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
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
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
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.
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.
Have you seen these?! A fellow DS-spouse friend (who will be departing for her first post soon!) brought indie mats to my attention, and I’m so in love.
“I believe in optimism and plenty of white paint.” Elsie De Wolfe, the original American Interior Designer, said this and many inspiring things during her life from 1859-1950.
Moving 5 times in 10 years will make anyone – even a graphic designer like me – want to cut down on mail. Not only is forwarding a pain, but there are so many random things like magazines that still don’t seem to end up where they’re supposed to.
I’m so happy to be documenting and sharing the ideas of others in this FS life! This one is from Sandra Para, who has more great ideas for upcycling UAB boxes on her Pinterest page. Below is her story about adapting to a new post – and creating a headboard from UAB boxes. “When we found out our next […]
Moving 6,000 miles away from home has all sorts of unforseen challenges. Functionally, the biggest by far was electricity
I’ve been hunting for more hacks and ideas to archive here on Adaptation House, and here’s another great one taken (with permission of course) from Trailing Houses. Waterproof seats!
When we lived in Virginia, M made several comments about having a “man cave”. Our home was tiny, and it’s not like I was buying floral tablecloths, but he did have a point. I kind of felt bad about it. This time around, I’m making a conscious effort to incorporate masculine elements and more of his likes into our main spaces. Here’s my favorite […]
The Holidays are almost here! With the maddening pouch rules for shipping and the insanely little amount of storage space (I know I’m not alone here), I’ve been trying not to go postal with Christmas decorations.