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IKEA's New Summer Collection Makes Us Want to Live Outside

A few places around the country had little tastes of warm weather this week, and that only makes the thirst for summer all the more real. Thankfully, IKEA is here to feed our fantasies by revealing its 2018 summer collection—and you're never going to want to go back inside. READ MORE »

The Mortgage that Pays Itself: What You Need to Know to Get Started Hosting on Airbnb

If you have any extra space in your home — a spare bedroom, guest house, a finished garage — chances are you've toyed with the idea of listing it on Airbnb. Pros: extra money for bills or savings, a fun way to meet cool people, and not a lot of real work. Show More Summary

‘Birthed From Fire’ Alquimia Collection Uses Fire to Create Unique Furniture

Fire, an element with the power to destroy and in this case, the power to create. The Alquimia Collection by EWE Studio is a 3 piece collection of functional furnishings made using a mix of classic artisan disciplines from a variety of workshops and then shaped by hand. The primary …

Make It Work: 9 Smart Design Solutions for Narrow Galley Kitchens

If you live in a little apartment or a small home, chances are high that you have that dreaded real estate term: the "galley kitchen." Named after the narrow kitchens on ships, these rooms may be tight, but they're also known for using what little space there is very efficiently. Show More Summary

More Than Just a Tiny House: One Doctor's Innovative Alternative to Assisted Living

Dr. Bill Thomas has spent the majority of his career trying to improve nursing homes, but now hopes to make it so that people no longer need them, period — by offering scaled-down residences that actually fit the needs of aging seniors. Just, whatever you do, don't call them tiny homes. READ MORE »

Medieval France Actually Had the Perfect Bedroom Solution for a Studio Apartment

In the third chapter of Wuthering Heights", the narrator, finding himself at the manor house of the same name, describes a room with a curious kind of bed: The whole furniture consisted of a chair, a clothes-press, and a large oak case, with squares cut out near the top resembling coach windows. Show More Summary

Go inside four DTLA boutique hotels where style is the thing

From the Beaux Arts grand dame Biltmore Hotel to the 1970s futurist vision of the Bonaventure, downtown L.A. hotels have always offered different versions of escapist fantasies. And yet all of these spaces remain firmly rooted in a sense of place. The area’s current hotel boom is a further boon...

I’m cooking up a hot sex life, post-marriage

On the last day of my marriage I made an elaborate posole. (Had I known it was the last day of my marriage I would have made a much simpler recipe.) My husband came home from work, walked through the kitchen of our Sunset Park home and announced he’d rented an apartment. He was moving out. I was...

Before and After: A Blank Balcony Wall Goes Bananas

When I opened this reader-submitted project, I thought, "Aha! Our dear reader has obviously uploaded their "after" photo to the "before" box, happens to the best of us, not a bit of trouble," because it never occurred to me that the lovely space you see here could possibly be a "before" photo. Oh, but it is! READ MORE »

Cool, Portable Tech Brought to You by...IKEA?

Last year IKEA announced their upcoming collaboration with Teenage Engineering, an über hip audio tech company, hinting at some new, future forward home tech coming our way. Last week the blue and yellow giant posted a sneak peek on Instagram, and the colaboration looks pretty cool. READ MORE »

Why Does Cancelling Plans Feel So Good? — Self-Care Science

Though the fear of missing out (FOMO) dominates our vocabulary and article headlines, the joy of cancelling plans is real, too. After all, we can't be the only ones who occasionally feel better after sending a "Hey, I can't make it anymore"...Show More Summary

5 GIFs That Might Help You Figure Out What to Do With That Blank Wall

A blank wall can be an inspiring canvas waiting to painted with your style—or it can be a stop-you-in-your-tracks source of indecision. Let's push past the wondering and see how various ideas work. Inside this post: the same empty wall filled with a variety of design elements, from paint to pattern to art and more. Show More Summary

Plug This Silent Money Drain and Save Money All Year — Weekend Projects

You know what really puts a damper on all your efforts to stick to a budget and save money? Seeing a chunk of change go out of your account for a subscription you not only never use, but forgot you even had. This weekend we're goingShow More Summary

Small Tilted Kiosks in Canada Inspire a Sense of Movement

Atelier Urban Face completed the design and development of the “Mount-Royal Kiosks” project. These three oddly shaped buildings are meant to spice up urban family escapes in Mount Royal Park, Montreal, Canada. “The new kiosks take on the shape of the hamlet,” the architects explained. Show More Summary

The Surprisingly Cheap Solution To My Tiny-Space Book Storage Woes — Amazon Deal of the Day

Ever since I moved into my first tiny dorm room at 18, I've been juggling two problems: too many books, and not enough room to store them. In my current bedroom, I was able to keep the storage crisis at bay through frequent KonMari purges, but eventually my bookworm ways caught up to me. Show More Summary

Amazon May Open Up to 6 More Cashierless Stores in 2018

Rumors are swirling that Amazon may be opening up more locations of their cashier-less convenience stores, Amazon Go, this year. The first location is a rousing success so it makes sense that the company may be eying expansion in its ever growing quest for grocery related dominance. Show More Summary

Last Chance: Everything That's Leaving Netflix in March

March is in like a lion, and out like your favorite movies and TV. That's right, it's almost a new month, and that means we have to say goodbye to a few old friends. Check out what we'll miss the most: READ MORE »

Here's What's New on Netflix in March

If your queue is feeling a little stale these days, then look no further. Netflix announced what will be arriving to the streaming service in March, and get ready for some old favorite films, some new seasons of Netflix Originals, and much more. READ MORE »

20 Smart Ways to Organize Your Bedroom Closet

Are you a little obsessed with organizing? We are too. So we thought we'd channel our obsession into something helpful: a list of ways to organize your bedroom closet. Pick and choose from the ideas below... READ MORE »

NYC Casting Call: Craving a White, Gray, or Perfect Pale Paint Makeover? Let Us Help!

Let us give one room in your home a paint makeover! We're looking for a reader whose home has great style but needs a paint refresh. If you've been wanting to paint a room in your home the perfect white, grey, or pale palette but don't know which is right for you — you might be just the person we're looking for. READ MORE »

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