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Before & After: A Fresh Look for a $5 Thrift Store Dresser

To my mind there are two basic types of 'Before and Afters': the jaw droppers that leave you amazed at the utter transformation of a thing or place …


DIY Idea: Colorful String Cord Covers

You try and try to keep cords under wraps. But sometimes – maybe thanks to a houseguest, party, outdoor screening setup or just an awful floorplan …


Small Space Gardening: 5 Online Resources

If you're lucky enough to have some outdoor space, now's the time to start putting it to use. Or at least lay the groundwork. Once Memorial Day rolls …

Small Spaces

How To Make Friends in a New City

A few years ago Jennifer wrote about leaving her friends behind because of a big cross-country move. I made a similar big move nearly four years ago, …

San Diego

Cafe Select - New York City, NY

Super Simple DIY Shelving

Hanging Vases.

Ask an Expert: All About the Job Search Process

Hi everyone! I'm Irene Kotov. I'm a Human Resources manager who has gone from partnering with the employer, to partnering with the employee. I …

Collector Display Case - Granas Coffee Table Hack

<b>Materials:</b> Granas coffee table<p><b>Description:</b> Maanzzon found this on Youtube and tipped me. It’s really cool way to display your wares. I didn’t know …

Times Square from above (r)

grain editRecently Received

Fresh goods from the field! Here’s the latest batch of items to hit our shelves.<p><b>A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and</b> …

Rolls-Royce Wraith

With the introduction of the Wraith earlier this month in Geneva, the Rolls-Royce line-up became a family. According to Design Director Giles Taylor, the Wraith is the masculine brother who "came from a hunting background and is no stranger to a shotgun." The new model certainly has the shoulders …


Living in the clouds

Attic Space


We've been fans of Brooklyn duo The Underachievers since catching them at Boiler Room's Flying Lotus Takeover in NYC last September, which was shortly after they released "Gold Soul Theory," a jaw-dropping follow up to the first track off their theoretically-charged mixtape <i>Indigoism</i>. In a …

New Albums

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …


Casanova unveiled: new edition of his book reveals the man who loved liberty as much as women

Bored and exiled in the pine forests of rural Bohemia, far from the cities and the women he had loved and left, the ageing Giacomo Casanova spent his …

The Best Outdoor String Lights

Outdoor living season is very much here, so it's time to prep your patio/balcony/backyard for summertime entertaining. Whether you're planning large …

Bedroom Retreat Roundup: Back in Black

Be sure to check out all of the <b>My Bedroom Retreat</b> entries. There's still time to vote for all your favorites!

Chicken ‘N Waffles on a Stick

Instructables user Imnopeas posted this fantastic-looking chicken ‘n waffles on a stick recipe for the soul food enthusiast on the run (Hint: it involves using a corn dog maker!).<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | Recipe: Pancakes on a Stick<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Baked Brie Bites on a Stick<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Hot Chocolate on a …

How-To: Triangle Bag

I adore the simplicity and style of this designer-inspired triangle bag from Between the Lines!<p>You can’t look past the Martin Margiela triangle bags on the net lately. I had seen this type of bags before, pre-Margiela, I mean, and a lot cheaper too. I liked the minimalism – they reminded me of …

DIY Union Jack Dresser

Lovely Indeed shows an excellent idea for personalizing a simple piece of furniture by adding a bold design with this DIY Union Jack dresser.

Recipe: Whiskey Sugar Rocks

It might be a bit early in the day to talk about adding booze to your coffee, but it’s Friday, so I’m doing it anyway. Add a festive kick to next cup of joe with this whiskey sugar rocks recipe from Victoria at A Subtle Revelry!<p>Have you ever tried an Irish Coffee? It’s a great treat to serve in …

15 Tips for Making Your First Quilt

Lately, it seems like everyone I know has caught the quilting bug. If you too are feeling the itch to stitch, check out this roundup of 15 Tips for Making Your First Quilt from Mollie at Wild Olive.<p>Guess what I did? I made a quilt. My first quilt. And I didn’t die.And because I didn’t die, I …

DIY Luke and Vader Lightswitch

This simple DIY light switch cover by Mmm Crafts literally made me laugh out loud. What a hilarious way to go from the DARK SIDE to light and to make sure the force is always with your home decor.


Star Wars Cross-Stitch

Tumblr user cattyfren recently completed this epic Star Wars cross-stitch piece by working from a pattern based on an image downloaded from the internets.<p>[via Geek Crafts]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | Star Wars Cross-Stitch Baby Blanket And Pillow Gift Set<br>• MAKE | Han Stitched First: The Star Wars Needlework Web …

Hand Painted Tea Towels

Creature Comforts provides a nice and easy tutorial for hand painted tea towels. This is a fabulous DIY because it’s so practical for your own home, and gives you endless custom-made gift ideas for friends, family, and hostesses at parties.


DIY Woven Rug

I have been looking for a fun new rug tutorial and A Beautiful Mess serves it up right with this sweet black and white DIY woven rug.