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How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

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Apartment Therapy

31 Inspiring Mezzanines to Uplift Your Spirit and Increase Square Footage

Best displayed under soaring ceilings, <b>mezzanines</b> are versatile, functional spaces that help better lit up and ventilate a home and extend visual …

20 Cozy Fall-Inspired Outdoor Spaces

Just grab some hot apple cider and you're good to go.<p>Your backyard doesn't expire by summer's end. Use these decorating ideas to transition your porch, patio or backyard into autumn.

60 Stylish Bachelor Pad Bedroom Ideas

The general perception out there is that bachelor pads are poorly kept spaces that bear a striking resemblance to haphazardly designed dorm rooms. …

Furniture for Small Spaces: 5 Cool Hidden Beds

(Image credit: Dwell)<p>The owners of these cleverly concealed beds make do in small homes: One family of three lives in just 409 square feet. Their …

How 15 Designers Decorated Their Kids' Rooms

These spaces are fun and functional.<p>Whether you have a toddler or a teen, you want your child's bedroom to be a place they can enjoy and also get some much-needed rest every night. These designers share how they transformed their children's rooms and their decorating ideas are sure to inspire you.

The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen

Stylish and efficient spaces.<p>From a 48-square-foot kitchen to a tiny and cozy reading nook, we've rounded up beautiful small spaces that don't spare style or efficiency. Take a look a these amazing designs.

Top 10 teen movies

When you grow up, your heart dies – or so they say. Here's the proof: from Heathers to Juno, the Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best teen movies<p>• Top 10 action movies • Top 10 crime movies • Top 10 arthouse movies • Top 10 family movies • Top 10 war movies • More Guardian and Observer …

A Fresh & Modern Bathroom You’ll Never Want To Leave

Australian design firm Minosa Design recently completed this modern bathroom with designer Darren Genner at the helm. A family sought design help …

11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

Articles about light your life on Dwell.com - Dwell

Good Small Spaces start with Good Small Occupants.<p>With less stuff, you’ll need fewer square feet to jam it into.<p>Preparing for move can bring a fresh revelation of how much stuff you truly own.<p>We all know it can be hard to find modern, sophisticated, and fun gifts to fill holiday stockings.<p>An …

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Articles about paperfold lamps on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail.<p>There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption...<p>If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.<p>…

Industrial Designer

Spruce Up Your Decor With Floor Vases – 10 Beautiful Ideas

Vases are amongst the most popular and beautiful accessories you can use in interior décor. But they are of several types. Today we’re not going to …

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Hip, Low-Key Kitchen in Topanga Canyon<p>by Annie Quigley<p>Steal This Look: A Courageously Colorful Kitchen for a New York Artist<p>by …

Kitchens

5 Ways to Add a Modern Twist to Traditional Decorating

5 easy ways to update your home.<p>Here are home decorating ideas and quick furniture makeovers that are sure to update your home. Not too traditional. Not too modern. Just right.

Home Office Desks: Iconic Designs That Look Cool

Gone are the days when home offices needed to be extravagant spaces that stored up all the paper, files and a series of other bulky accessories. …

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

Clever Multi-Use 30 Sqm Apartment in Brazil by BEP Architects [Video]

The multiple use of spaces has become one of the constant points of focus these days, as a result of the continuous expansion of cities and their …

10 Family-Friendly Decorating Tips You Didn't Know

Kid-proof your home.<p>Just because you have kids doesn't mean you have to give up your design style. We asked top interior designers for ideas on how they create a space that's both sophisticated <i>and</i> sippy-cup friendly.

Designer Quotes: The Power of Black

To add glamour — or gravitas — to any room, a dash of black is all you need. Designers share why they love using the dark hue in home decor.<p>To add glamour — or gravitas — to any room, a dash of black is all you need. Designers share why they love using the dark hue in home decor.<p><b>1. Adds Weight</b><p>"In …

55 Inspiring Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Color, cabinets, and more.<p>Remodeling your kitchen? Look no further. We've rounded up the best ideas for color, cabinets, lighting, floors, and more.

17 Creative Ideas For Repurposing An Old Piano

The piano, just like most musical instruments, is a work of art. Everything needs to be perfect if you want the sound to be beautiful. This requires …

7 Tips for Decorating With Texture

Designer Laura Day says a variety of surfaces and layering is key to making any room more interesting. Get the tips on adding texture into your home design.<p><b>1. Decide on a Look</b><p>If you want a cozy look and feel, choose wood, plush fabrics, woven surfaces, and natural fabrics for the floors and …

NINNA Armchair by Carlo Contin for Adentro

In Milan during Salone del Mobile, Paris-based company Adentro introduced a new armchair called NINNA by Italian designer Carlo Contin.<p>The …

A Flexible Desk Lamp Made From A Ribbon Of LEDs

With Fluida, you don’t just redirect the light–you move the whole lamp itself.<p>While floor lamps and overhead lights are mostly stationary affairs, it’s not uncommon to find desk lamps that can be repositioned as needed. The classic drafting light, with its articulating arm and expressive face, is a …

Tag: Bedrooms

Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>Steal This Look: A Loft Bedroom with Colorful Accents …

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Natural and New: Organic Modern Furniture from Our Tours

Whether you're making your own end table from a tree stump or purchasing a high-end, live-edge dining room table, going organic modern in your home …