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The 8 Genius Hacks You Need to Know Before Visiting Harry Potter World

Don't leave for your trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter without these tips.<p>Cast secret spells<p>While there are 16 spells mapped out in Diagon …

​Here's How You Should Really Be Cleaning a Cutting Board

Although there's a lot of room for variation when it comes to how you clean around the house, you can't escape this one truth: You're either getting …

Woodworking

Schoolhouse Eclectic: 14 Ideas Using Vintage School Supplies

In case you missed it, school's almost back in session, and I'm feeling all sorts of nostalgia. Whether your school days were spent learning writing …

Posters

Prefab Builder Blu Homes to Disrupt the Construction Industry

Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting directly with clients.<p>Combining experience in their respective fields of environmental entrepreneurship and venture capitalism, Bill Haney and Maura McCarthy founded their …

Prefab Homes

Carl Hansen's New Manhattan Showroom Is a Haven for Designers

The Danish design house has opened a light-filled, multifunctional Flatiron space<p>In many ways, Carl Hansen's newest Manhattan showroom is everything a showroom is usually not: Rather than serving as a stuffy display of merchandise, the space invites visitors to sit, to relax, even (<i>quelle horreur!</i>) …

Design

IKEA's New Self-Watering Plant Pot Is Absolutely Genius

You won't have to worry about brown leaves ever again.<p>IKEA is launching two new lines in February: PS 2017 and Spridd. While that sounds exciting for everyday people, a lot of the collection actually seems like it was designed with millennials in mind. The theme is, well, <i>nomads</i>.<p>So, you see, …

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …

6 Ways to Hack a Platform Storage Bed from IKEA Products

Here's an idea: turn basic IKEA storage cabinets and dressers into multi-functional lofts. It's a smart way to address the problem of small space — …

IKEA

15 of the best Christmas markets in Europe

As the nights draw in, Chris Leadbeater finds plenty to celebrate in the cities of Europe.<p>While you read on about these great markets in beautiful cities across Europe, remember our collection of the best last minute holidays and winter sun getaways starting from just £399pp can get you there …

Hacked furniture makes flexible living spaces for young adults returning to parental nest

The Great Recession of the last decade saw a whole generation of young people around the world shut out of many of the same reasonable economic …

A Danish Design Kingpin Moves to NYC with a Shipping Container of Furniture in Tow - Dwell

A purveyor of contemporary Nordic design expands his brand’s presence stateside—beginning with his new Manhattan apartment.<p>"My father-in-law always says that you can make any place look good with a coat of white paint and good art," says Jasmi Bonnén. She and her husband, Peter, took that advice to …

Furniture

War can change what we eat. Just ask Hiroshima.

It's midday on a Thursday and Yoshihiro Ueuchi is preparing to preach some culinary gospel.<p>He puts on a white garrison cap embroidered with his name, sound-checks his microphone headset, and picks up his <i>hera</i>, or spatula. Arrayed around two pool-table-size <i>teppanyaki</i> grills, 18 acolytes in orange …

Japan

Foster + Partners breaks ground on Ferring Pharamceuticals’ headquarters in Copenhagen

Foster + Partners just kicked off construction on Ferring Pharamceuticals’ new light-filled headquarters in Copenhagen. Surrounded on all sides by …

7 Beautiful Teenage Bedroom Ideas For Your Children

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Interior Design

The 10 best architects of all time, ranked

New Yorkers don’t have to look very far to see the power of architecture: It boasts an iconic skyline, after all, made up of buildings ranging from …

This Green-Roofed Hobbit Home Can Be Built in Just 3 Days

These new homes will have you living like a hobbit.<p>Green Magic Homes, a company out of Mexico, has designed homes that will literally let you live …

3 Aquaponic Farms in Brooklyn Killing It

Aquaponics is an emerging urban farming trend that's ideal for big cities since it's relatively low-maintenance and can be set up just about …

Floating airports: Could they finally happen? | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Airports need a lot of space, but in the places most in need of air connections -- islands and large metropolises -- it's a commodity that's in short supply.<p>In search of solutions, planners will sometimes turn to the sea.<p>Huge land reclamation projects are an obvious route. That's what was …

Airports

Some Space Saving Interior Design Ideas For Modern Apartments

Space saving interior design ideas offer clever and original solutions for those who can afford the expensive services and for those who want to …

Interior Design

New from Ikea: A Hydroponic Countertop Garden Kit

With the introduction of Ikea’s new Krydda/Växer Cultivation Kit, it’s official: your countertop hydroponic garden is no longer a mere trend. The …

Gardening

Shoeblox is a modern shoe storage remedy for small spaces

We all have our favorite shoes, yet for some reason they end up cluttered in front entryways, thrown into closets or placed in shoe boxes unable to …

Exciting new designs for Heathrow Airport's expansion unveiled

The shortlist for the expansion Heathrow Airport has just been announced, together with conceptual images of the designs by renowned architecture …

Turn an IKEA Wine Rack Into a Wall-Mounted Herb Garden

Your own private herb garden in your kitchen means fresh herbs whenever you want them, but you don’t need an outdoor garden to build one. Here’s how …

How To Make a Natural Kitchen Degreaser

(Image credit: Erika Tracy)<p>I can honestly say I've tried nearly every type of chemically composed commercially available cleaner — and also that not …

Northern California

Flight of fancy: the Tucker Brothers release 737 Cowling Chair

If you thought that it's impossible for an airplane to have a comfortable seat, you're mistaken. The Tucker Brothers' brand Fallen Furniture—a design company that uses reclaimed aircraft parts to create functional appliances—has recently unveiled a chair that has us reaching for our wallets. In …

Furniture

Hong Kong’s fourth runway may have to be located in Shenzhen

I may as well come straight out and say it: there is a fair chance Hong Kong airport’s fourth runway will have to be in Shenzhen.<p>A seminar organised …

Clever Use of Graphic Design to Ease International Travel

Iconspeak's wearable solution for when actually learning the language just ain't gonna happen<p>Three travel-loving friends have started Iconspeak, a …

She Shed

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Ikea's New Indoor Gardening Kit Will Bring Hydroponics To The Masses

Your salad game just got fresher than ever.

Gardening

Singapore airport's best food found at staff canteens | CNN Travel

Singapore (CNN) — Hidden above a terminal car park and tucked away at the end of a dingy corridor lies Singapore airport's best-kept secret: its staff canteens. World's apart from the glitzy hub's rooftop swimming pool and butterfly garden, these loud hawker markets serve up some of the best -- and …

Swimming Pools