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Funny Valentines Day Cards (Straight from Pop Culture)

You may not have Carrie Brownstein, Ryan Gosling, or Crazy Eyes wishing you a Happy Valentines Day in person, but —hey girl — these cards are the next best thing... READ MORE »

Tribute to Style and Environmental Responsibility: Vina’s Tiny House in California

With a desire to live lightly and simply, Vina Lustado set out to design and build a tiny house for herself. Vina completed a 140 square foot off-the-grid house that has set a standard for style and environmental responsibility. By enlisting local artists and craftsmen, Vina’s Tiny House embraces the community spirit in Ojai, California. Show More Summary

French Court Rules Child Can't Be Named Nutella — Design News

In bizarre baby news, a French court ruled that parents couldn't name their child Nutella. According to the ruling, it's against the child's interests to be named after a trademarked food product. The judge renamed the baby girl Ella after the parents failed to show up in court. READ MORE »

Back in Black: High-Impact Accents for Your Home

Black is... well, it's the new black. It's the perfect way to add a little contrast and depth to minimal interiors, and it's cropping up everywhere. From staircases to bathrooms to kitchens, black — especially in deep, glossy shades — is back. READ MORE »

We're Hiring: Campaign Coordinator — Job Listing

Apartment Therapy Media (ApartmentTherapy.com & TheKitchn.com) is actively looking for a Campaign Coordinator. A passion for interior design, cooking and our websites is a big bonus! ? Check out the full listing for more info and to apply READ MORE »

The Tetris House: A Creatively Organized Modern Brazilian Home

The name Tetris House likely calls to mind the brightly colored game, but it is not the colors or infectious music that are the inspiration for this Sao Paulo home. Instead, architects Marcio Kogan and Carolina Castroviejo found inspiration from the way that the boxes in that game fit together snugly. This home, like the […]

It's a Catch Up Kind of Day — The January Cure: Assignment #17

Let's kick off the final work week of the Cure with a little well-deserved time to catch up on ANYTHING you need to, from an assignment you just didn't get to yet right on through putting the finishing touches on your project. OR, maybe even a little at-home yoga to celebrate your newly-spruced up living room... READ MORE »

How to Know if a Career in Architecture is Right for You

Your current career path may be a mistake, here’s why:  It takes time to know what you love, and even more time to know what you’re willing to love for the next 30 to 40 years. A career is a commitment—and we usually commit to the wrong...Show More Summary

Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Cats! Italian Eatery Designed for People and Cats — Professional Project

Project by: Tommaso Guerra Location: Rome, Italy It's true: cat cafés are becoming a thing! Tommaso Guerra was hired to design the interior of the Romeow Cat Bistrot which is home to six cats and host to cat-loving bistro customers. Guerra steered clear of kitschy, sad cat lady clichés and turned it into a welcoming, comfortable feline/human hangout. READ MORE »

Stylish Storage Secret: Don't Waste the Space Under Your Coffee Table

If you've got a coffee table with a low shelf, you might already have tucked some stylish or useful items under the main surface for storage. But don't neglect this spot for stuff if your coffee table is shelf-less! This little spot of floor space might be small, but it's not insubstantial. Here are some inspiring photos of folks using this space right! READ MORE »

Before & After: Cabinet Gets "Cabin Fever"

A simple shoe cabinet was becoming a dumping ground for recycling— and not much style. Jeremy decided to use temporary wallpaper to transform this little corner into something more rustic mid-century: READ MORE »

Architecture For Humanity Shuts Down After 15 Years — Design News

Non-profit Architecture for Humanity has closed after 15 years. The San Francisco-based organization opened in 1999 to initially help provide shelters for refugees from Kosovo. They held design competitions for transitional shelters, and had over 60 chapters worldwide. READ MORE »

Which Bizarre Quirks Would You Put Up With to Live in the City of Your Dreams?

Renting in New York is not like renting anywhere else. In New York, you'll find yourself competing with 12 other people for the privilege of paying twice as much as you ever have in rent for a one-room studio whose proportions can most charitably be described as 'cozy'. Show More Summary

Ienami Bonkei Planters Resembling Lovely Miniature Homes With Green Rooftops

These original Ienami Bonkei planters by Metaphys introduce us to a delightful miniature world. The inspiration behind the project has its roots in the Japanese art of “Bonkei”. A bonkei is defined as a three-dimensional depiction of a landscape in miniature, developed using mainly dry materials like rock, cement mixtures or sand. Show More Summary

Top Ten: Best Loveseats — Apartment Therapy Annual Guide 2015

Much like stickshifts and safety belts in the Cake song of the same name, full-size sofas "make my baby seem so far." Loveseats were made for lovers— but then again, it's certainly nice to be able to stretch out on your own. READ MO...

Weird Decor: What is a Bundling Board?

Via Alice Hodapp's Historiography Pillow talk is nothing new, but if you're a Puritan parent and your daughter has a suitor, just how do you allow the young couple to achieve the emotional intimacy of sharing a bed without encouraging any funny business out of wedlock? It's really just a matter of adding an extra bed accessory: the bundling board. READ MORE »

Claire's 2015 January Cure Check-In — January Cure Diaries

My second week began with the pantry purge and the decluttering carried on throughout the whole week. For my parents, the pantry purge couldn't have come at a better time. On Christmas Eve, several of the pantry shelves collapsed onto each other under the heavy weight of too many wine bottles—and now it was time to find a solution. READ MORE »

This Self-Watering Wall Planter Changes Everything

We love the look of a living wall but have always been the tiniest bit intimidated by them. Perhaps we weren't the only ones because the people behind the beloved Woolly Pocket planters have come out with a new version that appears to...Show More Summary

Is the Formal Dining Room Dead?

My kids call our dining room the "Thanksgiving Room." My husband says that we should put caution tape at its entrance because I don't let anyone in there. And I guess that tells you what you need to know about how often we use or formal...Show More Summary

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