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Tori Tippin

Tori Tippin

Contributing Writer for Fracture.

Forget about store-bought ties or homemade clay ashtrays for a man that doesn’t smoke. This year, why not whip up a Father’s Day gift he’ll actually use and enjoy? These five gift projects are simple enough that the kids can do them, or at least help. 1. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream This all-natural, homemade shaving cream contains ingredients that are actually good for his skin. The oils help condition and soften the skin while leaving behind a pleasant fragrance. Make …

No matter how tight your budget, there’s no need to suffer from the outdated-kitchen blues. A few simple updates can make your kitchen look like fresh and stylish, without hiring a contractor or maxing out your credit cards. 1. Haute Hardware The design of most kitchen cabinets is fairly traditional, but hardware can make them look incredibly awesome or dated. Replace cabinet handles, knobs and hinges with modern versions if the old ones would look out of place even with a …

You may not know it yet, but there’s a good chance you gravitate toward one home decor style, even if you’ve never thought to give it a name. We compiled a list of some of the most popular design styles we have seen recently in stores, on blogs and in our homes. And don’t worry — you don’t have to stick with just one style. 1. Coastal Style: Relaxed, Sea-Inspired Comfort Coastal style takes a hint of the beach and …

Before the age of social media, interior designers seemed inaccessible and out-of-reach. We obsessed over perfectly put-together homes in magazines, but had no real access to the designers behind the magic. Today, we’ve got interior design inspiration at our fingertips. Interior Designers share their personal brands on social media, and following our favorites allows us to see their design process in a whole new light. Social media has made interior design accessible, and the inspiration is tangible. Check out 19 …

Whether you’re the avid HGTV watcher, frequent Pinterest user or home decor enthusiast, you’ve definitely seen some stunning gallery walls that are to die for. Planning your perfect space can get overwhelming and especially time consuming. We’ve put together a list of wall decor trends and inspiration so you can make your decor the perfect conversation starter. 1. Balance and Placement If you’re worried about placement and balance when creating a photo collage, here’s what you can do: Cut paper to the size and shape of the …

As the first days of above-freezing temperature begin to thaw Washington, D.C. I have a bit of time to gather, edit and share some of the images from this weekend’s historic blizzard. First off, a couple of tips for shooting in the snow: 1. Hand warmers: not for you, but for your camera batteries and most importantly, your iPhone. I often found myself in white out conditions where my iPhone + battery backpack was going down faster than the temperature. …