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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

Nendo’s Sculptural Truffles Make for a Perfect Architect’s Gift: Chocolatexture Collection

Japanese design office Nendo has recently been declared Maison&Objet’s Designer of the Year. When invited to develop a lounge for guests at the furniture and design show, Nendo also envisioned nine pieces of “designer’s chocolates”, to allure visitors. Show More Summary

Ultrasonic Clothes Washer Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

The vibrations emitted by this palm-sized plastic device are powerful enough to clean and deodorize a small load of laundry, making the process of washing delicates easier and less damaging than ever before. The Dolfi, an ultrasonic device, is designed to be dropped into a small tub of water along with clothing and detergent to […]

Nest Express: Ski Gondola Transformed into Tiny Cabin

The experience of ascending a mountain at a ski resort becomes even more immersive and atmospheric when the gondola you’re riding to the peak is outfitted like an adorable miniature cabin. Home technology innovator Nest and Portland-based creative agency Roundhouse took over the inside of a funitel at the Squaw Valley ski resort in California […]

Top Erotic Wallpapers: Toile de Joui, Sarah Jane Palmer & Five More — Maxwell's Daily Find 01.26.15

Toile de Joui by K-Lou Design • Email for Pricing I love wallpaper and decided I'd dig a little bit to see what I could find in the romantic/sexy/erotic category. I was pleased to discover a small, but highly stylish set of erotic wallpaper that all looks SFW and yet reveals surprises up close. Why are they mainly all from England?? I don't know. Which do you like? READ MORE »

The Best Cleaning & Organizing Rules I Learned from My Mother

Cynthia's Sunny Accents Now that I have my own home and family to care for, the things my mother taught me about cleaning are not only valuable because they came from her, but because they are nuggets of wisdom probably passed down through more than two generations. Show More Summary

Alexander Wang Designs $8,800 Beanbag Chair — Design News

Alexander Wang is the latest fashion designer to design furniture. His three piece capsule collection for the Italian design company Poltrona Frau debuts in February, and includes a $8,8oo leather beanbag chair and a bar cabinet that's $18,500. READ MORE »

Before & After: From Christmas Color Nightmare to Fresh Family Home — Professional Project

Project by: Ash Bradbury Design Location: Durham, North Carolina When I received the photos from a client in North Carolina of the house she and her husband were considering purchasing, I cringed. The kitchen looked like a mushroom-induced attempt on Christmas (I know, strange description. Show More Summary

Jessica & Zak's Bright & Bold Brooklyn Apartment — House Call

Name: Jessica & Zak Location: Brooklyn, New York My husband Zak and I have a 1200 square foot home in Brooklyn, New York. We are both creative people (I am a designer and art director, he is a cinematographer). We love industrial, modern and traditional styles and our home is an eclectic mix of these things. READ MORE »

5 No-Fail Tips for Uncluttered Counters All Year Long

Erin's Warm & Wood-Wrapped Austin Budget Bungalow Countertop space is precious, and clutter stands in the way of glorious, wide-open spaces that help you function in the kitchen. When stuff is everywhere, you have to move it every time you wipe the counters. Show More Summary

Lauren Conrad's The Little Market Debuts Olive Wood Collection — Design News

Lauren Conrad's globally-focused The Little Market launched their olive wood collection this week. Made by artisans in developing nations, the durable (and beautifully striped) serveware ranges from $10 to $46. READ MORE »

Game-Changing Advice for Tiny Apartment Dwellers — Apartment Therapy Video Roundup

Kim & Scott's Fresh Reverie Sometimes being happier at home is less about changing your home than changing your mentality. These three videos contain some game-changing advice for people living in smaller spaces: ways to change the way you think about and live in your space to make yourself happier right where you are. READ MORE »

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