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A Calm, Renovated, "Post-IKEA" Portland Home — House Tour

Name: David and Katy Kippen, and dogs Violet and Wally Location: Laurelhurst — NE Portland, Oregon Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: 12 years, owned When Katy and David bought their 1922 Craftsman bungalow in Portland a dozen years ago, they visualized a place where they could enjoy privacy and calm, despite their home's very urban location. Show More Summary

This Holiday Weekend: Perhaps The Most Important Thing You'll Do This Year

Hopefully your belly is full, and perhaps the dishwasher is too, loaded with dirty plates and cups —all the markers of a good Thanksgiving holiday and leftovers. You might be a little tired today too, especially if you're hosting a bunch of guests, cooking a huge meal, or driving a long distance to spend the day with friends and family. Show More Summary

14 Dogs Whose Thanksgiving Posts Are Better Than Your Holiday Card

At a time of year when family tensions run high, and travel stress and politics can make you lose your faith in humanity, we're grateful for these Instagram dogs whose Thanksgiving posts are just too pure for this world. READ MORE »

Want To Give Back? Amazon's New Documentary Set Up Wish Lists for Refugees

There's much to be thankful for, today and any day we wake up breathing. If you're looking for a way to give back on this day of thanks, a new documentary by legendary artist and activist Ai Weiwei is here to help. READ MORE »

A Gorgeous & Global Italian Apartment — House Tour

Name: Lezli Clendening Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 1,614 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting Walking into Lezli's second floor Italian apartment is like walking straight into a museum. With artifacts from all around the world,...Show More Summary

Gift Ideas To Make the Techhead in Your Life Totally Geek Out — 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

You know the type: they've had a subscription to Wired since forever, they attend tech expos every year (or at the very least, follow the coverage on social), and they always, always know what's new and next. Get them chatting about which of these pieces of tech they're coveting (nobody has everything), and watch them geek out...even more than usual. READ MORE »

The Many Apartments of Pieces of April

This year I'm thankful for a lot, but mostly Pieces of April. There's a lot to love about the 2003 classic: the fresh and touching plot, the real look at relatives, and stellar performances from Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, and wish-they-were-your-parents Oliver Platt and Patricia Clarkson. Show More Summary

40 Beautiful Accent Chairs That Add Splendour to Your Seating

No interior is complete without a gorgeous accent chair. Whether lounging in the library, sitting afront your powdering table or making you feel boss in the office, there’s a beautiful chair for every interior setting. Set a powder blue swan astride your bedroom table, creating a space to relax before dressing. Cradle your newborn to […]

Pretty Yet Practical Gifts to Delight the Consummate Homemaker — 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Domestic mavens are people who really seem to have themselves—and their homes—totally together. They cook, they clean, they sew, they serve fabulous meals, they do it all! Let them know that you recognize that there's no such thing as effortless perfection, and that you respect and appreciate all of their efforts. And that you think they're perfection. READ MORE »

British Christmas Adverts That Always Make Me Cry, For Reasons Unbeknownst to Me

Look—I like the holidays in general, but I LOVE the holidays when they're tender and melancholy. The Family Stone? Give it to me. Leslie Odom Jr.'s Christmas album? Cue it the eff up. Those British advertisements for stores I've never heard of and will probably never step foot into? YES PLEASE. I don't know what it is, but these commercials just get to me. READ MORE »

Rock Star Artist Sean Yseult Unveils New Line of Wallpaper Designs

There are rock star designers, and then there are rock star designers. The former represents those high-profile artists with lucrative product deals, spots on design shows and panels, and huge social media presence. Sean Yseult is the...Show More Summary

Talented Makers Share What's on THEIR Wish List

Last week I asked favorite makers, designers and tastemakers to share their recommendations for splurge-worthy tableware to create the perfect holiday table setting. (And I want each and every item they suggested!) But I also asked them to share some gift-giving recommendations for those interested in giving the gift of handmade and well-made items. Show More Summary

9 Things No One Needs Anymore and Should Declutter

No one wants to be a lemming. But there's a time for some well-placed social pressure, especially when there's a habit you want to form or a way of being you wish to cultivate. In direct opposition to "keeping up with the Joneses," here's a de-cluttering list that will help you not have the things no one else has, either. READ MORE »

West Elm's Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals

Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. If you're looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), West Elm has some serious deals going on. Show More Summary

Urban Outfitters' Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals

Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. If you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. Whether you're looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), Urban Outfitters has some serious deals going on. READ MORE »

Delightful Rustic Feel Exuded by California Beach Home

Anders Lasater Architects transformed a decrepit beach dwelling in Laguna Beach, California, into a welcoming contemporary residence. The two-level house comes with an impressive open-plan social area, an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. Show More Summary

Cat Lovers Share a "Garage Sale" Comfy Chic Portland Home — House Tour

Name: Cherie Jellison and Nick Dirks, plus cats Susan and Charlie Location: Laurelhurst — Southeast Portland, Oregon Size: 630 square feet (plus basement and a garage!) Years lived in: 4.5 years, renting Cherie and Nick are self-proclaimed "crazy cat people" who have been living in an apartment they truly love for the past four years. Show More Summary

Where to Stack Coats and Bags When You're Having a Big Party in a Small Space — Small Space Problems

Nothing is more fun during the holiday season than hosting friends and family for a gathering. But what happens when you love to entertain but don't actually have a ton of room or even a proper coat closet to store everyone's stuff? READ MORE »

#Catsgiving Is a Twitter Trending Topic We Can Get Behind

Do you love cats? Do you love museums? Do you love jokes? Well today is your day, because it is #catsgiving over on Twitter. From what I can tell, it started as museums tweeting out art and images from their collections that contain cats and snowballed from there. Great! Every day should be #catsgiving! READ MORE »

21 Reasons You Should Hang On To Those Paper Grocery Bags

This is the time of year when you suddenly find yourself with a huge stash of paper grocery bags, either from all the extra runs to the store for holiday gatherings or from ordering a ton of takeout because it's too darn cold to go out. Sure, you could just recycle them, but there are plenty of ways to reuse them that I bet you haven't thought of. READ MORE »

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