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 […]
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:
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,
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.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the art collecting habits of FS members and their families. Many of my new friends have some amazing art on their walls
Nope, it’s not clock-changing time yet – but winter quickly brightened today when I saw the Pantone color forecast for Spring 2015