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An Interior Stylist Shares the Secret to Decorating With What You Have

Nothing is more gratifying than making something look and feel brand new without actually buying anything. This may sound too good to be true, but …

Home Decorating

These mashed potatoes are so good they’ll be the star of Thanksgiving dinner

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here are the winning mashed potatoes.</i><p>True to stereotype, my mother’s side of the family — …

14 Ways to Add Good Vibes to Your Bedroom Decor

Your bedroom is a refuge from the big crazy world we live in, so why not give it as many good vibes as you possibly can? Fortunately, it’s super easy to do that with just a few tips and changes. Below you’ll find soothing scents, cool colors, crystal treasures and plenty of plants to make each and …

Home Decorating

9 Home Decor Tricks That Work

<i>Yanic Simard, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Every interior designer has go-to tricks. Here are top cheats that many designers use time and again for quick results. These foolproof ideas can solve many of your design dilemmas in an afternoon.<p>12 Decorating Trips to Make Any Room Better<p>Photo by Taylor Jacobson …

47 Dresses That Caused a Scandal

Oh, what a little skin can do.<p>Oh, what a little skin can do.

Red Carpet

Eero Saarinen's Giant 1957 Masterpiece in New Jersey Restored and Reimagined

The cutting edge of laboratory design when first built, Bell Labs is being revamped to fulfill a new role—bringing the city to the suburbs.<p>It’s no small irony that the building that opened the information age can only be fully experienced in the flesh. Surrounded by verdant fields and trees in …

Articles about 5 energy storage solutions will make renewables viable alternative fossil fuels on Dwell.com - Dwell

Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.<p>The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists...<p>Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice …

Pontiac's 1939 "Ghost Car" Has a Body Shell Made of Plexiglas

The 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six <i>Ghost Car</i> was not your average vehicle. While many automobiles had bodies made from metal, Pontiac decided to go a different route with this particular car. They collaborated with the chemical company Rohm & Haas, who had just developed a new product called “Plexiglas.” …

Iconic Space Photos Are Actually B&W: Here’s How NASA Colorizes Hubble Shots

Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope is only able to capture black-and-white photos? In order to capture a maximum amount of information in …

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

Sweden consistently ranks near the top in coffee consumption per capita and that's largely thanks to (along with long hours of darkness in the winter) the fika: a once or twice-daily coffee break with a snack that's something of a cultural institution. Originally a slang word devised from …

Striking Street Photos Capture the Vibrant Culture of Harlem in the 1970s

In the summer of 1970, French photographer Jack Garofalo (1923-2004) spent six weeks in Harlem, NYC shooting a series of photos for the cover story of <i>Paris Match</i> magazine. His candid street shots document the vibrant sights and culture of Harlem, focusing primarily on the predominantly black …

Articles about 6 ways use color home on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>Put your corridors to work as storage, seating, or gallery space with these ideas.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Color has a unique way of transforming a space when used …

Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Aerie in Mill Valley

After 14 years of living with their 1960s kitchen, a Mill Valley, California, couple—she’s an archaeologist, he’s a fitness program manager, and they …

Kitchens

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

17 Unexpected Ways to Make the Most of Any Space in Your House

These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house.<p>These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house. …

Small Spaces

How to Become (and stay) a Successful Interior Designer

It’s not all fabrics and fun. Unfortunately, some enter into the field of interior design with little knowledge of what the daily grind of a designer …

Black and White Historic Photography

We have gathered for you a selection of old black and white photography that have marked History : we can see Picasso and Cocteau watching a corrida, …

Step Inside the Homes of Your Favorite Old Hollywood Stars

Real Estate

Articles about lamp-we-love-solid-beech-conical-shade-formabilio on Dwell.com - Dwell

Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative …

The Fastest Way to Clean Your Bathroom

Follow this routine to make your fixtures sparkle in minutes.<p>One of the busiest spots in your house, the bathroom is also the place almost every guest visits. So if you start sweating whenever someone asks, "Do you mind if I freshen up/use the toilet/secretly judge your cleaning skills?" just …

Cleaning

6 Mistakes You're Making When Hanging a Gallery Wall

Everyone loves a good gallery wall. But how do you get it right? Here are some common mistakes people make when hanging a gallery wall.<p><i>Photo and Interior design by Amy Neunsinger</i><p><b>1. Not Using Various Artwork Sizes</b>Use a couple of larger pieces to focus the eye. "I usually vary the sizes of the …

Home Decorating

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

13 Stylish Poufs That Will Completely Transform Your Space

These chic poufs make a beautiful addition to any room.<p>These chic poufs make a beautiful addition to any room, and can serve double duty as extra seating or a foot rest.

Home Decorating

7 Lighting Mistakes You're Making

Avoid these and your future will be bright.<p><i>A perfectly-lit bedside table by Ashley Whittaker.</i><p>1. Relying on Only One Light Source<p>The key to good lighting is layering it at different heights. "Don't rely on only one kind of light source. Mix a variety of overhead and floor or table lamps," Alan …

11 Design Problems SOLVED! in 2 Sentences Or Less

From how to make a small space look bigger to choosing a lampshade, we've got you covered (quickly!)<p>We won't lie and say that the decorating conundrums that have been haunting you are <i>easy</i> to solve. But we can share the most boiled-down, easy-to-pass-on advice from our own Ask-A-Designer expert Scot …

Home Decorating

21 Inspiring Photos of Marilyn Monroe

21 inspiring vintage photos of the icon.<p>In honor of what would've been Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday, we've rounded up rare and inspiring photos of the icon. Here, Monroe in pictures worth lingering over.

Vintage

The Dirty Secret To Gorgeous Hair

For more and more women, skipping the suds (or cutting down big-time) is the trick to lustrous locks.<p>It happens all the time: You tell your co-worker her hair looks amazing and she proudly reveals that her bouncy blowout is days old and she hasn't washed her perfectly tousled hair in a week—and …

12 DIY Alternatives To Traditional Gift Wrap

Tired of wrapping your gifts in the same-old same-old storebought gift wrap? We love these 12 DIY ideas from crafty bloggers.<p>Tired of wrapping your gifts in the same-old same-old storebought gift wrap? We love these 12 DIY ideas from crafty bloggers.