Sunday, December 4, 2016

You Don't Have to Wait for Winter Anymore to Stay in Sweden's Ice Hotel — Design News

Every year since 1989, ICEHOTEL in Sweden is rebuilt for the winter season. Ironically, thanks to the sun, there's a new set of permanent accommodations.

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A Dilapidated Chicago Home Brought to Life by Two Artists — House Tour

Name: Caroline Robe (Woodworker) and Magritte Nankin (Ceramic and Textile Artist)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 yrs (Caroline), 3 months (Magritte)

Caroline and Magritte's large home in Chicago is unlike anything you've ever experienced, and it had a profound effect on me when I had the opportunity to visit them. I say that it was profound for this reason: never have I been in a home that was such a deep and meaningful representation of its inhabitants. This home did not strive to be like anyone else's home; there were no furniture store catalogs to be found, no DIY projects discovered on Pinterest; no trapping of the illusion that the home was perfectly finished or arranged. Instead, it is a space that has been cared for by these two artists, a woodworker and a ceramics/textile artist, and which in the process, has cared for them.

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Gifts the Non-Bro Guy in Your Life Will Actually Want — Minimalist/Maximalist

This guy isn't glued to his phone waiting around for scores or who pulled through on his fantasy football team. He is far more interested in dapper duds, curated grooming kits and artisanal spirits. Regardless of whether he has a to-the-max aesthetic or an inclination toward the minimal, this Non Bro-y Bro loves the latest in all things tech as much as the hunt for the ultimate burger.

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Scary Stuff: Dangerous Holiday Decorations of Christmases Past

Looking back over decades of holiday decorating, it's safe to say we've done a lot of kooky (alright, downright dangerous) things over the years. Think open flames, mini torches filled with boiling liquid, and lead-based tinsel. Let's take a nostalgic walk down misguided holiday memories lane, shall we?

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The Surprising Thing You Should Pay Attention to Next Time You Thrift

We've shared thrift shopping tips before, like How to Leave a Thrift Store and Love What You Bought, Unexpected Items to Look for When Thrift Shopping, The Art of Getting the Best Deal When You Thrift Shop and even Thrifting Secrets from Someone Whose Home Looks Like a Million Bucks.

But before you head off to your next shopping trip, listen to this one last piece of advice from master thrifter Tavia (of A Lovely Minneapolis Home Full of Thrifted Buys & Frugal Finds). She revealed something that she always pays attention to when she thrift shops, and it thoroughly surprised us.

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The Easiest DIY Wreath You'll See All Season — Video from Apartment Therapy

Start off the holiday season with a quick and easy DIY project. This minimalist, Scandi-inspired wreath only requires four materials, takes just a few minutes to put together, and the double dose of eucalyptus will fill your home with a fresh, minty scent. It's the perfect addition to a small space, proving that you don't need to go big to deck your halls this December.

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Before & After: A Former Dumping Ground Turned Inviting Guest Room