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Whirlpool's new machine freshens your clothes in 10 minutes flat

Odds are that you're used to ironing some of your clothes to keep them wrinkle-free, or taking them to the dry cleaners when you can't (or just won't) put them through a washing machine. No great shakes, right? Well, Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool apparently believe that these are terrible burdens …

Acne Scars? Here’s How to Start Healing

Faded Scar—sounds like a good band name, right? In all seriousness, getting rid of lingering blemish scars is no joke. Often, it takes weeks or …

Skin Care

Juice Your Way … to A Better Mood!

Well, today sucks. You woke up late and the lightbulb in your bathroom went out and it was raining and you missed your bus and forgot your umbrella …

Classic Kevyn Aucoin Makeup Lesson #3: Smoky Eyes

Shinya Mori (from <i>Making Faces</i>, 1997, Little, Brown and Company)<p><i>In this exclusive series, we’re celebrating the work and life of one of the most</i> …

Makeup

Are There Beauty Goodies Hiding in Your Trash or Compost Pile?

One person’s trash is another’s…beauty treasure? Yes, it’s true! At this very moment, your garbage can might contain a slew of skin care goodies …

Skin Care

Recipes for Beauty: Asparagus

One of my favorite things about spring is watching the snow give way to tiny, green buds that bloom all over the place. It reminds me that it’s the …

How to Find Your Perfect Foundation Match

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all, most likely, have had an embarrassing encounter with foundation. Whether you weren’t able to get …

A Closer Look at Common Perfume Ingredients

A new perfume can be heavenly and intoxicating. No other beauty product has quite that same power—the power to literally affect the air surrounding a …

Dried Out? Here Are 3 Must-Have Oils For Silky Smooth Skin And Hair

For me, fall and winter are all about sipping red wine, gazing at the beautiful changing trees, and—oh, the buzzkill: dry skin and an itchy scalp! …

Makeup Tips on Flipboard

By Veron_Nica | Veron_Nica created a magazine on Flipboard. “Makeup Tips on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the …

Ladibird Aims to Turn iPhones Into Serious Portrait Cameras

Is the Ladibird an iPhone case, a fully-functioning camera or a cleverly designed smartphone add-on? The answers, in no particular order, are yes, …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Design Approach with Focus on Texture Variety: California House

The collaboration between <b>InForm</b> together with <b>Pleysier Perkins</b> led to the development of <b>California House</b>, a contemporary abode located in Brighton, a …

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

Back To The (Sustainable) Future: The Year 2050 In Words And Pictures

A new book presents a full-color future for us that’s rosy without being far-fetched, with water efficiency and robot friends.<p>It’s 2050. Somehow we haven’t joined the dinosaurs in extinction, succumbed to the Secret Society of Super Villains, or been raptured up to the clouds. And the robots are …

Sustainability

Ancestral Contemporary Architecture: 3D-Like Volumes Defining a House in Peru

Longhi Architects designed this spectacular house with a futuristic look in La Planicie, Lima (Peru). The clients, when asked what exactly are they …

Help Put The Fantastic Cuddle Mattress Into Production ! [Video]

Do you remember the Love Mattress we posted a while back on Freshome? Envisioned by Mehdi Mojtabavi, which we also interviewed, this design had an …

Graffiti Birds Emerge in Brazil Through Fragmented Lines

Brazilian street artist Luis Seven Martins, aka L7m, recently created this gorgeous series of graffiti birds, where the large, feathered creatures emerge on the streets of Sao Paolo, Brazil. The combination of realism and abstraction blur together to form the wide array of creative birds.<p>Each large …

Art

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

10 Floor Plan Mistakes And How To Avoid Them In Your Home

Every homeowner has gone through it – you choose a home that you think will be ideal for you and your family and once you move into, you wonder, “why …

A Koh Samui Retreat By The Beach

We feature a lot of luxurious and amazing homes here on Design Milk, but it’s not often we get to talk to any of the owners of these spectacular …

Asia Travel

Flawless Design: Contemporary Luxury Home in Beverly Hills, California

Each home we present on <b>Freshome</b> has its very own particularities, that “quelque chose” that makes it pop out. Each home presents a story, a dream …

28 Gorgeous DIY Hairstyles

Still rocking a rotation of hair down, in a bun held together by two pencils, and a side braid? Us too, and it’s about time we mix things up! We’ve scoured the web for the hottest summer hairstyles, from beachy waves to top knots, with a whole lot of braids in between. Be sure to let us know which …

Hairstyling

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

Sluggish After Lunch? Take a Nap in This Transforming Desk

Power naps have been proven over and over to boost brain power and make you more productive at work. Unfortunately not many employers approve of …

Avant-garde

How to Make any Galette (or Crostata) in 7 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: With these 7 steps, you won't need a recipe to make rustic, free-form fruit tarts -- through summer and</i> …

Baking

DIY: Lavender Soda

Lavender is a perfect plant. It’s fragrant, it’s beautiful, bees and hummingbirds love it, it’s drought tolerant, and best of all, it’s edible. Or, …

DIY: Create a Fantasy Flower Garden

Let’s take a minute to envision your fantasy flower garden. Tall, breeze-blown blossoms sway like synchronized swimmers. The clouds of color remind …

A Refrigerator-Free Kitchen?

A design student shows us how to ditch the fridge; read on to discover her secrets.<p>I would do anything to install a pantry in my house with plenty of …

Ask the Expert: How to Create a Beautiful Edible Garden

The steps to creating a kitchen garden sound deceptively easy: build some raised beds, plant vegetables, harvest. Recently when we featured LA garden …