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Get Those Best Coast Vibes With CB2’s Fred Segal Collab
If California Cool is your go to aesthetic, you’re going to want to head to CB2 right now. The modern retailer just launched a collaboration with Los Angeles based label Fred Segal. Fred Segal is famously known for their denim, and the signature fabric makes an appearance in the 34 piece collection, most notably on pillows. There are a selection to choose from, featuring embroidery, distressing, and other classic jean treatments.
Aug 4, 2017
Home Depot Now Offers Interior Design Services
Thanks to a new exclusive partnership with virtual interior design service Laurel & Wolf, you can now DIY and decorate your home in one step through The Home Depot. Called the Home Depot Pro Referral Service, the program will integrate Home Depot’s existing Pro Referral service into Laurel & Wolf’s digital design platform, essentially referring its customers to Laurel & Wolf depending on their project needs, according to news from Architectural Digest.
Aug 3, 2017
Own One of These Six Lighthouses for Sale From Just $10,000
Do you have what it takes to buy a fixer-upper…lighthouse? The federal government seems to be having a fire sale on seaworthy structures, and six intrepid bargain-hunters can scoop them up this summer for a (fisherman’s) song — with auction prices starting at just $10,000. (No, this is not a whale’s tale.
Aug 3, 2017
What We’re Loving This Week: Lemon Wallpaper, an Affordable Light Fixture & More
Welcome to the Love List, a new series where Apartment Therapy editors share what they’re crushing on this week, whether it’s an article, a product, or something else entirely! Ever wonder what our editors are obsessing over? This week, some of the folks behind Apartment Therapy share their favorite finds, including some lovely lemon wallpaper, star patterned tile, a sports podcast, cheeky clutches, and more.
Aug 2, 2017
Amazon Hosts “Country’s Biggest Job Fair” Today
In what’s being dubbed the “country’s biggest job fair,” Amazon is looking to hire up to 50,000 people today. The e-commerce giant is opening the doors to applicants at several of its warehouse locations across the country. Between 8 am and noon local time on Wednesday, August 2, job seekers can apply, tour the facility, be interviewed, and potentially be hired on the spot.
Aug 2, 2017
The Property Brothers Debut a Furniture Line with Lowe’s
Is there anything the Property Brothers won’t try? Ever-popular celebrity twins Drew and Jonathan Scott tackle home renovations and makeovers on their plethora of HGTV shows, have a country band, and today they’ve announced that they’ve created a furniture line. The brothers teamed up with home improvement retailer Lowe’s for their first ever collection, called Scott Living.
Aug 1, 2017
Bath & Body Works Candle Explodes, Sends Texas Woman to ER
One Texas woman endured a harrowing experience last week when her Bath & Body Works candle unexpectedly erupted in 6-inch flames, engulfing her face and sending her to the emergency room with first and second degree burns. And the entire ordeal was all caught on a home surveillance video captured by her family’s Nest camera.
Aug 1, 2017
You Can Now Shop The Novogratz On Amazon
With seven kids, several collections, a plethora of books and TV shows, and often, at least one renovation going on at any given time, the Novogratz are a design duo that’s hardly one to rest on their laurels—or even rest. And they have something new to announce today: a partnership with Amazon for an e-commerce storefront.
Jul 31, 2017
Great News: Pottery Barn Is Expanding Their Small Spaces Collection
Good news: Pottery Barn just added new items to their small space collection, which debuted earlier this year. Check out some of the pieces below: Back in January, the retailer announced a collection of space conscious, multifunctional pieces that represented a new market for a brand that can often be associated with spacious suburban living. And it’s proving successful: What started out in just 15 stores is now expanding to 56 in “thoughtfully selected markets.
Jul 31, 2017
IKEA, Zara Win at PETA’s First Ever Vegan Homeware Awards
Shopping vegan might be easier than you think. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) announced this week the first ever winners of their Vegan Homeware Awards, and some big names are among the mix. “As demand for compassionate and sustainable homeware grows – in line with soaring interest in vegan living – the PETA Vegan Homeware Awards celebrate the best designs and innovations for a cruelty-free home,” the activist organization said in a press release.
Jul 30, 2017
Vera Bradley Launches Bedding
Fans of color, rejoice. The iconic maker of patterned quilted bags, Vera Bradley, has expanded into actual quilts. The company’s first line of bedding launched this week, and is already selling out. The floral meets pattern combo of a Vera Bradley bag gets a fresh twist for the bedroom, with playful paisleys, oversized poppies, and a pared down Swedish motif, to name a few. The line includes quilts, shams, duvet covers, and accent pillows ranging in price from $29.99 to $179.99.
Jul 29, 2017
Check Out This Insta-Worthy Vision for Central Park That Never Was
Slate Vault has uncovered some drawings for an alternate vision of one of America’s greatest public spaces: New York City’s Central Park.
Jul 29, 2017
Tesla’s Solar Roof Is Actually Cheaper Than a Normal Roof
Just under six months after announcing its Solar Roof, Tesla has finally put a price tag on those eco-friendly solar tiles that look like the real thing — and they’re actually really affordable. Orders are now being taken for the Tesla Solar Roof at a price of $21.85 per square foot, which is nearly 20 percent less than the cost of a normal roof — even without factoring in the energy savings.
Jul 29, 2017
Cash in the Casseroles: Your Vintage Pyrex Could Be Worth Big Bucks
Time to cash in those vintage casseroles, Pyrex lovers: it turns out that the hoard of collectibles hiding in your hutch could actually be worth beaucoup bucks. As NPR reports this week, some pieces of vintage Pyrex glassware are now selling for as much as $3,000 per piece.
Jul 28, 2017
Wardrobe Crisis Averted: Rent the Runway Launches Same-Day Delivery
Imagine being able to order a new-to-you outfit to wear to that thing tonight — in your size, plus a backup size — the same way you’d order groceries for tonight’s dinner from Instacart. And from just $30. That’s the genius idea behind Rent the Runway’s new Same-Day Delivery Service, launching today in NYC.
Jul 27, 2017
Target Announces They’re Ending Their Perks Pilot Program
Sad news for devoted Target shoppers: The Minnesota based retailer announced this week that they’re discontinuing their Cartwheel Perks loyalty program. Cartwheel Perks was introduced as a pilot program in five test markets last September, CNBC notes—Denver, Houston, San Diego, St. Louis and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Members who made in store purchases racked up points which, once a threshold was met, could be redeemed for items such as apparel, food, sunglasses, etc.
Jul 26, 2017
What We’re Loving This Week: Wallpaper Tape, Geometric Tile & More
Welcome to the Love List, a new series where Apartment Therapy editors share what they’re crushing on this week, whether it’s an article, a product, or something else entirely! Ever wonder what our editors are obsessing over? This week, some of the folks behind Apartment Therapy share their favorite finds, including a wallpaper/washi tape hybrid, the hot new clothing line from your fave plus size fashion bloggers, and more.
Jul 26, 2017
Snag Up to 60% Off Modern Design at Horne’s Warehouse Sale
We love Horne for their selection of stunning modern design, but we’re downright obsessed when it’s on deep discount. The retailer’s warehouse sale is going on right now, and you can snag items at prices that are 50 to 60 percent off.
Jul 25, 2017
3 New Ways to Make the Most of Amazon Prime (And Even Score Free Stuff)
Did you miss Prime Day? Don’t fret, bargain shoppers: Amazon has been quietly rolling out other programs. Between the new #TreasureTruck rolling through cities, starting with Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, to (essentially) free sample boxes and a new shoppable feed of photo stories called Spark, the retail giant wants to surprise and delight you with savings throughout the year — maybe even help you score a bunch of free stuff.
Jul 25, 2017
This Folding Mobile House Builds Itself In 10 Minutes
One company’s forward-thinking design represents a streamlined approach to the concept of “pack up and go.” In an apparent effort to reduce the number of people who lose their minds while moving, UK-based Ten Fold Engineering created a modular folding house that can build and deconstruct itself without the assistance of machinery or manual labor, an incredible feat that can be accomplished in only 10 minutes.
Jul 23, 2017
Un-branding is the New Black: Two Companies Compete to Become Our New Favorite Generics
As lovers of design, pretty packaging can sometimes be the thing that draws us to a product. But two new companies are betting they can forgo fancy branding and still draw us in by appealing to our wallets and our ethics, with high-quality all-natural products starting at $1.50.
Jul 22, 2017
Here Are The Winners Of the Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge
You came, you saw, you voted. Today, Annie Selke revealed the winning designs of their first ever Rug Design Challenge. Let’s see who they are! Last month, we announced that we’re partnering with Annie Selke for their first ever Rug Design Challenge, tasking fourteen design bloggers to create their very own rug designs. To recap: Your favorite bloggers and digital influencers will take part in a year long project to design a custom rug for the brand.
Jul 21, 2017
IKEA Just Released More Photos From Their HAY Collaboration
If, like us, you’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the collaboration between IKEA and Danish design brand HAY, well, we have some great news. The Swedish retailer just shared some additional photos of the collection. Here’s what we know so far. Dezeen published the new photos of the YPPERLIG collection on Wednesday, which gives us a more complete look at the 30-plus piece line.
Jul 20, 2017
Pack Your Bags (And Scuba Gear) For These Wild Winery Experiences
Europeans have been doing the wine thing so well for so long that it’s no shocker they felt the need to take things up a notch. Dig deep and (literally) dive into these two wild new wine experiences.
Jul 19, 2017
Here’s Everything We Know About Homesense, The New HomeGoods Spinoff
Ever since TJX companies announced a new home store concept back in February, we’ve been following the news closely. Now we have even more info about HomeGoods spinoff chain, Homesense, like what will be inside and where and when the first stores are opening. People magazine reported on Monday that although similar in concept, Homesense will differ in selection from HomeGoods stores in the US and current Homesense locations in Canada and Europe.
Jul 18, 2017
Is This the End of the Tiny House Trend?
While the trend from minimalism back to maximalism marches on, could the overall size of our spaces follow suit? A new home buying regrets survey from Trulia says all signs point to yes. According to the results of the recent “Real Estate Regrets” survey conducted by Trulia, 33% of homeowner respondents said they wished they had chosen to purchase a larger home — or 29% of all homeowners aged 18 to 34 and 8% of all homeowners aged 65 and up.
Jul 17, 2017
Target Just Brought On These Celeb-Approved Pro Organizers
Target wants to help you get organized, and to do so, they’re tapping some of the best organizers in the biz—The Home Edit. They’ve helped the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Molly Sims, and now with the help of the bullseye, they’re here to teach the rest of us a thing or two about tidying. Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the women behind the Nashville based brand, are sharing their tips for a successful move over on Target’s corporate blog.
Jul 13, 2017
This $8M Private Island in Maine Has a Working Farm and a Helipad
Sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope…that someday we’ll own our own private island and leave the worries of the world behind. For one lucky owner with deep pockets and a penchant for privacy, that day is now: the entirety of Hope Island, just off the coast of Portland, Maine, is currently on the market for a cool $7.95 million.
Jul 13, 2017
Only One Sharing Economy Side Hustle Earns People More Than $500 Per Month
The sharing economy promises the freedom to earn extra money on your own time and terms. Just how much money varies, but one platform makes its users far more cash than any other. San Francisco-based loan provider Earnest analyzed income on tens of thousands of loan applications to measure the impact of sharing economy work. They found that the average Uber driver makes $364 a month, while the average Lyft driver pulls in $377.
Jul 11, 2017
Free Money: These Gift Cards Are 20% Off On Amazon Today
Do you like free money? Well good news, because today, Amazon is selling select gift cards for 20 percent off. The deals are part of the retailer’s third annual Prime Day, which includes discounts on over 100,000 products across categories (We’re curating our favorites all day, in case you’d rather not browse through them all yourself). $50 gift cards are going for $39.50. If you frequent any of these retailers, an instant 20 percent off is a pretty easy sell.
Jul 11, 2017
The New Odd Couple? This App Is Matching Boomers with Millennial Roommates
Baby Boomers and Millennials are the two biggest cohorts of humans alive today, and at completely opposite ends of the age spectrum, but they have more in common and to offer each other than we think. And a new class of apps is setting out to enhance those connections — one by playing matchmaker with their living arrangements.
Jul 10, 2017
Here’s One Big Reason Not To Sleep With Your Charging Phone
We already know that sleeping with your phone can negatively impact your health and relationship, but if that’s not enough to break your before bed screen habit, then perhaps the risk of fire will have you thinking twice before tucking in next to your electronics. A New Hampshire fire department recently posted a powerful message on Facebook about the dangers of sleeping with your charging electronics.
Jul 9, 2017
Peek Inside Alyson Hannigan’s Atlanta $1.35M Penthouse
We have to admit, we’re always particularly interested in seeing celebrity homes outside of the more typical hot spot cities of New York and Los Angeles. Today, we are taking a peek into Alyson Hannigan’s Atlanta penthouse that was just listed for $1.349 million. The Buffy The Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother star—who grew up in the city after her parents divorced when she was a child—bought the three bedroom, three bathroom pad in 2014 for $810,000.
Jul 8, 2017
Prime Day Preview: 12 of the Top Deals For Your Home (A Few Days Early!)
Amazon’s annual Prime Day doesn’t officially start until next week, but we got a hold of some of the exciting deals the retailer will be offering during their big shopping holiday a little bit early, and we couldn’t wait to share them with you. Check out a few of the biggest deals for your home below: Unless otherwise stated, the deals below start on Monday, July 10 at 9pm EDT and run through 2:59am EDT, Wednesday, July 12, or until the item sells out.
Jul 7, 2017
Here’s How West Elm Is Using Pinterest To Help You Decorate
West Elm’s latest product isn’t a sofa or a lamp, but a neural network. The furniture retailer is using AI and Pinterest to learn your style, and recommend pieces to you like a designer would. The internet, with its seemingly endless options, can be a blessing and a curse when trying to find something that fits your aesthetic. West Elm’s new Pinterest Style Finder is here to help narrow down the choices.
Jul 7, 2017
QVC Buys HSN In $2.1 Billion Deal
If you’re into TV shopping, there’s been quite a shake up today. QVC’s parent company, Liberty Interactive, announced Thursday that it will purchase rival shopping network HSN in an all-stock deal valued at $2.1 billion.
Jul 6, 2017
Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge: Voting Starts Now!
Last month, we announced that we’re partnering with Annie Selke for their first ever Rug Design Challenge, tasking fourteen design bloggers to create their very own rug designs. And here’s where you come in: Now is the time to vote for your favorites! To recap how it’s going to work: Your favorite bloggers and digital influencers will take part in a year long project to design a custom rug for the brand.
Jul 6, 2017
Here Are The Potential Names For Crayola’s New Blue Crayon
Crayola wants your help in picking the name for its new crayon. There are five options for the blue hue’s new name—check them out below. Back in March, Crayola announced that OG yellow crayon Dandelion would be retired from its 24-pack. In May, the crayon makers revealed that the new hue would be inspired by YInMn (pronounced yin-min) Blue, the first new blue pigment discovered in 200 years by chemist Mas Subramanian and his team at Oregon State University in 2009.
Jul 3, 2017
Pier 1 Could Be Launching a New, Urban-Focused Store
If you haven’t been in a Pier 1 Imports store recently, the company has some news that will hopefully lure you back. The retailer is reportedly considering launching a second brand. The Texas based wicker wonderland recently brought on former Kmart CEO Alistair James as their new chief executive on May 1, and he told analysts on Wednesday that the company may need to open a new concept to appeal to younger customers, reports the Star-Telegram.
Jun 30, 2017
Siesta Time: A Nap Bar Just Opened in Spain
For a country that’s big on the siesta, you might be surprised to learn that Spain’s first nap bar opened just recently. Located in Madrid, Siesta & Go offers beds by the minute or hour, so you can get your midday snooze on. Inspired by similar concepts popping up around the globe in places like London and Dubai, Siesta & Go hopes that locals and travelers alike will find that a place for a quick nap or quiet work will prove worth paying for.
Jun 29, 2017
Matthew Perry’s $13.5M Hollywood Hills Home Is for Sale
Friends fans, rejoice: Matthew Perry’s mid-century modern bachelor pad in LA is back on the market, and can be yours for the cool price of $13.5 million. You could even have your mail addressed to Chanandler Bong, if you wanted.
Jun 29, 2017
This Is Not a Drill: Your Favorite HGTV Shows Are Now Streaming on Hulu
HGTV fans, rejoice! The home and garden network’s most popular shows are now streaming on Hulu, just six months after they left Netflix. This is big news, since Scripps (who owns HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel, Food Network, and Cooking Channel) cut ties with Netflix at the end of 2016, meaning all our fave home and garden shows started to disappear from the site. The two companies first inked a deal in 2014, when eleven shows began streaming on the platform.
Jun 28, 2017
You Can Order IKEA on Amazon (But It’ll Cost You)
While IKEA isn’t officially selling on Amazon, it is still possible to Prime ship some of their products. Earlier this month, IKEA announced that it’s going to start selling its products on websites other than its own beginning in 2018, with Amazon and Alibaba likely candidates. Shortly after, people started to notice a ton of IKEA items on Amazon, causing much of the internet to think that IKEA surprised us all and started early. Sorry, but that’s not the case.
Jun 28, 2017
Zillow Threatens to Sue Satirical Blog McMansion Hell
McMansion Hell, a Tumblr blog that calls out bad architecture in the form of over the top suburban sprawl, has been sent a cease and desist letter from Zillow. The real estate aggregate says that the blog violates their terms of service by editing listing photos by adding commentary.
Jun 27, 2017
Own a Piece of Camelot: Jackie O’s Childhood Home is Now For Sale
Paging America’s one percent: If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of Camelot, now is your chance. Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ childhood home is currently selling for a cool $49.5 million. Merrywood, a 23,000-square-foot Georgian-style estate sitting on the Potomac River in McLean, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, D.C.
Jun 23, 2017
Where to Get the Best Bang for Your Real Estate Bucks in America Right Now
You might think we’ve become slightly obsessed with the affordability of living in America right now — and you would be right. When the top three most expensive cities in the world for renters are all in the U.S., well… Houston, we have a problem (because even Houston has its pricey listings).
Jun 22, 2017
Amazon’s New Service Lets You Try On Clothes Before You Buy Them
Have you ever shopped for clothes on Amazon? The retail giant wants to make it even easier with their new Prime Wardrobe, a service that lets you order apparel and try it on at home before you lay down that credit card. Prime Wardrobe includes men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, shoes, and accessories from both popular department store brands and Amazon’s in house fashion labels.
Jun 21, 2017
A Tiny Home Community That Makes Buying Affordable Even at Minimum Wage
In Detroit, one woman is on a mission to use tiny homes as a gateway for upward mobility and wealth. For minimum wage workers and other Americans struggling to get by or living paycheck to paycheck, she created a rent-to-own program with rents as low as $250 a month.
Jun 20, 2017
Iceland’s Buubble Hotel Has Not Just 5, But 5 Million Stars
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been advised against living my life in a bubble. But what about spending the night in one? At Iceland’s Buubble Hotel, guests can experience the upside of intentional isolated living. According to Dwell, the self-proclaimed “5-million star hotel” is situated in a forest a couple of hours outside of Reykjavik and consists of five transparent bubble units.
Jun 18, 2017
What We’re Loving From Zara Home’s Colorful Sale
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Jun 18, 2017
The Amazon Reviews For This Expensive Candle Are Priceless
While useful when deciding between vacuums or whether that book is as good as everyone says it is, Amazon’s customer reviews can also be a true source of hilarity and joy. For the Tom Dixon candle in Water, the category is the latter, and they have us drowning in tears of laughter. As if to inspire satire, the product description reads: Water lends its understated blend of watermelon and amber musk to deliver the sharp clarity of maritime freshness in your home.
Jun 18, 2017
Huge News: Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods
Amazon is going for grocery domination. The company announced Friday morning that they plan to buy Whole Foods in a deal worth $13.7 billion. The deal is expected to go through in the second half of 2017. The story is still developing but CNBC is reporting that according to a statement from Amazon, Whole Foods’ CEO John Mackey will remain on as the leader of the Austin, Texas based grocery chain, and that all of its locations will continue to operate under the Whole Foods name.
Jun 16, 2017
The Small Safety Risk Too Many People Are Taking at Home: Some Quick Facts About Home Burglaries
Many homeowners will tell you that securing their home is a top priority, however, that doesn’t mean home invasions aren’t a very real threat for Americans. According to a new survey by Eyewitness Surveillance—a commercial surveillance company based in Maryland—a burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States, resulting in a startling 2.5 million home intrusions reported every year.
Jun 15, 2017
Zillow’s ‘Instant Offers’ Promises a Quick Sell, But at What Cost?
Selling a home is, by most accounts, a costly, complex, pain in the basement. That’s why a handful of companies, including real estate heavyweight Zillow, are trying to harness technology to make it quicker, easier and cheaper. Zillow announced in May that it’s testing a service called Instant Offers in Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla., that allows homeowners to solicit bids from investors who can close quickly and pay in cash.
Jun 15, 2017
Rent is Still Too Damn High, And People Are Working Too Damn Hard
The stats are in, and they confirm what we already knew: the rent is still too damn high, and people are working too damn hard to (ahem) “live the dream” — or just make ends meet. According to new research, there’s not a single state, county, or metro area in which a simple two-bedroom rental is affordable to a person working 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, at the local statutory minimum wage.
Jun 14, 2017
Hurry! Southwest’s Birthday Sale Has Flights Starting at $39
If you’re starting to think about fall travel, you’re in luck. Southwest Airlines is celebrating its 46th birthday, and you get the gift. But the sale ends soon, so snag your flights now. The sale is for destinations across the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and one way fares start at just $39. The prices are good on trips between August 22 and December 16, and yes, there are blackout dates that apply (sorry, Thanksgiving travelers).
Jun 14, 2017
Audrey Hepburn’s Personal Belongings Hit The Auction Block
If you have a few extra thousand dollars lying around and an Audrey Hepburn-sized hole in your celebrity memorabilia collection, you’ll want to get your paddle ready, because some of the beloved actor’s personal belongings are hitting the auction block this fall.
Jun 13, 2017
PSA: Your Old VHS Tapes Are Degrading Right Now
While the nostalgic look of vintage videotapes is turning up on everything from Instagram filters to entire digital video apps providing clips with the “camcorder treatment,” experts warn the reel deal is disintegrating forever in basements and attics everywhere, and right now. Because my dad was always a bleeding-edge adopter of technology, we were one of the first families on our block to own a VCR and camcorder back in the early 1980s.
Jun 13, 2017
Introducing the Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge
We love giving you, our Apartment Therapy readers, a behind the scenes sneak peek into the design process. It’s not that often we get to see how products go from inspiration to in store, but we jump at the chance to lift the veil whenever we can. So that’s why we are thrilled to announce an exciting experiment thought up by the wonderful people behind Dash & Albert: The Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge.
Jun 12, 2017
Huge News: You Might Be Able to Amazon Your IKEA Starting in 2018
That Amazon Prime membership may become even more valuable soon: IKEA just announced that it’s going to start selling its products on websites other than its own beginning in 2018.
Jun 11, 2017
The Shift in Thrift: Goodwill Steps Up to Compete with For-Profit Resale Shops
Good news, tag-popping shoppers: the thrill of the bargain hunt has officially become a massive moneymaker in the post-post-recession era, with e-commerce websites, peer-to-peer apps, and for-profit brick and mortar retailers all competing with charity shops to innovate resale shopping.
Jun 11, 2017
IKEA Looks to NASA & Mars for Small Space Inspiration
IKEA’s latest collaboration is out of this world—literally. The Swedish retailer is partnering with the folks at NASA and Lund University to help create space saving furniture for space travel, as well as here on Earth. The exciting collaboration was announced at the company’s annual Democratic Design Day at their headquarters in Älmhult, Sweden.
Jun 10, 2017
EmergencyBnB: An Altruistic Spin on Airbnb
EmergencyBnB operates a lot like Airbnb: you enter a zip code, review descriptions and host profiles, and choose a short-term stay option. The difference? No money is exchanged. The hosts on EmergencyBnB offer up their spaces free of charge to refugees and victims of domestic violence. The site is currently operating throughout the U.S., Europe, and beyond. Take a look at this citizenship in action.
Jun 10, 2017
IKEA’s Newest Fashion Designer Collaborations Might Be Its Edgiest Yet
More news coming out of Älmhult from IKEA’s annual Democratic Design Day has us excited for the future of fashion meets furniture. The Swedish retailer announced its latest collaborations with fashion designers and we have some sneak peeks at the upcoming collections. First up is the OMEDELBAR collection from Swedish fashion activist and stylist Bea Åkerlund.
Jun 9, 2017
Here’s Your First Look at More Pieces from HAY’s IKEA Collection
It’s been a full year of IKEA teasing us about their upcoming collection with Danish design brand HAY. The collaboration was announced at the company’s Democratic Design Day in 2016, and now that the annual event is happening again this week, we have more details and images on the forthcoming collection, called YPPERLIG, which will hit stores in October 2017.
Jun 8, 2017
Study Says This Paint Color Increases a Home’s Selling Price
The color of our walls can have a more profound impact on us than we’d like to admit, covertly affecting our mood, concentration, and performance. It turns out, those colors can have a pretty big impact on our home’s selling price, too. Red walls, for example, can make us more alert and better at memorizing or detail-oriented tasks, according to a 2009 study at the University of British Columbia.
Jun 6, 2017
A Former Seoul Highway Is Now a Massive Garden
Seoul, South Korea is now home to a green oasis in the middle of the city. The Asian metropolis has become the latest to hop on the urban planning trend of turning overpasses into parks, and the results are vibrant and visually stunning. The project titled Seoullo 7017 represents a huge contribution towards the city’s efforts to make its streets greener and more pedestrian-friendly.
Jun 3, 2017
New IKEA Commercial Calls FRAKTA “The Hardest Working Bag in the World”
After all the FRAKTA brouhaha, IKEA decided that the iconic bag needed its own tiny film. The company revealed a new cinematic ad for the under-a-dollar workhorse this week, and it’s definitely worth a watch. Can you believe it’s only been six weeks since Balenciaga started this whole FRAKTA thing with their $2K knockoff? Coincidentally, IKEA and their agency partner Acne have been working on this campaign since February. The ad is a result of that.
Jun 2, 2017
Bath & Body Works Is Bringing Back More Nostalgic Scents
If one were to open a time capsule put together by a teen in the 1990s, chances are there would be a hefty collection of fragrances and lotions from Bath & Body Works. The retailer and mall staple has been tapping into that nostalgia by rereleasing formerly retired scents for a limited time, and this year’s collection will be sure to bring back many memories of adolescent shopping sprees and high school classrooms.
Jun 2, 2017
The Estates of Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds To Sell Home & Personal Items
The world was shocked by the sudden deaths of actors Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, just one day apart in December. And now, six months later, it was announced that their home and a variety of personal items will be sold and auctioned off. The Beverly Hills property the two shared will hit the market soon, according to Profiles in History auction house. It’s an “original 1928 hacienda-style home on 3.
Jun 2, 2017
IKEA’s Innovation Hub Is Hosting a Future Festival
IKEA is imagining what the future might look like. The Swedish brand’s external innovation hub, SPACE10, is hosting a three-day festival to explore how we can create a more positive future. The first ever Made in Space will be held June 15 through 17 at SPACE10’s headquarters in Copenhagen and will feature three days of programming across the fields of design, art, architecture, anthropology, philosophy, and social entrepreneurship to brainstorm “alternative futures.
May 31, 2017
Airbnb’s Designing Furniture Now — And It’s Modular
Joe Gebbia, the co-founder and chief product officer of Airbnb, is putting his degree from the Rhode Island School of Design to good use. His collegiate interest in furniture design led to the creation of a co-branded line of modular furniture for Airbnb and Bernhardt. Surprising to no one, Airbnb has moved its company office spaces several times in the last few years.
May 30, 2017