Tyra Wilkes

I'm half writer, half character. I write each post from my living room floor in Washington, DC.
This Video Shows How Wildly Different Paint Samples Look in Different Light
This is why you want to test your paint colors first.
Apr 28, 2022
Anya Taylor-Joy Shared an Unusual Trick That Helped Her Meditate
Draw a bath, take a deep breath, and something you've never thought of.
Apr 15, 2022
IKEA and Marimekko Pay Homage to Nordic Sauna Culture with New Collab
The limited-edition collaboration is inspired by the Nordic sauna culture and marks the first time Marimekko has designed a set of prints exclusively for a brand collaboration collection.
Apr 4, 2022
You Can Rent the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ House on Airbnb
In celebration of the popular show’s 30th anniversary, Will Smith has teamed up with Airbnb to allow fans to rent the iconic Los Angeles mansion for five days.
Sep 14, 2020
Michelle Obama Has a New Podcast—Here’s How To Listen
If you’re having Michelle Obama withdrawal, you’ll soon be able to connect with the former First Lady in the coziness of your own home. “The Michelle Obama Podcast” will stream via Spotify as the first from the Obama’s production company, Higher Ground.
Jul 16, 2020
This Hotel Has a Robot That Will Deliver Wine To Your Room
It's name is Rosé the Robot.
Jul 12, 2020
This Non-Profit Is Building 3D Printed Tiny Houses for Families in Rural Mexico
There’s a non-profit out there whose work is changing the way we tackle homelessness.
Dec 20, 2019
These Pillows Were Inspired by Your Grandparents’ Plastic-Covered Couch
For the nostalgic grandmillennials among us.
Dec 19, 2019
There’s a ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Board Game, And We Hope We Get the Rabbi
If you’ve ever wanted to trade in your average life for that of a rising comedienne, Hasbro has a special treat for you.
Oct 30, 2019
You Can Stay In Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse—For Just $60/Night
While Barbie takes a much needed vacation to Austin, TX, her 2-bedroom and 2-bath Malibu home is up for grabs.
Oct 17, 2019
Bourbon Fans Can Stay Overnight at Jim Beam’s Distillery for Just $23
For the first time in (Jim Beam) history, the bourbon distillery is listing an Airbnb rental property on their Clermont, Kentucky grounds.
Oct 16, 2019
4 Organization Ideas to Steal from Kacey Musgraves’ Closet
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves recently redid her master closet for her new Nashville home with the help of The Home Edit—right on time for the season change.
Oct 16, 2019
Airbnb Is Offering a Lucky Few a Month-Long Trip to Antarctica
Ever wanted to explore Antarctica while helping the planet?
Sep 25, 2019
Marshalls Is Throwing a Shopping Scavenger Hunt—Here’s How You Can Snag a ‘Surprise Box’ Today
Who doesn’t like surprises? Marshalls teamed up with the Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco to give shoppers a hidden surprise in stores across the country on Friday, August 16. The retailer announced that shoppers will have the opportunity to find a “Surprise Box” filled with goodies, hidden in a secret location across all stores.
Aug 16, 2019
The Taco Bell Hotel Is Officially Open—Here’s a Look Inside
Just because you're probably not one of the few to snag a spot doesn't mean you can't peek inside.
Aug 9, 2019
Before and After: Karamo Gives His Alma Mater’s Student Lounge a Back-to-School Makeover
With back-to-school season quickly approaching, Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown worked with HomeGoods to give the generic space at his alma mater a Gen Z-appropriate makeover.
Jul 27, 2019
These Are The Most Pet-Friendly Workplaces in America
If you’re searching for ways to increase the laughter and minimize the stress in your office, I’m almost certain bringing in a furry companion would do the trick. It’s been proven that pets make the office a happier place, so much so, they’ve got their own day to show how much of an asset they can be for the overall decorum of the workplace.
Jun 21, 2019
Reese Witherspoon’s Daughter Just Shared Her Amazon Dorm Essentials—And She’s Got Equally Great Taste
Spring semester may have ended, but Amazon is already prepping for the back-to-school flood with their Off-to-College Store launch. Described as a one-stop shop for college students, the inventory covers virtually all of the yay-i’m-finally-in-college essentials; textbooks, electronics, home decor, apparel, and plenty more.
Jun 20, 2019
IKEA and LEGO’s New Collaboration Aims to Get Kids (and Parents!) Off Their Phones
Two iconic Scandinavian brands are teaming up to make playtime more fun. Finding the balance between YouTube and actual physical activity, IKEA and LEGO have partnered to create a comfortable space for playtime that’ll be enjoyable for kids and parents alike.
Jun 14, 2019
Kristen Bell Dishes Out Hilarious Parenting Advice In Her New Web Series ‘Momsplaining’
Whether you’ve got little ones at home or not, this new web series is bound to make you pee your pants. Momsplaining with Kristen Bell is a six episode digital series following the mom of two as she takes viewers on a wild ride through parenthood. “Look, my truth is I didn’t even know I wanted to have kids,” Bell told Ellen DeGeneres, who is helping to produce the series. “I don’t even like anybody else’s kids.
May 3, 2019
Netflix’s Newest Showrunners Could Be The Obamas
What do you do when you retire from your position as the leader of the free world? When you’re Barack Obama, you take on a new hobby—television. That’s right. According to the New York Times, the former President and First Lady are in advanced negations to create a series of high profile shows for Netflix and their network of 118 million subscribers around the world. “President and Mrs.
May 3, 2019
Yale Has a Popular Happiness Class, & You Can Take It For Free
Oh happy day! Yale University has a class centered around inner peace and happiness, and surprise, it’s one of their most popular. Psychology and the Good Life is taught by professor Laurie Santos and, over a short time, has become one of the most popular classes in the university’s history. “Students report being more depressed than they have ever been in history at college,” Professor Santos explained.
May 3, 2019
This Spice Girls Exhibit Will Spice Up Your Life
The rumors keep flying about a Spice Girls reunion. And while that may or may not happen, this new exhibit is serving up some serious nostalgia and has me digging in the back of the closet for my patent leather platform boots. A post shared by Suzana Carrascosa Storolli ☆ (@suhzana) on Aug 9, 2018 at 4:02am PDT The SpiceUp exhibit opened in London on July 28 to be followed by the Manchester opening on August 24.
May 3, 2019
Tina Knowles Lawson Once Accidentally Bought Two Picassos
Tina Knowles Lawson, who is known for her corny jokes on Instagram (but may also be recognized as the mom of powerhouse entertainers Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Solange Ferguson), recently shared her extensive art collection with Kimberly Drew for Vanity Fair’s September issue. In the most anticipated issue of the year, Lawson gave a tour of her Hollywood home, sharing that she has been collecting art since her early days as a makeup artist in Los Angeles.
May 3, 2019
Peek Inside The Queen’s Charming Childhood Playhouse
Rare photos have surfaced of Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood playhouse—and it is very royal. Many of us dreamt of an elaborate backyard oasis but settled for makeshift fort’s and a Barbie Dream House. However, when you’re Princess Elizabeth, you get your very own full-sized playhouse. Gifted to her by the people of Wales for her sixth birthday, the tiny house is 24 feet long and eight feet deep, with five foot high ceilings.
May 3, 2019
Are You Stubborn and Optimistic? One Study Says It Could Be the Key to a Long Life
Think a healthy diet and regular exercise are the only keys to a long life? Well, a new study of Italy’s oldest residents found that many of them share character traits that might play a role in their longevity—particularly the hard-headed among them. Those traits? Stubbornness, optimism, a love for family and country, and a willingness to work hard.
May 3, 2019
Here’s How Celebs Celebrated Thanksgiving, According to Instagram
On the annual day of giving (and thanks), many of our social media feeds were filled with friends and family sharing photos with heartfelt captions of gratitude for the small things. After all, Thanksgiving is often a day of family, home, and, of course, food. Check out how a few of our favorite entertainers spent their holiday, according to Instagram: R+B singer Ciara and her sweet baby girl posed for a quick photo before stuffing their bellies.
May 3, 2019
IKEA’s New Smart Blinds Mean Not Having To Get Out of Bed
Swedish retailer IKEA has been testing the waters of smart design for several years with the subtle introduction of tech home products like wireless charging furniture and Trådfri smart lighting. Now, the mega home furnisher is rolling out a new way to do Saturday mornings: window shades you can operate without even leaving your bed. The shades can be controlled by remote or synced to your Google Hub, Alexa, or Siri system for added convenience.
May 3, 2019
This Dog Mom Taught Her Pup Harry Potter Spells & It’s So Adorable
While cats are more often associated with magic, that doesn’t mean you can’t teach your old dog some new tricks. One woman, in fact, has replaced all the standard Muggle commands with spells from Harry Potter. Anna Brisbin, owner of an adorable mini Dachshund named Remus, made headlines this week after tweeting a now viral video of the pair having some interesting dialogue.
May 3, 2019
This Indoor Garden Grows Vegetables for You, No Green Thumb Necessary
If you’re an occupant of a small space, finding an ample outdoor area for gardening is a challenge. More often than not, you’re running into barriers with sunlight or simply a designated area to set up. While there are community gardens, farmers markets, and other safe havens for sourcing fresh produce, OGarden has a tiny (but huge) solution.
May 3, 2019
Blake Lively Is Her Friend Group’s Go-To Interior Designer
There are many things I’d do for a lifetime at no cost — perhaps write poetry or travel the world. For Gossip Girls actress Blake Lively, that ‘thing’ is interior design. In a photo posted to Instagram, the mom of two (and former lifestyle brand creator) revealed that she’s the designated interior designer within her circle of friends, and by the looks of it, she takes her role very seriously.
Apr 30, 2019
Target Just Released a Sensory-Friendly Home Collection for Kids, Including Weighted Blankets Under $50
Target’s children’s home line, Pillowfort, just rolled out a new collection of sensory-friendly items and it’s just what we’ve been missing. In response to customer feedback, the collection caters to the needs of parents who want stylish but affordable and accessible items for their little ones. For those restless days at home or harder than usual bedtimes, products like the weighted blanket apply pressure for relaxation and calmness.
Apr 8, 2019
One Woman Discovered Her Grandparents’ Postcards on eBay
Imagine probing the web for details of your family history, and within the rabbit hole of information, you discover a vintage artifact addressed to your late grandparents. That was the case for Trudy Shillum, a Glasgow woman who discovered the hidden gems on eBay. With a simple Google search of her family’s name, Shillum stumbled upon a seller who specializes in vintage postcards.
Apr 3, 2019