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Organized Bathrooms

Inspired organizing ideas abound in these real-life bathrooms, which also feature our favorite space-saving solutions.<p>It may seem counterintuitive, but adding the right furniture to your bathroom can create a more open, organized space. In the master bath of this Texas duplex, a custom-made orange …

Home Office Organization

Organizing a cluttered office space can be a tall task, but it's much less daunting with the right storage equipment.<p>Anduin Havens, art director for "The Martha Stewart Show," shares innovative storage solutions for any home office -- whether you're buying or DIYing.<p>Martha Stewart Closets<br>Don't let …

Home Depot

10 Clever Cleaning Tricks

Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …

Dishwasher Dos and Don'ts

DO use only the recommended amount of detergent -- too much can leave behind a residue, and too little can result in dirty dishes.

Awesomely Stylish Urban Living Rooms

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Arturo Hermenegildo<p>The wild colors in this area rug are reminiscent of the pixels on a computer screen and make the whole space feel …

How To Deep Clean Your Closet

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)<p>With the change of seasons comes a change of clothes. But before you head to the stores to buy something new, give …


House Tour: A Bright & Quirky 430 Square Foot Helsinki Loft

<b>Name:</b> Saara Helkala <b><br>Location:</b> Helsinki, Finland <b><br>Size:</b> 430 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 6 years; rented<p>Just beyond the small, shadowy entryway to Saara's …

Dining Rooms

What Are Your Home Priorities? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)<p>What's important to you in a home? In a future home? For those who have put a lot of thought into those two things, it …


A Terrific Terrace Cottage in Inner City Dublin

(Image credit: Donal Murphy)<p><b>Project by:</b> Roisin Lafferty of Kingston Lafferty Design <b><br>Location:</b> Dublin, Ireland<p><i>From the designer:</i> Smithfield Residence …

Food & Dining

A Renter's Garden: 5 Easy Indoor Succulent DIY Ideas

It's no wonder succulents have been a popular plant choice for awhile. They are low maintenance and likely to thrive with a sunny window seat and …


9 Ways to Decorate With Flowers Beyond the Vase

Get creative with your blooms. Denise Porcaro, founder and owner of Flower Girl NYC, shares new ideas for floral decor.<p><b>1. In a Wreath</b>Nothing beats fresh flowers in a wreath. It is a luxury to make a wreath out of blooms rather than with greenery. Stay seasonal and focus on big blooms, and it will …

Kuala Lumpur

Fifty years of folk dancing

Every June, the Croatian town of Slavonski Brod hosts a colourful, camaraderie-filled folk dancing festival that gathers musicians and performers from across the region.


Sydney’s ice rink on the beach

Travellers heading to Sydney’s iconic beach are in for a surprise: until 13 July the iconic sandy coastline has been transformed into an icy wonderland.<p>Travellers heading to Sydney’s Bondi Beach are in for a surprise: until 13 July the iconic coastline has been transformed into a winter wonderland …


Seas that glow like stars

A bizarre natural phenomenon lights up the water off these three beaches, making the sea shine with a surreal blue light.<p>As night falls on certain beaches around the world, the waves glow with an eerie blue light: tiny, neon dots that make it look as though stars are washing up on shore.<p>The surreal …


The complicated culture of Bosnian coffee

Centuries of Ottoman rule may have left the Bosnians in an identity crisis, but one thing’s for certain – you can never call their coffee Turkish.<p>Even today, 136 years after the Ottomans ceded it to Austria-Hungary, Bosnia-Hercegovina shows many signs of its nearly four centuries of Turkish rule: …


China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.<p>Often called the “Atlantis of the East” by travellers, the underwater city of Shicheng is a magnificent, mysterious …


A second chance for Myanmar’s sea gypsies

As the country opens to travellers, it waits to be seen whether the nomadic Moken can preserve their language, their way of life and their mythology.

Asia Travel

How to take underwater photos

When memorable encounters happen underwater, how do you capture them? An expert photographer heads to the beaches of Malaysia for a lesson.<p>When memorable encounters happen underwater, how do you capture them? An expert photographer heads to the beaches of Malaysia for a lesson.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show</i> …


New York City’s most morbid museum

See wax models of diseased body parts, intricately woven memorials made of human hair and more at Brooklyn’s newly opened Morbid Anatomy Museum.<p>New York City-bound travellers with a taste for the macabre can add the recently opened Morbid Anatomy Museum to their itineraries. Wax models of diseased …


Rome, behind the lens

After four years living in the Eternal City, a writer and photographer learns to capture the views that visitors rarely see.


An extreme way to see Wales' coast

Combining swimming through open ocean, climbing treacherous precipices and then plunging into deep trenches, coasteering is an increasingly popular activity on the Pembrokeshire coast.<p>From the beach of Aberbach, which is Welsh for little river mouth, I slipped into the cold waters of Pembrokeshire …


The sazerac goes from cure-all to New Orleans cocktail

Virtually any bartender in New Orleans can make a sazerac without even glancing at a recipe.<p>Order a sazerac in New Orleans and a well-meaning local will likely tell you how the city’s official cocktail is also the world’s first. It’s not true, of course – the word “cocktail”, originally referring …

New Orleans

In Bolivia, awe-inspiring scenes at every turn

Unlike neighbouring Peru or southern Chile – even Bolivia’s most well-known routes remain relatively untraveled.<p>In the Bolivian Andes, ice-blue glaciers crown amphitheatres of peaks, llamas graze quietly in the afternoon sun and the evening light fades into frigid mountain nights. But where …

South America

Colombia's 'Liquid Rainbow'

During certain months of the year, Colombia’s Caño Cristales turns shades of red, blue, yellow, orange and green in a vibrant natural display that happens nowhere else on Earth.

South America

London’s weekly beer pilgrimage

Known in the 19th Century as London’s Larder, the riverside neighbourhood of Bermondsey has recently developed a new claim to fame: its mile of top-notch, artisanal microbreweries.<p>In hindsight, Jack Hobday wishes he had made just one decision differently. Along with lifelong friend Paul Anspach, in …


Montana: Climb Granite Peak

<b>Take a two- to four-day weekend to tackle the highest point in Montana.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Take on a burly 20- to 24-mile round-trip backpack excursion to top out on one of the most difficult high points in the 50 states. Granite Peak, an imposing chunk of rock located in the Beartooth Range, towers over …