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February 2019

Found 13 blog entries for February 2019.

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Simply put, Frank Owen Gehry is one of the most important architects of our time. Born in Canada on February 28, 1929, Gehry’s family immigrated to Los Angeles in 1947. Gehry received an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Southern California before obtaining a graduate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1957.

After working for various architectural firms, Gehry established his own firm in 1962. Since then, he’s been making a unique stamp on the history of American architecture. His designs are often thought of as a reaction to the formulaic Modernist buildings he grew up with. Beginning early in his career, Gehry experimented with equally unique and quirky structures that

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On the cusp of spring each year, Mardi Gras celebrations take place around the world, with the most famous festivities happening in Brazil, Venice, and, of course, New Orleans. The age-old tradition, dating back thousands of years, was established as a pagan celebration of fertility and the coming of spring.

Mardi is the French word for Tuesday and gras means fat, hence the name Fat Tuesday, which takes place the day before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday was established as a sort of indulgent day where those who practice Lent binge on all kinds of delicious, fatty foods before the 40-day Lent fast to come. The tradition of indulgence has remained strong, with today’s Mardi Gras celebrations being packed with good food,

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Anyone who’s moved into an empty home knows that outfitting it with thoughtful and inviting style is no easy feat. Even if you have a pretty strong idea about your aesthetic, there are so many factors to consider. From finding the proper scales and arrangements to choosing cohesive hues and accents, designing and executing an interior that reflects you and your style sensibility can feel mighty tough.

Fortunately, technology has your back. The following apps are designed to help you envision, organize, and execute your interior to perfection and they couldn’t be easier to use.


Houzz Interior Design App Review

Houzz is a mecca for all things interior design. It boasts more than 16 million high-res images of interiors for all of your inspiration

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If you’re lucky enough to live in a farmhouse-style home, then we don’t need to tell you how lovely they are. The natural, homespun charm of this aesthetic is unparalleled, and it deserves an interior to match. But for a lot of us, the idea of decorating a home, with the endless hues, furnishings, and decor to consider, can feel pretty overwhelming.

The beauty of decorating with a particular architectural style in mind, such as farmhouse, is that it automatically gives you a point of reference to build from. Rather than start with a completely blank slate, you have the benefit of decor and furnishing options that are distinct to this particular style.

If you’re looking to start your farmhouse decorating journey, or

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What’s better than a good meal? A good meal with your four-legged family member by your side. Few feelings rival that of sitting down to a delicious lunch or dinner while your pet is at your feet enjoying the sights, eating snacks, and people-watching. However, not all restaurants agree that a meal should be shared with your pet. Fortunately, a good many of them do.

In honor of National Love Your Pet Day (2/20), we'd like to share some of our favorite pet-friendly eateries from San Diego to Miami. The following restaurants not only offer a delectable menu, but they welcome and encourage your furry friend to sit down and enjoy it with you.

Long Beach

The Attic

The Attic Long Beach Pet Friendly Restaurant

This Long Beach gem is nestled into a 1920s

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It’s no secret that we’re major interior enthusiasts—we strongly believe that the way you outfit your home has a significant impact on how creative, productive, and happy you feel each day. But your home’s interior shouldn’t get all of the love. Your porch (or your balcony, if you’re a high-rise dweller) is full of happy-making style potential. And outdoor living spaces tend to be much easier and less expensive to pack with style than an interior.

If you’re looking for ways to make the most of your outdoor space, check out these ultra-inspiring porches, decks, and balconies on Instagram.


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Interior designer Julie Hillman studied design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Upon graduating, she worked as a fashion designer for 10 years before moving into the world of interior design. Hillman told Architectural Digest that “working for 10 years as a ready-to-wear designer gave me a deep understanding of textiles, which has been invaluable.”

In 2000, Hillman founded her own interior design company, Julie Hillman Design, and has since been outfitting high-end residential homes in New York City, the Hamptons, and beyond with her uniquely modern-eclectic design sensibility.

Hillman mixes collected antiques and vintage treasures with modern elements to create dynamic designs that feel equally fresh and

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Unsurprisingly, Cape Cod-style homes were founded in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the 17th century. They were originally built by the Puritan colonists with practicality in mind, using regional materials that were well-suited for the climate. The colonists modeled these early houses after the half-timbered homes of their native England, keeping them simple, unadorned, and durable enough to withstand cold New England winters.

While Cape Cod architecture has evolved quite a bit over the decades, the early versions were typically very modest, often just one room deep, with low, one-story structures, flat facades, and clapboard or shingle siding. Today, you’ll find Cape Cod homes of every size, from simple and practical to grand

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Formerly mostly focused on trendy clothes, Urban Outfitters has really been stepping its game up in the home decor and furnishings department. In fact, if you head to their website you’ll see that the tab that used to say “apartment” now says “home,” signifying that the retailer is ready to take its home offerings more seriously and has five new furniture collections to prove it.

The collections each have their own distinct style, from masculine and industrial to whimsical and bohemian, so there’s something for any aesthetic. Plus, the prices tend to run a bit lower than higher-end home retailers, so it’s a great place to start if you’re looking to update your home while saving a few bucks.

The retailer is expected to roll out more pieces in each

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Growing up in rural Massachusetts, Charles de Lisle spent many days exploring the factories near his father’s woodworking shop, collecting industrial scraps and pondering the sorts of things he could make with them. With an interest in being a maker of some kind, de Lisle pursued a graphic design education at the Hartford Art School while tinkering with his side passion for ceramics and welding. His welding experiments resulted in his fabricating a lamp that would become his big break into interior design. After several boutique owners and hoteliers across the United States bought his lamp, he landed a job with an interior design firm in New York City.

De Lisle honed his interior chops at the

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