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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
We sat down with lifestyle legend Carolyne Roehm whose latest book, At Home in the Garden, came out this fall, to talk about how gardening and flowers have such an important and positive impact on her life. Nature and the beauty that comes with it (in all seasons!) can bring so much joy to our lives and that really comes […]
"It's changed my life!" my friend told me, explaining how the simple act of writing down what she's grateful for had opened her eyes to all her blessings. She wrote in her gratitude journal before bed, recording everything that happened that filled her with gratitude that day.