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20 Under-$100 Fall Buys From the COS and & Other Stories Sales

It's been merely a year since H&M's two big sister brands, & Other Stories and COS arrived in NYC (and we've only got a few short weeks until they both open their second stores in Midtown!), but our wardrobes have become infinitely cooler in the time since. And as if you needed another excuse to to …

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One week with Google’s new Chromecast: A slicker dongle, but no rush to upgrade

Google announced the second incarnation of its Chromecast last week, and the Internet giant made the video-streaming dongle available to buy hours later — about as short a launch-to-purchase window as you get.<p>With 20 million units sold in the two years since launch, there’s little question that the …

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LoveList For iPhone Is A Simple Product Scanner For Pinterest

Why bother with a gift registry or wish list, when you can just pin favorite products to a Pinterest board? With newly launched iPhone app LoveList, you can do just that, even when you’re out shopping in the real world. The app lets you quickly expand your Pinterest collections with products you …

7 Secrets to French Women's Flawless Skin

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8 Celebrity Chefs and Foodies Share Their Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

In our opinion, the following treats are crucial for every holiday season: eggnog, sweaters, at least one <i>Love Actually</i> screening, and the smell of cookies baking in the oven. We asked Curtis Stone, Jessica Seinfeld, Dominique Ansel, and more of our favorite celebs and famous foodies to share their …

French Student Makes A Big Profit Selling Tins Of Air From His Village

"Air de Montcuq" is the brainchild of 22-year-old student Antoine Deblay, who first had the idea to sell his hometown's air over the summer. He put his idea up on the French crowdfunding site , where he was surprised to raise more than 800 euros ($1,000) in just a few weeks — enough to set up a …

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Underwear For Smartphones Now Available In Japan (VIDEO)

You can buy underwear for your smartphone in Japan.<p>For just 200 yen you can buy an underwear-shaped rubber band ('Smartpants') designed to fit over …

3 Bridesmaid Hairstyles That'll Make You Cute No Matter What Dress You Have to Wear

Maybe your best friend has her little engaged heart set on you wearing a certain seafoam-green strapless number that is decidedly <i>not</i> your best friend—but at least you can still choose a super-cute and flattering hairstyle to wear on her big day. Here are three of our favorite recently celebrity …

Box Founder Aaron Levie: Be Paranoid to Succeed | Inc.com

Biz Ladies: How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Business, Part II

Today’s Biz Ladies post is the second part to Katrina Padron’s Pinterest post from last week. In this post, Katrina continues the discussion of …

Fully-Automated Ad Management Startup Multichannel Raises $3M In Seed Funding

Multichannel wants to help marketers fully automate their online advertising so they can focus on developing campaigns instead of staring at software dashboards all day. Based in Hong Kong and the U.S., Multichannel has raised $3 million in seed funding from investors including founder Dmitry …

5 Anti-Aging Hair Care Products to Try (Because Hair Is the New Skin)

I'll have what Connie Britton's hair is having.<p>I don't know about you, but my skin care regimen has way too many steps (but I guess I already knew that). I'm always worrying about trying to get rid of zits and fine lines, but should I be adding more products to my hair routine too?<p>Last week I told …

4 Wedding Traditions, From the Garter Toss to the White Gown, Explained

From wearing a wedding veil and a white wedding gown to asking your best friends to be your bridesmaids and tossing your garter, your wedding day is steeped in tradition. But sometimes the origins of those traditions are absolutely bananas (demons! witches! unruly wedding guests!). Check out a few …

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Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Polish

Brands have introduced scented nail polish in the past, but usually it's marketed to a customer who may still secretly love her scratch 'n' sniff sticker collection (I had the biggest collection ever. Who else? The popcorn one smelled amazing!). But Revlon is betting it can get a more sophisticated …

Long Wedding Tables

You may or ma not know, but we LOVE long tables for wedding receptions here at BTM. We just have an affinity for the royalty look they bring to …

Elegant Edwardian Home In Melbourne Gets A Fresh Modern Makeover

Most contemporary renovation and restoration projects are aimed at working with the existing structure as much as possible while giving it a new …

4 Wedding Hair Tips for Brides and Bridesmaids

Calling all brides and bridesmaids...<p>If you have a wedding coming up this season, your hair is going to look shut-it-down gorgeous. How do I know? Because I asked NYC stylist Mika Rummo of Salon AKS to share some of her bridal hair wisdom with us. After working on some of New York's most stylish …

Google Fonts now lets you experiment with typefaces in a free app

Google has a lot of free fonts on offer, but it's hard to know how they'll look on a website without putting them into HTML code or buying a preview tool. It's now much easier to experiment with typefaces, however, as Google Fonts has just integrated a typography app. Designers can click a link to …

Free Design Resources: Templates and UI Kits

Time for more great freebies for you! This time I've made a brief selection of some top-notch website templates that look simply amazing, and I've …

Urbita, The Pinterest For Cities, Blows Past 10M Unique Visitors In August With Mobile Site Launch

FounderFuel Fall 2012 cohort grad Urbita, a startup based in LA and Buenos Aires, has managed to quietly amass a huge consumer following, having topped 8 million monthly unique visitors in July, and then managing a 25 percent increase over the course of August to more than 10 million monthly unique …

Martini Media locks up $14M to target rich people with ads

The digital advertising company Martini Media is taking $14 million (dry, with three olives, of course), closing its fourth round of funding today.<p>Martini Media serves ads on websites targeting the wealthy. A study from the American Affluence Research Center found that the top 10 percent of …

Is Napa Valley Paradise? The Wedding That Has Us Thinking So

<i>When it comes to wedding inspiration, nothing is quite so magical as seeing what real couples do for their big day. Since 100 Layer Cake is our</i> …

Square, Airbnb and why experience really is design

I have re-kindled my love affair with fountain pens and as a result, there have been a few new additions to my collection of writing instruments. And …

Apple drops price of regular iPad mini to $299

Apple's iPad Air and retina iPad mini may be getting all the headlines, but its elders also made a bit of news at the company's event today. As is the Apple way, with the introduction of new hardware comes a price drop for the old. How much? The old 16GB WiFi iPad mini now costs $299, down from its …

Beautiful backless #bridesmaids dresses like this one from @amsalebridal were one of our favorite #bridalfashionweek trends. See more styles on lover.ly/read today!

20 Neutral Nurseries: Simple & Stylish

After celebrating vibrant colors last month, I thought it might be time to pay homage to the humble neutral. Whether you need something that isn't …

Smartphones are making shopping more fun

In 2010, I wrote that one of the trends I expected in 2011 was that ecommerce companies were making shopping fun. The first generation of these …

Why Even the Super Wealthy Are Embracing the New Bargain Culture

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection<p>Bargain-hunting is no longer a sport saved for those on a budget. Case in point: Art dealer and collector Diane Ackerman was at a cocktail party recently when she spotted an acquaintance, a well-known socialite and author. The …