Maker Pro: Building School Makerspaces With Bit Space

August 17, 2018

Over the past few years I’ve talked with many groups about making and education. There is always a big question of how making fits into the classroom. Should it be integrated into normal curriculum? Should there be a dedicated maker space in the school?  Unfortunately, there is no single quick […]

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This Sunny, Plant-Filled Loft Will Make You Green With Envy — House Call

August 17, 2018

Name: Amanda Moss and two cats, Pony and Minji
Location: Hochelaga neighborhood — Montreal, Quebec
Size: 1,372 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years, owned

This sunny space is both my home and the studio for my eponymous clothing brand. The high ceilings and large windows of this corner unit make working from home an absolute dream. Over the years I’ve filled it with plants and mid-century modern treasures. The space is shared with two sweet cat sisters named Pony and Minji.

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This Weekend, Get A Brand New Living Room for Zero Dollars — Weekend Projects

August 17, 2018

As much as we love our homes, sometimes even rooms that are “done” can feel a little tired. Or maybe we’re feeling in a bit of a slump and could use the pick-me-up that an updated space could provide. As much as we wish we could plunk down the cash for that couch that’s been on our wish list or finally switch out the wall-to-wall carpet for hardwoods, there are room fixes that aren’t just budget friendly, but entirely free.

This weekend we’re going to give ourselves the joy that a fresh new living room offers for a grand total of zero dollars.

Apartment Therapy Weekend Projects is a guided program designed to help you get the happy, healthy home you’ve always wanted, one weekend at a time. Sign up now for email updates so you never miss a lesson.

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Alert: Instagram’s Favorite “It” Plant Is Back at Costco

August 16, 2018

Great news, plant parents: the Instagram favorite fiddle leaf fig tree appears to be back in stock at select Costco locations across the country.

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The Best Colors for Every Room in Your Home

August 16, 2018

Paint color is all about creating an ambience for your home. That’s why it’s important to select paint colors based on how you want a room to feel instead of mindlessly adhering to trends. To prove our point, we called on color expert extraordinaire Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Colors For Your Every Mood, to help us break down the best paint colors for every room of your home. From moody bedroom blues to sunny yellow kitchens, read ahead for which paint colors Eiseman suggests to set certain moods throughout your home.

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How To: Make LED-based “Neon” Signs

August 16, 2018

John Park documents how he turned some LED light strips into convincing (and programmable) neon-like signage.

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A Kitschy, Pink-alicious Apartment that Says No! to Minimalism — House Tour

August 16, 2018

Name: Alex and Sean
Location: Grand Lake — Oakland, California
Size: 500 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, renting

Alex and Sean refuse to leave any walls bare in their Oakland apartment. Though tiny, the couple says there is always room for more kitsch, color, and mid-century treasures. It’s also very likely there is not one white wall in their apartment, either. Both their childhood homes were filled with kitsch, so when they met and realized they shared a love for mid-century furniture, classic TV, and cheesy movies, it was a perfect fit. “It was great to finally find a gay guy who loved Morticia and Gomez Addams as much as I did,” Alex says. “We decorated this place together with stuff we always wanted to have, and every room has a bit of both of us in it.”

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Here’s What Living A Short Walk from Target Is Really Like

August 16, 2018

For me, Target became a non-negotiable nearby amenity while I was growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada. I loved grabbing a coffee from Starbucks, thumbing through video games, and thinking about purchasing Threshold floor lamps for an apartment far away. Now, as an adult with disposable income living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it’s all about the routine runs of charcoal face masks, $15 joggers, Spindrift seltzers, and on-trend serving ware for hosting.

I chose to live close-by to a Target because of my errand workflow and distinctly millennial budget. But, like any consumer-focused endeavor, while there are some huge upsides to convenience and product availability, there are some not-so-great things, too.

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Get a Glimpse of Old Hollywood at Shirley Temple’s Former Home for Sale

August 16, 2018

Hollywood’s Star Tour buses race around the windy streets of 90210 pointing out the homes of Brad Pitt, Gwen Stefani, or Quentin Tarantino. The glitz and glam of Hollywood looks a bit different now than the old Hollywood of yesteryear, where houses weren’t massive structures behind gilded gates, but charming homes tucked between trees. If the older look of Hollywood royalty homes is more your style, you’re in luck, because Shirley Temple’s former home in Beverly Hills just hit the market at $8.64 million.

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I Gave Up Plastic for One Week and It Was Very Eye-Opening

August 16, 2018

I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with plastic. Perhaps you have too, Because the problem with our plastic-filled world is a topic that has become impossible to ignore.

First, there was that awful, horrible video about the turtle with a plastic straw in 2015 (watch at your own risk). This year there was the June 2018 National Geographic cover unveiled in May, with an arresting photo of a plastic shopping bag partially submerged in the ocean, giving the illusion of an iceberg. The cover was part of the magazine’s just-launched “Planet or Plastic” campaign, focused on the impact of single-use plastic.

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