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Architects’ Secrets: 10 Ideas to Create Privacy in the Garden

A fence is the obvious choice, but there are many other ways to design for privacy in the garden. We turned to members of the Remodelista + …

Landscaping

How to successfully manage creative projects

A hot cup of tea or coffee and your favorite designer notebook at your side. Your to-do list carefully prioritized in your favorite task management app. All your favorite design apps are open and the warm glow of your computer monitor beckons your masterful, creative brilliance. It’s time to get …

10 DIY Projects to Transform Your Outdoor Space This Weekend

This is beautiful time of year. It's bearable to be outside, and, so, suddenly, all you want to do is be outside. If the unusually temperate weather …

Outdoor Spaces

ScrapBusters: Lace Overlay Clutch

It’s garden party season! Outdoor gatherings for wedding, reunions, and more are the stuff of spring and summer – and the ultimate excuse to pull out …

17 Steel-Cut Oat Recipes That Will Make Anyone A Morning Person

We've never been so excited to wake up in the morning.<p>Breakfast is the most challenging of meals. Between checking e-mail, getting ready for the day and shooing kids out the door for school, this early-morning meal is usually the first thing to fall by the wayside.<p>But it's true what they say: It's …

This writing app will delete your work if you stop typing

Starting to write, whether it’s a novel or a blog post, can be daunting even for experienced authors. The fear of penning thoughts that don’t immediately make sense or stringing together all-but-unreadable sentences, and thus concluding that you’re a failure, is real.<p>That’s where The Most Dangerous …

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but these are the tricks the pros really rely on.<p>Painting is no easy feat — whether you're changing the color of an entire room, or just updating a piece of furniture — but as long as you follow these trade secrets, you'll be able to …

How to Make Your Own Pop Tarts

Gabi Moskowitz's perfect rendition of a beloved childhood breakfast.<p>I grew up in the '80s and '90s, when commercials for sugary breakfast items dominated the airwaves of Saturday-morning cartoons. Cereals were fronted by spokesmen like "scary" Count Chocula, Tony the Tiger and his "Gr-r-reat!" …

DIY Boho Skirts For Your Throwback Look

Whether you call it boho, festival, hippie, gypsy, or peasant, boho style as we know it takes its influences from the laid back hippie looks of the ’60s, when maxis were <i>de rigueur</i> for the “flower child”. The look is said to have been revived most recently by Sienna Miller, who wore it in the movie …

The Rumpus Interview with Sunil Yapa

Sunil Yapa’s debut novel, <i>Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist</i>, is an emotional whirlwind of a book. Set amid the 1999 World Trade Organization …

Aboriginal Australians

How To Dye Textiles With Coffee & Tea

Staining or dying textiles with natural products such as coffee and tea is an inexpensive, non-toxic method for altering cloth. It's an easy way to …

Cleaning

Handmade Holiday: 14 DIY Origami Ornaments

'Tis the season for holiday decorating! If you looking to get crafty (or if you are on a small budget this year), here are 14 cool origami projects …

Crafting

How to Upcycle Soft Old Sweaters and Shirts into Stockings

If baby Jesus was born in a stable, I will bet you a bottle of frankincense that his swaddling clothes were from a thrift store, and you know all of the other style-conscious, pregnant teens were pinning Mary’s upcycled manger-as-crib on their “Farm Animal Nursery” boards. <b>You too can join in this</b> …

DIY Metal Washer Bracelets

Flashdance Sweater

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing …

DIY Dino Egg Oatmeal: Find Your Inner-Child (& the Hidden Dinosaurs)

My name is Riddley and I have a confession. It’s terrible, horrible confession: From the ages of 8 to 14, I seldom (really, never) ate breakfast. There was nary an egg, a piece of toast, or fruit in sight. I have no reason besides laziness.<p>There was, however, one breakfast worth setting an alarm …

Unconventional Christmas Tree Ideas for a Contemporary Holiday Theme

Are you space-challenged? Bored of the same green plastic tree you unpack and assemble every Christmas? Sounds like it’s time for some new Christmas …

28 Scandinavian Holiday Decor Ideas That Are Totally Häftigt

If the traditional wintertime explosion of tinsel and glitter decorations makes you cringe a tiny bit, Scandinavian holiday decor can be a treat: Handmade decorations, simple color palettes, natural elements and as many candles as you can light are all characteristic of the Nordic aesthetic, and it …

NaNoWriMo Pep Talk: The Perfect Machine Versus The Art Monster

Last year, <b>I did an official NaNoWriMo pep talk</b>.This year, I’m doing an unofficial one. With more swearing.LET US BEGIN.* * *Behold, the novel.The …

Writing

7 Time Management Lessons From People Who Write A Novel In A Month

Every November thousands of people participate in National Novel Writing Month. Here’s how they accomplish big goals in a short time.<p>Every November, several hundred thousand people sign up for a crazy goal: They want to crank out a 50,000-word rough draft of a novel in 30 days. National Novel …

A Scampering Peregrination Of NaNoWriMo Writing Tips

1. The first draft is for you. Subsequent drafts are for everybody else. So, write this one the way you want to. Do what thou wilt. Be selfish. Grab …

How to Write a 'Big Book'

Lots of writers dream of writing a big book.<p>A book that gets advertised and reviewed everywhere. A book that people are reading on trains, planes, and listening to in their cars on cross country trips or morning commutes.<p>A book that everyone sees at airport book racks. A book that makes all the …

Books

16 Free Writing Competitions with Worthwhile Prizes

You’d love to enter writing competitions, but they’re so expensive. And what are the chances of winning? It doesn’t make good financial sense. You …

Creative Writing

The Best Breakfasts for Every Back to School Occasion

Getting back into the school routine doesn’t have to mean returning to a breakfast rut. You’ve got your weeknight meal routine on lockdown and nobody can rival your portable lunches. Now it’s time to up your morning game. We’ve put together a list of our favorite breakfasts for every occasion and …

InSight

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10 Cool DIY Outdoor Bench Projects You Will Love

If you want to add some extra seating space to your home’s outdoor area, then instead of going for store bought seating make your own in the form of …

prada are looking for the new generation of gifted writers

It's a literary contest with high stakes where anyone can apply.<p>In what could become a very big break for a handful of emerging writers, Prada and Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore have opened up their literary contest for the third year running to eloquent hopefuls around the world. Between now and …