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Feb 18

The One Thing You Need to Finally Eliminate Kitchen Clutter

In my family, everything happens in the kitchen: work, bill paying, meal planning, arts and crafts, homework, evening gardening. Oh, right — and cooking and dining, too. Even though those are the main purposes of the space, so much other gear can creep into the kitchen it seems like sometimes there’s no space at the kitchen table to eat, or on the kitchen counter to prep food!

Keeping kitchen clutter at bay feels like an exercise in futility: Even if you work at it every day, it keeps growing. And when you do the big overhaul where you spend an hour going through everything and tidying and re-homing it, the countertop and table only stay clean for about two days before they get messy again. So frustrating!

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Feb 18

Before & After: This Kitchen Had One Great Thing Worth Saving

Adam and Amber bought their first home — a 1940 Tudor in Knoxville, TN — in 2016 and have been carefully re-designing it ever since. One of the main projects was the “heart” of any home — the kitchen — which Amber described as “on the verge of cardiac arrest.”

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25
Feb 18

IKEA Is Bringing High End Art to the Masses

Blaming millennials for nearly everything you can think of has become an unfortunate trend, but we’re happy to report that there’s a reason to give the generation a thumbs-up for influencing the world in a positive way. In addition to wanting smaller homes and killing off doorbells, please join us in giving them credit for IKEA’s upcoming launch of Hasselblad Masters photography.

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25
Feb 18

6 Takeaways From the Story of the Worst Roommate Ever

If you’ve spent any time on social media this week, no doubt at least one of your friends has shared — aghast in sheer and absolute shock — this story of quite possibly the worst, most horrific roommate in history.

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25
Feb 18

Airstreams, Yurts & Cute Critters: A Modern Day "Green Acres" — Video House Tour

Name: Kirsten and Brandon Dickerson, plus their son and daughter
Location: Our homestead know as Green Acres Retreat, just east of Austin in Elgin, Texas
Size: 25 acres that includes our personal dwellings: a 1955 Spartan Mansion just under 350 square feet and a 1967 Overlander Airstream just under 180 square feet, as well as an open air vintage barn and Lotus Belle yurts for guests.
Years lived in: Full time living in both of the vintage trailers for 1.5 years

Just outside of the Austin city limits you will find the Dickerson family homestead they call “Green Acres.” You’ll find no shortage of wild life…deer, donkeys, alpacas, and all types of critters call these 25 acres home. The Dickerson family is spread out between two vintage trailers, one being a 1950s Spartan Trailer and the other a 1960s Airstream. Also among this vintage village is an out house, guest yurts, a fire-pit corral and a backyard communal barn.

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24
Feb 18

This Man Is Responsible for the Gardens at NYC's Top Restaurants

It was a gray Friday afternoon, but Studio—a café and restaurant tucked inside the recently opened Freehand New York—felt alive. I was sitting across from the person who helped to create that vibe through a surprising vehicle—plants. They filled the corners, shelves, and the area between the tables, bringing each space very much to life. And, it turns out, the man responsible for their being is also behind the plants at a host of New York City’s hottest restaurants.

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24
Feb 18

A "Joyfully Minimal" Chicago Apartment — House Tour

Name: Mark Dye and Jeffrey Spivock
Location: River North — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting

Jeffrey and Mark have lived all over the world. Jeffrey is from Montreal, Mark is from London, and the two met while they were both living in Toronto. They then moved to Japan where they lived for two years, and most recently they relocated to Chicago. After living in several countries, they’ve learned to select the styles and customs that work best for them.

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24
Feb 18

​Why You Should Keep Coffee Filters in the Living Room

It’s easy — and sometimes good — to be compartmentalized. It’s one way to keep ourselves sane and present in a world of multi-tasking and many-hat-wearing. But when it comes to uses for items around the house, thinking outside the box — or the room, as the case may be — can unearth some pretty handy applications for things we already have on hand. For example, here’s why you shouldn’t relegate coffee filters to the kitchen, but keep some in the living room as well.

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Feb 18

A Photographer Has Set Out to Capture All of Frank Lloyd Wright's Buildings

Partaking in what sounds like the photography assignment of a lifetime is Andrew Pielage, who has set out to capture every one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s remaining works.

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24
Feb 18

The Unfortunate Downsides to Having Two Bathroom Sinks

Having two sinks in a master bathroom is either a nice little luxury, or a total relationship-saver, depending on how much your schedules overlap, how well you share space when they do, and just how messy you both are. Would anyone turn an extra one down? Turns out this set up does have a couple of drawbacks however, which might give you pause.

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