Damien Hirst Opens His Own Gallery — Design News

British artist Damien Hirst is opening his own gallery in London. The inaugural exhibit opens in September.

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Here's How to Get a Sunday-Style Home Every Day of the Week

Ahhh. Who doesn’t love Sundays. It’s a time made for leisure, lounging and fun. But don’t you want to feel that way every day in your home? Here’s how.

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Gables and courtyards help children's hospital building by Keppie appear more welcoming

By Alyn Griffiths

Gabled brick buildings surround quiet courtyards to create an intimate and comforting environment for the families of sick children at this facility on a hospital campus in Glasgow, Scotland (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Contekst combines oak, stone and concrete inside a minimal Belgian house

By Alyn Griffiths

Textured stone and wood surfaces are oriented both horizontally and vertically to emphasise spaces within this house for two doctors in Belgium (+ slideshow). (more…)

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New Pinterest board: graduate shows

By Ross Bryant

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It’s graduate shows season, so we’ve pinned our favourite projects by architecture and design students past and present onto a new Pinterest board. A do-it-yourself tattoo machine, non-toxic replacement for moulded plastic and a proposal to construct architecture for atheists are all included.

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Best of: Repurposed Pallets for Your Outdoor Space

Repurposing pallets isn’t exactly a brand-new idea, but their versatility means that the repurposing possibilities are endless. If you’re on a super tight budget or really like the rustic look, pallets are perfect for outdoor projects because they’re rugged, straightforward, and affordable (or free!). Here are my picks for the most creative, well-done, and attractive pallet ideas for your outdoor space.

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Shingle-clad house by Bates Masi Architects mimics Long Island potato barns

By Jessica Mairs

Bates Masi Architects reference Long Island’s traditional potato barns with this cedar-shingled home made up of several gabled blocks, which feature chimneys nestled into rooftop recesses (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Camp Crafts: Remember These Classic DIYs?

You might be stuck working inside this summer but you can still relive one of your favorite camp pastimes: the crafts! We’re feeling pretty nostalgic about these tutorials that have us revisiting some of our favorite camp crafts. Stock up on Kool-aid and graham crackers and get ready to DIY your heart out.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Successful Summer Celebrations: Tips for Guests & Party Planning Ideas for Hosts

There are a lot of things to celebrate in the summer. Whether you’re throwing (or attending) Fourth of July celebrations later this weekend or you are staring at a ton of party and wedding invitations on your fridge right now, read through these dos and don’ts of successful summer celebrating. You might find yourself enjoying the art of entertaining more and getting more out of the gatherings you attend!

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Colorful Accessories Under $50

If you ask me, bright, saturated colors are the color of happy. And who doesn’t want their home to be a little happier? I’ve rounded up some favorite finds that will bring a little extra dose of cheer to your space — and they’re all under $50.

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