• Morning Wakeup: Water Drumming Song

    Morning Wakeup: Water Drumming Song

    ( Video link HERE. ) It’s the day before Thanksgiving and there’s an awful lot to do. We thought this wondrous water drumming song would be a perfect bit of fuel; it’s from the Banks Islands, part of the northern Vanuatu in the Indian Ocean.  Thirty-five seconds in and you will leap for joy. Of course we love that these women are hanging out together hip-deep in water, using IT as their instrument. And dig those beautiful head-dresses.   May this carry you through your busy day.  

    Read More 11.26.14 | 4:48am
Sally Schneider

Essential Lessons about White Painted Floors

Recently, a reader wrote us about our white painted floors: Your white floors look amazing. How are they holding up over time? I’m interested in doing the same in my house but there are lots ...

Read More 11.24.14 | 1:03pm
Going AWOL

Going AWOL

( Video link HERE. ) It has been a TIME the past five months, with serious life events that have continued since June. Just as we’ve gotten our balance, another big wave hits. They say that big things ...

Read More 11.13.14 | 4:20am
Lounge Chair Fort

A Metal Frame Lounge Chair-Fort

The forts and bunkers of his childhood inspired Czech designer Michael Tomalik  to design a wire frame chair that is “a place of convenience, comfort and personal repose“. His monkey-bar-ish construction is a kind of grownup fort, made ...

Read More 11.12.14 | 12:59pm