Why You Should Keep Coffee Filters in the Living Room
It’s easy — and sometimes good — to be compartmentalized. It’s one way to keep ourselves sane and present in a world of multi-tasking and many-hat-wearing. But when it comes to uses for items around the house, thinking outside the box — or the room, as the case may be — can unearth some pretty handy applications for things we already have on hand.
Feb 23, 2018
A Photographer Has Set Out to Capture All of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings
Partaking in what sounds like the photography assignment of a lifetime is Andrew Pielage, who has set out to capture every one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s remaining works. So far, he’s photographed 52 of the famous architect’s existing designs, and is totally committed to nab photos of all 521. But this ambitious project goes far beyond cataloguing purposes.
Feb 23, 2018
The Unfortunate Downsides to Having Two Bathroom Sinks
Having two sinks in a master bathroom is either a nice little luxury, or a total relationship-saver, depending on how much your schedules overlap, how well you share space when they do, and just how messy you both are. Would anyone turn an extra one down? Turns out this set up does have a couple of drawbacks however, which might give you pause. There’s lots to love about having his/his, his/hers, or hers/hers sinks.
Feb 23, 2018
Whirlpool Has Recalled These Kettles For a Burn Hazard
Time to check your kitchen counter: Whirlpool has recalled their KitchenAid brand electric kettle. They’ve recalled around 40,200 units in the US and 47,300 in Canada due to burn hazards. The recall is for the KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles in black, red, white, graphite and stainless steel and cocoa silver. After over 70 reports of the handle breaking off of the kettle and with a few extreme cases causing minor burns, the company recalled the product on February 20th.
Feb 23, 2018
The Etsy Shopping Trick That Has Saved Me Hundreds
Let’s pretend you’re a baker and you’re making a cake. You whip up some batter, stick some pans in the oven with said batter, and, when the timer dings, you’ve got yourself a cake. But wait, you’re not done yet, of course. What’s a cake without frosting and decoration, right? Well, it’s boring, unfortunately, and who wants to eat that? The same can be said for a room with no art.
Feb 23, 2018
IKEA’s New Summer Collection Makes Us Want to Live Outside
A few places around the country had little tastes of warm weather this week, and that only makes the thirst for summer all the more real. Thankfully, IKEA is here to feed our fantasies by revealing its 2018 summer collection—and you’re never going to want to go back inside. The collection features playful hues and patterns that really work with the summer in the city vibes.
Feb 23, 2018
The Mortgage that Pays Itself: What You Need to Know to Get Started Hosting on Airbnb
If you have any extra space in your home — a spare bedroom, guest house, a finished garage — chances are you’ve toyed with the idea of listing it on Airbnb. Pros: extra money for bills or savings, a fun way to meet cool people, and not a lot of real work. Cons: the potential for weirdos in your space, property damage, and near-constant mental labor in the form of requests and bookings.
Feb 23, 2018
More Than Just a Tiny House: One Doctor’s Innovative Alternative to Assisted Living
Dr. Bill Thomas has spent the majority of his career trying to improve nursing homes, but now hopes to make it so that people no longer need them, period — by offering scaled-down residences that actually fit the needs of aging seniors. Just, whatever you do, don’t call them tiny homes. The physician turned building developer is the creator of Minka, a prototype 330-square-foot kit home designed and tested for aging seniors.
Feb 23, 2018
Medieval France Actually Had the Perfect Bedroom Solution for a Studio Apartment
In the third chapter of Wuthering Heights”, the narrator, finding himself at the manor house of the same name, describes a room with a curious kind of bed: The whole furniture consisted of a chair, a clothes-press, and a large oak case, with squares cut out near the top resembling coach windows.
Feb 23, 2018