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8 Cozy Fall Essentials To Transform Your Home This Season

Home has become our haven over the past six months. As summer fades to fall, elevate your surroundings by transforming your living space into a cozy oasis. For the fall season, incorporate rich colors and up the comfort factor with a variety of textures, like velvet and knits. These simple decor tips are easy to implement but will make your living space welcoming and cozy.

Coyuchi Mariposa Supersoft Organic Cotton Blanket

California-based bed, bath and apparel retailer Coyuchi has been a sustainable home textiles pioneer since it launched in 1991. Not only does the brand offer beautiful and functional pieces, but it’s the first home brand to enter the circular economy and has begun producing recycled items made of its own, organic material. Just shy of its 30th anniversary in 2021, the brand recently enlisted the accomplished Whitney Thornburg as design

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drupa 2021 Essentials of Print: The Most Exciting Design Tool Ever

Art director Hadar Peled Vaissmanlays out how the design community should embrace digital print as their new design tool, as it can help designers reach new heights of creativity, stretch the limits of their imaginations, and design campaigns that better connect with younger generations.

By Hadar Peled Vaissman

I believe that the design community, to which I belong, should embrace digital print as their new design tool. And I also expect companies will address this community, or target audience, by catering to their needs with tools to actually make it happen.

As an art director looking at the world through a creative lens, print for me has always been a means to an end. I have always loved print as such, but I was ambivalent about it as I felt I had to compromise my creative ideas to get the best printed results. Whether this was due to color or

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20+ Thrift Store Home Decor Essentials that LOOK Expensive

In today’s post I’m sharing my top 20 thrift store home decorating “must-haves” that I rarely pass up! I’ve also included photos and links to all of my rooms, giving you even more decorating ideas. (I didn’t realize how many thrifted items I use until I created this post!)

20+ Thrift Store Home Decorating Ideas

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A few basic thrift store staples can help you create simple-yet-beautiful vignettes for a curated and collected look in your home — for much less! Simpler vignettes call for a bit of character. We are going for a casual-elegant look in our current house and we are still figuring things out. I love to mix old with new items but still enjoy an uncluttered look with a few elegant conversation pieces mixed in.

Kidney Shaped Desk Makeover Center Drawer Up close Reveal copy

#1: Old Books

Old books win as my #1 go-to thrifted home decorating staple. Many hardback

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Limited kitchen essentials? Embrace zero-waste cooking at home

We are cooking more than ever. And with limited access to essentials there’s no better time than now to get on board the zero-waste cooking wagon.

With the closure of restaurants and fast food chains, people are left mostly to fend for themselves and prepare up to three meals a day every day. With spontaneous trips to the grocery stores no longer feasible or advisable, that also means fridges may be full of wilting lettuce and milk gone bad.

There’s perhaps no better time to look into zero-waste cooking than now, a philosophy aimed at reducing food waste.

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Not only does zero-waste cooking save you money — particularly pertinent given the state of the global economy — but it also helps the environment. Food waste that decomposes in landfills releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is 27 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

To start, San

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