I-da Arquitectos sinks holiday apartments into the Portuguese countryside

By Jessica Mairs

The two main buildings of this Portuguese holiday complex by I-da Arquitectos are dug into a hillside, partly burying them in the sloping terrain (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Historic Paris Home Gets Comic Book Burst — Design News

Pow! Artist and architect Didier Faustino installed a comic-style orange starburst at La Maison Bloc in Paris. Continuing the 26-year tradition of creating installations at the concrete and stone home, Faustino also has a lighting installation set up inside.

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Alison's Style Scouting: In Which My Dad Sits In A Womb Chair For The Very First Time — Liveblogging the Style Cure

“It’s not comfortable.” “It’s famous Dad, it’s called the Womb Chair.” “Oh… wait… am I sitting in it upside down?” Welcome back to the great Dad and Daughter Style Cure for 2014. This week, I went on a treasure hunting expedition with my style-free-zone Dad, in an attempt to get some kind of idea as to how he would like to decorate what he is now referring to as his “Man Cave,” the bedroom he will be kicked into by my mother if he snores too much.

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The Ultimate Guide to Halloween: Decorations, Costumes, Party & Craft Ideas

Here’s everything, and we mean EVERYTHING you need to get inspired for Halloween. It’s a collection of some of our greatest holiday ideas and finds for decorations, costumes, parties and crafts — all in one place. Check it out and make this October 31st your best one yet!

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Soothe a Sore Throat With These 10 Recipes — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 10 Recipes to Soothe a Sore Throat

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Alison's Interview: Dad Meets Design — Liveblogging the Style Cure

This year’s Cure isn’t for me, it’s for my Dad. Recently retired, not quite sure what to do with himself, and kicked out of his bedroom because he snores too much — it’s time Dad gets a little space for himself. But how do you get a straight answer about style out of someone who, in his own words, defines his own look as “embarrassing?”

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Your Weekend Homework: Go On a Style Scouting Outing — The Style Cure: Assignment #2

When was the last time your homework was to hit your favorite spots around town (or the web) for some professional-level inspiration scouting? Well, it is now! It should definitely be a good time, but don’t underestimate its importance. The images you’ll gather will help you to confidently build your design plan and you’ll be discovering more about your decor preferences while getting ideas that you can pull from later – it’s like getting a glimpse of your future style!

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Biennale Interieur 2014 award winners realise bar concepts at Kortrijk Xpo

By Dan Howarth

Interieur 2014: the winners of the spaces category at this year’s Interieur Awards have built their concept bar proposals in the halls of Kortrijk Xpo for the biennial design event. (more…)

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"California Confused," "Bougie Boho," "Golden Girl on Acid" & Other Decor Styles You Didn't Know Existed

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Kelly’s Cozy Chic Studio

It can be hard to put a label on your home’s style – sometimes categories like “modern” “vintage” or even “eclectic” fall far short of conveying your home’s essence and personality. But that shouldn’t keep you from trying. Here’s how 20 house tour participants self-described, with humor and flair, their home’s style in unique and often very specific terms.

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Future tourists could "travel the virtual world instead of the physical"

By Ben Hobson

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: advances in 3D-scanning technology could enable virtual tourism by providing a “life-like experience” of faraway places says architect Pernilla Ohrstedt (+ movie). (more…)

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