10 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Space

One of the biggest challenges of small space living is… where does all the stuff go? If you feel like you’ve maxed out all your storage but you still have things that need a home, this post is for you. Here are ten often-overlooked spots where you can squeeze a little extra storage out of a small space.

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Michael Young relaunches PXR-5 watch that caused "queues blocking the corridors"

By Ray Murphy

Dezeen Watch Store: industrial designer Michael Young has launched an updated version of his iconic PXR-5 digital watch exclusively at Dezeen Watch Store. In this movie he explains how, 10 years on, he was still receiving regular requests to buy it. (more…)

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The Kings' Quirky Castle — House Tour

Name: Beth & Mr. King

Location: Lincoln Square; Chicago, Illinois

Size: 1,500 square feet

Years lived in: 7 years (3 as a couple); rented

When you live in a place where the foyer looks like it could have been transported directly from a castle, there’s a certain degree of solemnity that might be expected of you. Beth and Mr. King certainly have a level of taste that matches their regal surroundings, but their home is also filled with a great deal of levity, nonchalance, and, yes, downright silliness.

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5 Tips for a Better Roadtrip

Living a little over 350 miles north of my home town Los Angeles, in San Francisco, I find myself making the 7+ hour drive on a pretty regular basis. While I love a good road trip, I’m not going to lie, the commute can get pretty tiring. Here are a few tips that make it a little easier:

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Tips From Our Tours: Creating Private Space in Studios or Lofts

An open space in a loft or studio can be both a blessing or a curse. The openness allows you to take liberties with the layout and make decisions that work best for your lifestyle, but it can be a challenge figuring out how to maximize space and distinguish between different living areas. Here are some tips from our tours that show real life examples of how people take on this challenge!

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Flux bicycle kit by Offer Canfi wirelessly charges electronic devices

By Dan Howarth

Royal College of Art graduate Offer Canfi has envisioned a future for cycling in which inductive bicycle lanes could be used to wirelessly charge electric bikes and other devices on the go. (more…)

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My Cats Are Eating My Succulents! Help? — Good Questions

Q: Hi! I love having plants in the house, particularly succulents, since they are gorgeous and easy to take care of. However, my cats have picked up the habit of eating them! They aren’t toxic plants, thank goodness, but it’s not good for them and now my cacti are chewed little stubs. Any suggestions on places to put the plants out of their extremely athletic and acrobatic reach or other ways to make them stop chewing? Thanks!

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How To Be the Best Gift-Giver Ever

Waking up on Christmas morning as a kid was like, well… waking up on Christmas morning. Presents. Presents everywhere! But now as an adult, I know the old maxim to be true: It really is better to give than to receive. Nothing feels better than presenting a much-adored gift to a nephew, sister or friend that you love. Finding the right gift is all about knowing where to look.

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Trend Alert: Ombre Bookcases

Ombre has been everywhere for the better part of two years. Hair. Walls. Clothing. Desks. And now bookcases. It’s definitely a DIY worth hacking, but these relatively affordable options are pretty stunning alternatives.

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Before & After: Outdoor Umbrella Sees The Light of Day

Ashley had a very faded striped pastel umbrella that she could have easily jettisoned. Instead, she took a little inspiration from this Urban Outfitters umbrella, budgeted about $20 for her version, and gave it a little makeover…

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