THERE’S AN AIRBNB FOR ARCHITECT NERDS, AND THE LISTINGS ARE INCREDIBLE

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If you look through the listings on Airbnb and think, “these are nice, but they aren’t quite enough black turtleneck-ish,” then I have the site for you.  It’s called Plans Matter, and it’s an Airbnb-type short-term rental site, only all the homes for rent have been vetted by real life fancy architects.  That means you could stay in a genuine Frank Lloyd Wright house for a couple hundred bucks a night, take a ton of photos of yourself lounging around the priceless home, and then use them forever in all your online dating profiles.  (When your confused date sees your basement apartment for the first time, you can be like, “oh, this is just a place I rent to keep me humble.”) THERE’S AN AIRBNB FOR ARCHITECT NERDS, AND THE LISTINGS ARE INCREDIBLE

THIS SELF-CLEANING HOUSE SHOULD’VE BEEN MORE POPULAR THAN THE IPHONE – SO WHY WASN’T IT?

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Photo courtesy: The New York Times

I hate cleaning my house, so I just don’t do it.  That sometimes leads to situations like the time I began sorting through a pile of sweaters on the floor of my bedroom and uncovered a writhing nest of silverfish.  Still, I refuse to clean.  Imagine my surprise when I recently learned there’s a decades-old solution to my problem that no one told me about. THIS SELF-CLEANING HOUSE SHOULD’VE BEEN MORE POPULAR THAN THE IPHONE – SO WHY WASN’T IT?

HELLO, GARDENING SEASON: GARDENING STORES AROUND THE DISTRICT

The sun’s been out, the grass is greener, and there have even been a few storms rolling through. Summer, following spring, is a season for growth. A season where you can see the fruits of your labor (quite literally) come through in home-grown gardens featuring everything from herbs to fruits to veggies to flowers that are just down-right easy on the eyes. Not to mention the indoor potential with all that sunlight — succulents, air plants, and more…oh my! HELLO, GARDENING SEASON: GARDENING STORES AROUND THE DISTRICT

NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WALLPAPER: WHERE TO BUY TODAY’S TRENDS

Everything that was fashionable once will be fashionable again, right? That’s the theory – and there are few exceptions. If you need proof, see wide leg cropped pants (hey seventies, we missed you!), crimped hair that I was never ready to let go of when in came and went in the nineties, thick eyebrows, and more that are blazing the trail back into style from their hiding place in trend’s past. While there are no shoulder pads to dodge in home décor style, the here today, gone tomorrow, back again later life-cycle of fashion still holds up. So what’s the latest comeback story? Wallpaper. NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WALLPAPER: WHERE TO BUY TODAY’S TRENDS

TRANSFORM YOUR LIVING SPACE FROM BORING TO DAZZLING WITH A GALLERY WALL

Whether you’ve lived in your home for many years or you just moved in last weekend, you may struggle with decorating. You might wonder why the homes you see in magazines and online always look so beautiful while yours seems to look blah or humdrum.

The truth is, there is no one big secret to making a home beautiful, but there are lot of little ones. One of these is to turn an ordinary wall in your home into a gallery wall. TRANSFORM YOUR LIVING SPACE FROM BORING TO DAZZLING WITH A GALLERY WALL

THIS IS EITHER THE GREATEST HOUSE EVER, OR THE WORST, AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHICH

Do you think minimalism is a plague on humanity?  Do you really, really like the last third of “Goodfellas,” when everyone’s paranoid and wearing totally bonkers asymmetrical shoulder-padded Eighties outfits?  Do you look at the ceiling murals and gold trim of Rococo style design (i.e. the style of the President’s penthouse in Trump Tower) and think, “eh, too subtle, I prefer something with a bit more pizzazz”? THIS IS EITHER THE GREATEST HOUSE EVER, OR THE WORST, AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHICH