by guest blogger Wendy Gordon. Lights are the new throw pillows, and the inner interior decorator in you is going to love browsing among all the options. It’s all about the quality of the light, its warmth, and energy efficiency. Here’s how to find the best bulbs for you and yours.
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Don’t add to the clutter this holiday! Here are some alternative gift ideas that are awesome but won’t get someone kicked out of the cult of less.
by guest blogger, designer Mark Kintzel I love going to antique shows. You never know what you’re going to find, or whom you’re going to see. (Let’s just say, antiques aren’t the only finds with “patina.”) One year at the Antiques and Collectors Extravaganza in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, a dealer was selling coffins. Ummm…I’ll pass. But […]
I have to admit I no longer get that thrill when September comes along. To me, it just means more work (and lots of it), and the impending doom of winter. At heart, I’m an island girl (preferably in the Caribbean). But a girl’s got to work, and in order to work, I’ve got to […]
Here’s the sad truth: By the time you read this, I’m only just starting my holiday shopping. Most of it will be done online, with a few visits to my favorite local downtowns for some in-person holiday spirit. If you’re in a similar boat, here is my top-10 list of online stores for great gifts: […]
Last night I went into a Lowe’s for the first time. I needed to buy a cat door for the chicken coop I’m building (long story, I’ll save it for later!). I’d never been to Lowe’s before. It was fine. Big. It had that stinky chemical smell. I wouldn’t rush to go back for any […]
I love shopping for antiques. Not at the hushed fancy places, although that’s nice sometimes. I prefer the antique malls. Every town’s gotta have one, because where else would people sell their old stuff? I know, I know, Ebay. But there is no substitute for rambling down dusty aisles and looking at people’s lifetime collections. […]
I recently had the pleasure of going to a Korean grocery store—H Mart–in Korea Town (otherwise known as K-Town) in Manhattan. It was an evening after work, at the suggestion of a coworker who happens to be Korean-American and volunteered to be my guide. The store was on a street I have walked past a […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now