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13 Clever Built-Ins for Small Spaces

(Image credit: Lauren Rubin Architecture)<p>If you live in a little apartment (or house) and are lucky enough to own your place (or have a landlord …

This Breakdown Of How Much Beauty Bloggers Make Will Prompt You To Reevaluate Your Life

If you've ever wondered how to perfect a smoky eye or nail that fishtail braid, chances are you've turned to YouTube for a makeup or hair tutorial. But how much do those beauty bloggers actually <i>make</i>? Well, let's just say it's more than most people.<p>AdAge did a deep dive on YouTube's most popular …

11 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Home

11 ideas to add sheen and shine.<p>From silver metallic wallpaper on the ceiling to a glitzy pillow, these ideas add glam sheen and shine to your decor.

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Interior Design

10 Reasons to Go Color-Crazy in Your Kid's Room

Interior Design

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

10 Designer Bags Every Woman Should Own

Because collecting handbags is arguably an art form.<p>Collecting handbags, when done well, can arguably be considered an art form. In homage to that, here are the 10 bags every woman should have in her closet— get your check list started.


5 Floral Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2015

The top trends for 2015.<p>We asked Marie Ackerman, Teleflora's Vice President of Education, to predict the top floral trends for 2015. Get a head start in the new year by trying out one of these ideas.


First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

19 Fragrance Hacks to Make You Smell Amazing All the Time

Here's how to get the most out of your pricey perfumes.<p><b>1.</b> <b>If you want your fragrances to last longer (Why wouldn't you?), don't store them in your bathroom or other damp, warm places.</b> Heat, light, and humidity will break down the perfume and lessen the quality of the fragrance. Instead, store them …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …


9 Key Pieces to Model-Off-Duty Style

From the perfectly tailored blazers to colorful kicks, shop 9 pieces to achieving cool model-off-duty style.<p>Even when running from show to show during fashion month, models still manage to look impossibly stylish at all times. Their secret? Well, aside from perfect genetics, these runway stars …


10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have by 30

Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.<p>Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that …

West Village

The Lipstick Shades Bazaar Editors Can't Live Without

Bazaar editors share the one lipstick shade they're constantly re-applying.<p>Just like a fabulous pair of shoes, there's nothing a great lipstick can't fix. It can transform your look from day to night, take attention away from that little blemish, or simply brighten your face. In honor of National …

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Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

4 Innovative Ways to Tie a Chic Summer Sarong


Vote for the Best Bedroom in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards 2014: Professional Category

Our judges have chosen the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 17 Considered Design Awards categories, on both<p>In …

Interior Design

Zainab and Farhan's Colorful & Contemporary Dubai Apartment

<b>Name:</b> Zainab Ahmed and husband Farhan Ahmed (and for six months of the year, Farhan’s mom who divides her time between Pakistan and here) <b><br>Location:</b> …

Skirt Steak with Pickled Fennel Salad

4 Servings<p>You know when steak is so good that you don’t bother with a knife and fork and just eat it with your hands? Yeah.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pickled Fennel<p>1 medium fennel bulb, very thinly sliced<p>1 cup rice wine vinegar<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Steak<p>1½ pounds skirt …


Baiyina's Eclectic Minimalism in Miracle Mile

<b>Name:</b> Baiyina Hughley <b><br>Location:</b> Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, California<p>I live in an 800 square foot 1930s apartment in Miracle Mile in Los Angeles. I …

10 Must-Follow YouTube Channels for Hair Tutorials

Hollywood stars seem to have it all — fun jobs, great wardrobes and, of course, fabulous hair. Whether it’s a fancy updo at a gala or something quick and simple to sport around town, their looks always seem effortlessly glamorous. But when it comes time for the rest of us to try and recreate those …

New York's Chicest Gardens to Eat In

Now that the sun's out, brunch season is upon us and there's nothing better than enjoying the first meal of the day in a chic garden. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite spots in the city to do exactly that.<p><b>1)</b> Ladurée SoHo: We can't think of a better place to Instagram one of Ladurée's famed …

West Village

A Playroom for the Whole Family to Enjoy

<b>Project by:</b> Katie Gavigan <b><br>Location:</b> San Francisco, California<p>This family hired me while expecting their second child. This wonderfully sunny room …

A Modern Miami Apartment With a Traditional and Colorful Twist

Bold, bright, and brimming with personality.<p>Bold, bright, and brimming with personality, designer Robert Passal's Miami Beach apartment is anything but minimal.

Interior Design

Eclectic Austin Wedding in Pastel Hues

Welcome to your new favorite wedding, my friends – an eclectic combo of rich oriental rugs paired with layers of pastel details all coordinated by …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Interior Design

Danny & Joni's Former Knitting Factory

Name:<p>Danny & Joni<p>Location:<p>Brooklyn, NY<p>Square Feet:<p>690<p>Division:<p>Little<p>What I Love About My Small Home:<p>New York is known for tiny spaces, and we’ve …

Back to Basics: 11 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

Click through for the classic shoes every fashionable woman should have in her closet.<p>Aside from diamonds, we're pretty sure shoes are a woman's best friend. With seemingly endless options each season, it's hard not to amass a collection of pumps in a rainbow of colors, or more than 10 pairs of …


59 Alternative Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride

Today's bride is hardly cookie cutter–and her engagement ring shouldn't be either. In the interest of the individual, peruse these uncommon heart-stoppers.<p>In dreaming about your engagement ring, a simple solitaire rarely comes to mind. Rather than debating the nuances of a cushion cut vs. a radiant …