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These Are Apartment Therapy's Design Changemakers for 2024
These are the designers, makers, and more you need to know more about now.
Feb 27, 2024
This Tiny Brooklyn Studio's Got a Ginormous, Glossy Black Fireplace
Tour this software engineer's 280-square-foot studio apartment in Crown Heights that rents for $2150 a month.
Dec 6, 2023
5 Actions We Can All Take to Advocate for Gun Safety Policies
We at Apartment Therapy Media and our three brands — Apartment Therapy, Kitchn, and Cubby — are deeply grieved over the shocking gun violence of the past weeks. We mourn for the victims of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, the Laguna Woods church shooting, and those of the Uvalde school tragedy. We also mourn for the thousands of others who have been killed in mass shootings — a daily reality for far too long.
May 26, 2022
What Juneteenth Means to 5 Black Activists, Organizers, and Writers
"As we celebrate Blackness and Black freedom this Juneteenth, we must also recognize there’s still work to be done to achieve a world that empowers and values Black lives."
Jun 18, 2021
Meet Cubby: Our Brand-New Newsletter for Families with Kids
As parents we're hungry for any ideas or resources to make life a little easier. So we created exactly what we want: Cubby, your essential weekly read on home, food, and play for families.
May 20, 2021
Readers Gonna Read: 15 Books to Gift the Insatiable Bibliophile
Gorgeous books for the book lover, book collector, gimme-all-the-books! person in your life.
Sep 2, 2020
Apartment Therapy 2023 Small/Cool Contest Official Rules
Mar 31, 2020
Ahead-of-the-Curve Gift Ideas for the Tastemaker in Your Life
She’s got style, is always dressed for the occasion and knows how to turn heads with both her wardrobe and home. The Tastemaker is the friend who knows what’s happening now (or tomorrow, well before you do). She surrounds herself in fashion-forward trappings, and confidently rocks her aesthetic leanings of choice, whether crisp and modern or glitzy and full of flair.
Feb 28, 2020
5 of 2019’s Most Viral Moments, as Told by Holiday Trees
The year of our Marie Kondo 2019 was a heck of a year, not to mention the last one of the decade. We’ve had ups, we’ve had downs, and we’ve bonded over a bunch of memes and pop culture. So, like we did in 2018, we decided that we should close it out with a festive touch—by revisiting some of the year’s biggest and most viral moments, as told through mini Christmas trees. While it was very hard to pick just five, we think they represent 2019 in all its glory.
Dec 24, 2019
We’re Looking for The Next Big Design Changemakers—And We Need Your Help!
Update: This call for entries has closed! You can find the full list of changemakers, including the Reader Pick, here.As we enter into the last few months of 2019 (happy October!), we’re starting to think ahead to next year. Part of that means we’re putting together a list of the next big faces in the design field—the 20 changemakers to know about in 2020.
Oct 1, 2019
Before and After: How to Style an Incredibly Cozy Bed for Just $32
Welcome to Apartment Therapy’s $32 Design Challenge. Finding the perfect piece of furniture is hard enough… but then it can be surprisingly tricky—and expensive—to style it just right for your home. We challenged five staffers to style five different areas of the home, from the entryway to a desk, with a budget of just $32. Follow along with the whole series here.
Sep 13, 2019
Before and After: A Plain, Boring Desk Transforms Into a Creative Space—For Just $32
It even includes a plant propagation station!
Sep 12, 2019
Before and After: This Bare Entryway Transforms Into a Functional and Stylish One—For Only $32
Every entryway needs these three things: a mirror, a dish for keys, and something pretty to motivate you on the way out the door (or welcome you home). See how they all come together!
Sep 11, 2019
Before and After: How to Style a Trendy (and Practical!) Coffee Table With Just $32
Yes, it's totally possible!
Sep 10, 2019
Before and After: A Bar Cart Was Transformed from Plain to Stylish With Just $32 (And a Little Paint)
$32 Design Challenge
Welcome to Apartment Therapy’s $32 Design Challenge! Finding the perfect piece of furniture is hard enough… but then it can be surprisingly tricky—and expensive—to style it just right for your home. We challenged five staffers to style five different areas of the home, from the entryway to a desk, with a budget of just $32. Follow along with the whole series here.
Sep 9, 2019
The Best Bookcases and Shelves for Every Budget, Space, and Style
The books we hold onto say something about us. Sometimes it’s because the characters, places, or plots are still a part of us, even after we turn the last page—and we’re not quite ready to donate, or pass along to a friend. Other times, they’re like to do lists: the titles we’ve been meaning to get to. Or maybe they’re just something you’re proud to display: Those books that telegraph something about your personality, interests, or convictions.
May 23, 2019
Before and After: Watch This ‘Sad Fern’ Transform Into a Thriving Plant
Every week, our resident “plant doctor” Hilton Carter, takes us behind the scenes into his own home jungle to answer questions about plant care and tips. But we thought it could be fun to, er, grow the series: sending him into real homes where the plants aren’t always quite so healthy. Today we’re launching House Calls with the Plant Doctor.First up is Aaron Nachmann, who is our director of ad operations here at Apartment Therapy.
May 12, 2019
27 Gift Ideas for the Healthiest Person You Know
From perfecting her vinyasa to sporting the coolest new water bottle, our Health Guru always sees the beauty of indulging in a natural way of life. She is innately drawn toward organic and health conscience products—whether they be minimalist in nature or push the limits to the max—that leave the mind, body and soul in perfect harmony.
May 3, 2019
22 Helpful & Handy Gift Ideas for the Crafter, Maker & Artist
If you know someone who loves to make things — rejoice! — because shopping for crafty types is so easy. They need books, and they need tools, and they need endless quantities of both. To really make your craftiest loved one’s holiday great, pair up the two: an upholstering book and a brad nailer, a modern crochet book with a travel crochet kit, or a gorgeous weaving book and an equally gorgeous pair of scissors.
May 3, 2019
Tool-Bench Essentials & Gear the DIYer Actually Wants This Year
The great thing about having a DIY enthusiast on your shopping list is that they always need something: they have a drill but they need a cordless drill, they have a tape measure but not a laser measure, or they simply have a ton of tools and no way to transport, organize or store them. Make all of the projects they tackle this year even more fun and fulfilling by giving them something from this list. It need not contain a laser, but everybody does love lasers.
May 3, 2019
Fa-La-La-Fabulously Festive Gifts for the Holiday Enthusiast
Most of us know a holiday enthusiast: someone who bakes like Nigella, decorates like Buddy the Elf, carols like Scully of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and gives gifts like Leslie Knope. They are hardcore about the holidays, so only the most magical, unexpected, over-the-top, and tasteful holiday swag will do. Treat them to what they really want with these fabulously festive gifts. If someone on your list tends towards boas and glitter, this is the ornament for them.
May 3, 2019
Gift Ideas To Make the Techhead in Your Life Totally Geek Out
You know the type: they’ve had a subscription to Wired since forever, they attend tech expos every year (or at the very least, follow the coverage on social), and they always, always know what’s new and next. Get them chatting about which of these pieces of tech they’re coveting (nobody has everything), and watch them geek out…even more than usual. A do-it-all device with 4.3 stars from 59,132 reviews, all for only $50?
May 3, 2019
Pretty Yet Practical Gifts to Delight the Consummate Homemaker
Domestic mavens are people who really seem to have themselves—and their homes—totally together. They cook, they clean, they sew, they serve fabulous meals, they do it all! Let them know that you recognize that there’s no such thing as effortless perfection, and that you respect and appreciate all of their efforts. And that you think they’re perfection. This steamer looks as stylish as your recipient will! It heats up in only 2 minutes and can put out 90 minutes of steam.
May 3, 2019
Gifts to Solidify Your Permanent Spot on Your Favorite Entertainer’s Guest List
Do you have a friend who just loves to entertain? Say “Thank You” for all the times they’ve had you over for dinner parties, cocktails, or just a casual evening by giving them something they’re sure to love. From the world’s most beautiful bottle opener to a full set of cocktail glasses, these gifts will help your loved ones take their entertaining game to the next level.
May 3, 2019
Pillows, Throws & So Much More: Fabulous Gifts for the Decor Fanatic
Is there someone on your list whose home is just impossibly chic? Do they devour decorating blogs and coffee table books with unusual relish? Whether they’re a seasoned decorator or just starting to furnish their first home, you’ll find something for every kind of home decor lover on our list of stylish gifts. Marble coasters (with just a tiny touch of brass) are perfect for adding a bit of luxury to any space.
May 3, 2019
20 Gifts Your Mom Will Love (Almost) As Much as You
Shopping for mom is a tricky, tricky thing. When you ask her what she wants, the answer is always the same: “Just a phone call here and there would be nice.” And while picking up your cell to say hello is well and good, she can’t unwrap that when everyone is passing around gifts, now can she? For the mom who claims to want nothing more than your love, here are a few ideas should you want to spoil her with a treat or two.
May 3, 2019
15 Gift Ideas for Dad That Are Better Than (Yet Another) Tie
Sometimes the easiest people to shop for can be the hardest. Case in point: dads. Usually content with just about anything you wrap up—heck, even if you didn’t wrap it, they’d be happy—the options seem endless. Enter paralysis of choice. If you can’t decide between the tool kit, that new piece of tech or those cushy slippers this year, we narrowed down our top picks to give dear old dad (no ties allowed).
May 3, 2019
Feel-Better, Look-Better Gift Ideas for the Beauty & Wellness Buff
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? If the answer is someone you need to buy a gift for, it probably seems nearly impossible to sift through the endless beauty products out there on the market. Heck, it’s hard enough to find products for yourself that you love, let alone as a gift for someone else. So we’ve done the homework for you.
May 3, 2019
Easy & Impressive Gift Ideas Even the Hard-to-Buy-For Will Love
Have someone in your life who seems to already have everything? Or perhaps they’re the type of person who you deem hard to impress (because likely, they’d never admit to that moniker)? From Airbnb gift cards and vintage-inspired tech to social media-friendly photobooks and beyond, you can’t go wrong with anything on this roundup of gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for friend/family member/boss in your life.
May 3, 2019
8 of 2018’s Most Viral Moments, as Told by Holiday Trees
We didn’t have any particular license to do a retrospective on 2018’s most joyful moments. But at the end of a pretty grim year, we felt like it. So we gave ourselves an excuse and decorated a whole bunch of miniature holiday trees in honor of them. Here are eight of the moments that made us pause, laugh, and connect. The result is a little weird, a little funny, and a little beautiful. Let us know what you think (and what you think we missed) in the comments below.
May 3, 2019
A Letter to Our Community
Dear Readers, You may not realize it, but Apartment Therapy Media is a kind of weird and quirky corner of the internet. We got started back in the good old blog days when you could just roll your thoughts, ideas, and musings down a page, throw in a bad photo or two, and then open up this starkly empty box at the bottom called Comments to see what people would say in return. Over the years, as we added more writers with more perspectives, more readers came along for the ride.
Apr 17, 2019
Marie Kondo’s Joy-Sparking Tokyo Home
Name: Marie Location: Tokyo, Japan Size: 1200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years owned What does a truly tidy home feel like? If you’re Marie Kondo, author of the wildly successful, world-wide best seller The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up, it feels joyful. It feels restful. It feels like the kind of place where you can truly be the person you are becoming now, not the person you were in the past.
Feb 20, 2019
Ask Apartment Therapy: What Should I Do With This Dated Pink Bathroom?
Welcome to “Ask Apartment Therapy.” Our editors get emails all the time with people asking for our help. We can’t get to them all — but thought it would be fun to invite you into our team chat room once a week for a consultation. Have a question you want us to consider? Email advice@apartmenttherapy.com.
Feb 9, 2019
Join the Apartment Therapy Home Team Panel!
At Apartment Therapy and our sister site The Kitchn, we walk inside real homes all across the world every single day. Seeing how people live—and how their spaces reflect who they are—is at the core of what we do. Now, we’ve invented a new way to understand how our readers live at home, with the Apartment Therapy Home Team Panel. What exactly does the panel do?
Jan 15, 2019