Cynthia Balfour-Traill

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Cats in Hats: Costume Portraits for an Animal Rescue

Photographer Shaina Fishman and stylist Ryen Blaschke recently collaborated on a project to help rescue cats get adopted. The lighthearted series …

Before & After: Faith's Fresh and Vibrant Living Room

My room makeover::The front living room in our new house began as a blank slate. It had (and still has) low ceilings, but we mounted the curtains …

This Is What Happens When You Use Gold-Infused Skin Care Products for a Week

Walk into the <i>InStyle</i> beauty closet and you'll see shelves full of skin care products spiked with exotic ingredients like diamonds and dead sea …

Getting Hair Extensions from Kylie Jenner's Stylist Gave Me a Major Hair Epiphany

Not too long ago—despite being a major skeptic of the whole practice—I tried keratin-bonded hair extensions for the first time. I was in the hands of a true expert, Priscilla Valles, the pro behind an insanely long list of celebrities' perennially enviable hair: She's worked with Kylie Jenner, …

Hair

I Had Some Competition When I First Met My Husband, Jon Stewart.

In the fall of 1995, I met the man of my dreams. The only problem was, he had a cat. To protect this cat's identity, let's call him Stanley. Now, I want to be clear: I love cats, but my allergies do not, and I was confident that bouts of hives and phlegm were no way to start a relationship. So I …

Trending on Remodelista: City Life

Julie and the Remodelista editors spent the week gathering simple tips to add style to even the tiniest urban abode: DIY Ikea countertops stained …

DIY: No-Fuss Bonsai for Beginners

While there is no such thing as an effortless bonsai, we are making progress.<p>The rules have changed since bonsai revolutionary Kenji Koyahashi …

Trending on Gardenista: Cultivating Calm

Who isn’t looking to cultivate serenity? Michelle and crew explore Japanese garden design this week–and emerge reminded that “sometimes the imperfect …

14 Tricks for Maximizing Space in a Tiny Kitchen, Urban Edition

A round-up of ingenious kitchen spaces—some no larger than a closet—that are minuscule yet functional (and full of ideas to steal).<p>1. Do away with …

Small Spaces

Tag: DIY

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

10 Easy Pieces: Kitchen Countertop Appliances, Small-Space Living Edition

To begin my investigation into the world of compact countertop appliances, I thought I’d first measure my own countertop. The verdict: 18 inches wide …

Everything You Need to Stock a Vegan Pantry (& Make Smothered Beans)

<i>The key to a vegan's heart is through the pantry—and smothered white beans.</i><p>A well stocked pantry is an important ally for any home cook, but I’d argue that it may be even more of a boon for vegans and vegetarians. Why? <b>Because a lot of vegans' central proteins, including whole grains and legumes,</b> …

Ikea Disrupters: 6 New Upstart Furniture Companies

A new wave of entrepreneurs is taking on Ikea, cutting out the middlemen and offering flat pack furniture direct to consumers and, in some cases, at …

Furniture

Full Moon Lamp Provides Mystical Glow to Set Tranquil Mood

Illuminate your space and mind by incorporating the beauty of the natural world into your home. Acorn Studio, a Taiwan-based company, is helping to do just that with <i>Luna</i>, their Indiegogo-funded series of full moon lamps that bring an element of magic to interior design. This serene decor casts away …

13 New IKEA Hacks to Try for Fall

As summer ends, we start finding ourselves indoors more often, preferably with something pumpkin-spice related and a good craft project. Summer was all about perking up our outdoor spaces, but fall has us back inside and scrutinizing every IKEA object we own. Whether you’re swapping out your …

Hacking

Fried Eggplant with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds

Using a vegetable peeler, peel 4 evenly spaced, 1-inch wide lengthwise strips of skin from the eggplants. Cut the eggplants crosswise into …

This tiny "e-mailable" solar house snaps together like a 3D puzzle without a single nail

Your next house could snap together like a jigsaw puzzle without the need for any power tools. Clemson University students designed and built Indigo …

Jigsaw Puzzles

IKEA Employee Shares Tips for Buying IKEA Kitchen

Today, I'm sharing some great insider info found in our comments section. Drew wrote: <i>I worked for IKEA for four years—one as a kitchen planner, three</i> …

Articles about you wont believe cozy home inside converted grain silo on Dwell.com - Dwell

Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.<p>From shipping containers to multi-modular holiday retreats, these sleek prefabs prove style does not have to be compromised with...<p>Nantucket is an affluent zip code off the coast of Massachusetts known …

The ingenious duvet cover trick that will change your life (VIDEO)

Even with all of the modern conveniences we have at our disposal these days, there are just some things in life that no app in the world can make …

Burritos

How to Find the Right Window Treatments to Save Energy and Money

The last time you may have given thought to window treatments might have been when you noticed your neighbor peering into your living room window …

Sweden's house-in-a-greenhouse grows food sustainably with recycled wastewater

An old Swedish barn has been transformed into a gorgeous low-impact greenhouse where people and plants thrive together in harmony. Located on the …

25 Clever DIY Projects for the Bedroom

If you want to improve your sleeping space but can't afford to spend a lot of money, or you just love a good project, check out this roundup of …

Top 10 Ways to Finally Conquer Your Housecleaning

Everyone loves a clean, tidy home, but cleaning sucks. Big cleans are a pain, and smaller cleaning sessions make sense, but who has time? Here are …

A Genius Way To Clean Your Oven

Ick, you went to roast some potatoes and noticed that your oven is covered with a layer of thick and greasy slime. (That's what you get from months and months of whipping up delicious recipes from scratch.)<p>But before you hit auto clean -- which cranks the oven temp way up, likely setting off your …

Comcast's home automation app links with Nest, Lutron and more

Earlier this year Comcast said its Xfinity Home service would start connecting to more automation gadgets you probably already own, and now it does. Right now, its app (iOS, Android) connects to Nest thermostats, August Smart Locks, Chamberlain MyQ garage controllers, and Lutron's Caseta light …

Home Automation

Age-Wise Style: Why the Turtleneck is the Secret to Feeling Good About Your Neck

Once in a great while, fashion and good fortune converge to deliver a trend that is both appealing and wearable. This is the season of the high-neck …