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This Dream Job Will Literally Pay You to Shop
We’re obsessed with their online coupon deals, but here’s another reason to drop everything and immediately head over to RetailMeNot: The company is hiring its first Shopping Specialist. This means you can officially thumb your nose at those stiff, unimaginative sticks in the mud who doubted your ability to make a career out of a shopping habit. But first things first.
Jul 23, 2019
This Tiny Scandi-Insipired Playhouse Is Both Whimsical and Modern
The Ilo Playhouse takes its design cues from Scandinavian cabins, built with environmental consciousness and durability in mind.
Jul 22, 2019
This Colorful Vinyl Tile Is a Pixellated Rainbow For Your Floors
The pixel pattern is a modern spin on the nostalgic graphic style
Jul 19, 2019
This Couple Had an Engagement Shoot at Olive Garden (Yes, There Were Breadsticks)
Because when you're here, you're family.
Jul 19, 2019
Target Released Its Halloween Decor, and Now We Need a Disco Ball Skull
Target recently launched its super popular “Hyde and Eek” boutique, which offers various spook-tacular items like treats, accents and figurines, animated decor, skeletons, skulls, and party supplies.
Jul 19, 2019
This Cube Pillow Is Here to Solve Your Side-Sleeper Problems
Here to assist side-sleepers everywhere with getting those recommended seven to eight hours of nightly shuteye is the PillowCube, the self-professed “bed for your head.”
Jul 18, 2019
Here’s How You Can Stay Overnight in the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile
For the first time since the hot dog on wheels’ 1936 debut, the company will allow its supporters to experience how it feels to be human wiener comfortably wedged in a larger-than-life bun.
Jul 17, 2019
If You Don’t Have a Screened-In Patio, This Clever Mosquito Chair is the Next Best Thing
So you can have a hot girl summer, not swat girl summer.
Jul 12, 2019
This Whimsical 200 Square Foot Treehouse Is What We Wished We Had as a Kid
It takes the perfect combination of childhood nostalgia and architectural whimsy to envision an arboreal abode as magical as this.
Jul 10, 2019
This 106 Square Foot Prefab Cabin Is the Only Way We Want to Camp
The off-grid cabin is the ideal dwelling for your next nature escape.
Jul 10, 2019
Twitter Is LOLing Over This ‘Portable’ $4,000 Hot Tub
It has been dubbed everything from a giant molcajete to a human soup bowl.
Jul 9, 2019
These 3D Printed Lamps Are Inspired by Nature, and One Can Even Be Used as a Planter
3D-printed lighting marketplace Gantri is breathing new life and light into the summer season.
Jul 9, 2019
Target Gets an A+ For These Teacher Discounts This Month
One of our favorite stores is preparing to give educators a much-needed break on their back-to-school expenses.
Jul 3, 2019
IKEA Is Building Affordable Sustainable Homes in the UK
The 162 homes will be "genuinely affordable."
Jul 3, 2019
Pete Wentz Lists His Encino Home, and Thnks fr th Mmrs
If we had to compile a general list of things to do when you attain rock star status, one task would definitely include acquiring and selling at least one extravagant mansion (bonus points for selling it to another celebrity). The latest musician hoping to achieve this luxury lifestyle feat is Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, who recently placed his Encino home on the market. The single-level, gated residence is listed at $2,395,000, which is slightly more than the $1.
Jul 2, 2019
Steve Martin Is Selling the House Next Door, So You Can Be His Neighbor
The next owner may eventually befriend one of the Three Amigos.
Jul 1, 2019
This Kickstarter Project Is Part Chair, Part Closet—And It’s Perfect For Your Lazy, Clothes-Tossing Self
In case you’re still judging yourself for using furniture as a makeshift clothes rack, here’s a reason to shirk your shame immediately: a coat check chair. The tagline for the Kickstarter project sums it up nicely: “Your closet. Reinvented. Into an iconic designer chair. Let your closet join the party.
Jun 29, 2019
This 527 Square Foot Pine Flat in France Is What Modern Wine Country Dreams Are Made Of
A space-maximizing combination of windows and high ceilings give this fab fourth-floor tiny apartment in France the appearance of having just as much square footage as it does charm and style. Dubbed the Pine Flat, the 527-square-foot flat was designed by French architecture firm A6A. The cozy pad is located in the country’s world-famous wine region of Bordeaux inside of a 19th century building.
Jun 29, 2019
This Former Mining Bus Is Now a Tiny Home on Wheels
Who could’ve predicted that living in a bus would be considered #homegoals? Well, when you get a tour of Buster, a former mining company bus-turned-decked out home, it’s not difficult to envision yourself setting up shop inside of a repurposed vehicle. Another one of Paved to Pines’ projects, Buster is one of those conversions that elicits an instant chorus of “oohs and aahhs,” and “When can I move in?
Jun 28, 2019
These Prefab Treehouses Were Inspired By Cartoons
This is probably among the dreamiest treehouses on the planet.
Jun 28, 2019
IKEA Has a Custom Sofa Tool and Twitter Has Shared Some Hilarious Options
When’s the last time you ventured over to #FurnitureTwitter? Don’t let the hashtag fool you: This home-centric corner of the web isn’t as bland as it sounds, especially since IKEA now allows you design your own sofa online, and some sofa artists have created truly hilarious masterpieces.  If you’ve never used it, here’s how the customized planning tool works: It gives users the options of size, color and layout.
Jun 27, 2019
This IKEA Location Will Take Your Old Bedding to Help Shelter Animals
The effort is to minimize waste and improve the lives of our furry, four-legged friends.
Jun 24, 2019
This Prefab Artist Cabin in New Zealand Is an Off-Grid Retreat
The prefab cabin is on a peaceful, remote spot in New Zealand.
Jun 24, 2019
IKEA Is Selling Hats Made From Their Iconic Shopping Bags
We typically look to our favorite Swedish furniture retailer for all of our home accessorizing needs, but there’s a fashion item IKEA is selling that could help some do the same for their wardrobes. The IKEA bucket hat is officially for sale, proving that there’s a market for consumers looking to inject a shot of Swedish retailer blue into their wardrobe all while making it clear where their furniture-buying allegiances lie.
Jun 20, 2019
Glenn Close’s Bedford Hills Estate Is Country House Perfection
Emmy Award-winning actress Glenn Close recently listed her longtime New York residence for $3.6 million. After spending 30 years at the Bedford Hills estate known as Beanfield, Close is looking to sell the property, which served as the backdrop of her daughter’s wedding ceremony just last year. Located just an hour outside of Manhattan, the farmhouse sits on 10.8 acres of tree and meadow-filled space.
Jun 20, 2019
A Firefighter Calls This Converted Schoolbus Home
A firefighter from Toronto now calls a school bus his home. Dubbed The Doghouse, the 38′ Thomas Built conversion is one of the coolest homes on wheels. Van and “skoolie” conversion company Paved to Pines performed the spectacular upgrade from vintage vehicle to chic, tiny home, outfitting the interior with all of the amenities required to suit their client’s desire to have a combined travel/living space that can be used for wine tours and mobile dog rescue efforts.
Jun 19, 2019
Spending Just Two Hours Per Week in Nature Can Improve Your Well-Being, a New Study Says
While technology certainly does its part in making life easier, existing in the modern world also means coping with unique sources of stress and anxiety. From feeling the constant need to stay connected to our devices for fear of missing out (or being missed) to the desire to keep track of every trending topic on social media, it becomes more and more challenging to prioritize one’s well-being.
Jun 19, 2019
Trying to Sleep on a Plane Is Hard, But This Tiny Packable Travel Blanket Will Make It More Comfortable
At some point, we’ve all tried to make a comfortable resting spot out a tiny airplane seat—a place that simply couldn’t measure up to the coziness of a bed. From using a rolled up jacket as a pillow to turning a long sweater into makeshift comforter, none of these temporary fixes quite compare to this multi-functional travel blanket known as The Layover, a new product currently funding on Kickstarter.
Jun 18, 2019
This $49 Costco-esque Membership Gets You 50% Off Plastic-Free Products for Life
Given the myriad issues we face with the current state of the environment, it’s become even more pertinent for society to focus on ways to collectively reduce the use of plastic, which has the icky tendency to hang around and pollute the environment for centuries after its original use. DIY alternatives are cool and all, but what if someone offered you a creative replacement to the plastic products—at a wholesale price?
Jun 17, 2019
IKEA’s Summer Sale Has Discounts Up to 50% Off
Cookouts and summertime go hand in hand, and with a very short window of time left before the arrival of the steamiest season of the year, party hosts and backyard chefs everywhere need to have their aprons and ample kitchenware on deck before sending out the invites. Here to help you prepare are two huge happenings: IKEA’s kitchen event and summer sale.
Jun 15, 2019
How, Exactly, Do You Get In This Skyscraper Infinity Pool?
‘Tis the season to take a dip in cool water or lay out with a drink in hand if only for the sole purpose of putting your super cute swimsuit on display. Yes, we’re talking about pool season, which for many, is one of the most anticipated activities during this sweltering time of year.  One place steel-nerved people will be clamoring to go for a swim in the future is this mind-boggling 360-degree pool infinity pool that’s set to be constructed on top of a London skyscraper.
Jun 15, 2019
IKEA’s Saint Heron Collab Isn’t Debuting Until 2021, But At Least We Have This Weird, Cool Floor Lamp
This week marks almost a year to the date that IKEA announced its highly anticipated collaboration with Solange Knowles’ Saint Heron company, and now the Scandinavian home goods retailer is back with an update about its creative partnership with the multi-faceted entertainer’s inclusive cultural hub.
Jun 14, 2019
This 236 Square Foot Prefab Treehouse Takes Just Days to Assemble
Some of us have long desired to scratch “build a treehouse” off of our to-do lists but the logistics combined with lack of know-how and plain old procrastination quickly relinquished the idea back to the “childhood dream” category from whence it came. But it doesn’t have to stay there! This lovely prefab treehouse proves that honing your arboreal architecture skills may be easier than it looks.
Jun 14, 2019
This Renter-Friendly Solar Panel Hangs In Your Window and Charges Your Devices
From someone who’s gone through (read: mercilessly destroyed) her fair share of chargers, I’m all on board for any contraption that can keep my phone’s battery from constantly hovering between 25% and “You’ve been warned. I’m dying now.” And if this magical invention didn’t require electricity to function and be sustainable, it would be love at first charge.
Jun 13, 2019
The Most Popular Cat Names of 2019 Might Surprise You
We can safely say that the following list of most popular cat names of 2019 is something that only people are concerned about, since cats know their names but decide to ignore you. Since we know plenty of fur parents put a ton of thought into choosing suitable cat monikers (from using pet name generators to seeking cat-naming advice from animal experts), let’s dive right into some of this year’s most common cat names as revealed by UK cat homing organization Cats Protection.
Jun 13, 2019
You Don’t Have To Be a College Student To Love Urban Outfitters’ New Dorm Collection
Here to prove that preparation is one of the major keys to success is Urban Outfitters’ On Campus 2019 collection. Not to worry, though: the super hip retailer definitely isn’t trying to kill anyone’s summer vibes. Instead, they just want college-bound peeps to ease into the forthcoming semester with a stylish, comfy dorm instead of crash landing on campus without a suitably decorated space to settle into.
Jun 12, 2019
Artists Reimagine Famous Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings as Vintage Travel Posters
In an event that combines history, architecture and artwork under one roof, a pop up art show inspired by iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is set to debut in New York City. Hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Spoke Art Gallery, “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless” features artwork by more than 12 artists from around the globe.
Jun 10, 2019
IKEA’s New Collection of Foldable Furniture Makes It So Easy To Move
With IKEA’s annual Democratic Design Days happening in Sweden last week, information on all the new collections and collaborations are rolling out quicker than this robot can assemble an IKEA chair. The Scandinavian retailer has good news for folks who are constantly on the move: RÅVAROR, a new line of items that briskly transforms small spaces into smart spaces, and packs up just as easily.
Jun 10, 2019
This Window Converts to a Balcony in Seconds
Sometimes staring out of a window isn’t enough to soothe the senses and clear the mind, which is explains why there’s a sitting on the roof trope we often see played out in our favorite TV shows and films. It appears to be quite peaceful up there, but unfortunately not all homes are equipped with such easy rooftop access. However, window manufacturer Velux has made it so that your skylights can do double duty.
Jun 10, 2019
Need to Blow Off Steam? Public Punching Bags Pop Up Around NYC
We have those classic “bang head here” desk signs and tension balls to help people relieve stress on the job, but Georgia-based design studio studio dtttww (an acronym for don’t take this the wrong way)  recently came up with an invention that encourages humans to blow off some steam in public—in a healthy and (presumably) safe way.
Jun 7, 2019
This Countertop Dryer Dries Your Laundry in Just 15 Minutes
On the hierarchy of clothes-related crises, nothing grates more than having to forego stepping out in a smashing ensemble simply because you forgot to dry a piece of clothing ahead of time. For those of us who know this soppy scenario all too well, this Kickstarter campaign for a fast-working countertop tumble dryer just might offer a solution we’ve been looking for.
Jun 6, 2019
These Are the Best Budget Beach Vacation Rentals, Starting at $15 per Person
If you haven’t already started planning your beach getaway, what are you even doing with your life? Perhaps you’re paralyzed with indecision from looking at all the wonderful beach vacation options (because how can you possibly choose one location?) or you’re scouring the internet and cringing at how expensive summer travel arrangements are. Fortunately, there’s an antidote to both of these issues: Vrbo’s breakdown of best value beach destinations for 2019.
Jun 3, 2019
IKEA and Tom Dixon Are Out to Prove Urban Gardening Can be Beautiful and Functional
The Farmers Almanac tells us what to plant in our gardens and the best times to place seeds in the soil, but the urban gardening collaboration between Tom Dixon and IKEA asks us to reconsider where and how we put our green thumbs to work in order to yield results that prioritize our health and the environment. The British designer and the home goods brand recently brought the experimental project named Gardening Will Save the World to life at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.
May 31, 2019
Matisse-Inspired Wallpaper Celebrates the Artist’s 150th Birthday
If you subscribe to the motto, “Life is way too short to have boring walls,” we have some good news. The folks over at MuralsWallpaper have left us no choice but to abide by that non-negotiable design mantra. With the release of its Henri Matisse-inspired Naïve Shapes wallpaper collection, art lovers and bland wall owners alike can now ensure that their partitions easily live up to their full creative capacity.
May 28, 2019
This Vintage Airstream Park in Texas Is Offering Discount Rentals on Kickstarter
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been eyeing those Airstream trailer hotels for quite some time now but haven’t had the gall to just book a stay and go already. So the fact that there’s yet another of these super cool spots in the works is a sign from the universe that we (me and all the other vacation procrastinators out there) should pack our bags and prepare to spend a few fabulous nights in a vintage trailer.
May 25, 2019
This Under $10 Product Is for People Who Hate Touching the Toilet Seat
Even if you’ve memorized bathroom cleaning hacks and perhaps invested in a self-cleaning toilet that dutifully discards waste and disinfects itself at the same time, it’s still cringe-worthy to have to touch the seat to lift and lower. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution to this commode-related conundrum: an anti-microbial toilet seat handle called the the Lifty Loo.
May 23, 2019
Airbnb Is Partnering with 23andMe, So Let Your DNA Plan Your Next Trip
Vacation planning becomes infinitely less stressful after you determine the when, where and how. If you typically accomplish those travel-related tasks via a standard Google search, by using your favorite travel app, with suggestions from friends and family, or pure wanderlust, congrats on making these tried-and-true methods work.   In the spirit of innovation, however, 23andMe and Airbnb have teamed up to introduce a new approach to sorting out the details of your next trip.
May 23, 2019
This Sculpture Is Made of 5,000 Droplets That Collect Rainwater
In a stunning example of nature-inspired artistry, John Grade adopted rain and snow as the creative collaborators for his installation Reservoir. Situated in Italy’s Arte Sella sculpture park, the eye-catching piece hangs above a clearing in the middle of a pine tree grove where it collects precipitation. To call Reservoir intricate is an understatement: It’s comprised of 5,000 individually heat-formed transparent droplets, each of them enveloped in a steam-bent wood covering.
May 21, 2019