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INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku founder Elora Hardy on creating incredible buildings with bamboo

We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and …

Asia Travel

The 10 most important life lessons to master in your 30s

A few weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s. But I did something else. I sent an email out to my subscribers (subscribe here) and asked readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves. The idea was that I would …

Self-improvement

I Emptied My Makeup Bag for a Makeup Artist and This Is the Tough Love She Gave Me

Apparently it's time to downsize and detox.<p>To be perfectly blunt, I am a beauty addict. But the evidence isn't so much on my face as it is inside the cumbersome makeup bag I lug around with me at all times.<p>I may be an editor, but I just can't help myself. I want all the pretty things at my …

"Apothecary Beauty" Is the Next Big Thing

Sounds fancy, no?<p>I had a casual conversation recently with someone who has PERFECT skin, and when I mentioned that I was hoping to overhaul my beauty routine, she instantly launched into an impassioned speech about how much she loves apothecary beauty. I nodded and smiled and seemed intrigued—and I</i> …

Skin Care

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

Skin Care

Recipe: Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Balls

When a package of brand-new red velvet Oreos landed on my desk, I suddenly became the most popular girl in the office. There's something so fantastic about a classic re-done in a flavor as universally loved as red velvet that pretty much <i>everyone</i> wanted a taste. When I asked the Oreo folks if they …

Dessert

Beauty Must-Have: A Retinol Face Oil for Night

Meet the newest anti-aging treatment.<p>Retinol is a tricky ingredient. We all know how crucial a role it plays in anti-aging, but we've also heard it's drying, irritating, makes skin more susceptible to sunburn (a myth, as clinical studies have shown that while the ingredient itself is sensitive to …

The Beauty Girl's Bucket List

These are the destinations to visit, spa treatments to try and beauty products to buy before you die.<p><b>1) Get a fashion haircut by a top stylist in a major city.</b> Bring in inspiration photos of Jane Birkin, Freja Beha Erichsen and Anja Rubik.<p><b>2) Buy a jar of La Mer.</b> Whether you become an instant …

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Better than Balm: Shop Our 6 Favorite Lip Oils

Oils have been incorporated into beauty regimens since ancient times, yet, if the shelves at Sephora are any indication, they’ve seen a resurgence as …

Makeup

20 Examples of Bamboo Buildings- The 'Green Steel' of the 21st Century

The easiest, strongest, cheapest, and most durable material for building structures may now come from your garden. We found some great examples of …

Architecture

Liquid Gold: Detox In the New Year with These Juice Cleansing Tips

Christmas cookies, chocolate pie, Grandma's Mashed potatoes, a plethora of champagne; the holidays can get a little overindulgent at times (though …

Alternative Medicine

Your Favorite Instagrams of 2014

From design secrets to the Hearst Castle, here are your favorite @elledecor posts from 2014.

The Arts

Hardscaping 101: Gabion Walls

From the banks of the Nile to your backyard, gabion walls are a boon to the landscape. Used for thousands of years by military and structural …

The 2015 Color of the Year (and 7 Ways to Decorate With It)

Pantone's surveyed the design, entertainment and tech fields to predict this year's "it" shade—and it instantly warms up any room. Here's proof.<p>And …

Design

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Living Rooms

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is a Married Man!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a lot to celebrate during over the holidays! The talented actor married girlfriend Tasha McCauley in a ceremony at their Los …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Self-improvement

Black Magic: Architects’ 8 Top Paint Picks

You love black houses; we love black houses. Easy to admire but a bold move to make, not just any shade will do. We’ve asked architect and designer …

14 Items All Your Kitchen Dreams Are Made Of

When we saw these genius corner drawers on Imgur, we were seriously taken aback.<p>Why didn't we think of that? And how do we get those in our kitchen? If you're thinking the same thing, don't worry, we've found 14 kitchen appliances and gadgets that you need to purchase to turn your kitchen into what …

Working with different Revit view range in a floor plan | CADnotes

Do you ever need to have a floor plan with different view range? Sometimes you need to show different height in a specific area compared to the rest …

Most Popular Kitchen Layout and Floor Plan Ideas

Looking for some <b>kitchen layout ideas</b>? Got a small kitchen and need to maximize every inch? Got a huge kitchen and need to optimize the expansive …

Design Dilemma: Creating a Separate Space in an Open Floor Plan

Americans love their open floor plans. There’s something wonderful about big open spaces filled with light and air. But sometimes you can get too …

House Design

Bee’ah’s Sharjah Headquarters by Zaha Hadid Architects

After the 2013 international competition, Bee’ah has finally commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to build the new <b>Bee’ah’s Sharjah Headquarters</b> that …

Zaha Hadid

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have by 30

Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.<p>Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that …

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes