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The 10 Stages of the Creative Process

The question of what creativity is and how it works will perhaps remain humanity’s most unanswerable — but that hasn’t stopped us from trying. On the heels of Neil Gaiman’s recent reflection on the subject comes one from filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards and daughter of the …

What It Takes to Design a Good Life

What does it take to have a good life? That’s what <b>Jonathan Fields</b>, author of <i>Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance</i>, wondered when his daughter turned five and he grew tired of reading her fables about the knight who saves the princess to live happily ever after. So he set out …

7 Elegant Tablescapes

Stunning table settings snapped by some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> Go print on print! Pair florals of the same or varying hue together for a tablescape with major impact.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Red, white, and blue doesn't need to scream 4th of July picnic. Proportioned appropriately, it …

A Client, Her Decorator, Nine Homes (and a Funeral)

When Frances Cheney met George Stacey, it launched a beautiful lifelong partnership. Browse photos of Cheney's homes.<p><i>Left: Designer George Stacey in the 1960s. His A-list clientele included the Astors, Paleys, and Warburgs (Photo credit: William Pippin, courtesy of the late Albert Hadley). Right:</i> …

5 Insanely Charming Beach Houses You Can Rent This Summer

Over your home's decor and/or need a vacation? Escape to a dreamy summer destination and stay at someone else's digs.<p><b>Harbour Island, Bahamas</b><p>Interior design icon David Hicks' daughter—who is undeniably a tastemaker in her own right—India Hicks calls Harbour Island home. No wonder, the homes are as …

2 Ways to Make Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

For this week’s chic take on pumpkins, we turn to two of our favorite DIY tricks: stripes and studs! By combining black and white stripes with gold polka dots (by way of studs), we’ve created a suite of pumpkins chic enough for the most sophisticated of soirees.<p>Don’t forget to stock up on …

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Creative Ways to Display Kids Artwork

It’s that time again! Back to school means back to routines and schedules. It also means your little artists will be bringing home drawings and …