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A Compact Shed Makes Room for Creativity, Storage and Style

There’s just one problem with this drop: It is too cool. “I’ve found that I just sit within the space, look around and think about how cool it’s more than actually producing something,” says homeowner Chris Sewell. The sunny Santa Barbara, California, shed serves many purposes: It acts as a buffer between the street and […]

Ecofriendly Cool: Insulate With Wool, Cork, Old Denim and More

There are few alternatives to this fiberglass and foam products used to insulate roofs and walls until relatively recently. Most of us leave the somewhat dull topic of insulation to builders or contractors anyway — after all, you barely buy insulation for appearances. But the topic of insulation is warming up, both for environmentalists and […]

15 Ways To Make Your Neighborhood Better

15 Ways To Make Your Neighborhood Better

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We all want to be better neighbors — or at least possess better neighbors. However, what can we do? How do you build a better community for yourself and your loved ones? The answer is really rather simple: Get to know your neighbors. Just interacting with all the people you live near can significantly strengthen […]

Dream Spaces: Trash Becomes Treasure in a Massive Seattle Toilet

A love of restoring crap to its prior glory directed a professional Porsche driver to build this unbelievable garage. The 3,981-square-foot space is dedicated solely to his sets; all here was trashed at some point but now excels after careful restoration. Gelotte Hommas Architecture assisted design and build the space, smack dab in the midst […]

5 Favorite White Roses for a Just Beautiful Garden

I love the look of white roses — they’re trendy and elegant, and instantly add class to any garden. In the language of flowers, white roses signify sincerity, purity and chastity. They also indicate innocence and spiritual love, and have sometimes been known as “the flower of light.” Whether you’re looking for a climbing rose […]

Send Your Sweetie Some Love —  Style

Send Your Sweetie Some Love — Style

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Forgot to order flowers for that special someone this season? Fret not; has you covered. Apart from helping to fix your most recent design issues, we have come up with some cards to assist you get your flirt on at home. So proceed, ers — disperse some style love now. Got a great one? Share […]

Playful Style Reinvents a Childhood Home

Playful Style Reinvents a Childhood Home

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This beautiful 1923 cabin was Karin Blom’s childhood home. When her parents passed away, Karin moved out of her San Francisco apartment and back to the Bay Area suburbs, determined to make her parents’ house her own. She was only when she moved into eight decades ago, but Karin shortly got married, and her husband […]

10 Beautifully Easy Ways to Go Greener from the New Year

Aiming to create 2014 a year that you live a bit lighter on the planet and save money, to boot? Consider adopting one or more of those 10 changes for a greener home. In the pleasure (shop vintage) and easy (use more natural light) to the utterly delicious (try organic wines), these resolutions are supposed […]

Show Us Your Own Holiday Front Door

Show Us Your Own Holiday Front Door

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It is time to deck not just the halls, but also the front doorway. Personally, I’m lucky if I find the time to rustle up a Christmas wreath, but I really like to walk around my neighborhood admiring my more ambitious neighbors’ holiday decor. Can you go all Clark Griswold and color the whole house […]

Assessing the Bars to Describe the Design Process

Designing a new house or renovating an existing house can be an ordeal. You’re likely going to encounter a complete array of emotions during the procedure, from enthusiasm, to confusion, to frustration, to exhaustion, to an overwhelming sense of achievement and gratification. But mostly confusion. If only there were a architect out there somewhere who […]