Before & After: A Card Catalog Gets Character

As all DIYers know, sometimes the flea market is just not your friend. Yari had visions of finding a vintage library file to buy and restore for her home office, but after months of searching, she realized it just wasn’t in the cards. So she bought this new but plain Jane chest and really put her own spin on it.

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Rotating rooms give Sharifi-ha House by Next Office a shape-shifting facade

By Luke Tebbutt

Sharif-ha House by Nextoffice

Swivelling pods allow the owners of this house in Tehran to adapt to Iran’s fluctuating temperatures by opening up rooms in summer, or turning them inwards during winter. (more…)

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Don't Make This Common Mistake in the Kitchen — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? The One Mistake Every Beginner Makes in the Kitchen

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Kate Moss' left breast used to shape Champagne glass

By Dan Howarth

34 Kate Moss Champagne Coupe

News: a London restaurant has created a Champagne coupe from a mould of British model Kate Moss’ breast. (more…)

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Au Pain Doré bakery by Naturehumaine features slatted wood ceiling

By Dan Howarth

Wooden planks add warmth to the otherwise monochrome interior of this bakery and coffee shop in Montreal by local architects Naturehumaine (+ slideshow). (more…)

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FAM Architekti's Lake Cabin provides a waterside retreat in a Czech forest

By Alyn Griffiths

This wedge-shaped cabin in the Czech Republic, by Prague studio FAM Architekti, has a folding screen set into one of its slatted timber facades to open the interior out to a nearby lake (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Alicja Prussakowska's Tilia coat stand resembles upended wooden skis

By Katie Treggiden

Kraków designer Alicja Prussakowska has designed a dual-purpose coat stand that provides storage for outerwear and hallway seating (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Zaha Hadid's Wangjing Soho complex nears completion in Beijing

By Amy Frearson

These new images by German photographer Robert Herrmann show the near-complete external structures of Zaha Hadid’s Wangjing Soho complex, which is scheduled to open later this year in Beijing (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Urban Death Project Wants to Turn You to Compost — Design News

Even after we die, we keep adding to our carbon footprint. 90,000 tons of steel, 4 million acres of trees, and 750,000 gallons of formaldehyde are used in the funeral industry each year. For a more sustainable solution, Katrina Spade started the Urban Death Project to turn the deceased into compost. She won a fellowship to build her first prototype in Seattle.

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Before & After: IKEA Cutting Board to Industrial End Table — Ikea Hackers

I’ve been having a bear of a time finding a set of side tables that fit next to my couch and don’t look terrible. I also love a good DIY project — especially one that can be finished over a weekend — so I was pretty excited to see this cool set of DIY side tables made from IKEA cutting boards and plumbing pipes.

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