehouse spaces. READ MORE »

Before & After: Family Heirloom Finds New Life

After facing decades of moves and time in storage, Sheila decided to restore this chair her husband's parents bought in the 60s. It's now ready to take on another 50 years: READ MORE »

Alice, My Man is a Mess — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, My boyfriend and I just moved in together and it is NOT going well. He's a slob and it's driving me up the wall. He thinks nothing of leaving dishes in the sink for days and opening packages and leaving the wrapping all over...Show More Summary

How To Wash Walls — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

We recently painted all the walls in our home white and love the bright, clean aesthetic. While we consider ourselves pretty tidy, it's astounding how quickly smudges show up on the freshly painted surface. READ MORE »

Vipp Moves Beyond Trashcans to Make Pre-Fab Homes — Design News

Vipp, makers of designy trashcans, have branched out into prefab homes. The plug and play structure can be installed in 3-5 days, and comes with furnishings, linens, tableware, and yes, a Vipp waste bin, for $585,000. Take a peek at the sleek interior after the jump. READ MORE »

Which Chicken Broth Wins the Taste Test? — The Kitchn

The Kitchn tried 5 brands of low-sodium chicken broth. Check out which one won the taste test: From The Kitchn ? We Tried 5 Brands of Chicken Broth, and Here Is the Winner READ MORE »

9 Easy Ways to Beautify Your Bathroom on the Cheap

When it comes to decor, your bathroom should be just as important as any other room in your home. Check out these nine easy (and inexpensive) decorating tips from Trulia to help transform your bathroom into a beautiful and clutter-free space. Sorry to get TMI on you, but we all spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Show More Summary

Wood and Metal Home Skin Embracing Cozy Family Nest  

Presenting a challenging modern shape inspired by traditional architecture in the area, this modern wood and metal home in North Oakland, California, serves both as a cozy family nest and inspiration for the surrounding neighborhood....Show More Summary

Foil Dumb Bike Thieves With Smart Pedals

In why-don't-we-already-have-this news, a French technology startup, Connected Cycle, has released prototypes of a new kind of bike pedal with GPS included. Now, your bike can alert you via smart phone when it's being moved stolen. READ MORE »

Pro Decorator Tricks to Try: Curtains the Same Color as Your Walls

Pink bedroom design by Angie Hranowsky on Lonny Sure, curtains are one more opportunity to add color, pattern and interest to a room, but for a chic, elegant look consider curtains in the same color (or one shade lighter or darker) as the surrounding walls. Show More Summary

3D Printed Bulb Shades Depicting Upside-Down Skyscrapers: The Stalaclights Collection

Do you guys remember our post on FLAMMABLE, the iconic wax skyscraper sculptures by artist Jing Jing Naihan Li? The Stalaclights collection by designer David Graas, also depicts skyscrapers, but the concept behind the project is a bit...Show More Summary

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