Flexible Kids’ Rooms with Modular Seating

Decorating the kids’ room is hard at the best of times and poor choices here can lead to expensive mistakes as you are left redecorating over and over again. A smart kids’ room is one that is flexible, adaptable and evolves easily as they grow up. Transitioning from...

Alex Proba’s Colorful, Patterned Rugs

Alex Proba, of Studio Proba, is a master collaborator as proven by her previous efforts, and her latest for cc-tapis is also ridiculously good. The New York based designer brings her wicked design sense to a pair of geometric rugs, entitled The One and The Other, that...

Kitchen Organizing Ideas

Is cooking and entertaining in your kitchen a harder task than it should be? A small kitchen space does not mean you should not entertain in your home. It just means you have to be smarter on the décor items you do use. The way your counter space is set up can make a...

Planting Hornbeam

Hornbeam, Carpinus: “The Hedge of Dreams” “Build it, and they will come,” the voices told Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, prompting him to make an entire baseball stadium from scratch on his Iowa farm. While we’d be loath to look out the window to find the Chicago...

Video Of A 21st Century Sod House

This is an amazing story of what may be the best sod house in the world. It is now on the historic registry of Canada. It’s energy efficient and was continuously lived in for 100 years. Built by prairie pioneers and occupied continuously into the 21st Century this sod...

Easy-To-Do Crustless Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie

It’s starting to feel like fall, which means—if you’re anything like me—you’re ready to break out your slow cooker. Perhaps you’ve started making overnight oatmeal in it. Maybe you’ve started making slow cooker soups, or used your slow cooker to transform those...

Guide To Warm Contemporary Kitchen Designs

Many people are drawn to the cool colors, clean lines and minimalist shapes that characterize a modern decor style. And some of these same people want their kitchen to feel like a cozy and inviting gathering space. So what do you do when you desire the cool vibes of...

6 Things You Must Know Before Buying Your First Home

Earlier this week I was reading this piece at Man Repeller about what writer Verena von Pfetten wished she’d known before moving into her first NYC apartment. I had immediate flashbacks to so many bad apartment experiences during my 13 years in Brooklyn. Looking back,...

Easy Leather Bench Making

I have a confession: Sometimes using power tools scares me. I know – that’s embarrassing for a DIY-er to admit. But I also know, deep down, I can’t be the only one who feels this way. So, what if I told you that you could make this bench with minimal tools...