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Classic Movie Posters Starring Pixar’s Toy Story Characters

Graham Roberts, the talented designer who created our very own My Modern Met logo, tipped us off to a great movie poster series that features Pixar's Toy Story characters we all know and love. Simply called “Toy Stories,” they're three posters graphic designer Jim Tuckwell has created in …

9 Easy DIY Spice Blends (Infographic)

Original Infographic by Women’s Health / Anjali Shah<p>Modified Infographic by Alibot on reddit<p>Anjali Shah of Women’s Health put together this helpful …

How to make your own laundry detergent – and help save the planet

My daughter just turned three. She loves being naked and disrobes at every opportunity, including in the middle of her recent dinosaur-themed birthday party.<p>I get it – who doesn’t love to be in the buff? But bar those of us lucky enough to live alone in the woods, pesky social norms dictate that we …

Articles about these incredibly tiny cabins tree houses and mobile dwellings are all less on Dwell.com - Dwell

The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>After an architectural epiphany, a family of …

Northern Lights

Cinder Blocks Are A DIYer's Best Friend, And These Projects Prove It

If you want to spruce up your home and garden without breaking the bank, it's time to look to an unlikely item: the cinder block. While these concrete chunks may look unsightly at first, they're really a DIYer's dream.<p>There are tons of ways to transform cinder blocks into beautiful home creations …

Crafting

Nissan Juke-R 2.0: 600-hp GT-R NISMO Engine, 17 May Be Built

The Nissan Juke-R is the ultimate, factory-operated automotive Frankenstein project of our time. For anyone who may have forgotten, the Juke-R is a unlikely and utterly unholy marriage of the funkomatic Juke crossover and the hair-on-fire GT-R supercar; we reviewed the original version three years …

Foods that double as medicine

<b>(CNN) —</b> A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily.<p>But a small, growing number of physicians are "prescribing" foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases.<p>CNN spoke with medical nutrition …

IKEA Hacks that Look Like a Million Bucks

One of our favorite things about IKEA is the ingenious upgrades these simple designs inspire. You might never guess, if you saw them in person, that …

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The 5 Weightlifting Mistakes That Are Screwing Up Your Workout

Make these changes to train smarter and recover faster<p>Trainers like to say that the most important part of any training program is consistency. If you don't hit the gym regularly, you'll never see results.<p>"But consistency can work both ways," says BJ Gaddour, creator of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT. …

10 DIY Ways to Amp Up Builder-Grade Basics

Ditch the cookie-cutter look in your kitchen and bathroom.<p>Ditch the cookie-cutter look in your kitchen and bathroom. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com

12 Iconic Colors from Around the World

So many inspiring places, so many evocative hues.<p>So many inspiring places, so many evocative hues — and you don't even need a passport. Designers share their favorite global hues.

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30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

A house made with only Pallets. And the plans for it cost $75

Amazing, but true. And you can actually order one now!<p>This fantastic pallet home, built by i-beam designs, and it’s plans costs only $75. But what is …

Sustainability

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.<p>Nicoló Bini went to architecture school to figure out an effective way to build low-cost housing in developing countries. …

Developing Countries

Solar-Powered Floating Resort is an Off-Shore Aquatic Escape

In response to rising sea levels due to climate change, Italian designer Michele Puzzolante of MPD Designs has come up with a concept called the <i>Solar Floating Island</i>, a solar-powered island resort that floats completely off-shore. Made of photovoltaic skins and balsa-reinforced fiberglass, the …

The 10 Essential Home Measurements You Should Know

These numbers will guide you in virtually any buying decision, from paint to furniture.<p>How much paint do you need? How high do you hang that chandelier? Get your measurements right with this indispensable guide that has all the numbers you'll need.<p><b>1. Dining Room Table</b><p>A 36-inch-wide rectangular …

Dining Rooms

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

Kimchi Bloody Mary

This clever bloody Mary variation gets its heat and flavor from pureed kimchi, along with a dash of Sriracha chile sauce. <b>Slideshow:</b> Bloody Mary …

NotOnlyWhite Bathroom

If you are looking at re-doing your bathroom then have a look at what Dutch designer Marike Andeweg has conjured up HI-MACS. The versatile material …

Peel-And-Stick Wood Panels Provide An Instant Reclaimed Look

Now available from West Elm, Stikwood panels are ultrathin planks that use less energy and material than ordinary reclaimed wood.<p>“I love the smell of wood. The feel of wood. I love everything about wood,” Jerry McCall says. “But I’ve always been a bit upset about how wasteful it can be.” The master …

Take a Teeny Tiny Holiday: Small Space Campers, Trailers & Vacation Getaways

1967 Westfalia<p>I recently spent a couple hours on the tiny living inspiration blog Tiny House Swoon. There are small dwellings from all over the …

Small Spaces

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Sunken beds –a more unusual and modern alternative for the bedroom

A while ago we talked about sunken living room and sitting areas and we mentioned a series of advantages that included the feeling of openness you …

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