Instant Expert: Why Every Kitchen Needs a Mortar and Pestle

They might look archaic (and within reason — people have been using them for 5,000 years), but a mortar and pestle are a super useful and age-old kitchen tool that will elevate the way you cook. Why? These seemingly simple tools are the key to big flavor. Not to mention they have a... read more

DIY This Body Scrub to Get Rid of Winter Skin

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To help rid ourselves of course winter skin, we recently had a delightful body scrub at Haven Spa in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan. One of their spring favorites is their Rose Body Scrub which, honestly, smells like fresh roses, not that nose-tickling artificial scent. How do they get it to smell so good?...

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When It Comes to Household Chores, Think Newton’s Law

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Want to have more and better sex? No seriously, this isn’t a cheap ploy to get your attention, do you? Well, apparently there’s a trick to getting both, and it’s as simple as splitting up household chores. According to a recent study that culled data culled from a 2006 marriage and relationship survey,... read more

3 Quick Makeover Tips to Revive Your Boring Sofa

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For those of you feeling downcast over a sofa that has grown worn out and lackluster over time—we're here to help. We understand the pangs of seeing a horribly blah sofa every day, and feeling like there's not much you can do about it. The good news is that it's totally easy to bring an old sofa back to... read more

Classic Vegetable Soup Recipe for Earth Day

Loaded with plenty of fresh, colorful veggies, this tomato-based soup is just what your Earth Day meal ordered. What You'll Need: (Serves 6) 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, sliced 1 zucchini, chopped 1 large potato, chopped 1... read more

DIY a Quick & Crafty Succulent Place Setting

With outdoor entertaining season upon us, we thought, what better way than succulent place card holders. Here's a quick little DIY to give your table a desert vibe. What You'll Need: Wire Needle nose pliers Cardstock Pen or letter stamps Succulents in terra cotta pots Step 1: Snip off sections of wire,... read more

12 Home Goods That Are Eco + Chic

We’re all about keeping the Earth a happy place to live but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. In fact, we prefer the artisan, hand-made organic finds that stand the test of time. Here are twelve products that we think you absolutely need for your home.

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Pom Perfect

Using 4,000 year-old traditions, Indian artist, Injiri's hand-woven strip and pom-pom tassel throw pillow is the perfect modern-global home accent.

SHOP NOW: Offset stripe Khadi pillow, $135, Injiri,


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Common Ingredient Substitutions That Will Save You in a Pinch

How many times have you started to cook or bake and realized you were missing a key ingredient, like milk or eggs? If you're anything like us, probably a lot (oops). Instead of throwing in the towel and your culinary adventures on the back burner, just take a look at this... read more

10 of the Chicest Gardening Tools We’ve Ever Seen

Whether you’re in the backyard at the first sign of spring, or you’re simply maintaining the window boxes that the last tenant left behind, we’ve found the chicest tools for any gardening job.
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Take a Shine

This lovely mister will keep you and your houseplants happy.

SHOP NOW: Brass plant mister, $36,


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This Video Explains What Your Upstairs Neighbors Are Actually Doing

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Ever wonder what the heck is going on in the apartment above you? We now have a hilarious confirmation that it’s exactly what we assumed! In a new parody video that’s gone viral, a couple explains what being an upstairs neighbor means to them. “It means we make sound,” the man says. (Truer words have... read more
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