A couple of years ago, we posted about wine and spirits writer Anthony Giglio’s inspired practice of writing the name of each guest on his/her wine glass to cut down on “lost” glasses (and the attendant OMG-there-aren’t-enough-glasses stress). Anthony uses a china marker, a wax or grease pencil that writes perfectly on glass or ...
Ever since we've been mulling various hidden bed interations about a year ago, we've been atuned to novel solutions. At the top of the list is the moveable bed Vincent Kartheiser (of Mad Men fame) installed in his tiny 580 sq. ft Hollywood cabin. The brainstorm of designer Funn Roberts, the bed is suspended from the ceiling with a serious of pulleys and weights that allow Kartheiser to raise and lower it easily. [...]Read More 12.4.13 | 5:14pm
We’re putting this image into our ever-growing file of shelving ideas. A chain is a fine solution for when you don’t have an end wall to hold up a wooden shelf. You get the support ...
Over the past few months, we've seen a spate of paint-dipped wooden spoons, with instructions to diy or just buy, like these Etsy ones from Living Embellished. Wanting them for ourselves, we realize that they'd make great inexpensive gifts. Here is all you need to know to diy or buy.
Victor Hugo’s handwritten manuscript of Les Misérables is full of crossed out passages, arrows and inserts of new text. It's a fine symbol of the requirements for any inventive work.
Writing about “ as-is messed up walls and floors ” made us remember a quote from our friend Maria Robledo , whose work invariably captures the wondrous imperfections in the daily world that make them so completely perfect. (It echoes the principle of wabi wabi we love so much .) Eagle-eyed Susan Dworski stumbled ...
As we compile many innovative uses for Skype and FaceTime, we realize how "virtual" really CAN allow us to "be there".
Don't Eat the Yellow Snow: Pop Music Wisdom excerpts wisdom and advice from 250 pop songs. Some of them are spot on. Here are two, with the music.
Check out this splendid, energizing, deeply heartening video of Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, a “professional hardcore sitter” pushing his wheelchair to exhilarating limits, including occasional wipe-outs, par for the course with any attempt at mastery and risk-taking.