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Attention, Travelers: This May Be the Last Piece of Luggage You'll Ever Need

Travel can involve a lot of headaches, but with this new luggage option, your suitcase won't be one of them.<p>You know the drill. The boss tells you to drive or fly to present Information X, attend Conference Y or get Training Z. Or maybe you're logging miles promoting your own new business, giving a …

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Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain | Inc.com

Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking might not be the best route, though, with science showing the old-school approach of pen and paper might have bigger benefits.<p>What happens …

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How To Pick Paint Colors For Your Ceiling

Adding just a little color to any room in your home can be a small step towards BIG decorative improvements. Color has the ability to create the …

10 Things You Should Know Before Painting A Room

Are you living with boring white walls, but hate the thought of painting? Painting is often a task that homeowners dread. However, it is one of the …

How Architects Take Advantage of The Golden Ratio

When you really think about it, one of the coolest facets of architecture is the ability to have buildings be so different – so varied in terms of …

10 Color Theory Basics Everyone Should Know

Most of us aren’t interior designers by trade and that’s okay. Whether you think of interior design as an enjoyable hobby or a necessary evil that …

Color Washing Paint Technique for Keeping Wood Grain Visible!

One of my favorite projects to date has been our Dutch barn door. Anyone who sees it loves it (and I am not just saying that cuz I love it)! A Dutch …

Painting Furniture: Black Stain vs Black Paint

Remember my client’s house that I have been working on? The one with the blue trimmed windows? Well, I have been busy helping make it over step by …

DIY Fire Pit

Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn how to build a DIY fire pit<p>Doug Montzka, of Montkza Concrete & Masonry in St. Paul, Minn., …

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How to Paint Glass - What To Know

There are a few things you need to know before you paint glass such as glassware, windows, vases, jars, plates, cups, and mirrors. Will the piece be …

Picnic Table Designs

As picnic table designs go, this one is probably the most common one-piece style. It is relatively easy to build and doesn't require many tools to do …

Drift Wood Orb Tutorial

Dear Chicago House,<p>After a lovely vacation on the beach I am drawn (once again) to creating beachy thing. I think it is my destiny, to one day, to …

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

<i>There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and</i> …

Pallet Swing!!!

When the patio addition to the pond was finished, we had some pallets leftover!<p>Hubby was going to trash them and I said “<i>oh no we’re not</i>“….<p><i>“I want to</i> …

Interesting Home Extension in London Featuring Brick Walls and Sliding Glass Doors

Commissioned to provide a new kitchen and living room for a couple whose children had recently moved out, London studio <b>Tigg Coll Architects</b> …

A Modern Entryway in this Mountain Home

Nestled between the Teton Range to the west and the Gros Ventre Range to the east in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, this modern mountain home is a dream …

Universal Device Charger Featuring a Sleek Modern Design: The Tower

Ever leave your phone, laptop or tablet lying on the floor, tethered to a plug like a lonely boat at sea? With two USB ports and four AC outlets, <b>the</b> …

10 Ways To Update Your Home Without Major Renovations

We all crave the creature comforts of a cozy, well-designed home. While there are a lot of do-it-yourselfer’s out there who work tirelessly on their …

Classic Brick Federation House in Suburban Melbourne Updated for Modern Family Living

Elegance can be redefined with the right design – an outdated home can rapidly become a ravishing beauty. Connecting timeless beauty to modern family …

Gambier Island House Dramatically Integrated In A Rocky Landscape

Developed by <b>Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers</b>, <b>Gambier Island House</b> is an impressive modern residence dramatically integrated in a rocky …

Rigorous Geometry Contrasting A Peaceful Natural Landscape: 4 Springs Lane Residence in Virginia

<b>4 Springs Lane residence</b> in Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA is the result of extensive site investigation, including erecting scaffolding at …

Elegant 3 in 1 Modular Sofa Helping You Deal With Small Spaces

Designing for a small space is becoming more and more accessible, as practical solutions emerge without compromising in aesthetics. <b>Sofista</b> is a …

Contemporary Holiday Villa in Koh Samui Offering Spectacular Coastal Views of Thailand

With a dramatic cliffside location overlooking Koh Samui’s port town of Nathon, <b>Lime Samui Villa 4</b> offers guests spectacular coastal views of …

Stunning San Francisco Remodel Deeply Infused with Natural Light

A remodel can easily bring out the contemporary possibilities in old houses. Take as example this San Francisco home imagined by Dijeau Poage …

Flat-bike-lift Or How to Park Your Bicycle On The Ceiling [Video]

The flat-bike-lift is a new ceiling hydro-pneumatic overhead bike rack to be used in the house garage or in place where we park our bike. Once the …

Modern Residence With a Luminous Character in Singapore: 65BTP-House

<b>ONG&ONG Pte Ltd</b>. completed the design and development of <b>65BTP-House</b>, a private residence with a luminous contemporary character in Singapore. The …

Contemporary House Integrating Trees in its Modern Architecture: 2 Oaks House by OBIA

2 Oaks House was imagined as a home that would comprise both a contemporary comfort level and a platform for integrating the two existing oak trees …

Modern Home Extension in Sydney Creatively Preserving an Existing Tree

Not all architecture trends make us shiver with delight, but preserving nature when building contemporary homes is something we deeply encourage. …