Setting up a new home is hard enough in your current city, but what if you're planning an out of town move? We're here to help, and our first insider report is on Boston. From necessities to entertainment, from renting to buying, here's what it really costs to live in the Hub.
A few months back, on a foggy March afternoon, I was flipping through Sunset magazine when I discovered Teahouse Studio—an adorable little studio in Berkeley that is home to three innovative and creative female artists, as well as a workshop and a co-working space for Bay Area creative types (or anyone who loves tea, collaborative learning, and conversation).
There have been a lot of studies done on the value of "third spaces" — places that aren't home and aren't work where one can go and essentially feel at ease. They're valued for building a sense of community, a sense of self, and for encouraging creativity and the free exchange of ideas.
Today's How-To is the Extended Version of Wednesday's post (How to Make a Hammered Light with John Gleeson Connolly) and we hope it will ignite your weekend craving to get back to your garage and rewire those old extension cords into inventive little lights.
Flax is a highly nutritious omega-3-rich seed. It grows on lush knee-high stalks with pretty periwinkle colored flowers that open in the daytime and close at night. Flax plants are a beautiful ornamental plant with several practical applications.
During the warmer months, strolling through the farmer's market is an appealing way to spend an afternoon but don't forget that a variety of local produce is available all year round. Your local market sellers are also an excellent resource for learning about the plants that will work best during the winter in your area. Keeping an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables in your home will encourage healthy eating and like house plants and flowers, it can add beauty and life to your space.
Despite being one borough in a big city, Brooklyn has much to offer those who want to live green. Our Brooklyn coverage this year included a few Green Tours, a shout-out to two Brooklyn companies selling amazing wares, and a look at some inspirational outdoor spaces courtesy of our Small, Cool Outdoors contest. Brooklyn really wowed us this year.
Etsy recently made an inspiring video about Liberty Tool Company, a shop located in a small town in Maine. Founded by H.G. "Skip" Brack in 1976, the first floor is dedicated to used tools that Brack salvages and resells at affordable prices. He hopes that by offering artists & craftsmen the tools they need, he will help to support a sustainable local economy. Check out the video:
Perennial Plate's latest video visits three different farmers—Annie Novak from Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Abu Talib from Taqwa Community Farm in the Bronx, and Jack Algiere from the Stone Barns Center—who make real food happen around New York City. If you're a local, this is definitely worth a watch!