Sometimes it's just more fun to let a little piece of paper make a decision for us, be it paint color, vacation spot, or dinner delivery. You might remember these paper fortune tellers (also known as cootie catchers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, or whirlybirds) from your grade school days, made to pass time and bring a laugh or three. They're great to play around with for nostalgia sake, or when you just can't make that really "difficult" decision on your own.
Name: Stephen Stocker and Antwann Nourse Location: Andersonville, Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 2 years
Two items I spotted at Stephen and Antwann's home: A book by Nate Berkus and a painting of the Superman "S". So what do you get when you cross Superman with Nate Berkus? Ok, technically you would get a very foxy guy who can pick the perfect paint color and fly, but you also get Stephen and Antwann's vibrant mix of modern style and comic-book cool.
Today, you'll have just a little more time—one second to be exact. June 30 marks the first time since 2012 that we've had a global leap second. The course correction accounts for the fact that the Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down (and that time is a construct).
This home was owned by the same family since it was built in the 1950s, so when Kelly and Dave purchased it a few years ago, there were lots of updates to be made. One such project was bringing the exterior of the home up to date.
While the work triangle may be the most efficient way to organize a kitchen, your space might not permit it. If you are working with a small space, aligning all your cooking space and appliances on one wall can make your kitchen feel more efficient.
Here are 10 examples of single-wall kitchens that will have you considering this streamlined option.
Let's say you've just bought a beautiful midcentury home, a little gem designed by famed architect A. Quincy Jones. You want to go about fixing it up, making it right for a modern lifestyle, but you also want to be respectful of the things that make this particular house unique. That was the challenge faced by architect Bruce Norelius and his partner, Landis Green, recent transplants to California, in remodeling their Brentwood home.
Name: Rebecca Rosenfelt & Michael Yamartino Location: Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; rented Years hosting on Airbnb: 6 years
When Rebecca and Michael were apartment hunting, they never saw themselves in a big modern lofty space. So when they first saw this light-flooded Bernal Heights home, they couldn't picture themselves living there. But then they fell in love with the bright and airy space, and they realized they could personalize the apartment to suit them. Sure enough, their mix of traditional and eclectic furnishings are a surprisingly perfect fit for the contemporary space. Their home is clean and simple, but also cozy and welcoming, for the couple and for their many Airbnb guests.
Q: Help! I've been looking everywhere for a sofa that my two lovely cats won't totally destroy! Because of their clawing and fur, it needs to be leather. Because of their history of throwing up a hair ball (or two) on my previous couches, it needs to be pigmented leather (very stain resistant)...