Like many white things, plain white sneakers are a blank canvas just waiting to be embellished with permanent fabric markers or paint. Here are two favorite iterations for summer.Read More
Chandelier from 1980’s Berlin and Alexander Calder “On the Cutting Edge of Architectural Experimentation”
We found this divine, completely original and inspired chandelier buried in MondoBlogo’s riff on 1980’s interiors. It’s right up there with this ceiling light Alexander Calder fashioned for his friend Miro.Read More
The messages on the shoelaces of the guy sitting across from me ready “Do I love you?
Do I lust you?” Yeah! Where could I find shoelaces that really said something?
One of the most magical places I know of to take stock of life and transform it is Omega Institute, a true catalyst for change and possibility thinking. I’ll be teaching a workshop there this summer…Read More
Fran Black resorted to wearing a wig while she was growing her dyed hair out gray. Then she realized how fun and transformative wearing a wig can be, and bought more.Read More
Every Sunday as many as 14 family members over 4 generations —from 1 to 102-years-old — in six cities gather virtually to visit and hangout. It is just one of the ways video conferencing platforms can provide remarkably deep connection between far-flung family and friends.Read More
In these images of gauzy curtains hung on simple wires via Clothier Aurelie Lecuyer, the lack of an imposing curtain rod achieves a pleasingly minimalist and ephemeral quality that’s easy and inexpensive…Read More
We’ve used these these HUGE dish towels for many things in addition to drying dishes…Read More
“LAYERS” is the essential strategy for achieving the right level of warmth in a dicey climate. At Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia took the idea a leap farther…Read More
When I worked as a food stylist in photo studios, I came to appreciate the endless ways apple boxes could be used. They are just as useful at home. Witness Le Courbusier.Read More
Over at Kleidersachen, we occasionally spot boldly stitched clothing that makes us wonder why we don’t take a need and thread to our clothes more often to jazz them up.Read More
While reviewing Greenbelly Meal Bars, I also found a trove of useful information about navigating the outdoors with pleasure and ease. Even naked.Read More
The quest for a calming, private space can feel like an impossible dream, particularly for those who share tight living quarters. Here are some ideas…Read More
Designer Nikolas Bentel designed the ultimate chalks for sidewalk graffiti and chalk-board painted wall decoration. Each one is a little sculpture onto itself with which you can draw parallel lines, dots and circles.Read More
This useful little video and chart demonstrate ways of using furoshiki cloths — large multipurpose squares of cotton fabric — to make carry bags, aprons, more…Read More
Brandless is a unique e-commerce platform that sells its own food, personal care and household items for $3 each. Intrigued by its premise and high ideals, I placed an order.
Better stuff, fewer dollars. Just what matters.
Online retailer Brandless’ mission is ‘Better stuff, fewer dollars. Just what matters’. Skeptical that generics couldRead More
We’ve long loved paper shades, pioneered by Noguchi, to give soft modern shapes to home interiors as well as jazzing up public ones like this community soup kitchen in LondonRead More
Although a real mortar and pestle is a lovely tool to have, you can achieve their rounded flavors and elemental textures with makeshift ones. Take this Walnut Pesto, for example…Read More
For me, just-right coffee is a necessity that helps me get into my day, especially when on the road. So I compared portable coffee systems: the BRuX vs my trusty makeshift rig. Here’s a full report.Read More
In describing what writing lines for AI like Siri is like, Mariana Lin nails what human to human communication actually does.Read More