It's easy to focus on design styles that surround you everyday, but sometimes it's important to escape the norm and check out something new. So when my husband and I traveled to France for our honeymoon last month, I came back totally inspired. Here are 15 of my favorite interiors (and a few exteriors) that highlight the trends I noticed along the way.
When it comes to people, it's what's on the inside that counts. When it comes to houses, the outside can be pretty impressive too! Here at Curbly we love a good-lookin' exterior, so we're sharing with you a few of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow if you love the look of a beautiful home. From mansions to tiny houses, old and new alike - we've got you covered.
It's always fun to travel, but what makes it even more fun? New luggage, of course! Here are 10 of the best to help you hit the airport runway in style!
Who doesn't love to travel? Even if it's for one overnight stay, a quick vacation is good for the soul. There's a common misconception about the cost of travel and that vacationing is only for the wealthy, but you can have a good time for less! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you plan a smashing vacation on a budget!
Packing light helps make any trip soooo much easier. Here are 10 essential items to help you accomplish light travel on your next vacation.
I've always loved to travel, and I've started to hone my packing skills over the years. So now I have a list of items that I wouldn't dare leave home without. And I'm sharing them with you today! Keep reading to check 'em out.
When I'm not losing a pair of sunglasses to life, I'm losing them to scratches. I am awful at keeping them in a case or pouch while they're not on my head! That means they're in my purse, banging around and scraping up against whatever happens to be floating around in my bag that day. I just couldn't find a pouch that fit my requirements, but then I saw this sweet project idea to make my own!
AirBnB.com is a service that helps connect people who have homes, apartments, or spare rooms to rent. On principle, I love the idea (why bother with hotels when you can stay in a real person's house?), but in practice, I have to admin results are mixed. We used AirBnB for a trip to New York City last year, and the place wasn't nearly as nice as the pictures made it out to be.
Still, if you just want to window shop, AirBnB is one of the best places on the Web to get tours of amazing living spaces around the world. Here are some of my recent, modern-ish favorites:
Nothing says summer like a road trip. Some of the best trips are short and sweet and no matter what happens, memories are made on the road. Here are 10 simple tips that will make it easier to jump in the car and get-a-goin'. Here are a few things to get you started:
The Big House has never looked so good! ZME Travel has put together a list of 6 former prisons that have been renovated and turned into luxury hotels. Pictured above is the Four Season Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey. Below is the Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town, South Aftrica.
Kate at Design Sponge was inspired by an earthquake and an Altoids tin and came up with this ingenious Altoid Tin Travel Candle. To make one of your own, you'll need....
Freelance photographer Michael Hughes started his practice of replacing the world's landmarks and iconic images with cheap souvenirs in 1998, accumulating over 100 images taken in 200 countries. Basically, you could call what he does manual photoshopping. What's funny about these fun images is they're more interesting than the typical images of the real things. Although, I hope Mr. Hughes did get shots sans the souvenirs too. See his entire...
"Visitors to Istanbul will soon have a chance to view the most spectacular ocean views on the planet. A seven floor, seven-star hotel is being built underwater on what was formerly a tobacco factory. There will be exhibition halls, and restaurants, and all rooms will be sea facing."
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The Art Hotel in Berlin (Arte Luise Kunsthotel) prides itsef on the eccentric and unique interior design of its building. Every room is different and original:
The concept of this somewhat different hotel - "art instead of grandeur, poetry instead of room service" - is winning guests over.
Let's take a tour...
In the 'Comic' room, every corner and angle is outlined with a thin, hand-drawn black line to gift the effect of being in a cartoon.