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1 Highlighter, 10 Ways to Use It

Like the bright yellow highlighter of your school days, Chella’s user-friendly highlighter pencil accentuates what’s important (and luckily, it’s neither yellow nor a neon marker). From defining your arches to brightening under your eyes, here are 10 ways to use this hardworking pencil.<p>—Maura<p><i>Need a new holiday makeup look? Watch our how-to and look party-ready in 10 minutes or less—promise!</i>

Man Vs. Pin: DIY Tea Cup Lamp

Another stellar Man Vs. Pin video by Threadbanger is killing it on the internet right now. Make a tea cup lamp that is totally Pinterest worthy with this rad video from Rob and Corinne.

Crocheted Flowers Installation

I love the way that simple and repetitive craft processes can turn into something so subtle and complex, like this installation of crocheted flowers by artist Wendy Kawabata called Grow In Light, which conveys the feeling of the long daylight hours in Iceland.<p>Begun during a residency in Iceland, …

How-To: Fleece Superhero Poncho Cape

Filth Wizardry shares how she made these fun fleece superhero poncho capes for her daughters for Christmas. They give the feeling of a cape and the warmth and functionality of a poncho. Brilliant!

Recipe: Pineapple Upsidedown Shots

Looking for a new spin on a traditional Thanksgiving dessert? Why not give these Pineapple Upsidedown Jell-O Shots a…shot?

Building Your Kit Part 16: All About Powders!

Whether pressed, loose, translucent, talc, mineral, or silica, powder can be powerful. You can use it to set foundation, remove distracting shine, …

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Tissue Paper Animals in Stop Motion Animation

Japanese paper company Nepia use the fragile nature of tissue paper to their advantage in this amazing stop motion animation of tissue paper animals.<p>You can see how this impressive video came together in a short documentary they made about the process.<p>[via Laughing Squid]

How-To: DIY Gourd Drum

Turn farmers’ market bounty into a DIY instrument for your little musician with this fun gourd drum tutorial from The Merrythought.<p>Pretty neat, huh?<p>Head on over to The Merrythought to see the full how-to!


10 Star Wars-Inspired Treats

I have to admit, I’m totally out of the Star Wars world now. I’m about old school Star Wars. The original, unenhanced trilogy. Playing Princess Leia …

Photography on Old Rusty Cans • Recyclart

The “Conversations with History” is a project by American photographer David Emitt. David uses old rusty cans collected in the desert of Arizona …

Craft Gossip

Oh isn’t this pretty?! I just want to go grab a whole bunch of paper and recycled sewing patterns to try making one of these layered hearts. This …

Scrabble Typography Edition 2

A few years ago we featured Andrew Capener’s designer Scrabble game and now us type nerds can rejoice once again with his latest, Scrabble Typography …

Sleeping Bat Knitting Pattern

Anne-Catherine Lüke of Knits and Things created this endearing knitting pattern for a sleeping bat who seems to be having a very pleasant dream.

How-To: 8-foot Giant Squid Pillow

Add some giant squid to your abode with this excellent 8-foot Giant Squid Pillow tutorial from Philadelphia Weekly.<p>[via Laughing Squid]

The Smallest Printing Company

Design studio Letterproeftuin created this adorably wee, but fully functional, printing installation called The Smallest Printing Company to produce small posters and books for the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont 2013.<p>[via Lustik]


Pumpkin Nutella Brownies

Rather than struggle against the vortex of pumpkin-flavored-everything that our universe gets sucked into every year at this time, why not reward yourself for bravely accepting it with these Pumpkin Nutella Brownies from Brown Sugar.<p>[via Foodbeast]

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11 Chic iPad Cases

I was in a meeting last week with someone who had the chicest iPad case I’ve ever seen. I think just <i>having</i> an iPad to whip out for presentations is …

Biz Ladies: Three Steps for Giving Up the Guilt

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from Emma Gwillim, a Life By Design coach empowering women to design a life and business that sparkles. Emma …

25 Creative Ideas for Decorating Pumpkins

Forget simple carving. Take your Halloween pumpkins to the next level with this roundup of 25 creative ideas for decorating pumpkins from A Subtle Revelry!

Try This Five-Minute Beach-to-Party Summer Updo Now!

Celebrity stylist Creighton Bowman showed us a great way to take post-beach hair and turn it into a fun, summer updo. It may look like a lot of …

Perfect Beachy Waves! Here's How to Get 'Em

Some people are lucky when it comes to hair texture. You know the type: they can go to bed with damp hair and roll out of bed looking as if they'd …

The Easiest Messy Bun in the World!

Celebrity hair stylist Creighton Bowman showed us a simple way to put your hair up into messy bun that's pretty and full. We love undone updos— don't …

Are You Applying Makeup in the Right Order?

There is a natural order to accomplishing most anything in life: Lather, rinse, repeat. Love, marriage, baby in a carriage. High school, college, job …


How to Sculpt Your Face Like Kim Kardashian

When it comes to the Kardashians, you either love 'em or hate 'em. But if there's one thing most people can agree on, it's that Kim K. has a team of …

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9 Hot Makeup Looks for Fall 2013

Browse some of our favorite celebrity inspirations for fall makeup.<p>The season's most memorable—and magnificent—makeup looks have a bit of daring and a lot of sex appeal. Even better? They're easy enough to try at home.


Meet the Lady Behind Alexa Chung's Favorite Eyeliner

Super fun fact: Professional It girl Alexa Chung turns to Eyeko's Skinny Liquid Eyeliner to score her signature sultry cat eyes. After lusting after Alexa’s hip makeup and gushing about this liner to pretty much anyone who would listen, we decided it was high time we caught up with the lady behind the magic: Eyeko founder Nina Leykind.<p>In the latest edition of our Innovator-in-Chief series, Nina gave us the inside scoop on a must-have mascara, her favorite beauty icons, and even came up with a …