The Container Store Is Having a Sale of Their Most Popular Products

No matter how old I get, I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow the feeling that August is the season for back-to-school shopping (even though I graduated years ago and have no plans to return). Unfortunately, since I’m not a student anymore, all that back-to-school hubbub isn’t really for me—which means it can be hard to […]

24 Back-to-School Supplies I Want to Buy Right Now (Even Though I’m Not a Student)

When it comes to school supplies, there is a universal truth: they are the single most exciting thing about going back to school. Sure, picking out that first-day outfit (in sixth grade: green Converse high-tops, jean skirt, and a sassy t-shirt from dELiA*s) was fun, but the real thrill of leveling up a grade began […]

Gift Wrapping 101: How to Wrap a Box with Invisible Seams

I might have mentioned this once or several dozen times over the past few weeks of working our holiday pop-up, but I used to gift wrap as my job. I started out at a fancy menswear store, eventually graduating to an art gallery/home furnishings store—both of which were excruciatingly fun experiences. (Please hold autograph requests […]

The Best Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses Is Also the Simplest

Once, a very long time ago, I bought lens wipes. The smallest available size for order was a two-pack, containing hundreds and hundreds of individually wrapped wipes. For months after they arrived, I’d diligently restock my glasses cases, pocketbook, and gym bag every couple of days. For a time, they were my superpower. My glasses […]

The Best Ways to Make a Burnt Pan Look New Again

Last week, my mom sent me this photo. A kitchen nightmare Photo by Camryn Rabideau “Lovely start to my day,” she wrote. “Ruined my favorite pan and burned the porch.” Oops. Turns out she was trying to make hummingbird food—that’s essentially sugar water—and got distracted. In just a few minutes, she smelled burning and, well, […]

My Mom Says You’re Taking Care of Your Indoor Plants All Wrong

I call my mom’s house the “plant hospital.” Like many millennials, I love nothing more than a trendy houseplant—yes, I’m looking at you, fiddle leaf fig trees. However, I often get in over my head, purchasing hard-to-look-after plants that quickly decline into critical condition under my care. On the brink of death, these poor plants […]

8 Furniture Brands You Should Know About—& Why

You may have noticed that direct-to-consumer brands, aka those that sell their products straight to the customer and cut out the middleman, have been shaking up the home decor space. From Casper mattresses to Parachute sheets to Clare paint, these companies have been wildly popular with millennial shoppers by highlighting authenticity and artisanship. In the […]

These Handcrafted Kitchen Tools Are Worthy of the White House

Lamson has been around for a long time. It was founded nearly two centuries ago, in 1837, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. That makes it the oldest cutlery manufacturer in the United States, and surprisingly, little has changed since its inception. While precision machinery can now render a perfectly finished steel tool, Lamson products are still […]