10 Things to Clean Before the Holiday Season Gets Going
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Nov 16, 2017
Competitive Tablescaping is Real, and it is a Delight to Behold
Humans have competitions for all kinds of strange things: holding beer steins, racing lawn mowers, chasing a wheel of cheese down a hill. But these all seem positively mainstream compared to a competition that is held annually at the L.A. County Fair, where participants attempt to outdo each other in setting the table. But these aren’t just any tables. These are the most elaborate (and occasionally absurd) tablescapes you have ever seen.
Nov 16, 2017
How to Infuse a Little Swedish “Lagom” Into the Holidays This Year
If you weren’t already hip to the Swedish lifestyle trend known as “lagom,” then now’s a great time to smarten up. Defined loosely as “everything in moderation” or “not too much and not too little,” the concept of lagom (pronounced lah-gom) is all about finding a balance — whether at home or in life — that works for you.
Nov 16, 2017
Two Tiny Homes Are Better Than One For This Portland Family of Four
No matter how much they gain in popularity, the majority of Americans still seem to feel that living in a tiny home just would not be enough space. But what about two tiny homes, combined?
Nov 16, 2017
Michael Jackson’s Former NYC Townhouse Is On the Market for $39M
Here’s a thriller of a real estate listing—this Upper East Side mansion is the former home of the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. Currently owned by billionaire Marc Lasry, the hedge fund manager bought the E 74th Street property back in 2001 for $11 million, according to the New York Post. Before modern billionaires, though, the manse has served as home for quite the illustrious list of residents.
Nov 16, 2017
We’re Breaking it Down: When Waiting for 20% Down Is The Wrong Choice
A 20 percent down payment is the gold standard held up by every real estate resource ever. With less than 20 percent down, you’re on the line to pay PMI — private mortgage insurance — a fee that’s tacked on to your mortgage every month for no other reason than to protect the bank (not you) if you ever default on your loan.
Nov 16, 2017
This Color-Changing Furniture Is An Instagram Filter IRL
If you’ve been searching high and low for eye-catching ways to spread some trippy vibes throughout your home, look no further than Color Flow, a mini-collection of monochromatic furniture from Seoul-based design studio Orijeen. The aesthetically stimulating furniture sets consist of a tall standalone wardrobe accentuated by green, blue and yellow hues along with a sideboard decorated with a combination of pinks, purples and blues.
Nov 16, 2017
6 Things Everyone Forgets to Tell Their House Guests
One of the keys to being a good host? Anticipating your guests’ needs. When friends or family come to stay with you, you make sure they have clean sheets and towels and know where the bathroom and the garbage is — so you’ve got the basic important things covered. But there might be a few things that you’re forgetting to tell them (and for some of them, they might be too embarrassed to ask) that they should definitely know.
Nov 16, 2017
IKEA’s New Chair Is Literally Trash
Earlier this year, Form Us With Love designed kitchen cabinets made from recycled plastic bottles. Now, the studio is back with another simple-yet-stunning take on sustainable furniture in the form of this chic IKEA chair made from recycled plastic and wood chips. The sustainable materials used to create the chair – dubbed Odger — were originally intended for pallets, but the designers discovered that the materials were more suitable for its affordable seating option.
Nov 16, 2017
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More Storage, Less Clutter, All Style
No matter how cute your storage solutions are, sometimes you look around your space and all you see is…stuff. A science project that’s taken over the kitchen table, mail that you’re definitely going to sort soon, stacks of clothes that are barely letting your closet door close — sometimes you don’t just want to organize these things, you want to make them invisible. Good news: You can.
Nov 16, 2017
Reality Check: Nearly $1 Trillion Worth of Homes at Risk from Rising Sea Levels
Last month was the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s deadly, destructive rampage through New York and New Jersey, which killed 157 people and left $50 billion in damage in its wake. Unfortunately, New York City is still unprepared for an increasingly likely flood disaster, and it’s among the U.S. cities most at risk from rising sea levels in the coming decades. A new analysis by Zillow found that nearly 2 million U.S.
Nov 16, 2017
Peek Inside Eva Longoria’s New $13.5 Million LA Manse
Eva Longoria definitely isn’t desperate—at least if her new pad is any example. The actor and producer recently dropped a cool $13.5 million on a mansion in Los Angeles’ Beverly Crest area. Beverly Crest is a neighborhood within the western hills of Los Angeles, surrounded by Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, and the Hollywood Hills. The two story, 11,000 square foot contemporary home was built in 1996 and has eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms, reports the LA Times.
Nov 16, 2017
A Tiny, Transformable New York Apartment Does It All
Peter Kostelov and his wife, Olia Feshina, moved to New York from Moscow in 2013. He’s an architect, she’s an artist and fashion designer, and they both live and work in this 700-square-foot Washington Heights apartment. Depending on what part of the country you live in, you will either think this is incredibly small or fairly generous, but wherever you come from, it’s hard to deny the cleverness and ingenuity of Olga and Peter’s design for the space.
Nov 16, 2017