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Original Scandinavian Loft with Skylights and Wood Burning Fireplace

Located in a beautiful area of Gothenburg, Sweden, this 59 square-meter apartment displays a modern and stylish character. Discovered by Freshome on …

Interior Design

DIY the Look: Rachel Bilson’s Boho-Minimalist Home

When celebrity couple Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen decided to redecorate their contemporary, ranch-style home in the LA hills, they had to try and figure out how to seamlessly combine Rachel’s girlie boho taste with Hayden’s love of minimalist design. Lonny Magazine takes us on a tour of …

HomeMade Modern EP8 $5 Bucket Stool

The $5 bucket stool epitomizes exactly what we are trying to do at HMM. The stool is durable, simple to make and aesthetically pleasing. It looks …

DIY Ikea Hack Distressed Wooden Shelves to Elevate your Home

For those of you that have been regular readers of Sugar & Cloth, you may recognize this DIY. This was one of the projects I created for the Ikea …

Articles about tour stunning apartments dwell manhattan home tours on Dwell.com - Dwell

Submit your Manhattan home for our modern architecture tours, taking place this October.<p>After a successful kick-off program in San Diego, we’re now making our way to Scottsdale, Arizona for the second stop on our...<p>During the conference, Dwell’s exclusive home tours offered the rare chance to visit …

How Your Interior Design Is Influencing Your Subconscious

Usually when we discuss interior design, we talk about the aesthetic aspects – how to achieve a specific look, which decorating style you should …

10 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Nature

Take a moment from your busy schedule to lift up your eyes from that handheld device and reunite with the natural beauty of the world around you.<p>What …

Modern Home Extension in Sydney Creatively Preserving an Existing Tree

Not all architecture trends make us shiver with delight, but preserving nature when building contemporary homes is something we deeply encourage. …

A Shingle-Style Home in Cambridge Gets a Modern Renovation

aamodt / plumb architects were hired to renovate a shingle-style home on Professors’ Row in Cambridge, Massachusetts where they were tasked with …

Home Improvement

10 Ways To Update Your Home Without Major Renovations

We all crave the creature comforts of a cozy, well-designed home. While there are a lot of do-it-yourselfer’s out there who work tirelessly on their …

The 10 Most Important Tips For Decorating On A Tight Budget

It’s no secret that interior design can be expensive to incorporate into your home budget. Even if you’re only looking at redecorating a single room, …

Warehouse Transformation Ignites Sense of Belonging and Family-Friendly Feel

Susie Cohen of Made by Cohen takes on just a handful of projects each year, allowing herself to be creative instead of overworked. We just presented …

A Modern Home Inspired by the Remains of a Barn

The Hebron Home marks the inaugural house project by Benjamin Oliver AD and, for a first design, it’s impressive. The project began in 2011 when the …

Bedrooms

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Customizable Wall Mounted Shelving From AMBIVALENZ

Fläpps is a modular shelving system, from AMBIVALENZ, that has a unique twist. It comes in various sized modules that have the same mounting …

An Oregon Couple Rushed Through Their Wedding Because Of A Wildfire And The Photos Are Breathtaking

So, a wildfire starts burning around you and it's terrifying, sure. But it also makes for a hell of a wedding photo.

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Upcycled Coffee Burlap Planter Bags

Etsy seller 5th season turns burlap that used to hold coffee into these handy planter bags that you can use to hang out with your house plants.<p>[via Tiny House Darling]

12 Of The Coolest Modern Houses You Can Rent On Airbnb

We can’t always afford the kind of beautiful, austere modern housing design that we love; even just the furniture can break the bank, let alone the house itself. But it can be surprisingly affordable to rent an incredibly gorgeous modern house or apartment, and Airbnb, the online rental service, …

Housing

CATable, Designed By Ruan Hao. A Table Built For Cats To Explore. - #57245

Beautifully Intricate Food Illustrations by Anna Keville Joyce

When food stylist Anna Keville Joyce's pet bird died, she mourned for its loss in a tangible way. She utilized her professional creative skills to aid in the healing process, and the results are beautiful. <i>A Tribute to Budgie</i> is a series of elegant birds comprised of food and arranged on plates. …

Carrots

Announcing the Winners of the 2014 A’ Design Awards

If you have been waiting for the results of the A’ Design Award and Competition, the wait is now over. From 12,525 entries in 105 categories, the …

Packaging Design

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors

Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.<p>Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it’s something good. At Google X, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference.<p>Teller is …

Google Glass

Bears on Stairs: A Stop Motion-Animation Created from 3D-Printed Frames | Colossal

<p>The creative team over at London-based DBLG recently released this in-house animation titled Bears on Stairs that involved old school stop motion …

Designs of the Year

We’re introducing the best design of the website about parental controls, monitoring and phone tracking of your child’s Android smartphone, Windows …

2013 Stanford University Roundtable: Are You Happy Now?

After Sketches, Dove’s Newest Experiment Is “The Beauty Patch”

We know that medicated skin patches can help curb harsh nicotine cravings, but what about a nasty habit of unreasonable self-loathing? That’s the …

Self-esteem

When The Sun Comes Out, This Synthetic Cloud Self-Inflates

“We like to design kinetic products,” says Wouter Widdershoven, co-owner of Toer, the Dutch studio that designed the Cumulus Parasol. “In nature …

Renewable Energy

The Dispensable Tag

The elaborate tags that accompany new clothes are a necessary evil. Once you’ve snipped them off your new purchase, they find their way to the bin …

Ponysaurus Beer

When choosing a mascot that's a dinosaur with the lower body of a pony, you're setting the bar high for crafting a beer that will be just as memorable in taste. Started last year by Keil Jansen (who quit his job as a special education teacher to take his home-brewing hobby to the next level), …