10 Best Places to Buy Custom Wall Art (That Won’t Break the Bank)

When you’re putting the finishing touches on your home decor, finding the perfect wall art is often one of the last tasks to get checked off the to-do list. Art is not only an investment, but it can also be very personal, making it difficult to find pieces that resonate with you and match your individual style. If this rings true, then check out these amazing sources for custom wall art. Here, you’ll find personalized line drawings of your family, or a map that reminds you of your favorite vacation, or the night sky captured on the night you got engaged. This custom wall art will help tell your story—plus they make wonderful, personalized gifts for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and more.

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The Night Sky

The night you first fell in love. The night your child was born. The night you

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How Rachel Hislop relaunched Okayplayer

Rachel Hislop became editor-in-chief of Okayplayer in 2017
Rachel Hislop became editor-in-chief of Okayplayer in 2017

June was an unforgettable month for Rachel Hislop. Just not in the way she expected.

For the last two years, she’s been plotting the relaunch of the ground-breaking and influential hip-hop website Okayplayer.

Once one of America’s most popular online music destinations, its reputation had dipped in recent years; and Hislop, who’d made her name working with Beyoncé, was brought in to make it relevant again.

By the start of 2020, plans were in place. New writers had been hired, photoshoots were booked and interviews were scheduled,

Then Covid-19 hit and scattered her staff.

Then the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor irrevocably changed the site’s editorial goals.

Then her CEO, Abiola Oke, was forced to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment and creating a toxic work environment.

“It all just came tumbling down,” Hislop tells the BBC.

We spoke to

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You Can Shop This Cult Favorite Craft Fair Online

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While the Coronavirus may have shut down this year’s iteration of one of the design world’s favorite events, lovers of the famous Field + Supply Fair should plan to open up their laptops next week, as the beloved event launches its first ever virtual market, which will bring some of the best parts of the event (including meeting makers, listening to music, and, of course, shopping) to your computer screen.

Field + Supply, the craft fair-meets-design marketplace-meets outdoor dining experience founded by designer Brad Ford, would have been entering its sixth year in 2020—when what would have been the second spring fair (added to the popular October one) was put on hold. But Ford still wanted to find a way to spotlight makers and encourage the sense of community the Fair brings—something we’re increasingly missing in the days of social distancing.

“We wanted to really make it

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New 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class gets 3D instrument cluster, next-gen MBUX software

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Every new Mercedes-Benz S-Class needs to be significantly better than its predecessor. The next-generation model is almost ready to make its global debut, and official details about it are beginning to emerge. Mercedes announced the sedan will inaugurate a new version of its MBUX infotainment system that’s packed with a mile-long list of features ranging from fingerprint recognition to a Chit-Chat function that answers questions.

The software’s central component is a 12.8-inch, portrait-oriented OLED touchscreen with haptic feedback technology. It groups the functions you’d normally expect to find in an infotainment system, like navigation, connectivity, and entertainment, and it’s also used to adjust the climate control system. Going all-digital allowed Mercedes to design a dashboard with 27 fewer buttons than the one in the outgoing, current-generation S-Class. Safety-related features (like the windshield wipers and all of the lights) are still operated via stalks, however.

MBUX

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Hyundai publishes renderings of angrier-looking 2021 Elantra N Line

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Hyundai’s seventh-generation Elantra will soon receive the sporty N Line treatment, and design renderings published by the firm reveal the visual updates included in the transformation. Although it’s not a full-fat N model like the Veloster, the sedan gains a more muscular design that likely hides several mechanical upgrades.

N stands for performance in Hyundai-speak, and the N Line will be positioned near the top of the Elantra range. Designers gave it an angrier-looking front fascia characterized by a model-specific grille painted black and wider air intakes with chevron-shaped inserts. It also receives side skirts, gloss black trim around the windows and on the mirrors, a trunk-mounted spoiler, as well as twin exhaust tips that stick out from the right side of an air diffuser.

Hyundai hasn’t released images of the interior, though it noted the passengers will be surrounded by red accents. We don’t

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11 Side Gigs You Can Do From Home

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The rapid changes we experienced worldwide to slow the spread of the new coronavirus were, to put it lightly, tough on the wallet.

Whether your work hours have been reduced, you’ve been laid off from a full-time job, or you need a break from gigs that don’t allow social distancing like ride share or grocery delivery, finding a new source of income without leaving home might be daunting. 

You can always find work-from-home jobs though our portal. But maybe you just need something to get by for now until this all blows over.

Side gigs are a great way to bolster your bank account, and you can find a ton of online gigs that never require you to leave the

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Everywhere you can go on holiday this summer

Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock
Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock

The government has announced a list of 59 countries and territories where Britons will be able to go on holiday this summer without quarantining.

From 10 July, those travelling from these approved destinations into England will be exempt from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period imposed on all inbound arrivals.

Alongside this, the Foreign Office (FCO) has published a separate list of destinations where it has now lifted its blanket advice against all non-essential international travel.

While the lists are not the same, there is an overlap of 48 countries. For those looking to travel to one of the places where both elements of the “double lock” have been scrapped, there is another hurdle to overcome before holidays are possible: the country in question has to have also lifted restrictions, allowing Brits to enter freely without quarantining on arrival.

For example, New Zealand was included on both

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How to Make Natural Dyes From Things You Already Have Around Your House

From avocado pits to turmeric powder.

Ocean Rose with yarn she dyed.
Ocean Rose with yarn she dyed.

We were a couple months into quarantine when my best friend announced to me that they had started dyeing their clothes with things they found around their kitchen. 

First there was a cropped knit dyed a brilliant yellow by turmeric root, then a button-up turned pink with the help of some beets. When we met up in a park to wave hello at our first socially-distant hangout, they picked a few small fistfuls of green grass to take home and experiment with, too. 

While the grass dye didn’t have quite the effect intended (it turned a white T-shirt “the faintest faintest brown,” they later told me), their interest in it helped me to start seeing all kinds of plants around me — from my kitchen waste to the flower petals strewn on the ground in the nearby cemetery

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‘It all just came tumbling down’

Rachel Hislop became editor-in-chief of Okayplayer in 2017
Rachel Hislop became editor-in-chief of Okayplayer in 2017

June was an unforgettable month for Rachel Hislop. Just not in the way she expected.

For the last two years, she’s been plotting the relaunch of the ground-breaking and influential hip-hop website Okayplayer.

Once one of America’s most popular online music destinations, its reputation had dipped in recent years; and Hislop, who’d made her name working with Beyoncé, was brought in to make it relevant again.

By the start of 2020, plans were in place. New writers had been hired, photoshoots were booked and interviews were scheduled,

Then Covid-19 hit and scattered her staff.

Then the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor irrevocably changed the site’s editorial goals.

Then her CEO, Abiola Oke, was forced to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment and creating a toxic work environment.

“It all just came tumbling down,” Hislop tells the BBC.

We spoke to

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From measurements to protective features, here’s what you need to know

You should replace your bike helmet every five years, or sooner if it has seen a lot of use: The Independent/iStock
You should replace your bike helmet every five years, or sooner if it has seen a lot of use: The Independent/iStock

If you’re in the market for a new bike helmet, there has never been a better time to buy. There’s a huge array of styles out there aimed at a wide range of cycling disciplines.

But the golden rule is to buy a helmet you are actually going to want to wear – it’s not going to save you unless it’s on your head.

Plenty of people are dusting off old bikes and digging them out of their garden sheds right now – but doing the same with a bike helmet would be a big mistake.

The materials they are constructed from can deteriorate over time, and your lid may have suffered a knock or damage which may not be obvious to the eye but could affect its ability

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