Not only are loose cords and wires super unattractive, it's actually dangerous to leave them lying in a jumble on your floor or desk. According to Hometalker and safety expert Elli Bishop, of SafeWise.com, having loose wires in your home creates a risk of electrical fires, not to mention wires and cords on the floor are a tripping hazard.
Nearly 50 others have now joined us in the practice of making a grant a day. As of Dec. 31, 2014, we have made 790 total grants in 55 countries.
If your gift wrapping is golden-retriever-puppy cute, who cares what's inside?! Here are 11 DIY gift wrap ideas proven to please even the grinchiest person on your list. No matter your gift, these awesome ideas will ensure that it is dressed to impress!
If you know how to keep herringbone subtle and classy, you're totally within your style rights to keep it coming!
When your guests tell you that your home is beautiful, do you nod appreciatively, even though you're not quite satisfied? Do you find your heart racing every time you pass a West Elm?
It's impossible to resist that autumn excitement, when you see what these incredible artists can do with their unique style and an empty mantel.
Are you one of those super environmental types who shops at Whole Foods and your local farmer's market, avoids GMOs, and does your housekeeping only with eco-friendly soaps and detergents? But then when it comes to fashion, suddenly all their rules about purchasing products that are good for the earth fly away.
If you're moving or buying something in bulk, a cardboard box is the most valuable tool. Once it's unloaded though, it's an awful eyesore that takes up too much space in your home.
Have you ever repainted a chair from a thrift store or put new hardware on a rescued roadside armoire? If so, you understand the drive to make something new and wonderful out of something broken, old or outdated.
When you've finished with your morning pick-me-up, and you're ready to get rid of the breakfast rubbish, put your used coffee grounds aside for a simple, smart reuse.
If spending a small fortune on store-bought greeting cards doesn't appeal to you and you have an old phone book, scissors, and glue, maybe a bottle cap or two (and a bit of imagination), you can create a Valentine that expresses love for both your partner and the planet.
Eventually, I had my own epiphany: Recycling is basically about saving -- and that I understand. For a personal finance geek like me, extending the life of everyday items is music to my ears.
When Simone Heng moved to Dubai, she knew it would be a vibrant city, full of luxurious hotels and retailers. What she didn't realize was that as an avid DIY project enthusiast, she would inspire and connect a new generation of young makers.
I've always been a fan of upcycling. Seriously, how much more eco-chic can you get than by taking an object deemed useless and converting it into something new and improved?!
Repurposing the fabric from your bridesmaid dress is so much more eco-chic than giving it away or selling it on eBay! A typical bridesmaid dress can be used to create a baby blanket, a throw blanket, pillows, a sachet bag or picture frames.
Werner Aisslinger is a multiple award-winning product designer and co-founder of the Berlin Design Festival DMY. For his current exhibition at Haus am...