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Over-the-Door Mat

Meet the rubber beach slip-on that became an urban fashion staple: The Flip Flop. So popular are these rubber thongs, you’ll find barrels full at your favorite boutiques in mod patterns, as well as more sensible Eco versions for the camping set.  College kids (male and female) ride bikes to […]

Lustables: Crystal Chair

Recycled and gorgeous Crystal Chair. This Crystal Chair ($480 for a set of 2) from Canvas is 100% recycled, 100% recyclable, and 100% perfect. The duet of chairs is available in clear (like the handsome fellow above) or black. Editor’s note: We are proud to bring you original columns and […]

11 Unusual Household Uses for Beer

11 household uses for beer you can’t live without. Like, seriously. After weekend bashes, your home always looks a tad… disheveled. The morning after, you find yourself navigating through the land mines of empty food containers, random wrappers, and of course almost-empty bottles of stale beer. It’s kind of like […]

10 Weddings That’ll Have You Running for the Altar

Even though you swore you’d never get married. We’re all grownups here: “Ever After” is something that exists in fairy tales and romantic comedies starring Meg Ryan (who’s since been usurped by Rachel McAdams, who will probably be replaced by Selena Gomez, who, like, wasn’t even born by the time […]

9 Cool Hometown Pride Home Decor Finds

Decorate your space and show pride for where you’re from with these fun home decor finds. Whether you’re from Anchorage, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, or some small-town no one’s ever heard of, most of us have some local or regional pride. You see this love of where we’re from when Texans […]

A Waste Can You Can Trash (But You Won't)

I was in a purely pleasure-seeking mood when my eyes fell upon these quirky waste cans from Umbra. I instantly fell for the modern graffiti-like graphics, not to mention the eco-friendly material. Designed by artist Joshua Davis in collaboration with Umbra product designer David Quan, the Artala Trash Can is […]

Old School & Still Desirable Objects of Use

Objects of Use features beautifully-crafted vintage-style tools and furniture. Like grandma’s but more chic. In this technicolor age where every conceivable item in your house and garden, from cleaning to tech gadgets to tools, comes in screamingly loud shades and busy patterns – and often (although, thankfully and increasingly less […]

Shake, Take Two

Seasonings make your meals more appealing, so why shouldn’t they enhance your tabletop as well? With the ergonomic wood salt and pepper shakers, you’ll be happy to leave them out as attractive objet all day and night. I like the idea of having a home full of functional designs that […]

7 Board Games For The Video Game Fatigued

Hasbro? More like has been. BIS Publishers, the Dutch version of Rizzoli, is giving Monopoly game-maker Hasbro a run for its pastel-hued money. Purveyors of prestigious tomes on graphic design, fashion, architecture, product design and advertising, the indie company has also made many star turns in gaming – the old […]

DIY Spray Cleaner to Disinfect Your Yoga Mat Naturally

If you sweat your asana off in yoga class, this DIY’s for you. Listen up, lotus flower: you practice yoga regularly, you should clean your mat regularly. Just clean it, especially if you see footprints or detect a funky upward-wafting doggy smell. Yoga mats are an investment and it’s worth […]

Flash in the Pantry: 8 Ways to Make Storing Less Boring!

Who says the pantry has to be a catch-all black hole for prolonging that shelf life? That’s what high school lockers are for! It’s time to take stock in our most commonly used household storage nook, and make it as inviting as a vintage general store (with a modern green […]

Seeing BlindWood

The first thing that caught my eye about this coffee table is the orange. My favorite color, and this table runs through a glorious slew of orange hues. Candy for my eyes. And eco for my soul. table433 is made from reclaimed BlindWood, otherwise known as venetian blind offcuts. Slats […]

The Seaside Views of Zoe Murphy

Do you appreciate a good view when you see one? It could be of the beach at sunset or snow-covered trees in the mountains or a full moon in the desert sky. Anything. But do you actually see it, when you happen to see it as often as everyday? The […]

Would You, Could You in a Box?

Next time you’re planning a bash and thinking about ordering in, maybe go all the way and order all of it in – like all of it. Yo! Go nuts and party hard in a recycled shipping container! Boxman Studios is custom-fabricating these steel pains in the ass, and outfitting […]

Forecast Sunshine

As the long days of summer filter light through your windows, take the opportunity to amplify the golden rays through your space with a well placed mirror (or two, or three). Hang a mirror directly opposite a window to reflect sunlight through the room, resulting in a lighter, brighter, larger space […]

A LooWatt? The Toilet Reinvented

Anything that can be recycled should be recycled, including poop. That’s according to industrial designer Virginia Gardiner. It makes a lot of sense. After all, places in Asia and Africa have been using dried cow dung as fuel to cook food for many years. And more recently, in many rural […]

Decanters That Make Us Want to Drink

The decanter and carafe are having their design moment. Decanters and carafes have been enjoying their moment of late, a kind of drink-fueled renaissance laced with our national love affair with design. Note Liviana Osti’s Cuore series, which features two carafes assembled in the form of a human heart and Esque […]

The Small Chill

Not everyone has the space or budget for a large thermal wine cooler in their pad. Here’s a practical way to chill that organic vino and rescue the dying cork stopper industry at the same time. The Cork Bark Wine Chiller from Bitters Co. is from and features unglazed terracotta […]

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7 Quirky and Sustainable Vacation Rentals to Lust Over

From repurposed airstreams to tiny houses, get inspired to head out on the road with one of these drool-worthy vacation rentals. Apps like Airbnb, HomeAway, Vacation Rental by Owner, and more are making it super easy to get away from it all and find quirky vacation rentals. Not too long […]

Have a Happy Home: the Psychology of Interior Design

Living a better and more efficient life begins at home, which is why the psychology of interior design is so vitally important to creating a happy home. Whether you’re a professional or a do-it-yourselfer, residential interior design is a multifaceted field that often involves various stages of renovating, remodeling, and […]

7 Ways for Nature Lovers to Decorate with Botanicals

Turn your home into a nature lover’s paradise with home decor ideas inspired by real-life botanicals. If you are a plant lover and want to keep the beauty of outdoor botanicals alive all year round (and aren’t loaded enough to have an indoor conservancy) get inspired to add botanicals to […]

Is Plywood a Sustainable and Elevated Design Material?

Thin, cheap, and sustainable, plywood is the design material of choice from architects to furniture makers. When one thinks of elevated design, plywood is not the design material that often comes to mind. But it is actually inexpensive, easy to work with, easy to manipulate, and it can be a better […]

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Have a Happy Home: the Psychology of Interior Design

Living a better and more efficient life begins at home, which is why the psychology of interior design is so vitally important to creating a happy home. Whether you’re a professional or a do-it-yourselfer, residential interior design is a multifaceted field that often involves various stages of renovating, remodeling, and […]

11 Decorative DIY Crafts Using Natural Materials

This summer bring a bit of the outdoors inside with one – or eleven – of our natural DIY crafts. Have you been searching for some fresh DIY crafts to fill your summer weekends with? Then look no further because we’ve got you covered with some of the prettiest home […]

Get Inspired with Easy Weekend Sewing Projects

Looking to show off your sewing skills, but don’t want to take on a huge time commitment? Sew up one of these easy weekend sewing projects. Want to use your sewing machine for something else besides collecting dust, but don’t have time to start a labor intensive project. Turn to […]

13 Creative DIY Garden Planters to Make Your Garden Green(er)

Whether you want to plant a few potted plants around your deck or undertake a more expansive garden overhaul, consider repurposing unwanted items into useful garden planters. We all know that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure and that is certainly true for the creative gardener. Instead of investing […]