When you hear the word “cabin,” what does it conjure? Wood, trees, taxidermy, leather? Going through our tour archives, I noticed that we’ve featured many a cabin here on Apartment Therapy, and while some of them adhere to the usual expectations for a cabin, many of them offer unexpected takes on rustic decor.
By Ross Bryant
Comments update: news that 3D-printing pioneer MakerBot was laying off staff and closing stores became one of this week’s biggest talking points – read on for more on this and the other most commented stories on Dezeen. (more…)
Name: Jessica Bowers – founder of West Village Life
Location: West Village, NYC
Size: 1 Bedroom/1 Bath
Years lived in: Under 1 year; Rent
Nestled on a charming street in the West Village, lives Jessica, founder and author of the popular Instagram @WestVillageLife, an account that shares the many charms of this historic neighborhood with its nearly 30K followers. It’s no surprise that her eye for detail and style extends into her personal space as well as her photography.
A while back we showed you a Brooklyn apartment where a family of three lives in 675 square feet. Today we’re taking it to the next level, with a family of four who lives in an even smaller 640 square foot home. Here’s how they do it. Hint: there are lots and lots of built ins.
By Dan Howarth
Milan 2015: prolific design studio Nendo has launched over 100 products during the past year. Founder Oki Sato told Dezeen that he has “no idea” how they managed such a high output and revealed his plans to move into architecture (+ interview). (more…)
IKEA products have proven their value time and time again — useful not just in the way they were originally designed, but in the endless ways people have adapted them in multiple contexts. IKEA’s KVARTAL ceiling mounted curtain tracks pop up everywhere, and give us plenty of ideas for installing them throughout the home.
I do not like dealing with dogs! I’m not deeply cynophobic and I don’t blame the individual animals, however, a friend in another city was recently attacked by a dog and I now feel prompted to address my own discomfort.
I am more of an indoor cat person and, while I don’t begrudge people having the pet of their choice, many of these pets seem to spend the majority of the day outside and I feel surrounded while on my own property or on my walk to work. These are noisy, barking dogs, sometimes big dogs, and to someone who has had bad experiences in the past, often frightening dogs.
Any advice on how I can “introduce myself” to neighborhood dogs? After over five years at my current address I’d have hoped the fenced and leashed animals would recognize me and relax but this is not the case. Can I approach pet owners to say “Hi, I live down the street, your dog freaks me out?” It’s not their fault, but maybe if I learned the dog’s name and gave them the occasional treat they’d calm down? I’m interested in being neighborly and proactive.
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With over 400 stores worldwide, the US is set to welcome the first Tiger store from Denmark next month in New York City. Dubbed “Flying Tiger Copenhagen”, the goods are an eclectic mishmash of home goods, gifts, toys and, in the true sense of the word, miscellaneous. The price point? Super low. Most goods are $5-15. The style? Colorful and modern. Imagine Muji’s flamboyant younger sister. Or Urban Outfitters’ love child with Target’s Dollar Spot. Or an IKEA store after drinking Alice’s shrinking potion.
Check out the latest wearable prototype from the smarties over at MIT: NailO is a mini-touchpad that you wear on your finger that can scroll a webpage, draw on a smartphone, and generally do anything you’d use a trackpad or touch screen for. Inspired by nail decals, NailO will come with different design covers.
By Anna Winston