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ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.<p>ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.

Darlene's Art-Filled Riverside Ranch

<b>Name:</b> Darlene <b><br>Location:</b> Grand Rapids, Michigan <b><br>Size:</b> 1,200 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 23 years; owned<p>Darlene lives in a ranch on the north side of …

Dining Rooms

2015 Yamaha SR400 by Palhegyi Design

Is any confirmation needed that a large sector of the motorcycle-buying public is bored with anodyne, plastic-clad offerings? This is it: The venerable Yamaha SR400 goes on sale in the USA in June, following its relaunch in Europe.<p>Yes, we’re talking about a simple mid-capacity roadster with a …

Motorcycles

Charming Industrial House In Brazil With A Daring Splash Of Red

Unlike the many lavish residences that we stumble across in the US and in Europe, the homes from South America have a distinct flavor of their own. …

1971 Triumph by Analog

There’s usually a trigger that inspires someone to start a custom build. Perhaps an engine failure, or a dent in the tank. Or even just a glimpse of a cool bike parked on the street. In Tony Prust’s case, it was the offer of a new speedo—a beautifully restored Smiths instrument.<p>“I bought this 1971 …

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Three ways to customize the Kawasaki W800, Italian style

We’ve waxed lyrical about Kawasaki’s W800 before, and how great it is as a custom platform. It’s simple, reliable and looks good straight off the showroom floor, with a gorgeous engine. For these reasons, Italian shop Di Ferro Motorcycles have selected it for their latest project—spinning it three …

Yeti ARC-AS

For those of us who grew up watching Johnny T drop down hills with drop bars and remember Missy Giove’s piranha, the sight of a US-made Yeti ARC dripping with anodised accessories can rouse more than just fond memories.<p>During the early 90s, they were considered the Holy Grail and rode like they …

Vogel Randonneur

Before he started creating svelte custom bike frames, Ulrich Vogel worked as an architect. The two fields cannot be more distantly related, yet Ulrich manages to reconcile his experience by producing bikes that, like a thoughtfully designed space, integrate with the human body to elevate the spirit.<p>…

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No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …

Tour This Stunning Martha's Vineyard Home and Garden

How a chance encounter opened Linda Lipsett's eyes to her home and garden's full potential.<p>Linda Lipsett was happy enough with her new home in …

30 Renter Friendly DIY Ideas | A Beautiful Mess

<b>30 Renter Friendly DIY Ideas</b> | <i>A Beautiful Mess</i><p>I know I have a lot of renter-readers, so I knew y'all would love it! I know some of you get bummed by the fact that you can’t paint or wallpaper your place, but there are a ton of great ideas on how to bring colour and fun into your digs. I think that some bright yellow chairs are in my future…

Honda NX650 'Dos' by Kiddo Motors

Sergio Armet burst onto the custom scene a couple of years ago with a brilliant Honda NX650 custom, ‘Kiddo Uno.’ He’s been busy in his Barcelona workshop ever since, and he’s now returned to his roots with a second NX650, ‘Dos.’<p>‘Dos’ is a short, sharp shock based on a 1991 NX650. It’s styled even …

Motorcycles

Yamaha SR400 'Yard Built'

The big news for the European custom scene right now is the official return of the Yamaha SR400. The icon of the Japanese ‘brat style’ scene will be available through Yamaha’s European dealers in fuel-injected form, providing a ready-made platform for pro and amateur builders alike.<p>Yamaha announced …

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DTI Logo

On a street corner in once gritty inner Sydney suburb sat the remains of an old cowshed, brick and timber standing against the ravages of time. From …

Kawasaki W650 by Max Power

It’s a while since we’ve featured a Kawasaki W650. So it was a pleasure to receive details of this beautifully proportioned build from Bertrand Bussillet, editor of the French magazine Cafe Racer.<p>The W650 belongs to a Parisian actor, David. He’s a long-time fan of custom motorcycles; the first bike …

Motorcycles

Honda CB400 by Classified Moto

Classified Moto is one of the breakthrough builders of the past couple of years. John Ryland’s stubby, purposeful aesthetic has attracted a legion of fans (plus the media attention to match) and the order book is full.<p>Ryland grades his bikes according to the amount of work involved, and this 1981 …

Motorcycles

Honda XL500 'Swart Gevaar'

Tucked away in Cape Town’s quaint Bo-Kaap area lies Los Muertos Motorcycles—a relatively new custom shop with a store-front-slash-café. During my first visit I noticed a stripped down ’81 Honda XL500 lurking behind the coffee counter, with a unique twin exhaust system that immediately piqued my …

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Furniture Made Using Wind by Merel Karhof

Designer Merel Karhof’s collection of upholstered furniture pieces, called Windworks, is made using materials produced using wind power, an …

Tomii Cycles Fat Road

The line that defines artist and engineer, in the world of the custom bicycle, is a fine one, and one that depends on your personal perspective. For Boston’s Nao Tomii, the line is even finer, having already a steady career as a sculptor on his resume before assembling his first frame.<p>This is Nao’s …

Modern Geometric Addition Extends Traditional Brick Home

What was formerly a conventional brick home in Australia now boasts wide-open views of a tranquil backyard thanks to a modern addition by …

Donhou Bicycles Luke's Commuter

Lamborghini fans will recognize the dark metallic gray of this commuter Tom Donhou built for Luke, it’s called <i>Grigio Telesto</i> — a standard paint option and a refreshing change to the Gulf Oil scheme we see so much of. Around London’s streets, however, Luke’s Commuter is a much more effective mode of …

Cielo Tanner Edition

The 2013 NAHBS is approaching rapidly and, in anticipation, Chris King’s Cielo brand has hooked up with fellow Portland locals, Tanner Goods, on a project that’s sure to impress the judges. The collaboration is a heady mix of the craftsmanship both brands are famous for: well tailored waxed cotton, …

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Gallus Cycles 650B MTB

Well, it’s that time of year again, when some of the world’s most respected custom frame builders begin gnawing their nails in anticipation of the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. One exhibitor I would like to have a yarn with is Jeremy Shlachter of Gallus Cycles and one bike I’d like to …

Dirty Work: Burly Brand's Harley Scrambler

Think of a scrambler motorcycle, and most folks will picture a modern Triumph or a vintage BSA. Not a Harley. But David Zemla, who runs Burly Brand, decided to take a different tack. Could a Sportster be reconfigured for bombing down fire roads? After a lot of trial and error, not to mention a few …

Blitz BMW R75/6 'GSky'

It was only three years ago that Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel started Blitz Motorcycles. But the Paris-based workshop is now one of the biggest names on the European new wave custom scene, thanks to a string of unconventional ‘old timer’ customs.<p>This is Blitz’ latest build, christened ‘GSky.’ …

Honda CL450 by Lossa Engineering

I’m quite partial to adventure tourers spruced up with gear from the likes of Touratech. If you’re in the middle of nowhere, a 40-year-old motorcycle is probably not the best choice of transportation. But Jay LaRossa of Lossa Engineering begs to differ, and he’s built the bike to prove it.<p>This is …

Kawasaki KZ750 by Valtoron

Valdetorres del Jarama is a small village in Spain, half an hour from the center of Madrid. It’s also home to a sculptor’s foundry called Valtoron, named after the local river.<p>The foundry is run by two brothers with a passion for traditional metalwork. In their free time Carlos and Pablo live and …

Off-roading

Young Guns Go For It: Honda CG125 by Cafe Racer Dreams

If you’ve spent any time in Spain, you’ll have noticed the hordes of small-capacity bikes and scooters that swarm the streets. Ridden with verve—and in some cases, abandon—they’re a noisy affirmation of the Iberian love affair with motorcycles.<p>In the western world, most custom motorcycles are …

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Articles about amazing modern backyard office on Dwell.com - Dwell

PORTLAND – When Sheila discovered Modern-Shed, she knew it was exactly what she had been looking for.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Joni Lay brings you a story about a kids’ playhouse that’s a lot like the …

Articles about 7 rooms view on Dwell.com - Dwell

Many of us are guilty of thinking of laundry rooms as unremarkable or unattractive parts of our home that don't require much...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision …

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