Vincent Straszewski

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8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Tahoe Ski Retreat in California Displaying Interesting Design Highlights

Diverse and welcoming, the contemporary <b>Tahoe Ski Retreat in Truckee</b>, California, USA captured our attention with its many appealing design …

23 Genius IKEA Hacks That Solve All of Your Storage Problems

And just like that, your home will feel clean around the clock.<p>The internet obsesses over IKEA hacks for a reason. When your home feels packed with <i>stuff,</i> easy and inexpensive storage solutions are always welcome. Work a little DIY magic, and even the biggest messes can disappear.

The Struggle to Finally Desegregate American Cities

The government had a plan to provide low-income housing in Baltimore by giving incentives to developers. But two years later, not a single housing unit has been built.<p>The effects of racism can be invisible, but they're obvious if you drive around Baltimore: The center of the city is over 60 percent …

Housing

Science Says People Who Are Moody Are Not Fragile, But More Adaptable

Who likes moody people? Research is suggesting that this is not such a negative trait and that it may indicate a greater willingness to be more …

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

Psychology

Best Sandwiches in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a serious sandwich town with legendary take-out shops, venerable deli counters and ambitious new spots scattered all over the city. …

Cooking

6 Mexican Chocolate Recipes That Make the Perfect Dessert

The third week of March is always deserved to celebrate <b>American chocolate</b> but the truth is that we know what you’re really craving: delicious <b>Mexican chocolate desserts</b>!<p>These six amazing recipes, all made with the traditional chocolate from Mexico, are sure-fire pleasers for anyone with a sweet …

5 Inexpensive (But High Impact) Kitchen Upgrades

Lots of the things you dream about changing in your kitchen — new countertops, new flooring, new appliances — will cost an arm and a leg. But the …

Kitchens

Trending on Gardenista: How to Plant a Painterly Landscape

What makes a garden look good year-round? This week the Gardenista crew dissects settings with good bones and drops in on several artist-made …

Kitchen of the Week: The New Urban Rustic Kitchen, Clerkenwell Edition

Last spring we featured English woodworker Sebastian Cox’s “urban rustic” design for deVol, the UK bespoke kitchen company. Here’s the first domestic …

This Is The Best Cheese For Grilled Cheeses, According To Science

Sure, there's a cheese for every cheese head, but when it comes to making a grilled cheese sandwich, it turns out there's one type of cheese to beat them all.<p>The video below, from the American Chemical Society, shows that it's all about, well, chemistry.<p>It comes down to the pH balance of the cheese …

Cooking

14 Tricks for Maximizing Space in a Tiny Kitchen, Urban Edition

A round-up of ingenious kitchen spaces—some no larger than a closet—that are minuscule yet functional (and full of ideas to steal).<p>1. Do away with …

10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ Go-To Traditional Kitchen Faucets

Zeroing in on the right faucet can be daunting–unless it’s your job to do it regularly. A few weeks back we asked members of the Remodelista …

Kitchen of the Week: A New Zealand Blogger’s $600 DIY Remodel

“We’re currently renovating our first home, room by damned room,” says photographer/stylist Gem Adams, who, from sunny Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, …

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Backyard Kitchen in Berkeley, Ceramics Included<p>by Annie Quigley<p>At Home in the Netherlands with a DIY Serial Remodeler and …

Vote for the Best Bath in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards: Amateur Category

Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 12 Considered Design Awards categories, on …

All Eras Welcome: A Spanish Colonial Update in LA

LA designer Martha Mulholland is a jack of all visual trades. After the Kentucky native finished her degree in art history (as well as historic …

Ikea Upgrade: The SemiHandmade Kitchen Remodel

LA creative director and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and her husband, Rupert Samuel, thought nothing of tearing out the cabinets in their LA …

Current Obsessions: Meet the Makers

Here’s a look at what we loved this week.<p>James Turrell’s “Lightscape” takes over Houghton Hall in Norfolk, UK.<br>• Polish and clean a stainless steel sink …

Building Character: Jersey Ice Cream Co. and the Case of the Charmless Manse

Design-build duo Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. are known for immersion remodeling: They move into their clients’ wrecked old …

Pick Your Pizza: 6 Outdoor Ovens You Can Build

If you like pizza, what could be better than having your own wood fired pizza oven at home? Very little, I suppose. The effort required to make these ovens varies from extreme to quite easy. Maybe one will suit your needs, depending on your commitment to quality pizza at home!<p>Wood Fired Barrel …

Time-lapse Photography

Into the Wild: Prefab Cabins for Year-Round Adventures

How amazing would it be to find the perfect vacation spot and simply plop a pre-fabricated home down on it? That’s the aim of the folks behind …

10 Easy Pieces: Colorful Freestanding Kitchen Ranges

When it comes to color in the kitchen, we think it better not to overthink it. Start with a color you’re instinctually drawn to, one you find …

Architectural Details: 10 Attractive Barn-Door Hardware Products

From residential settings to hospitality venues and even healthcare facilities, the barn door trend is here to stay and with good reason: “One sliding door can save up to 20 square feet of floor space compared to a typical swing door,” says Tom Gross, owner of Redondo Beach, Calif.-based <b>Specialty</b> …

A Chapel is Converted into a Modern Home

Yes! It’s another church conversion! Evolution Design are the ones responsible for this conversion of a chapel in Forest-in-Teesdale, England, United …

Architizer

MSR Guardian Water Purifier promises fast, safe drinking water from almost any source

There aren’t many companies that can say they developed an outdoor water purification device specifically for use by the US military … and took six …

Water