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Biomimicry Design: What Can We Learn from Nature

There is a lot of buzz about Biomimicry design, this idea that Mother Nature is the ultimate engineer and her handiwork teaches us much about enduring, functional, efficient design.  Biomimicry is a philosophy, school of thought and design methodology that applies nature’s design principles to today’s design and engineering challenges. This infographic from RS Components […]

Handling A Tenant Inquiry Correctly

This is a contributed post with affiliate links If you own property, odds are that you’ll hope to rent it in full, or rent some of the rooms. This means that you’ll need to interface with prospective tenants sooner or later. In order to care for this process appropriately, you need to keep in mind […]

Finding Your Ideal Office Space

This is a contributed post with affiliate links When it comes to finding the ideal venue to conduct your business venture, there are a lot of different things you will need to consider. First of all, you will need to consider your budget, the type of business you will be conducting and the number of […]

Can You Afford To Do It Yourself?

This is a contributed post that contains affiliate links When more and more lifestyle influencers recommend embracing the DIY side of life, it’s easy for homeowners to fall into the trap of overconfidence. When the photos you found on social media or in your favorite magazine make it look simple, you can feel tempted into […]

Selling Your Home? How To Take The Stress Out Of It

This is a contributed post that contains affiliate links I get it. I don’t think anyone’s idea of fun would be to move house. Yes, it will be exciting for a small part of it. The idea of a new place, the next chapter in your life and the adventures you might have in your […]

Making Your Small Place Feel Like A Big Space

Few people are fortunate enough to live in their dream home, which means most of us have to make the best of our living situations. In many cases, this means living in a space that may be a little smaller than we would like. Unless you have serious storage, issues or have to share one […]

Japonism’s Influence in Fashion & Art

The American tour Kimono Refashioned: 1870s-Now! opens October 13, 2018 at the Newark Art Museum showcasing the impact of Japanese garments, textiles, design and aesthetics on global fashions created by internationally recognized designers such as John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen and Issey Miyake. The exhibition, co-organized by the Kyoto Costume […]

Generation X, the Underrated Trendsetter in Design

Gen X “Consciously Cool” Style Trends As a woman of a certain age, I’m part of Generation X, those between ages 35 and 50 years old, who are approaching the phase in life where they feel like they should’ve “arrived.” Career success, wealth or at least financial stability should be a fact of life rather […]

Stressing Out About Buying A Home? Here’s How To Handle It

This is a contributed post that contains affiliate links If you’re someone that has always wanted to buy their own home, when you start the process, you will often be really excited about it. But at the same time, you’ll know that buying a house is such a big deal. And because of that, it […]

Think Ahead: Summer Home Hacks To Ensure A Warm Winter

This is a contributed post that contains affiliate links During the warm summer season, it’s tempting to forget all your household worries by laying in the sunshine with a cool drink; and why not? You have every right to enjoy the sun and some relaxation time. However, you don’t want to venture into autumn and […]

Surefire Ways To Turn Off Potential Home Buyers

This is a contributed post with affiliate links Are you looking to turn away home buyers from your property? Are you keen to put as many obstacles in their way as possible? Are you content to never sell your home? We are assuming the answer to the questions posed is ‘no.’ However, if your home […]

The Housework That’s Perfect To Do In Summer

This is a contributed post that contains affiliate links We spend a lot of time outside when the summer springs on us. If we have a garden, we plant all kinds of colorful flowers and hopefully harvest some fruits and vegetables for summer soups and kebabs, or we go out into town or down to […]

The Best Ideas For Building A Beautiful Basement Bedroom

This is a contributed post that contains affiliate links Look around your home right now and ask yourself whether you are happy. If there is one place in the world that you should be happy, it’s the home that you live in. At some point, we all look around and wish for more space. Some […]

My Favorite Parisian Quirks & Charms

This summer, I visited Paris, not as a Design Tourist, but as a parent to show my children the city’s must-see landmarks, monuments, and museums.      Beyond the City of Lights’ obvious attractions, Paris has many quirks and charms that make it, well Paris. Here are my favorite idiosyncracies in the city. Architectural Lighting […]

Modern Bathroom Upgrades You Should Make

This is a contributed post that contains affiliate links If your home’s bathroom has seen better days and it’s beginning to look very tired right now, you should see what you can do to make it feel a little more alive. There are so many modern upgrades you can make, but some are more impactful […]

Why the Exterior of Your Home Matters as Much as the Interior

This is a contributed post with affiliate links A lot of people don’t realize just how important the exterior of their home is. They don’t believe that they should focus as much on it as they do the interior, and their reasoning is usually something along the lines of “I don’t see it as much, […]

How To Create A Beautiful Garden

If you have a house or you are looking to buy a house this year, one feature which you might love is your garden. A garden is a great way to express your creativity. When you are trying to create a beautiful garden for yourself and your family there are so many things you can […]

New Emojis for 2018 Have Designs on Conversations and Commerce

On July 17, the world celebrated National Emoji Day, yes. It’s a thing now. Emojis are morphing into a universal language of sorts and soon, 157 new emojis will join your smart device collection. These new emojis were approved for release by mid-2018 by the governing organization, Unicode bringing the grand total of emojis at […]