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If plants could go to high school, succulents would win “Most Popular” in the yearbook. They’re everywhere lately, probably because they work as well in modern décor as they do in retro and rustic settings. As the founder 
of shopruche.com—a shopping/lifestyle site—I made sure our offices were decorated with succulents aplenty. And if you want to bring succulents indoors, but more inventively than just plopping them in a ceramic pot, try this framed assortment. Read More
Studio DIY has given us something to combat this rainy spring weather with—fruit slice umbrellas! The website features instructions on how to turn your plain umbrella into an awesome lemon, kiwi, and or watermelon (what could be sweeter?!). Make a lemon umbrella following the instructions below or head on over to Studio DIY for how-to's on the kiwi and watermelon versions: For a Lovely Lemon Umbrella, you will need: 1 Yellow Umbrella Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape Fabric-Safe Craft Paint Scissors How To Make It: 1. Tape off a section around one spoke of the umbrella. Read More
  Here are some irresistible drinks from our gals at SpeedRack that are definitely meant for summer nights and good times:      Spring Flinger Created by Ivy Mix, Co-Founder, Speed Rack   Muddle 2 2" sections of celery in .75 oz simple syrup add: .75 oz lemon juice .5 oz fino sherry 1.5 oz plymouth gin dash pernod absinthe   Preparation: Shake, fine strain into a Collins glass, top with soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice. Garnish: Cucumber slice. Read More
Whether you’re a big time lover of the stars, or just want to spruce up an old scarf that can double as a shawl for the upcoming warmer months, this DIY will be sure to add an interstellar kick to your spring wardrobe. A Beautiful Mess lays out the recipe below (note: this does require some light embroidery). Read More
If you’re a glitter lover (pre or post holiday season) this DIY project is one that will add some glamour to your morning cup of joe AND it's dishwasher safe (no microwaves though!) Here’s what you’ll need: Martha Stewart decoupage gloss finish Painter’s tape Brush A mug (solid colors work best!) Glitter (duh) Rubbing alcohol Now put it all together: Do a once over on your mug with the rubbing alcohol, insuring that it is clean and fresh and ready to be glitterfied. Read More
In this world we live in, there are wonderful crafts—the brilliantly executed, aesthetically pleasing DIYs we  long to get off of the internet to create ourselves with Popsicle sticks and hot glue guns  But for every amazing craft project, there is an ugly equivalent forged while someone was a bit tipsy on Cupcake wine.  Lucky Peach is no stranger to dualism: Bloggers Anna and Gabrielle have taken to celebrating  unfortunate  experiments with a monthly blog installation called "Deranged Crafts," in fact. Read More
The idea of matter neither being created nor destroyed is nothing new, but the Capsula Mundi Project is taking it to a whole new level: As in, if you live in Italy, you might soon have the option to bury yourself or your loved ones (post-mortem, of course) in biodegradable capsules instead of coffins. And that's not all—the pods give back to the environment by using the corpses inside as nutrients for trees planted directly above them. Read More
Did you shrink your favorite wool sweater? Dry your eyes; there may be hope for that sad little guy. With some baby shampoo, a hand steamer, a little cardboard, a few binder clips, and some elbow grease, you can loosen up the fibers enough to stretch the sweater back into shape. Not all sweaters can be saved—if it has become completely felted, then there may be no hope. However, if it just shriveled up so the arms are half of what they used to be and it’s now a belly sweater, you can give this technique a go. Read More
Ombré nails look so much more complicated than they actually are. We consulted with badass nail lady Fleury Rose about the best way to do it, and she gave us the the pro approach to getting the glam gradient nails of your dream. Follow these nine steps to get the look. You’ll need... Nail polish remover Base coat Two nail polishes (one lighter than the other) Wedge-shaped makeup sponges Clear nail polish Cotton swabs Top coat 1). Wipe your nails with nail polish remover to get them extra clean. 2). Apply the base coat. Read More
It happens every year: It's almost Valentine's Day and you haven't even begun to think about cards or gifts. Bully for you, Internet fandoms exist! Dozens—or, you know, thousands—of folks have taken to crafting some awesome Downton Abbey-inspired cyber cards, each perfectly encapsulating the world of our favorite post-Edwardian gossip hounds. Nothing says love like repressed sexuality and lots of death. Here are 10 of our favorites from across the interwebs; print 'em out for that Masterpiece Classic lover in your life. Read More