As you might have noticed, we're obsessed with the Dot Coat Hooks from Scandinavian design house Muuto. A few days ago, while walking the aisles of my hardware store, I came across a similar-looking raw wood knob and made a command decision to try them out in my kitchen as cabinet pulls. Here are the results (what do you think?).
Until recently, you couldn't find an American-made wooden clothespin (the last manufacturer in the country closed down in 2002). But several small producers are now making sturdy, handsome hardwood clothespins designed to last a lifetime.
Our friend Timothy Dahl of online design magazine Charles & Hudson is a DIY demon. One of his greatest triumphs was the transformation of a dingy utility room into a dazzling white laundry space, finished just in time for the arrival he and his wife's first child. Read on to hear how Dahl pulled it together and learn how to create a similar look.
There's no denying that remodeling can be a time-consuming and expensive process. But you'd be surprised by how easy it is to refresh a room with just a few simple tweaks—using materials and furnishings that you already own.
Looking for space-saving solutions? London stylist and writer Sara Emslie can relate. After pulling together her own tiny house—and years of gathering inspiration on the job—she produced "Beautifully Small: Clever Ideas for Compact Spaces." Here's a first look at the book, which comes out at the end of the month.
Not long ago we presented artist and blogger Abbey Hendrickson's Upstate New York kitchen that she overhauled for under $500. Her transformed dining room cost even less than that—and the results are equally impressive.