Why I've Gone Back to Paper for Scheduling My Days

I use Google Calendar for a broad monthly view of appointments and activities and ToDoist for lists and to check off particular tasks that need to get done (especially if I need reminders). Having these apps on my phone means that this information is with me all the time, but neither offers a sufficiently time-based solution for managing the actual hours in my day. Enter my planner. Here’s why having it all on paper is awesome…

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Layered vs. Cluttered: How To Have Your Stuff & Display It Too

One person’s normal stuff is another person’s abhorrent clutter and the threshold is different for everyone. Some prefer a bounty of visual treasure that engages the eye, and others want a minimalist look that feels soothing. If you’re worried about your maximalist tendencies, there are tricks to editing your space that don’t scare your brain needlessly. Learn how to straddle the line (wherever you think it should be), and keep your left eye from twitching with discomfort.

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Andrew Blauvelt named director of Detroit's Cranbrook Art Museum

By Alan G Brake

Andrew Blauvelt Cranbrook Art Museum

Design curator Andrew Blauvelt has been appointed director of the Cranbrook Art Museum in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills. (more…)

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A Gorgeous 16th Century Apartment with a Modern Soul — HomeLife

To my friends in Houston, the building where I live in New York is old because it dates back more than 100 years, but I doubt that would impress the couple who live in this 16th century Italian palazzo. Europeans are used to living with old things, which might help to explain the boldness and seeming effortlessness with which they blend old and new.

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5 Things Holding You Back From Creating a Truly Great Home

Want a truly great home? However you define a truly great home for you, there are a few things that can hold anybody back from achieving a great space that brings them peace, motivates them and is a place they love being in. Peruse this list to see if any of these items are keeping you from creating the kind of space you’d like to have.

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Fabrica designers display fruit in unusual ways with Tutti Frutti glass sculptures

By Dan Howarth

Maison&Objet 2015: designers at Italian research studio Fabrica have created a set of glass sculptures for presenting fruit. (more…)

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15 Party Perfect Dishes For Labor Day Weekend — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Recipe Roundup: 15 Dishes To Dole Out On Labor Day

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Job of the week: 3D architect at Studio Fuksas

By Natalie Blackburn

Dezeen Jobs architecture and design recruitment

Our job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for a 3D architect at Studio Fuksas, which has been selected to design a major new convention centre in Canberra (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

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Drone movie shows Foster + Partners' Apple Campus 2 beginning to rise out of the ground

By Anna Winston

An unofficial drone movie shot over the site of the new Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, California, shows the latest progress on Foster + Partners‘ “doughnut” office design (+ movie). (more…)

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Blackened timber cabins by Cheshire Architects overlook the Tasman Sea

By Jessica Mairs

This pair of charred timber holiday homes by Cheshire Architects stand on the side of a hill in New Zealand that slopes down to the Tasman Sea (+ slideshow). (more…)

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