The Way to Stop a Foreclosure by Selling

In the event that you're falling behind in your mortgage payments and you worry that you might lose your home to foreclosure, and you do have a choice: You may attempt to sell your home before your creditor begins foreclosure proceedings. Because you need to sell your home fast for this to happen, you might…

Kitchen of the Week: A D.C. Row House Honors Tradition

Intent on maintaining the original design of their 20th-century row house, this Washington, D.C, bunch forfeited a more modern kitchen design for convention’s sake. Rather than open the kitchen to the adjoining dining area, they maintained the galley-style kitchen and eat-in booth in the back of the house and replaced with the cabinetry, finishes and…

Designing for Pleasure: Movement's Beauty

Though we might forget where we have left the car keys if our best friend’s birthday is our bodies have not forgotten the sorts of places our ancestors enjoyed in the beginning of our species’ existence on the savannah. All these place-based memories are readily available to us now as we look our homes. As…

15 Intriguing Homes Perched Above the Earth

In the earliest times, humans have often chosen to reside in structures above the ground — whether ihigh above in trees, from cliff-face caves, in rock towers or on stilts above the water. Back then the decisions were made for practical reasons: convenience, economy, isolation and protection from floods, marauding armies or wild animals. As…

Give the Vintage Globe Trend a New Spin

I have been looking at trends (such as classic typewriters and suitcases) that were sweeping design blogs once I began at many years before, calculating their tipping points and how designers’re freshening them up after their ubiquity. Globe collections also have hit their peak, but are they over? The fad: Collectors really like to group…