Few things are as versatile as the humble tension rod. They are cheap and totally removable. They are great for those awkward areas where nothing else fits, and don’t do any damage to walls, closets or cabinets. Some of their uses are obvious, but there are others you might not have ever considered...
I moved into a new home in March, and I often find myself getting really upset that more projects aren't done. Plenty of boxes haven't been unpacked. Nearly half our rooms still have paint swatches on the walls. Simple projects like hanging curtains have even gone ignored. So I went looking for inspiration.
Are things feeling a little stuffy and stale at home? The combination of hot weather and air conditioning working overtime can mean less fresh air. Give yourself a little low-cost/no-cost treat this evening, guaranteed to please your nose and set you up for some sweeter (smelling!) dreams tonight...
Sure, there are matches, candles, baking soda, and air fresheners, but sometimes there are some lingering odors that just won't go away. We're all friends here, so let's take a second to talk about how to get rid of some of these pesky hangers-on.
When this topic came up as part of our monthly focus on "renters solutions" I jumped at the chance to write about it. I recently had the good fortune of having a washing machine in a unit that I lived in for a few months, and that was a serious luxury. But currently I'm living without a washing machine in my apartment... or anywhere within a city block.
Summer has been heating up, and with it, the requests from the kids for glasses of water. It's a fantastic habit to cultivate, since staying hydrated isn't always an automatic behavior. But the constant dishwashing from multiple cups ("Is that my cup or yours?") is both a nuisance and environmentally unfriendly. That's why this clever hack that personalizes cups and keeps them close to the water source is a great idea for families with little kids.
Last Sunday was the monthly Alameda flea market just outside of San Francisco and we emerged from the day happily clutching our finds and sincerely wishing that we had brought some sunscreen. Here are a few takeaways from the experience.
I've lived in San Francisco for nearly a year and a half and just finally made it down to Haight and Ashbury, in search of inexpensive crystals for a project. I found my treasure trove in a little shop that also boasts a meditation room. Here are a few of the ways that I plan to put my finds to use.
We love spotting studio apartments that prove that having a small(ish) space — and doing all your living in one room — doesn't have to mean sacrificing style. Feast your eyes on the photos of this lovely apartment by designer Tom Delavan, and read on for seven principles that make this small space work — that you can apply to your own small space, too.