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12 Books Every Harry Potter Fan NEEDS To Read In 2018

With January on the horizon, it's time to get excited about 2018 reading. (Cue fireworks.) And if you're a Harry Potter fan, I'm sure you're itching …

Books

Creative Studio Releases Five Coveted, Free-To-Download Graphic Design Books

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background images via Rationale Design<p><b>San Francisco-based</b> design studio Rationale Design has unleashed five PDF …

Graphic Design

Channel Parisian Glamour With a Stay in This Striking Montmartre Townhouse

The ideal base for soaking up the neighborhood's charm, this sleek pad features understated decor.<p>The second-floor kitchen and dining room adhere to a more strict black-and-white scheme, with a dark table and chair set, and white, flat-front cabinets topped by a slim, slate-colored counter.<p>In the …

Interior Design

Mini Subway Tiles Are the Cutest Home Trend of 2017 So Far

The tiny tiles are more affordable, too.<p>Subway tiles are a country classic, prized for their versatility, affordability, and, more recently, the fact that Joanna Gaines has given them a ringing endorsement by using them in virtually every episode of <i>Fixer Upper</i>. And just when we thought the style …

Midcentury lakehouse with tiny replica ‘boathouse’ wants $1.2M

It’s located by Truesdale Lake in South Salem, New York<p>Built in 1957, this 2,000-square-foot lakeside home in South Salem, New York, has since been renovated and updated, maintaining its many midcentury elements.<p>Floor-to-ceiling windows, double-height spaces, and a breezy floorplan characterize the …

15 Trends You're About to See Everywhere This Fall

... and five that need to go away, now!<p>Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner, and we're already setting our sights on what home design and hues will be huge. So, we scoured stores and Pinterest and asked industry experts which trends they're loving for next season — and which ones they …

Updated midcentury Portland home with Japanese gardens asks $699K

Built in 1966 by developer Robert Rummer<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Portland, Oregon<p><b>Price:</b> $699,000<p>This midcentury modern home was built in …

9 Super Chic Backyard Ideas to Elevate Your Outdoor Space

It's spring, and the weather is finally starting to warm, and you're probably thinking about getting outside, and maybe thinking about creating a …

Landscaping

After Finding Oil, These Native Americans Were Murdered

The Osage people became famously rich with oil money in the 1920s. Then they started turning up dead.<p>In the early 1800s, the Osage Nation was one of the most prominent Native American cultures in the United States. The tribe had settlements that dotted the Midwest landscape, and President Thomas …

Sociology

A Garage Was Converted Into This Comfortable Living Space

Australian firm Sam Crawford Architects have transformed what was once a commercial garage sandwiched between terrace houses, into a bright and …

21 life-saving facts that everyone should know

But life can also throw situations at us that we don't have a quick, handy response for.<p>Commenters in a recent Quora thread about life-saving facts offered their best tips, which are easy to remember and could have a huge effect if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.<p>You might want to …

Wikimedia

15 Modern Playhouses for Cheerful Backyards

There is a real balancing act for families with young kids who prefer modern styles of decorating. You definitely want your home to feel welcoming …

Kids

A minimalist home with a big dose of elegance

This modern family home is inspiring and energetic. Orchestrated by architects from Washington D.C. firm KUBE, they seek to emphasize the essential …

Interior Design

17 On-the-Rise Designers You Should Know Now Photos

If there's one constant takeaway each year from <i>Architectural Digest</i>'s highly anticipated Design Show, it's that there's no shortage of great design. From the handcrafted furnishings in the Made section to innovative lighting, beautiful hardware, and cutting-edge appliances, there's also no shortage …

Gorgeous Paris renovation strikes balance between elegant and modern

The home is located in Saint-Cloud, just six miles from the center of Paris<p>Prepare to feast your eyes on an incredible renovation of a 20th century maison located in Saint-Cloud, a tony suburb right outside Paris (even its name sounds glamorous).<p>Combining Belle Époque architecture with a fresh …

Check Yourself: 8 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in March

If the sight of the mercury creeping upward fills you with spring fever, we're with you. We, too, are restless for the toastier and longer days that …

Real Estate

Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

Next month, the National Book Critics Circle will present its 2016 book prizes in six categories; these are the five finalists in nonfiction. Each book deserves to be read for years to come, but every one of them seems to speak urgently about this particular moment — a time of economic inequality …

Books

Outbuilding of the Week: A Sardinian Guest House in the Trees

The owners of an extensive estate in Sardinia—a Mediterranean island off of mainland Italy—wanted to add a detached guest suite to their property and …

Architecture

The 1 Houseplant You Need to Make Your House Look Magazine-Ready

From improving air quality to repelling mosquitoes, houseplants offer a lot for a space, including great style. And the hottest trend in houseplants is one of the prettiest yet, both aesthetically and symbolically: olive trees. Even <b>Fixer Upper</b> star and style maker Joanna Gaines can't get enough of …

Stunning apartment in Barcelona benefits from the use of mirrors to amplify space and light

A stunning apartment in Barcelona by Nook Architects<p>This stunning apartment measures 118 sq. m. and is located in Plaça Catalunya, in the heart of …

Interior Design

A French woman turned her address book of Paris’s best insider spots into a multimillion-dollar startup

It started with a tip about a secret spirits distillery behind a flower shop in the Bastille.<p>For the last eight years, a weekly email called “My Little Paris” has been revealing the city’s hidden gems to millions of Francophiles. Initially self-published by avid flâneur Fany Péchiodat for friends …

France

Let Emma Watson's Year In Books Inspire Your 2017 Reading List

She's lit.<p>When you consider the series that made her a household name, it’s not that shocking to note that Emma Watson is quite literary.<p>This year, the British actress released her 2016 reading list on Goodreads for all of us to enjoy. Over the course of the past 366 days, the former “Harry Potter” …

National Geographic Infographics, A Pictorial History of the Magazine’s Pioneering Illustrations

International publisher Taschen has announced the release of <i>National Geographic Infographics</i>, a stunning pictorial history of the magazines’s …

5 Essential TED Videos That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids

If you want to raise kids who are entrepreneurial, happy, healthy, creative, and smart risk-takers, here's the list.<p>There's a lot of good parenting advice buried within the 2,300 TED talks that have been given over the years. But do you know what it costs to attend a TED talk in person? $8,500 a …

Kids

Roman Architecture: A Free Course from Yale

Taught by Yale professor Diana E. E. Kleiner, this course offers "an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its …

College & University

10 Brooklyn-based designers of unique home goods

Do something different with your home while supporting Kings County companies<p>In a world where it seems like big-box companies control all aspects of our lives, it’s nice to know that there are plenty of alternatives. The push to buy local—not just in New York City, but across the nation—is proof …

Neil Gaiman Reading The Raven in Front of a Crackling Fireplace Is Like a Warm Blanket For Our Ears

Like a toasty mug of cocoa on a winter’s eve, let the smooth sound of Neil Gaiman reading the Edgar Allan Poe classic enrich your soul.<p>Gaiman …

Neil Gaiman

7 graphic novels to read by the fire this winter, because we're not leaving the house until spring

The more the temperature drops, the less likely it is that we’re actually going to venture outside to meet up with friends or do any sort of outdoor …

What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution

“Now that the lush and prosperous years had come to Russia, the last thing she needed was war; they should have just said a Requiem Mass for that …

World History

9 Fashion Designer Interiors to Inspire Your Own Décor

Wait until you get a look at Victoria Beckham's space.<p>When it comes to designing a décor space, it's much like putting together an outfit. It requires the right pieces and accessories to make everything work, displaying the fact that fashion and interior design truly do go hand in hand. This …