Elizabeth's Urban Cabin — House Tour

Name: Lenora Elizabeth Curbo

Location: Northeast Los Angeles, California

Size: 1,150 square feet; 2 bedroom/2 bath

Years lived in: 2 years; Rented

It’s hard to imagine a spot as serene as Elizabeth’s rustic bungalow existing mere minutes from Downtown Los Angeles. Her sweet 1920s home is nestled in the hills of El Sereno, an up-and-coming suburb of Los Angeles, and feels like a secret mountain retreat amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Neri Oxman creates wearable 3D-printed structures for interplanetary voyages

By Dan Howarth

Neri Oxman Stratasys

Neri Oxman’s team at MIT Media Lab has created four 3D-printed “wearable skins” designed to facilitate synthetic biological processes that might one day allow humans to survive on other planets. (more…)

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The Modern Mix: 10 Ways to Work Vintage Pieces into Modern Interiors

From Stadshem.

There’s no rule that says all the furniture in your house needs to come from the same era. In fact, embracing contrasting styles can give your home a liveliness and texture that rooms with all matchy-matchy furniture can’t touch. Here’s a little inspiration for incorporating more traditionally styled pieces into modern interiors. Time to hit the flea market (or grandma’s attic).

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Kim's Final Reveal: It's the Little Things — LIVEBLOGGING THE SYLE CURE

Part of my motivation behind doing the Style Cure this year was to reclaim our main living space. It has been a whirlwind of a year for us and we pack a lot of living into not a lot of square footage.

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This Photographer Took Portraits of College Grads Living at Home — Design News

Rising student loan debt and a weak economy mean more and more college graduates are moving back home with mom and dad. In his series Boomerang Kids, photographer Damon Casarez (a boomerang kid himself) shares portraits of people in this transitional situation.

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Ceramiche Refin launches graphic tiles with zigzagging grids

By Ray Murphy

Filo ceramic tiles by Ceramiche Refin

Dezeen promotion: Italian designers Alessandro and Francesco Mendini have reinterpreted a traditional orthogonal grid to create a new collection for tile brand Ceramiche Refin‘s research and development branch DesignTaleStudio. (more…)

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Best Social Media Platform For Furniture Makers? — Good Questions

Q: Hi, As an emerging professional furniture maker, I’m intrigued and confused by which online platform is best for showcasing my products and building my brand. A website seems outdated (ie. too 2000s) but I’m not sure which platform is best. Tumblr? Instagram? Facebook page?

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4 Ways to Inspire Wonder in Your Kids

Wonderment. The state of awe. And the starting place for creativity and delight. Sounds…wonderful? Then how do we increase wonderment in our kids’ lives? By surrounding them with things that inspire wonder, that’s how.

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Bernardo Bader sources wood from a local forest to build barn-like house in rural Austria

By Jessica Mairs

Timber window shutters align with the vertical strips of pale timber that clad this gabled house in the Austrian countryside, by local architects Bernardo Bader Architekten (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Holiday Travel: 10 Weekender Bags

Are you traveling this holiday season? I have a couple short trips planned and I’m always on the lookout for a good weekender bag; I love bags and I have also found that they make great gifts. Here are 10 that I am currently eyeing, but I would love to hear if you have a tried and true favorite.

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