how to make a copy of a $40,000* Lindsey Adelman brass wall sconce and immediately become the fanciest person you know

*I assume this is a copy of a $40,000 wall sconce, since all of Lindsey Adelman’s (beautiful, perfect, breathtaking) lighting fixtures cost around that much I have been wanting to get into lamp building for approximately FOREVER. There is so much cool shit out there and it all costs eleven trillion dollars, but I feel like […]

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make a super cute cactus scratching post!

A while ago Cayce sent me the gif from this Facebook post and I was immediately obsessed. I’m actually not really a fan of cats and I kind of don’t understand why a person would have one (Stockholm syndrome?), but what I am a huge fan of is ridiculous replacements for ugly everyday items. And oh boy […]

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well, grouting sure is easy

To be clear, the title is not sarcastic. Grouting is literally the easiest bit of home improvement I have ever done. This piece of knowledge obviously amplifies my outrage over the previous grout job by about a billion. As a stomach-churning reminder, this is what we started out with:   For extra outrage, here’s a […]

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Declutter 2017: the Pajamaning

In the grand tradition of pretty much every year I can remember since about age 12, I have declared this year to be the year where I Finally Get My Shit Together. I’m not going to let the fact that I’ve failed at that task every single other time I’ve attempted it stop me, because, […]

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currently loving: vietnamese airbnb design

  Real talk: I don’t really like to Travel with a capital T. I get that it’s amazing and mind-expanding and the most important thing a person can do and blah blah blah, but unless you have a ton of money to throw around  it’s also stressful,  exhausting, and generally pretty  physically uncomfortable. If I could afford […]

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i’m gonna be on tv!

A few weeks ago the Rachael Ray Show flew me out to New York to do a teeny segment about my kitchen project. It was super fun and super strange and super scary and maybe I’ll write a longer post about it later, but the two main things I learned were My brain turns to […]

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case study planter DIY, poverty style

  Can you believe that there’s no Wikipedia article for Modernica’s Case Study planter? (Of course you can, but I was legit surprised until I came to my senses.) I wanted to look up its history because sometimes the most boring things turn out to be super interesting–a bad example is how the Ikea Frosta stool […]

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