One of the biggest challenges of small space living is… where does all the stuff go? If you feel like you’ve maxed out all your storage but you still have things that need a home, this post is for you. Here are ten often-overlooked spots where you can squeeze a little extra storage out of a small space.
By Ray Murphy
Dezeen Watch Store: industrial designer Michael Young has launched an updated version of his iconic PXR-5 digital watch exclusively at Dezeen Watch Store. In this movie he explains how, 10 years on, he was still receiving regular requests to buy it. (more…)
Name: Beth & Mr. King
Location: Lincoln Square; Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years (3 as a couple); rented
When you live in a place where the foyer looks like it could have been transported directly from a castle, there’s a certain degree of solemnity that might be expected of you. Beth and Mr. King certainly have a level of taste that matches their regal surroundings, but their home is also filled with a great deal of levity, nonchalance, and, yes, downright silliness.
Living a little over 350 miles north of my home town Los Angeles, in San Francisco, I find myself making the 7+ hour drive on a pretty regular basis. While I love a good road trip, I’m not going to lie, the commute can get pretty tiring. Here are a few tips that make it a little easier:
An open space in a loft or studio can be both a blessing or a curse. The openness allows you to take liberties with the layout and make decisions that work best for your lifestyle, but it can be a challenge figuring out how to maximize space and distinguish between different living areas. Here are some tips from our tours that show real life examples of how people take on this challenge!
By Dan Howarth
Q: Hi! I love having plants in the house, particularly succulents, since they are gorgeous and easy to take care of. However, my cats have picked up the habit of eating them! They aren’t toxic plants, thank goodness, but it’s not good for them and now my cacti are chewed little stubs. Any suggestions on places to put the plants out of their extremely athletic and acrobatic reach or other ways to make them stop chewing? Thanks!
Waking up on Christmas morning as a kid was like, well… waking up on Christmas morning. Presents. Presents everywhere! But now as an adult, I know the old maxim to be true: It really is better to give than to receive. Nothing feels better than presenting a much-adored gift to a nephew, sister or friend that you love. Finding the right gift is all about knowing where to look.
Ombre has been everywhere for the better part of two years. Hair. Walls. Clothing. Desks. And now bookcases. It’s definitely a DIY worth hacking, but these relatively affordable options are pretty stunning alternatives.
Ashley had a very faded striped pastel umbrella that she could have easily jettisoned. Instead, she took a little inspiration from this Urban Outfitters umbrella, budgeted about $20 for her version, and gave it a little makeover…