I'm not anti-Kondo, but you can put me down as a firm skeptic. Your possessions aren't just things, they're your things. And if you remove yourself from the picture, the stuff you surround yourself with tells a story about you. It is a physical autobiography you write by living. Which is why I love estate sales.
I lived with two maximalist sisters who loved being alive and taught me how to be happy.
Inside school bus homes, one of the fastest-growing subsets of the van life community.
Celebrating the Eero Saarinen icon and the nation's newest national park.
The fabric is a tactile oasis in a world of visual distraction.
Homeownership in the age of the Instagram "travel influencer."
Moving to New Orleans from New York in my 40s was less about making mistakes I could learn from and more about making choices I believed in.
From Uber's fatal crash to Waymo's driverless taxies to very slow buses — autonomous vehicles still have a long way to go.
We need to design homes for our lives, not our stuff.
As sea levels rise, can Louisiana's coastline be saved with engineering?
Hay, the Danish mid-range manufacturer of furniture, housewares and accessories, is expanding in the United States.
Why we're obsessed with stairways to nowhere.
"Haunted" houses present a very real challenge for realtors.
They're the two most populous states, with GDPs that place their economies in the ranks of global superpowers. Seeing the two states in opposition misses the point: What's happening in Texas and California is really the story of what is happening in America.
Since its inception as an agricultural boomtown, Gilroy, California, has been known as the "garlic capital of the world" — and town leaders want it to stay that way.
From rethinking resiliency to strengthening infrastructure and building codes, there's considerable work to be done.
Can you build a neighborhood out of money? It's a defining question in America's fastest-growing cities. When a major residential project rises, who suffers? When a tax incentive is granted, who benefits?
In 2018 Tricorn Black, a deep saturated ebony that is perennially one of the company's most popular blacks, is the 12th most popular paint sold by Sherwin-Williams in the US, up from the 33rd spot in 2017.
More women in the US live alone than ever before, but our conversation about solo-living women has a long history.
If you're out in a city, it rarely takes more than a minute before terrazzo — marble chips in concrete — shows up on a shop floor, on the stairs leading down to the subway or in an office building.