Maria Fernanda De La Garza

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BeON Home’s Smart Lightbulbs Aim To Out-Smart An Intruder

In recent years, we’ve seen a plethora of so-called ‘smart lightbulbs’ arrive on the market, often providing consumers with their first foray into the smart home. The obvious examples are Philips Hue and Kickstarter fueled LIFX. However, as I’ve noted before, aside from being ‘connected’ and …

Boeing, South African Airways to develop jet fuel from tobacco

Boeing Co. is teaming with South African Airways and Dutch aviation biofuels company SkyNRG to develop jet fuel from a new type of tobacco plant.<p>The companies announced Wednesday the effort to develop the aviation biofuel, which they said would reduce pollution while bolstering the rural economy in …

DIY Lanterns to Light Up the Night

With the nights getting longer, we have even more incentive to light them up.<p>After we ran across this colored lantern set from Darby Smart, we …

DIY Modern Mosaic Painting

Well oh well, never thought I would whip up another DIY… but I think I just did it again <i>(and again, and again!</i>) What do you think of this mosaic …

DIY Captain’s Mirror Art Frame Tutorial

Learn calligraphy online at istilllovecalligraphy.com. You’ll learn the basics of pointed pen, flourishing, addressing envelopes and developing your …

20 Homemade Masks for a DIY Facial

If you didn’t know how many amazing beauty products you could whip up with the contents of your cabinets, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. We’ve been fans of the DIY face mask for a long time, but we were super excited to get back in the kitchen and curate a whole bunch of new recipes for …

Skin Care

16 Origami Pieces to Buy or DIY for Your Home

Ahh, the magical decorating powers of origami. Who would have thought breathtaking home accessories and art could come together with just some paper and a little elbow grease? Some origami projects take a little patience, but even if you don’t have any of that, we’ve got you covered with some …

20 DIY Coasters to Rest Your Drink On

Having friends over and entertaining is great, right? It’s the perfect opportunity to show off your space and dazzle your guests with some homemade cocktails. But where, oh where, should your guests place their drinks? You’ll definitely want to have some coasters on hand. We’ve got you and your …

11 DIY Ways to Update Storage Baskets

An organized home is a happy home. But what’s even better? Achieving said organization with easy, on-the-cheap DIYs. We’re talking paint, smart hanging hacks and even using up that leftover rope in the garage. The best part: By the end of your crafting period, everything in your home will have a …

Quantifying The Economic Value Of Trees To Cities

David Nowak thinks he knows. For the last 20 years, he’s been counting and analyzing trees in several cities (Oakland, Chicago, Baltimore, …

The 2012 Sony World Photography Awards: #Photo by Pansiri Pikunkaew The Festival of lanterns in Thailand

Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel, resort in Bali infinity #pool

This House’s “Bioconcrete” Turns Every Drop Of Rain Into Drinking Water

If your entire house is a water filter, clean water is never hard to find.<p>Every time it rains, this concrete house turns into an oversized water filter.<p>Rainwater runs from the roof through a custom-designed system and ends up in a cistern, clean enough to drink. A demonstration building was on …

A Family of Card-Sized Tools

Tools are designed to help solve our every day problems: measuring problems, bolt-tightening problems, furniture-assembling problems, …

Grub's up: can insects feed the world?

From the high windows of a warehouse in southern Spain a shaft of light falls on the white-gloved hand of insect farmer Laetitia Giroud. She is holding a large cricket, which sits perfectly still above the plastic box that is home to hundreds of its relatives. They're chirping to each other, giving …

40 DIY Bracelets You Need to Check Out

Glamming up a bare wrist is super easy. Throw on a chunky cuff or slip on stacks of bangles and you’ve effortlessly made a style statement. Making your own bracelets can be just as simple, and we’re smitten with the creative ways these DIYers have sewn, twisted, baked and glued together scraps of …

Stranger than Paradise

Tilda Swinton’s totally surreal fashion adventure. Click here to read Diane Solway's profile of the enigmatic actress, and here to read more about the historical estate.

DIY Stone Bathmat: Create a Luxurious Shower Experience

It is a sensation we associate with luxury resorts and remote beaches – stepping out of the water and onto smooth pebbles. It is also remarkably easy …

Fallen Tree Bench by Benjamin Graindorge | Colossal

<p>Created by designer Benjamin Graindorge, FallenTree is a minimalist bench made from little more than a slab of glass and a carefully carved oak …

From Fuseproject, A Keyless Door Lock You Control With Your Smartphone

August is the latest in keyless entry–and party invitations.<p>Consider all the touch points in a morning routine: alarm clock, toothbrush, coffee pot, thermostat, weather report, newspaper. They’re all tactile parts of the home that can now come rigged with WiFi or sensors, and operated via a …

Home Automation

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing Every Day

If you get decent value from making TO-DO lists, you’ll also get significant returns – in productivity, in improved relationships, in financial …

How-To: Leaf-Imprinted Clay Necklace

Make your own nature-inspired pendants with this leaf-imprinted clay necklace tutorial from Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects.<p>Head over to Happy Hour Projects to see the full how-to!

Necklaces

Herman Miller Wireframe Sofa

As one of the more exciting seating designs to be introduced to Herman Miller's already near-comprehensive offering of home and office furnishings, the Wireframe Sofa Group blends a comfortably minimal aesthetic with a visual and physical lightness. After first catching the design in Milan last …

Wireframing

Floating Tables: Legless Furniture Defies Gravity by Design

Freeing your feet from the worry of bumping into sub-surface supports, these clever round and rectangular tables look dizzyingly legless at first …

Roundup: 8 Easy Outdoor Lighting Projects

Lighting is a crucial part of any space, and the backyard is no exception. But outdoor lighting options can be pretty generic. So why not make your …

Crafting

Green Design and Why You Should Use it

Eco-friendly décor has become trendy in recent years. Not only is it sustainable and therefore good for the environment because natural materials are …

Green Design