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London calling...

An excellent animation showing how London has grown over the years since Roman times...<br>Linked to my trip to London yesterday, which I shall blog …

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Before & After: A Kitchen Remodel On The Cheap

Simple design, textured finishes, and dashes of color are combined in this kitchen remodel.<p><i>Using drawers instead of cupboards for base units makes crockery easily accessible, and fun stickers on the facade indicate what's kept inside</i><p><b>WHO LIVES HERE</b><p>Ali Bradshaw, 35, an interiors stylist, and her …

Dramatic moment cliff fall crashes into the sea in East Sussex

The sister of a man, stabbed to death after starting a new life in Africa, fears his killer will escape justice after a legal shambles.

Live In A City? What You Should Know Before You Take On A Remodel

Rich Hiler, president of Essential Design & Build, on what to consider before you undergo a kitchen remodel in an urban environment.<p><i>Click to see the before of this major kitchen remodel by Essential Design & Build</i><p><b>1.</b> If you live in a city, generally speaking, urban construction costs in co-op …

Living Rooms

Get the Look: A Colorful, Laid-Back Kitchen With Tropical Spirit

This Vero Beach, Florida, kitchen by Tom Scheerer is a cheerful, tropical-inspired design.<p>The Moorish-patterned yellow-and-white tiles create a vibrant — and practical — wall surface. Open cabinetry backed in beadboard that's painted a soft, pale blue enhances the room's light, airy feel. The cool …


Get the Look: A Minimalist, But Warm Kitchen

California architect William Hefner creates a harmonious blend with disparate elements: industrial windows, honed marble, retro pendants, a plaster-clad hood.<p>The clean lines are enhanced by the absence of upper cabinetry. The golden glow of brass balances the cool tones and other metal details. …


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Easy Ways to Make Your Kitchen New Again

10 fast and easy tips.<p>Tired of the same old kitchen, but don't want the hassle (or price tag) of an entire renovation? These fast and easy updates take the room from make-do to magnificent.


How to Optimize Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is one of the most popular goals people set for themselves in the new year, but it isn’t always easy. You might not even realize that …

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …


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40 Stylish Kitchen Countertop Ideas You'll Love

A countertop is to a kitchen what a statement necklace is to an outfit — make yours speak to your home's personality.<p>These days, designers have gone way beyond Carrara and Calacatta marble — they'll use just about anything for kitchen and island countertops. With options like limestone, zinc, …


What Caused the Mexico Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p>On September 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico, with fatalities estimated in the hundreds—the largest, most serious earthquake of at least 19 that the U.S. Geological Survey detected across the world that …

7 Dream Kitchen Appliances Picked by Sara Ruffin Costello

45 Insanely Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Most colorful kitchen ever!<p>Playing around with color is daunting, but that's why a backsplash is perfect. It can create a subtle pop in a neutral kitchen, or add to an already bold room with very little work on your part. It doesn't matter if your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and …


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A Glossy, Sophisticated White Kitchen

A little shimmer adds style.<p>A little shine — and a few twists on tradition — inject a lot of style in this kitchen in Rye, New York designed by Louise Brooks.

Interior Design

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.


An Old Wood Kitchen With Graphic Black and White Accents

Black tile, a vintage sink, and open shelves.<p>To add a sophisticated note to the mellow charms of old wood in this Los Angeles, California kitchen, designer Chris Barrett added black tiles, a vintage sink, and open shelves in the pantry. For more design ideas, read the designer interview. Plus, tour …


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15 Blue Kitchen Design Ideas That'll Both Soothe and Stun

These spaces are truly heavenly.<p>According to Feng Shui, blue inspires both confidence and wisdom. It's no wonder you feel drawn to use it every room. Whether it's the backsplash or the cabinets, infuse your space with the prettiest shade of the rainbow using these designer kitchens as a guide.

Interior Design

Ask a Designer: How Do I Update My Kitchen Cabinets?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about updating kitchen cabinets. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future</b> …

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 …

Why does it rain?

There are three different ways of turning moist air into cloud, so that it rains or snows.<p>Rain - and other forms of precipitation - occur when warm …

The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated

Now that the United States is strongly signaling that it will lead some form of limited offshore strikes against Syria in response to suspected chemical weapons attacks on civilians, one point you're going to hear repeated over and over about the country is that it's complicated. And that's no …

Understanding the Weather

David Kelly<p>8th January 2014<p>An excellent way to introduce weather and weather forecasting is to watch the below videos from the BBC.<p>The first video …

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …