Meeting deadlines, going to yoga, cheering at the kids' soccer games, finishing that craft project, catching up with friends, answering that last email: We do a ton before it's even time to think about getting a good night's sleep — and our sleep usually suffers for it. But May is Better Sleep Month, so we're finally giving our shut-eye the respect it deserves for fueling our crazy lives. These 7 tips are a great start:
1. Set your thermostat to 65-68 degrees to prevent overheating. Waking up sweaty at 2 a.m. is no one's idea of restful. Hit this temperate sweet spot and you'll be dreaming comfortably.
It's a pretty safe guess that Apartment Therapy readers enjoy looking at beautiful, compelling, and sometimes unusual things. We love visual stimulation, whether the design is purely aesthetic or solution-based for our homes and lives. Checking out blogs from around the world expands our horizons by giving us a look at the artistic produce of people imbued with and expressing a culture and environment different than the one we're steeped in. Today, let's visit Canada.
Newcomers to my home can't ever find my paper towels. That's because they're hidden in the pantry so the cloth towels and rags I have are the first line of defense against spills and messes that need to be wiped. Here's how I use cloth and when even I reach for a paper towel.
Nate Berkus has been working with LG as Artistic Advisor for their Studio line, and the new collection is here. Debuting this weekend at Dwell on Design, the LG Studio collection features pro-style appliances including slide-in gas and electric ranges, a microwave, and French door-in-door refrigerator.
My little apartment is the perfect size for me. This is the first time I've lived by myself, and I really adore having my own space and the opportunity to make it my own.
Design-wise, I love having the kitchen open to the living room; it makes it very easy to entertain in a relatively small space, and because there's a counter with stools, there's a space to eat that isn't the couch!
And being able to clean the whole place in a couple of hours isn't bad either!
One of the perennial favorite brands is Public and the sweetheart choice seems to be the new Mixte French Style in orange (see above). Currently on sale in May (so only a few more days), it features "a premium French-style step-through design and a wide range of seven speeds to satisfy the most discerning city riders." Tons more choices below!