Архив автора: Melissa Massello

25 Years Later: Martha Proves Why She’s the OG Fixer Upper In This Renovation Series

Long before Chip and Joanna were fixing up the worst house in the best neighborhood in Waco and documenting one «modern farmhouse» renovation at a time, Martha was painstakingly restoring an actual 19th century farmhouse in Connecticut and documenting the process step by step. (далее…)

Is Richmond the New Austin? 5 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving Now

While the list of «best cities for millennials» seems like as fast-moving a target as nailing down the latest Pinterest trend, the generation marked by a constant and elusive pursuit of the American Dream is no doubt still on the move, still searching for that perfect place to set down roots and make it all work. (далее…)

Are Target Stores the Next Must-Have Apartment Amenity?

In the burgeoning world of urban tiny condo towers being developed for millennials, the list of attractive amenities seems endless — and in Minneapolis, hometown of Target Corp., one developer group is banking that a «small format Target» store on the ground level is the next big hipster hook. And they’re opening nearly 30 more similar stores in 2017—maybe near you. (далее…)

How To Stay Period Drama Pumped Until the Downton Abbey Movie Debuts in 2018

If you started to feel a little off-kilter in a world lacking decorum and (period) drama since Downton Abbey wrapped its series after six illustrious seasons, fear not: a Downton movie is officially in the works, helmed by beloved series visionary Julian Fellowes and with at least 20 returning cast members. (далее…)

Golden Girl Rue McClanahan’s Former Encino Home Is Listed for $5.5M — House of the Day

If there’s a person out there who hasn’t fantasized about a slumber party with the Golden Girls’ Blanche Devereaux, we’ve yet to meet them. Now’s your chance to channel the famous Southern belle — the former home of actress Rue McClanahan is now on the market. (далее…)

IKEA’s Flat Pack Shelter Gets a Redesign Amid Fire Concerns

Better Shelter, the award-winning refugee shelter design concept created as a partnership between the not-for-profit IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), has announced a late 2017 redesign. It will address real-world «beta testing» feedback from displaced persons living in their flat-pack shelters in refugee camps, as well as from humanitarian aid experts and European countries seeking to provide refugees safe haven by building Better Shelters within their borders — along with meeting stricter fire codes. (далее…)

Why Cursive is Making a Comeback

Is the key to reversing the decline of our democracy held not in our hands, but in our handwriting? Inspired by the last election, some lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have banded together to bring back good, old-fashioned cursive — for the common good. (далее…)

Collectible IKEA: Some Vintage Pieces Are Auctioning for Up to $50,000

When one thinks of IKEA, the questions of «collectible» and «resale value» aren’t generally ones that come to mind. More like, «Will this last?» But IKEA pieces dating back to catalogs as early as 1944 (yes, our stylist friends were just as shocked as you are RN) all of a sudden are generating major buzz on the auction and estate sale market. (далее…)

Monet’s Giverny Kitchen is a Work of Art

Apparently the master painter known for his Impressionist artistry also left quite an impression on his guests at Giverny, where the visual impact of the indoor entertaining spaces at Monet’s home of 43 years rivaled those famous gardens. (далее…)

Color Experts Answer 2,000 Question AMA About How Paints Get Their Names

At this point, we might all assume that we’re picking the same paint colors because Pinterest or Pantone trends told us to, but a Reddit AMA about «How Paint Colors Get Their Names» with two veteran paint color experts had some surprising takeaways about why we actually choose the colors we do. (далее…)

PSA: Your Old VHS Tapes Are Degrading Right Now

While the nostalgic look of vintage videotapes is turning up on everything from Instagram filters to entire digital video apps providing clips with the «camcorder treatment,» experts warn the reel deal is disintegrating forever in basements and attics everywhere, and right now. (далее…)

The Shift in Thrift: Goodwill Steps Up to Compete with For-Profit Resale Shops

Good news, tag-popping shoppers: the thrill of the bargain hunt has officially become a massive moneymaker in the post-post-recession era, with e-commerce websites, peer-to-peer apps, and for-profit brick and mortar retailers all competing with charity shops to innovate resale shopping. (далее…)

How Amazon’s Ever-Expanding Private Label Empire Is Taking Over The Internet

If you thought Amazon was already a big enough part of your life, hang onto your hats: retail trend experts like «Queen of the Internet» Mary Meeker just released new findings that show Amazon’s ever-expanding private label empire is poised to infiltrate our every consumer need. (далее…)

For Some Seniors, Tiny Houses Are The New RV

Picture this: a caravan of gypsy Grannies and Gramps cruising down Route 66, watering the planter boxes and waving from windows at passersby as they roam cross-country. A scene that may seem downright Lynchian could soon be very real as more and more retirees opt for tiny homes. (далее…)

These Flat Pack Building Blocks Are LEGO Meets Origami

Move over LEGO, there’s a new kid in town—and she wants to expand your mind to new limits of imaginative play and thinking. A groovy design inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes of the 1970s, Troxes are triangular, interlocking, flat-pack building bricks made from Plike, a soft-touch paper that almost feels like plastic. (далее…)

Where to Get the Best Bang for Your Real Estate Bucks in America Right Now

You might think we’ve become slightly obsessed with the affordability of living in America right now — and you would be right. When the top three most expensive cities in the world for renters are all in the U.S., well… Houston, we have a problem (because even Houston has its pricey listings). (далее…)