Renata Brooks

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Walnut SSB-1

Do you remember the SSB-1 Bookcase from BOOK/SHOP? Now it’s available in Natural Walnut Ply, and if that’s not enough to tempt you, I’ll just wish …

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A Color Expert's Own Brightly Hued Home

<b>Name:</b> Annie Elliott, CEO Bossy Color Interior Design <b><br>Location:</b> Woodley Park, Washington, DC <b><br>Size:</b> 2700 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> Owned 8.5 years<p>With a …

Dining Rooms

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Your roommates would hate you for your skillz if you weren't so fabulous.<p>Warning: Redo your room like this, and you'll never leave the house again.<p>Before you hit "add to cart" on that overpriced canvas, you need to check this list.<p>For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it.<p>Bonus: Some styles …

Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas That Showcase Unexpected Design

Your walls are a central focus of every room in your home, so why not use them to make a statement? When paint and wallpaper just aren’t enough to …

Before & After: Blank Slate Hallway

When my husband and I moved into our renovated row home in 2011, this second-floor hallway was pretty much a blank slate. Almost two years later, …

Betsy

6 Quick projects to boost your home's value

Are you looking to upgrade and update your home, but are short on time? Check out these six quick home projects that will increase the value of your …

Top 5 essentials every family kitchen needs

Between breakfast, lunch, dinner and all-day noshing, the kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in a family home. Make the space work for you with …

Brass Addicted – Fixtures And Accent Details

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, a substitution alloy which is used for decoration because of its bright golden color. It’s widely used for …

Interior Design

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

Home Decorating

10 Photos That Will Show Your Eye Where to Go: Leading Lines

Leading lines are lines within an image that leads the viewer’s eye to another point in the image (often the main subject), or occasionally, out of …

5 Ideas to Photograph When You’re Out on the Street

1. Seek Out EmotionThis is an easy point to make—photographs are better when they show people’s emotions. However, it’s much easier said than done. …

19 Beautiful Photos Taken With an iPhone by Paul Moore

Paul Moore lives in a small town called Tullamore in the midlands of Ireland. He is married with 3 children and works as an accountant and financial …

2013 "The Perfect Pet II" Photo Contest

Photo: Alvaro Jimenez<p>May 29, 2013 /Photography News/ Pets are our pride and joy. They often define our lives and sometimes even rule our lives. …

2013 "The Perfect Pet II" photo contest deadline extended

Photo: Lexie Cataldo<p><b>Important Deadline Announcement!</b> <b><br>The deadline for "The Perfect Pet, part2" has now been extended to July 22, 2013.</b><p>July 6, 2013, …

How to Turn Nearly Anything into a Tripod for Under $100

If I’ve ever really needed a sturdy and super portable tripod, I’ve often turned to Gorillapods. But they can’t do everything necessarily. But upon a …

Life in Focus: Christian Pondella on Packing Up and Starting a Photography Career

<i>All photos by Christian Pondella. Used with permission</i><p>Christian Pondella has been an adventure photographer for years. He is based in Mammoth Lakes, …

What Type of Photography Do You Do? [POLL]

It is time for another of our polls – this one revisits a topic that we did a poll on back in 2009 – What Type of Photography Do You Do? Please …

Digital Photography

Why You Should Follow the US Interior Department on Instagram

You’ve heard us mention the US Department of the Interior once before, in reference to Travis Roe’s awesome Grand Canyon lightning strike photo that …

TetherTools - Shooting Tethered and other Fun Things..

We had a look at the AERO from Tether Tools a while back (Read that review here) well, I’ve been in touch with the photographer who did that review …

Photography

Useful Photography Tip #61: Shoot from the Hip to Get a New Perspective

Gone are the days of TLR-style photography, at least for the most part. By that, I mean holding the camera at your waist, looking down at the screen, …

The weekend in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2013/jul/07/photography<p>720<p>A roundup of the best images from across the globe, including wild horses in Spain …

Customization Code Makes Your Smugmug Gallery Look Like Your Flickr

<i>Image by Lamah (AKA Nicholas Sherlock)</i><p>A Redditor (Nicholas Sherlock) wrote a special customization code that sexes up the look and layout of …

Build Your Own 3D Printed Camera

There are some cameras that are being made via Kickstarter using 3D printing, and then there are those that you can build all by yourself. In this …

The Best Advice I Ever Received: ‘Put Down the D*mn Camera’

My mentor was a cranky dude. He liked to put me through my paces every chance he got. Sometimes, when he needed something: “Hey, Greg—fetch that …

Clever Customization Turns Thumbnail Galleries Into Beautiful Image Montages

Web developer and photographer Nicholas Sherlock came up with a pretty cool customization recently. Inspired by Flickr’s image montage layout that …

Photography Project: Clouds Indoors

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has created a new project in which he takes an element from the natural outside world and introduces it to the …

Color Management

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

Is There Life after Photoshop?

Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of photography over the last month of so, has been Adobe’s decision to move its Creative Suite software …

Review: Photography Q & A: Real Questions. Real Answers by Zack Arias

When it comes to photo education, the industry has adopted a lot of the ideas and practices of the self-help movement. Whether it’s in a book or at a …