Crystal Compton

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How-To: Make a Walking Teddy Bear Costume for Your Dog

It turns out that simply taking a pair of scissors to a stuffed animal is all you have to do in order to outfit your own pooch with an almost disturbingly adorable teddy bear costume, as this courageous Shih Tzu named Munchkin clearly demonstrates.<p>Luckily, Cindy Roth, Munchkin’s ingenious owner, …

Modern Architecture

Covering of the Courtyard Carré des Arts in Mons / AgwA + Ney & Partners

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> AgwA architecture office and Ney & Partners engineers were commissioned the development of a retractile …

House of 14 Facades by M-Architecture in Ragnies, Belgium

House of 14 Facades by M-Architecture in <b>Ragnies, Belgium.</b>

Cabin on Ahmic Lake, Ontario

Cabin on <b>Ahmic Lake, Ontario</b>.<p>Contributed by Jason Surkan.

Abandoned cabin near the village of Zhornava, Transcarpathia, Ukraine

Abandoned cabin near the village of Zhornava, <b>Transcarpathia, Ukraine</b>.<p>Contributed by Alex Mariasch.

After A Forest Fire, This Couple Went Tiny—And It's Our Dream Mountain Retreat

This mountaintop tiny home is a to-die-for rustic Rocky Mountain escape (and it's totally off-the-grid!).<p><i></i><p>After a forest fire burnt down their 1,200 square-foot Conifer, CO home in 2012, Kristen Moeller and husband David Cottrell decided to rebuild—on a smaller, but no less luxurious scale. …

Gwyneth Paltrow

A Fresh Bathroom Makeover for Less Than $100

This DIYer proves you don't have to sacrifice style on a strict budget.<p>When we spotted this bathroom makeover on Hometalk, we knew we had to read all about it. Urusula, the blogger behind Home Made by Carmona, stretched her DIY legs and wrote that she completed the transformation for just …


A Natural and Modern Sonoma House

Rugged materials and earthy tones echo the landscape.<p>Rugged materials and earthy tones echo the Sonoma landscape just outside the door of this barn-inspired house designed by Rela Gleason.

Interior Design

Ask a Designer: What's It Really Like to Be an Interior Designer

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about the highs and lows of being an interior designer. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be …

Interior Design

12 Real-Life Haunted Destinations

Get spooked when you visit one of these ghost-filled places<p>It's one thing to put on a brave face during a horror movie, but would you keep your cool if you came face-to-face with a real ghost? Thrill seekers can test the limits of "scared silly" by paying a visit to one of the country's most …

San Diego

9 Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

The key ingredients you need just might be hiding in your pantry.<p>These mix-it-yourself cleaners use environmentally friendly ingredients — like baking soda and vinegar — and are quite inexpensive. If you've run out of your favorite cleaning solution, don't run to the store; try one of these …

Lemon Juice

8 Haunted Homes You Can Stay In

Robert Redford

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

Interior Design

My 30-Minute, $0 Nate Berkus Living Room Makeover

See how the designer turned one editor's living room into a more beautiful, welcoming half an hour, without bringing in a single new purchase. PLUS: Tips on how you can transform your home similarly.<p>There are some situations in life where the only answer is yes. Alice Waters asks if …

Home Decorating

6 Historic Luxury Mansions You Can Buy for Under $300,000

Would you like a 9-bedroom, tudor estate built for a licorice tycoon for only $299,000?<p>Have you ever dreamt of owning a sprawling estate fit for a Dowager Countess, but sighed thinking it was hopeless without an extra inheritance to spare? As it turns out, it isn't (as long as you're willing to …

Living Rooms

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros — their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …


150+ Designer Kitchens for Every Style

Allow these culinary hot spots to stir up major inspiration for your own home.<p>We've gathered all our best cooking hubs in one place – from country casual to sleek and modern. Which one inspires you most?

Interior Design

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

Living Rooms

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …


10 Unique Lighting Ideas for Your Bedroom

Interior Design

7 Ways To Exercise Without Exercising | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us would benefit from more exercise. Yet we often struggle with the idea of exercising. We have to motivate ourselves to get moving.<p>Except …

How Stress is Slowly Killing You (And How to Avoid it) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Let me guess…<p>You clicked on this article because your guilty conscience is telling you that you stress too much.<p>And you’re worried that all this …

Truths that Happy People Never Forget

Happiness got difficult when I moved to America.<p>As an immigrant teenager to the US, everything seemed shiny and bright, rich and colorful. And …

8 Unknown Health Tips That Can Literally Save Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Prevention is better than cure.” This old idiom has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s always preferable to nip a health problem …

10 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Life

<i>“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people</i> …

Whale Softie – Free Pattern

Free pattern: Wool patchwork cat softie

Free pattern: Wool patchwork cat softie<p>The Purl Bee shares a free pattern for making this adorable cat softie. The kitty softie is made from a mix of …