Mekita Rivas

Selling a Childhood Home Isn't Easy — Especially When You Have Immigrant Parents
Here's why it's so hard to talk about.
Oct 19, 2021
3 Filipino-American Designers on How Their Roots Inform Their Interiors
Hear their insights on merging their respective cultures into the design space, their paths into the industry, and what they’d like to see more of in the future.
Oct 31, 2020
Designing a Home Will Always Be Political
Save for the campaign signs that dot lawns across the suburbs every four years, home decor isn’t necessarily considered a conventionally political topic. In the comments on this very site, we've seen pleas to "leave the politics out of it." But how we design our homes is, in fact, inherently political: it's about where we spend our money, who gets our attention and how they get it, and what trends we favor.
Oct 12, 2020
6 Design Experts Share Their Favorite Coffee Table Books by BIPOC Authors
It’s time to diversify your coffee table.
Sep 1, 2020
How to Socially Distance When Your Home Feels Unsafe
Whether it’s a bad marriage, a toxic parent, an abusive relationship, or something else, home isn’t an equally safe refuge for all.
Mar 26, 2020
I Moved to D.C.'s Navy Yard, and Now I Can’t Picture Myself Anywhere Else
It was a leap of faith moving to an under-construction neighborhood.
Feb 14, 2020
Class of 2020: Why Showfields Is Betting That Retail Will Survive After All
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If you’re going to deem yourself the most interesting store in the world, you'd better have the inventory to back that up. Indeed, Showfields does.
Nov 7, 2019
Class of 2020: How Malene Barnett Called Out The Design Industry—And Made It Listen
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Barnett launched the Black Artists and Designers Guild, which she describes as a necessary step to bring about the change that the design world is so desperately overdue for.
Nov 5, 2019
Class of 2020: How Lora Appleton Is Reimagining the World of Children’s Design
Class of 2020
Who: Lora Appleton, founder of Kinder Modern design gallery Nominated by: Jaime Derringer, artist and founder of Design Milk Where to follow her: InstagramApartment Therapy’s Class of 2020 Design Changemakers is a specially-selected group of the 20 people in the design world everyone should know about by next year. We asked experts (and you!) to tell us who they think should be included—see the rest of the nominees here.
Oct 31, 2019
Class of 2020: How Kate Wagner Is Making Everyone Question Everything About Design
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Wagner is known for her blog McMansion Hell, but her reach spreads far beyond that.
Oct 29, 2019
When A Rug Isn’t Just a Rug: The Hidden Context Behind Popular Home Decor
Buddha figurines. “Tribal” print blankets. Pillows with faux ikat patterns. Are they culturally appropriative, or are they simply inspired?
Aug 13, 2019