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The Koh-i-Noor: the greatest blood diamond in the world

The lurid history of this famous gem is highly recommended for anyone with a taste for blood and bling<p>There must be any number of self-respecting gemmologists out there on first-name terms with other diamonds, but for most of us the Koh-i-Noor is pretty well it. Most of what we think we know might …

The New Way Fashion Girls Are Wearing Black and White This Summer

You'd be forgiven for equating a strictly black-and-white wardrobe with stark minimalism, but monochrome is getting a makeover for summer, and the …

Reader Rehab: A Country House Makeover Courtesy of White Paint

Remodelista reader Kate McCann recently sent us an over-the-transom email: “I am a NYC-based still-life stylist who is working toward making a …

16 Pictures That Will Convince You Black Decor Is a Major Rising Trend

Spring may be on the horizon, but before you start unpacking your pastel decor, consider the hottest color of the moment: black. From moody nurseries to dramatic wedding gowns, people finding new and non-traditional ways to incorporate black into their lifestyle. And home design is the perfect …

Beautiful Designs Framed By Black Window Trims

Choosing dark colors for the window frames or painting the trim black is a neat trick which can offer many advantages. Black is a timeless neutral. …

Kitchen of the Week: A Custom Culinary Workspace by a Japanese Atelier

Located in Seto City, outside Nagoya, Japan, Snedker Woodworking is a custom atelier launched in 2005 that makes high-end wood furniture and …

6 reasons why you should use black in your decor

Black is a very versatile color, especially when it comes to clothing. It makes you look slim in all the right places and matches with absolutely …

20 Dramatic Home Exteriors Proving Black is the New Black

When it comes to home design, black may be the new black.<p>Traditionally, the superstition of black exteriors has kept it from being a popular choice …

Designed to Disappear: The Case For the Minimal Kitchen

Brought together by a shared heritage in Bauhaus principles, architect Dan Brunn and Bosch carry the torch for simple, clean, and purposeful design.<p>It was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, that icon of the Bauhaus movement, who borrowed the phrase "less is more" from the poet Robert Browning and made it a …

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The Fashion Staples You Need to Survive Living Out of a Suitcase

This spring, free of a full-time job and a lease for the first time in six years, I bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue life as a freelance writer and modern-day “digital nomad.” It’s a journey that’s taken me to fashion weeks in New York, London and Paris; beach holidays in Ibiza and San …

The great debate: The difference between Japanese and Scandinavian minimalist style

Minimalism has long been associated with art. But the popular movement of less-is-more, which dates back to the 1960s, has since seeped into various …

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Cross Back Apron

This year, my husband’s Irish parents are coming to town for their first Thanksgiving ever (can you believe they’ve never tasted pumpkin pie?!). As …

Sewing

15 Clothing Charts That'll Change The Way You Dress

What to Wear When You Get Married at the Courthouse

Some couples do it because it’s simpler and they don’t buy into all of the wedding hoopla. Others because nothing could be more romantic than getting married in a whirlwind. Forget going to the chapel to get married: The city hall wedding has never been chicer. If you need any convincing, just look …

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Pets may be family to a lot of us, but they also come with some added considerations. This is especially true when trying to sell your home. Selling …

Discover Your Home's Decor Personality: 11 Organic Modern Room Inspirations

(Image credit: Nordic Design)<p>Organic modern is for you if you're drawn to minimal, modern interiors, but still crave a little bit of warmth. Black, …

Your Jeans Will Look Chicer With These Shoes

Oh, the kitten heel. Disregarded by stiletto enthusiastsand considered matronly by others, the most unassuming shoe on the block is often overlooked. If you’ve grown tired of the summer’s go-to slides and are finding yourself in a style slump—hey, it happens to everyone—or are simply looking for a …

It's Not Going Anywhere: Why Black & White Has Such Staying Power

(Image credit: Jason Arnold Interiors)<p>Is there a more classic décor combination than black and white? The initial appeal is obvious: it's easy and …

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Moroccan summer: taking interiors inspiration from black and white design

This elegant home on the coast is the perfect summer house – where inside and outside mingle<p>South of Agadir, where the Atlantic coast turns wild, buffeted by the sea, is Monique Henon’s tranquil hideaway. Built on a fertile plain three kilometres from the sea, on the edge of the Souss-Massa …

Color Stories: 11 Black-and-White Outdoor Rooms

Black and white are opposites on the color wheel (and in life) but they’re best friends in the garden. Black and white paired in an outdoor room will …

14 Inspiring White Outfits to Copy This Summer

Courtesy of the chicest celebs and style stars.<p>Whether you're heading to the office or clocking out for a long weekend, crisp white is key to looking chic in the summer heat. Inspire your lightened-up look with cues from celebrities and style stars who really know how to work their whites. Click …

20 Black And White Bathroom Ideas That Will Never Go Out Of Style

This classic color scheme is the epitome of elegant style.<p>From sleek city bathrooms to rustic farmhouses, these two colors never fail to lift the aesthetic of a space.

Age-Wise Style: Don't Call Minimalism a Trend

I have always been drawn to minimal designs. When I began my fashion magazine career in the early '80s, designers such as Halston (<i>above</i>), Geoffrey …

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Winter Wonderland: How To Make A Paper Snowflake

Ready to up your paper snowflake game? We're going to let you in on a little secret: it's all in the fold. No more of that "fold any old piece of …

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