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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Paulina Lenoir's Excessively Long Shoes force wearers to slow their pace

By Jessica Mairs

Graduate shows 2015: Central Saint Martins graduate Paulina Lenoir has designed a pair of comically long shoes that force wearers to reconsider their daily routes and pace (+ movie). (more…)

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5 Quick Rental Fixes for the Bedroom

Decorating a rental can be tough, but we’re often so focused on wrestling with the rooms we can’t do much about — such as the kitchen and bathroom — that we ignore those we can. The bedroom, for example, is rife with possibilities for quick and easy upgrades. Read on for five ways to make your rental bedroom shine.

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Emily's Bright & Artful Bed-Stuy Apartment — House Tour

Name: Emily North

Location: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Size: Approximately 600 square feet

Years lived in: 4 years; Rented

Emily North is a multimedia artist and her colorful home is a great reflection of that. In a one-bedroom apartment with an open kitchen and living room floor plan, she works with blocks of color to designate areas and brighten up the original details of a rental.

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Before & After: Plain Patio to Secret Garden

When Danielle’s side yard was about to be paved over by management, she saved as many plants as she could. She then looked to her apartment’s small, enclosed patio, transforming it into an outdoor oasis:

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