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NASA x Vans Collaboration Possibly Releasing

Originally seen on SneakerFiles: NASA x Vans Collaboration Possibly ReleasingPictures of a possible NASA x Vans collaboration have surfaced, causing …

Shoes

The World's 30 Most Impressive Hotels

Checking in, please.<p>The world's most impressive hotels are far more than a place to crash. Some are underwater. Some bathed in ice, perched atop mountains, or awash in pure opulence. If you've got the cash to book a room, these 30 lodgings will blow your mind.

Swimming Pools

How Hiroshima rose from the ashes

A remarkable series of events is ensuring that Hiroshima will go down in history for far more inspirational reasons than the A-bomb.<p>On a torrid August day in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, lotus flowers were blooming in the pond surrounding the Peace Bell. A party of elementary school children in …

Japan

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

Travel

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

Japan

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Japan

Select sushi rolls from a conveyor belt, walk among pastel pink cherry blossoms, and watch the sunrise over Mount Fuji—you are in the Land of the …

18 Places to Go in 2018

Christopher William Adach/Flickr<p>Wondering where to travel in 2018? We’ve got you covered.<p>It’s never easy to decide which destinations to feature in …

18 storage solutions for small homes

Not enough room? Who hasn’t had that problem, whether it’s a bathroom, living room or hallway that presents issues with inadequate legroom for …

How to Create a Gallery Wall

Tips for making it look uncluttered and artsy, too<p><i>Each week Mansion Global tackles an interior design topic with an elite group of designers from</i> …

8 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your Next Sofa

When you're thinking about a new sofa, you'll want to check our sofa buying tips. While it is important to get a sofa in just the right color, it is …

Furniture

Nike's New City Loop Is Looking Fresh

A mysterious new silhouette has just popped up and it looks to be another of Nike’s urban adventure styles (a few of which have come across our desk …

Shoes

10 No-gos: Decorating errors that should be avoided (but we all make!)

It's never easy to find out that you've been doing things all wrong, but if it can save you some heartache in the future then it's worth it, don't …

How to weatherproof wooden garden furniture

<b>Ask the experts: Our expert panel answer questions on DIY, eco design, mortgages, cleaning, architecture, consumer issues and more.</b><p><b>Question:</b> 'How can …

Furniture

10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job

In today's dynamic corporate environment, the best way to stay employed is to show the boss that you're indispensable. If you're a knowledge worker …

6 Fantastic Bedrooms Kids Won't Mind Sharing

When it comes to kids’ bedrooms, some Houzzers are trying to figure out how to make them work for two, three and sometimes four little sleepers—or at …

Kids

These Are the Best Plants If You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

Unfortunately, not all of us are born with a green thumb.<p>Unfortunately, not all of us are born with a green thumb. And for those of us with a …

Plants

10 amazing literary holidays to add to your travel bucket list

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that book lovers following in the footsteps of their literary heroes must be in want of a good guide. With apologies to both Jane Austen and Bridget Jones, this will be self-evident to anyone who has ever tried to explore James Joyce’s Dublin, Ernest …

The Bathgate Artifact Spinner: a beautiful, hand-machined fidget toy

Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) continues his foray into collaborations to make gorgeous, hand-machined fidget today (see: the slider; …

Cory Doctorow

How To Design For Millennials, According To Ikea

Festival tents, anyone?<p>Two new collections are hitting Ikea’s shelves and online stores in February: the PS 2017 collection, a limited-edition series of stylish, adventurous pieces, and the Spridd line of housewares and accessories festooned with dizzying graphics. Both were “designed for free …

Furniture

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Would You Put Your Baby To Sleep In A $1K Robotic Bassinet?

Designed by Fuseproject’s Yves Behar, Snoo uses AI and robotics to soothe infants to sleep. But at $1,160, it isn’t cheap.<p>The shrill scream of an infant isn’t just a nuisance, Dr. Harvey Karp argues; it’s a health problem for new parents battling stress and physical and mental exhaustion wrought by …

Prototyping

5 Top Designers On How To Create The Ultimate PowerPoint Presentation

Slide presentations usually suck–but a good designer can turn that around. Here are four tips for selling your ideas.<p>PowerPoints are awful. Long and uninteresting, they are the corporate drone of visual media–synonymous with endless meetings, academic conferences, and corporate retreats.<p>For graphic …

Public Speaking

Watch this video to see how to fly with a baby in tow according to Air New Zealand

Children and aeroplanes have always been a challenge for everyone, from kids unable to sleep, to non-parents throwing shade while a toddler screams through a plane’s descent through the air.<p>Some parents have taken to offering gifts, apologies and even earplugs for their near neighbours on planes, …

Air New Zealand

Accent Wall Ideas - 12 Different Ways To Cover Your Walls In Wood

Feature walls, also known as accent walls, are a popular way to add a design element you’ve always loved but don’t want to commit to on every wall. …

Home Landscaping Ideas To Inspire Your Own Curbside Appeal

Create a beautiful yard with the help of others. From the back to the front, your yards need a lot of work put in for most of the year. Designing, …

4 Smart Ways to Plan Your Living Room Design

Consider this the ultimate how-to for arranging living room furniture based on the space and your personal style.<p>You've finally overcome the major design challenge of finding a cohesive group of living room furnishings you love. But now you're faced with an equally tricky task: finding the perfect …