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Trend Alert: 13 Kitchens with Utensil Rails

If your kitchen tools are pretty enough, why not display them?<p>For more design guides and kitchen ideas, see our posts:<p>Remodeling 101: The Ultimate …

Small-Space Living: A Low-Cost Cabin Kitchen for a Family of Five

When designer/blogger Carmella Rayone McCafferty’s family of five left Port St. Lucie, Florida, for rural Wyoming three years ago, they needed to …

Nasa has released the most mind-blowing picture of space. Seriously. Holy cow.

Look what the folks at NASA/ESA just did.<p>They've released the most incredibly detailed panoramic picture from the Hubble Space Telescope of one of …

A Small, But Elegant and Stylish Kitchen in New York City

Metallic wallpaper adds glamour.<p>Her kitchen may be on the small side, but designer Sheila Bridges didn't let that cramp her style. An elegant silvery-blue wallpaper adds some unexpected excitement to a tiny space. Read the interview with Bridges here.

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Trending on Gardenista: New Year Cure-Alls

Countertop microgreens and mini meadows, anyone? For the new year, Gardenista is starting (extra) fresh. Read Michelle’s forecast: the Top 10 Garden …

Tag: Design Travel

Heckfield Place: ‘Hushed Luxury’ in Hampshire, England<p>by Nell Card<p>To the Wonder: Casa de los Santos by Coqui Coqui in Izamal, Mexico<p>by Annie …

World's Most Ambitious Re-Creation of Prehistoric Cave Art to Open

After three years of effort, a precision replica of a French cave and its 36,000-year-old art will open to the public in April.<p>On a September afternoon in 2013, Gilles Tosello sat sipping a cup of American-style coffee in his Toulouse studio, pondering the talents of cave painters who lived in …

Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland

The right conditions make for strange lily-pad formations.<p>Strange-looking formations that resemble frozen lily pads have appeared this week on Scotland's River Dee, drawing Internet attention from around the world. Called "ice pancakes" or "pancake ice," the natural formations occur when conditions …

Bacterial Motors Come in a Dizzying Array of Models

Bacteria that can swim propel themselves with corkscrew tails anchored in rotary motors. That may seem surprisingly mechanical for a microbe, but it …

The Korean Beauty Tour of NYC Your Skin Needs Now

Korean cosmetics brands always seem to be, like, five years ahead of their American counterparts—by the time Sephora caught on to BB Creams, Korean women had bypassed CC Creams and were touting the benefits of DD Creams. So, now that we're in the midst of that early spring skincare slump (a.k.a., …

The Coziest Robes To Get Your #LazyGirl On

On too many holidays to count, we've unwrapped a fuzzy robe (or the ever-popular pajama set) from some distant relative who clearly didn't know what …

Mother of Pearl

Steal This Look: A Classic English Kitchen for an Oscar-Winning Costume Designer

Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Duran (she’s known for her work on <i>Anna</i> <i>Karenina</i>, <i>Pride & Prejudice</i>, and <i>Atonement</i>) commissioned Mark Lewis …

The world's largest plant collection online

The Herbarium at Wisley is a treasure trove of plant information and carefully pressed specimens - but few people know about it. That's all about to change<p>The RHS, buoyed by an all-time high membership of over 422,000 and the sale of the lease of the Lawrence Hall in Westminster, is set to invest …

Could your language affect your ability to save money?

What can economists learn from linguists? Behavioral economist Keith Chen introduces a fascinating pattern from his research: that languages without …