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  • Trending on Remodelista: How to Style a Cozy Nook

    The weather here on the East Coast hasn’t quite dipped into sweater temperatures yet, but our Remodelista editors are already thinking of indoor pursuits—like curling up in a cozy nook with a hot cup of tea and a page-turner. Here’s what you need to create your own reading/dreaming/napping spot. 1. A Window for Daydreaming 2.

  • Object of Desire: Architect-Designed Bronze Wind Bells from Cosanti

    I recently wrote about LA-based architect Takashi Yanai’s brilliantly compact and appealingly spartan bungalow, featured in the new book Creative Spaces. He’s a master at subtracting, at whittling down a home to its essentials—both in terms of design and possessions—so that what’s left feels incredibly meaningful. To wit, one of the only objects in his

  • Going Over to Gravel: Designer and Author Carolyn Dunster’s Lawn-Free Garden

    While many of us strive to perfect our lawns, for others turf can be a serious turn-off. When Carolyn Dunster, the north London-based author behind the book , realized that her son was old enough to play football at the local park rather than in the family garden, she took her chance and stripped away

  • Goldenrods: Fireworks in the Fall

    Goldenrods burst into sunny bloom as the days grow shorter, saving their fireworks for the season when asters and jewelweed grow riotously here in the Northeast. There are many dozens of species within the genus Solidago, which includes plants that bloom in conditions ranging from full sun on sandy and salty shorelines, to shaded and

  • Hardscaping 101: Rain Gardens

    As soon as it starts raining, I can’t help but think of all the ways I should be saving this precious resource. My son always suggests we catch the water by putting out a bunch of buckets, and I politely tell him that while that is a solution, there are more effective ways to use

  • 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Scandinavia

    In the northernmost parts of Scandinavia the growing season is 60 days long. The rest of the year is basically a prelude to or a recovery from winter. This is all you need to know to understand the local impulse to spend every possible moment living outdoors, wallowing in nature. A picnic table, outdoor tub, and

  • Trending on Remodelista: 5 Secrets to an Organized Kitchen

    September isn’t just back-to-school season; it’s also back-indoors time to focus on some domestic chores. First up: Ready your kitchen for all the holiday cooking and lunchbox-packing you’ll be doing in the coming months. Here’s how to get it organized: 1. Go minimalist. 2. Think like a shopkeeper. 3. Clean out your pantry. 4. Get

  • What to Do in the Garden in September

    When September rolls around, sadness that summer is over mixes with happiness that life can slow down just a bit—even for a month—as kids return to school and before the holiday season kicks in. Out in the garden, plants heave a sigh of relief from summer’s intense sun and visibly show signs of wear and

  • Japanese Maples: 5 Favorite Trees to Grow

    Japanese maples are equally as enchanting with or without their leaves and may be the perfect ornamental tree to grow. The hardest part of putting a Japanese maple (its Latin name is Acer palmatum) into your garden is choosing among the hundreds of varieties. Available in a range of sizes from diminutive (suitable for balcony pots) to

  • Gardening 101: Kale

    Kale (Brassica oleracea): “Faddy for a Reason” While it’s easy to roll your eyes at the fad of kale–the foodie darling, nutritionist’s dream, hipster-approved fad–I have a feeling that kale will become the little black dress of food. It’s a kitchen classic. Like black in fashion, kale has been around for a long time. Two