This season’s newest home design books offer something for every style

Interior design books out this fall document one of the year’s strongest décor trends: color, and loads of it. Designers such as Mark D. Sikes, Markham Roberts, Katie Ridder and James Farmer all show a lively mix of color, pattern and style in their recent projects.

Every page is full of inspiration for your own projects, showing you how to mix and match — or not match at all — and love it.

Dominic Bradbury’s new architecture book, “The Iconic American House,” compiles 50 well-known iconic and innovative homes built in the U.S. since 1902. They’re traditional and modern, and each comes with an interesting story.

Here are six new architecture and design books worth a closer look.

“The Iconic American House,” by Dominic Bradbury

(Thames & Hudson; $65; 320 pp.)

You’ve heard of Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Edith Wharton’s The Mount and the Annenbergs’ Sunnylands

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Marla Aaron Evolves Her Utilitarian Approach to Fun And Essential Fine Jewelry In Her Newest Collection

I have interviewed many designers and listened when they spoke about their inspiration.  Although there have been may jewelers who cite industrial influences, Marla Aaron locked down the look with her first design directly cast from a hardware store carabiner  (a hook that mountaineers use to fasten one rope to another). Marla explains, “When I realized I could morph this simple shape into different silhouettes and sizes, I realized that other women would want them too.” This is the time, Marla didn’t realize would be an understatement. Marla developed a cult following with women who ‘wanted’, coveted and eventually bough them in a variety of incarnations.

Unless you have been living where there is no internet, phone, or mode of communication with the outside world, you will have heard of Marla Aaron and her original take on the her ever expanding utilitarian objects

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Amazon’s newest gift guide features lots of car-related toys

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is still several days away (October 13th and 14th) so the best deals are yet to come but in preparation for the two-day main event the e-tailer has launched gift guides to pique our interest – the Home Holiday Guide, Holiday Electronics Gift Guide, Holiday Toys List, Fashion Gift Guide, and Beauty Gift Guide. We searched all of Amazon’s gift guides (spoiler alert – we didn’t find anything auto-related in the beauty guide so we’ll just defer to the experts for that one) to curate an automotive-themed list of our favorite gift ideas and some of the best pre-Prime Day deals. 

Within Amazon’s Holiday Toy list you can search for gift ideas by age group or you can shop by

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Welcome to our newest shopping venture, The Hill Store

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Since 1994, we have prided ourselves at The Hill on our comprehensive, objective reporting on all things Washington. And now, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be extending our critical coverage beyond just news, providing our readers with reviews, buying guides and insider discounts on the best products on the web.

Today we officially launch The Hill Store, a partnership between The Hill and leading commerce technology platform StackCommerce, that will showcase top-notch products and a seamless shopping experience to our readers. Here, you will be able to purchase powerful apps and software that will enhance your device’s offerings, enroll in online courses that can help you climb the career ladder, stock up on must-have technology gear and gadgets, and refresh your wardrobe or home decor with the help of today’s top lifestyle goods.

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Moritz Glik’s Newest Collection Shakes Up Jewelry’s Iconic Classics

I first met Mortiz Glik in 2004 at Jewelry Week in Las Vegas. I was the senior editor for a luxury national jewelry magazine and Paul Schneider-co-owners with his wife Lauren from Twist and Twistonline.com told me there was a designer I needed to meet, walked me over and introduced me to Moritz who was animatedly explaining the collection to another editor. A Brazilian born-bench jeweler with an instinct for innovative compositions, I noticed immediately that Moritz created movement and a fluidity to his designs which distinguished his collection. His sensibility and knowledge of all facets of jewelry construction allowed the diamonds to shimmer when the wearer moved. I understood what Paul had seen in him. When Moritz talks about his collection, he reveals his affable personality and sense of humor combined with and intense focus and ability to

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Amazon Fashion’s newest service is men’s personal shopping

  • Amazon expanded its Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe service to include men’s clothing. 
  • For $4.99 a month, shoppers can get shipments of items that are curated based on their preferences.
  • Amazon has been looking to be a dominant player in fashion for some time. Personal Shopper is a clear play for Stitch Fix’s turf.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Amazon now has even more ways to gets clothes into its Prime members’ hands. 

This week, it expanded its Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe service to include men’s clothing.

At $4.99 a month, Personal Shopper is an extension of the e-commerce giant’s Prime Wardrobe offering, sending shoppers a box of items selected based on their preferences. Like with Prime Wardrobe, Personal Shopper customers can try on items at home before they’re charged for what they want to keep.

The men’s service includes items from brands like Levi’s, Adidas, Scotch

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Inn Beauty Project’s newest product is a fresh spin on the toothpaste pimple hack

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As weird as it sounds, toothpaste was once a well-known hack for clearing zits. Now, the Inn Beauty Project Pimple Paste is bringing the old school hack back with more skin-friendly ingredients — and I gave it a shot.

Nowadays, I don’t get zits like I did as a teenager. However, the occasional blemish will show its evil head on my skin. Pimple Paste is a new addition to Inn Beauty Project’s product line which helps target, combat and fade blemishes — plus, it’s alcohol-free. Many acne spot treatments I’ve used in the past include alcohol as one of the ingredients to help dry the zit from the

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