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Show Off Your Colorful Style Now: Enter the Room for Color Contest — Room for Color 2014

The Room for Color contest, sponsored by Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams, is our annual contest of reader rooms and we want to see YOUR colorful style. All you need is 5 good photos and a...


How Scientists Generate Electricity from a Silk Moth Cocoon

Did you know that the cocoon membranes of a silk moth contain trace amounts of several elements such as sodium, chlorine, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium and copper, as well as car...


Monitor stand from KVISSLE bookends

Materials: KVISSLE bookends Saw your monitor stand and was going make the same then I found the bookends. The work great and no sawing. Just have to bend them for a tighter fit on the thi...


10 New Ways to Re-Upholster Old Furniture

Nothing perks up an old piece of furniture quite like new upholstery. If you're looking for a chair or sofa that will make a statement, something a little out of the ordinary, take a ga...


Now at 2Modern: 3 New Makers

As part of our continued focus on emerging American makers, we’re highlighting the work of three new 2Modern design brands: Pot Inc.: A self-described plant art and exterior design ...


Dropped Slats

<!-- insert ads is firing -->Vickie Wuellner from Lenexa Christian Center in Lenexa, Kansas brings us these tall hanging slat design pieces. This design was done using what they had on...


I Got Healthier This Summer in 10 Seconds a Day

Of course I always want to practice healthy habits but, you know, life, amiright? Even so, I recently implemented one tiny change that is so stupidly easy I don't know how I wait...


Next project – The Hallway (Plus, Meet My Dog, Boo!)

Many people have asked me over the last month or so which room in my house I’m going to be working on next.  I had though that I would tackle the breakfast room next, but then I dec...


Ace Hotel Hosts New York Fashion Week Show by Artists-in-Residence — Design News

Ace Hotel New York continues its tradition of hosting artists-in-residence this Fashion Week. Instead of partnering with outside brands, four art collectives created in-room design modu...


Ford and Hyundai Are Both Working on Prius-Killing Hybrid Cars

The internet is abuzz with news that Ford and Hyundai are currently working on new dedicated hybrid models that will compete with the top-selling Toyota Prius. Both Ford and Hyundai do cu...


Snøhetta entices bees into Oslo with honey-coloured Vulkan Beehives

Norwegian architecture studio Snøhetta has designed a series of wooden hives for the roof of an Oslo food court to encourage bees to take up residence i...


Chopsticks: Andrew Cheng Designs Beech Side Tables Inspired By Traditional Asian Utensils

San Francisco-based industrial designer Andrew Cheng designed Chopsticks, a series of side tables with simple and slight profiles. Inspired by the two-toned lacquer used on chopsticks to ...


Tell Us: Are You a Daily or a Weekly Cleaner...and Why?

In my quest to get it together be a little more organized, I've been looking around at different cleaning schedules and checklists. In an attempt to find one that suits my needs, I've ...


The BFI Announces the 2014 Semi-Finalists for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Algal Turf Scrubbing After spending years studying natural solar bio-energy in Caribbean coral reefs, Walter H. Adey, PhD. developed Algal Turf Scrubber, a biomimetic system that generate...


SPONSORED POST: Creating a Room For All 5 Senses: Red Honeysuckle — Sponsored by Glade®

We don't usually talk about scent when it comes to designing an interior. But research shows that fragrance has a significant impact on mood, and isn't decorating your home fundament...


CUBE Transforms an Old Storeroom into t’Park, an Indoor Oasis for Amsterdam

Although indoors, CUBE’s t’Park is meant to have the peacefulness and playfulness of a green park, inviting the public to enjoy its grounds. With a park for inspiration, the interior was ...


HOUSE TOUR :: A WHARF WEEKEND GETAWAY

I can hardly believe it’s nearly Labor Day weekend. The true mark of the end of summer, I’m determined to make it count, so we’ve been hunting around a bit for last-minu...


Fun Finds for an End-of-Summer Picnic

With rising temps and the thought of fall just around the corner, August is the perfect time to indulge in some quality time outdoors and what better way to do so than a (stylish) lit...


Apartment Therapy Contributor Style: Erin's Own Bathroom

Of all the rooms in my home my bathroom is the one I was least inclined to share in this "behind the blog" contributor house tour. It's not what you're thinking, I like my bathroom, it ...



Before & After: Michelle's Subtley Striped Workspace — Decoration Project

Makeover by: Michelle In the small space that we had to work with we added screen moulding (You can find it in the millwork department at your local hardware store. It comes in len...


TRENDING: THE FISH OF THE MOMENT? KOI

As the saying goes, it takes three things to make a trend. With smaller, micro-trends bubbling up at the NY NOW show, there are a few worth noting. The new fish du jour? Koi, of course. I...


Window Treatment Ideas for Tiny, High Stained Glass Window? — Good Questions

Q: I’m trying to figure out a good window dressing that will allow us to enjoy the stained glass when we want to, but be able to block it out for when we watch TV. I’m wondering if this...


oh pregnancy...

I'm not gonna lie guys, being pregnant can be really unfun. I do like being pregnant most of the time...I love the feeling of a growing baby inside your belly, people are really extra nic...


Happy Cheap house by Tommy Carlsson is a prototype for low-cost prefab homes

Swedish architect Tommy Carlsson has completed an affordable prefabricated home near Stockholm that is clad in corrugated iron and resembles a cube with...