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Sliding Door Made from Old Pallets

Who doesn’t love turning trash into treasure?<p>Pallets are typically found in warehouses for the compact-support and easy transport of goods. Anyone can pick up pallets possibly for free or less than a dollar. A family from Malaysia had the idea of connecting two pallets to create an interior sliding …

Pottery Barn Reclaimed Wood Planter (Tutorial)

I was browsing through my Pottery Barn catalog and fell in love with this reclaimed wood planter set. I have actually been looking for a large …

4 Cheap Alternatives For Your Summer Vacation

No surprises here that Latin America and Europe are topping the list of preferred destinations for travelers this summer. And it should come as a shock to absolutely no one that "popular" also translates to "pricey."<p>An easy way to make the most out of your trip is to take the road less traveled, …

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The threat to banks is not Google or Amazon but ... - Chris Skinner's blog

What amazes me about the banking system is that the banking system does not believe it needs to change.<p>It does not believe it is being disrupted by …

30 Weeks: An Experimental New Design School, Backed By Google

Design superpowers of the world have united to create an experimental new school. Will it work?<p>Following Apple’s success, many companies are finally starting to recognize the crucial role design plays in building a desirable (and profitable) product. Yet very few companies are actually founded and …

Design

Brain-Based Proof That You're More Effective Working At Home

It’s time to ditch the office. It’s time to have more control over your brain as you work, and the best way to do that is to work from home. Over the past 3 years we’ve been tracking how our clients, executives in senior leadership, sales, marketing, finance, operations, improve performance in …

Maybe tablets were better than desktops all along

With Apple’s mobile and desktop platforms growing closer in iOS 8 and Yosemite, I started wondering: Is the laptop inherently better for computing than a tablet, or does it just seem that way because we’re so used to the folding form factor?<p>Could it be that, if the iPad had launched before the Mac …

In An Attempt To Relive Its Glory Days, The Trapper Keeper Is Now An iPad Case

Ah, the Trapper Keeper. Truly one of the most iconic school supplies ever created, and with a fascinating story behind its creation, to boot. We wouldn’t blame either nostalgic adults or retro-minded youth for wanting to carry around that brightly patterned, padded folio design, but it might seem …

Kindle Fire

4 Trends That Will Change the Way We Work

Big changes are coming to the American workplace in the near future. / Credit: Forward arrow image via Shutterstock<p>As many working professionals …

Spotify’s Design Lead On Why Side Projects Should Be Stupid

Some of the biggest innovations of our time were created after hours. Here, the compelling case for trying out stupid things on the side.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our Best Business Lessons of 2014. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Tobias van Schneider lives his life like one big side …

Facebook

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Controversial Emotion Experiment

The closest any of us who might have participated in Facebook's huge social engineering study came to actually consenting to participate was signing …

The 3 myths about creativity in business

A business whose only ambition is to continue doing tomorrow what they did yesterday, will wither as both its competitors and customers change around it. The central role of creativity in business survival was recognised in an IBM survey of more than 1,500 chief executive officers from 60 …

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

How To Set Your Outdoor Table

The art of dining alfresco as captured by some of our favorite designers and tastemakers to follow on Instagram.

How to Stock a Party-Worthy Cocktail Bar

Entertaining expert A.J. Rathbun picks the liquors and mixers to splurge (or save) on.<p>Vodka: Save<p><b>Why?</b> Lower-priced vodkas don’t have aggressively bad …

Personal Finance

25 of the Most Gorgeous Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are more than just an oversized grill on a patio. They can be outfitted with fridges, stoves, pizza ovens and ice machines, and almost all are accompanied by seating and dining areas, too. Outdoor kitchens allow you to prepare meals and chat with your guests, without having to run …

Kitchens

Childhood Classic: Pinwheel Decor

• Pinwheel Linen Curtain - $39.99-59.99 at West Elm<br>• Colorful Pinwheel Garland - $14 from Etsy Seller CraftingHappyPlace<br>• Ivory Pinwheel 4'x6' Momeni 'Lil …

How to Choose the Right Type of Frame

Great Options for a Stark Still Life<p><b>1. Gilded Grandeur</b><br>“If an image is clean and uncluttered, one option is to go to the opposite extreme with an …

Home Decorating

Everything You Need to Host a Grilling Get-Together

First, determine how much time you have and make a list and timeline. This will help you figure out what you can make and and what you should buy -- plus what you can take care of in advance versus what you should do the day of.

14 Colorful Ideas for Your Bathroom

Don't overlook this space in your house.<p>Don't overlook this space in your house — add some color, whether it's through tile, wallpaper, or even your towels.

Interior Design

11 Ways to Get Playful With Post-Its

One peek at our desk and you’re sure to spot at least one pad of Post-its. In fact, the handy stickies seem to end up in every spare drawer. They’re useful, sure, but who knew they could be so fun to play with? Whether you’re getting organized in style or are dreaming of your next art project, here …

20 Household Objects You’re Forgetting to Clean

You scrub the bathrooms, mop the floors, wash the sheets and fluff the pillows, but there may be a few things you’re not cleaning that you <i>really</i> should be. Even for those of you on high dirt-alert, you’ll be surprised to learn about the germs lurking in places you touch and use daily. But have no …

Pedestal Dishes

It's not just cake that deserves to be put on a pedestal. Using dishes you already own and flea market finds, you can build footed dishes in various styles that rise to many different occasions.<p>To create a whimsical granny-chic pedestal stand, glue a tchotchke to a gold-trimmed or floral-patterned …

Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple idea!<p>Armed with some twine, Karla from Oh So …

Make It Modern: DIY Copper Geometric Pendant Lamp

I’ve been swooning over all the copper fixtures I’ve seen recently, but each one I fall for ends up being out of my price range, so I decided to give …

DIY

Faux Subway Tile Tutorial

I’ve been drooling over a couple laundry rooms I’ve pinned on Pinterest lately. Basically because ours looks like a set from Dirty Jobs. It’s in our …

Build & Organize A Corner Shelving System

Hi, it’s Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest. When my husband and I first moved into our ranch home two years ago, we weren’t quite sure how to …

Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial

Okay folks, are you ready for the Faux Barn Wood Painting tutorial!?...<p>I ask if you're ready, because there are about a trillion photos. <i>ha!</i> Even …