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A Professor's Small Space in Brooklyn — House Call

7 hours 13 min ago

Name: Nicholas
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A writer and college professor, I fell in love with this apartment immediately when I went looking for a place to live and work. It's an awkward space—-living room, two very small interior rooms, kitchen with small toilet room and separate shower—but it gets tremendous light.

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Categories: Design, Home Design

A Professor's Small Space in Brooklyn — House Call

7 hours 13 min ago

Name: Nicholas
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A writer and college professor, I fell in love with this apartment immediately when I went looking for a place to live and work. It's an awkward space—-living room, two very small interior rooms, kitchen with small toilet room and separate shower—but it gets tremendous light.

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Categories: Design, Home Design

Is Your City One of America's Funniest? — Design News

7 hours 58 min ago

For his new book, The Humor Code, professor Peter McGraw searched the United States for the funniest city. His Humor Algorithm (HA, for short) used data points like comedy clubs per square mile, and number of famous funny tweeters divided by population. Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta topped the laugh chart.

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Alexis' Home in the Marina — House Call

8 hours 28 min ago

Name: Alexis
Location: Marina District, San Francisco

I bought my place in the Marina District of San Francisco two years ago. I'm a graphic designer with a degree in Digital Graphic Design so I used Photoshop to create my color scheme. I've always been drawn to Asian art and I appreciate the clean, simple Asian aesthetic.

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Detroit Bus Shelters Made From Abandoned Houses — Design News

8 hours 48 min ago

With the state of Detroit's public transit, waiting for the bus can take up to two hours. The Door Stop project is reusing materials from the city's abandoned buildings to create mobile bus shelters. Partnering with local artists, each shelter is unique.

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Small Space Lessons: Floorplan and Solutions from Ashley & Ryan's Happy History

9 hours 13 min ago

Ashley & Ryan's Happy History home, a 318 square foot Teeny Tiny entrant in Small Cool 2013, achieves a cozy yet far from cramped-feeling vibe through strategic editing of decor elements and defining living spaces.

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10 Ideas for Dividing Small Spaces

9 hours 43 min ago

Small homes afford few ways to configure space, and it's up to you to carve out designated areas that function differently, based on your needs. The goal is to find solutions that are flexible, and don't take up too much valuable space. Here are ten ways to partition off parts of your home:

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A Little Bit of Paris in Milan: A Visit to the Merci Pop-Up Shop

10 hours 43 min ago

As much as I love Italy, I think I may have to admit to being a francophile at heart. One of my favorite moments during the recent Milan Design Week wasn't thanks to the undeniable genius of Italian design and didn't even take place at i Saloni. It was a pop-up outpost of the perfectly-on-point Parisian home goods shop, Merci. Take a look and get ready to "wish you were there" as I re-wish that I had brought along an extra suitcase to fill up for the trip home...

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Categories: Design, Home Design

A Little Bit of Paris in Milan: A Visit to the Merci Pop-Up Shop

10 hours 43 min ago

As much as I love Italy, I think I may have to admit to being a francophile at heart. One of my favorite moments during the recent Milan Design Week wasn't thanks to the undeniable genius of Italian design and didn't even take place at i Saloni. It was a pop-up outpost of the perfectly-on-point Parisian home goods shop, Merci. Take a look and get ready to "wish you were there" as I re-wish that I had brought along an extra suitcase to fill up for the trip home...

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Categories: Design, Home Design

5 Easy Yet Effective Things to Try When You Can't Sleep

10 hours 43 min ago

It happens to everyone. 1am and you are wide awake. A busy day ahead is looming and the thought of it is only adding to whatever reason(s) you are not happily snoozing away right now. I've been there enough to have discovered a handful of things that work for me and, let's face it, if you are awake when you don't want to be, you've got nothing to lose. They are all simple, low-key, medication-free and worth giving a try...

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Google Street View Offers a Look Into the Past — Design News

10 hours 48 min ago

Starting today, you can use Google Street View to look way back into the past... to 2007. Nevertheless, it's cool to see how areas have changed since then. If you see a clock under a street view image, you can toggle this new feature.

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My Small Home: Claire's Small Space Solutions

11 hours 13 min ago

My husband and I have lived in the same 600 square foot London flat for four years and each year it seems we start to outgrow one space or another. Here is a year-by-year look at how we have outgrown our space and the solutions we came up with to continue living small.

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Jennifer's Kitchen: Hold the Cognac — Renovation Diary

11 hours 43 min ago
The cabinets, sliding door and most of the appliances have been installed.

Name: Jennifer Pade
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: West Village, New York, New York
Type of building: 300 square foot apartment in a co-op building

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.

Ahhh, week 5. The magical “final” week of my kitchen renovation project. The expectation: during this sublime and special week, all materials arrive on time and undamaged, the carefully-chosen finishes all match perfectly, and everything you’ve ordered is installed with ease and grace. Perfection. You sit, with crystal snifters of cognac (this is the 1970s version), gazing at the perfect kitchen and sighing with pleasure at just how simple it all was.

The reality: sadly, the real version of week 5 has a substantially darker side. An ugly side. A side which make me think that the cognac snifters won’t be arriving anytime soon.

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Jason's Highland Park Home — House Tour

11 hours 43 min ago

Name: Jason Stein - Senior Specialist, Design at Paddle8
Location: Highland Park; Los Angeles, California
Size: 972 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years

Jason was a first time home buyer and was just not finding a house that really spoke to him. When he told his realtor to expand his East Los Angeles search to Highland Park, they discovered this Spanish house up in the hills. It's Jason's perfect combination of cozy and modern.

Open House Tour

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The Best Flatware for Entertaining Outdoors

12 hours 43 min ago

What makes for great outdoor flatware? Above all else, it should be inexpensive and easy to clean (keep grandmother's intricate silver inside). Bonus points for any set with natural or nautical details that make make a casual backyard barbecue feel like dining in a posh yacht, glam campground or lavish maharajah tent.

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Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions from Michael's Mini Manhattan Home

12 hours 43 min ago

Dark wood floors, exposed brick walls, a decorative fireplace? These elements are often blamed for making spaces seem smaller, darker, more limited in layout. But not so in Michael's Mini Manhattan Home of 397 square feet. Thanks in part to those wonderfully tall windows and in part to the decor, Michael's home doesn't struggle against its original details but works in harmony with them:

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Cut & Paste Wallpaper Has No Repeat Pattern — Design News

12 hours 48 min ago

The hardest part of putting up wallpaper is making sure the pattern lines up. A new line called Cut & Paste from All The Fruits eliminates that frustration. The graphic mashup design comes in two hues: pink or blue.

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Before & After: IKEA to the Rescue for a Sloped-Ceiling Closet

13 hours 43 min ago

Brit realizes she's lucky to have decent-sized closets in her 1924 Seattle home, but the walk-in closet in the master still felt tiny and cramped because of the very sloped ceiling. She really wanted to retain the old house charm but to bring the organization into this century.

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A Serene Oasis for Baby Maxwell — My Room

14 hours 13 min ago

Name: Maxwell (5 months)
Location: Brooklyn, New York

We put this nursery together when I was 5 months pregnant and still feeling good and full of energy. I was inspired by the realistic looking Hansa stuffed animals and Sharon Montrose's baby animal photographs. I wanted Max to have his own little oasis surrounded by animals and different textures.

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