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Ding, Dong! 6 New High-Tech Doorbells

Last week we rounded up some funny/crazy/beautifully designed door knockers. And, while those are great for the analog crowd, there are a ton of fun high-tech options to announce your home visitors. Whether you want to be able to see the UPS guy dropping off your packages while sitting in your …

Home Security

16 Fresh Ways to Plug AND Unplug This Summer

Summer is the time to unplug, turn off your iPhone and head to the beach with a scandalous book in one hand and a set of headphones in the other. And yet… actually ‘unplugging’ isn’t so easy when most of us read on our trusty Kindles or iPads and all of our carefully curated playlists live on …


Genius! How to Turn Your Keys into a Smartphone Charger

We’ve all been there, that dreaded moment when you get the notification that you have 20 percent left on your battery, and your day is nowhere near done. That’s usually the day that you forgot to bring your charger, too. That’s why we’re excited about the new Kii charger from Bluelounge.<p>Just like …

Gear & Gadgets

The Easiest Way to Make a Quick and Creative Photo Backdrop

We’re always gawking at all the creative backdrops we see at weddings, birthday parties, and other festive events that involve photo booths. One thing we’ve seen over and over again is the paper rosette backdrop. It’s basically like making a whole bunch of paper fans, stapling them together, and …


Who is Your Favorite Maker, Chef, or DIY Blogger?

Do you have a maker, chef, or DIYer whose blog or website you always check in on, just to see what new stuff they’re creating? We bet you do, and we want to know who your favorites are! Some of our favorites are already part of the Brit Picks program, plan on workin’ it at Re:Make, and answering …

Mobile Devices

Hair Hacks: 3 Foolproof Ways to Make Waves

For our next bit of hair trickery, we turn to romantic, bohemian, beachy waves. The task of nailing down how exactly to make the perfect wave is a tall order, and one that can easily result in accidental crimping, Shirley Temple-esque ringlets, or simply a big old mess. Lucky for you, we’ve got a …


How to Make Your Home Feel More Zen

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Hair Care

15 Hair Hacks that Take Less Than 5 Minutes

During those occasional mornings when the snooze button gets the best of you, don’t worry about being a bed head the rest of the day. If you don’t have time to do our favorite DIY hairstyles, try these 15 hair hacks that all take <i>less than five minutes</i> to do! It’s a go-to guide for looking fabulous …


Is This the Coolest New Way to Charge Your Phone?

Ever since we discovered SolePower, the insole that charges your phone while you’re walking around, we’ve been intrigued by the idea of using our physical activities to generate power. Our newest gadget find, the Atom, takes that idea to the next level. It lets you harness the energy you create on …

Bicycle Commuting

Your Top 10 Favorite Makers, Chefs, and DIYers

Last week, we asked all of you to share your favorite makers, chefs, and DIY bloggers. As it turns out, our suspicions were true. You guys definitely know who to follow on the web, and you’ve given us a whole bunch of new creative makers to check out! Honestly, it was tough to choose just 10 from …

Top 10

21 Pens and Pencils to Catch All Your Brilliant Ideas

There seems to be a great divide in the world of office supplies—pens vs. pencils. We’re going to take a guess that the majority of you out there write in pen, but there are sure to be some dedicated pencil lovers in the bunch. Alternately, we’re betting that some of you use each for very specific …

Andy Warhol

3 Ways to Make Your Own All-Natural Soda

There are so many unusually flavored sodas and soda syrups out there lately that we decided to try our hand at making a few flavors. It’s surprisingly easy to make—you need is flavored simple syrup and seltzer water or club soda. We made three flavors: basic ginger soda, lemon rosemary soda, and …


10 Ways to Style Cowboy Booties (+ Country Outfitters Giveaway!)

Just shy of a year ago, we were overwhelmed when we found out just how much you guys swoon over cowboy boots! It’s no secret that we’ve got country roots here at Brit HQ, and we love us a good pair of boots. That’s why when the awesome folks at Country Outfitters approached us to do another …

Cowboy Boots

Why Do My Feet Keep Peeling?

9 of Our Fave Coffees-in-a-Can for On-the-Go Caffeination Pumpkin Spice Toffee Makes for a Splendid End to Fall Suppers The RealReal Has a New LA Store and We Low-Key Want to Stay There Forever


15 DIY Upgrades for Plain Old Dishware

We use our dishes three times a day so why settle for boring dishware? Whether you’re whipping up an epic meal, or just plating some take-out, your daily routine deserves a little TLC. To make every breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack a little more creative, we’re dishing about the 15 best …


60 Clever Ways to Repurpose Office Supplies

Folks have been getting crafty with office supplies for decades. Perhaps it’s the desire to be creative even at the office, or maybe just the plethora of free materials found in your office’s copy room. Whatever it is, we’re all for it! Regular old clear tape has become a go-to for DIY nail art …

Wall Art

This New Device Might Help You Catch Better Zzzs

Did you know you spend a third of your life in bed? If you’re into the quantified self movement (which we totally are!), this is a huge chunk that you need to be tracking. While devices like the Jawbone UP are already on the market to help you get some data on your ZZZs, it can be a little …


30 Quirky Pillows That Are Anything But Square

Need to add a punch of personality to your couch, armchair, or bed? Forget about all those typical pillows and go for a few silly ones. Whether you’re schtick is all about animals or all about mix tapes, we’ve got a pillow for you. Besides, who said it was hip to be square?<p>1. Lips Pillow ($19): …


11 Colorful Crayon DIY Ideas

One of our favorite things about back to school season was always that fresh, new box of unused crayons. Unless you have kids, you likely don’t have a reason to buy a box of 64 (or 96!) Crayolas. But these 11 DIY projects might send you to the school supply aisle in a hurry! Yes, some of them are …

{DIY} Pocket Size Letterpress Sketchbook - Paper and Stitch

Anything pocket-sized is cool with me. Grab it and go types of things. And of course, letterpress is always a plus. So I combined a couple of my …

Everything We're Buying from Target's Latest Budget-Friendly Wall Art Collection

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Wall Art

Patti LaBelle’s Low-Carb Foil Packet Dinner Makes Healthy Eating Seamless

11 Affordable Home Decor Scores We’re Eyeing at Nordstrom Rack This Pink Honey Deuce Cocktail May Make You Forget About Rosé Altogether Patti LaBelle’s Low-Carb Foil Packet Dinner Makes Healthy Eating Seamless

Nordstrom Rack

This Alarm App Makes You Get Up and Walk Around to Turn It Off!

Getting out of bed in the morning is not easy. We’ve talked a lot about alarm clocks and alarm clock apps here on Brit + Co. But hitting the snooze button and drifting back off to sleep is way, way too easy. And while there are a couple of alarm clocks on the market that make you actually get out …


App tip: KitCam's an iOS app that lets you choose films, lenses and other effects before you shoot your photo (kinda like Hipstamatic). We dig it for the multiple exposure option, which lets you pick how many exposures you want to overlap. Vignette's a great Android app that'll give you similar options.

How to Turn Your Phone Into a DIY Photo Projector for $1

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Slide projectors are great but outdated. And digital projectors cost a bundle. What’s a photographer to do when …

A few great iPhone photos from Brock Davis!

DIY: Easy-to-make Instagram magnets

<i>Editors' note: This guest post is the second in a five-week series of Photojojo's best photography tips. Check back next Tuesday for the latest guide to making the most of your shutter.</i><p>You're addicted to shooting photos with your favorite mobile companion, but there's just one problem: your photos …