Patterns of rugs create a space that is welcoming, cosy, colorful, and mutes the difference between seat and floor, no matter what your style: moderne, Bohemium and even outdoors…
Casting about for foods that could sparkle things up and remind me of warm places and summer, I remembered my simple Lemon Olive Oil recipe. YES, that’s what I need, to use and give as gifts.
In describing what writing lines for AI like Siri is like, Mariana Lin nails what human to human communication actually does.
Seth Boyden’s charming video, An Object at Rest, has changed the way I view the nearly two dozen rocks and stones I use around my space.
We can think of no better way to start our day than to spend three minutes inside a 1500 year old tree (with a poem).
There are many reasons not to follow Marie Kondo’s mission to declutter. Witness this report from Susan Dworski, with Louise Bourgeois and Italo Calvino…
A budget apartment overhaul by a Brooklyn design student reminded us of the great design possibilities inherent in salvaged cuts of marble and other stone.
Walking along the Lower East Side of Manhattan, we looked down and found this amazing message pasted onto the curb…
We were knocked out by an eleven-year-old’s evocative description of returning her Barbie to a clean slate through the mightily therapeutic act of “reconstruction”.
Roz Chast’s January New Yorker cover “Cruellest Month” made us laugh out loud. “I wanted to show just the horribleness of January.” Chast says. And she did. Then we thought of ways to change our winter mindset.
We are heartbroken that the great Reg E. Cathey passed away. The Goodbye Love Song he recorded for Improvised Life in 2009 resonates all the more deeply with the magic of his voice and words.
Our clever friend Fran Black’s brilliant innovation of the traditional pot-luck dinner party model where guests are asked to bring a dish to forge an entire meal, yielded a to-die-for party that felt like Sicily. ...
This trove of free downloadable coloring books from museums, libraries and universities around the world amplify the powerful the practice of coloring.
How charming (and easy) to hang a small book of essential reading by the bed, or, as we imagine, anywhere. You can take the book off the cord to read it in a moment and ...
We’ve discovered that, even with our very creative, non-linear artist’s brain, we can learn to manage our financial ecosystem IF we have the right teacher. Here’s a good place to start.
When we stumbled on this sublime minute-and-a-half of Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling Mohammed Ali’s powerful declaration on IMPOSSIBLE came to mind.