At Brazil's second-annual Design Weekend São Paulo, the MADE (Mercado+Arte+Design) pop-up featured a collection from Grupo (in)vasão. In it, they transform everyday objects into things for the kitchen: A typewriter becomes a dish rack, and drumsticks become a fruit bowl.
The bedroom is a great place to make an impact...with oversize art. Fewer windows and, often, a tendency to leave the walls blank is an opportunity to add a focal point with one big, grand piece of art.
Brooklyn's large community of artists will get their own biennial. The BRIC Arts Media House will begin with an exhibition devoted to artists based in and around its local neighborhood of Downtown Brooklyn. The inaugural biennial will run from September 20 to December 14.
College dorms and apartments are rarely the place to cultivate your individual taste and design perspective. Instead, student living spaces are filled with the usual suspects, that, when seen later down the road, simply smack of that time in your life. After commencement, think of getting rid of those things, and living the rest of your days with the specter of your college decorating days behind you.
I've done it, Carrie recently confessed to doing it, but now, a new study shows that avoiding your neighbors may actually be bad for your heart. Turns out, feeling socially connected to your community reduces the risk of a heart attack...a lot.
Maybe it's my Dutch ancestors, I don't know, but I am totally particular about how I fold my laundry and how I organize my linen closet. My mother told me my persnickety ways would change once I had children. She was wrong. Here are my best tips for organizing the linen closet.
Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We're sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today's helpful hint, and links to tons more...
Once hidden in garages and pantries, pegboard is ready for prime time. And it's ready for your kids' rooms, too. It's inexpensive, highly customizable and adds both organization and a decorative element to a room. Here are some great ways parents have incorporated pegboard into nurseries and kids' rooms:
If you were perusing our shopping guide for kids' desks and thinking "too big!", you've found yourself at the right place. Whether your whole home is small or just your child's room, here are some small-scale desks - some narrow, others shallow - that are big enough to do the job, without taking over the room.
Name: Danielle & Austin
Type of Project: Kitchen & Garage Remodel
Location: Austin, Texas
Type of building: One story, Single-Family House, 1250 square feet
The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here.
This week has been a little rough. I think the reality of the remodel has definitely set in. For the most part things are still running really smoothly, but the last few days definitely came with some headaches (both literal and figurative).
Name: Kevin and Emily
Location: Adam's Point; Oakland, California
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years; rented
If Kevin and Emily had to describe their apartment in one word, they'd say it’s “thoughtful.” As soon as you step into their 650 square foot apartment—located just two blocks from Oakland's beautiful Lake Merritt—you can see their careful cultivation of a unique decorative style. From the vibrant art and figurines gifted to them by friends from all over the world, to the tiki mugs they’ve acquired from their favorite bars across the country, nearly every object has a special story.Open Slideshow
I've never tasted castor oil, but it sounds like a horrible, horrible thing that has tormented many a child growing up. I prefer my castor oil used for other things, thank you very much. Here are a selection of somewhat random but interesting ways to put it to good use at home.
Treat your bedroom right, and it will reward you with relaxation and rest every time you enter it. Eliminating visual disorder is key to a creating a room that inspires peace and calm. Following are my top tips for a clean and organized bedroom.
Electric bikes are becoming more popular in Europe, with sales surging even when general bike sales are down. Popular with delivery services like the Deutsche Post and commuters who don't want to sweat, the adoption is starting in countries with strong bike cultures. In the US though, e-bikes still represent a niche market, partially because regulations, like those in New York State, still classify them as motorcycles.
Baby proofing your house is often not the most aesthetic affair; temporary baby gates and cabinet locks are often plastic and very unattractive. If you know you'll need a gate for some time, though, you might consider installing a more "permanent" solution. And we love this tutorial for a little red door baby gate that looks beautiful while serving its purpose.
Maggie's 880 square foot Hudson River home only has one bathroom and this was it. The layout was outdated and cramped, there was no storage and the pink tile drew attention to how small the room was. Wait until you see this bath today.
Mallory's 3 boys begged for a room with "Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Hulk and a chalkboard." To incorporate all that and still create a cute, charming, handmade room might seem like a tall order, but Mallory nailed it with this colorful and graphic bedroom, perfectly suited to please the whole family.
For the last three years, I've been using my smartphone as an alarm. It seemed innocuous enough, until I came upon an alarm clock that I found quite cool and decided to try using it instead of my mobile. The results were surprising.
Q: We've recently moved into this great, new apartment and discovered a full-height interior window between the bedroom and living room. It has no glass and pre-installed blinds. Is there anything cool, interesting, or beautiful we can do with this unusual design feature?