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  • Looing on the edge: These toilets have spectacular views
    Looing on the edge: These toilets have spectacular views

    It’s been said (by one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) that the best way to get to know a new country is to eat the food and wear the clothes. But Lonely Planet has a different take: Use the toilet. …

    Looing on the edge: These toilets have spectacular views

    It’s been said (by one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) that the best way to get to know a new country is to eat the food and wear the clothes. But Lonely Planet has a different take: Use the toilet. “Toilets are a window into the secret soul of a destination,” according to the introduction of Toilets: A Spotter’s …

  • Photos: Hong Kong’s overwhelming urban density—captured from a drone
    Photos: Hong Kong’s overwhelming urban density—captured from a drone

    Photographer Andy Yeung takes drone photos to capture the beauty of one of the world’s most densely populated cities: Hong Kong. Taken from a bird’s-eye view, his latest photo series, “Urban Fog,” captures …

    Photos: Hong Kong’s overwhelming urban density—captured from a drone

    Photographer Andy Yeung takes drone photos to capture the beauty of one of the world’s most densely populated cities: Hong Kong. Taken from a bird’s-eye view, his latest photo series, “Urban Fog,” captures the city’s iconic skyline on foggy nights, when it looks like a dreamland of sorts. And in his “Urban Jungle” series, …

  • Disney World Obsessives, You Can Now Live in the 'Happiest Place on Earth'
    Disney World Obsessives, You Can Now Live in the 'Happiest Place on Earth'

    Thanks to a new neighborhood development located just four miles from Disney's Magic Kingdom, you never have to actually leave the magic behind.

    Disney World Obsessives, You Can Now Live in the 'Happiest Place on Earth'

    Thanks to a new neighborhood development located just four miles from Disney's Magic Kingdom, you never have to actually leave the magic behind.

  • One of Japan’s top architects is working on an “invisible” train

    Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima has long been known for making buildings that blend into the environment. Her style has been described as “fluid, transparent and intertwined with nature”—and it’s earned …

    One of Japan’s top architects is working on an “invisible” train

    Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima has long been known for making buildings that blend into the environment. Her style has been described as “fluid, transparent and intertwined with nature”—and it’s earned her (along with colleague Ryue Nishizawa) a Pritzker Prize. An example of her style can be found in northern France at …

  • Dubai Says it Will Build the World's Tallest Tower...Again

    The city goes after its next world record.

    Dubai Says it Will Build the World's Tallest Tower...Again

    The city goes after its next world record.

  • Upload some photos, take a style quiz, and these online interior designers do the rest

    A well-decorated space goes a long way. It stimulates creativity, enhances one’s mood, and makes you feel comfortable overall. Though some wish to have their pad appear like a Pinterest replica, the luxury …

    Upload some photos, take a style quiz, and these online interior designers do the rest

    A well-decorated space goes a long way. It stimulates creativity, enhances one’s mood, and makes you feel comfortable overall. Though some wish to have their pad appear like a Pinterest replica, the luxury of hiring an interior designer comes at a pretty hefty price. With the interior design industry moving forth with a …

  • How to Find an Interior Designer Within Your Budget

    An interior designer can bring out the best in your home — and help you avoid costly remodeling mistakes. If you have a dream project, there’s probably a design professional…

    How to Find an Interior Designer Within Your Budget

    An interior designer can bring out the best in your home — and help you avoid costly remodeling mistakes. If you have a dream project, there’s probably a design professional…

  • Modsy Brings The Virtual When Designing Reality

    Modsy is today launching a private beta for its novel approach to home design. Using sophisticated 3D rendering solutions, the service turns photos of your simple room into the swanky home of your dreams. …

    Modsy Brings The Virtual When Designing Reality

    Modsy is today launching a private beta for its novel approach to home design. Using sophisticated 3D rendering solutions, the service turns photos of your simple room into the swanky home of your dreams. This startup has built a service that can bring professional interior decorating to the masses.The service works like …

  • How To Get The Modern Singapore Living Room for Under $1,000

    Not only is this living room look going to cost you less than $1000, but these ideas from Art Loft also provide you with a way to support Asian contemporary artists. Art Loft is an online platform that …

    How To Get The Modern Singapore Living Room for Under $1,000

    Not only is this living room look going to cost you less than $1000, but these ideas from Art Loft also provide you with a way to support Asian contemporary artists. Art Loft is an online platform that helps to curate interesting artworks while promoting them and their creators to a larger audience. This is the first of …

  • Do You Dislike the Design of Your Workplace? Here's Why.

    Some insight about why certain offices are more or less satisfying to work in.

    Do You Dislike the Design of Your Workplace? Here's Why.

    Some insight about why certain offices are more or less satisfying to work in.

  • 7 Home Decor Startup Trends to Watch

    Creating a coherent, polished yet personalized aesthetic no longer requires an expert eye, bundles of free time or a hefty disposable income. Entrepreneurs have entered the game.

    Home-Based Franchises That Are Home Runs

    Creating a coherent, polished yet personalized aesthetic no longer requires an expert eye, bundles of free time or a hefty disposable income. Entrepreneurs have entered the game.

  • Arhaus Adds Drapery & Window Hardware to Assortment Online and In-Store

    Arhaus unveils drapery and window hardware on its ecommerce site, www.arhaus.com, and in store locations. The collection features drapery panels in crisp cotton sateen, soft washed linen, Dupioni silk …

    Arhaus Adds Drapery & Window Hardware to Assortment Online and In-Store

    Arhaus unveils drapery and window hardware on its ecommerce site, www.arhaus.com, and in store locations. The collection features drapery panels in crisp cotton sateen, soft washed linen, Dupioni silk ...

  • 6 Design Trends to Heighten Your Home's Style in 2015

    As the new year kicks off, it's the premier time to refresh and refocus on certain aspects of your life ... and the home is no exception. Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior designer …

    6 Design Trends to Heighten Your Home's Style in 2015

    As the new year kicks off, it's the premier time to refresh and refocus on certain aspects of your life ... and the home is no exception. Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior designer ...

  • Define Your Unique Style

    When thinking about your dream kitchen, what finish style of cabinets come to mind? Is it rich dark stained cherry wood? Maybe a clean, crisp white paint? Do you picture yourself having a rustic kitchen …

    Define Your Unique Style

    When thinking about your dream kitchen, what finish style of cabinets come to mind? Is it rich dark stained cherry wood? Maybe a clean, crisp white paint? Do you picture yourself having a rustic kitchen ...

  • Set the Scene for Holiday Entertaining

    The holiday season brings a flurry of activity, especially when it comes to entertaining family and friends. While the formal sit-down dinner is still alive and well this time of year, casual holiday gatherings …

    Set the Scene for Holiday Entertaining

    The holiday season brings a flurry of activity, especially when it comes to entertaining family and friends. While the formal sit-down dinner is still alive and well this time of year, casual holiday gatherings ...

  • Save on Splurge-Worthy Home Styles

    In the fashion and design world, alternative materials that emulate high-end looks are trendy not only for their lower price point and low maintenance qualities, but thanks to advancements in design and …

    Save on Splurge-Worthy Home Styles

    In the fashion and design world, alternative materials that emulate high-end looks are trendy not only for their lower price point and low maintenance qualities, but thanks to advancements in design and ...

  • Holiday Tablescapes

    The holiday home entertaining season is gearing up, which means it's time to take your entertaining dreams and inspirations and make them a reality. As you begin planning for the next time you play host …

    Holiday Tablescapes

    The holiday home entertaining season is gearing up, which means it's time to take your entertaining dreams and inspirations and make them a reality. As you begin planning for the next time you play host ...

  • Krylon(R) Unveils New ColorMaster(TM) Paint + Primer, Offering New and Improved Performance Benefits

    Today's consumers want their spray paint to do it all... provide coverage and control... in the colours they want... and adhere to multiple surfaces. Krylon®, the nation's leader in spray paint, delivers …

    Krylon(R) Unveils New ColorMaster(TM) Paint + Primer, Offering New and Improved Performance Benefits

    Today's consumers want their spray paint to do it all... provide coverage and control... in the colours they want... and adhere to multiple surfaces. Krylon®, the nation's leader in spray paint, delivers ...

  • Lessons from 'Two-Kitchens-Kate'

    How to renovate like a royal

    Lessons from 'Two-Kitchens-Kate'

    How to renovate like a royal

  • DIY Ideas for Every Room

    From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every …

    DIY Ideas for Every Room

    From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every ...

  • Embrace the Look of Your Favorite Travel Destinations

    Summer is fast-approaching, and vacation adventures are just around the corner. Whether you're drawn to a fast-pace vacation in the big city or a calming seaside escape with sand between your toes, summer …

    Embrace the Look of Your Favorite Travel Destinations

    Summer is fast-approaching, and vacation adventures are just around the corner. Whether you're drawn to a fast-pace vacation in the big city or a calming seaside escape with sand between your toes, summer ...

  • Five Simple Tips to Enhance Your Home's Personality

    Your home can say a lot about you. A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. Likewise, a backyard complete with play sets, …

    Five Simple Tips to Enhance Your Home's Personality

    Your home can say a lot about you. A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. Likewise, a backyard complete with play sets, ...

  • Transform Small Spaces Into Charming Places

    In home listings across the country, the word small is often replaced with a far more marketable and appealing word: "charming." But what makes a home charming compared to small? How does a homeowner  …

    Transform Small Spaces Into Charming Places

    In home listings across the country, the word small is often replaced with a far more marketable and appealing word: "charming." But what makes a home charming compared to small? How does a homeowner ...

  • Room-to-Room Home Additions

    When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone.

    Room-to-Room Home Additions

    When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone.

  • Port-a-Bach: Mobile Fold-Out Shipping Container Home

    In this case, the sum is more than the parts - and the building footprint tells only half of the story. Push a button and things begin to unfold, revealing not just a deck but a lofted sleeping area and …

    Port-a-Bach: Mobile Fold-Out Shipping Container Home

    In this case, the sum is more than the parts - and the building footprint tells only half of the story. Push a button and things begin to unfold, revealing not just a deck but a lofted sleeping area and other pop-out amenities all hiding in the shell of a conventional cargo shipping container. While it has evolved through …

  • Retailers lure Pinterest clickers with design help

    Decorating your home can be paralyzing, which is why some stores are adding free design services to spur sales.

    Retailers lure Pinterest clickers with design help

    Decorating your home can be paralyzing, which is why some stores are adding free design services to spur sales.

  • Let Your Dessert Table Bloom

    Let springtime blossoms bloom on your dessert plate. Cupcakes make a great and easy foundation for trying new things. With a small surface to work with, you can top your treat with one fabulous larger-scale …

    Let Your Dessert Table Bloom

    Let springtime blossoms bloom on your dessert plate. Cupcakes make a great and easy foundation for trying new things. With a small surface to work with, you can top your treat with one fabulous larger-scale ...

  • Bringing the Outside Indoors

    When the weather conditions are just right, a relaxing evening spent on the porch or patio is perfect for enjoying good company and the beauty of the outside world. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy these comforts …

    Bringing the Outside Indoors

    When the weather conditions are just right, a relaxing evening spent on the porch or patio is perfect for enjoying good company and the beauty of the outside world. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy these comforts ...

  • Prep Your Kitchen for the Holiday Rush in 10 Easy Steps

    The kitchen is the heart and soul of your home -- especially during the bustling holiday season! If you have guests coming to town or you're planning to cook up a festive holiday feast, a little kitchen …

    Prep Your Kitchen for the Holiday Rush in 10 Easy Steps

    The kitchen is the heart and soul of your home -- especially during the bustling holiday season! If you have guests coming to town or you're planning to cook up a festive holiday feast, a little kitchen ...

  • Festive Faux Pas: 7 Holiday Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

    The holiday season has officially arrived! That means it's time to add a bit of festive flair and cheer to your home décor. Whether you're planning a holiday gathering or playing host to out-of-town guests, …

    Festive Faux Pas: 7 Holiday Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

    The holiday season has officially arrived! That means it's time to add a bit of festive flair and cheer to your home décor. Whether you're planning a holiday gathering or playing host to out-of-town guests, ...

 
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