New! Write on your countertop, walls, and more with Formica’s new Writable Surfaces collection

One of my favorite new home products is the Formica Writable Surfaces collection. Yes, whiteboards and chalkboards have been popular for a long time in home design. But I have never seen a surface for counters and walls that is designed for writing on it. Until now. The writable surfaces … see more

DIY Christmas gifts: Reviewing Hi-Tec’s Trail OX Chukka waterproof boot

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DIY Christmas gifts means not just making presents and stuff but giving (and getting) gear that makes doing the DIY I do—whether that’s carpentry, woodworking or weekend walks with my son—better and easier. My current infatuation—and DIY Christmas gifts suggestion for the DIYer and doer on your list (or you)—is … see more

A birdcage makeover into a DIY cat bed. Sylvester the cat would be proud.

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So it might not be everyone’s reaction to seeing a birdcage, but as a cat mom, a DIY cat bed seemed perfect. Both of my cats are on the petite side of the feline community, and I’m familiar with their obsession with snuggling in tight spaces. see more

LED is changing the shape of design. See you at Lamps Plus #KBIS2016

Innovative lighting from LampsPlus celebrates the beauty of LED technology. KBIS2016

Design is more than just the wrapping on an idea, design can be the idea. #KBIS2016 Designers aren’t too pleased to be served something to ‘make pretty.’ We get annoyed by the misconception that we aren’t fundamental to innovation, when in fact, we think we’re essential. We designers question …. … see more