Maria Fontana

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All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …


This Man's Drawings Of Life With His Wife And Kids Are So Sweet, You Might Tear Up

These are getting all up in my feels.

Train Passenger Captures Surreal Photos of Hokkaido Blanketed in Snow

Hokkaido, Japan's snow-covered northernmost prefecture, is the magical background for Chinese photographer Ying Yin‘s series <i>Wind of Okhotsk</i>. Inspired by her desire to visit a snowy area, the lush winter scenery, blanketed by white powder, makes for a powerful set of images.<p>Starting in Sapporo, the …


An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Miglior smartphone: guida all’acquisto

Ricevo spesso messaggi di amici che mi chiedono consigli su quale sia il <b>miglior smartphone</b> disponibile attualmente sul mercato. La realtà, però, è …

15 Bridal Flower Crowns That Are Absolutely Stunning

Flower, hair and wedding goals — unite.<p>What can you wear that automatically makes it clear you're an ethereal, down-to-earth, chill bride? A flower crown, that's what. See 15 monster flower crowns ahead, and start dreaming of your own beautiful boho wedding.


20 Colorful Cocktail Recipes For Everyone's Favorite Shade

Because, why NOT drink a cocktail that's your favorite hue?<p>Make your party drinks as pretty as your party decor.


9 Dreamy Dolce & Gabbana Dresses Fit for an Italian Princess

Whatever the seasonal theme—postcard prints or votive paintings—the work of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana is, above all, <i>molto Italiano</i>. Some 30 years into their career and the pair are still inspired by their Italian heritage. The Sicilian widow—“that severe woman,” as Isabella Rossellini put …

The Story Behind Seoul’s Latest Street Style Staple

The Easy Way To Decide What Color To Paint A Space

Holding up paint chips to your wall is so outdated.<p>There's a lot of careful consideration that goes into choosing the right paint color for a space. Sometimes, you have to just go for it. Or, you can save your self the headache of repainting by giving this (fairly easy) trick a try:<p>First, take a …


The Ultimate Guide to Shopping at the 30 Best Online Furniture Stores for a Modern Home

While the traditional philosophy to furniture shopping required a visit to brick and mortar furniture stores to test the furniture’s comfort factor …

4 Dreamy Floral Arrangements to Try This Spring

Steal our florist's secrets to craft a seriously impressive bouquet at home.<p>In celebration of warmer weather, we asked Ji Crowley of Gotham Florist (a premier florist on BloomNation, a marketplace for local, handcrafted arrangements) to inspire us with inventive ways to arrange and gift your …

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The Cult of the Courtyard: 10 Backyard Ideas for Small Spaces<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Landscape Revival: A Secluded, Historic 1920s Estate in Santa …

How to Create a Summer Garden Arrangement

When looking at a florist’s life through the filter of Instagram, it can sometimes seem that flower arranging and flower growing go hand in hand. I …


Floral Profile: From the Ground, Korea

One of my favorite aspects of social media is getting to discover new people, businesses and ideas I would have never known about without that …

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How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

Shares 22K<p>With flowers, it always seems I’m in the wrong season. I always want what’s not blooming now.<p>When I got married in the fall and told my …

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22 Memorable Old Houses From Movies

If only there was an Oscar for Best Supporting House.<p>If only there was an Oscar for Best Supporting House.

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8 Ways To Make Your Garden Look Like It Belongs In The Hamptons

A new coffee table tome, The Big Book of the Hamptons, compiles an eyeful of lush properties from the iconic and extravagant summer destination.<p><b>1.</b> Even if you're surrounded by woods, keep your lawn, boxwoods, privet and hedges meticulously manicured.<p><b>2.</b> However, grant your flowers the freedom to …

Photographer Michael Wolf: How to live in a megacity

Majestic Life-Size Horses Made of Scavanged Driftwood

British-born James Doran-Webb created these incredible life-size horses out of salvaged driftwood as a part of an ongoing series of animal sculptures. Fascinated by the representation of motion in sculpture, he strives to generate a strong sense of energy in every animal he makes.<p>Having lived for …

Couple's 42 Annual Christmas Portraits Starting from 1900

Beginning in their very first year of marriage, 1900, Berlin couple Richard and Anna Wagner made it a tradition to take an annual photo in front of their Christmas tree. Just like today, they would send the photo out to friends and family in the form of a holiday greeting.<p>For 42 years, the couple …


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