Karen Simpson

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15 Dreamy Things You Didn't Realize Your Bedroom Needed

These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.<p>These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.

Interior Design

Artist Handcrafts Pocket-Sized Paintings Waiting to Be Discovered within Charming Lockets

NYC-based artist Khara Ledonne paints magical, miniature worlds that double as works of wearable art. Ironically, she started out by painting huge murals when she was only 16 years old and living in Washington state. She then transitioned over to sign painting when she moved to New York City in …

Los Angeles Photographer Discovers Skid Row’s Most Fashionable Residents

For <i>The Swagabonds</i>, Los Angeles-based photographer Géraldine Freyeisen chronicles the diverse and ingenious street fashions sported by Skid Row …

Coco Chanel

The 50 Most Romantic Movies Of All Time

Searching for a flick? Let our list of the most romantic movies of all time be your guide.<p>Searching for a flick? Let our list of the most romantic movies of all time be your guide. Click through for the 50 top love stories to play out on the big screen.

Rachel McAdams

15+ Of The Funniest Bar & Cafe Chalkboard Signs Ever

Besides serving as an important source of employment for broke art students, clever chalkboard sidewalk signs like these are also great for …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

40 quotes about life (for an optimist)

Commitment? Monogamy? They're so last century

In an age of Tinder and 'multi-dating', young people are increasingly wary of the idea of committing to one person. So is coupledom becoming a thing of the past?<p>I recently dated a man I’d met in a pub who, after three months of dinners, sleepovers and incessant WhatsApping, casually said, while …

Japanese Artist Creates Fun Miniature Dioramas Every Day For 5 Years

Since 2011, Tatsuya Tanaka has been creating creative and playful miniature dioramas. Not only has he not shown any sign of stopping since we last …

Whimsical Miniature Worlds Created Every Day for a 365-Day Calendar

Artist Tatsuya Tanaka creates intricate miniature worlds that are equal parts thoughtful, detailed, and whimsical. On a daily basis, the Japanese artist works on his Miniature Calendar project by utilizing everyday objects, handmade tiny figures, and an immense amount of imagination. With these …

Amusing Drawings Illustrate an Easily Relatable Deep Love of Sleep

Is your favorite place your bed? Do you hit the snooze button for as long as possible to squeeze in every last minute of slumber? If so, these whimsical doodles will certainly speak to you–the amusing scenes illustrate an eternal love of sleep. They're illustrated by Lingvistov, a collaboration …

Incredible

Secondhand Novels Are Carved into Extraordinary Mountainous Landscapes

Artist Guy Laramee has made a name for himself through his incredible ability to transform encyclopedias, dictionaries, and secondhand novels into extraordinary mountain landscapes. Drawing inspiration from places that he's visited, the artist carves away at printed materials that have been …

Creative Dad Uses Pop Culture-Themed Mugs to Turn His Kids into Superheroes

For the past few years, creative dad Lance Curran has been using his impressive collection of pop culture-themed mugs to turn his kids into superheroes and other characters over Sunday morning breakfast. Curran, co-founder of Arcade Brewery and self-described “Warehouse Director & Comic Book Czar” …

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Couple Quits Jobs And Sells Everything To Travel The World With Their Cat

This couple took the plunge, sold all of their belongings, bought a boat, and have been living the dream since August 12, 2011. Matt and Jessica …

Sailing

Read This If You Feel Like It’s Taking You Too Long To Move On

Everybody seems to have a different rule about how long it should take you to get over something. If it’s a relationship, they tell you half the …

39 Gloriously Awkward Photos of Celebrities at Prom

#TBT!<p>Before they graduated to red carpets, stylists, and glam squads, many of our favorite A-listers had that same quintessential high school moment as the rest of us—and in many cases, all the awkwardness and, um, <i>interesting</i> fashion choices that come with it. Here, see #TBT prom portraits of …

George Clooney

20 Things You Don’t Realize Are Triggering Your Anxiety

<b>1. Your need for perfection.</b> Pushing yourself to meet drastic standards of perfection in your relationship, your job, or while completing the …

9 Ways to Fake a Bar in Your House

Interior Design

Photographer Captures Bond Between Her Boys and Their Cats

For the past two years, photographer Beth Mancuso has been taking pictures of her three sons and their relationship with their two cats. Her …

Pets

Articles about top five office accessories under 50 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Four paper cups + two tooth picks + iPod with classic earbuds = affordable and modern looking DIY speakers.<p>Residents of this contemporary home in Koriyama, Japan, …

Material Meets Emotion: An Interview with Max Lamb on Exercises in Seating

Max Lamb discusses blending material and emotion at Milan Design Week<p>Of the number of designers who claim the title designer/maker or even …

Furniture

20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

<b>1. You paid the bills this month,</b> and maybe even had extra to spend on non-necessities. It doesn’t matter how much you belabored the checks as they …

WTF is the Bullet Journal, and will it change my life?

Is this new diary system the answer to all your problems?<p>I’ve been subject to much scrutiny in the Marie Claire office… Aside from the fact I dress …

The Selfless Hero Who Braved Radiation and Stayed Behind to Feed Fukushima's Abandoned Animals

Last Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of March 11, 2011, a day that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Japanese people as their island nation was struck by a massively destructive earthquake and tsunami, followed by the dangerous meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima …

‘I am God’s vessel’: Kanye West’s most WTF quotes

That Kanye West eh? Barely a day goes by without him saying something hilarious / ridiculous / down right silly. And that's why we love him so …

Fashion Shows

This Desk Features 1,100 Yards of Scrolling Paper to Record Your Ideas

Handwritten list makers, doodlers, and note takers – rejoice! Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Kirsten Camara designed the <i>Analog Memory Desk</i>, which is perfect for people who like to write things down. It has a built-in mechanism for scrolling 1,100 yards of butcher paper that acts as a …