5 DECOR PIECES FROM TARGET TO SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE

Oh, Target –– or as some so fondly say with their noses turned upward, oh, Targét. In reality, Target is kind of like a mecca for all of humankind. A safe place. It’s what I imagine Judy Garland was thinking of when she longed for “somewhere over the rainbow.” An answer to John Lennon’s “Imagine,” where people of all styles, budgets, and backgrounds are living life in peace…. 5 DECOR PIECES FROM TARGET TO SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE

DC ARCHITECTURE SPOTLIGHT: KUBE

Artists are spunky. No two are the same, and that’s the way it should be. Due to distinct personalities and interpretations of the world around them, artists often take on seemingly similar projects and come up with ending results that are, far and wide, on opposite ends of the spectrum. As a mode of art, architecture is the same way. Each architecture firm has their own style, their own portfolio – their own spin on the way four walls come together and put a roof over our heads. DC’s architects are no different, and that’s why this series is so fun. Today’s post will feature KUBE Architecture, a modern architecture studio based in the District. DC ARCHITECTURE SPOTLIGHT: KUBE

NO GREEN THUMB REQUIRED: 5 HOUSEPLANTS YOU CAN KEEP ALIVE

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Proud or not, I’d describe myself as a trend follower. As soon as mid-century home décor items found their way onto the pages of leading brands and influencers, I found myself slowly gravitating toward modern furniture, vivid colors, and clean lines. When macramé hangings became a thing, I blindly followed without ever thinking to myself if stringy art was actually something I was into. There’s one thing though, that as trends come and go, is always a mainstay in my home –– greenery. Whether it’s a drab day in winter when I can no longer remember how the sun feels beaming upon my skin, or in the middle of summer with the light rays hitting the leaves just right, I’d go so as far to say that there are few things that can perk up a room more successfully than a good old fashioned house plant. I’ve never owned a pet, but I’m a proud plant mom, through and through. NO GREEN THUMB REQUIRED: 5 HOUSEPLANTS YOU CAN KEEP ALIVE

A MODERN MATTRESS COMPANY ON A MISSION: LEESA

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The question of whether somebody is homeless or not is actually more complex than what first meets the eye. In other words, there’s more to a home then a roof over your head. For instance, someone might not technically be “homeless,” but they could be lacking the general comforts that most people take for granted. They might be missing the things that make a house a home – blankets to keep warm, a soft place to lay their head, food for their bellies, dishes piled in the sink… A MODERN MATTRESS COMPANY ON A MISSION: LEESA

CARPETED WALLS AND MIRRORED CEILINGS: THE WACKIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA IS FOR SALE, FULLY FURNISHED

The house of your dreams is here.  All those years you spent cultivating your pristine credit rating and saving up for a down payment are about to pay off, but not in the form of a Logan Circle condo or a Bloomingdale rowhome.  No, the house of your dreams is called Lion Gate Estate, it’s in Highland Park, Michigan, and it was built by a former designer of automobiles.  Oh, and did I mention that it comes fully furnished? CARPETED WALLS AND MIRRORED CEILINGS: THE WACKIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA IS FOR SALE, FULLY FURNISHED

THIS SOCIALIST WW2 REFUGEE IS THE REASON YOU BUY TOO MUCH STUFF AT WHOLE FOODS

After Victor Gruen fled war-torn Europe in 1938, he landed in New York with eight dollars in his pocket.  Within 15 years, he’d completely reinvented American commerce.  How?  He not only invented the mall, he pioneered the whole suite of psychological tricks that retailers use to trick you into browsing and buying more.  Next time you go to Whole Foods for a half gallon of milk and end up spending eighty dollars on cheese and sparkling grape juice, blame Victor Gruen. THIS SOCIALIST WW2 REFUGEE IS THE REASON YOU BUY TOO MUCH STUFF AT WHOLE FOODS