Rachel Morgensen

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Inside A Gorgeous Mediterranean-Style Home In California

Any designer knows the challenge that comes with updating a home that’s full of history, and Alison Davin of Jute is no exception. Davin worked with a young family to design a chic yet understated home in Hillsborough, California, with the goal of preserving elements of its Mediterranean bungalow …

Interior Design

This Secret Wine Cellar Is Basically Narnia for Grown-Ups

When I was small, I wanted nothing more than to learn what the word "wardrobe" meant so I could disappear into one and find a magical icy fairy land …

This Easy-To-Use Beehive Is Bringing Honey To Backyards

The second iteration of the popular Flow Hive is a huge hit, as people look to help bees and connect more to their food–without having to wear a suit to get the honey.<p>It took a decade for Stuart and Cedar Anderson, a father and son living in rural Australia, to find a solution to a challenge they’d …

Unusual late-blooming bulbs

Quirky bulbs to give your garden a blast of late summer colour<p>March is here and the first signs of spring are suddenly starting to pop up everywhere. This is always my cue to begin planting bulbs whose exotic flowers and warm colours help extend the season of interest in your plot later into the …

Plants

Sony’s Camera Firmware Updater is a Major Security Risk, Expert Warns

If you use Sony cameras, here’s something you should be aware of: a computer security expert is warning that Sony’s camera firmware update process …

IT security

A $0 Simple and Impressive Design Trick for Any Room

I'm not an interior designer. I don't have an eye for pulling together the perfect curtain and rug combination, or mixing prints on sofa pillows. But I appreciate good design, and I could (and often do) lose myself poring over design magazines and Instagram accounts of beautifully put-together …

Home Decorating

10 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Kids

We get that your baby is a few years from reading on their own. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start reading to them. Steering clear of the library isn’t the way to go here. As it turns out, the early years are the perfect time to lay the foundations of literacy, building a lifelong love of …

Classic German recipes for Christmas cookies

Almost everyone I know here in Berlin, young or old, heads to the kitchen to bake Christmas cookies in early December – even those who spend the rest of the year firmly on the other side of the house from the oven.<p>Advent Sundays are when friends and family come over for biscuits, instead of the …

Dessert

Here's Where to Shop if You Can't Spend More Than $600 on a Sofa

Urban Outfitters has nine (!) styles to choose from<p>Besides perhaps a bed, no single piece of furniture is as essential, as large, or as expensive as a couch. Inexpensive couches are not really a thing—it's generally assumed that you'll need to spend about $1000 if not significantly more to get one …

Kitchens that Double As Dining Rooms: Architectural Design Inspiration

Proven to be tied to the areas of the brain responsible for emotion and memory, smells are more tied to a perception of place than any other human …

Kitchens

Before & After: This New Bathroom Floor is To Die For

This "Before & After" involves a beautiful Brooklyn brownstone with a bathroom that had seen better days. While certainly not as dire as some …

How to Make Your Home Feel Warm and Cozy for Under $100

There’s nothing better on a crisp fall evening than sinking into a velvety corner of your sofa, cocooned in an ultra-soft throw while watching When</i> …

It's about time the fitted sheet market got disrupted by this Kickstarter project

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Anyone who regularly makes their bed has the …

Customise your home with this adaptable furniture

10 Badass Kitchens Rocking the Black Trend Right Now

(Image credit: Jessica Glynn/Blair Harris)<p>The 2017 kitchen trend scene has taken an all-black-everything approach to design and we are all the way …

Kitchens

These Beachy Kitchen Ideas Will Help You Prolong Summer

With summer sadly coming to a close, we thought it'd be appropriate to share these super-beachy kitchens. While they're total eye candy and fun to …

Well Street / IF_DO

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is the refurbishment and extension at ground floor level of a Grade II listed cottage …

A modern open concept home with stunning exteriors

For those who have long nurtured the dream of owning a ranch style of property, this modern home is where the fulfillment of your rural dreams lies! …

Delicate Globe LED Terrariums

Richard Clarkson Studio is a design and art studio based in Brooklyn in New York. Among their refined and aerial creations, we can find these …

8 fabulous rugs under $500

Big impact, low cost<p>A good rug really ties the room together, reflecting the furniture, wall art, and decorative accents around it. It sets the primary tone for a space: cozy, artsy, sophisticated, or playful. The combination of color, texture, and pattern creates a visual instrument commanding as …

Home Decorating

Iron-framed glass panels divide Rome apartment with open-plan feel

Italian architect Alessandro Tomei has overhauled this sixth-floor apartment in Rome featuring exposed concrete pillars and iron-framed glass …

A Lovely, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Tile Backsplashes

Tile backsplashes, of course, are lovely, but if you don't fancy cleaning all those grout lines, or you're just looking for something a little more …

A Quintessential New England Home That Perfectly Blends Traditional and Contemporary Details

Architect Louise Brooks and interior designer Tori Legge create a decidedly modern interpretation of a classic New Canaan, Connecticut, residence<p>The storybook neighborhoods of New England are inherently charming. Every tree-lined street, with its historical homes—often clad in white siding—extends …

Soapstone Countertops: Pros and Cons to Consider

When it comes to natural stone countertops, there are more options out there than just marble and granite. If you love the dark beauty of granite and …

An Unfussy Brooklyn Townhouse Remodel from Architect Elizabeth Roberts

When a young family—a lawyer and dance professor and their two young sons—purchased a Brooklyn townhouse, the building had been subdivided into four …

T+L Editors Reveal Their Favorite Gifts to Give (and Get) This Year

Here’s everything we’re adding to our wish lists and shopping lists this holiday season.<p>As editors, a big portion of our jobs at <i>Travel + Leisure</i> is — …

Star Wars Death Star LED desk lamp doubles as a night light

There’s a new Death Star lamp on the market, and it boasts three different lighting options. During the day, this lamp simply looks like a Death …

Furniture

The Best New Maps, According to Cartographers

The new Atlas of Design is a collection of beautiful, innovative, and unusual modern maps.<p>From charts of UFO sightings in the United States to surveys of bear population density in Finland to a 3-D visualization of where London’s airport employees live, a new collection of maps shows off the skill …

Maps

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Think beyond the Whitman’s Sampler this year.<p>Ditch the bouquet of roses this Valentine’s Day. Even if you’re planning an over-the-top getaway or …

Honey I shrunk the Microscope!

I don’t like saying that the phone camera killed the DSLR, but it sure is set to. Phone camera sensors now pack such a punch that filmmakers are now …