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DIY Furniture for Small Spaces That's Flexible & Functional

We love to write about clever, multitasking furniture designs for small spaces, but the downside to a lot of these pieces is that they come with …

8 Surprising tips to use around the home

If you are like us and can't get enough of those do-it-yourself household tricks then you will love this list today. And you may have already heard …

7 Japanese gardens you'll want to explore

Japanese gardens are as distinct in style as they are beautiful. Historically, stones have been important to Japanese culture, and this is reflected …

Gorgeous Gardens: Sharpen Your Green Thumb By Touring This Home

Attention to detail is important for our homes on both the inside and the outside. This home is a lesson in how carefully considered landscaping can …

19 simple garden ideas with spectacular results

We gathered 19 ideas to help you improve your garden, for big spaces or small, it doesn't matter, as you will see, you can great ideas that will suit …

Low-maintenance plants that require less sunlight and watering

Home and Decor Singapore<p><b>If you want to keep plants in a space that isn't exposed to sunlight, or if you travel frequently, here are some indoor</b> …

Planty Inspiration

I have a lot of houseplants. A LOT! At Skinny laMinx HQ on Bree Street, we have windowboxes outside, plants in the shop, and a roof garden above the …

Houseplants

Interior Design And Decoration Ideas

Winter home<p>How to Decorate Your Home Like It’s an Art Gallery. Living Color. Kaleidoscope wallpaper, colorful furniture, hip-hop lyrics made into …

Interior Design

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The Best Houseplants For Purifying The Air

<b>FACT:</b> <b>Ninety two percent</b> of the world’s population <b>breathes dirty air!</b><p>The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released an air quality model to …

Plants

Help! There’s pesticide on my houseplant

Q. <b>Dear Umbra,</b><p><b>I recently bought a palm houseplant at Home Depot and was shocked when I got it home to find it had a tag saying it had been treated</b> …

8 things you'll find in every stylish apartment

Some homes simply ooze elegance and style. Whether it’s the ambience, atmosphere or aura, pretty much everyone knows a well-designed house or …

Interior Design

8 tricks to decorate your tiny apartment with plants

Gardeners are definitely some of the most naturally creative people around. They love to nurture things and create environments which look and feel …

Home '78: Interior Décor from the Disco Era

Disco era décor didn’t have to be tacky. The exaggerated picture provided by movies has tricked us; as if every room in 1978 had gaudy wallpaper and …

Trending on Gardenista: Cool, Calm, Collected

This week on Gardenista, we’re channelling California cool with fringed hammocks, secluded reflecting pools, and DIY hanging vines.<p>Above: This week’s …

How to use foliage for wow-factor indoors

It’s one of the first properly autumnal mornings in east London. At 10.30am on Sunday, Columbia Road Flower Market is relatively quiet: the more serious gardeners are already carrying away their purchases and the keener tourists are only just starting to arrive.<p>It’s noticeable that stalls once …

You HAVE To Try The Avocado Toast At These NYC Restaurants

Some may say avocado toast is a fading food fad — catapulted into the Insta-world only to be replaced by a slew of other photogenic eats. But for us …

Stephen Harris' halibut with vegetable pistou

This recipe comes from Genoa, where they use a light Ligurian oil. Try to use something like this if you can.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>For the pistou<p>20g fresh basil leaves<br>• 25g pine nuts<br>• 30g Parmesan<br>• 3 tbsp good quality olive oil (a light one, such as those from Liguria or Provence, rather than a heavy oil …

Dogma, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen · A Grammer for the City

This city, designed for 500,000 residents, is organized as a sequence of rooms that are formed by ‘city walls’. The city walls are a composition of …

Finally, urban homeownership that's actually in reach

For local millennials, homeownership seems out of reach.<p>Prescott Commons by Polygon is helping to change that.<p>The new urban community in South Surrey …

WXY Transforms Former Shipyard into Innovation Hub in New Jersey

2016 New York State Firm of the Year WXY Architecture + Urban Design has been commissioned to masterplan and develop a 130-acre former shipyard into …

This Art Project Breathes New Life Into Blighted Buildings

“Urban blight” traditionally captures the image of a city in trouble—think vacant lots and buildings with no inhabitants. These silent, abandoned …

Coming soon to New York, an underground park: The Lowline

Courtesty of the Lowline, photo: Liz Ligon<p>Do you like the Highline park in Manhattan? There's a subterranean version coming soon. The Lowline looks …

5 impressive tiny houses you can order right now

Small living, made easy<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>We've seen heaps upon heaps of micro homes crop up with all sorts of eye-popping attributes, whether it'd be glam interiors, wildly low budgets (how does …

Dramatic, cantilevered pad breaks the beach house mold in Australia

It’s the work of Brisbane firm Refresh Design<p>The classic beach house has taken many forms—from the traditional, gabled seaside bungalow to the sleek, modern pad fit for a Bond villain, and many styles in between. What sets this Aussie wood-and-corrugated steel dwelling (dubbed the Northern Rivers …

Google Home hopes to take on Amazon Echo

Could this be the thing to popularize the smart home with consumers?<p>Competition continues to heat up in the smart home world: Yesterday, Google launched preorders for its voice-activated smart home assistant, Google Home. The unit, which will retail for $129—a full $50 less than the Amazon …

New bridge for pedestrians and cyclists will be Finland’s longest

The curved Kruunusillat bridge will extend for more than half a mile in length<p>Major bridge news coming out of Finland: Designed by U.K.-based firm Knight Architects, the proposed Kruunusillat bridge will span Helsinki’s Kruunuvuorensilta bay with a route reserved for pedestrians, cyclists, and a …

Finland

New Ikea collection updates Swedish traditions for modern life

One for the green lovers<p>In several recent limited edition collections, Ikea has looked to other cultures for inspiration, sampling, for example, the vivacious energy of Brazil and rich textures of India. For its latest limited edition release, however, the retailer is looking wholly inwards, …