Peek Inside an Artist’s Quirky Tower House in the Catskills
Located in the Catskills near Woodstock, New York, there’s a house that’s not your average property. The Tower House has a history as interesting as its interiors, that incorporates both the Muppets and the Grateful Dead. Artist and Long Island native John Kahn built Tower House over a period of 15 years, and it was finally completed in 2002.
Jun 1, 2017
The One Healthy Snack You Should Always Pack When Traveling
(Image credit: Gina Eykemans) From Kitchn → How I Make Sure I Have a Healthy Morning When I’m Traveling null
Jun 1, 2017
The Quote That Finally Changed My Mind on Minimalism
I’ve always had sort of a personal gripe with the minimalist movement. It’s a complicated cluster of feelings, but I can boil down my difficulty with minimalism into three words: I like stuff. I like having just the right glass for every drink (some of them thrifted and handed down through generations). I like collecting trinkets that remind me of people I’ve known, places I’ve been and things I’ve done.
Jun 1, 2017
How to Start a Home Composting System
From Apartment Therapy → How To Start a Home Worm Composting System null
Jun 1, 2017
Bookends to Fit Your Style and Organize Your Collection
Most people aren’t blessed with a Beauty and the Beast-size personal library, but I’m willing to guess you have more than a few paperbacks lying around. Luckily the right bookends let you turn any surface into a perfect place to store your reads: keep a few on your desk, on a shelf, propped up on a side table…as long as you start with the right foundation, you’ll have a ton of room to customize to your aesthetic.
Jun 1, 2017
5 Unconventionally Fantastic Vacation Rentals You’ll Want to Run Away to Right Now
When you’re traveling, where you stay doesn’t have to be just a place to sleep and keep your things—it can also add a lot to your experience. Sure, you can book a hotel, but there are so many more unique options available —vacation homes that are a surreal adventure on their own; places that are beyond Instagram-worthy levels of cool that you’ll remember forever. And while some of these stays are expensive, many of them are surprisingly affordable, too.
Jun 1, 2017
Before & After: Combining Two Apartments into One Luxe Pad
Look, we know you’re not even reading this paragraph right now. We get it! Why would you when there is floor-to-ceiling yellow tile to stare at right above this? This bathroom, by way of a ’70s Scorsese film, was not the only part of the two (yes, two) apartments Nataliya was renovating that needed an update, but it was certainly the most dramatically outdated.
Jun 1, 2017
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The (Actual) Best Purchases You Can Make for a New Home
You’ve just moved. You’re excited! You’ve taken the online quiz to find out if you’re a chesterfield or a mid-century modern. (Turns out you’re a camel back. Twist!) But hold up. At the risk of going too Mom and Dad on you, let’s talk this as a moment to make smart decisions that keep the home in good working order. These purchases are all utilitarian, which sure, are not as fun to think about as furniture and decoration.
Jun 1, 2017
2017 is the Year of the Sofa
In my ramble through this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF — basically the design world’s answer to a runway show), I noticed something unusual: there were a lot of really, really great sofas. Usually the chair is the darling of the design world, presenting myriad ways to iterate. The sofa is a bit more of a challenge: it’s bigger, and because people think of it as a bit more of a practical piece, it needs to take into account comfort as well.
Jun 1, 2017
One of the Best Bottles of Wine in the World Is an $8 Rosé from Aldi
(Image credit: Ekaterina_Molchanova) shutterstock From Kitchn → This $8 Rosé from Aldi Is One of the Best Bottles of Wine in the World null
Jun 1, 2017
Your Home is Working Against You, And Here’s What to Do About It
Housekeeping is rarely fun or easy. But what if we told you that you could improve the overall efficiency of your housework, without actually spending any additional time, money, or energy? Believe it or not, with a little imagination and planning, you’ll find there are tons of tiny ways you can boost the productivity of your place—ones that truly don’t require any extra work.
Jun 1, 2017
How to Deep Clean Electric Stove Burners
Jun 1, 2017