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5 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Change Your Life With Feng Shui

I do not get along with anything new-agey. I don’t meditate, I don’t read horoscopes (sorry Kiki!), I’d never go to sweat lodge like Ami did. Not only have never read The Secret, I’ve tried to convince others not to. But there’s always been something about the idea of feng shui that’s appealed to me. Probably because it’s not new at all—the art of how your space affects your well-being is actually ancient. For Mother’s Day, I got my mom, who is in the process of moving, a feng shui consultation with Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui in New York City. And I was completely fascinated by the advice she gave for organizing, arranging, and decorating. “Feng shui is about creating an environment for yourself that is completely nourishing and supportive for whatever your goals happen to be right now,” she said. “These are tools and techniques that have been around for thousands of years that support you in a general way and also very specific ways.”

So I decided to give Anne five life scenarios that Frisky readers often ask about—from how to find a dude to how to get out a new job—and get tips from her on making each happen. After the jump, how you can change your life with a little feng shui. Keep reading »

Just When You Thought The Mustache Trend Was Over …

Out of all the random things to put inside a snow globe: facial hair? Apparently, the mustache trend lives. At least this time it’s behind glass. [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »

Lying Sheets

So sneaky: Snurk bedding aims to trick with screen prints of stray bras, panties, or shirts. We imagine these sheets would be very frustrating for a neat freak. [Gessato] Keep reading »

Quotable: Would You Spend Your Birthday In This Woman’s Guest Bedroom?

“One of my best friends says she wants to spend her birthday in there! Everyone who has seen my ‘Twilight’ room either loves it or thinks I’m crazy.”

– Linda Moore, 56, a die-hard “Twilight” fan, shows off her guest bedroom to People. Check out more “Twilight”-inspired interior decorating schemes here. Keep reading »

Shop For Scandanavian Styles From The Comfort Of Your Home

When lustful shopping trips through Crate & Barrel leave me fantasizing about redecorating, winning the lottery, or going back to school for interior design, I have to get creative. Now I have a new store to stalk online, Huset, a website devoted to modern Scandinavian design for the home. Huset, which means “the house,” sells tons of products, along the lines of Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters with a more modern twist. From coat racks in the shape of tiny birds to patterned seat cushions, I’m ready to redecorate every room in my apartment, and the festive colored dishes and tea towels make me want to have a dinner party … and I don’t even know how to cook. Aside from goodies for home decorating, there are lots of adorable fashion items. Check out the totes and messenger bags in funky patterns, or the oversized watches, braided jewelry, and loose-fitting pants. Oh, and don’t forget the Swedish clogs. All in all, I’m sold. [Huset] Keep reading »

Check Out Vivienne Westwood’s £1,000 Charity Table Cloths

Vivienne Westwood, queen of girly grunge, wants to take over your dinner table. How else can we explain the 20 one-of-a-kind tablecloths she’s created for the charity Cool Earth? The designers — like the oh-so-Westwood one at left — were culled from past and current Westwood collections, then transferred onto tablecloths, with Westwood herself hand-signing ones for a limited time. The custom cloths cost £1,000 each, so we won’t be buying any, but props to those who do, as they’ll be supporting the worthy cause of preventing deforestation. More designs after the jump. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

The Anti-Taxidermy Deer Head Vase

I’m not really into taxidermy — stuffed beasts sort of freak me out — but this deer head vase reminds me of hunting wall mounts in a good way. Hanging a 3-D decoration adds an extra element to any room, and how awesome is it that this animal not only isn’t dead but serves as a container for vegetarian-friendly cut flowers? Bambi would certainly approve. [$70, Charles & Marie] Keep reading »

Your Favorite Fashion Designers Show How They Decorate Their Homes

If you weren’t already jealous of designers’ aesthetic abilities when it comes to creating clothes, you’re certainly going to be envious of their interior design skills and massive pads. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is working with Assouline to publish American Fashion Designers at Home, which will show off the inside of over 115 homes, including Donna Karan‘s sweet retreat, Ralph Lauren‘s ranch, and Diane von Furstenberg‘s abode. Now, I’m sure the majority of these designers had help with their decision-making process about the style of their living quarters, but it’s still inspiring to see their choices, not to mention the fact that there’s nothing more entertaining then taking a peek inside other people’s homes. The book will retail for $65, but proceeds will benefit the CFDA Foundation, and we’re sure it will provide countless ideas to help you make your home just as pretty as a fashion designer’s — without the interior designer fee. Click through for a sneak peek at some of the pages. [WWD] Keep reading »

Whitney Port’s Apartment Looks Like Home

It never fails to amuse us how celebrities think they can use Craigslist like everyone else, as if they’re normal people. Dream on. Sooner or later someone’s going to pick up on them. That’s what happened with Whitney Port after her three-bedroom West Village apartment went up in the Manhattan rentals section, with tons of photos matching up to the scenes in her MTV reality series “The City.” To be fair, it doesn’t look like Whitney herself put the listing online, but it’s still pretty hilarious. A look inside shows off sweet, country-inspired decor that admittedly makes us completely jealous because it a) looks so homey, and b) looks way homier than our homes. Check out a few more pics after the jump! [Racked.com] Keep reading »

Gilt Groupe Expands Home Selection

If you’ve outgrown thrift store couches and dollar store home decor but don’t want to pay full price for fancy furnishings, today’s your lucky day. Gilt Groupe, the wonderfully addictive shopping site, is expanding its Gilt Home offerings to 15 sales per week from more than 200 brands, including Cuisinart, Ligne Roset, and Missoni Home. Prices will be low — up to 70 percent off retail — but since everything, from furniture to art, is for sale, you’ll probably end up spending more than you would on a trip to Ikea. For those of us who don’t have room for another armchair, smaller accessories and gourmet food are for sale, too, and I can attest that this stuff makes for great gifts — my mom got a set of candles from Gilt for Mother’s Day. [Gilt Home] Keep reading »

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