I once heard Milton Glaser – in person – define art. He said (though I quote loosely from my scribbled notes) “Art is a survival device of our species.
One of the first things that I noticed about all our Drexel couches was that the cushions (or throw pillows, depending on where you’re from) are the standard 20 x 20 square. To my delight it was easy to unzip the covers and
The process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
Happy New Year everyone! Let’s start off January with a twist – a link to my guest post on the fabulous blog The New Diplomat’s Wife.
I know, I know – that’s a lofty title to give this post, considering it’s a simple new purchase review. But it’s the little solutions like this that nerd me out with neat-freak happiness!
I have officially hacked, closeted, arranged or stored every piece of Drexel that is practical for our current apartment. Now I’m having fun looking for fresh ways to mix in pieces that can travel with us
AdaptationHouse.com will get some structural updates in the next few weeks – I’m working on ways to show larger, better photos, wider post pages and an overall more clean look. Bear with me while I play with the CSS and theme code on my own… thinks might look funny for a bit, but you know I’m a […]
We finally got our supplemental shipment this week – yay! Included and most anxiously awaited was our new Casper mattress. It’s amazing.
Hi guys! I just made myself a shop-ahead checklist: I don’t want to miss out on anything for the upcoming Fall/Winter season because it didn’t get here on time. It occurred to me that I wish someone had shared something like this last year
Style-minded people sharing resources to thrive, not just survive, within the constraints of Foreign Service life.
Our Drexel Heritage coffee table scratches and stains so easily. If it wasn’t an eyesore to begin with, it became one just a few months into post. The GSO “solution” of putting one of the dining table scratch pads on top as a protector was. just. wrong. So I have been staring at this thing (above) and percolating this project […]
Through all the changes in life, I have carried my original hobby, my endless source of inspiration and wanderlust and knowledge: reading! Summer reading is a thing for me.
“Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts… there is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.” Hubbard
Every time I walked into my studio, and from each sideways glance while seated at my computer, my eyes were assaulted by the wooden scallop from the Drexel Heritage Computer Hutch we are stuck with. I couldn’t stand to look at this eyesore for one more second:
I’m so happy to highlight the work of another kindred spirit and fledging FS blogger, Paige of “Ben And Paige’s Favorite Food” blog.
Pushing my rented stroller through the Siena city center. As I mentioned in my post last week, we just got back from our first R&R.
Don’t laugh, but this is my favorite piece of furniture to recommend: I purchased one of these 4-tier shelves from Target, and then two more from Walmart while stateside. That was back in 2009, and I’m STILL using them.
Adaptation House is about sourcing and adjusting all the little things that make home life happy abroad. This is just one of those tiny things,