Good art deserves a good frame. But I’ll tell you a secret: even cheap art, in the right frame, can look fantastic. And while custom framing can be an investment, it needn’t break the bank. Consider buying pre-made frames, from either a box store or a framer, and getting only the mats custom cut: a much cheaper solution that still makes a piece feel bespoke.

In fact we found that their sleep was incredibly asynchronous. So by this I mean that it was very very rare that any of the individuals were asleep all at the same time.”people use the term ‘winter flower’ a lot nowadays.The researchers tracked the sleep patterns of 33 adult tribe members by asking them to wear wrist-mounted activity monitors, and “found something quite surprising,” David Samson, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UTM, told Reuters.

Naturally, windows become a focal point in any room—a combination of light and painting, in a way. Make sure yours are worth looking at (especially if the view beyond them isn’t) by using the right window coverings.
The house is designed to be mobile, to set down wherever one might place a car. It has three floors: one for sleeping, one for working and a green-house that are designed to be endlessly adaptable to the owner’s needs. There’s a sand box in the base of the building for balance, so one can simply set the house down wherever there is space, no foundation required.

It’s the combination of textures on the floor and bed, as well as the clear desk chair that takes up little visual space. Notice the boxes under the bed and the narrow wall shelf that add extra dorm storage without taking up too much space. Want a little extra privacy? Hang some curtains from the ceiling using Command Utility Hooks, which can hold a decent amount of weight and are easy to remove without making holes in the walls or ceilings.

Benjamin Hubert of LAYER design will be launching a furniture collection for UK furniture company Allermuir at London Design Festival’s Somerset House. The three piece collection consisting of a chair, a barstool and a small café table will be amongst many projects at the center for engaging design discussion and experiences during the anticipated design festival.

One of my biggest wardrobe “aha!” moments was when I found my sleeveless, mustard turtleneck crumpled on the closet floor next to my white and blue striped shirt. Frowning at the jumble, it was the first time I was thankful for my messy tendencies—the pairing was fabulous. And not something I would have ever pieced together if I was just standing in front of my wardrobe, trying to decide what to style that morning.

We all know lighting is one of the most important elements in a living room, especially in terms of creating a mood. Switch out existing (and bland) pendants for more attractive (and not necessarily expensive) options, like the sputnik chandelier in the above photo from MyDomaine, or skip ceiling lighting altogether in favor of a combination of flattering floor lamps and wall sconces.

“Fear no mess; it just means you’re a normal, functioning human being.”

If you live in a tiny home and need to maximize every square inch, know that most of the pieces in the collection are designed specifically for space-challenged areas. Sofas and sectionals are streamlined, with narrow arms and storage in unexpected places. The company’s best-selling and well-priced SoMa Brady Slipcovered Sleeper converts quickly into a small space bed.

Nothing changes a room quite like a fresh coat of paint, but the time and expense of re-painting an entire space puts many people off. Instead, think about how you can subtly use paint to draw attention to your home’s better features, or perhaps fake a few you wish you had.The two wooden structures create a space in between that hosts a work area overlooking the living room and kitchen below.
A bedroom and shower are tucked away to one side of the common space, close to the mezzanine walkway. We love how everything was kept simple, with the plywood surfaces adding a warm feel against the walls painted in white. Here and there, splashes of color add a personal, dynamic touch. Photography credits: Jeremias Gonzalez. IKEA’s product development engineer Ricky Ericsson states in the video that they had to modify the original legs of the HAY design for greater stability.

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Julianne Day Ignacio

A bonafide bookworm, self-proclaimed nerd, Austenite, Whovian, and cat-lover, Julianne Day Ignacio is a born-and-raised Brooklynite who loves to listen to a good story and help others cultivate their writing and storytelling skills. Currently she is a graduate student at The New School pursuing a Master's degree in Media Studies and a Certificate in Media Management. You can find her crafting new content and updating the social media outlets for Verge of Verse, snapping photos on Snapchat (@jdayignacio), or chilling out at a cafe or park as she writes about her discoveries and her adventures in the city.

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