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7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

Sweet and Functional Kitchen Makeover

Oftentimes a great kitchen makeover doesn't take major reconstruction. The perfect paint color, shelving, a few new light fixtures—that's what Jesyka …

How to Make Garden Lanterns from Old Tin Cans

Light up the night repurposing old tin cans. That summertime, rustic appeal will add warmth and a glow to any balmy summer evening. All you will need …

Candles

How to Grow Kale

While kale is generally thought of as a cold weather crop, it is fairly resilient and can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 °F (−7 °C) and as high …

A lawn with a difference

Are you fed up with cutting the lawn every week? Then why not do away with the grass and plant flowers in its place, suggests Bunny Guinness<p>Lionel Smith’s life-defining moment was a disagreement with his father when he was just 11-years-old. The family arrived home from holiday in 1976, that …

Lawn Mowing

10 DIY Countertops That You (and Your Wallet) Will Love

No matter where you live, a Chicago apartment or a rural Montana ranch, kitchen counters see a great deal of wear and...

It's Time to Train Officers Not to Kill Dogs

A cop shot a dog the other day. Again.<p>Maybe you’ve seen the video -- it was all over the Internet, complete with the dog's grisly death spasms. …

10 Easy Pieces: Tough Perennials for City Gardens

I remember summers in New York. Whenever any of my entourage managed to score a piece of outdoor real estate, it immediately became a community …

Gardening

Required Reading: Beth Chatto’s 5 Favorite Flowers for a Gravel Garden

The first thing that strikes me on entering garden designer Beth Chatto’s gravel garden in Essex early in the morning is the scent of herbs. Thyme? …

Landscaping

Great Dixter opens the garden gate to wildflowers

Mary Keen catches up with some great new mix-and-match planting ideas at Great Dixter in Sussex.<p>Committed gardeners know about Great Dixter, but how many people have been there recently? It must be five or six years since I last went.<p>The garden was made famous by the late owner, Christopher Lloyd, …

Gardening

Outbuilding of the Week: An Instant Backyard Room for Work and Play

Designed by Australia’s ArchiBlox, these instant Backyard Rooms–well, practically instant–create extra living or studio space, and they’re small …

Green Roofs

Self-seeding plants: how to create a fuss-free garden

The right mix of self-seeding plants can create year-round interest with minimum work.<p>The more I look at natural landscapes and the wild flowers that scatter themselves within them, the less inclined I am to garden meticulously. I want my outside space to produce food and flowers, and I want to …

Make it Modern: DIY Two-Tone Sail Rope Hammock

This might be the perfect summer project. Weaving is an amazing way to relax. The repetition and handiwork are incredibly cathartic—and when you’re …

Articles about wood works on Dwell.com - Dwell

The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s...<p>Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London,...<p>Designing a house for this setting was a …

38 Unexpectedly Brilliant Tips For Dog Owners

Here are some tips and tricks to make the rewarding task of caring for your dog just a tiny bit easier.

San Francisco stats like you’ve never seen them

San Francisco gets called diverse, liberal, wealthy, and over-educated– often. And apparently, such adjectives are verifiable, thanks to these handy graphs developed by Paragon Real Estate (view the original post with more slides at The Frontsteps blog). Note that the data crunched here is …

House Tour: Modern, Comfortable Renovated Seattle Home

<b>Name:</b> Michele and Ryan Tansey (plus Jake, Paws and Princess) <b><br>Location:</b> Madrona, Seattle, Washington <b><br>Size:</b> 2,080 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 3 years; …

Super Small with Style to Spare: 8 Great Under 400 Square Foot Homes

While Apartment Therapy has always been about making the most of life at home in any size space, from the ultra small to big enough to roller skate …

5 Natural DIY Recipes for Cleaning, Polishing & Restoring Wood

Those beloved-but-worn salad bowls? The slightly scratched teak table you scored at an antique fair? Your 90-year-old wood floors? Make them shiny …

How To Have an Adult Apartment on a Budget

So you've finally moved into your first place that you care about as an adult, and you want to really put the time and effort into making it a home, …

Design Inspiration Revelation: Let's Call It "Google Decorate"

You probably think you are pretty good at making inspiration boards. You spend a lot of time browsing design blogs. You've got a good eye. But …

Getting Started on a Window Box Garden: Ideas, Tips & Sources

If you need to buy hardware to hang your box, consider where you want to hang it and what material is used on the outside of your home.

Design

Three Rules Worth Breaking: Home Office Edition

Have you ever heard the opinion ceilings should always be white? Or that there's a secret formula for the optimal number of throw pillows? Why play …

Small Space Seating: Sofas & Loveseats Under 60 Inches Wide

In this supersized world, sometimes finding small space furniture can be a challenge. Case in point: small sofas. I'm currently looking for a sofa …

Shop the Small Cool Room: Jordan's Collected Classics

Jordan's 460 square foot Brooklyn apartment was the winner of our Small Cool Contest back in 2011. The bright space is nicely outfitted with design …

Enter Now: Deadline is Monday 5.20

If your home is small (under 1000 square feet) and cool (of course it is!) then you know what to do. We invite you to inspire us - and impress our …

Small Space Inspiration: Life on a Boat

Earlier this week our neighbors kindly took my husband and me out on their sailboat for a sunset cruise. While the boat (30 feet long) and its sails …

Danl's New Life in a Studio

Like this entry? Favorite it below!<p>Name:DanlLocation:Seattle, WASquare Feet:460Division:TinyWhat I Love About My Small Home:Having recently become …

Hadley's Cozy Condo in Boston

Like this entry? Favorite it below!<p>Name:HadleyLocation:South Boston, MASquare Feet:675Division:LittleWhat I Love About My Small Home:I love my home …

Chris & Julia's Top Floor Abode

Like this entry? Favorite it below!<p>Name:Chris & JuliaLocation:Groton, MASquare Feet:962Division:SmallWhat I Love About My Small Home:Our last …