- March 8, 2004
- Needle Work
If your winter feel-better routine has run out of juice, let a needle-wielding grad student at the Pacific College Acupuncture Center recharge your Chi, or natural energy, by giving it a little poke.
- June 7, 2004
- Brush Up
Unless you’re actually trying to look like Twisted Sister, that plastic Duane Reade brush has to go. The gold standard is the British Mason Pearson brush.
- July 19, 2004
- Square Deal
Set yourself apart from the knitting crowd with Felissimo Design House’s Hawaiian Quilt project.
- August 18, 2003
- Bright Idea
Light up your living room and maybe even bring yourself some good luck with these cute little lamps, shaped like large Chinese take-out containers, complete with removable chopsticks.
- April 12, 2004
- Steeling Beauty
Even people who use the stove as sweater storage space should have a nice set of pots and pans.
- November 17, 2003
- Built to Spill
Cleaning up after a big party reveals the havoc that beer cans and wineglasses can wreak on your furniture—and while using your parents’ old Barry Manilow’s Greatest Hits CD set for coasters may seem like a good idea, it’s surely not going to win you points in the décor department.
- November 22, 2003
- Book Notes
You already dress in black; why not make one concession to brightness and ditch your drab Moleskine journal for an Ex Libris Anonymous book?
- October 13, 2003
- Cubic Feat
Remember when ottomans were as frumpy as footstools? No more: The surge in minimalist, boutique-hotel style for the home has made them indispensable. These faux-leather and -suede footrests are as stylish as they are affordable (similar pieces at Soho boutiques cost upwards of $200).
- September 15, 2003
- Electric Cords
It’s a fact of lifecorduroys just feel better after going through the wash many, many times, turning so thin and lusciously soft that you have to remind yourself not to wear them again.
- February 2, 2004
- Have a Seat
“Design classic” is an overworked phrase, but it’s just right for the Emeco Model 1006.