Pineapples Are Coming For Your Christmas Trees
If you wandered over to Instagram or Pinterest at all during October, you probably saw your share of carved pineapples instead of pumpkins (yes, this is apparently a thing). Not satisfied with just being a symbol of summer, the tropical fruit is also aiming to take over Christmas by standing in for your fir or pine.
Nov 4, 2017
Lowes Welcomes A Major Brand and Only Those Missing Sears Care
Growing up, I remember hitting up small-town hardware stores for quick needs like electrical tape or a pack of screws. If we wanted something fancier, we would head to the local mall and peruse Sears’ bigger selection of pretty tools and yard machines. Despite my mother’s grumbling comments about the cost of lawn mower parts, the tools still all felt so glamorous under those retail lights.
Nov 4, 2017
This Modern Minimal Home Used to Be a Rusty Cargo Ship
You don’t have to worry about getting your sea legs under you to enjoy living aboard this vintage cargo ship-turned-gorgeous modern home. This lovely abode for the land-bound is the design handiwork of Amsterdam firm ANA architecten, which took on this unique renovation at the request of the ship’s owner. ANA architecten transformed the original 1957 ship by shortening it so that it could fit the dock space.
Nov 4, 2017
Looking For a Change? This Italian Village Will Pay You To Move There
If you’re looking to pick up and move in search of adventure, a fresh start, or just a change of perspective, one mayor in Italy wants to literally pay you to move to his village in Puglia. According to a recent interview with CNN Travel, the mayor of the Italian town of Candela, Nicola Gatta, is trying to reverse the reduction in population of his once-thriving Medieval village by paying people a not-insignificant stipend to relocate there.
Nov 4, 2017
This Grocery Store Is Selling Furniture That You Might Mistake for IKEA
Honest show of hands, how many of you have made trips to IKEA not so much for any decor or furniture items, but for the meatballs or to stock up on lingonberry drink? Well, discount German supermarket chain, Lidl, is betting on the idea that Americans enjoy grocery shopping where we buy our decor.
Nov 4, 2017
A Tiny Apartment That Transforms Into a Super Efficient Space
As someone who used to work as an architect and now writes about small spaces, I love seeing how a clever design can completely transform a tiny space. At first glance, this little Italian apartment did not seem very promising. Its 317 square feet (29.5 square meters) were awkwardly chopped up into a tiny bedroom, barely large enough for a bed, an oddly placed bathroom, and a combination living room/dining room/kitchen that was strangely shaped and a bit cavernous.
Nov 4, 2017
This Weekend: Do This To Your Bedroom Right Now
Chilly weather and holidays call for sleeping in and cuddling with fluffy blankets. But the cozy vibe is anything but restful if all you see is clutter and junk, especially when you’re in this one particular spot. This weekend, we’re going to recover some peace and calm. Go around your bedroom and gather everything that’s sitting on the surfaces of your bedroom furniture. You can go about this a few ways.
Nov 4, 2017