Pink, Patterned, Plant Perfection in a Designer’s Eclectic 1940s Bungalow
Name: Kelly Shannon and “a sh*t load of plants” Location: Costa Mesa, California Size: 1120-ish… like my SATs Years lived in: 14 months, owned When buying this house, the idea was to keep it uniquely quirky. There’s a (very slowly) rotating carousel and a giant vintage street lamp in the garden, and a few hidden nooks around the property. The bones of the house were incredible, but it needed a ton of work and updating.
Mar 5, 2018
Ranches Are No Longer the Most Popular Home Style in America, New Data Says
Your typical ranch home is no longer the most popular style of architecture in America, thanks again (groan, boo, hiss, yawn) to the changing tastes of millennials — the majority of whom have now entered their prime settle-down-and-start-a-family (or just build equity) years.
Mar 4, 2018
10 Things From Your Childhood That Could be Worth Money
Growing up, you couldn’t have put a dollar sign on my Polly Pocket collection – those tiny plastic people and their tiny plastic pastel furniture were priceless to me. But now, I’ve got bills to pay. And truth be told, I’d sell Polly and her whole tiny plastic family down the river for a tidy chunk of cold hard cash.
Mar 4, 2018
This Cardboard Cat Tower Is Inspired By LEGO and Prefab
Wherever a cat decides to lay its head is its home. Seriously — just try convincing your kitty to move off your laptop keyboard (while you’re typing) and watch how quickly you fail. Fortunately for cats and their humans, there are designers in the world who understand how important it is for felines to have their own designated rest and play areas.
Mar 4, 2018
Peek Inside Jimmy Kimmel’s Hollywood Hills Home, Courtesy of Rihanna and Britney Spears
Late night fixture Jimmy Kimmel will be coming into our homes tonight as the host of the 90th Academy Awards. So it’s only fair that we get to go into his. Let’s take a look at Jimmy’s style throughout the years, courtesy of real estate listings and a little help from two very big pop stars. Jimmy bought this house in the Hollywood Hills in 2002 for $925,000 and completely remodeled it, adding the gourmet kitchen and that bar with a view.
Mar 4, 2018
This Whimsical Boho Caravan Is a Wes Anderson Meets Oregon Trail Fantasy
A little bit Wes Anderson, a little bit California Boho and a little bit traveling fortune teller, this caravan is wholly unique. Musician/photographer/designer Steve Areen built the Unity Wagon by hand and by using almost all recycled materials. Two of Steve’s friends own a farm outside of Melbourne and invited him to hang out as their “artist in residence.
Mar 4, 2018
This DIY Home Distiller Proves Our Water Habits Have Hit Peak Saturation
First there was beer, then there was coffee, now purified and sparkling water are the latest beverages to reach high-end status — along with throngs of advocates ready to fiercely debate minerality, detoxifying properties, notes, flavors, bubble size (for seltzer), health & wellness features, and more. And one IndieGoGo campaign wants to help you ditch all that single-use plastic from the bottles, cans, and pods that go along with fancy water by helping you better DIY your habit at home.
Mar 3, 2018
A Designer & Diplomat’s Global Chic NYC Rental
Name: Laura Hur and her husband Location: Chelsea — Manhattan, New York Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years, renting My husband is a diplomat and I am an interior designer. My husband’s job has us moving often to far flung spots on the globe, and our home tells the story of our experiences, travels and shared life together. Moving every couple of years presents a host of interior design challenges, but luckily I am always up for the task!
Mar 3, 2018
This Santa Monica Beachfront Home Was Owned By Cary Grant
A luxurious Santa Monica vacation home that once belonged to Hollywood royalty is up for sale for the first time in 40 years. Built in 1929, the home was previously owned by Cary Grant and Western star Randolph Scott. Over the years, the spiffy digs were frequented by stars like Grace Kelly, Howard Hughes, Sharon Tate and George Gershwin. Buyers tempted to follow in those fancy footsteps can do so for $11.995 million.
Mar 3, 2018
This Underwater Hiking Trail Is Otherworldly
When it comes to the average hiking enthusiast, not even unfavorable weather conditions could keep the intentional wanderers from setting out on foot for a mind-clearing, calorie-burning jaunt. However, a park guide in Brazil recently captured footage of an underwater hiking trail that would stop even the most persistent walker in their tracks.
Mar 3, 2018
The Teeny Tiny House That Packs a Ton of Style Into a Small Space
If you love the woods and solitude but aren’t totally sold on the idea of roughing it, or are looking for an unconventional guest room option, this gorgeous little tiny house from Cubist Engineering might be to your liking. The Adirondack is a 12.5’x8.5′ house of woodsy-modern style. A wall of windows lets in plenty of natural light and acacia wood floors keep things warm. There’s an optional deck attachment for more space and outdoor chill time.
Mar 3, 2018
11 Mini Weekend Makeovers Anyone Can Pull Off For Cheap
It doesn't take a lot of time, or a lot of money, to make a big impact.
Mar 2, 2018
7 Sneaky Ways Your Stuff is Stealing Your Time
Sometimes your stuff gets in the way of, well, life. Whether it’s not being able to find your keys when you’re already running late for work or missing a train because you took too long digging through your purse for your transit card, searching for everyday essentials can have a major impact on your daily routine.
Mar 2, 2018
Mindy Kaling Received The Most Extravagant Baby Gift — From Oprah
Writer, actress and endlessly gif-able human, Mindy Kaling, gave birth to her daughter Katherine back in December. After the internet rejoiced at the good news, things calmed down for a bit for the new mom and her daughter. Well thanks to the A Wrinkle in Time press tour, we’ve learned that Mindy and Katherine received perhaps the best gift of all time from none other than Oprah Winfrey.
Mar 1, 2018
Good News: A Lot More Homesense Stores Are On The Way
Last year, HomeGoods’ parent company birthed a new home decor destination. The first Homesense location opened in August 2017, but according to TJX, there are plenty more where that came from. This week, TJX CEO Ernie Hermann announced expansion plans during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, and the goal to turn Homesense into a full-fledged chain. (TJX already has a brand called Homesense in Canada and Europe, though it’s more on par with U.S. HomeGoods.
Mar 1, 2018
EBay Challenges Dollar Stores With Its New Under $10 Section
Want to do a little guilt free shopping? Try heading over to eBay. The retailer is taking a cue from dollar stores for its latest department. On Thursday, the online marketplace announced Under $10, a new destination offering a wide variety of $10 and under items in hundreds of categories with free shipping, no bidding required. Fun finds at the right prices, all with free shipping. ? ? Link in bio. A post shared by ebay.
Mar 1, 2018
The Real Estate Listing So Dreamy, I Wrote a Rom Com About It
Sometimes you see a New York apartment so dreamy, so swoon-worthy it deserves to be the impossibly perfect apartment of the protagonist in a romantic comedy. This is one such apartment, so I took the liberty of writing a treatment of one such rom-com. NOHO-MANHATTAN. INTERIOR-EVENING. Rain patters on the expansive skylight in the solarium, creating a cozy atmosphere. The protagonist, LADY WITH GLASSES, is on the ladder of her massive floor to ceiling bookshelf.
Mar 1, 2018
Make a Splash: Target Just Announced A Collaboration with Hunter Boots
While blue skies are beautiful, we’re almost looking forward to the rain—for good reason. Target announced that it is partnering with Hunter on a limited edition collection—just in time for April showers. That’s right, the 160-plus year old British heritage brand is creating a line of boots, coats, and yes, even some home goods for the bullseye, Target announced today. The collection includes more than 300 items ranging in price from $5-$80, with most items under $30.
Mar 1, 2018
This 400-Square-Foot Studio Apartment Above a Museum is Dream Home Goals
Name: Kyra Markosian Location: Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting My living situation is quite unique. I live on the grounds of Strawbery Banke Museum, a multi-building local history museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. My apartment is in one of the museum buildings with exhibits on the ground floor and living spaces upstairs.
Mar 1, 2018
The Guide: Carry-On Luggage
The Guide: Carry-On Luggage
Mar 1, 2018
Pet House Tours: Morty's Cozy Retreat
Pet House Tours: Morty's Cozy Retreat
Mar 1, 2018