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Check Out These Cakes of Famous Buildings Made By Architects

If your favorite part of Great British Bake Off is the Showstopper challenge, when the amateur bakers whip up elaborate structures made of flour, sugar, and butter, then you’ll want to check out the sweet, sweet results of another competition. The Great Architectural Bake Off is an annual event where architects recreate famous buildings not out of concrete, steel, or glass, but cake. (далее…)

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Peek Inside Faith Hill & Tim McGraw’s Piece of Paradise in the Bahamas — Architectural Digest

Even celebs underestimate the amount of time that goes into the building process. When country music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw bought a private 20-acre island in the Bahamas, they had no idea how much work they’d have to do to make it habitable. Case in point: they purchased the property in 2003, and they didn’t move in until 2012. Stars, they’re just like us (okay, maybe not exactly). (далее…)

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Calling All Green Thumbs: There’s a Plant Themed Amusement Park in France

If you’re the type who loves nothing more than digging around in fresh soil, harvesting food and flowers you’ve grown yourself, and just generally enjoy being surrounded by greenery, then we’ve got a suggestion for your next vacation. Terra Botanica is a plant themed amusement park located in France. (далее…)

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House Hunters Is Getting Two New Spinoffs

Flip the channel to HGTV, and it’s a pretty good chance you’ll land on an episode of House Hunters or one of its many iterations. The network is going to up the odds, because they just announced two new spinoffs of the popular series. (далее…)

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Last Chance: Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in June

We know it’s hard to say goodbye, especially when it comes to favorite shows. But, time heals all Netflix-related wounds. And on the bright side, there’s still a week left of May (and a long weekend). So here’s what to watch before it disappears from the streaming service next month: (далее…)

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The 2017 Mega List of Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Memorial Day weekend—and the unofficial start of summer—is almost upon us. It is a holiday to remember the sacrifice and thank our military men and women for their service—and happens to be a time when many retailers offer serious savings, especially on outdoor items, appliances, furniture, and summer style. Many brands have started rolling out their deals this week, so here’s our master list of sales from around the internet, to be updated as the weekend approaches. (далее…)

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What To Snag from Zara Home’s Huge Summer Sale

If you’re starting to feel that the end of summer is fast approaching, take some solace in the fact that a) it’s technically here until the equinox on September 22; and b) end of season sales are starting to pop up. We just spotted this big one from Zara Home, where over 1,000 items are 50 to 60 percent off. Here’s what you should snag before it sells out. (далее…)

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We Have a Celeb’s Great Grandfather to Thank for the Washing Machine

Where would we, as a society, be without the advent of the washing machine? Possibly down by the river, pounding our unmentionables on rocks or boiling them in a vat of lye and stirred with a big stick. Or something. Instead, modern cleaning machines do exist, and we have one celebrity’s ancestors to thank for that. (далее…)

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These Are The Most Livable Cities In the World

While there’s a lot of bad news in the world, there are some bright spots. The Economist released their annual list of the world’s most livable cities, and there’s actually some good news. For the first time in a decade, global livability has improved overall. Check out the top ten locales below. (далее…)

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Here’s Your First Look at More Pieces from HAY’s IKEA Collection

It’s been a full year of IKEA teasing us about their upcoming collection with Danish design brand HAY. The collaboration was announced at the company’s Democratic Design Day in 2016, and now that the annual event is happening again this week, we have more details and images on the forthcoming collection, called YPPERLIG, which will hit stores in October 2017. (далее…)

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This Compact, Portable Washer Is Perfect For Your Tiny Apartment

If you ask any urban small space dweller what they wish would magically fit in their apartment, a washer would be pretty high up on the list. Even compact versions take away a closet or cabinet space, and those are things that are tough to part with—and already in short supply—in most rentals. While it’s not going to replace your neighborhood laundromat, there are plenty of reasons to get excited about Drumi, a new portable, compact washer that promises to lessen your laundry burden. (далее…)

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Before & After: American Ballet Theatre’s Dancers’ Lounge Goes From Shabby to Stunning — Architectural Digest

If you had to guess what the dancers’ lounge at the American Ballet Theatre looked like, it’s highly unlikely you’d say, a generic college dorm rec room. But this «shabby» space was indeed where some of the world’s best ballet dancers relaxed between classes, practices, and performances. That is, until Architectural Digest, interior designer Dan Fink and some generous patrons stepped in. (далее…)

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Deal of the Day: This Over The Sink Dish Rack Is 70% Off — Deal Alert

If you live in a small space, chances are, your kitchen is equally as tiny. And if you don’t happen to have a dishwasher, a regular dish rack is probably hogging some much needed counter space. Well, hog no more, because this rack is here to drain your dishes right over the sink—and for a steal. (далее…)

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The 2017 Mega List of July 4th Sales

Before the festivities and fireworks begin, retailers have already started celebrating America’s 241st birthday in the best way they know how—with sales. July 4th is historically a good time to stock up on summer clothes and swimwear, snag a new grill or patio furniture, and check out outdoor sports equipment and gear. We’re rounding up all the best sales for home, apparel and more that we’ve come across, so no matter what you’re looking for, you can save this weekend. (далее…)

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Target’s Fourth of July Sale: Our Picks for the Best Deals

Target is one of our go to retailers for stylish and affordable pieces, so when they’re on sale, it’s even better. For July 4th weekend, the bullseye is celebrating with up to 30% off furniture, home, and patio, with an extra 15% off on select categories. We rounded up some of our favorite finds below so you can save time searching and get right to saving money. (далее…)

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Can Someone Man(nequin)splain This House To Us? — House of the Day

Outside of Houston in Richmond, Texas, there’s a fine brick house on the market. It could be considered a bit McMansion-y, but let’s not worry about that. Because the exterior doesn’t exactly match the interior. In fact, there’s quite a lot of…character inside. Check it out for yourself. (далее…)

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No Guest Room? This Inflatable Mattress on Amazon Is on Sale

Let’s face it: If you live in a city, having a guest room is probably more expensive than it’s worth. But living sans guest room doesn’t have to mean saying no to overnight guests—especially when you can snag this air mattress on Amazon for about $30 today (and then easily hide it away the 360-ish days you don’t have company). (далее…)

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Sonoma Tiny House with Pirate Treehouse Listed for $300K — House of the Day

Ahoy there, ya land lubbers. If you yearn for the excitement of the open seas but are partial to living on solid ground, we’ve got great news. There’s a tiny house in Sonoma County, California that comes with its very own pirate treehouse. It’s arrrrguably the cutest home for sale we’ve seen in quite awhile. (далее…)

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Double Discount: Anthropologie’s Sale Is On Sale

When it comes to discounts, «too much of a good thing» need not apply. If you happen to be in the market for some floral bedding, tasseled textiles, or other such objects, now’s the time to head over to Anthropologie, where the sale section is currently on sale. (далее…)

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Back to Cool: Society6 Launches Backpacks

Who else remembers the days of limited back to school backpack options? Sure, you had whatever Disney characters or pop stars that were popular that year, but other than that, your choices were most likely one of a few solid colors and a monogram if you were fancy. But now we have good news: Society6, the online purveyor of products printed with artists’ and designers’ work, has added backpacks as a new product option. (далее…)

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Here Are Some Of The (Extremely Niche) Shows HGTV Is Casting Right Now

Are you ever watching HGTV and wonder how the heck they found some of the people featured on their shows (we’re looking at you, Home Strange Home). It all comes down to casting. Conveniently, the home and garden network has a whole site dedicated to who and what they’re currently looking for. Surprise, it’s not just more couples for all 184 spinoffs of House Hunters (two more of which are on the way). (далее…)

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Target’s Memorial Day Sale: Our Picks for the Best Deals

We’re just a few days away from Memorial Day Weekend, a three day holiday that is first and foremost a day to reflect on the sacrifice of our servicemen and women. But it’s also become the unofficial start of summer and a time when many retailers have sales, especially on items for the home and outdoors. One of our favorites for fab budget finds—Target—has already released their deals, and we combed through the site to bring you the best of what’s on sale. (далее…)

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10 of the Weirdest Things For Sale on Amazon

It’s Prime Day, and sure, you can spend your hard earned dollars on TVs or Instant Pots or what have you, but why be typical? You, dear reader, are an individual. And one way to show that is through your belongings. Perhaps one of these weird and wacky objects we’ve spotted on sale today speaks to you more than any regular old kitchen appliance. Here are a few of our favorite head-scratch inducing finds: (далее…)

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Vera Bradley Launches Bedding

Fans of color, rejoice. The iconic maker of patterned quilted bags, Vera Bradley, has expanded into actual quilts. The company’s first line of bedding launched this week, and is already selling out. (далее…)

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Pantone Announces Official Prince Color

Musical icon Prince Rogers Nelson was practically synonymous with purple. From his 1984 cult film Purple Rain and various song lyrics, to his wardrobe choices and decor at Paisley Park, the plum hue played a big part in his identity. Now, Prince’s estate and the color authorities at Pantone have named a shade after the Purple One. (далее…)

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Yves Béhar & MIT Designed a Shapeshifting Apartment in a Box

As apartments get smaller, traditional furniture becomes less likely to fit in—literally. As cities trend toward micro apartments in the realm of 300 square feet or under, multifunctional pieces are not just nice, but necessary to create a functional space in such a small footprint. Luckily, the geniuses at MIT Media Lab and Yves Béhar teamed up to create Ori Systems, a freestanding unit that’s essentially an entire apartment in a box. (далее…)

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Everything You Need to Know about Target’s New Home Brand, Project 62

Back in July, Target announced that they’re introducing a new home line this fall called Project 62. This week, the retailer released the look book for the new brand, and we are seriously swooning over its mid-century vibes. We’re giving you a closer look at your new favorite temptation at the bullseye, below. (далее…)

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Natalie Portman’s New Montecito Mansion is Indoor Outdoor Living Perfection

Ever wonder how Oscar winning actor Natalie Portman relaxes? Based on her latest real estate acquisition, we’re guessing that staring at the ocean factors in heavily. The Jackie star recently purchased a vacation home in Montecito, a town on the California coast northwest of Los Angeles near Santa Barbara. Check out the property for yourself. (далее…)

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People Are Obsessed With These (Bargain!) Velvet Dining Chairs

Whether you have a separate dining room or not, finding the perfect chairs to enjoy a meal on is not an easy feat for the budget minded design lover. When you’re on the hunt to find two to eight (or more!) comfortable and attractive seats, that quickly adds up. That’s why we were excited when we came across this chic bargain that’s almost too good to be true. (далее…)

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QVC Buys HSN In $2.1 Billion Deal

If you’re into TV shopping, there’s been quite a shake up today. QVC’s parent company, Liberty Interactive, announced Thursday that it will purchase rival shopping network HSN in an all-stock deal valued at $2.1 billion. (далее…)

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The Absolute Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Your Home

The biggest shopping event since Black Friday/Cyber Monday is here. Amazon’s 3rd annual Prime Day event is already underway. There’s an overwhelming amount of stuff on sale, so we’ll be updating this post all day with the best deals for your home, so you don’t have to look far to snag a steal. (далее…)

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This Tool Tells You The Best Viewing Time For the Solar Eclipse In Your Area

Have you heard there’s a solar eclipse happening on Monday? The «path of totality» — where the moon will completely block the sun— is cutting right across the continental US, for what will be the first time in 38 years. But even if you’re not in total eclipse territory, chances are, you’ll still be able to see something. This tool will tell you the best time to get outside and check out the astronomical event, no matter where you are. (далее…)

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Prime Day Preview: 12 of the Top Deals For Your Home (A Few Days Early!)

Amazon’s annual Prime Day doesn’t officially start until next week, but we got ahold of some of the exciting deals the retailer will be offering during their big shopping holiday a little bit early, and we couldn’t wait to share them with you. Check out a few of the biggest deals for your home below: (далее…)

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HBO Is Coming to Hulu Just In Time For Game of Thrones

Hulu watchers, we have great news for you. If you were wondering how you’d tune in to Game of Thrones this year, now you don’t have to «borrow» your friend’s/parents’/cat sitter’s cable login. The streaming service is offering the premium network as a subscription add on, just in time for season seven’s return. (далее…)

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Peek Inside Mindy Kaling’s Colorful Hancock Park Home — Architectural Digest

It took Mindy Kaling quite awhile to find her perfect home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hancock Park. And now, after a ten month renovation, she had lived in the place for just six weeks before inviting Architectural Digest over. Take a look around the creator and star of The Mindy Project’s colorful pad: (далее…)

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23 Ways to Chill on National Relaxation Day

If you’re feeling stressed, you’re not alone. But today, August 15, happens to be National Relaxation Day, so there’s no better time to take a moment to chill. We’ve rounded up some of our best tips for cultivating calm below. (далее…)

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The First Batch of 2018 Colors of the Year Are Here

Normally, we have to wait a little longer for Color of the Year announcements, which hues that brands and companies predict will be big in the coming year. Even though we’re only halfway through 2017, we already have gotten news of a few picks for 2018’s signature shade—and they’re all taking a dark turn. (далее…)

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The Amazon Reviews For This Expensive Candle Are Priceless

While useful when deciding between vacuums or whether that book is as good as everyone says it is, Amazon’s customer reviews can also be a true source of hilarity and joy. For the Tom Dixon candle in Water, the category is the latter, and they have us drowning in tears of laughter. (далее…)

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The Property Brothers Debut a Furniture Line with Lowe’s

Is there anything the Property Brothers won’t try? Ever-popular celebrity twins Drew and Jonathan Scott tackle home renovations and makeovers on their plethora of HGTV shows, have a country band, and today they’ve announced that they’ve created a furniture line. The brothers teamed up with home improvement retailer Lowe’s for their first ever collection, called Scott Living. (далее…)

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This is America’s Favorite Paint Color (and It’s Not a Neutral!)

As we’re known to say around here, painting is an easy and inexpensive way to totally change the look of your space. And while colors come in and out of vogue (neutral whites and grays have reigned supreme for quite some time now), it looks like people might now to be more willing to add a little more hue to their homes. (далее…)

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Bath & Body Works Is Bringing Back More Nostalgic Scents

If one were to open a time capsule put together by a teen in the 1990s, chances are there would be a hefty collection of fragrances and lotions from Bath & Body Works. The retailer and mall staple has been tapping into that nostalgia by rereleasing formerly retired scents for a limited time, and this year’s collection will be sure to bring back many memories of adolescent shopping sprees and high school classrooms. (далее…)

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Urban Outfitters Has a Big Home Sale Going On Right Now

If you’ve had your eye on something at Urban Outfitters recently, today’s the day to add to cart. The retailer is having a huge home sale, with all furniture, lighting, and more on sale for an additional 15% off. Check out more details (and our picks for best deals) below. (далее…)

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These Are The Most Popular Paint Colors By State

People have strong opinions on color—in general, and especially the ones they choose to live with and add to their homes. So we find it inherently interesting to see if certain areas prefer one color over another. The people at BEHR recently studied paint sales across the country, and determined each state’s most popular shade. Check them out: (далее…)

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Zillow Threatens to Sue Satirical Blog McMansion Hell

McMansion Hell, a Tumblr blog that calls out bad architecture in the form of over the top suburban sprawl, has been sent a cease and desist letter from Zillow. The real estate aggregate says that the blog violates their terms of service by editing listing photos by adding commentary. (далее…)

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Prime Day Preview: Tips For Snagging the Best Deals (Starting Right Now!)

Today, Amazon announced details for Prime Day, a shopping holiday the company started two years ago to celebrate their Prime subscribers with a day full of discounts. According to the Amazon, the third annual Prime Day will be the biggest yet, with deals starting as soon as… right this very second. (далее…)

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The Best Home Items From Nordstrom’s Huge Anniversary Sale

In the fashion world, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is the stuff of legends. Brand new designer goods are dropped to super sale prices, causing fashionistas to lose their minds and stock their carts. But even if you’ve shopped the sale before, you might not have known that the retailer drops prices on a ton of home goods as well. We diligently checked out all of the home items for sale and rounded up our favorites, so you don’t have to. (далее…)

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You Can Now Shop The Novogratz On Amazon

With seven kids, several collections, a plethora of books and TV shows, and often, at least one renovation going on at any given time, the Novogratz are a design duo that’s hardly one to rest on their laurels—or even rest. And they have something new to announce today: a partnership with Amazon for an e-commerce storefront. (далее…)

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