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This Modern Minimal Home Used to Be a Rusty Cargo Ship
You don’t have to worry about getting your sea legs under you to enjoy living aboard this vintage cargo ship-turned-gorgeous modern home. This lovely abode for the land-bound is the design handiwork of Amsterdam firm ANA architecten, which took on this unique renovation at the request of the ship’s owner. ANA architecten transformed the original 1957 ship by shortening it so that it could fit the dock space.
Nov 4, 2017
Looking For a Change? This Italian Village Will Pay You To Move There
If you’re looking to pick up and move in search of adventure, a fresh start, or just a change of perspective, one mayor in Italy wants to literally pay you to move to his village in Puglia. According to a recent interview with CNN Travel, the mayor of the Italian town of Candela, Nicola Gatta, is trying to reverse the reduction in population of his once-thriving Medieval village by paying people a not-insignificant stipend to relocate there.
Nov 4, 2017
This Grocery Store Is Selling Furniture That You Might Mistake for IKEA
Honest show of hands, how many of you have made trips to IKEA not so much for any decor or furniture items, but for the meatballs or to stock up on lingonberry drink? Well, discount German supermarket chain, Lidl, is betting on the idea that Americans enjoy grocery shopping where we buy our decor.
Nov 4, 2017
Serena Williams Aces House Hunt With $6.7M Beverly Hills Mansion
Tennis legend and new mom Serena Williams may have only recently listed her Bel Air bachelorette pad for sale (Williams is engaged to Reddit and Hipmunk founder Alex Ohanian), but she’s wasting no time on her house hunt. That’s right, in a move seemingly faster than one of her blistering serves on the court, Williams has already scored her new home.
Nov 2, 2017
Kitchen Wizards Are Levitating With Glee Over This New Harry Potter Collection
Cooking tools for each Hogwarts house.
Nov 2, 2017
Here’s How Much It Costs To Be On Fixer Upper
Want to see your home get a full makeover on Fixer Upper? Well, it turns out it’ll cost you a pretty penny. According to TheCheatSheet.com, contestants must be willing to drop a minimum of $30,000 on renovations in order to have the wonders of Waco, Chip and Joanna Gaines, show up on your doorstep ready for a full demolition. All that shiplap is darn expensive, y’all!
Nov 1, 2017
Southwest Airlines to Add Live In-Flight Music
Nowadays whenever an airline is making headlines, it’s usually ranges from bad news to very bad news. But Southwest Airlines just released some news that is…good? Bad? It sort of depends on your general outlook; the airline will now offer surprise, pop-up, in-flight concerts.
Nov 1, 2017
The Obamas’ Martha’s Vineyard Rental Is For Sale
If you’ve ever wanted to live like the Obamas, here’s a chance: the modern Martha’s Vineyard property where the former First Family vacationed is on the market—for $17.75 million. 8 Snail Road—also known as the Chilmark House—served as the 2013 “summer White House,” and features six bedrooms, five full and two partial baths across 7,000 square feet.
Oct 31, 2017
IKEA Made Long, Mundane Video Ads That People Are Actually Watching
Leave it to IKEA to create an ad that people will watch, even if it’s intentionally long and boring. The Swedish retailer’s latest YouTube preroll ads (the commercials before a video that you can skip after five seconds) are really mundane and yet, weirdly mesmerizing.
Oct 31, 2017
This $90 Bedding Set Wants To End the Struggle With Fitted Sheets
Have you ever felt like the exercise of replacing the fitted sheet on your bed should be an Olympic sport? One innovative new company in New York feels your pain and wants to arm you with better equipment: a sheet set that’s more like a layered ski shell than your standard bedding. Stretto is a new zip-on, zip-off fitted sheet design that envelopes your mattress more like a mattress cover — allowing you to just zip off the top part for cleaning and zip a fresh one back on.
Oct 31, 2017
Paul Manafort Allegedly Spent $1 Million of Laundered Money Just On Rugs
If you had $18 million to burn, how would you spend it? If you’re Paul Manafort, allegedly you’d hop over to your neighborhood antique rug shop and drop (nearly) a cool mil just on carpet.
Oct 30, 2017
Potter Fans, Rejoice: The Pottermore Art Collection Is Now Available in the US
Just when you thought you’d run out of gifts for even the most discerning and enthusiastic Harry Potter fan, J.K. Rowling and co. deliver. Today the good folks at Pottermore announced that their art shop is now available in the US, after launching earlier this year for EU and UK Harry Potter fans. There are over forty pieces available, specially curated by the team at Pottermore.
Oct 30, 2017
All Sofas at Urban Outfitters Are $100 Off Right Now
You might want to sit down for this: Urban Outfitters is having a big sale on seating, namely sofas, and you can save a Benjamin on a whole bunch of styles and options. All 90-plus sofa options on Urban Outfitters’ website are applicable, and the discount is applied automatically at checkout. We spy mid-century, traditional, and boho regular and sleeper styles in velvet, microfiber, tweed, and leather to bedeck any living space.
Oct 30, 2017
Never Overstay Your Welcome Again: This Etiquette Expert Tells You Exactly When to Leave a Dinner Party
As holiday party season quickly approaches, you may find yourself revisiting all of your party habits. Do you show up early, same bottle of wine in tow? Arrive late empty-handed but full of good cheer? Keep a series of excuses in a draft folder on your phone and just sit the whole thing out all together?
Oct 30, 2017
One Reddit User Built This DIY Reclaimed Sofa for $100
One Redditor took the “trash” laying around his home workshop —including two old mattresses he used for cushions — and turned it into this sleek, mid-century inspired, industrial-reclaimed couch. For about $100, not including tools.
Oct 30, 2017
Check Out The Wacky, Tacky, and Over The Top Instagram, Decor Hardcore
On Instagram, a social platform where most everything is filtered and Face Tuned, we love a subversive account that challenges the perceived perfection we see on a daily basis. Decor Hardcore is one such account. Prepare to be surprised, delighted, and maybe even a bit disgusted. The Decor Hardcore account was started in 2015 by Berlin based Ksenia Shestakovskaia and Michael Garrett, who regularly feature “good taste, bad taste and all the fun in between.
Oct 29, 2017
Buy Rihanna’s NYC Rental For $17 Million
Looks like RiRi is on the move once again—this time in New York. The penthouse duplex that the pop star turned fashion and beauty mogul has been renting in Soho/Nolita is now on the market. Rihanna moved into the 11th and 12th floor apartment at 129 Lafayette Street back in 2013, and was paying a cool $39,000 a month for it. Even stars balk at rent increases, because the most recent monthly fee is reported at $50,000 (could you imagine getting a $2,750 per month rent hike every year?).
Oct 29, 2017
The “Smallest Hotel in the World” is a VW Beetle in the Jordan Desert
The self proclaimed smallest hotel in the world is also something that might get you punched in the arm: A truly tiny and very stylish Volkswagon Beetle in the Jordan desert. Parked in the shadow of the 12th century castle of Montreal, the hotel is run by Mohammed Al Malaheem (who goes by Abu Ali, according to CNN) and has welcomed visitors into the repurposed car since 2011. Take a look inside: The Bug, which was decorated by Ali’s daughter, sleeps two people and costs $56 a night.
Oct 29, 2017
Eat Like a Bond Villain in This Underwater Restaurant
Are you looking for a dining experience that is as austere and impressive as you are? Well, the folks at Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta are working on just the striking underwater restaurant for you. Located in southern Norway, Under will be Europe’s first underwater restaurant and the renderings are something to behold.
Oct 28, 2017
This Building’s Plant-Covered Balconies Turn Its Facade Into a Checkerboard
Looking away from the eye-catching checkerboard exterior of the latest design from Vo Trong Nghia Architects is virtually impossible. The Vietnamese firm didn’t construct FPT University’s newest administrative building simply to mesmerize the viewer. In addition to commanding attention and admiration, the structure features artistic placement of greenery to play up its exterior and is also a certified passive design to contribute to the campus’s ongoing sustainability efforts.
Oct 28, 2017
This Spooky Staten Island Mansion Is For Sale
Honestly, the closest we want to come to living in a real-life scary house is having a haunted mansion-inspired bathroom. For that reason, we’ll gladly leave this supposedly spooked out Staten Island manse listing to a less skittish bidder. Just in time for Halloween, this nightmare-inducing abode known as the Kreischer Mansion is up for sale for $2 million, plus $1,233 in monthly taxes (additional costs include: nerves of steel and an affinity for ghosts who may or may not be friendly).
Oct 28, 2017
IKEA Came Up With Yet Another Clever Use For Their Magnetic Knife Holders
From the brilliant and clever minds at IKEA.
Oct 28, 2017
West Elm is Having a Huge Sale Right Now
Hey you. Yeah you. Guess what? There’s a big old warehouse sale happening over at West Elm right now, and it’s like, really good. If you’re shopping online, you’ll find things that are up to 70% off and they promise even deeper discounts in person at your friendly neighborhood West Elm. If you’re living somewhere where the temperatures have (finally) dropped, it’s officially get under-a-bunch-of-blankets season, so use this sale to stock up!
Oct 27, 2017
This Luxury Resort Now Offers Instagram Butlers
Sometimes, a vacation selfie just isn’t going to cut it. Sure, your tan looks great, but you can’t get the full ocean view and your lovely visage in one shot. Well the Conrad Maldives Hotel Rangali Island is now offering the services of an Instagram butler to help you get the best vacation shots possible. While technically less of a Mr.
Oct 26, 2017
Ellen and Portia Snagged a New Oceanfront House for $18.6 Million
Ellen DeGeneres just can’t quit the real estate game, and she’s added to her portfolio once again. The talk show host recently scooped up an oceanfront estate in the coastal town of Carpinteria, California for a cool $18.6 million. The comedian cum apparel and home designer and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, listed their sprawling Tuscan inspired villa in Santa Barbara for $45 million back in March, and it’s yet to secure a buyer.
Oct 26, 2017
Google Mapped 31 Spooky Sites Across The Country
Do you typically reserve your usage of Google Maps for finding places to go and things to do that don’t scare the crap out of you? If that describes you, then a) welcome to the fearful fold, fellow reluctant Halloweeners, and b) you probably won’t be mapping any of the locations on this list of 31 haunted places to visit that the search engine has taken painstaking measures to compile.
Oct 26, 2017
Peek Inside This Converted Caboose Tiny House For Sale
Creating a comfortable residence when you have limited space requires sacrifice, ingenuity – and in the case of this train caboose tiny home known as “Side Trak”– an engine to haul it to your desired living location, along with a railroad track that can support its weighty frame. Currently on the market for $51,500, this uniquely converted home is not as spacious or pricey as this $2.
Oct 26, 2017
Halloween Still Got You Stumped? Google’s Got You Covered
While actual Halloween is six days away, Halloween party time is only two to three days away. So for the costume-less among us, it’s crunch time, baby. But don’t worry, this year Google is here for you in a major way with Frightgeist. Not only is it an incredible play on words, it’s also a new site to help you with all your costume needs.
Oct 25, 2017
These 7 Fantasy Bedrooms Are Inspired by Wes Anderson, Peter Jackson and More Star Directors
From the magical realism of Audrey Tatou’s bedroom in Amelie to the rustic cottage minimalism of Meryl Streep’s loft in Mama Mia, we all love to take Pinspiration from our favorite movie bedrooms — and HomeAdvisor just took it a step past paint swatches and accessories with these seven fantasy bedroom visualizations.
Oct 25, 2017
With the Gaines and GiftNow, Target Ups Their Holiday Game
A wise man once said, “the best way to spread christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” We’ll here I am singing the praises of the new festive swag and time saving services you can find at Target this yuletide season. I went to Target’s Holiday kick off yesterday and it was delightful. There are lots of great gift options that run the gamut from office gift exchange to best gift for your best friend.
Oct 25, 2017
New Mom Serena Williams Lists Her Bel Air Bachelorette Pad for $12M
Serena Williams is having the best year ever: after winning both singles and doubles at Wimbledon in 2016, the tennis star announced that she and soon-to-be husband — Reddit and Hipmunk founder Alexis Ohanian — were about to welcome their first child together. And now that baby is here, Williams’ bachelorette pad in Bel Air’s “poshly rustic” Stone Canyon is on the market for $11.995 million.
Oct 25, 2017
Bob Vila Renovated This Brownstone, and You Could Own a Condo In It
This old house on the Upper West Side has been restored to some of its original glory, thanks to OG home renovation show host Bob Vila and his son Chris — who are now selling one of the brownstone’s five condos for $2.5 million. Built in 1909 by John C. Umberfield and designed by architect George Walgrove, the historic townhouse at 21 West 75th Street inspired many episodes of the This Old House show.
Oct 24, 2017
You Have to See This Minimalist Cat Furniture Right Meow
Do you ever see something so right, so accurate that you wonder how you didn’t think of it is as an unquestionable fact before? Well, thanks to an advertising campaign from a group of makers from the Japanese city of Okawa, we’ve been presented with another inarguable truth: cats are total minimalists. The campaign, which is designed to renew attention to the city’s legacy as a furniture hub, features cat sized versions of some gorgeous pieces.
Oct 24, 2017
Why One Woman Is Trying to Create the Marfa of Maine
Every hipster and her mother is currently plotting a pilgrimage to Marfa, the West Texas artist’s commune and modern art mecca founded in the 1970s by Donald Judd. (It’s recently been featured in the Netflix original show I Love Dick, and is home to the highly Instagrammed “Prada Marfa” installation.) Now, one millionaire divorcee philanthropist wants to create a similarly chic art world destination in a mostly-rural spot at the base of the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
Oct 24, 2017
The British Royal Family Is Hiring
If you ever dreamed of working for the royals, well, here’s your chance. The palace has listed two positions recently, and here’s what you need to know. The first position, reported last week, is a senior communications officer for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The position is temporary, but full time, and requires the applicant to “manage the daily news flow to the media, communicating with audiences via traditional, digital and social media.
Oct 24, 2017
Last Chance: Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in November
It’s that time of the month where we find out what is coming to and going from Netflix. After a tragic October where a ton of series left the streaming service, thankfully the departure list is a little shorter for November. Nonetheless, here’s what you should watch before it’s gone: What’s new on Netflix in November The time has finally come. We reported back in September that HIMYM would be leaving Netflix, but now we know when.
Oct 23, 2017
We May Be Renting in Space Sooner than Expected
The majestic moon. Keeper of tides. Eclipser of suns. Your future neighborhood? Two stories in the news this week cover developments that hint that we may be living on and vacationing around the moon in the near-ish future. And don’t worry, we’ve already started researching any and all IKEA space hacks. Research published in Geophysical Research Letters (your one stop Geophysical research shop) suggests that they have found places on the moon that could be used for underground bases.
Oct 23, 2017
Mind The Gap: This Rug Will Have Guests Watching Their Step
If you scroll by quickly, we can’t blame you for thinking there’s a gaping, cartoon-style hole in this dining room. Thankfully, it’s just an optical illusion. The Void Rug is the work of Scottish designer Scott Jarvie, who created the 100% Merino wool rug so that when it’s viewed from certain angles, it gives the illusion of depth.
Oct 22, 2017
Those ’80s Porcelain Figurines Could Be Worth Big Bucks
Check the attic.
Oct 22, 2017
The Dolce & Gabbana Smeg Fridge Is Available at Neiman Marcus
For those who love the often colorful retro styling of Smeg refrigerators, they’re already a work of art. However, the Italian brand partnered with Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana to create painted appliances more worthy of a museum than your meal prep. And now, the fridge is available at Neiman Marcus.
Oct 22, 2017
This Pinecone Shaped Treehouse Hangs Out in the Italian Alps
Around this time of year, people are practically itching to hightail it out of town and hole up in a cozy holiday vacation rental, so it’s only natural that the serene sight of this tiny pine cone-shaped treehouse in the Italian Alps has us ready to say arrivederci to home and board a flight ASAP. Called “Pigna” (“pinecone” in Italian), the treehouse of our childhood dreams is a three-story structure suspended 30 feet above ground.
Oct 22, 2017
This Floating Tent Turns Bodies of Water Into a Campground
If glamour and camping equal glamping, that must mean floating while camping can succinctly be described as flamping, right? Who knows, but that’s our (really weird) attempt at describing The Shoal Tent by Smith Fly, an inflatable floating raft with a tent topper that allows campers to sleep on the water. Obviously, traditional camping rules don’t apply if you’re using this tent.
Oct 22, 2017
Take a Peek Inside Judy Garland’s Former Apartment
The legendary Judy Garland once owned this apartment in the iconic New York City building, The Dakota; it recently went into contract after a significant price cut. Initially on the market for $16.75 million in 2016, it was most recently listed at $10 million. The apartment in the historic 1884 building has an interesting and impressive lineage. Aside from the divine Ms.
Oct 21, 2017
Science Has Figured Out Just How Long Our Vacations Should Be
A lot goes into planning a vacation. Where should you go? When can you take time off? What gets you the most bang for your buck? Should you do a lot of long weekends or a few big trips? At times all of the run around and crazy planning can seem like it just isn’t worth it, how can you enjoy your vacation when you’re not doing it right. Luckily, science is here to remove some of the guess work.
Oct 21, 2017
These Dog Houses Are Designed by Starchitects
If your dog is a design buff, then here’s a way to cater to their discerning tastes: Blue Cross for Pets teaming up with the Outdoor Arts Foundation and world-renowned photographer Drew Gardner to present a collection of pet furniture from some top architecture firms. The dog-inspired designs will be unveiled at BowWow Haus London, a public fundraiser and exhibit that will display “artistic dog kennels” created by 80 designers, architects, builders, artists and celebrities.
Oct 21, 2017
Good Vibes Only: The American Museum of Natural History Reveals a 12 foot tall Geode
If you’re looking for a massive chakra reset (or just a break from the dinosaurs), rock out in the American Museum of Natural History’s largest hippie attraction: the 12-foot-tall, 9,000+ pound amethyst geode from Uruguay now anchoring the Halls of Gems and Minerals.
Oct 21, 2017
Tiny House Enthusiasts Will Love This Minimalist Jewelry
Look closely: these tiny, handmade, concrete homes are actually necklaces. Brooklyn based architect and designer Ryan Kahen crafts these stunning, “architecturally inspired, minimally designed” wearable structures in custom molds. There are brownstone, house and turf house designs available, as well as geometric shapes and a pretty bad ass “crystal” pendant. Varying in size from .5″ inches to two inches, their small size keeps them from appearing too heavy or bulky.
Oct 21, 2017
This $5.5M San Gabriel Valley Mansion Has a Pirate Themed Pool
Tucked into the San Gabriel Valley about 22 miles from Los Angeles, this seemingly castle-like mansion has some quirky and eccentric secrets in store for a buyer with enough whim and the wealth to appreciate them. Dubbed “Castle in the Sky” by its builder, the mansion (sitting atop four-plus acres) is a “private Disneyland to entertain family and friends” — complete with a pirate-themed splash pad that was featured on HGTV’s Extreme Pools in 2014.
Oct 20, 2017
Want to Escape to the Wilderness? This Job Comes With a Colorado Cabin
Are you ready to just run away from it all? Willing to trade your office job for some rugged, outdoor labor? The US Forest Service may have an opportunity for you, but you have to act fast the deadline is quickly approaching. The San Juan National Forest in Colorado is looking for someone to take over two of their remote properties. It reads something like a hermit, meets in-keeper, meets homesteader.
Oct 20, 2017
A New Study Says We’re Not Dreaming Enough, and Here’s Why That’s Not Good
You don’t know how important your dreams are until you don’t have any. No, we’re not talking about depression or ennui — we’re talking about literal dreamless sleep, and a new study says that as a society we have collectively entered “Dream Deprivation” in epidemic proportions. New research from University of Arizona psychologist Rubin Naiman focuses on dream loss and the ensuing public health crisis that a lack of REM sleep is causing us overall.
Oct 19, 2017
Katie Couric Lists Her Park Avenue Condo for $8.25M
If you’ve ever wanted to peek inside the home of Katie Couric, today’s the day. The news anchor’s Upper East Side home is on the market for $8.25 million. The sale comes after Couric and husband, financier John Molner, bought a full floor, five bedroom place about 20 blocks south for north of $12 million, according to 6sqft.
Oct 19, 2017
Here Are the Judges for Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman’s Crafting Competition Show
We finally have more information on the new crafting competition show from Parks & Rec co-stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, including who the judges are. Making It (previously The Handmade Project) was announced by NBC earlier this year at the network’s upfront presentation, when they picked up the series for six episodes next season. The reality competition show is produced by Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, and will star Offerman and Poehler as co-hosts.
Oct 18, 2017
Virgil Abloh Gives A Sneak Peek of His IKEA Collaboration
Virgil Abloh is giving a few peeks into his collaboration with IKEA. The designer behind fashion label Off-White was at HQ in Älmhult earlier this week, where he showed off a piece in the new collection. Abloh’s collaboration was announced in June at IKEA’s annual Democratic Design Day.
Oct 18, 2017
This Map Shows Just How Many Hours You Have to Work to Pay Your Mortgage
In some expensive cities, it can feel like every dollar you earn goes straight toward housing. It turns out, it may not be your imagination. A new data visualization by HowMuch.net shows how many hours the average household in 98 U.S. cities would need to work each month just to afford the median mortgage payment in their city.
Oct 18, 2017
Jennifer Connelly’s Former 5 Story Brooklyn Townhouse is On the Market
If you are a Labyrinth fan who is also a multi-millionaire, this might be the home for you. Jennifer Connelly and husband Paul Bettany bought this stunner of a home in 2003 and it is currently back on the market, for $14.5 million. Built in 1889, the 6,500 square foot Limestone mansion has seven bedroom and three and a half baths, a wine cellar, a backyard and a dumbwaiter.
Oct 17, 2017
Both of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Booth Houses Are For Sale
Frank Lloyd Wright fans will probably have heard of the Sherman Booth House, designed and built for Wright’s lawyer in Glencoe, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. What you might not know is that the famed architect built Booth another house to live in while the main one was being constructed, and now they are both for sale. The main Booth House, as seen in the gallery above, hit the market in 2016 and is still available.
Oct 17, 2017
Can New York’s New ‘Night Mayor’ Strike the Right Balance Between Fun and Function?
It sounds like a new Batman character, but New York will soon appoint a “night mayor” to oversee after-hours entertainment in the city that never sleeps. The director of nightlife, as the position is officially named, will act as a liaison between City Hall and the $10 billion nightlife industry in New York.
Oct 17, 2017
Glenn Frey of The Eagles’ Brentwood Park Mansion Just Hit the Market for $15M
Jeff Lebowski’s feelings on the band notwithstanding, The Eagles were beloved to many and inducted in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame for a reason. Now, one lucky buyer can scoop up his or her own Hotel California: Eagles founder Glenn Frey’s widow just put their Brentwood Park mansion on the market for $15 million.
Oct 16, 2017
Downsizing in Style in a Toronto Condo
Project by: Cynthia Ferguson Designs Location: Toronto, Ontario Cynthia was enlisted to help a family of four downsize from their family home into a condo that would better suit their life now. Working with her clients she was able to create a chic space that mixes new pieces with old favorites. From Cynthia: With their two daughters moving on to University, my client decided to take advantage of the crazy real estate market in Toronto and downsize from their family home.
Oct 16, 2017
JLo & A-Rod Are Apparently Eyeing Apartments In This Midtown Skyscraper
If the real estate gossip is to be believed, abbreviated power couple J-Rod is closing in on their new pad. The superstar actress and singer and former baseball player have been seen peeking around one (particularly tall) residential building. The New York Post’s Page Six reported that JLo and A-Rod have visited units at Midtown property 432 Park Avenue four times thus far.
Oct 16, 2017
This Pop-Up Store Lets You Customize Your Own Eames Chair
If you find yourself in Zurich or Amsterdam this fall, and happen to be a MCM fan, be sure to take advantage of Vitra‘s new pop-up shops that are all about the Eames Plastic Chair. These temporary showrooms are a playfully colorful design lovers dream, where visitors can customize their own chair, mixing and matching from the over 100,000 configuration options. The Zurich pop-up is open until January 27, 2018 and the Amsterdam pop-up opens on November 3 and runs until January 27th as well.
Oct 15, 2017
Without YouTube Videos, Young Adults Now Lack Even Basic Life Skills
A sign of the death knell of the post-recession, Make-it-Do-Again era, many major retailers have recently begun offering basic life skills classes and online tutorials for young adults who never learned DIY things as simple as how to use a measuring tape and need YouTube videos to show them how. Yes, really. This week, the Wall Street Journal reports that some of America’s biggest names in retail are shifting their marketing strategies to include education for the 4.
Oct 15, 2017
Instantly Identify Art With This Shazaam-Like App
It's your new digital docent.
Oct 15, 2017
You’d Never Guess This Tiny House Is Made of Cardboard
I never thought I’d see the day when people would aspire to live inside of a cardboard box, but that’s where we are. We’ve officially added this tiny cardboard house in the Netherlands to our list of unexpectedly cushy digs we wouldn’t mind holing up in for the long haul. Known as a Wikkelhouse (“wikkelen” is Dutch for wrapper), this minimalist residence is built from a rotating, house-shaped mold that is encased in 24 layers of corrugated cardboard.
Oct 15, 2017
Ugly Design, The Instagram Account That Makes Us Both Laugh and Cringe
Normally, we prefer to feature examples of design we love, but on occasion, something comes along that is such a head scratch (or a belly laugh) that we just can’t help ourselves. Thankfully, an Instagram account called Ugly Design exists to provide a whole host of examples of the latter. Ugly Design, created by Swiss founders Jonas Nyffenegger and Sebastien Mathys, has over 87,000 followers on Instagram as of this writing (there is also a Tumblr). “I consider ugly as beautiful.
Oct 14, 2017
R.L. Stine’s Apartment Tour is Giving Us Goosebumps
Of course everyone’s favorite young adult thriller writer would share his office with a skeleton, a giant cockroach, and a real-life version of his famously homicidal ventriloquist dummy, Slappy. This week on the New York Times‘ video tour series The Daily 360, we get a peek inside R.L.
Oct 14, 2017
A New Exhibit Explores The Modern History of Apartment Living
Since its opening in the 1980s, The Tenement Museum has provided a wealth of information on the origins of urban apartment living. The incredibly preserved building on 97 Orchard Street features multiple well-researched tours that cover different immigrant families who occupied the tenements in the past, offering you a glimpse into working class urban life up until the 1930s (Full disclosure: the Tenement Museum is my favorite place on all of planet earth. All of it).
Oct 14, 2017
Amazon Wants to Curb Package Theft By Delivering Straight to Your Car Trunk
If you thought Amazon couldn’t get any more omnipresent in our lives, now the retail giant wants the keys to your Beemer. (So it can better guarantee delivery of packages and cut down on the ever-increasing problem of mail theft.) If your neighborhood on Nextdoor is as active as ours, no doubt nary a day goes by that someone isn’t complaining about the increasing number of stolen mail and packages.
Oct 13, 2017
This Sleek Micro-Apartment Building is the Size of a Parking Spot
Tiny house lovers, meet Tikku. A super sleek, multi level tiny apartment that currently lives in a bustling Helsinki square, where it only takes up a footprint of 2.5 x 5 meters (roughly 8′ x 16.5′) — the size of a parking spot. The house, designed and installed by Marco Casagrande, is described as “a contemporary cave for a modern urban nomad.” Tikku, which means “stick” in Finish, seeks to bring a sense of the organic to city life.
Oct 13, 2017
This HVAC Worker Found a Creepy Secret Room Hidden in His Job Site’s Attic
People spend a ton of money on Halloween decorations and haunted houses every year, but there’s nothing creepier than the real world in which we live. Join the bravest HVAC worker in the world on a tour that has freaked this writer the hell out. Spoiler alert: there’s a secret room!!! This video is just over four minutes, and as someone who usually doesn’t like to watch anything longer than a GIF, I can say that it’s totally worth the watch. Join me!
Oct 12, 2017
These Are The Best Cities For Trick Or Treating, Ranked
If you’re looking to get the most bang for your Halloween buck, some cities are just sweeter than others. Today, Zillow released their annual Trick or Treat Index, which ranks the country’s top metros in the battle for the best holiday spoils. The real estate website evaluates cities and neighborhoods based on one simple premise: how can kids score the most candy in the least amount of time.
Oct 12, 2017
We Just Got a Full Look at Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Collection For Target & Here Are Our Favorites
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting more info on Chip and Joanna Gaines’ collection with Target, today is your lucky day. We got our hands on the full lookbook for Hearth & Hand with Magnolia and let’s just say, we’re ready to cozy up by the fireplace. We reported on the news of the collection last month when the Fixer Upper stars announced the new partnership. Hearth & Hand has over 300 pieces ranging in price from $.99 to $129.99, with most items under $30.
Oct 11, 2017