L Roberts

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How to Learn Skills Quickly, a 3-in-1 Loft Bed Unit and a DIY Shop Air Cleaner in This Week's Maker's Roundup

Multimaterial Illuminated Sign<p>Jimmy DiResta's back, this time using some surprising techniques to create a commercial sign. We've got a little bit of …

Last hope for great apes is vaccination against the rapid onslaught of disease

<b>Scientists warn that wild ape populations, already devastated by poachers and habitat loss, now face a new threat from Ebola and other viruses</b><p>Robin …

Brooke's Beautifully Updated Barn-Turned-Oceanfront Home - House Call

<b>Name:</b> Brooke<p><b>Location:</b> Chinandega, Nicaragua<p>My husband and I moved to Nicaragua over 10 years ago to open an office of a local real estate company, …

This Little London Home is Only 7.5 Feet Wide - From the Archives: Greatest Hits

The new addition to the house, as seen from the back garden.<p>This little London house, situated in what used to be an alley, is only 7.5 feet wide. So …

Kristina & Jason's Gorgeous, Graphic Australian Home - House Tour

<b>Name:</b> Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd, Kibi the dog, and Denni the rabbit<p><b>Location:</b> Victoria, Australia<p><b>Size:</b> 72.51 square meters (780 square</b> …

Unusual Kitchen Cabinet Designs (That You May Just Fall in Love With)

Many a beautiful kitchen have been built on a foundation of pretty normal, neutral cabinetry. But if you ever have the opportunity to renovate a …

Before & After: An Old Parisian Printing Factory Becomes a Creative Family Home

When Adrienne and Benjamin bought this old Parisian printing factory, the space was raw, dark, and badly in need of a renovation, but the volumes …

13 Ways to Repurpose Ladders Around the House

Ladders are good to have if you're trying to reach something up high, but they can also be put to other, more creative uses. We've rounded up 13 …

The Routine One Star Trainer Used to Totally Revamp Her Body

These five moves worked wonders for her—and they'll help get you in the best shape of your life, too.<p>By the time that my big 40th birthday was approaching, I had accomplished a lot: I'd received a degree in exercise physiology and nutrition and had nearly 20 years of personal training experience …

Fitness

This Table Has a Secret (and it's Pretty Awesome)

(Image credit: Naais)<p>Just as, after wearing comfy maternity pants during two pregnancies, I now believe all pants would be better with elastic …

Food & Dining

LEGO in Real Life Grown Up Homes

(Image credit: Freshome)<p>I sometimes wonder if LEGOs are the greatest toy ever, or if they are the greatest toy ever. (Ok, technically I should say …

Lego

5 Space Maximizing Ideas from a Manhattan Micro Loft

<b>Project by:</b> Specht Harpman Architects <b><br>Location:</b> New York City, New York<p><i>From the designers:</i> Located at the top of a six-story brownstone on Manhattan’s …

Manhattan

Best Restaurants in the United Kingdom

12 natural swimming pools

Family half-term break: From Innsbruck to India it's still possible to book a getaway

Pity the poor parent when October half-term rolls around. For most schools outside Scotland, the mid-term break this year is 24 October to 1 …

Independent Designer-Builders: You Can Now Sell Your Goods on Amazon

Here's what you need to know about the "Amazon Handmade" program<p>Even if you're a talented independent product or furniture designer-builder, there's …

House Tour: Sunny, Mid-Century Modern Style Family Home

<b>Name:</b> Jessica and Andy Lubets <b><br>Location:</b> Acton, Massachusetts <b><br>Size:</b> 3,000 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 4 years; Owned<p>Jess and Andy Lubets have lived all …

5 Unique Shelf Ideas You Haven't Tried Yet

Do you like shelves? Putting things on shelves? Looking at shelves? They are an integral part of many people's homes, and can be found and used in …

Handy

House Tour: Vintage Eclectic Manhattan Apartment

<b>Name:</b> Tracy Steele <b><br>Location:</b> West 14th Street, New York, New York <b><br>Size:</b> 800 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 15 years; rented<p>In Tracy Steele’s apartment, …

Shell’s US Arctic drilling will harass thousands of whales and seals

Exploratory drilling, seismic testing and ice-breaking activities threaten to expose whales to damaging sounds, and ‘a deaf whale is a dead whale’<p>Royal Dutch Shell’s plans for exploratory drilling in the US Arctic this summer will involve the harassment of whales and seals by the thousands, an …

50+ DIY Projects for Your Kitchen

Here's a super satisfying mega list of DIY projects and ideas for your kitchen. Included is over 50 ways to make your cooking space clean, pretty and …

Countertops

Top 10 Whale and Dolphin Viewings

Visit great mammals of the sea in their summer getaways.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, Quebec, Canada</b> <br>www.quebecmaritime.ca <br>The meeting point of the St. Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean is a safe haven for large marine life. In …

Dustin Hoffman's online acting class: What it's like to learn from the master

I remember the bright lights, the stage. I remember how they all agreed (after only moderate prodding) that in that glorious St Matthew’s Primary …

5 Essential Rules for Surviving in a Small Kitchen

I like to joke that I'll know I've made it in New York when I can stretch out my arms in my kitchen and not be able to touch both walls at once! In …

Saadia, Kip & Betsy's Brooklyn Base

<b>Name:</b> Kip & Saadia McConville <b><br>Location:</b> Park Slope; Brooklyn, New York <b><br>Size:</b> Approximately 500 sq ft <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1.5 years; Rent<p>Saadia and her …

The best new foundations for spring | Eva Wiseman

As spring threatens, with its hideous white sunlight and long relentless days, our regular foundations can feel a bit... masky. So it’s time for something new. Something that camouflages without reminding you that it’s holding the whole show together, that feels light and sheer in the sun but also …

How to Make a Self-Shot Video Look and Sound Good—On the Cheap

It doesn't take a lot of money to get good results, and your Kickstarter pitch will be better for it<p>I've just watched the umpteenth Kickstarter video …

Crowd Funding