We love these photographs by Todd McLellan [via 2 or 3] Taking things apart can be intimidating, but there is nothing more satisfying than learning to make repairs, oneself, or feeling that you understand how your tools work. This gets harder for the layperson, as digital technology involves things not-apparent to the naked eye. But […]


Shelter Books

Home design books are addictive. What are your favorites? Some old/new titles: Here’s a great collection of house books of the ’70s and early ’80s

Design & Valentine’s Day

If you’re stuck in that chocolate-in-a-heart-shaped-box rut, why not branch out into something more kinetic: a bicycle built for two. If you’re sweetie’s not the active type, you can cuddle up in this:


Mary Lee Bendolph, Work-clothes Quilt, 2002, denim and cotton, 97 x 88 inches. Collections of Tinwood Alliance. Photo above: Blocks & Strips Quilt by Mary Lee Bendolph, 2002 Gee’s Bend is a small rural community nestled into a curve in the Alabama River southwest of Selma, Alabama. Founded in ante-bellum times, it was the site […]

TRAVEL: the wheels on the bus

I had to share this with you, in case you missed it [via Apartment Therapy]. [images] “I was in no way looking to purchase a double-decker bus, but I had been considering ways to create my own unique environment for years,” -Crystal Thomas, who bought a double-decker bus, to convert into a guest cottage. Here’s […]