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Articles about thriving micro living model on Dwell.com - Dwell

A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.<p>Limited Edition for Holiday...<p>From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...<p>Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they …

DIY | Wooden Base Desk Lamp

14 Comments<p>Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought<p>Lately I have been working on creating a work space in my apartment that is inspiring and …

DIY Wood Scalloped Wall Tutorial

Today’s the day! I have had floods of comments and emails asking for this DIY Wood Scalloped Wall Tutorial and as promised, here it is!!! This wall …

Get Healthy in Time for Your Wedding

One of the smartest ways to make sure you look your best on your wedding day is by <i>feeling</i> your best. But it's not always that simple to tone muscle, drop extra weight, and fight annoying belly bloat. Luckily for you, we've outlined a guide with tips from top health and fitness experts, to help you …

Cymbidium Orchids Wedding Flowers, Bouquets and Arrangements: In Season Now

Cymbidium orchids are a favorite among brides for good reason — the blossoms are bright and colorful, with an elegant-yet-tropical feel. They're also quite hardy, which makes them a great choice for summer celebrations and destination weddings since they'll stand up to the heat. Cymbidiums are …

Top Photographers Reveal What Makes a Great Wedding Photo

Your wedding day won't last forever but, your photos will. So, to help you capture the most important snaps on your big day, we reached out to 16 of our favorite wedding photographers and asked them to answer one question: What makes a great wedding photo?<p>To start, our experts say you need to hire …

Groom's Speech Dos and Dont's

<i>This one's for the grooms! These days, much of the wedding planning comes down to the bride — wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, all of these are largely her domain. One tradition that is still largely a groom's responsibility, though, is the toast. It usually occurs during the reception</i> …

How to Change Your Name After Your Wedding

Wondering how to change your name after the wedding? It's a serious undertaking—both because it's a big decision and because you're about to spend a lot of time wading through government forms and sitting on hold. But we promise it's worth the time (and trouble!) By the time you've worked your way …

Tips for Announcing Your Engagement on Social Media

<i>One minute, you’re having a totally regular day, and the next, your partner is down on one knee and asking you to spend the rest of your lives together! Getting engaged is a major milestone, and it’s news that you’ll want to share ASAP. But before you start that Instagram story, take a peek at</i> …

How to Start Planning a Wedding (It's Not as Scary as It Seems!)

You just got engaged and you couldn't be more stoked, but now that the reality of actually planning a wedding has finally set in you have no clue where to start. First of all, don't have a panic attack! If you're feeling completely and utterly overwhelmed or like your head is spinning a million …

6 Traditional Wedding Dress Fabrics & Material Types

Not all wedding dress fabrics are created equally. Some fabrics are better suited for structured designs, others are great for flowing, light looks, and others for larger-than-life ballgowns. Before you jump into wedding dress shopping, learn what to expect when it comes to fabric. We talked to …

The Best Pinterest Wedding Bouquets

Let's be honest: You don't even have to be planning a wedding to love looking at pretty bouquets. Gorgeous colors, full blooms, and artful arrangements always deserve a place on your Pinterest boards (even if they're secret!). But if you're trying to figure out what flowers are in season for your …

Sentimental Wedding Venue Ideas

<i>Choosing a sentimental wedding location or venue is nothing new — couples often marry at a spot with special meaning and memories, like where they took their first vacation together or where they first met. Not only is this extra symbolic, but it's also a nostalgic alternative for couples who may</i> …

Brides Reveal The Best Wedding Gifts They Ever Received | Brides

We wanted to know: What separates a good wedding gift from a great one? According to you, the best wedding gifts are either incredibly useful or deeply sentimental. Your answers ranged from daily-use equipment you simply can't do without, to those truly personal gifts that touched you emotionally. …

Everything You Need to Know About Shapewear

If you want to look picture-perfect in your beautiful wedding dress, you have to invest in the proper undergarments. From comfy shapewear to no-slip strapless bras, we've got answers to every burning question you have about what you need to wear beneath that gown. Your next dress fitting just got …

Plan Your Wedding Arrangements Using Our Flower Glossary

Before you meet with your florist to discuss all-things bouquets and centerpieces, it's important to have at least an idea of what kind of wedding flowers you're considering — plus, if they come in the colors you want and if they'll be in season when you tie the knot. Just pinning pretty bouquets …

How to Include Children at a Wedding

<i>Many couples choose not to invite kids to their wedding. Others only have a flower girl and a ring bearer, then call it a day. But if you have kids from a previous relationship or want to have a fun, inclusive event, then by all means invite your guests' children! Doing so means you should also</i> …

Bright and Colorful Wedding Bouquets

Classic all white and dreamy pastel bouquets will always be a chic and stylish wedding staple. But lately, more brides are taking their walk down the aisle with a bright arrangement of blooms. The vibrant blossoms infuse any wedding with a festive, celebratory energy that you just don't get from …

5 Things That You Might Not Realize Are Ruining Your Wedding Photos

You've spent months prepping and primping for your wedding day, and you've hired your dream photographer to capture it all. The last thing you want is to have little distractions ruin an otherwise perfect shot. Luckily, that doesn't have to happen. We asked wedding photographers Trent Bailey, owner …

5 Ways to Stay Present on Your Wedding Day

There is a list of essentials every bride needs on her wedding day. Some items are superficial (extra lipstick); some are practical (hello, tissues); but arguably the most important thing of all is a clear and present mind. After all the anticipation, work, and love that has gone into planning your …

How to Plan Your Wedding Day and Reception Timeline

The key to a wedding reception timeline that runs smoothly is planning ahead. Breaking down your entire wedding day timeline helps you stay organized and on-track when the day arrives. The more detailed you can make the plan, the better. Wedding ceremonies typically last 30 minutes to an hour, and …

The Best Pinterest Wedding Hairstyles

Wedding hairstyles come in all shapes and styles — from romantic, flowy curls with flower crowns to classic chignon or bun updos. Most brides have at least an idea of what kind of look or vibe (bohemian, traditional, modern, and so on) they want by the time they go to their hair trial, while many …

5 Parents of the Groom Responsibilities

<i>With so much focus on the parents of the bride during the planning process (especially if they’re paying for the celebration and serving as hosts), it can seem like the parents of the groom don’t have much to do as the big day approaches. But their child will be walking down the aisle, too, so</i> …

The Groom's Guide to a Wedding Toast

<i>Every week, we give our readers a glimpse inside the mindset of a guy's brain on weddings with the help of the hilarious and smart editors at The Plunge. For their latest installment, they share tips for groom's wedding thank you speech.</i><p>As the bride, everyone and their mother (and probably even …

Wedding-Day Beauty Do's and Don'ts

<i>Meet Chloe Melas, the Senior Entertainment Reporter at HollywoodLife.com and host of VH1's morning show The Gossip Table! Chloe is in the midst of planning her New York City wedding, and she's going to share each step of the process. From her bachelorette party to the honeymoon and everything in</i> …

Creative Ceremony Structures for Your Wedding

Your wedding ceremony is undoubtedly the most photographed moment of your entire wedding. From your walk down the aisle to your first kiss (not to mention the sweet vows in between!), you can bet your photographer will capture every single moment. So it's important to put some serious thought into …

Answers to Wedding Ceremony Etiquette Questions

Your wedding ceremony — it's the moment you've been waiting for and have been carefully planning for months. But as your walk down the aisle approaches, chances are you have a few questions: "Is there a way I can incorporate our beloved pet?" "How do we order our bridal party for the processional?" …

Honeymoon Booking Tips from a Professional Planner

Honeymoon planning often takes a back seat to wedding planning, but there's a skill to planning the vacation of your lifetime. We asked honeymoon planner Katie Frederick, founder of Ever After Honeymoons, for her professional tips on how to make it a trip to remember.<p><b>1. Don't leave right after your</b> …

Showcase – Handmade Fonts from Latinotype

Showcase – Handmade Typefaces.<p><b>Showcase</b> is a set of handmade fonts designed in 2014 by Daniel Hernandez and Paula Nazal (Font Foundry: Latinotype). …

Color Ideas - Decorating with Colors

Rethink your white walls. Now.<p>They are definitely unexpected if you ask us.<p>November Rain is the neutral you've been looking for.<p>Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>We're traveling back in time, and our favorite spaces have never looked so good.<p>These designer picks go …

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