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Madam C.J. Walker wasn’t just a positive force for African Americans. She also pioneered global black activism

Working with Marcus Garvey and others, she helped expand consciousness worldwide<p>Madam C.J. Walker is best known as the first African American female …

9 Truths About Making a Home That Are Worth Remembering

From fretting over which wall color to choose to wondering if you made the right decision on that couch, there are a lot of physical element …

Storage Ideas

The secret to great fried chicken: Dunk in brine before dunking in oil

<i>In How Do You Take Yours?,</i> The Takeout <i>solicits staff and outside expertise for secret tips on improving one dish.</i><p>Of all the pain-in-the-ass dishes to …

How One Couple Turned Their Attic Into a Master Suite They Never Want to Leave

Why use your attic for storage when you could create a cozy retreat like this?<p>Ever since Sara and Sean Parsons built their home in Friday Harbor, WA, on San Juan Island 12 years ago, the space above their garage sat unfinished. "We had toyed around with the idea of it being a game room, or a movie …

Interior Design

Young carpenter builds cost-effective timber cabin for his first home

When a young carpenter with a modest budget wanted to build his first home, he turned to Atelier l’Abri for help with the design. The Montreal-based …

Architecture

Brick Houses That Form A Bridge Between Past And Present

Exposed bricks are making a big comeback lately but not so long ago brick houses and buildings were perceived as being old, outdated and in immediate …

Architecture

TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A …

Architecture

Riverdale Dormer House: A Touch of San Francisco Finds its Way to Perth!

On first look the <b>Riverdale Dormer House</b> looks more like a fabulous residence with mid-century influence and contemporary vibe from a lovely …

Interior Design

A $1,000 Day in Sydney for $100

I stumbled into the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney after having suffered through a night at a particularly ratty Airbnb in the Surry Hills neighborhood, a once-scruffy inner suburb about 15 minutes south of the main tourist waterfront. The gleaming, spacious lobby, where Jorge Sousa, the …

Australia

This new hotel in Paris consists of six adorable Finnish cottages

Koti promises a sleepover in Finland that wakes up in Paris<p>There’s really only one word to describe Koti, a new hotel experience in Paris, and that’s <i>adorable</i>. Designed by the Helsinki-based interior architect Linda Bergroth behind this glass guest house, Koti promises “a sleepover in Finland” that …

12 Easy DIY Ways to Transform Your Walls

Sticking close to home for the holidays? Keep busy (and get crafty!) with one of these 12 easy DIY decorating ideas. Simply choose some color …

Can't Find the Right Color Sheets? This Company Has Your Back

Flaneur offers luxury and precise color-matching technology in its cutting-edge line of bedding essentials<p>The dilemma: You've found the perfect wallpaper (or headboard, curtains, carpet, duvet, or any other statement design element) for your bedroom, but the hue doesn't match your current bedding. …

Farmhouse or Apron Sinks: Everything You Need to Know

The apron-front, or farmhouse, sink has been a popular fixture in all kinds of kitchens for some time now, and with the rise in popularity of …

Home Improvement

All-in-one furniture cube is perfect for micro apartments

It includes a bed, a walk-in closet, and additional kitchen counter space<p>Nils Holger Moormann, the German-based designer behind this tricked-out Volkswagen van-cum-mobile-home, has designed another small-space solution, this time an all-in-one furniture cube for people living in micro …

This Cozy Lounge was Designed to Wrap Around You

(Image credit: Alexandra Knyazevoy)<p>If you prefer your furniture to wrap you in a warm embrace, we got you covered. Meet the Inchworm.<p>Designed by …

Furniture Design

Explore this stunning South African home with us

There's nothing that we like more than exploring a South African home because it shows us just how stylish the local industry is as well as how we …

The eco-friendly beach house of your dreams

Take a vacation from outdated architecture and old design ideas and pay a visit to Truro Modern Beach House, a modern, eco-friendly holiday home by …

Architecture

What travel taught me that my Ivy League education didn’t

As the first in my family to attend an Ivy League school, I used to praise my university any chance I could. I shrugged off any casual comment about …

College & University

How to Clean Your Lampshades Correctly

The shade maker to Chanel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Peter Marino weighs in<p>While industrial-style Edison bulbs may have had a moment in the sun, if flipping through <i>AD’s</i> most recent issues is any indication, beautiful lampshades are squarely in style. From the tasseled numbers in the layered living room …

Take an Inside Look at Designer Kate Spade's New York Apartment

Cigarette cases and ashtrays pepper the designer's New York apartment.<p>From the moment you step inside the foyer and living room of Kate Spade Valentine's Upper East Side apartment — which, as Refinery29 points out, "could be apartments in and of themselves" — it's clear that the founder of Kate …

Things to be kept in mind for a neat home

The doorbell chimes – they’re here! Your friends/colleagues/neighbour/in-laws have dropped by for a visit, and you frantically scan those interiors …

KFC Accidentally Revealed the Top-Secret Recipe for Its Fried Chicken

OG Colonel Sanders would be 11 types of pissed.<p>You know the hot shame you feel when you want to say something mean about one friend to your other friend and accidentally text "Nancy's being such a troll" to the person you're shit-talking? But once it's out of the box you can never put it back in? …

Spices

How to turn a $35 IKEA dresser into a high-end vintage nightstand

With a little elbow grease and a set of proper tools, it's easy to make over an inexpensive piece of furniture into a beautiful, customized one.<p>Melanie Brown, owner of Oak House Design Co., hacked her cheap IKEA tarva dresser ($79) into an antique-looking night stand. By staining the unfinished …

This Tiny House Breaks a Major Decorating Rule

But pulls off the look flawlessly, in our humble opinions.<p>"What's up with all the white?" It's a question we hear almost every day here from our Facebook fans, especially when we feature a "Fixer Upper" makeover. But, Joanna Gaines isn't alone with her affinity for every shade of eggshell. Recent …

38 Brilliant Home Office Decor Projects

Does your office need a new and exciting look? I recently realized that although functional, my office, which is where I spend many hours of my day, …

Wall Art

18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

How to Decorate Your Home According to Your Zodiac Sign

If your home needs a refresh but you aren’t sure where to start, why not look to the stars for some guidance? Whether fire, earth, air, or water, each sign of the zodiac craves...

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

21 Decorating Ideas Every Bookworm Will Love

Book lovers are notorious hoarders. We pile books on our nightstands and squeeze them underneath our beds. We fill up bookcases and create sky-high stacks on the floor. Instead of hiding books in every nook and cranny, let's celebrate this literary passion in our home.<p>Wear your library card loud …