Science Makes the Case For Putting Up Holiday Decorations Early
To my fellow grinches, we might be too quick to judge our holiday loving brethren. According to a new study, those who bust out the winter wonderland decor early might have something to teach us Christmas cranks. Turns out, those who can’t wait to start celebrating are generally happier than those of us who cringe at seeing trees set up on November 1. Though the practice isn’t always about happy memories.
Nov 18, 2017
5 Creative Holiday Cards that Won’t End Up in the Landfill
Do you cringe at the thought of how many holiday cards are tossed in the recycling (or worse, the trash bin) come January 1st? If you’re trying to be more waste-conscious, or have friends and family who are, you might want to consider alternatives to traditional greeting cards. After all, you’re not a grinch. But the struggle to maintain your waste-conscious lifestyle during the holidays and still join in the generous spirit of the season is real.
Nov 18, 2017
Hair Nah! The Cathartic Travel Game for Black Women
I’m not going home for Thanksgiving, but if I were, there are a few things I would do to prepare myself for traveling back to the Midwest during one of the craziest times of the year: Force myself to pack light, download a meditation app, and mentally prepare to have my hair touched. For many black women (but not all! I don’t speak for all of us! ) traveling means putting yourself in the line of fire of overly aggressive hands. But now there’s a game for us, by us.
Nov 18, 2017
Mies Made Minimalist: The Barcelona Pavilion Gets a Temporary Facelift
For years, visitors who have frequented Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion have marveled over the structure’s abundance of natural color, but the iconic building has recently undergone a major transformation to strip away the various hues and leave it with a more modern appearance. Over the course of a week, the building’s famous marble wall surfaces were clad in all-white vinyl screens.
Nov 18, 2017
Before & After: A Family Home Goes from Cavernous to Cozy
It’s not a problem that many people have in New York, but this Tribeca apartment was almost too big. Sans furniture, the side-by-side living rooms seemed intimidating and cavernous. Plus, the unusual proportions of the space, with windows sitting almost on the floor, made furnishing it tricky. So the homeowners called in Homepolish designer Alec Holland, who transformed the space into a cozy family home, using tricks that anybody can utilitze in a room that feels just a little too large.
Nov 18, 2017
What!? HomeBiogas Converts Kitchen Scraps Into Cooking Fuel
If you love to cook, no doubt a gas range is a must-have in any home or apartment. But if you’re an environmentalist, you know that natural gas is not sustainable or a renewable resource. One Israeli company could have the Goldilocks of answers. HomeBiogas is a five-year-old company based in Tel Aviv whose founders are on a mission to give anyone, anywhere in the world the ability to create clean energy for cooking just by composting their kitchen scraps and yard and animal waste. The 2.
Nov 18, 2017