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8 Photos That Will Convince You to Have a Black Living Room

Covering a wall with black paint can feel like a dramatic transition, but you should consider choosing this ultra-deep hue for your next living room …

10 Easy Pieces: Colorful Graphic Rugs with Midcentury Scandi Appeal

I used to take weaving classes from a Swedish woman named Maj-Britt out of a studio in Berkeley, California. Maj-Britt would drink fruit-flavored …

Modern treehouse on stilts is the ultimate nature getaway

Vacation ready<p>A treehouse can take many forms—high and nest-like, low and horizontal, large and lavish, or a little like a hobbit’s home.<p>This treehouse designed by Antony Gibbon skews simple and modern, with an angular frame and classic cedar siding. The home sits on stilts in the middle of a …

10 killer examples of illustrated ad campaigns

From Black Pencil-winning animated campaigns such as Honda Grrr, to a string of iconic illustrated posters over the decades for the likes of …

10 Three-Ingredient Cocktail Recipes You Need To Try This Summer

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a tall glass of delicious cocktail. So, beat the heat in style with these three-ingredient summer sips you can make in a jiffy:<p><b>1. Cucumber Lime Margarita</b><p>This skinny no-hangover cocktail makes for a picture-perfect boozy treat that you can enjoy by …

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The Resume Is Dead. Here's What Innovative Companies (Including Tesla) Are Using to Hire Instead

Need top talent? Then you need this.<p>In 1998, a study was done that found that previous work experience is actually one of the weakest indicators of future job success. So why do we still rely on it as the primary tool when it comes to hiring?<p>It makes no sense.<p>What does make sense is aggressively …

Secret Weapon: A Better, More Versatile Steak Sauce

Josiah Citrin is a self-proclaimed "sauce junky."<p>As a teenager in Santa Monica, Citrin would surf with his buddies, and then recharge with a …

How to Improve Generation Z's Critical Thinking Skills

Here's how leaders can ensure Millennials and Generation Z improve their critical thinking skills according to a top-ranked leadership expert.<p>Online and social media serve as the main source of news for the majority of 18-34 years-old. Not surprisingly, Millennials and Generation Z are the least …

44 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Now

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common kitchen mistakes.<p>Not Sharpening Knives Regularly<p>“People think they can sharpen …

15 Decorating Tips for Creating a Home with Style

When it comes time to decorate — or redecorate — it can be daunting to try and create a stylish interior design. These days, it’s more about options …

PSA: Résumés With These 5 Qualities Get the Most Attention

Résumés are par for the course in any job application process. They're the critical pieces of paper (or, let's be honest, PDF files) that get you …

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The best new affordable boutique hotels in Europe

Chic and contemporary, these beautifully designed boltholes – in Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and beyond – make for stylish short breaks and weekend getaways<p>This may be a hotel in practice, but it is a members’ club in spirit (coq stands for Community of Quality). Guests are encouraged to add to a …

Hospitality Innovations in the Space Between Boutique Hotel and Airbnb

<i>Colin Nagy, head of strategy at Fred & Farid, a global advertising agency, writes this opinion column for Skift on hospitality, innovation, and</i> …

World Architecture Festival awards first WAFX Prize - CNN Style

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Pinecone-shaped treehouse in the Dolomites allows visitors to sleep under the stars

A circular skylight in the tip of this pinecone-shaped treehouse by architect Claudio Beltrame in the Italian Alps allows the occupant to gaze up …

Masseria Moroseta: A Modern-Day Farmhouse by Andrew Trotter

Masseria Moroseta is a sprawling, modern-day farmhouse in Puglia whose use of local materials, traditional building methods and local architectural …

Notebook from DXB

It’s prayer time and the muezzin is singing his adhan out there somewhere in the darkness. The shoe shine boys are busy, but the lounge is still …

cary tamarkin completes island creek house in the hamptons

<b>this family home in the hamptons comprises a simple timber box that sits atop a stone masonry base.</b> the house, which has been designed by …

30 Cozy Chairs That Feel Like a Warm Hug

All that's missing is a cup of tea and a good book.<p>When it comes to decorating your living room, you shouldn't have to sacrifice style for comfort. …

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There’s a huge global black market for fake “designer” chairs

Last year, US customs officers seized over $4 million worth of fake chairs. It was the first year that the agency had ever seized containers-full of <b></b>such unauthorized reproductions, thanks in part to a novel new training that’s turning port inspectors into design connoisseurs.<p>Over the past 18 …

NASA Wants Your Origami Skills to Help It Design a Spacecraft Radiation Shield

I fly like paper, get high like planes.<p>There's no denying that the ancient art of origami paper folding has given the world reams of brilliant …

Forest House

Rooted to the ground by a foundation of stilts, the Forest House is a modern campsite in the Northern California woods. The home is comprised of a …

Greenbuild: The world's biggest green building expo kicks off TODAY in Boston

The world’s biggest conference dedicated to green building just kicked off in Boston – and you won’t want to miss it! The Greenbuild International …

How To Steal Design Ideas (And Not Feel Like A Schmuck)

Lesson No. 1: Steal the right ideas.<p>Stealing is wrong. We all know that, right? Mom and dad said it first, then it’s hammered in by every teacher from kindergarten to senior thesis. No stealing.<p>You can imagine then the shock I felt upon entering the workforce–where “stealing” good ideas is not only …

Gorgeous modern home makes stunning use of recycled and salvaged materials

Architecture studio tenfiftyfive paired modern luxury with sustainable and nature-centric design in their design of this gorgeous house extension in …

How houses were cooled before air conditioning

It’s too darn hot<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>On these sweltering midsummer days, it’s natural to want nothing more than to sit in front of an air …

California’s electrical grid can’t handle all the solar energy the state is producing

In California, solar power is booming: The state leads the nation in solar production, and for a brief period on March 11, California pulled nearly 40 percent of its electricity from the sun.<p>But the state’s solar boom isn’t all sunshine, as the Los Angeles Times energy reporter, Ivan Penn, laid out …

This Transforming Chair has More Parts than Meets the Eye

GVAL is a product that brings surprising and playful use to an object as ordinary as an everyday chair. The form of the chair is a careful balance of …

25 typography freebies to make your life easier

Typography is one of the most important skills you can develop as a designer. And however long your career lasts, you never really stop learning.<p>The …