Best Wine Racks for the Home 2010
I’ve been compiling a list of the best new wine racks for the past two years, and this year I thought I’d do something a little different and highlight vintage designs (in addition to an expanded list of new and easily available racks). Some of these older pieces are no longer in production and you
Oct 27, 2010
Anthony & Gregory’s 1912 Contemporary Craftsman
Name: Anthony Franco, Clothing Designer and Wardrobe Stylist and Gregory Metcalf, Wardrobe Stylist and Pillow DesignerLocation: Silver Lake — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 1,782 square feet — 4 bedrooms & 3 bathroomsYears lived in: 5 years My friend told me about Anthony and Gregory’s home and I welcomed the opportunity to check out a 1912 restored Craftsman home in Silver Lake.
Oct 26, 2010
Colorful Cutlery
October is color month here at Ohdeedoh and tots’ utensils are an easy and fun way to add some visual interest at mealtime. Check out some of our favorite flatware, all of it BPA-free. • Read the full post at Ohdeedoh
Oct 26, 2010
How to Shop for an Induction Cooktop
Recently, Consumer Reports started reviewing induction cooktops alongside electric and gas ranges, while IKEA released their first US model. Welcome to America, induction cooking. Historically, the biggest barriers to buying an induction cooktop were price and accessibility, but as this style of cooking gains momentum, more affordable cooktops are appearing.
Oct 25, 2010
Caroline’s Pint Size Retro Whimsy On A Budget
Name: CarolineLocation: Columbia Heights — Washington, DCSize: 475 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 years — rented Studio apartments are tricky in their own right, and studios where the only windows are on one wall are even more so. Add in renter’s white walls, precarious plaster, and a lilliputian kitchen and you’ve got yourself what could easily become a design disaster.
Oct 21, 2010
Scott & Jessica Merge Their Styles With Ease
Name: Jessica & Scott O’BrienLocation: Robertson / Pico area — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 750 square feetYears lived in: 3 years — rented From my own experience, moving in with your significant other can be tricky, especially if your decorating tastes are not aligned (we’re polar opposites). But what I absolutely loved about Scott and Jessica’s home is how they seamlessly managed to display one another’s interests through the decor.
Oct 20, 2010
Colorful Mango Wood Bowls
I’m a bit of a sucker for bowls. They’re just so versatile! I have a few around my house: on my entryway table (for loose change and keys), on my bathroom cabinet (for jewelry and bobby pins), on my nightstand (for glasses and ear plugs). So it’s not surprising these colorful bowls made from sustainable
Oct 20, 2010
Jaime’s Global Glamour
Name: JaimeLocation: Wicker Park — Chicago, ILSize: 1400 square feetYears lived in: 3.5 — Owned Jaime, an esthetician at the much-lauded Maxine Salon, is the enviable type of person who’s innately stylish and who seems to get along with just about everyone. Her casually glamorous, jewel-hued Wicker Park home reflects both these aspects of her personality.
Oct 19, 2010
Lisa & Dan’s Curated Family Farmhouse
Name: Lisa & Dan and their 2 childrenLocation: Bedford, New HampshireSize: 6,200 square feet (including a small in-law apartment not pictured)Years lived in: 10 — owned Lisa and Dan moved into this outstanding farmhouse 10 years ago after living in a modern home made mostly of glass. It is clear from the first few steps inside that there is no shortage of modern amenities here — but when Lisa re-designed and re-structured this home, she did so with a reverence for the past.
Oct 19, 2010
BEHR Paint’s New Color Palette: 386 Amazing Colors!
In celebration of the new BEHR Premium Plus Ultra® Interior Paint (a paint and primer in one!), BEHR® has launched a boutique, hand-selected palette of 386 colors that provides do-it-yourselfers a canvas to express their tastes and creativity. Whether you’re looking for relaxing, organic-toned neutrals or saturated and vibrant hues, BEHR® has divided the color palette into six different design approaches to help you find your perfect match. Which one are you?
Oct 19, 2010
Simple Play Kitchen
We adore a fancy play kitchen but sometimes simple is best. When we stumbled upon this little play kitchen, we were completely drawn in. • Read the full post at Ohdeedoh
Oct 19, 2010
Douglas & Matthew’s Modern Apartment
Name: Douglas McClellan and Matthew LeeLocation: Lakeview — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 900 square feetYears lived in: 2 months — rented When Douglas and Matthew were looking for their first apartment together, they knew it had to be amazing. As design fanatics, they wanted a home that had enough architectural appeal without sacrificing size or location.
Oct 15, 2010
Color in the Kitchen: Lively Refrigerators
What better way to liven up the kitchen than with a pop of color decorating the fridge? This can come in the form of a new retro fridge or older classic appliance; a patterned decal or DIY chalkboard paint job. My grandmother still has a mustard yellow refrigerator from the 70’s — beautifully maintained I
Oct 15, 2010
Parent Earth: Food For Families
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) How can you sneak vegetables past a picky eater? Is it healthy to have a vegetarian baby? What are some tips for surviving grocery shopping with kids? These are a few of the most popular questions and topics on Parent Earth, a new website devoted to “Videos about Food for Families.”
Oct 14, 2010
Ghastly, Ghoulish Halloween Food
No, ghoulish not goulash! Some families go all out with decorating and others flex their Halloween muscles in the kitchen. Whether you’re planning a party or just want to surprise your family at home, here are five spooky dishes to serve up this time of year. • Read the full post at Ohdeedoh
Oct 14, 2010
Kitchen Tour: Shelby and Joe’s Fabulous Family Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Shelby and Joe started a family in Portland, Oregon. They transformed an old Victorian house into a modern living space to accommodate kids and family fun. Where do they hang out the most? In their dreamy, spacious kitchen. Read the full post at: The Kitchn
Oct 11, 2010
Mike’s Surprising Student Studio
Name: Mike of Unplggd & Other Communications and Sadie the cat.Location: Rittenhouse Square — Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSize: 360 square feetYears lived in: 1.75 years Studio apartments are common in a city like Philadelphia. The thing that sets them apart are the fantastic bare bones of the spaces that studio dwellers are given to work with. Original architectural details are a gem, but when you’ve got a knack for design like Mike does — they hold their weight in gold.
Oct 8, 2010
Laurel’s Cheerfully Chic Cottage
Name: Laurel HarringtonLocation: Mill Valley — CaliforniaSize: 1,800 square foot cottage with guest barnYears lived in: 10 — owned From the first day Laurel Harrington moved into her hillside Mill Valley cottage, she had her mind set on one thing: creating a space that was cheerfully chic. Laurel, an interior designer by trade, started her company, Harrington Design, in 2002 and has been creating lovely interior spaces every since.
Oct 8, 2010
Tech Mythbusters: Can a Cell Detect Microwave Leaks?
Ah, the internet. Where else would we find answers to all of our random questions? Our latest internet research: Whether or not your cell phone can help you identify leaks in your microwave. The legend says that if you place your phone in a microwave and close the door, it will only be able to receive an incoming call if there’s a leak. But is that true?
Oct 8, 2010
Creative Kitchen Compost Keepers
It can be stinky, and an unpleasant surprise should you stumble on it unexpectedly, but kitchen compost is anything but trash. So how do you tie in this kitchen essential without distracting from the design of your kitchen? • Read the full post at Re-Nest
Oct 7, 2010
Annie & Paul Build a Home in Sync
Name: Annie and PaulLocation: Upper West Side — New York, New YorkSize: 390 square feet — 1 bedroom Years lived in: 2½ — rented “We both roll with the same taste,” explain Annie and Paul when I ask if it was hard to design their first home together. Architects who met while learning their trade, Annie and Paul had each lived, previously, with roommates whose priorities diverged from home making.
Oct 6, 2010
The Wurm Storefront Kitchen & Studio
Name: James WurmLocation: Pilsen — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 860 square feetYears lived in: 1+ — rented In just over a year, James has transformed this storefront space into a livable, exciting stomping ground for cooking, socializing, and sharing.
Oct 6, 2010
Bruce & Melanie’s Steampunk Victorian
Name: Bruce and Melanie RosenbaumLocation: Sharon, MassachusettsSize: 4 bedrooms, 5000 square feetYears lived in: 10 — owned Steampunk means different things to different people, but to Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum whose home is a perfect whimsical ode to the style, it means fusing a modern sensibility with industrial antiques from the Victorian period to create a space that showcases the couple’s passion for antiquing, history, art, and technology.
Oct 5, 2010
Can I Use Baby Food in Recipes for Grownups?
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Q: Hi — I think I have one of the weirder “Good Questions” for The Kitchn that you’re ever going to get. To wit: how can I re-purpose baby food for adult cooking? Read feedback (and leave your own) on: The Kitchn
Oct 5, 2010
Tech Mythbusters: Can a Cell Detect Microwave Leaks?
Ah, the internet. Where else would we find answers to all of our random questions? Our latest internet research: Whether or not your cell phone can help you identify leaks in your microwave. The legend says that if you place your phone in a microwave and close the door, it will only be able to receive an incoming call if there’s a leak. But is that true?Paranoid about cell phone radiation? You’re not the only one.
Oct 5, 2010
Re-Using Tea Bags: The Good, The Bad, and the Green
As most avid tea drinkers will tell you, if you are using tea bags, you can get extra use out of them if you are willing to do so. Most people just chuck them into the trash, compost heap, or recycling bin, but saving them for your next tea is also an interesting idea. •
Oct 5, 2010
Susan & Ryan’s Less-Is-More Farmhouse
Name: Ryan and Susan HayesLocation: Williston, VermontSize: Approximately 1550 sq. feet plus finished basementYears lived in: less than one On a quiet dirt road not far from Burlington, Vermont, Ryan and Susan Hayes have put a spin on farmhouse living. Inspired by Ryan’s own great grandparent’s home, they built a traditional Vermont-style house tweaked with their own modern aesthetic. This included some of the latest technologies in green building.
Oct 1, 2010