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More Than Just a Tiny House: One Doctor’s Innovative Alternative to Assisted Living
Dr. Bill Thomas has spent the majority of his career trying to improve nursing homes, but now hopes to make it so that people no longer need them, period — by offering scaled-down residences that actually fit the needs of aging seniors. Just, whatever you do, don’t call them tiny homes. The physician turned building developer is the creator of Minka, a prototype 330-square-foot kit home designed and tested for aging seniors.
Feb 23, 2018
Here’s What’s New on Netflix in March
If your queue is feeling a little stale these days, then look no further. Netflix announced what will be arriving to the streaming service in March, and get ready for some old favorite films, some new seasons of Netflix Originals, and much more. Everything leaving Netflix in March Who doesn’t love a movie about filthy rich teenagers being horrible? This star studded drama hits your queue on March 1. https://www.youtube.
Feb 22, 2018
CB2’s Latest Collaboration Is A SoCal Pool Party We’re All Invited To
Few brands exemplify the relaxed-yet-luxe L.A. vibe like Fred Segal. The SoCal-based retailer, which has outfitted everyone from Farrah Fawcett to David Beckham, is now bringing that same aesthetic into our homes. The first Fred Segal x CB2 collaboration was all about the living room and home office. The most recent collection, released today, is taking it outside. Dubbed the Pool Party Collection, most of the pieces are designed to work either indoors or out.
Feb 22, 2018
This 187 Square Foot Tiny House Is Built Around a Whiskey Still
Tiny houses can truly run the gamut of style. From prefab basic to completely eclectic to sharp and modern, these homes aren’t letting a lack of square footage put a damper on their style. This tiny home, Honey on the Rock, took the lack of space and a request to use a family heirloom and made a home that is next level beautiful. The team at Carpenter Owl, a Bloomington, Indiana based firm, built the home around a request to incorporate a family’s heirloom whiskey still.
Feb 22, 2018
Mandy Moore’s Pantry Is Organization Goals
We love a good sneak peek inside a celeb’s home via Instagram. If you’ve been following This Is Us star Mandy Moore lately on the ‘gram, you’ve seen an eyeful of her newly renovated pad, and recently, we got a look inside the pantry. While Moore and fiancé Taylor Goldsmith moved in last month, final touches are still in the works on the mid-century space.
Feb 20, 2018
Can’t Tell The Difference Between Amazon Fresh and Prime Now? Now You Don’t Have To
If you’re having trouble remembering the myriad ways Amazon delivers to you, well, they’re about to make it a little easier. The Seattle based retailer seems to be merging Amazon Fresh with Prime Now. The news was reported by Yahoo Finance on Tuesday, while explaining why the online giant cut a bunch of jobs.
Feb 20, 2018
Check Out The Full Opalhouse Lookbook, Target’s New Boho Home Collection
Boho babes, rejoice: Target’s newest in-house home decor brand, Opalhouse, launches next week, and we have your first look at all the amazingly colorful pieces you’re going to want to snatch up. The bullseye announced the new brand back in February on their corporate blog .
Feb 20, 2018
Apple Employees Are Reportedly Walking Into Glass Walls
Working for one of the world’s biggest tech companies comes with benefits, but apparently, also hazards. Apple employees are reportedly knocking their noggins by walking into glass walls. Apple’s new Cupertino, California campus opened last year, with the centerpiece being a ring-shaped building featuring lots of glass for that open minimal feel the company is famous for.
Feb 19, 2018
If You Love An Old Fixer Upper, This Instagram Is For You
Some people are just old house people. Never content to live in a cookie cutter new build, creaky floors and dated wallpaper are selling points. If period details and the promise of a lot of elbow grease are for you, then this Instagram account is your new (old) favorite thing. Cheap Old Houses is an Instagram account created by the team at Circa, a magazine, community, and listing platform for people who love historic homes.
Feb 19, 2018
This Stunning Arctic Circle Hotel Is Also Energy Positive
Taking energy efficiency to the next level appears to be the goal of this “energy positive” hotel that’s set to be constructed within the Arctic Circle. Design firm Snøhetta teamed up with a few other Norwegian companies to create a vision for the hotel that’s energetic output will surpass the resources it consumes over the span of its 60-year lifetime.
Feb 18, 2018
Artistic Inspiration: Michaelangelo’s Tuscan Villa Is For Sale
If you’ve ever wanted to live like a Renaissance master, now is your chance. Michaelangelo’s 16th century Tuscan villa is on the market for a cool €7.5 million (about $9.3 million). The sculptor of David and painter of the Sistine Chapel bought the Chianti farmhouse in 1549, while he was working on the design and construction of St. Peter’s Basilica for the Vatican. The famed artist was 74 at the time, and the property comes with the original deed signed by him.
Feb 18, 2018
Twitter Is Entrenched In a Debate About Toothbrushes
It’s something we do every day, but who knew it could be so controversial? This week, Twitter got into a debate on toothbrushing habits, and we want to know where you stand. According to Mashable, it all started with one tweet asking whether people put the toothpaste on first or wet the brush first. Let’s just say that no matter which pattern people follow, they are very convinced that they are in the right, and everyone else is wrong.
Feb 18, 2018
We’re Floored: Amazon Has a Huge Deal on Rugs Today
Looking to upgrade underfoot? We have great news for you. Amazon’s Deal of the Day today is for rugs, and there are some serious savings to be had. It’s President’s Day weekend, and that means there are a ton of home sales to take advantage of, especially on big purchases like sofas and rugs. And in the latter category, Amazon doesn’t disappoint; most 5′ by 8′ rugs and smaller are under $100 today.
Feb 18, 2018
Are These Design Don’ts Killing Your Love Vibe?
In their new book, Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune Into the Real You, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro of Energy Muse offer up a variety of rituals to help you root, restore and revive. And while most of the book focuses on crystal rituals, they do include a quick primer on how to make sure your bedroom isn’t killing your love vibes. If you’re looking for more romance in your life, you should be mindful of these feng shui “love killers” in your life.
Feb 17, 2018
A New Swedish Fitness Trend Combines Jogging and Picking Up Trash
Scandinavians have come up with a pretty awesome way to simultaneously whip the body and the planet into shape with an increasingly popular fitness trend referred to as plogging. A combination of the Swedish verbs for “to jog” and “to pick,” plogging is a cardio-boosting combo of jogging and picking up litter.
Feb 17, 2018
The President’s Day Sofa Sales To Shop This Weekend
How are you planning on celebrating President’s Day? (Besides listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, of course.) If you’re lucky, you’ll have Monday off. But unlike most other three-day weekends, there aren’t President’s Day get-togethers or traditions. Unless you count the not-so-official tradition of shopping online sales. Which, thankfully, is something we can all do, even if you don’t get Monday off.
Feb 16, 2018
Disney Fans Are Going to Flip Over Their New Homewares Store
Big news, Disney fans: now you can deck out your whole house, courtesy of the mouse. That’s right, a new store dedicated exclusively to housewares has opened at Disneyland in Southern California. Located in the Downtown Disney District, Disney Home sells (you guessed it) Disney-themed home goods from glassware to linens, kitchen accessories and more, according to a Disney Parks blog post about the opening. The curated assortment will also change seasonally.
Feb 16, 2018
Is Skinny the New Tiny? This Super-Slim $1.4M Brownstone Fits Into a ‘Growing’ Trend
With urban real estate by the foot at an ever-increasing premium, building or renovating “gap houses” — super-slim buildings designed to fit into the narrow egress between two more historic structures — are a growing trend around the globe, like this $1.4 million townhouse in London that’s only 91 inches wide.
Feb 16, 2018
Want to Predict The Hot New Neighborhood? Follow The Dogs
By analyzing every single dog registration in New York City between 2012 and 2016, a new report by the New York Times claims that in order to understand urban real estate trends these days — which neighborhoods are poppin’ versus which may have begun to bottom out — all we need to do is “follow Fido.
Feb 16, 2018
Chip & Joanna’s Spring Collection for Target Is a Breath of Fresh Air
While the end of Fixer Upper may have dashed our dreams of getting our very own shiplap makeover courtesy of Chip and Joanna, their collection with Target has been one way we can emulate the duo’s farmhouse chic aesthetic. Their collaboration with Target was first announced in September of last year, and this is the second time the line has undergone a “refresh” with seasonally-pegged items.
Feb 16, 2018
Now Airbnb Can Help You Refinance Your Mortgage
For the first time, Airbnb hosts can now count their home-sharing earnings as additional income when refinancing their mortgage at three national lenders: Citizens Bank, Better Mortgage, and Quicken Loans (the company behind that Rocket Mortgage app you see each Super Bowl). That may sound trivial, but like Ron Burgundy, it’s kind of a big deal. Refinancing a mortgage isn’t exactly easy; it’s almost as tedious as taking one out in the first place.
Feb 15, 2018
Date Night In? Michelle Obama Curated The Perfect Playlist
If you’re staying in with your sweetheart tonight, there’s one less thing you’ll have to think about. Because thankfully, Michelle Obama already curated the perfect romantic playlist for you. Well, it’s for Barack, but it’s on Spotify for all to enjoy. Happy #ValentinesDay to my one and only, @BarackObama. To celebrate the occasion, I’m dedicating a little Valentine’s Day playlist to you! Click the link in my bio to hear the playlist.
Feb 14, 2018
If You’re Having a Tough Valentine’s Day, Elizabeth Gilbert Has Some Inspiring Words For You
While it might seem like everyone is happy and in love on Valentine’s Day, many are sad or lonely or grieving. If pink hearts and red roses aren’t in the cards for you today and that’s got you down, writer Elizabeth Gilbert has some words of encouragement. The Big Magic and Eat Pray Love author took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the love, despite having lost her partner, Rayya Elias, to cancer in January.
Feb 14, 2018
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Are Expecting A Boy
Congratulations are in order to one of our favorite design couples. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent announced today that their family of three will soon be four. The pair, who posted a video to Instagram that looked like it was footage for a promo for their TLC design show, Nate & Jeremiah By Design, turned out to be a baby announcement.
Feb 14, 2018
This Michigan Home For Sale Is a Pure Late ’70s Time Capsule
Every once in a while you stumble across a real estate listing so unique, so exquisite that it must be shared. This beaut is located in Sturgis, Michigan and it is a sprawling gem of late ’70s opulence, perfectly crystallized in amber. What makes this property feel like such a find is that so many of its vintage elements are making a comeback. Crystals! Velvet! Animal patterns!
Feb 14, 2018
Why Going to IKEA Is Actually a Great Date Option (Really!)
I asked a woman out to dinner, to a place I’d been wanting to try. As is often the case with New York dates, we began talking logistics. The IKEA closest to me is a trek from my apartment. Hopping in a cab feels unadventurous when the Brooklyn behemoth painstakingly made sure it’s accessible by ferry. Without knowing this woman long enough to tempt a Gilligan’s Island-level fate, we chose the next best option: riding our bikes.
Feb 14, 2018
We’re in Bog Love With These AI-Created Candy Heart Messages
In her latest project to train a neural network, Janelle Shane challenged the AI to generate new messages for candy hearts — just in time for Valentine’s Day. And while she left off the steamier, NSFW versions (though you can request them through this form), the AI-created candy hearts are deliciously dorky. In a long-term relationship, Dad-joke, pet-name kind of way.
Feb 14, 2018
7 Times Chloe Kim Was Super Relatable
Chloe Kim is on everyone’s minds today, as the 17 year old snowboarder just took the gold for Team USA in the women’s half-pipe competition. But when she’s not on the slopes, she’s a regular teen who is super relatable. Here are seven tweets that show Chloe is actually all of us. Our favorite show pic.twitter.com/FHfGZlQ9Zp — Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) October 16, 2017 Ummm… you good? pic.twitter.
Feb 13, 2018
Kristen Bell Relaxes With Organization Photos And We So Relate
Stress can kill you, so it’s important to indulge in self care and relax on a regular basis. For some, that means meditating or taking a bath, but for relatable human Kristen Bell, it means scrolling through images of organized spaces. Bell shared on her Instagram Story this weekend that browsing organization porn is her favorite Saturday morning ritual. And we totally get it. Her drug of choice? @lifeinjeneral. And we can see why.
Feb 12, 2018
Nordstrom’s New Home Collection Gives Back to Good Causes
Shopping really can do some good. Nordstrom announced Monday that its in house charitable brand, Treasure & Bond, is branching out into the home category. The give-back brand, which was previously focused solely on apparel, introduced tabletop and decor items this season, including ceramic dishware, artisanal cheese boards and textured glass pieces, as well as bedding, textiles, stylish throws and pillows, with pricing that ranges from $15-$199.
Feb 12, 2018
These Are The Hottest Neighborhoods In Each City, According To a New Real Estate Study
Real estate brokerage Redfin this month announced its hottest neighborhoods in the U.S. — and an astounding nine of the top 10 are in the San Jose, Calif., metro area. The only outlier is just up the road in San Francisco, and every last one had a median sale price of over $1 million in December. Perhaps self-conscious about how absurd that all appears, Redfin threw a nice bone to those of us who aren’t in the market for a million-dollar home in Northern California.
Feb 12, 2018
Polly Pocket Is Staging a Tiny-Sized Comeback
You’ve got to love a comeback. After making a splash this summer for being a cash queen, Polly Pocket is officially back in business. BuzzFeed reports that the compact toys will once again be available to own, love and cherish—starting this very summer. The Polly Pocket compacts were first launched in 1989 and quickly became staples on the slumber party scene. Each toy came with a Polly doll and a new, incredibly small habitat for her to reign over.
Feb 12, 2018
This Iceland-Inspired Tiny House Packs a Lot of Style Into 320 Square Feet
At the beginning of the year, Zillow compiled a list of US cities with the worst housing shortage crises, which predictably included the Los Angeles area. Like other large metropolitan centers, the city has struggled to accommodate its population, despite building homes at a faster pace. Fortunately, designers are developing innovative solutions to the widespread problem like Plús Hús, a tiny home from Santa Monica, California-based design studio Minarc.
Feb 11, 2018
This New Japanese Home Collection Is a Fresh Take on Minimalism
Minimalism doesn’t have to be boring, and this new home collection from Nendo is just that. Muted colors and clean lines mix with surprising elements to create a gorgeous and fascinating new take on common objects. Award winning Japanese designer Oki Soto of Nendo released his series of new designs for 2018. His collection for Zens is characteristically streamlined and intriguing—a mix of furniture, home and kitchen accessories.
Feb 11, 2018
There’s a Two Bedroom Apartment Hidden Inside This Crane
Amsterdam has a distinctive architecture style, but we can guarantee that this giant crane-turned-residence sticks out among the city’s livable structures – in a good way. Typically, old construction equipment and luxury don’t go hand in hand, but that’s the best way to describe this unique spot.
Feb 11, 2018
This Sustainable Floating Hotel In France Is Relaxation Goals
When it comes to unique aquatic escapes, the possibilities are endless thanks to an abundance of floating hotels around the world. The latest comes from Paris design firm Atelier Lavit, which has constructed a group of ten prefabricated hotel suites docked on a marine reserve near Avignon, a city in the southeastern region of France. Guests use a wooden ramp that goes from the shore to each of the suites. The rooms are constructed in either a circular or square shape.
Feb 11, 2018
People Are Receiving Unwanted Anonymous Packages From Amazon, And No One Really Knows Why
For many of us, the appearance of an Amazon package on the doorstep isn’t newsworthy — just a regular part of our modern consumer life. But at an increasing number of North American addresses, the packages just keep coming with frequency and their contents just keep getting weirder and more random. Not to mention, they weren’t actually ordered by anyone living or working there — nor do they contain any sort of paper trail leading to the senders.
Feb 10, 2018
Being a Couch Potato Is Actually Good For The Planet, New Study Says
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or Pal-entine’s Day next week, one new study gives us an all-new reason to cancel plans and stay in. Why? Because it turns out that being a couch potato is actually greener we thought. A new study finds that more time on the couch uses far less energy than venturing out for entertainment.
Feb 10, 2018
Kelly Wearstler’s Latest Insta-Worthy Makeover? A Mall
Sure, you’ve probably heard that retail is dead (and malls along with it). And while some abandoned malls are becoming something more, like schools, others like Los Angeles’ Westfield Century City mall are busy revamping themselves for the Instagram set. With a major dose of unique style from designer Kelly Wearstler, Westfield Century City has become a design lover’s dream.
Feb 10, 2018
That Facebook Quiz Could Be A Scam
We’re all guilty of trolling Facebook during intense moments of boredom and landing on a seemingly harmless quiz. “What celebrity is your personality twin?” Or “Which winter color represents your mood?” To your surprise, you discover that you’re a winter white, however, The Council of Better Business Bureaus says that we may be giving away more than we bargained for.
Feb 10, 2018
Bad News: L.L. Bean Got Rid of Its Lifetime Return Policy
It’s a sad day for L.L. Bean devotees. We’re crying into our Bean boots, because the Maine-based retailer has gotten rid of its legendary lifetime return policy. The generous return policy meant that even if the same backpack you had from middle school got a rip, you could exchange it for a new one. That all changed Friday morning when the company posted a letter to customers explaining the update.
Feb 9, 2018
Amazon To Take on UPS & FedEx With New Delivery Service
Amazon is setting its sights on another industry disruption: shipping. The Wall Street Journal reports Friday morning that the online retailer is going head to head with the likes of UPS and FedEx with its new program, called Ship with Amazon. SWA will have the the Seattle-based company picking up packages from businesses and delivering them to customers, the report says.
Feb 9, 2018
Here’s What the Inside of the Olympic Village Really Looks Like
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will kick off Friday, February 9 with the opening ceremonies — likely to be an explosion of flying colors, multi-cultural unity and fanfare. With thousands of Olympians converging, we started wondering about their temporary homes and of course, what they look like. We mined the available photos and athletes’ social feeds to get a behind-the-scenes look.
Feb 9, 2018
4 ‘Lady’ Products Women Never Asked For (and Definitely Don’t Need)
Hey gals! Sorry if you couldn’t hear me over the loud crunching of your traditional chip. In case you missed it, Doritos supposedly announced a Lady Dorito over the weekend and people were rightfully incensed. They’ve since denied that a chip-for-galz was in the works, but given the long line of utterly insane “for her” products, you can’t really blame people for thinking it was serious.
Feb 7, 2018
This NYC ‘Studio’ Is Just $950 a Month — For a Reason
Gather round, friends, and let me tell you a tale of the magical, mystical, under $1,000 apartment. You’d think such a unicorn wouldn’t exist on the isle of Manhattan, but lo! thar she gallops, across Central Park to the Upper West Side. But alas, not everything is as wonderful as it seems, and there’s a catch to this sweet deal.
Feb 7, 2018
New Feature Highlights Local LGBT Fairness Laws for House Hunters
Buying a home is intimidating enough: It’s a huge investment, and one that carries many risks. But for some LGBT homebuyers, a lack of legal protections can make the process even more fraught. That’s one reason real estate website Trulia today launched a new feature called Local Legal Protections to assist buyers in their home search.
Feb 7, 2018
Sweet Dreams: Rebecca Atwood Launches Bedding
If you swoon over the pastel patterns of textile designer Rebecca Atwood, we have some great news. The Brooklyn based brand just announced the launch of their newest product line, and you’re going to want to lie down for this. This is Rebecca Atwood’s first permanent bedding collection—the designer sold a handful of one-of-a-kind-quilts created from fabric scraps last year—and it’s as dreamy as you’d expect.
Feb 6, 2018
You Can Rent Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe’s Former Brooklyn Apartment
I won’t claim to know just how much overlap there is in the Venn diagram of hardcore Patti Smith fans and people on the hunt for impressive Brooklyn real estate, but if that sounds like you — welcome to your dream apartment! The Brooklyn home Smith shared with partner Robert Mapplethorpe is available to rent. Smith and Mapplethorpe moved into the Clinton Hill townhouse in 1967 and paid $80 a month (about $600 today) for the apartment.
Feb 6, 2018
These Modern Finnish Cabins Are Actually Prefab Homes (And They Come With Saunas!)
If you’re a fan of flexible, affordable upgrades to your current property — like the idea of adding a tiny home or ADU to the backyard — then you’re going to love these Pinterest-perfect kit homes from Finnish firm Pluspuu. Especially since many of the standard model log cabins come complete with a sauna option.
Feb 6, 2018
These Photo Booths Create Actual Mini-Mes Using 3D Printing
Forget Elf on a Shelf—now you can put yourself on a shelf. Doob is a company that has pioneered a new type of 3D selfie that creates a custom-printed figurine from a single photo booth session.
Feb 6, 2018
Be Neighbors With Beyonce and Jay Z At Their Former Hamptons Summer Rental
Care to tread upon the same hallowed earth as one Beyoncé Giselle Knowles? The Carters once spent a summer at this super luxe Hamptons mansion and now it is on the market. Bey and Jay aren’t the only famous folks who have spent time at this sprawling mansion; Jennifer Lopez and Madonna also rented the house out at various points as well. The home, which is asking $15.99 million, has eight bedrooms and eleven and a half bathrooms.
Feb 5, 2018
Amazon Takes On Dollar Stores With This New Department
Amazon is making it easier to snag a bargain. The online retail giant is taking a cue from dollar stores with its latest shopping experience. While many shoppers head to Amazon with an idea of what they’re looking for and to price compare, it’s not exactly top of mind for browsing. However, extreme deal and off price retailers, like dollar stores and discount brands such as Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx, thrive on the thrill of discovery.
Feb 4, 2018
Sit Beneath Your Own Personal Pergola In This Indoor/Outdoor Chair
Of all the extraordinarily creative seating options we’ve found and subsequently fawned over, this artistic indoor/outdoor armchair has to be one of our faves thus far. This unique seating option, known as Felix, is the result of a collaboration between industrial designer Christian Vivanco and furniture company Los Patrones.
Feb 4, 2018
Lindsey Buckingham’s ‘Palace’ That Fleetwood Mac Built Is For Sale
Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham might just be turning into as legendary a real estate flipper as he is a contributor to the annals of rock n’ roll. After purchasing a massive estate in Los Angeles for $5.8 million in December 2013, The Los Angeles Times reports the hall of fame guitarist just relisted it for sale for a whopping $22.5 million — including a completely new build.
Feb 3, 2018
This Artist Creates Beautiful & Realistic Embroidered Food
If you have a palate for culinary-inspired artwork, then these miniature embroidered foods will definitely appeal to your creative taste buds. Japanese artist ipnot is the nimble-fingered mastermind behind an amazingly detailed assortment of tiny, handmade embroidered foods. The extremely realistic designs range from a bowl of ramen and a sushi roll to tiny chocolates and apple and tomato slices.
Feb 3, 2018
Leonardo DiCaprio is Living Large In This Brand New Manhattan Condo Building
Good news for the models of New York, Leonardo DiCaprio is back. While filming the new Quentin Tarantino movie about Charles Manson, ya boy has rented a luxurious three bedroom apartment in the newly constructed 172 Madison in NoMad. According to a “spy,” Leo has been camping out in the super sleek digs “for several months” while filming his first movie since 2015’s The Revenant.
Feb 2, 2018
Is Photoshopping the Weather In Real Estate Listings Misleading?
Whether they’re calling a coffin-sized condo “cozy” or listing it with color-saturated fisheye lens photography, realtors have all kinds of tricks up their sleeves to downplay a home’s fatal flaws and make it look more appealing. But in famously rainy Seattle, some agents have gone so far as to try and change the actual weather in their listings.
Feb 2, 2018
This Artist Transforms Puddles Into Stunning Masterpieces
Although we generally regard random pools of water as slippery, messy shoe destroyers to be avoided at all costs, we’re strangely enthralled by how Chicago-based musician and artist Jeffrey Michael Austin has turned puddles into a captivating collection of artwork. Much like children and birds, Austin is drawn to puddles, applying his imagination and artistic skills to create sculptures that make the aftermath of spillage look absolutely stunning.
Feb 2, 2018
Book Your Man-Free Vacation to This Woman-Only Island
Are you interested in women’s only coworking spaces like The Wing but not all that interested in the working part? Have we got an island for you! SuperShe Island is a female only island in the archipelago of Finland. It officially opens to the public in 2018, so gather your girls and get to planning. SuperShe founder Kristina Roth was inspired to create the female-centric retreat after many “restorative vacations” in California.
Feb 2, 2018
Maxwell Ryan Talks About How Apartment Therapy Got Its Name In New Interview
If you’ve been around a little while, you know we take the “therapy” part of Apartment Therapy seriously. In an interview with Editor at Large this week, our CEO and founder Maxwell Ryan explains how a 19th century philosopher inspired the very site you’re reading today.
Feb 1, 2018
IKEA & Tom Dixon’s Hackable DELAKTIG Sofa Debuts In Europe
It’s been a year and a half since IKEA and Tom Dixon first announced their upcoming collaboration. In those 18 months, we’ve learned that the “platform for living” is called DELAKTIG, and is a sofa-slash-bed that is endlessly hackable. Now, the British designer has released even more details about the line—including some of the “add-ons” that will be available. At its most basic, DELAKTIG is an aluminum platform that serves as a single bed.
Feb 1, 2018
This Italian Village Is Selling Fixer Upper Homes For Just One Euro
The latest of several ancient, historic (even prehistoric) places in Europe to offer insanely cheap real estate schemes in order to revive their aging populations, the mayor of one village on the Italian island of Sardinia is offering homes for sale for just one euro — with just one more week left to apply.
Feb 1, 2018
Bruce Willis Sells His $18M Central Park West Condo in Just One Week
Just like his beloved character in Die Hard, and though he might work in both NYC and LA, actor Bruce Willis says he will “always be an Upper West Side guy” — even if he did just sell his most recent Central Park West home. Just one week after listing his prewar coop at 271 Central Park West for $17.
Feb 1, 2018
Ed Sheeran Now Owns Four Houses Next To Each Other In an English Village
Ed Sheeran and his brand new fiance, hockey star and high school crush Cherry Seaborn, recently purchased an additional three properties surrounding their country home two hours outside of London to create a celebrity compound that villagers have dubbed “Sheeranville.
Jan 31, 2018
This New IKEA Fashion Collaboration Is Bold —And Not For Everyone
With a new collection that can only be described as Alice In Wonderland meets the circus meets Hot Topic meets The Babadook meets that one Halloween costume of a CVS receipt, IKEA partnered with fashion activist Bea Akerlund to add a surprising amount of goth drama to your fave affordably priced retailer.
Jan 31, 2018
Missed Out On Grey Gardens? The Carriage House Is For Sale
If you missed out on the recent sale of Grey Gardens, the famous Hamptons estate of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, you’re in luck. The carriage house is on the market for the first time in 56 years. The five bedroom, four bathroom house sits on 1.1 acres near Georgica Beach and was built in 1896.
Jan 31, 2018
Amazon’s New Office Space Features 40,000 Plants
Amazon’s latest corporate office building, The Spheres in Seattle, features 40,000 plants, organic architecture inspired by botanical design, and a “biophilic” environment for both Amazon employees and the general public. And if it works out well, just might have the mega-retailer influencing the design of workplaces everywhere.
Jan 31, 2018
Mortgage Rates Are Rising, Ready to Quietly Crush Your Homebuying Dreams
The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has surged past 4.28% this week to its highest point in years, according to CNBC. That’s bad news for home buyers, because even a small rate increase can be enough to push an already difficult-to-afford house completely out of reach. After starting the year around 4.0%, average rates have been steadily creeping higher, with some lenders quoting best rates of 4.5% this week.
Jan 30, 2018
Amazon Will Now Pop-Up In a Whole Foods Parking Lot Near You
Normally news of a van hanging out in a parking lot would be concerning, but in this particular case it’s cause for celebration. Amazon announced today that their Treasure Truck will park its big beautiful self in Whole Foods parking lots across the country. A natural step in the Whole Foods/Amazon marriage, bringing the Treasure Truck program to the grocery store parking lots is kind of genius. The Treasure Truck program has been running for a while, and is basically a daily deal service.
Jan 30, 2018
Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200 Until You Book This Board Game Themed Airbnb
If you look forward to busting out Scrabble or Monopoly as often as possible, we have good news. Every night is game night at this board game themed Airbnb in Claremont, Florida, outside of Orlando. Looks like Disney World and Universal Studios aren’t the only central Florida attractions. Dubbed Great Escape Lakeside, the 13 bedroom house sleeps a whopping 43 people and is basically a theme park in its own right. And with each room comes a different theme.
Jan 30, 2018
Commitment-Free Glamping: These Tiny Trailers Are Available For Rent
If you find yourself daydreaming about selling all of your possessions, downsizing into a trailer or van and just hitting the open road man, you’re probably not alone. If you find yourself held back from that life by a sense of practicality, a mortgage or a love of a particular city, then Camp Weathered might be exactly what you need. An adorable furnished teardrop trailer could be yours for all the mini adventures you desire, without the total lifestyle commitment.
Jan 29, 2018