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Do You Recognize This (In)Famous Airport Carpet? — You Would If You Were From Oregon

It's the print that spawned a thousand foot selfies. The teal, geometric carpet that has graced the hallowed halls of the Portland International Airport since the 80s (probably) has long been the backdrop of a well-loved Portland tradition: take a photo of your feet while about to fly. READ MORE »

What Guests Really Notice in Your Home

If the idea of getting your home company-ready is keeping you from hosting a dinner party or even your out of town in-laws, we can help. Sure, you could spend all day cleaning and decorating in anticipation, but who has the time? Here are the only things you really need to do before your guests arrive. Show More Summary

The Coolbox is Everything Your Tool-Loving Self Could Ever Want — Design News

Imagine if Tom Haverford and Ron Swanson designed a toolbox. That's pretty close to the Coolbox— you've got your classic storage, plus useful additions like a whiteboard, and magnetic strip. But there's fun, too— with Bluetooth speakers, USB chargers, a power strip, and a bottle opener (don't drink and operate power tools, kids). Show More Summary

Fall Out Boy's Guitarist's Home Is Full of Rock 'n' Roll Touches

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and his wife Marie Goble had strong opinions about what they did and didn't want in in their new LA home. On the want list was their existing furniture. The couple had a rich collection of pieces they purchased for their former New York and Chicago homes that they wanted to use in this home as much as possible. Show More Summary

Delightful Family Home in New Zealand Celebrating Healthy Living: M House

Did you ever think of the alphabet as inspiration for creative home designs? Make Architecture Studio completed the development of the charming M House, a single family residence in Auckland, New Zealand: “Small, but with delight, this...Show More Summary

Expensive House Porn: Impeccable "Mad Men" Pedigreed House For Sale

While you wait for the final season of Mad Men to begin, feast your eyes on this stunning California home featured on season 2. Remember when Don runs off to Palm Springs for a boozy escape with a gang of wealthy Europeans in the episode appropriately titled "Jet Set?" If you have $7.5 million on hand, you could own it. READ MORE »

10 Home Improvement Projects to Do This Weekend

Easy DIYs that will take care of those niggling home problems - Remodelista Brilliant Spring-cleaning shortcuts so you're not stuck inside all day - Real Simple How to know when it's time to clean your coffeemaker - PureWow Peek inside...Show More Summary

Before & After: A Cabin Bathroom Gets Classy — Country Living

After spending a decade shuttling between Atlanta and Los Angeles for work, designer Brian Patrick Flynn decided that what he needed was a place to get away from it all. He found exactly what he was looking for in a 1,700 square foot cabin in the North Georgia mountains. The views were unrivaled, but the interiors, unfortunately, left a little to be desired. READ MORE »

9 Strategies For Finally Tackling Your Junk Drawer

If you see someone with a slightly obnoxious holier-than-thou glow about them, it's probably because they recently cleaned out their junk drawer. There's really nothing like the feeling of having your twine, markers, hair ties, chip clips, and so-much-more perfectly organized— and here's how you can feel it, too! READ MORE »

In Seattle, Check Out Sidewalk Art That Only Appears When it Rains — Design News

It rains an average of 150 days a year in Seattle, and one artist is making the most of it. Peregrine Church sprays an environmentally-safe hydrophobic solution over a stencil, and when the surrounding concrete darkens from the rain, his work appears. Each piece lasts 4 to 12 months, depending on foot traffic. READ MORE »

7 Things All Impossibly Chic People Have At Home

Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home Some people just exude style and can be counted on to live in well put together and drool-worthy homes. Learn from them, because this ain't their first rodeo. They've cracked the design code and have a lot to teach you about what makes for sophisticated and spectacular spaces. Show More Summary

Bold Brushstrokes: The Super Easy DIY Pattern Trend to Try

We're seeing brush strokes show up everywhere lately. From textiles, to art, to accessories, this DIY pattern has the added bonus of being incredibly versatile. You can customize the idea in terms of both scale and color. But the very...Show More Summary

Alison, Trevor and a Baby in 600 Square Feet — House Tour

Name: Alison, Trevor & Theodore Location: Vancouver, BC Mount Pleasant Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; Owned I stumbled upon Alison's Instagram not so long ago and fell in love with her blog 600SQFTANDABABY. For the past...Show More Summary

First Carbon-Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes

Characterized by Australian modular building expert ArchiBlox as the world’s first carbon-positive prefab living unit, the Archi+Carbon Positive House is designed to be self-sustainable. According to the project developers, the new project...Show More Summary

Strange Magic: This Little Japanese House Blurs the Line Between Architecture and Sculpture

If you were designing a house that was only 11 feet wide and 33 feet deep, you might not 'spend' the majority of that space on a dramatic curving staircase. But that's exactly what the designers of this Japanese house did — with strangely beautiful results. READ MORE »

Tech Addiction is Real: My "I Forgot My Phone" Timeline

We are all begrudgingly trying to be less glued to our phones, right? So what happened when I accidentally left my phone at home entire day? It was an emotional roller coaster with some pretty solid takeaways. Here's my timeline. READ MORE »

Amazing Translucent Concrete Opens a New World of Design Ideas

When you think of concrete design, you may have images of dark, industrial-inspired interiors and drab, warehouse style exteriors. And while that is certainly one way to incorporate the material, a much less common – but brighter – option is also available in the way of translucent concrete. The light transmitting concrete feels high tech, […]

Top Ten: Side Tables Beautiful Enough to Steal the Show

In a lot of interiors, side tables wind up being a bit of an afterthought. But not these tables. They may be little, but these tiny tables will command lots of attention. Here are 10 side and end tables guaranteed to steal the show. READ MORE »

SPONSORED POST: How To Care for Your Upholstery, The Right Way — Value City Furniture

Keeping your upholstery in tip-top shape should definitely be on your spring cleaning list. We've put together a simple refresher on how to clean different upholstery types, from leather to microfiber. Upholstery Cleaning 101: What to Use When READ MORE »

NYC Balconies & Rooftops: Covetable Outdoor Spaces in the City

My new New York apartment has an 'outdoor space,' and by that I mean one of my windows opens onto a fire escape. While I'm perfectly happy with that — it's just the right size for watching the sun set and sipping a beer, or maybe even...Show More Summary

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