A 'Shoe-in' for Creativity in Brooklyn

It’s no surprise that Isobel Schofield, the creative mind behind Bryr clogs, lives in an apartment as magical as her handmade shoes. Located in the quiet area of Cobble Hill, Brookyln, Schofield’s 750-square-foot joint apartment and workplace shows off her commitment to handmade details. An eclectic mix of budget-friendly furnishings, DIY projects and a miniature …


10 Cleverly Crafty Ways to Refashion a Door

If your doors that are dull have got you down, do not worry. is full of fabulous ideas for great statement doorways. Some of these ideas may call for a long-term savings account, while some require only a quick trip to the home improvement store and a few hours of a semicrafty homeowner’s time. Listed …


Here Is (Not) Considering Loo, Kid: 12 Toilet Privacy Options

I’d like to believe that I have a close family: husband, three children, 1 dog — and we are constantly together. But, there is 1 thing I would rather not share … yup, the bathroom. I know that it’s TMI (too much information), but can we please talk about bathroom timing? I need to be …


Flame Stitch Patterns Fire Up Home Design

“Everything old is new again” feels especially apt regarding the resurgence of flame stitch designs. This centuries-old crochet pattern has recently returned for a playful but classy look in home interiors. Furniture, background as well as trays are utilizing it, bringing life and whimsy to insides. Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.. A succinct history of the …


10 Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper

The wake of Christmas morning frequently entails a spoonful of half-eaten candy canes, sticky marshmallow Santas, gifts piled up on the coffee table and, of course, endless piles of gift wrap. Instead of tossing all that wrapping paper into the garbage or trying to fold it into a huge box for next year, contemplating placing …


Danish Style Done Right

Scandinavian style is all the rage at the moment: those cool, crisp interiors full of simple wooden furniture, monochromatic colors along with the odd splash of muted color. However, what many of us think of as the classic Scandinavian inside is in fact Danish. Danish style is very structured and almost architectural in its own …


To Light a Kitchen for Elderly Eyes and Better Beauty

As we age, the lens of the eye becomes less elastic, and our lighting requirements change. The ability to focus on close objects decreases, which explains why lots of people need reading glasses as they get older. The lens of the eye also becomes denser and yellower, decreasing the transmission of light, so that more …