Mia Nakaji Monnier

Mia Nakaji Monnier is a freelance writer and former weekend editor at Apartment Therapy. She lives in Los Angeles and spends most of her free time knitting.
Artist Yuki Kawae Spreads Relaxation with Videos from His Tabletop Zen Garden
Get ready to feel soothed.
Dec 31, 2020
Artist Sipho Mabona Shows the Beauty of Deconstructed Origami
And he's even translated origami shapes to stained glass.
Dec 31, 2020
Record a Christmas Carol With the Blob Opera
They harmonize automatically, so it's hard to make them sound bad.
Dec 25, 2020
Three AI Programs Tried to Write the Queen’s Christmas Speech, and They Did a Surprisingly OK Job
They're no replacement for the real thing, of course.
Dec 25, 2020
Write a Letter to Your Future Self With This Website
Have it delivered in two months, 20 years, or whenever you like.
Dec 25, 2020
All the Movies and TV Shows Coming to Disney+ in January
Including Pixar shorts!
Dec 25, 2020
These 3D Printed Holiday Candies Are Edible Works of Art
Cutting-edge sugar technology.
Dec 24, 2020
These Super-High-Resolution Photos Capture the Intricate Beauty of Snowflakes
They required a really special camera.
Dec 24, 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Shared Their First American Christmas Card
And baby Archie's hair matches his dad's!
Dec 24, 2020
These Pampas Grass Christmas Trees Reimagine the Evergreen
See the elaborate version and the DIY version.
Dec 24, 2020
Where to Watch ‘The Nutcracker’ This Year, According to the Sugarplum Fairy Herself
Eight performances you can watch from home.
Dec 23, 2020
More People Are Buying Themselves Gifts This Year, According to Survey
They're also putting more thought into the gifts they give their loved ones.
Dec 23, 2020
Grow a Vertical Garden With These Recycled-Plastic Planters
Turn your wall or fence into plant paradise.
Dec 23, 2020
This Website Lets You Scream Into the Void
Since we're all screaming already anyway.
Dec 23, 2020
Does the Dog Die in the Movie? This Website Will Tell You
Find out whether the feel-good movie will actually leave you feeling good.
Dec 22, 2020
Scientists Studied How Dogs Recognize Other Dogs, and the Research Is Adorable
Brb, becoming dog scientists.
Dec 22, 2020
Tell Us Your Cat Doesn’t Need This Cat Hoodie
Your cat deserves everything, including this hoodie.
Nov 25, 2020
Take Beautiful Close-Up Nature Photos With This Smart Bird Feeder
Bird-watch up close and from a distance.
Nov 25, 2020
This App Lets You Read a Book in 12 Minutes—And It’s On Sale Now
If you love business and personal development books, this one's for you.
Nov 25, 2020
This Modular Dog Bed Can Be Customized to Fit Your Dog’s Personality Type
Apparently dogs have eight distinct personality types, and this bed is for all of them.
Nov 25, 2020
You Can Adopt Elf Babies for Your Elf on the Shelf
Each one comes with a whole mini nursery setup.
Nov 8, 2020
Here’s The Simple Reason Why T.J. Maxx Is Called T.K. Maxx in Europe
A brief history of T.J./T.K. Maxx.
Oct 16, 2020
The Gadgets of ‘Unnecessary Inventions’ Solve Problems You Didn’t Know You Had
Have you ever wished you could wear toilet paper rolls like jewelry?
Oct 15, 2020
Someone Has Stolen a Solid Gold Toilet Worth $5 Million
That’s right, a solid gold toilet exists, it’s valued at $5-6 million, and someone has stolen it. We first learned about the luxe commode when it arrived in 2016, fully usable, in a restroom at the Guggenheim Museum. Two years later, the museum used it to troll the Trump White House.
Jul 16, 2020
This Three-Legged House in Denmark Took Only Three Days to Build
Its shape cleverly creates communal and private spaces.
Jun 29, 2020
This Transparent Cabin Lets You Sleep (Almost) Directly Under the Stars
More stars, fewer bugs.
Jun 29, 2020
This Sofa Repurposes Old Balenciaga Clothing As Stuffing
That's one way to recycle.
Jun 29, 2020
This Candle Will Tell All Your Bathroom Guests How You Really Feel
There's a candle for everyone.
Jun 25, 2020
This Tiny Cabin in Norway Is So Well Camouflaged, It Almost Looks Like a Nest
It blends perfectly with the surrounding nature.
Jun 22, 2020
This Tiny Room Concept Is a Retreat Within Your Own Home
When your home is also your office and gym, you could use a change of scenery.
Jun 22, 2020
A Renovated Building in Japan Combines Home, Office, and Store With a Surprising Twist
And a series of courtyards keeps it feeling airy.
Jun 22, 2020