Here Are the Before Photos of Property Brother Drew Scott’s New House
The new Property Brothers spinoff, Drew’s Honeymoon House, premieres this week on HGTV, and while the network has shared a couple before photos, we just found them all. Take a look at what the brothers are working with. Variety picked up that Drew and fiancée Linda Phan bought this house for $2.3 million in the Windsor Square area of Los Angeles, and as is the Bros’ penchant, it’s a fixer upper.
Nov 19, 2017
These IKEA Hacks Will Inspire You to Re-Imagine Your Step Stool
Step. Up. Your. Step. Stool. Game.
Nov 19, 2017
Rent Kelly Osbourne’s West Hollywood Condo for $19.5K a Month
Reality TV star Kelly Osbourne, daughter of metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and talk show host Sharon Osbourne, is renting out her luxe condo in West Hollywood, California’s famed Sierra Towers building. This isn’t your mama’s Airbnb rental; Osbourne’s unit in this trendy tower means neighbors that include the likes of Courteney Cox and Sandra Bullock, as well as a rent payment of $19,500 per month.
Nov 19, 2017
10 Cute Hostess Gifts You Can Overnight from Amazon for $15 or Less
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Nov 19, 2017
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
Hey Cowboy, This Wild West Tiny Home Is For Sale
The stars have aligned for those in search of putting down roots tiny house that’s situated in an equally tiny town. As long as you’re cool with having tumbleweeds as your nearest neighbor, this Old West-inspired tiny home located in Pioneertown, California will make for a suitable desert escape. The secluded 150-square-foot home on Saddle Lane is on the market for $120,000, and it’s absolutely charming.
Nov 17, 2017
Here are the 10 Worst Airports and Airlines for Holiday Delays
Next week marks the beginning of every traveler’s least favorite time to fly: the holiday season. Between busy airports where human beings are on their absolute worst behavior to flight cancellations and delays, it’s a stressful time to be on the move.
Nov 17, 2017
Design-Forward Finds for People Who Happen to Smoke Pot, from the Editors of Broccoli Magazine
Marijuana use is allowed recreationally in eight states, medically in 29 states, and socially in around 13 percent of living rooms. And if you needed more than numbers to convince you that pot smoking is finally on its way to becoming the nbd thing you always hoped it would be, we now have Broccoli, a lifestyle magazine for women who love cannabis created by women who love cannbis. It’s an unconventional title to see on the proverbial newsstand, even now.
Nov 17, 2017
15 Machine-Washable (Yes Washable!) Area Rugs
Earlier this week, I wrote about real rugs in the bathroom and how much I love the look. While many readers were totally onboard, others were seriously concerned with cleanliness, moisture and beyond. Look, I totally get it. I don’t agree with putting priceless Persian rugs at the foot of your tub; I’m not about aesthetics for the sake of aesthetics. But there’s another way. Let me introduce you to the machine-washable area rug.
Nov 17, 2017
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3 DIYs to Personalize Your Travel Coffee Mug
You and your travel mug spend every commute together, so it’s very appropriate you two complement each other’s styles. These three DIY projects give a ho-hum mug a little sophistication. We’ll be marbleizing, monogramming, and leather-stitching our way to a much cuter morning. Oh, and did we mention these make great gifts, especially alongside a bag of delicious ground coffee?
Nov 17, 2017
The 10 Best Holiday Decorating Ideas from the IKEA Catalog
Every year, IKEA puts out a holiday catalog that not only showcases its new products for the season, but also features innovative (and affordable!) ways to dress up your home for the season. We’ve scoured this year’s press materials for ideas you can easily replicate at home. Some are unusual, some are beautiful, and some are just plain smart. Here are 10 of our favorites.
Nov 17, 2017
IKEA Just Released Deals for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Beyond
Here's your guide to what's on sale at the Swedish retailer.
Nov 17, 2017
This Earthy, Ethereal Echo Park Cabin Is What Dreams Are Made Of
Name: Shawn Location: Echo Park — Los Angeles, California The basics: 4 months, owned — 1,111 square feet Shawn’s funky cabin is full of warm wood, natural light and a ton of texture. From the wood floors to the planked ceiling the home has tons of laid-back California cool that makes you want to take off your shoes and relax.
Nov 17, 2017
7 Things You Need to Clean Before You Leave Home for the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us, and that means you’re probably excitedly gearing up for your holiday travels—whether you’re off to spend quality time with your family, or you’re taking a much-needed vacation somewhere warm. But before you head out the door suitcase in hand, there are a few things at home you should take care of.
Nov 17, 2017
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
13 Ways to Use String Lights You (Maybe) Haven’t Thought of Before
Drape these bright strands anywhere that needs a little holiday cheer, and maybe leave them up for the rest of the season to fight the winter blues.
Nov 15, 2017
In Honor of The Sexiest Man Alive, Here Are Some Very Sexy Homegoods
People Magazine just announced that Blake Shelton is this year’s Sexiest Man Alive which is… some news. But we say, why limit accolades of sexiness to humans alone? Sometimes furniture, appliances, gadgets can be really, really ridiculously good looking. Here are our picks for The Sexiest Homegoods Around, 2017. Sleek, rich, useful, hot and Italian this Bertazonni range can multi-task and help you out in the kitchen. Talk about dreamy!
Nov 15, 2017
Seasteading Is A Utopian Vision for Homesteading the Ocean
There’s a saying that’s always been popular with American homesteaders: “They aren’t making any more land.” While it still holds as modern conventional wisdom, that’s not stopping a handful of innovative city planning pioneers and startup founders around the globe, who are taking their utopian visions of manifest destiny to “the blue frontier” — and using Burning Man as inspiration.
Nov 15, 2017
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Before & After: Rebecca’s DIY Bathroom Makeover
Nov 15, 2017
Here’s What Having a Dog Taught Me About My Kitchen
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Nov 15, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About the Least Stressful Cities in the World
Have you ever daydreamed about moving somewhere totally new and starting over? If you ever decide to make those dreams reality, consider some of the world’s least stressful cities. A recent report by Zipjet ranks the stress level of cities around the globe based on several factors: Individuals feel stressed for different reasons, requiring our study to look at data from a macro level to determine the comprehensive well-being of a city’s population.
Nov 15, 2017
The Alien-Looking Tool that Makes Me Really Happy in the Kitchen
Last spring when my mother was in town, she offered to help me make an epic month-long supply of freezer meals. While preparing for the task, I came across a recommendation for a kitchen tool that I’d never seen or heard of before. Now they make me happy every time I have an occasion to use them. They’re so delightfully handy, I’ve even given them as gifts.
Nov 15, 2017
Starbucks’ New Merch Is a Rose Gold Lover’s Dream
If you were first in line for a unicorn Frappuccino, have we got some exciting news for you. Starbucks’ newest drinkware is a sparkly, millennial pink explosion, just waiting to be Instagrammed. A post shared by ?♡ⓓⓐⓡⓒⓨ ⓛⓔⓐⓛ♡? (@darcyleal) on Nov 13, 2017 at 5:56am PST The new cups include a solid (millennial) pink with embossed logo, a rose gold glitter, silver glitter, and pink and silver sequined versions.
Nov 15, 2017
Target Released Its Black Friday Deals Already, So Here Are Our Top Picks
Update: Check out our updated Cyber Monday post! Black Friday is the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping, and some retailers are debuting sales earlier and earlier each year (like, right about now). While the Christmas Creep and too-early holiday tunes can be a total turnoff, there is something to be said for skipping the stores and scoping out deals in advance. Example: Target has released their Black Friday ad already, and that is definitely something to be thankful for.
Nov 15, 2017
How To Organize Your Entire Bathroom for Under $100
Wish your bathroom was more organized? Even in the tiniest of bathrooms, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make things work. Between damage-free hooks and shelves to portable items (like a rolling cart), you get can your bathroom in shape in no time. Pretend you have a budget of $100 to get everything you need to revamp your bathroom; here’s what you can get with that to make it all happen. Let’s get shopping — hypothetically at least — shall we?
Nov 15, 2017
For the Record: 9 Turntables That Sound & Look Great
Not surprisingly, more and more people have been buying vinyl the past few years, and with that comes the important decision of investing in a quality turntable. There are quite a few things to consider: price, quality and user friendliness. But just as important is the overall look and design of the record player.
Nov 15, 2017
H&M Released Its Holiday Collection And It Is Festive Coziness
Looking for a little something to add a cozy, festive flair to your space this season? Thankfully, H&M recently released their holiday home collection, and it’s a classic take with a luxe twist on winter decorating. Red is back in a big way lately, though when it comes to traditional holiday decor, it never really left.
Nov 15, 2017