The Neighborhood Guide to Silver Lake
I’m a Southern California native who never meant to live in Los Angeles. I’ve now lived here twice—interrupted by a three-year stint in New York City. I’m asked about New York versus Los Angeles often enough that I now have a canned reply: I had a deep love affair with New York City, but Los Angeles and I are friends.
May 2, 2018
Inside a UK Home with Palm Trees, Pineapples and Leopard Print
Name: Steve and Beth Parnell Location: Manchester, UK Years lived in: 2 years, owned “Our home incorporates our love of pattern and color and also retro style—I like to call our interior style Eclectic Modern Retro!” describes Beth Parnell, founder of Dotty Dishes. “When we moved from London to Manchester two years ago, this was the only house we viewed.
May 2, 2018
4 Housing Markets First-Time Home Buyers Should Seriously Consider
The housing market ebbs and flows: It’s just a fact of life. Sometimes it’s a buyer’s market, and sometimes it’s a seller’s. But if you’re looking to buy your first home, the unpredictability of the market can feel closer to an existential threat than a fact of existence. The cities with low housing prices you can actually afford might not be places where you want to settle down, with high unemployment rates and stagnant home values.
May 2, 2018
Is the U.S. Getting an IKEA Hotel?
The architectural community is abuzz with the news that the first stateside IKEA hotel could be coming soon. Reportedly, the Swedish home goods giant has plans to expand its stake in the hospitality industry by converting the Pirelli Tire Building in New Haven, Connecticut into lodging.
May 2, 2018
6 Conversations to Have with Your Partner Before Buying a Home
Inspections, closing costs, and loans—oh my! Buying a home is one of the most stressful experiences a couple can share. With so many variables to consider (finances, location, simple matters of taste, etc.), it may feel like every day could bring a new opportunity to argue—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Besides, the home-buying process offers enough trying hurdles as is—there’s no need to conjure your own.
May 2, 2018
This Minneapolis Home Has a Custom Rainbow Stair Runner, Quirky Art & Lots More
Name: Adam and Jessica Location: Lynhurst, Minneapolis Size: 2,600 square feet Years lived in: 10 years, owned Nestled along a popular creek that snakes its way through Minneapolis is a two-story stucco house that resembles many of the houses in this stucco-rich city. Once inside, however, you’re greeted with a colorful array of art, furniture and knick-knacks that just feels, well, cool. Jessica, Adam, their daughter and cat live and play here.
May 2, 2018
JetBlue Is Having a Flight Sale So You Can Go Visit Your Parents
You know what’s better than a call or a bouquet of flowers? Spending time with your mom. JetBlue announced a flight sale today so you can visit your family for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, starting at $39 each way.
May 2, 2018
Reese Witherspoon Has Your Summer Party Staples with Her Draper James x Crate & Barrel Collection
Now that the thermometer is creeping up, we have outdoor entertaining on the brain. Luckily, now you can officially shop Crate & Barrel’s Spring and Summer collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand, Draper James. Since naming Witherspoon their brand ambassador back in October, she’s since been featured in their holiday campaign about “perfect” entertaining, and starred in a series of fun short clips appropriately titled, “Reese Unpacks”.
May 2, 2018
Before and After: This $3K Bathroom Redo Feels More Like $50K
This ultra-’90s bathroom was radically transformed into a stunning, smart, and structurally unrecognizable bathroom for less than $3,000. It took vision, elbow grease, and a few (not so) small tasks. You know, like building custom door frames, “casting in place with concrete,” and “construct[ing] a custom wet table saw.” Easy breezy! That marble is simply to die for.
May 2, 2018
Why I Started Keeping a Plastic Baggie on My Kitchen Counter at All Times
I pride myself on the fact that I have never dropped my phone in a toilet or spilled coffee on it. (My poor laptop is another story. RIP, Lisa’s MacBook!) And I tend to do everything in my power to keep up those bragging rights. But as someone who cooks a lot, following recipes (from Kitchn!) on my phone, it’s not always easy to keep my phone safe. Which is where this plastic bag comes in. I oddly got the idea while treating myself to a manicure.
May 2, 2018
This Serene, “Scandinavian Shaker” Style Studio Looks Like the Perfect Place to Relax
Name: Emilie Desjarlais and her daughter Location: Saint-Lambert — Québec, Canada Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting It is only me and my two year old daughter. Toddlers are messy, so to keep my sanity I made it as minimal as possible. I’m a very artistic person who also has their head in the clouds, so I can’t blame it all on my daughter. I work as a interior stylist and content creator so I spend a lot of time home.
May 2, 2018
Maxwell's Favorite Blender
Maxwell's Favorite Blender
May 2, 2018