This 650-Square-Foot Family Home in Ohio Is Off-Grid ‘Country Minimalism’
For the design on this off-the-grid Midwest residence, Midland Architecture’s Greg Dutton opted to stay close to his familial roots. The 650-square-foot home known as The Hut sits in the Ohio Valley on the family’s property, which they’ve owned and worked for the last four decades. To bring the project to fruition, Dutton enlisted the help of his brother Chris, other relatives and a group of friends.
Apr 6, 2019
Bruce Willis’ Turks & Caicos Estate Where He Got Married Is For Sale
The time for spring cleaning is officially upon us, but a well-known Hollywood star has plans to partake in this annual tradition on a much grander scale. “Die Hard” actor Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Hemming recently placed their Parrot Cay mansion on the market for $33 million.
Apr 5, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Newly Renovated Robie House Is Open to the Public
Now that you’ve had enough time to shop to your heart’s content at Amazon’s Frank Lloyd Wright home decor shop, you may still be in need of a few more tips to bring your interior. Here’s a pretty effective way to gain some serious design inspo: Take a tour through the recently renovated Robie House. Built in 1910 for Chicago motorcycle manufacturing exec Frederick C.
Apr 4, 2019
Sandra Bullock Lists Her Georgia Island Home for $6.5 Million
Recently, we let you in on a few good reasons to live in the Southeast, and now here’s an even more tempting reason to pack up and head to a rapidly expanding part of the country. According to the real estate grapevine, Sandra Bullock recently listed her Tybee Island house for $6.5 million. Offering 3,360 square feet of beachfront bliss, the gorgeous home off the coast of Georgia boasts seven bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms and sits on a little less than three acres.
Apr 2, 2019
This Kickstarter Solves The Most Annoying Thing About Reusable Straws
Last year, an intense political debate arose over the use of plastic straws, culminating in the #StopSucking movement that fueled even more divide between the establishments and cities that chose to adopt the anti-plastic straw stance and people with disabilities who cited the various ways in which the decision ignores their needs. Fortunately, the creators behind the Rain Straw aim to make the act of sipping more sustainable and accessible for everyone.
Apr 1, 2019
Melissa McCarthy Could Be Your Landlord—For $10,000/Month
In the latest installment of “We *So* Wanna Live Here,” Melissa McCarthy’s Toluca Lake bungalow is back on the rental market. Though it might be a bit outside our price range; the comedian is asking would-be tenant(s) to shell out $10,000 a month. To put that number in perspective, it’s more than the annual hidden costs of homeownership. With the in flow of cash, McCarthy could easily support her dollar store shopping habit and probably have a bit left over each month.
Apr 1, 2019
If You’ve Ever Made a Tipsy Online Purchase You’re Not Alone, According to this Survey
It’s confession time: Like a fair amount of Americans who consume alcoholic beverages, I too, have participated in the act (or art?) of drunk shopping. If you’ve ever woken up to an order confirmation you don’t remember, you’re not alone. One survey reports just how much tipsy shoppers are spending, and where they’re doing the damage.
Mar 29, 2019
These Are the Best Cities for Working Moms
One day we’ll collectively evolve into a society that fully supports the struggles of juggling work and parenting. But until we can get everyone (employers, specifically) to get on board with stuff like paid family leave, here’s a list of cities that are the best—and not so great—for working moms. First, the not so good news—the list excludes an entire region of the country, which isn’t exactly promising for mothers in the Northeast.
Mar 29, 2019
This 290-Square-Foot Tiny House Has Circular Walls That Open Up
It’s one thing to drop the top on your convertible car to take full advantage of beautiful days, but it’s quite another to do the same with your home. This conceptual circular tiny home named Casa Ojalá from Italian architectural duo Beatrice Bonzanigo and Isabella Invernizzi’s IB Studio will allow occupants to get rid of the barrier that typically separates us from the elements. The 290-square-foot space is devoid of traditional walls.
Mar 25, 2019
There’s a Whole Frank Lloyd Wright Home Collection, and You Can Shop It On Amazon
Around the world, the legacy of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright remains visible by way of the various structures he designed, including various homes that have recently gone up for sale and even some residences styled after his vision. Over the past year, we’ve been able to shop furniture designed (and even owned!) by FLW, and even give our homes a signature architectural scent thanks to a line of Wright-inspired candles.
Mar 22, 2019
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy Are Selling a Pair of NYC Townhouses
One half of the actress-turned-fashion mogul twin duo Mary-Kate Olsen and her husband Olivier Sarkozy are looking to offload a pair of Manhattan townhouses. Located at 123 E. 10th St., and 125 E. 10th St., the posh residences recently hit the market for $7.69 million and $8.3 million, respectively. The former space is 4,200 square feet, five stories tall and has an eat-in kitchen along with a total of five bedrooms, one of which is a master suite that encompasses an entire level.
Mar 21, 2019
Returning Stolen Items Could Score You a Free Hotel Stay
It might sound shady, but it’s legit: We’ve stumbled upon a way to profit off the misdeeds of others, and it’s actually a heck of a deal. According to TravelPulse, a historic New Orleans hotel is giving away a free week-long hotel package valued at $15,000. The catch? You have to return a stolen item that was taken from the property.
Mar 20, 2019
IKEA’s OFF-WHITE Collab Is So Hype, It’s Already Reselling for 3X the Retail Price (And It’s Not Even Out Yet)
Nearly two years have passed since a certain millennial-focused home design collaboration piqued the interest of young adults everywhere, and now we’ve finally got some more solid news about the arrival of the IKEA x OFF-WHITE collection, the much hyped partnership between the home goods giant and Virgil Abloh, the designer behind the popular fashion label.
Mar 19, 2019
These Modern Tiny Houses Offer a ‘Pay As You Live’ Option for Urban Nomads
Thanks to the evolution of residential spaces, the term “house-hopping” has gained an alternate meaning. Case in point: Berlin startup Cabin Spacey’s prefab tiny houses. Singularly known as the Minimal House, the conservatively-sized structures are designed to accommodate so-called “urban nomads” who are in search of instant housing.
Mar 14, 2019
This Suitcase Has a Built-In Shelf So That Packing Is a Breeze
A quick Google search reveals how popular the concept of traveling light is among experts, which makes perfect sense considering how quickly luggage fees add up. Then there’s the burden of keeping track of and repeatedly lifting heavy bags, a task that could easily add stress to anyone’s trip.
Mar 11, 2019
This Van Conversion Is Called Big Gigantic, For Good Reason
Transitioning to life on the road is a huge undertaking but thanks to the numerous options for camper and van conversions, the process of pivoting to permanent #vanlife can be a little less harrowing. The latest home-on-wheels to catch our eye deserves an honorable mention based on its name alone: the Big Gigantic is a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter build-out, courtesy of Washington-based Freedom Vans.
Mar 6, 2019
Alexis Stewart’s NYC Triplex For Sale Is Actually 4 Units in One
While Martha Stewart continues to dominate the world one lifestyle venture at a time (see: her pet CBD line), her daughter Alexis is busy working on a major real estate move. The younger Stewart recently listed her impeccably designed West Village triplex for $53 million, after having purchased the home between 2006 and 2007 for approximately $35 million.
Mar 5, 2019
This Rustic 96-Square-Foot Tiny House Is For Sale
Calling all nature-loving types: here’s an opportunity to combine your love for Mother Nature and pastoral places under one rustic roof. Surely, you’ve already picked out your dreamiest outdoorsy city to live in, so why not round out the nature-friendly lifestyle with a cozy, remote space of your own? This simple yet stylish 96-square-foot pavilion fits the bill, and even better it’s up for sale.
Mar 5, 2019
This Smart Luggage Will Even Help You Pack
Trying to fit all of your necessities into a single carry-on has to be one of the quickest ways to induce a travel-related meltdown. Personally, I prefer to reserve that emotional and mental energy for the inevitably aggravating TSA line or for giving a penetrating glare to the impatient passengers who think they should be allowed to de-plane before everyone else. If a stressed-out packer makes for a stressed-out traveler, this new luggage brand could be the helping hand you need.
Mar 5, 2019
Jodie Foster’s Beverly Hills Property Is on the Market
While she prepares for a speaking gig at the upcoming South by Southwest festival, would-be luxury home buyers are somewhere hunched over their laptops, completely mesmerized by the gorgeous Beverly Hills mansion Jodie Foster just put on the market. Listed by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland, the two-level 1950s dwelling is approximately 7,500 square feet, sits on a little more than an acre and has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Mar 4, 2019
IKEA Gets Cheeky With Its Own Take on the Kama Sutra
It is a well-known fact that we generally spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, (seriously, there’s even furniture designed to blur the lines between work and bed). All that time in a space, and you’re bound to get a little bored. Well, IKEA has come up with a creative way to address any and every design problem that could possibly plague your boudoir.
Mar 4, 2019
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Created a Plant-Based Baby Line (and OMG, There Are Sloth Diapers)
In between juggling film and TV roles, being a wife, mother and getting her zen on with the help of organization photos, Kristen Bell somehow managed to find time to launch a line of baby products with her husband Dax Shepard. This week, the couple announced a collection of baby goods named Hello Bello, an adorable moniker that pairs well with Kristen and Dax’s reputation for being unbelievably cute at all times. There’s even a nod to K-Bell’s favorite animal—the sloth.
Feb 26, 2019
This Company Converts Minivans Into Two-Person Campers Starting at $8,500
With more and more people committed to adopting a nomadic lifestyle, the case for making permanent living spaces out of campers continues to grow stronger. Recently, we’ve seen a family of four living in a Mercedes sprinter van and even received an up close and personal look at this newlywed couple who transformed a retro van into a cozy tiny home to travel cross country.
Feb 20, 2019
Anthropologie’s Latest Collection Is For Dog Lovers
Anthropologie’s latest collection has gone to the dogs. Available as of February 19, the boho retailer released Bone Appetite, its tableware collaboration with Philadelphia artist Jay McClellan, most known for his lively dog paintings. Bone Appetit will feature 11 items in total, among them mugs, dessert plates, dishtowels and platters.
Feb 20, 2019
A Star Wars Hotel Is Coming to Disney World
The most magical place on Earth is about to go intergalactic: Word on the design streets is that a Star Wars hotel is coming to Disney World in Orlando, and this collision of fantasy worlds undoubtedly has space geeks and theme park enthusiasts pumped. The new luxury resort at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park will be the first of its kind, and true to form, Disney has plans to go all out (of this world) with the hotel design.
Feb 16, 2019
Peek Inside This Minimalist One-Room Cabin in Brazil
Once upon a time, hearing the word “cabin” instantly prompted images of a primitive dwelling that required its occupants to rough it in the absence of modern home staples including electricity, running water and decor. Thanks to the abundance of luxe glamping sites, that outdated notion has been turned completely on its head. The latest eye-catching small space to pop up on our radar is this tiny cabin in a Brazilian forest, which appears just as alluring as it sounds.
Feb 12, 2019
Your Home Can Smell Like Frank Lloyd Wright With These Architect-Themed Candles
A very pressing question we didn’t know we needed to ask has been answered: What scent reminds you most of celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright? Noses everywhere are surely wrinkled up in thought while pondering that query but Florida design studio Yield has already solved the case with the Architect Candle Collection. Its signature series of soy candles and incense are inspired by some of the most influential 20th century architects.
Feb 11, 2019
This Artist Uses LEGO to Repair Structures All Over the World
Reason one million and one why LEGO will forever remain relevant. In addition to being classic toys and reminders of the best of our childhood days, they serve us in the most unexpected ways. There’s the extremely eye-catching LEGO kitchen island, and the 6,000-piece Hogwarts set made entirely out of the colorful building blocks to satisfy your inner wizard. At the intersection of art and functionality are the LEGO repairs by street artist Jan Vormann.
Feb 5, 2019
This 300-Square-Foot RV Is a Sleek, All-Black Abode
There are your basic campers, and then there’s the Draper RV by Land Ark. If you’re familiar with the company, that means you’ve probably already fawned over the previous model, the all-black, super sleek and, dare I say, sexy Drake RV. Founders Brian and Joni Buzarde model all Land Ark designs after their tiny house, and their signature homes on wheels prove that you don’t have to sacrifice sophistication just because you’re working with a smaller space.
Feb 5, 2019
This Stunning Pinecone-Shaped Treehouse Is for Sale
One of the cool parts about being an adult is buying the stuff your folks wouldn’t or couldn’t get you as a child. Before you allow those nostalgic desires to fade into sadness and resentment, here’s how you can make up for at least one of the major requests your parents either strategically ignored or flat-out denied: signing on the dotted line for this magnificent pinecone-shaped treehouse, which has been placed up for sale by its designers, O2 Treehouse.
Feb 4, 2019
Stargazers, Rejoice: This Tiny House’s Roof Slides Completely Open
Not that we needed it, but here’s more evidence that the creativity of tiny house contractors knows no bounds: French builder Optinid‘s latest endeavor is a tiny house with a removable roof. Aptly given the dreamy moniker La tête dans les étoiles, or “head in the stars,” the diminutive residence was constructed from spruce. Upon entering, guests will find a living space complete with a folding desk and daybed.
Feb 4, 2019
You Can Own This Victorian Water Tower For $225K
Turning a water tower into a private residence isn’t exactly a new concept, but it’s still a pretty cool undertaking that always commands our attention. That said, we’re really keen on seeing the after pictures of this UK-located, Victorian style water tower, which is currently on the market for £175,000 or $224,500, Curbed reports.
Feb 4, 2019
Cindy Crawford Sells Her Malibu Mansion for $45 Million
Our latest peek into the fascinating real estate ventures of celebrities is the recent sale of model-entrepreneur couple Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber’s beachfront Malibu house. The new owner dropped $45 million on the pair’s former digs in a transaction that was finalized last month. Crawford and Gerber originally listed the 3.
Feb 4, 2019
You Can Now Buy That Viral Coffee Alarm Clock
The internet tells us plenty of ways to improve your morning cup of joe: carefully monitor the coffee to water ratio, don’t use water that hasn’t boiled yet, and a number of other tips. But there’s one thing coffee-making connoisseurs fail to point out: let someone—or something—else do all the heavy lifting. This nifty coffee brewing alarm clock will wake you up and get you caffeinated.
Jan 31, 2019
This Dating App Created Funny Valentine’s Day Cards For Every Relationship Stage
The best way to ensure your Valentine’s Day goes smoothly this year is to get prepared well ahead of February 14. That means no attempting to make last-minute dinner reservations or frantically perusing the picked-over cards at your favorite drugstore. On the other hand, you should definitely put some sincerity, time and effort into selecting a suitable card for your sweetie, and there’s a Valentine’s Day card pack to make the choice a little easier.
Jan 30, 2019
This WWII-Era Train Car-Turned-Airbnb is Surprisingly Cozy Inside
According to well-traveled individuals, it takes a bit of skill to ensure that you sleep well on sleeper trains, but one way to avoid those problems is to try catching some ZZZs in a vehicle that doesn’t move like a fabulous train car tiny house. Anyone who suffers from motion sickness (plus those who don’t) will be happy to board Platform 1346, a former World War II-era troop car-turned-vacation rental near the Smoky Mountains in Maryville, Tennessee.
Jan 26, 2019
This 66 Square Foot Magenta Tiny House Is One You Can’t Miss
Even the most novice designer understands how easily vibrant colors can make a rather huge impact on their surroundings, and there’s no clearer example of this concept than Magenta, a bright pink tiny home on wheels. Joshua Woodsman of Pin-Up Houses designed the eye-catching residence, which measures a mere 66 square feet and is built atop a flat trailer for those who are perpetually consumed by wanderlust.
Jan 25, 2019
You Can’t Win This HGTV Dream Home, But You Can Buy It
It’s one thing to own a luxurious home, but real estate dreams reach peak fabulosity levels when your residence is HGTV-approved. Such is the case with this marvelous property in Gig Harbor, Washington, that is officially on the market after being the network’s coveted prize of Dream Home 2018. At 3,591 square feet, the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath coastal home sits on 1.
Jan 23, 2019
Tom Dixon’s Latest IKEA Collab Will Make You Never Want to Leave Your Bed
The design partnership that encouraged us to farm in our homes are back with yet another innovative home goods product, and you’ll probably want to take the news lying down—in bed, that is. Perhaps that will help you to better visualize the functionality behind British designer Tom Dixon and IKEA’s customizable bed. The aluminum modular bed marks the second offering from the DELAKTIG line, whose inaugural release was the sleek hackable sofa with interchangeable cushions.
Jan 23, 2019
This Fancy New Washing Machine Reorders Laundry Detergent When You’re Low, Comes With a Touchscreen Stain Guide
Can doing laundry become a less loathsome task and something people actually look forward to doing? Well, that probably depends on the appliance, but Whirlpool is at least attempting to make the dreaded task more efficient and interesting. Sure, laundry and interesting typically don’t intersect, but I’m not going to pretend that a washer-dryer combo that restocks detergent via Amazon doesn’t at least appeal to the lazy person who lives inside of me, because it totally does.
Jan 18, 2019
Rent This Chic Shipping Container Tiny House For Under $200
When two of the most popular home building trends collide, you can expect nothing less than stellar results. Guaranteed to put stars in your eyes is this absolutely charming two-story shipping container house from CargoHome. Its stylish tiny digs are roomier than your typical micro home, plus it smartly incorporates the perpetually cool concept of upcycling shipping containers into its chic living spaces.
Jan 17, 2019
This Prefab Home Is For People Who Think Tiny Houses are Too Tiny
It's a smart house that encourages "right sized" living.
Jan 10, 2019
This Colorful Cultural Hub Is Made Of Recycled Shipping Containers
Upcycling combined with community revitalization results in a brilliant, purpose-filled space, just like this wonderful arts-themed recycled shipping container project in Venezuela. Spearheaded by architecture firm Pico Colectivo, the Cultural Production Zone consists of several stacked shipping containers adjoined to a pre-existing structure that suffered damage during previous protests in the area.
Jan 7, 2019
This Couple Built a Tiny Home from an Old Army Truck
In addition to the highly popular #vanlife movement, there’s another vehicle-turned-home trend bringing out creative builders by the truckload. To date, we’ve seen a garbage truck converted into a living space, various school busses turned into homes, and a fire truck transformed into a vacation home. Joining the list of these super original homes-on-the go is the Lorry, an army truck tiny house built by couple Tom and Sophie.
Jan 4, 2019
This Tiny Teardrop Trailer Can Sleep a Family of Four
We’ve seen that many travelers have been eager to indulge in the #camperlifestyle. This includes scouting the perfect sites to explore and sleep in, but most importantly, shopping around for a camper that will make for the perfect road trip. Add incredibly cute, family-friendly, and comfortable into the mix, and you’ll get the Summit: a charming teardrop trailer from Colorado Summit.
Jan 4, 2019
This Furniture Collection Is Part-Bed, Part-Desk
It’s safe to say that telecommuters will experience love at first sight with designer Geoffrey Pascal’s Unexpected Office collection: A brightly-colored set of unique office furniture that creatively meshes the bed and desk together, which makes working in bed more feasible. Named Grafeoiphobia, Pascal’s collection takes its name from the fear of desks.
Jan 2, 2019
This Mountain Retreat Was Built to Escape from Urban Life
When the typical city dweller yearns for a break from the traffic, crowds, noise, and light pollution, some of the most immediate forms of relief can come by hopping on a quick flight to a remote, quiet destination, or packing up the car for a weekend road trip. But when California couple Jeff Waldman and Molly Fiffer faced this familiar conundrum, they decided on a more permanent solution.
Dec 31, 2018
Inside a 160 Square-Foot, Off-the-Grid Cabin With A Minimalist Vibe
For getaway seekers eyeing remote accommodations of the more sophisticated variety, Virginia design studio GreenSpur has come through marvelously with the Lost Whiskey Cabin. This particular accommodation is a beautiful example of the cottage’s natural aesthetic meshing perfectly with a pared down, industrial style. The 160-square-foot, solar-powered domicile sits just an hour outside of Washington, D.C.
Dec 30, 2018