Blackened timber house by Harunatsu-Arch is divided by a stepped floor

By Alyn Griffiths

Charred Japanese cedar clads the exterior of this split-level house in Izumo, Japan, by Kanazawa studio Harunatsu-Arch (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Modebelofte 2014 exhibition showcases "innovative" graduate fashion

By Dan Howarth

Dutch Design Week 2014: experimental garments designed by this year’s crop of fashion graduates from around Europe are brought together at this exhibition in an Eindhoven nightclub (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Fortune Finding Fun: Party Games & Activities — Maxwell & Ursula's Mystical Magical Halloween Party

Maxwell and Ursula planned a series of activities for their recent Halloween party, and both kids and adults joined in on the fun. They included a visit from a real fortune teller (at least the kids thought so), a simple craft, and a twist on a classic Halloween game.

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4 Ways To Get the Look of Marble Kitchen Countertops Without Spending $$$ Money

Marble countertops are a sophisticated, classic, and beautiful choice for kitchens, and work well in modern, traditional, and even vintage-inspired kitchens. If there are any complaints about the material, it’s the expense and the maintenance required to keep them stain and chip free. But what if you could get the look of marble, with the high cost or inconvenience? Check out these four options:

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Honeywood Boutique and Workspace — Workspace Tour

Name: Honeywood Boutique and Workspace

Location: Highland Park; Los Angeles, California

Size: 900 square feet

Years worked in: 1 year

You may recall your heart skipping a beat when you perused Vanessa’s breathtaking Eagle Rock home last year. Well, prepare the defibrillator because Vanessa and her boyfriend Charlie have outdone themselves once again with their Highland Park shop and workspace, Honeywood.

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How To Turn a Vintage Vanity Into a Desk — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

For years, I’ve wanted to get my hands on a vintage vanity and re-work it into a really functional workspace. So when my mom texted me a photo of this little beauty from a yard sale, I knew the time had come!

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Sou Fujimoto stacks aluminium boxes to form "nomadic house" installation in Paris

By Anna Winston

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has created an installation in Paris’ Jardins des Tuileries composed of suspended metal cubes and plants, for the FIAC art fair. (more…)

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David Chipperfield models Bally flagship store on 1920s Marcel Breuer interior

By Dan Howarth

British architect David Chipperfield has completed his first project for Swiss accessories brand Bally – the interior of a flagship boutique on London’s New Bond Street (+ slideshow). (more…)

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What Everyone (Including Renters) Should Know About Their Home

Even as a renter, certain household knowledge is a must. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have to pay for repairs or monitor your energy bills. Familiarization with the workings of your home helps you avoid major aggravation — or even disaster — later. So, don’t wait until you have a actual problem to scramble around, trying to figure things out. Here’s what you need to know:

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IKEA Halloween Commercial Parodies 'The Shining' — Design News

This clever ad from IKEA Singapore pays homage to the Stanley Kubrick classic, The Shining. The Halloween spot, created by BBH Asia, touts the store’s late hours.

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