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DIY Ombre Rain Chain

When I visit other countries, I’m always fascinated by some of the simplest differences in even the most mundane things. A perfect example: rain …

Gold Dipped Hanging Planters

It’s no secret that we’re a little obsessed with plants around here! Today we’re teaming up with DarbySmart to share a fun DIY project for an extra …

Matt Zoller Seitz on Mad Men Season 6: Everyone Gets Tired of Don, Including Don

<i>Mad Men</i>’s elusiveness makes it a deeply frustrating, deeply satisfying show. It’s obvious in some ways and subtle in others. At times, it seems to …

71. READ.LOOK.THINK.

<b>READ:</b> Stevie Nicks, the fairy godmother of rock. | “The friendship had an element of social strategy to it.” Mary McCarthy and Hannah Arendt. | “I …

'Mad Men' creator: Don't hate Don Draper

<b>'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner says his central character, who is becoming maddening to some fans, is not the devil.</b><p>If nothing else, AMC's "Mad …

Excerpt: How the (Real) Bling Ring Robbed Rachel Bilson Five Times

<i>This Friday marks the New York and Los Angeles opening of</i> The Bling Ring<i>, Sofia Coppola’s film about those L.A. teens who stole millions’ worth of</i> …

I Got Drunk on All Kinds of Celebrity Liquor So You Don't Have To

I don't really like alcohol that much. I mean, I definitely drink it—I like a wine or a cocktail (<i>and</i> a cocktail and a cocktail) on a Friday …

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Macarons

Tags: cereal, macarons<p>Let the cereal macaron baking continue! If you haven’t braved making macarons yet, might I tempt you with my newest macaron …

Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Melon Salsa

Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Melon Salsa.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 3, 2013 66<p>Is there anything more constant in life than Mondays and tacos?<p>Nope. Not in …

Coffee Swirl Quick Bread

Coffee cake doesn’t usually have coffee in it – but this easy to make Coffee Swirl Quick Bread could easily be termed a coffee cake because it makes …

White Pizza Lasagna

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add tomatoes to a nonstick baking sheet and toss with salt, pepper and olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes, until the …

The Internet Thinks Megan Draper Is Dead. Here's Why They're Wrong.

Ever since last week's revelation from <i>Mad Men</i>'s costumer Janie Bryant that it was a deliberate choice to dress Megan Draper in a shirt made famous by …

This Week's Mad Men Was All About Second Chances

In musicals, when characters break out into song, they're suddenly allowed — and expected, maybe — to be completely on-the-nose. "I want [this]." …

The Best of This Week’s Mad Men Recaps: ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

"A Tale of Two Cities" presented us with the struggles of being a woman in a male-dominated office, as Joan and Peggy dealt with their differences …

When Is Mad Men Going to Bring Back Sal?

No one's ever really gone in the Sterling Cooper universe. Season one beatnik mistress Midge popped back up in season four, teaching us all a …

New Mad Men Theory: Megan Draper Is Already Dead

Poor, brilliant Dustin Rowles over at UPROXX has gone way down the <i>Mad Men</i> rabbit hole and has returned to our world with a fascinating theory (and …

Here Are Mad Men’s Best Drug Faces, Made Psychedelic

At the end of last week's <i>Mad Men</i>, Pete, in a fit of Peteness, grabbed a joint, sat down on the couch, and kissed the sky, man. It's about time. This …

Matt Weiner and James Wolk Address the Bob Benson Conspiracy Theories

Seriously, what's Bob Benson's <i>deal</i>. We know something is up, but what? Last week, we presented many theories, like Benson is an investigative …

The Best Mad Men Recap Reader Comments: ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

<i>In this week’s</i> Mad Men <i>recap, Matt Zoller Seitz called Don and Roger's California escapade “a lament for the stillbirth of the counter culture.” He</i> …

Mad Men: Tracing the Troubled History of Peggy and Joan

"I'm glad you're here."<br>"Well, I'm glad <i>you're</i> here."<p>Oh, Peggy and Joan, aren't we all just so glad for one another? A few weeks ago, Peggy and Joan …

Quoted. - The Neo-Trad

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction …

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MAKE IT / 34

it’s been a little dull and rainy here in LA lately <i>(which i love)</i>, and i’ve been seeing lots of umbrellas around. i think they are one seriously …

wallpaper for renters...

When I launched my wallpaper collection with Hygge & West a couple years ago, many of you have said that you rent and therefore couldn't commit to …

Entertaining: Recycled Party Decorations

Earth Day may have been last Monday, but in our eyes, it’s <i>always</i> Earth Day. Making responsible and sustainable decisions shouldn’t last just one day, …

30 Green Beauty Finds

I have to admit, that I hate throwing the word “green” in front of nouns, but it’s tougher than you might think to come up with a better descriptor. …

Double Dip Dyed Napkin Set

We've experimented with dip dying several times here on ABM. It's so fun and something that can be done in just a few hours at home. The effect is …

Kelsey Garrity-Riley

April is coming to a close and I’m going to be sad to see our green/nature theme go. We’ll always post those sorts of things, but I’ve really loved …

Flawless Ladies Post

<b>The Fairest of Them All</b><p>There are essentially two kinds of actors: the ones who are seen and the ones who see. The ones who play characters and the …