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Paint Color Portfolio: Emerald Green Living Rooms

As lime has taken a dive in popularity, the latest green color to take center stage in home interiors is the sophisticated shade of emerald. Once …

Living Rooms

Even More Unusual Color Combos: 10 Weird Pairings That Work

Last year we showed you 10 unusual color combos that really work... and this year, we're back with 10 more. Buckle your seat belt, cuz it's time for …

Seatbelt

Will IKEA's Christmas Tree Fabric Be Back This Year?

<b>Q:</b> It's a very trivial question really — and what poor soul starts thinking of Christmas in August? (me...) But last year I found out about the …

Bend it like Beckväm

<b>Materials:</b> Beckväm spice rack, some old frames (or you could use the Söndrum frame)<p><b>Description:</b> I needed some more shelf space and was inspired by …

Laken's Dorm Room Redo: Style Inspiration

Gone are the days when dorm decor was just posters and milk crates. Dorm living has come a long way on the sophistication scale, and students are …

Posters

Is the Tesla Model S the safest car ever made?

The electric Tesla Model S might be the safest car ever made. Or, at least one of the safest production cars that the U.S. federal government has …

Day 15: Free Day! Catch Up or Get Ahead

<b>Day 15:</b> Wednesday, August 21 <b><br>Assignment:</b> Totally up to you!<p>While what we'll all do with today's assignment time will be wildly varied, I hope the …

Making Made Easy: Best Sources for Metal Table Bases & Legs

Pair an existing table top with a new metal base and you get instant and affordable furniture. Five years ago I remember searching for simple, basic …

Home Depot

Lack Turned Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table

<b>Materials:</b> Lack coffee table<p><b>Description:</b> When John and I were living in Boston, we had an adorable – yet miniscule- shoebox of an apartment to …

Isabelle's New York City Balcony Oasis

<b>Name:</b> Isabelle LaRue <b><br>Location:</b> Upper East Side, New York City<p>I wanted my small balcony to become an extension of my living space in the summer — …

New York City

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

Before & After: A Dated Dresser Gets a Facelift

19-year-old college student Reeves picked up this dresser at an auction because she loved its clean lines and shape, but it needed a bit of an …

Facelifts

A Quick History of the Eames Case Study House

Charles and Ray Eames were a husband and wife team whose many iconic furniture designs were instrumental in shaping the style we now know as …

Architecture

Two-Ingredient DIY Coconut Hair Treatment

Along with everyone else in the world, we have already trumpeted the many beauty benefits of coconut oil. Applied topically, it helps to soothe, …

Get ’Em Now! Maybelline Great Lash Colored Mascaras

Everyone loves a good mascara, especially when it’s affordable—and from Maybelline. Maybelline’s Great Lash line has long been a favorite among …

Makeup

The Lunch-Break Workout

Wanna weigh less at the end of each week? This lunch workout burns calories like crazy… and won't leave you red-faced and dripping wet<p>For many women, a "lunch break" consists of scarfing down bites of a salad in between meetings, e-mails, or projects. Squeezing in a midday workout—and then …

Pup Launches ‘Mature Gentleman’ Clothing Line ...

<b>Pup Launches ‘Mature Gentleman’ Clothing Line</b><p>Earl Jones, a terrier mix with an acute fashion sense, has launched his own line of pupwear his company …

This Is the Best Dressed Dog We've Ever Seen

Time calls him the Best Dressed Dog on Instagram, and we’re not going to argue with that. Montjiro is the best-dressed anything we’ve seen in months, …

Before & After: An Antique Settee Goes Greek Key

Christa couldn't believe her luck when she found this gorgeous settee lounging around a Salt Lake City antique shop. Despite the dowdy fabric, she …

IKEA Hack: An Easy Shoe Storage and Closet Organization Idea

Okay, this isn't so much of a hack as it is a re-purposing idea -- but it's pretty brilliant, so we're sharing it!<p>In an effort to reign in the …

Build an Internet Kill Switch

The advent of the always-on internet connection has transformed modern computing. While you’re away from the keyboard, your software can automatically update itself, fixing bugs and patching security flaws. Or automatically back up data from your hard drive to a remote server so that, in the event …

Boundless unveils iPhone textbook app and premium studying upgrades

Boundless has pitched its digital textbook service as the free alternative to expensive college textbooks, but the absence of mobile support and study aids has limited its appeal. The educational startup is addressing both of those issues today. To start, it has launched a native iPhone app that …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Books

Before & After: From Public Restroom to Home Sweet Home

I've long admired the ingenuity of Londoners when it comes to small spaces. Their storied city of eight million has housing prices even higher than …

Outdoor Spaces

How to Make a Shamballa Bracelet

Popular with celebrities and bauble lovers, the shamballa bracelet is a current hit. If you enjoy making your own jewelry pieces, making your own …

Jewelry

Beauty Startups You Need To Know About

We live in an exciting time, when we can do a lot with social tools and smartphones. The innovative founders of these four companies drew inspiration …

Startups

Interior Trend: How To Mix Patterns Like a Pro

I have always loved mixing patterns — even as a kid, I was made fun of for combining stripes with polka dots. Given though I didn't care what a bunch …

Living Rooms

IKEA Ideas: 2014 Catalog Event in NYC

Do you know your Boksels from your Bälums? If not, it’s high time to bone up on your Swedish, because IKEA is about to release their 2014 catalog and …

To Have A Productive Day, Make Work A Series Of Sprints

A well-timed burst of business–followed by a well-earned rest–can do wonders for your productivity. Here’s how to put one foot in front of the other to get it done.<p>Got a case of mush-mind? It’s because your brain is overloaded and your attention is over-divided. How do you cure it? By selectively …