This is a great makeover and a cool story because it involves a mom and son working collaboratively to create a completely new room for a budget of only $150! Take a dip into Levi's newly nautical bedroom (puns = not my strong suit).
My grandfather recently passed away, and while he wasn't participating on social networks, he was a popular topic on my Facebook feed these last few days. People used to find out about a family or friend passing in the newspaper or through a phone call, but today Facebook or Twitter are regularly used to spread news. My grandfather's passing raised an important question for me: how do we deal with the tough stuff online so we don't break hearts offline?
I'm writing this as I'm currently being bombarded by the non-stop sounds of a nearby jackhammer pounding away at concrete, accompanied by the intermittent rattles and rolls of nearby traffic zooming by. A cacophonous symphony causing my teeth to clench, temples pounding in rhythm. It's one of those days when I wonder why I live in the middle of the city...when I definitely need the aid of my headphones and one of these following relaxing mixes to bring me back down to a lower blood pressure.
You've spent months searching Zillow, Redfin, and Trulia. You've dedicated nameless hours to touring homes, putting together paperwork, and submitting offers. But nothing seems to pan out. How should one keep up and at 'em through this whole process?
It was over the weekend during our team's editorial retreat we ended up discussing each of our preferences for working with surrounding sound. Some of us felt energized by the sounds and proximity of others in public areas, while others felt easily distracted. For those who find a little ambient background noise an enhancement, there's a new free site catering to your auditory needs...
Last week, stylist Justina Blakeney raised a really interesting point on her blog, a theme that's also come up in some of the comments here at Apartment Therapy: the word "ethnic" has become a catch-all descriptor for anything that has non-Western origins.
Take a look at the lead photo in this cool house tour. In the tour questionnaire, the homeowner cited the ceramic tile as her biggest "embarrassment". It made me think about what I'd list as my biggest home embarrassment, and what supposed embarrassments I totally dig.
We all know how important it is for our heath to remain physically active and have a good exercise routine. We also know that when our lives get busy and hectic, the gym membership is usually the first thing to get overlooked.
Yesterday a (nice and efficient) repairman came to fix our dryer, and since local companies only make service calls during the day and since I work from home, I was alone when he arrived. Now, I am a confident, independent, grown-a** woman, but it was still a bit unnerving to welcome a strange man into my home. I may have had my phone and a pair of sharp scissors in my jeans pockets...
I just came across a c.1990 article in the New York Times about apartment dwellers with telescopes in their homes. In those days before all-too-invasive social networking and Google Street View, were telescopes the way everyone was sneaking a peek into other people's lives? And are they still being used today? All of this led me to wonder, do you have a telescope at home?