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Target Announced a New Bargain Brand Where Most Things Are Under $2
If you love a bargain, you’re going to do cartwheels over Target’s latest announcement: a new line of everyday essentials that undercuts its existing house brand, Up and Up, by nearly 50 percent—and with most items under $2. The new line of lower price point essentials and everyday personal care items from Target features more than 70 unique products in the Smartly line, from body lotion and all-purpose cleaner to razors and garbage bags.
Oct 10, 2018
Are You at Cat or Dog Person? Your Hogwarts House Could Reveal the Truth
If you’re into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you’ve probably taken the quiz that places you in a Hogwarts House. (And if you haven’t, gulping gargoyles! Get to it.) Called “The Sorting Ceremony,” this personality-based experience presents a range of questions both relevant to Harry Potter—like would you study Centaurs or Vampires, or what pet would you take to Hogwarts—and ones that are totally random (left or right? Forest or river?).
Oct 8, 2018
The Queen Is Moving to Accommodate Palace Renovations
It’s just a minor home renovation for the Queen of England. The 92-year-old royal is moving out of her gilded spread at Buckingham Palace so the infamous estate can undergo a £369 million renovation. According to the Daily Mail, more than 3,000 precious treasures and historical artworks have been removed from the Queen’s residence so changes can be made. This included 200 paintings, 40 chandeliers and 1,000 trinkets from the East Wing, where the renovation has already begun.
Oct 8, 2018
This Tiny House on a Truck Looks Like It’s Straight Out of Harry Potter
At first glance, Jacob Witzling’s tiny truck cabin makes you think of what the Weasley’s wonky home (aka the ever-chaotic Burrow) would look like if the wizards shrunk their family residence, then hauled it around on the back of an old pickup. (Honestly, Witzling’s tiny design still looks that way after staring at it for a bit longer.
Oct 8, 2018
The House Where JFK and Jackie O. Stayed at on Their Honeymoon Is for Sale For $135 Million
There are so many very famous houses in America and it seems like a lot of them are in Hollywood. All of the stars like to flock to the same areas. If one celeb stays at a hot new house, it seems like five other celebs stay there right after. The Beverly House is a legendary home that sits in Beverly Hills and has had some very famous people inside of its walls. The iconic Mediterranean Estate was once the home to William Randolph Hearst. It is also notably the honeymoon destination that John F.
Oct 7, 2018
This Pink Victorian Mansion Looks Like a Real-Life Barbie Dreamhouse
Grab your pink shoes, pink dress, and hop in a pink Corvette so you can drive on over to this Barbie Dreamhouse! While it might not actually be Barbie’s Malibu beach house or her regular pink palace, this pink Victorian mansion is perfect for anyone who loves the color pink. You really need to like pink though if you’re giving to live in this pink and white house. In the Austin neighborhood of Chicago sits a famous pink and white Victorian mansion.
Oct 7, 2018
Here’s How to Look Like Your Pet (& Wash Your Face Too)
Do you have a dedicated towel that you use just for washing your face? Body towels just don’t get into the nooks and crannies of your face to wipe off excess makeup. That is why it really is best to have a towel that you use just for your face. If you don’t have one now, you’re going to want to buy one ASAP. And you can look like your pet in the process!
Oct 6, 2018
You Can Buy La Croix Holiday Ornaments and They Come In 4 of Your Favorite Flavors
With Halloween right around the corner, it is officially okay to start thinking about Christmas. Don’t let anyone dampen your Christmas spirit! Honestly, it is smart to start your shopping early, that way you don’t drop $2,000 the first week of December. Not only should you think about presents, you’re also going to want to think of your Christmas decor. If you love decorating your Christmas tree, you might be a nostalgic person who has kept many ornaments from your childhood.
Oct 6, 2018
The Newest Ride at Universal Will Take Fans Even Deeper Into the Harry Potter World
Who hasn’t wished they could travel to the magical world of Harry Potter? Ever since the first book was released in the late ’90s, we’ve all wished we could eat in the Great Hall and explore all of the secret passages inside of Hogwarts. For many years, that was just a dream that all of us muggles and no-majs had, but thanks to Universal, we’ve been given a magical ticket.
Oct 6, 2018
This 161 Square Foot Tiny House Is a Twist on a Traditional Chinese Hutong
Given the world’s ongoing issue with housing crises, becoming skilled at making a small space more livable has become more of a necessity for many. Mini Living’s Urban Cabin is one of several tiny houses specifically designed to take some of the strain off of cities that are struggling to provide ample housing for their citizens.
Oct 6, 2018
Ellen DeGeneres Shares Why She “Buys As Many Homes” As She Can
Ellen DeGeneres’ reputation as a serial house flipper is well documented, and now we have a bit of insight as to why she moves so much. On Friday, Ellen DeGeneres sat down with host Savannah Guthrie of “TODAY.” She was there to share her #MeToo moment—which she also recounted to Busy Philipps earlier in the week on her own talk show. Despite the heavy topic, the comedian touched on some lighter notes as well.
Oct 5, 2018
This Vacant Apartment Exists to Sell You Stuff on Instagram
They did it for the ‘gram. We’ve all snapped a photo or two of something pretty or unique knowing it would get lots of likes on social media. But a 2,400-square-foot penthouse apartment where nobody actually lives? That’s more than just a flattering filter. In a now-viral story for the New York Times, a sprawling SoHo property that rents for $15,000 per month is furnished in millennial pink, with a roof deck and floor-to-ceiling wine fridge.
Oct 5, 2018
Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk Weighs In on Everything From Toilet Paper to Christmas Lights
He’s down with gallery walls, 70s design, and Japanese toilets. “Queer Eye” interior design expert Bobby Berk just played a cheeky game of 20 questions game with Airbnb Plus, and we learned a few fun details about the Fab Five’s decor guru. In the video, Berk reveals that he hates Venetian blinds and Christmas lights indoors. His first AOL screen name was Bieber81 (was he using AOL in 2013?) and his dream dinner guest is President Barack Obama.
Oct 5, 2018
Why We Write “IKEA” in All Caps (And Yes, You’re Pronouncing it Wrong)
Let’s be real: We’ve all spent several hours inside an IKEA store, or on the IKEA website, or figuring out how to put a piece of its furniture together. But how much time have we devoted to learning the story behind our favorite affordable Swedish home goods brand? Chances are that you have purchased at least one item from IKEA, but do you even have the slightest clue what their name means? Don’t worry my Scandi-design loving friends, I didn’t know either.
Oct 4, 2018
How Trauma Can Shape the Way We Live at Home
Note: This article contains information about common triggers for PTSD and anxiety. During Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, she mentioned something that may have sounded curious to many homeowners. When she and her husband completed an extensive remodel, she said, it included an unusual feature: “I insisted on a second front door, an idea that he disagreed with and could not understand.
Oct 3, 2018
This 275-Square-Foot Tiny House Literally Runs on Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee
Since 2006, Dunkin’ Donuts (soon to be just “Dunkin'”) has been using the tagline “America Runs On Dunkin’.” And, over the years, that term caught fire and has now become part of the beloved coffee brand’s reputation. And as of today, Dunkin’ Donuts’ caffeinated products are fueling more than just people. Say hello to the 275-square-foot Home That Runs on Dunkin’, the first-ever tiny house running solely on recycled coffee grounds.
Oct 2, 2018
A New Study Shows Just How Obsessed Cat People Are
We always knew cat lovers were a breed of their own, but a new survey has locked down the proof. Through a survey of 1,000 cat owners, it was determined that the average cat owner “likes” 398 cat-related posts and looks at 725 cat pictures and videos in a year. 47 percent of owners surveyed report taking photos of their cats often, and say it takes an average of three attempts to get the ideal photo.
Oct 2, 2018
October Memo: Time to Dig in and Warm Up
Dear Team, While I was expecting to see our usual seasonal audience rise in October, we are being faced with an “October surprise” courtesy of Google, which has now affected both sites, almost erasing all the gains we’d made on AT this year. We were on an upswing, and now it’s tough again. Want a silver lining?
Oct 1, 2018
Valspar Just Unveiled a Color of the Year for Every Month of 2019
It’s become more and more common for paint brands to unveil a chosen color for the upcoming year. For 2019, we’ve already reported on Dutch Boy, Behr, and Sherwin-Williams, just to name a few. And to celebrate Valspar’s 10th anniversary of doing annual color reveals, the paint company has decided to not limit itself to just one color. No, they’ve curated a palette of 12, which equals one for every month of 2019.
Oct 1, 2018
Congress Could Be the Key to a More Comfortable Flight
Good news, frequent fliers: Congress is proposing a bill that would make travel a little more comfortable and convenient for all of us. A proposed bill contains contingencies against the involuntary bumping of passengers who have already boarded the aircraft, in addition to providing more comprehensive explanations about how airlines handle flight delays and accommodations for passengers with disabilities.
Oct 1, 2018
Trader Joe’s Sells a Haunted House Cookie Kit and it’s Only $8
Move aside gingerbread Christmas houses!
Sep 30, 2018
These Parents Recreated Diagon Alley In Their Backyard and It’s Absolutely Magical
It is just about every Harry Potter lovers dream to travel to the magical world. We all waited anxiously to get our Hogwarts letter in the mail, but sadly, it never came. For those of us who are the biggest Potterheads, we try to incorporate the wizarding world into our lives any way we can. We rewatch the movies, reread the books, share them with our loved ones, and find ways to celebrate Harry Potter all year long.
Sep 30, 2018
These Spaceship Inspired Cat Beds Are Out of This World
Does your cat actually sleep in the bed you bought them? Or do they like to sleep in boxes, on your counter, on your bookcase, or just about anywhere that isn’t their bed? Cats are finicky like that. They do enjoy soft, plush beds, but they don’t always want us to know that they like what we bought them. Maybe if you purchased this spaceship cat bed, your pet would have no other choice but to show you how much they love it.
Sep 30, 2018
Get Natalie’s Palm Springs Look!
Check out Natalie Jacob, the woman behind cocktail blog Arsenic Lace, and see what she’s done with her New Jersey apartment. Full of vintage, IKEA, Target, West Elm and a host of other sources, she’s mixed it all together in a super fun, original way. The wallpaper and paint treatments are exceptional—together it shows how the everyday can be turned fabulous if you roll up your sleeves and apply a little style!
Sep 30, 2018
This Geometric Tiny House in Slovenia Lets You Relax
The hills are alive with this sustainable tiny house. While those might not be the lyrics to the iconic The Sound Of Music song, it doesn’t make it any less true when addressing this glamping haven. Perched on the mountainside in Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia, this tiny accommodation is all about modern simplicity. The one-room vacation rental can comfortably fit two guests, complete with a queen-sized bed, table, drawers, and shelves for additional space.
Sep 30, 2018
Crate and Barrel’s Halloween Decor is Every Goth Lovers Dream
Did everyone go through a goth phase? Or was it just us? You might have told your parents and friends at the time that it “wasn’t a phase” but for most of us, it was. However, even if you don’t wear all black and channel your inner ’80s Winona Ryder every day, you still can love and appreciate the goth subculture. If you ever were goth or still are, you’re going to need to see Crate & Barrel’s Halloween decor.
Sep 29, 2018
Amazon Could Be Planning Pre-fab Smart Homes
Picture it, the year is 1999, you are settling down on the couch with your best friends with snacks and soda, getting ready to watch a DCOM. The movie of the week is Smart House, which is about a house that is so smart, it can do anything you want. It can even do your chores for you. It is the dream home (minus the minor meltdown the house has after some unplanned reprogramming). That might all seem like it could only ever be the premise of a movie, but smart homes are much closer than we think.
Sep 29, 2018
Here’s One Way to Tackle The Dreaded Bedroom Clothes Chair
If you’re running short on closet space or lack the motivation required to hang up your clothing (no judgment here), designer Zhihao Guo created a transparent vinyl chair case with your space and energy-challenged existences in mind. Serving as the latest piece of evidence that inflatable furniture is trying its darnedest to get back on our collective aesthetic radar again, Guo’s whimsical yet multi-functional seating option clearly pushes the limits of chair design.
Sep 29, 2018
Inside Tyra Banks’ Pacific Palisades Mansion, Just Sold For $4 Million
Talk about the ultimate fall cleaning. Former fashion model and entrepreneur Tyra Banks recently offloaded another one of her Pacific Palisades homes that she bought four years earlier. The America’s Next Top Model host sold the four-bedroom, five-bathroom for $4 million, which is only slightly less than the $4.25 million she asked for when listing the posh pad back in May.
Sep 29, 2018
Kevin Hart Designed a Customized Tiny House—And You Can Stay There
There’s no denying that tiny house culture is all the rage nowadays. From getting the best space-saving storage tips to locking down your next vacation spot and even making a dollar or two, these tiny quarters provide several reasons to get with the small space trend. Plus, since they tend to take on the traits of their surrounding environment and those who live there, these spaces make for some incredible design inspo.
Sep 28, 2018
These Cozy Couches Are Each Made from 113 Recycled Plastic Bottles
Wouldn’t watching videos of adorable baby sea animals be so much more comforting if you were curled up on a sustainable sofa that was made from over 100 recycled plastic bottles? Enter: Lovesac’s new sofas, called “Sactionals”. Known for their eponymous next-level bean bags, Lovesac’s new modular sectionals look more like traditional upholstered couches that can be arranged and rearranged from one configuration to another in minutes.
Sep 27, 2018
HGTV HOME By Sherwin-Williams’ 2019 Color Of The Year Is So Calming
With a new year comes the opportunity for a new start, including a fresh coat of paint for your living spaces. But with so many color swatches to choose from, HGTV HOME By Sherwin-Williams just made your life a lot easier with their 2019 Color of the Year unveil. The winner is Reflecting Pool (SW6486), a hue of “many personalities” that communicates “a life of balance with a little bit of flair” with its versatility and adaptive skills.
Sep 27, 2018
Jungalow Style: Justina Blakeney Has a Bedding Line at Target
Somehow, some way, this exciting collaboration escaped our radar, but thanks to a head’s up this week on the wedding registry of a friend, I now present you with some dreamy, affordable, maximalist-boho decor: The Jungalow’s Justina Blakeney has a line for Target.
Sep 26, 2018
Disney’s New Booking Tool Might Make Your Next Trip Cheaper
If you’ve ever tried planning a Walt Disney World vacation, you know how much preparation goes into each and every stage. From deciding on your hotel (on or off Disney property) to planning out your dinner reservations, booking your stay is a skill that takes time to master. Of course, one of the most important boxes to check off your list is purchasing your park tickets—the reason you’re traveling to Disney in the first place.
Sep 26, 2018
This Tiny Norwegian Tree House Is a Minimalist’s Dream Come True
Do you ever get the urge to pack up your belongings, and escape the hustle and bustle of life for a while? This striking tree house with panoramic fjord views might be the place to do it. Located in Sandane, Norway, you can glamp in this tiny house that overlooks the country’s west coast. And “tree house” isn’t just a figure of speech: this structure is actually perched in the treetops, making guests fully immersed in the natural environment.
Sep 25, 2018
Urban Outfitters Now Sells a Wine Glass Holder for Your Shower
Beer lovers have been able to enjoy “shower beers” for years, but trying to drink wine in the shower is such a hassle. The ledge in the shower is always too wet and you can never put the glass down. If you do, then your wine will spill everywhere. And god forbid the glass shatters while you’re trying to just take a shower and enjoy a glass of Chardonnay.
Sep 23, 2018
This Hood Is Made For Napping In Public
Do you ever wish you could go back and tell your younger self to stop fighting your mom when it came to naps? If only we could get back all of that nap time now that we’re adults, things would be much better. Napping really can recharge your body and make you feel better. And if you don’t? You can just take another nap! If you like to nap on the go and wish you could nap virtually anywhere, then the Ostrichpillow Hood is for you!
Sep 23, 2018
Aldi Is Taking Aim at Amazon and Rolling Out Their Own Delivery Service
Aldi is one of the most loved grocery chains in the nation for a big reason – they have low prices but they don’t cut quality. Instead, any cuts made by Aldi are made with the intention of delivering the best service to their customers. Honestly, who doesn’t love finding Trader Joe’s products at Aldi for much cheaper? In a bid to take aim at Amazon, Walmart, and Kroger’s delivery services, Aldi is officially getting in the game.
Sep 23, 2018
You Can Show Off Your Harry Potter Pride With This Hogwarts-Inspired Luggage
September 1st came and went without our Hogwarts letter arriving in the mail. That doesn’t mean we didn’t plan our trip to Hogwarts for this year. If you’re an avid Harry Potter fan, you can now show off your house pride in style whenever you travel. Recently, Pottery Barn released a Harry Potter home decor line full of incredible bedding sets and bedroom decor. But did you know that Pottery Barn’s sister site, PB Teen, sells Harry Potter luggage?
Sep 22, 2018
You Can Finally Match Costumes With Your Dog For Halloween, Thanks to The Disney Store
For those of you who have been clinging to the last few days of summer, the season is officially over and it is time for fall. You might think Halloween is still far off, but it is never too early to plan your costume. Especially if you are trying to plan out matching costumes! The coordination can take a lot of effort on both parties parts. Any animal lover has probably tried to find a matching costume set for you and your furry little friend, but come up short.
Sep 22, 2018
Ban.do Is Having a Warehouse Sale With up to 80% Off This Weekend
The best part about every weekend? Snuggling in your bed without an alarm and scrolling through your phone to shop online. Who needs brunch or elaborate weekend plans when you’re on the hunt for a cute dress? If you were looking for a good deal to shop this weekend, you’re going to want to look no further. Ban.do has got you covered!
Sep 22, 2018
Here’s How IKEA Plans To Bring the Store (and Other Services) Directly To You
With the year quickly approaching its end, Entrepreneur has already predicted 2019 as revolutionary as it relates to online shopping. There’s no debate about our appreciation for buying any and everything via the internet, so it’s only natural for the services to progress in order to keep up with the growing demands.
Sep 20, 2018
Your Future Hotel Room Might Be A Solar-Powered Vehicle
Remember when all the gadgets featured in the Back to the Future universe seemed totally far-fetched? But over 30 years later, here we are with our video calling devices and fingerprint recognition technology that defied what we thought was conceivable. Case in point: No one knows what the technology of the future is going to look like until it’s introduced into the market. So, if you read this headline and thought, A hotel room-meets-car? Impossible!
Sep 19, 2018
TripAdvisor Puts Your Friends’ Travel Recs All In One Place
When putting together an itinerary for your upcoming travels, planning can get…overwhelming. With so many resources out there, it’s hard to determine which hotel and restaurant suggestions are legit, even if they come from trustworthy sites. Sometimes, the best recs come from close friends and family who know us best and vice-versa. If your self-proclaimed foodie cousin endorses an eatery, you’re there in a heartbeat.
Sep 19, 2018
5 Things From The 2018 Emmy Gift Bag That Are Giving Us Major FOMO
Regardless of whether or not a celeb took home a trophy (or an engagement ring!) from last night’s Emmy Awards (ICYMI: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won five), they certainly did not leave empty-handed. The Emmy swag bag is one of the pros to being a presenter or nominee at the awards show, with products and vacations that are attention-worthy. In 2016, there was the $1,000 plastic surgery gift certificate and a trip the Belmond La Samanna in St. Martin.
Sep 18, 2018
Meghan Markle Is Releasing a Charity Cookbook for Grenfell Fire Victims
Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex, and queen of the kitchen. Long before she married into England’s royal family, the former actress scooped frozen yogurt, kept a lifestyle blog, and made three-ingredient pasta sauce. Now, she’s using her pull to help publish a cookbook to support a community ravaged by tragedy.
Sep 18, 2018
How We Can Help Those Affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut
Two extremely powerful storm systems simultaneously pummeled opposite sides of the globe last week, with Florence causing heavy flooding and damage in North and South Carolina, and Mangkhut wreaking havoc on the Philippines and parts of China, including Hong Kong. We’ve compiled a list of organizations on the front lines helping the victims of these brutal extreme weather events. In disaster situations, monetary donations are often preferred over physical items, as CBS explains.
Sep 17, 2018
This 200-Square-Foot Tiny House Is Inspired by the Theater
Personalized, heartfelt touches are what transform a house into a home. Case in point: this undeniably charming theater-inspired tiny house. Designed by Tiny Heirloom, a San Diego family had a $120,000 budget for the 200 square foot towable home. From there, the Oregon-based company devised a clever plan that emphasized several design features that reflect the daughter’s theater fandom. The cedar-clad space features a seam metal roof and one of its nine windows is arched.
Sep 16, 2018
This Glass House in Tennessee Is For Mid-Century Fans and Nature Lovers
Is living in a glass house as chic as it sounds? One way to find out is to buy one, and luckily for interested parties there’s a heck of an option on the market. Designed by University of Tennessee architecture professor William Starke Shell, this Knoxville Mies Van der Rohe-esque home is priced at $575,000. Per the listing, the one-bedroom, one-bath dwelling sits on a 2.3-acre lot, perched atop an 80-foot cliff.
Sep 16, 2018
Gloria Vanderbilt’s Upper East Side Apartment Is as Colorful as She Is
“What is beautiful to me might not be beautiful to someone else,” Gloria Vanderbuilt says in a video tour, published on The Cut on Friday. In it, Wendy Goodman gives us a look into the artist and heiress’ home and studio. Vanderbilt is sitting in a coral and white room with a mirrored wall and a lovely view of the Upper East Side out of the window. “I certainly have a lot of fantasy and imagination,” says the nonagenarian.
Sep 15, 2018
Airstream’s Latest Model Is This Sleek Camper Van
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live the nomadic life in an Airstream, there’s a sleek, new version of the uber popular campers that will tempt you to trade in your house keys and partake in the adventures of #vanlife. The Class B Interstate Nineteen measures 19 feet, which means a no-hassle parking experience. A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 functions as the vehicle’s supporting frame.
Sep 15, 2018
Get the Badass, Audacious Look of Aelfie’s Home (and Our Top Marketplace Finds of the Week)
Plus, our top marketplace picks this week.
Sep 14, 2018
You Can Now Pre-Order a 7-Foot-Tall Live Christmas Tree From Amazon
It’s not even technically fall yet, but Amazon is already in the Christmas spirit. The online retailer announced that they will be shipping live trees this holiday season—and that they will be up to seven feet tall. The selection will include Douglas fir and Norfolk Island pines, AP reports.
Sep 13, 2018
This Is When You Should Book Your Holiday Flights, According to Kayak
‘Tis the season to start planning for holiday travel. While festivities don’t technically start for a couple of months, those who have to travel are on the hunt for deals. After all, with the holidays being such a costly time of the year, saving money where you can is crucial to avoiding credit card damage—or at least lessening the blow. Thanks to Kayak, we now have the inside scoop on when the best time to book your domestic airline tickets is.
Sep 12, 2018
Before & After: Whitney Port’s “Get Rid of the Walls” Fixer Upper Transformation
When TV personality Whitney Port and husband Tim Rosenman were looking for the perfect place to raise a family, they found the 1950s home in Los Angeles online. However, the first time they visited the property, the couple was turned off by the amount of work it would require—especially with a baby on the way.
Sep 12, 2018
This Luxe Bubble Dome Lets You Stargaze in Style
You might have to travel a bit to get to this luxury dome, but there’s no question that these views are worth it. Located in the Capertree Valley in New South Wales, this spherical space has transparent walls that let its guests be one with nature. The structure is perched on top of a wooden deck that overlooks mountainous terrains, providing sunrise and sunset views by day and stargazing by night, with a telescope and a stargazing app to help.
Sep 11, 2018
You Can Now Shop These Pier 1 Items on Amazon
When it comes to online shopping, it’s hard to beat the ease of Amazon. If you’re already stocking up on toilet paper or grabbing some new headphones, it’s all too tempting to add a few things to your cart—especially when there’s free two-day shipping. Other retailers are starting to get it, and instead of trying to beat the megasite, are actually joining it.
Sep 11, 2018
These GIFs Take You Through the History of Furniture
Kids are back at school, so how about a history lesson for the rest of us? Don’t worry, this class is all interior decorating and GIFs and there will be no homework. I mean, unless you’re into that sort of thing and you know what? You do you.
Sep 11, 2018
Harrison Ford’s Childhood Home Is Listed for $400K
Before fame came knocking on Harrison Ford’s front door, this brick Tudor dating back to 1922 was where the future actor spent much of his upbringing. And now, diehard fans can rejoice: the home is up for sale and totally not out of budget. Located at 109 N Washington Ave in Park Ridge, Illinois—about 17 miles from Chicago—this property is currently on the market for $400,000.
Sep 10, 2018
Starbucks Opened a Location in Milan, and It Embraces Italian Design
There is undeniable mixed feelings about Starbucks opening its first store in Italy, where cafes serve their espresso much differently than the American coffee company. But it is obvious that the new Roastery in Milan—which opened last week—is different from its sibling stores in the U.S. All you have to do is look at the design.
Sep 10, 2018
Calling All Book Lovers: This Backyard Reading Retreat Is Library Goals
Backyard sheds are all the rage right now. They provide convenience for homeowners who have hobbies, but don’t have the square footage to bring their vision to life indoors. For avid readers, the image of a perfect home includes an elaborate library; fully stocked with first edition novels and a rolling ladder for easy access.
Sep 10, 2018
Your Feelings Toward Gym Class Probably Match Your Feelings About Exercising
In grade school, everyone had a least favorite subject. Maybe you really didn’t like reading, so English was boring for you. Or maybe you struggled with math and science and felt left behind during those classes. Honestly, did anyone enjoy running the mile in gym class? Sure, sometimes gym gave us an excuse to stand around and talk to our friends, but more often than not, it was awful.
Sep 9, 2018
Disney Princess Sheet Masks Exist & They’re As Magical As You Think
Becoming a Disney princess just got a whole lot easier. Rather than fly to Orlando, Florida or Anaheim, California, for a Disney makeover, you can do everything right from your own bedroom or bathroom with a little less makeup and hairspray, and more face masks and hair masks. No matter how old you are, it is always cool to embrace what you love and if you want to be a Disney princess, you should have every chance you can possibly get.
Sep 9, 2018
There’s a ‘Stranger Things’ Haunted House and Here’s How You Can Visit
Grab some Eggo waffles, Christmas lights, and put on a “Ghostbusters” costume, it is time to head to the Upside Down. For Halloween this year, you can get the pants scared right off of you at a “Stranger Things” haunted house. You might want to be careful, not everyone is ready to face the Demogorgon alone. “Stranger Things” became one of the most popular TV shows shortly after it debuted on Netflix in 2016.
Sep 9, 2018
KitchenAid Just Released a Gorgeous Retro-Inspired Mixer Color for Their 100th Anniversary
Every kitchen needs a KitchenAid mixer. Yes, they are a bit pricey and take up a decent amount of space, but they are so versatile. You can make cakes, cookies, pies, dough, and so much more using your mixer, especially if you get the KitchenAid attachments. Not only can you get a lot done with this mixer, it really stands the test of time. People can have their mixers for decades, as long as they take good care of them. KitchenAid is celebrating a big anniversary in 2019.
Sep 8, 2018
You’re Going to Want to Try Trader Joe’s Blood Orange Rosé ASAP
You might think that blood orange is a thing only meant for summer, but when it is still 90 degrees in New York in September, we’re not saying goodbye just yet. This first day of fall isn’t until September 22, anyhow. Thankfully, we don’t have to leave summer behind quite yet and we can praise Trader Joe’s for that. An eagle-eyed Bustle editor spotted something spectacular on a trip to a Manhattan Trader Joe’s–blood orange rosé.
Sep 8, 2018
Nostalgia Lovers Rejoice—You Can Now Sip Cocktails at This Hello Kitty Cafe
This place is a dreamland for Instagram and ‘90s lovers!
Sep 8, 2018
5 Dorm Room Transformations You Need to See to Believe
Plus, smart tips for making the most of these often sterile spaces.
Sep 7, 2018
Society6’s New Customizable Furniture Is a Work of Art
Society6 is the marketplace where you can get art from photographers and designers printed on everything from mugs to wall clocks. While the platform started off with prints and t-shirts, they have recently been slaying with unique ways to update your home, expanding into categories like wallpaper, rugs, and bedding. This week, they’ve gone step further and added furniture to the mix.
Sep 7, 2018
Feeling Overworked? United Wants To Send You On A Free Trip To Tahiti
If there was an award for “Most Stressed-Out Employee”, think you would be the winner by a landslide? Well, United Airlines is finally giving you the reward that you deserve. The airline is holding a contest to find the hardest working person in America and give them a free week-long vacation in Tahiti. 705 million vacation days go unused annually, and 212 million of those are forfeited, according to Project: Time Off.
Sep 7, 2018
This Company Wants to Pay Someone to Watch TV (Seriously!)
With all the expert opinions and scientific evidence outlining the hazards of routinely camping out in front of the television, we have a little extra incentive to press pause on our favorite shows and give our peepers a break from time to time. With that said, now might not be the best time to encourage folks to give up their binge-watching habits, not when there’s a company willing to pay you to stay home and watch TV.
Sep 6, 2018
Cosmopolitan Just Launched a Home Decor Line for Small Spaces
If you’re searching for a collection that has “Instagrammable” written all over it, you’ve found your photogenic soulmate. CosmoLiving is Cosmopolitan Magazine’s new line of branded furniture and rugs that draws “inspirational from the latest runway styles and on-trend designs,” according to a press release.
Sep 6, 2018