Monthly Archives: July 2019

New Classics: The Luau Portable Lamp

New Classics: The Luau Portable Lamp

With the holidays upon us, I have been on the lookout for Modern Icons and New Classics which make excellent gifts. The Luau Portable pendant, designed by Duane Smith and Stefane Barbeau for Oxo in 2006, has a simple, lovely […]

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Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Boost Cabbage

Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Boost Cabbage

The expression “Chinese cabbage” describes two different kinds of brassicas. One, the Napa type, is distinguished by its closely packed, crisp, light green leaves. The other, pak choi or bok choy, has heads that are more loosely shaped, with white […]

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Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Orange

Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Orange

Orange is a high-energy color that hollers, “Look at me!” — a fantastic choice for an entry to a home. Nonetheless, it’s not a simple colour. Vibrant orange is intense and has to be paired with much more soothing, neutral […]

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Weirdly Wonderful Planters Give Stuffy Design the Boot

Weirdly Wonderful Planters Give Stuffy Design the Boot

Freshman gardeners sometimes think they need to do everything “properly” — like buying new tools that are innovative, soil and planters. The key that veteran gardeners understand is that creative gardening could be done with just a little humor, a […]

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Warmth Infuses a Greenwich Village Home

Warmth Infuses a Greenwich Village Home

Walking right into Dora Jonassen’s apartment was just like stepping into a time machine. The 800-square-foot area is nestled onto the top floor of a landmark 1910 building in New York’s Greenwich Village. Jonassen, an accomplished food stylist in Denmark, […]

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6 Kitchens, 6 DIY Updates

6 Kitchens, 6 DIY Updates

While an unbelievable kitchen remodel is impressive, sometimes a quick fix is a kitchen wants — or you can afford. These users got creative with their spaces, sticking to the fundamentals but still developing a fresh new look. From fresh […]

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So You Want a Bathroom Television

So You Want a Bathroom Television

I will get this out of the way first: I’ve always had difficulty understanding the allure of TVs in bathrooms. Contrary to the kitchen, which is usually the hub of household life, or a den in which family and guests […]

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Contemporary Riverside Home in London

Contemporary Riverside Home in London

Interior designer Vincent Cullane was asked by his client to create a contemporary look for a riverside house in London, reflecting the design preferences of a working mother in finance and a teenage boy obsessed with Manchester United. “They were […]

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