This Asterisk-Shaped Shipping Container Home Is Heading for the Desert

By now there’s plenty of evidence that shipping containers can make for some absolutely beautiful residences, but in case you’re not hip to how cool it can actually be to live inside of the bulky structures, have a look-see at this concept shipping container home in Joshua Tree, California and try not to marvel at the modern, sleek renderings.

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We’ve Accepted that Hat Galleries are a Thing. Here’s How to Make One

I own so many sun hats—well, three—and wear them so often that when my toddler niece wants to do an impression of me, she simply plonks a wide-brimmed hat on her head. My hats are currently in a teetering pile in the closet, but perhaps one of these tutorials will finally inspire me to display them properly.

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A Tiny House with a Unique (& Clever!) Bedroom Solution — Ana White

There’s a problem frequently encountered by designers of very small houses, which is that beds are very nice to have while sleeping, but, even when you’re not sleeping, they take up a lot of space. Our caveman ancestors, presumably, solved this problem by having beds that rolled up when not in use: more recently, designers of so-called “tiny houses” have gotten around this by lofting beds up high, with living space below. Which, unless you love the idea of fumbling for a ladder when you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, isn’t an ideal solution. So I was very excited to see this tiny house design by Ana White, which comes up with a new—and particularly innovative—solution to the problem.

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True Crime Fans, Netflix’s New Mockumentary Will Crack You Up

An unexpected sleeper hit in the form of a true crime parody came out on Netflix earlier this month, poking fun at huge hits like The Jinx, The Staircase, and even the streaming giant’s own Making A Murderer. American Vandal is a mere eight episodes long and centers around a group of high school students, teachers, and administrators.

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Before & After: This Office Stepped Back in Time (In a Very Stylish Way)

Darren and Catherine’s client wanted their new office space to be welcoming, interesting and a reflection of their interests. Going from bland basic office white to a bold orange gave the space an immediate jolt of personality, and then the team layered on vintage and flea market finds, colorful industrial furniture and funky patterns.

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What House Guests REALLY Notice When They Visit

It’s not about whether or not your baseboards are clean, or if fresh flowers adorn every table surface. There’s really only a short list of things that really truly make a difference to your guests. Nail these things down and you guarantee a good visit every time.

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This Stunning Portuguese House Has Pools on Pools — Literally

Summer is officially done for the year, but that still doesn’t do much to diminish our visions of sitting poolside. That fantasy actually doesn’t have an off-season, which is why we are still imagining how it must feel to go for a dip in this elevated outdoor swimming pool with a glass bottom—that’s suspended over another pool.

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Real Life in London: 7 Things You’ll Need to Be OK With To Love Living Here

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Years ago, I wrote a post about surviving and thriving in London, and it’s one of my favorite pieces I’ve written for Apartment Therapy. I occasionally get emails from readers who’ve read it and are considering moving to London, want to meet up when they’re in town visiting, or just want to chat about the city. As an expat who’ll take any opportunity to talk up her adopted home, I love this.

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Here Are The Most Dog Friendly Cities in the US

It’s no secret that modern Americans love our doggos — to the tune of 89 million dog-owning households — and that we sometimes (always?) base decisions around whether or not the dog can tag along. But where, exactly, is the most dog-obsessed city in the country?

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