25
Sep 17

An Artsy Compact Chicago Mini Loft — House Tour

Name: Jaime Pérez-Pineda
Location: Pilsen — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 2.5 years

After leaving the ‘burbs of Chicago for college and grad school, Jaime returned to his home base nearly three years ago and settled into the vibrant, lower west side neighborhood of Pilsen. His loft is a fitting reflection of the neighborhood’s offbeat vintage yet youthful vibe. Even at just 400 square feet, he’s managed to create a chic space that takes advantage of the natural light that it’s blessed with, compounded by warm and inviting pieces.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


25
Sep 17

Susan Kare's Bitmap Textiles Pair Housewares with Historic Design

Susan Kare, the graphic designer behind Apple’s earliest icons, fonts, and images, has a new product that harkens back to computer history. Her bitmap textiles for Areaware have a pixelated style that is reminiscent to anyone familiar with—or nostalgic for—Mac’s original operating system.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


25
Sep 17

A Cozy Retreat in Seattle for a Family of Four — House Call

Name: Rose, her husband, their two daughters and a puppy
Location: Seattle, Washington
The basics: 12 years, owned —2,200 square feet

Rose’s Seattle home is light, airy and warm, perfectly designed to combat the city’s famous gloom. Blending iconic mid-century shapes with personal touches, the home looks of the moment yet lived in and personal.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


25
Sep 17

Here's Everything That's New & Leaving Hulu in October

A lot of fall TV is returning next month, and great news for those with a Hulu subscription: a bunch of popular shows will be available. We’ve gotten wind of everything that’ll be new on the service in October, as well as everything that’s making its exit. Check it out below:

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


25
Sep 17

Own a Ranch-Style House? Good News, They're Ripe with Renovating Potential

When I heard that ranch-style homes were becoming the most popular style for homebuyers across the U.S., I wasn’t exactly surprised. They’re affordable, practical, and especially ideal for those who love friendly floor plans, large windows, and single-story living —not to mention that they often come with a nice-sized backyard to boot. Even better? This style can also be easily adapted to fit the needs and tastes of a modern homeowner —whether it’s an aging Boomer, or a Millennial family just starting out.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


24
Sep 17

Love Bread? Prove It With These Baked Goods Lamps

(Image credit: Pampshade)

Do you love bread? Now you can—ahem—prove it, not just with a GIF of Oprah or by obsessively watching and rewatching every Bread Week episode of the Great British Bake Off, but with a lamp that’s actually made from baked goods.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


24
Sep 17

A Colorful & Quirky Apartment…in a Basement! — House Tour

Name: Chad
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Size: 968 square feet (90 square metres)
Years lived in: Owned 6 years

A quirky sense of decor (and bold color scheme) instantly draws you in and makes you want to explore this playful Cape Town home. Chad, a young freelance designer, director and entertainment consultant cleverly transformed his parents’ basement into a gorgeous apartment.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


24
Sep 17

Before & After: An IKEA Hemnes Dresser Glams Up

Courtney found herself in a bit of a design lurch when she ordered a new dresser for her daughter, but a month later got word that it had been cancelled. Instead of shaking her fists at the heavens and cursing the retail gods, she hopped in her car, drove to IKEA and snatched up a Hemnes dresser. With a little DIY know-how she transformed the dresser into a totally glam, Old Hollywood-inspired piece.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


24
Sep 17

Tracee Ellis Ross Keeps Her Golden Globe In the Kitchen and Other Things We Learned From her Vogue 73 Questions

(Image credit: Vogue)

If you’re not familiar with Vogue’s 73 Questions, it’s a series where celebrities invite an interviewer slash cameraperson into their homes and they take Vogue around inside as they answer a barrage of—you guessed it—73 questions. The most recent edition features Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, and honestly, we didn’t know we could love her more. Here are a few things we learned about the actress and her home:

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


24
Sep 17

Meet My Two Favorite Lunch Buddies: Prepd and Monbento — Maxwell's Fantastic Find

Lunch monotony is real and we know it all too well. You were excited to have prepped a lunch the night before, but those leftovers look kind of sad and boring now that noon is rolling around and your stomach is grumbling. Today I’ve got two bento boxes that are total lunch gamechangers: Prepd Pack and Monbento. They’re super functional (compact, wash easily, no leaks) and super cute. Check out my review and the unboxing video below — this just might be the end to lunch boredom, once and for all.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico