6 Tips for Great Photos in the Digital Age

Creative inspiration to help spice up your Instagram and document your life with style.

Like many millennials, I’m an Instagram junkie. It’s my favorite way to connect with people I care about and living far from many of them, it’s an excellent way for them to feel involved in my life, too. With a camera in our pocket at all times, we can take photos of absolutely everything; we […]

10 Ways You’re Killing Your Plants and How to Stop

Learn how to care for your green babies the right way.

There’s something equal parts calming and motivational about living in a home filled with plants. Vivid leafy greens and bright blossoming buds can reinvigorate any dull space into a dazzling indoor oasis, not to mention, they also filter out toxins in the air and replenish oxygen levels. Plants “breathe life into our daily routine,” says […]

Reconnect with Your Creative Self and Get Happy

Want more joy and playfulness in your life? Start to unleash your childlike creativity.

Four things accompanied me everywhere I went as a little girl: Snowy the threadbare cat, a field guide to garden wildlife, a children’s encyclopedia of science, and the latest copy of Twinkle magazine (yup, I am British). Among the latter’s 20-odd pages of stories about Nurse Nancy who ran a hospital for poorly toys, and […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Six steps—and books—to get started today.

Whether you’re looking to enliven your interior space with beautiful house plants, grow something delicious to eat, or arrange a stunning bouquet, these six gardening books will inspire you to get your hands a little dirty and bring the beauty and sustenance of nature to your home. Sign up to receive inspiring, expert advice on […]

When Instagram Becomes Our Meditation Mat

What if we used our passion for taking photographs as a means for getting to know ourselves, others, and the world around us more deeply?

“It is estimated that one trillion photographs will be taken this year,” says photographer and Zen practitioner, David Ulrich. With high-quality cameras on our phones, digital photography and the advent of platforms such as Flickr and Instagram, we have all become photographers – perhaps taking dozens of photos over a week. But what kind of […]

Portrait Parties: Sparking Creative Expression Through Community

An international community of artists shows us how to create, inspire and connect.

Even with advances in digital photography, capturing a person’s essence with mediums other than a camera is still as treasured an expression as ever, and portrait parties, where artists can come together to draw and paint one another, are becoming increasingly popular.

Family Photos: Tips for Capturing the Magic of the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, you’ll likely be snapping pictures faster than anyone can say “cheese.” But to really capture the moments that you’ll want to frame and keep forever—or to make that killer family card you send out every year—check out some of these “photo recipes” from Me Ra Koh, author of Your Family in Pictures: The Parents’ Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life.

3 Adorable Halloween Craft Projects

Fall is the craftiest time of the year. The vibrant color of the falling leaves, the spicy smell of pumpkin spice, the crisp temperatures – it all combines to make us want to snuggle inside and get crafty. So we've gathered three of our favorite easy craft projects to enjoy on a beautiful fall day.

Living with Pattern: Spark Conversations in Your Home

Pattern is the strongest element in any room. In Living with Pattern, textile and product designer Rebecca Atwood demystifies how to use that element, a design concept that often confounds and confuses, demonstrating how to seamlessly mix and layer prints throughout a house. Oftentimes the living room is the center of your home and where […]

Adult Coloring Books = Stress Relief

Yesterday, I had one of those days. You know the kind: hectic and long, a day that leaves you frazzled and exhausted. When I got home, I pulled out one of my adult coloring books and started coloring. Slowly, slowly, I could feel my whole body slow down and relax. My mind got quiet, that free-floating anxiety settled down a little. I colored my way to calm.