Laura Elston

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27 Insanely Helpful Diagrams Every DIY Enthusiast Needs

Whether you're the next Martha or a total beginner.

15 Unique Sofas You Have To See To Believe

3 Best Wines to Pair with Pasta Bolognese

Italian reds are absolutely the way to go with pasta Bolognese. Here are three different types of wines to try.<p>Italian reds are absolutely the way to …

10 Ways to Update a Victorian Living Room

We love our Victorian homes, but that’s not to say we want our living rooms to be kitted out with museum-style pieces that painstakingly reflect an …

10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

Home Decorating

30 Ways to Create a Trendy Industrial Dining Room

They say that fashion goes in circles and so does interior design. The last few years have seen a resurgence in styles and trends that have been …

25 Vegan Soups So Unbelievably Creamy, You'll Never Know They're Dairy-Free

No dairy? No problem. You can still have your creamy, hearty, delicious soup and eat it, too.<p>Thanks to brilliant recipes that swap heavy cream for ingredients like cashews, buttery vegetables and heart-healthy oils, lush and velvety soups can be yours for the slurping. Whether you're vegan, …

Design Workshop: How to Borrow Light

In 1915 the 38-story Equitable Building in New York City was the largest office building in the world. Containing 1.2 million square feet of office …

So You Want to Be a Famous Self-Published Author?

"It's so easy to become an author of novels. Others have done it, why not me?"<p><b>Authordom</b><p>In writing a novel, all you have to do is follow the formula. Classes abound that teach the formulas. Hell, you probably believe you can imagine and create stories as good as any of them. You have things to say, …

33 Ways Spray Paint Can Make Your Stuff Look More Expensive

It's basically the Midas touch in a can.

14 Rules for Being Friends With a Writer

Being friends with a writer comes with a certain set of caveats, or rules if you will, that you simply must accept if you're going to really appreciate the relationship you have with your writer friend. I've gathered a handy list of those rules for you here, all together in one place, so you can …

The Atlas Table: How the Heck Did They Make This?

Berlin-based The Fundamental Group works within the realm of what they call "the architecture of fascination," and their Atlas Table bears this out. …

Before & After: IKEA Bed Frame Turned Chaise

A $20 IKEA "as-is" bed frame had served its purpose, but Kerry decided to give it a new use. By adding cushions and wrapping the mattress, she now …

17 Easy Copper Projects For Every Room Of Your House

Copper is this season's superstar metal--here are 17 super-simple ways to incorporate it into your decor.<p>Copper is this season's superstar metal--here are 17 super-simple ways to incorporate it into your decor.

Living Rooms

Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks with molten aluminium to form furniture

Tel Aviv-based Hilla Shamia Design Studio's Wood Casting collection is made by inserting lengths of tree trunk into a mould and filling the spaces …

Gorgeous Angular Home in Zurich That Is Built like a Modern Sculpture

Tasked with the challenge of building a home on a steep, cramped lot in Zurich, Switzerland, L3P Architekten designed an innovative residence that rises in a sculpture-like mass of steel, concrete, and glass from the ground. Known as the <i>Rebberg Dielsdorf House</i>, the dwelling is the result of …

7 Meatless Mains (+ What to Wash Them Down With)

The easiest way to make dinner feel special is to pair it with a great beverage -- whether a cocktail, a smoothie, or something more akin to dessert, a fancy libation punctuates any meal and enlivens an otherwise ordinary weeknight.<p>No matter if you're a veteran vegetarian or you've resolved to cut …

Food